A Snack The Kids Will Love!
No, for real! They will eat it! I have a confession to make. I have raised a.....ugh I can't even say it out-loud....a picky eater. There. It's my fault, 100% and I own that. But luckily, what she does pick is usually pretty healthy. She doesn't love a lot of sweets and snacks. Give her some white cheddar puffs and a whole apple, and she's a happy girl!
Top 100 Upcoming Mummy Blog!
Diapers and Dogfood is proud to announce our addition to the list of the Top 100 Upcoming Mummy Blogs on MrKortingscode! Yay! I'd say this counts as INTERNATIONAL FAME! Just kidding. Buy yay!
While I am not 100% on the purpose of this site, or what they actually do (I did my due diligence, seems legit) I am totally psyched to get the recognition. Mommy Bloggin is tough!
So BIG UP to all the Mommy Bloggers out there, who work tirelessly to find the best content, the best images and apps and add-ons and h1 tags and what about your SEO??? Did you enable your SSL??? Ahhh!!
For real though, it's a lot. So for the few (and growing) lucky readers out there, thank you! And for the other Mama Bloggers, keep it up! We need you! Cheers.
Our Spooky Halloween Tree
Last month we painted Our October Tree, and it was so much fun I decided to make it an ongoing art project. While exploring outside, we always notice the colors of the leaves and how they are changing. We love to collect the fallen leaves (in lieu of the flowers that have stopped blooming due to the frigid temps), especially the red and orange ones. So pretty!
Halloween Playlist, For Grown Ups
Halloween brings out the kid in most of us. Well, it brings out the kid in me that's for sure! I love everything Halloween, the sights and smells, the movies and treats. But one thing I don't love is the music of Halloween. Super cheesy, really annoying and not something I want to hear, even just once a year. So, I've compiled my favorite songs that have spooky sounds or ghoulish lyrics. Throw this on the speaker and your party will suck a little less. Here it is, your Grown-Up Halloween Playlist:
This is amazing!
Whether your little monster wants to dress up as a princess or a pirate this Halloween, some Face Paint can complete and customize any costume. What could be better? Enter: Homemade Face Paint, by Sherry at Personal Creations. This stuff is awesome, and super easy. And the best part, you already have everything you need, right in your kitchen cabinets. Yay!
Simple Halloween Treats
It's the most gruesome time of year, full of tricks and more importantly, treats! Around September-ish I suddenly feel the urge to bake. So any opportunity to make something for a special reason is super exciting! For inspiration, I scrolled through my Halloweenie board on Pinterest.
This year, our Kindergartner got to attend her first Halloween Howl at her school, so of course I jumped on the chance to bake some treats to show off.
Festive Fall Tree Painting
So this one is super easy. Easy set up, easy clean up, easy fun! We wanted to make some fall decorations, and one of our favorite elements of fall is the foliage. Watching the leaves turn bright reds and yellows and oranges, and anticipating the day that the first leaf drifts to the ground, so exciting! And the best part, leaf piles!!!
A magical, whimsical garden for tiny friends
Who doesn't love tiny things? Like tiny garden gnomes, tiny watering cans, tiny bird baths, too cute! Over the past few months I've been collecting the makings of a magical, whimsical fairy garden for my daughter to build. I wanted to create the garden, and let her fill it with some enchanting delights. Kind of like a city planner, but with fairies!
My goal was to cultivate her planning skills, and to encourage her to put things in places with purpose. I know, I'm optimistic, but I think she understood the process as a whole. I chose to make a garden with mostly synthetic materials, so it will last a long time. I started with a planter (window box size) made from plastic, so it's easy to clean and not too heavy. Then I filled it with pieces of green wet foam, cut to fit in the planter and fill it up making a semi-level surface on top. You can find wet foam in any craft store in the floral department.
The Many Benefits of Ballet
Every mom of a little girl (or boy) has witnessed the unbelievable adorableness of toddlers adorning tutus and satin slippers, prancing awkwardly around the house in their best efforts to plie`, releve` and jete` like a real ballerina. For us, it started pretty young, our first trip to see The Nutcracker ballet was when our little girl was about 2. And she loved it, who wouldn't? Beautiful costumes, elegant scenery and feats of physical amazement, it's a wonderful story come to life!
Diapers and Dogfood Blog
I'm Jen, mama to the most incredibly adorable pumpkin in the world. Please allow me to share my experiences about life, and running to the store for diapers & dog food. All. The. Time.