Posts Tagged ‘mothers day’

DIY: Hand Painted Wooden Spoons

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Add color to your wooden spoons and other kitchen utensils with this easy and fun DIY tutorial!

DIY: Hand Painted Wooden Spoons with Dots | LiveColorful.com

I found a package of wooden spoons and other kitchen utensils on sale the other day. I was really excited because I needed new ones for the kitchen. I also wanted to paint them just like I did with my old ones a few months before in this tutorial: Color Your Kitchen Utensils.

I love to see all that color everyday, and decorate them is really easy and fun. I also shared a video, that is only in Spanish, but it will give you a better idea of the process and easy steps :) This would be an amazing gift for friends, family or your sweet mommy on mother’s day!

MATERIALS:

  • Wooden spoons or other kitchen utensils
  • Nontoxic acrylic paint (different colors)
  • Tape
  • Brushes and toothpicks
  • Mod podge or any other transparent wood sealer. I used one natural and nontoxic called Bulls Eye Clear Shellac in my other DIY project and it worked great as well.

DIY: Hand Painted Wooden Spoons with Dots | LiveColorful.com

 

STEPS:

1. Apply tape to delineate the area where you want to paint your wooden utensils.

2. Paint them using different colors. You can use a plastic cup and leave the wooden spoons upside down until they get dry.

3. This is optional. Use a toothpick or skewer stick to draw some dots and create a fun pattern.

4. Add two or three layers of mod podge. Wait approximately an hour between layers. This would protect the paint from dust and water.

DIY: Hand Painted Wooden Spoons with Dots | LiveColorful.com

 

Above, behind scenes of making the YouTube video. I love sharing this kind of images so you can see a little bit of the creative process.

 

I hope this easy DIY tutorial inspire you to add more color to your kitchen and decorate your wooden spoons and utensils!

How to Make Colored Bath Salts

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Learn how to make relaxing bath salts with a simple homemade recipe and personalize them with your favorite color! This is a great gift idea for friends and family on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or as party favors on a special occasion.

Taking a long bath is one of my favorite things in the whole world. It’s the perfect opportunity to listen my favorite podcast episodes and relax.

Since this has become one of my weekend beauty routines, my husband bought me a book with tons of bath salts  and bath bombs recipes. Some of them are really easy, and can be made with ingredients that a lot of us have already on our kitchen pantry.

Learn how to make colored bath salts with this simple homemade recipe | LiveColorful.com

I’m sharing with you one of my favorite recipes. I added color to the mix as a fun touch.

I shared the video tutorial on Youtube (watch it below). The video is just in Spanish, but it will give you a better idea of all the steps. 

This recipe makes 4  8-ounce jars.

Ingredients:

Learn how to make colored bath salts with this simple homemade recipe | LiveColorful.com

Steps:

  1. Start mixing all ingredients in a bowl. Pour the epsom salts, iodized sea salts and baking soda first, then add the coconut oil, food coloring and scented oil.
  2. Use a wire whisk to mix all ingredients until you have a uniform mix.
  3. Start filling the mason jars with your amazing bath salts. Keep one and give away the others! That’s why I think these bath salts are a great homemade gift idea for friends and family.

Enjoy!

Here is the video:

It’s time to pamper yourself, friends and family with this delicious homemade bath salts recipe!
Learn how to make colored bath salts with this simple homemade recipe | LiveColorful.com

The Power of a Hug

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Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson’s® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All ideas, pictures and opinions are my own.

The Power of a Hug (Que tan importante es abrazar a nuestros niños) | Live Colorful

Watching how Jax is growing up so fast has honestly been freaking me out a bit. For me, his first month was like a dream. I was so confused with everything going on around me that, more than once, I stayed awake at night thinking that nothing was real.

I remember the day Jax wore his first newborn onesie. I also remember the day we were taking it out of the drawer to put it in a box because it didn’t fit him anymore. I cried that day. I could not get over the fact that those weeks were gone forever. I also couldn’t fully accept the huge change that my baby went through. He looked and acted so different and that was just his first couple weeks of his life.

After that I started to pay more attention to the things we did together every day. I didn’t want to miss anything.

This obsession to live every second to the fullest has made me appreciate the simple things even more, like our morning kisses, the fun we have at bath time and our afternoon walks around the neighborhood.

The Power of a Hug (Que tan importante es abrazar a nuestros niños) | Live Colorful

When I decided to be more present, I found myself hugging and kissing my little boy much more. I was also feeling more relaxed and happy and he seemed to be having a great time too.

Next week he will be 3 months old. He is more active and his face looks more like a little boy than a newborn. He is also trying to imitate everything we do, so we are teaching him to stick out his tongue, it’s just so cute. We also started a new rule in the house, always smile. It’s pretty easy, we just have to smile a lot, like all the time, so he learns to do it more often. We figured that if he could imitate a tongue sticking out, he could imitate a frown, so we better smile. We also go out a lot, we smell the flowers, we talk about colors, and I let him play in the water during his bath. We are trying stimulate his senses in a fun and natural way.

The Power of Smell and Touch

*Stimulating your baby’s senses is so important. Look at all these benefits!

The Power of a Hug (Que tan importante es abrazar a nuestros niños) | Live Colorful

This morning I was thinking about Mother’s Day and I started to remember all the things that make me think of my mom. One of them was last time I saw her in Mexico, we were talking and suddenly she grabbed my hand to play with it and told me how cute my nail polish color was. I remember she used to grab our hands a lot that when we were younger.

That’s when I got it. All those hugs, smiles and kisses make motherhood beautiful. Those simple things that create that special connection with our little one and it always reminds them how much we love them and how much we treasure every moment we spend together.

Check out this sweet VIDEO. The power of your loving touch. It soothes him, it delights him, it nurtures his developing mind. Then one day, his touch is as powerful as yours…


Which are your favorite moments with your kids? Did you have that moment when your kid was newborn that you realized it was all going so fast?

This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.