product LOVE: I Heart Piggy Paint

Piggy Paint is a natural, eco-friendly, non-toxic, hypoallergenic nail polish.  When I was first introduced to Piggy Paint I wasn’t entirely convinced of the whole “natural” fluff tag attached to it (I mean, we painted our nails with nail polish that came with our Barbies in the 80’s.  If anything was toxic, that sure was– […]



inspired by: Bunting

I am currently OBSESSED with bunting!  What is bunting?  Well, let me break it down for you…they are super sweet little flags that decorate cakes, tables, parties, cards, etc.  I can’t stop looking at all the cuteness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  From paper, to tape, to fabric, to wood…eeeekkkk…look at all those pretty little flags!  I have so many […]



photo & quote: What Makes You Come Alive

so busy days here at mama miss are going to become “a photo & a quote” kind of day…today is one of those days – have a great day! “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is […]



drink: Simple Iced Coffee

I heart me some iced coffee….YUM! I was never a coffee drinker, I mean N.E.V.E.R, I hated it. But my sister converted me to a coffee drinker years ago :) The years ago version was complete with maybe, a third of coffee, a third of milk, & a third of sugar (I realize this is […]



drink: Simple Syrup

So this simple syrup, well it is beyond simple! Ingredients 1 cup white sugar & 1 cup water Directions In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. Now, here’s my genius mama moment; I’ve added mine into a syrup dispenser & I keep […]



edible fun: Colortastic

Sometimes the creative juices pause in the veins…so I turn to COLOR!  I have these great silicone muffins cups that I use in a faux-bento style to fill with goodies. Another way to add color or a bit more excitement to a kid plate is using skewers for the food, giving it a shish kebab […]



edible fun: Colortastic: 3

Here are some of the tools & materials I used to make this meal, click on the word below to link to the item & find out more info :) silicone baking cups – blue & red {Wilton} silicone baking cups – pastels {Wilton} plastic stirrers/skewers {Diamond} mini dolphin cutter (I got mine at a […]



edible fun: Colortastic: 4

Here are some of the tools & materials I used to make this meal, click on the word below to link to the item & find out more info :) silicone baking cups – pastels {Wilton} red yumbots robot silicone cup {Fred & Friends} mini star cutter (I got mine at a local Japanese market, […]



edible fun: Colortastic: 2

Here are some of the tools & materials I used to make this meal, click on the word below to link to the item & find out more info :) silicone baking cups – blue & red {Wilton} silicone baking cups – pastels {Wilton} plastic stirrers/skewers {Diamond} Simply Go-GURT {Yoplait} white cheddar bunnies {Annie’s Homegrown}



edible fun: Colortastic: 1

Here are some of the tools & materials I used to make this meal, click on the word below to link to the item & find out more info :) silicone baking cups – blue & red {Wilton} silicone baking cups – pastels {Wilton} broccoli fries {Peas of Mind} umbrella picks {Norpro}



wishes: Happy Mama’s Day :)

thought I’d share this wonderful quote…AMEN, Ayelet Waldman, AMEN! “Even if I’m setting myself up for failure, I think it’s worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions.  A mother who spends less time obsessing about what will happen, or what has happened, […]



little picasso: Shaving Cream Tub Paint

This is a super-duper-easy-peasy fun activity for the tub!  I grabbed a bunch of muffin tins from the dollar store a while back knowing that they would provide me with something useful in the future.  Now what kid wouldn’t want to color on the walls and have their mama be okay with it?! This provides […]



freeze: Freezer Burritos

I am fairly new to the whole freezer meal thing, but I am fairly confident that this may be a new way to go…for monetary purposes & easiness :) I ended up with 30 burritos!  Why would you want 30 burritos one might wonder?  Why indeed!  A friend who just had a baby so she […]



busy bag: Seek-N-Find Alphabet Tube

Well, what great fun is about to be had!  Here is a great tool to learn your letters & have fun doing it!  What more could you ask for?! :) Soooooooo, I’m kind of currently obsessed with making seek-n-finds for V!  I found these AWESOME little plastic tubes at our local craft store – for […]



edible fun: Kittycats

kittycats or as V calls them…”kit kats & meows” are a regular request around these parts …sometimes I have to get creative to keep it interesting :) (click on each pic to see more details)



edible fun: Kittycats 4

Here are some of the tools & materials I used to make this meal, click on the picture to link to the item & find out more info : (note: I own the Nordic Ware 101 Cookie Cutter set but it’s no longer available, the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutter set is comparable)



edible fun: Kittycats 3

Here are some of the tools & materials I used to make this meal, click on the picture to link to the item & find out more info :



edible fun: Kittycats 2

Here are some of the tools & materials I used to make this meal, click on the picture to link to the item & find out more info :) (okay so I lie…the only tools for this one was a knife…haha! – this was one of the first “fun food meals” (maybe THE first) I […]



edible fun: Kittycats 1

Here are some of the tools & materials I used to make this meal, click on the picture to link to the item & find out more info :



sensory: Spring Sensory Bin

This spring sensory bin has amazing colors. I added little flowers, a watering can, and some shovels.



create kiddo: Kool-Aid Dyed Rice

so here are the GENIUS reasons why I dye with kool-aid vs. food coloring kool-aid doesn’t dye your hands after it dries like the food coloring does it smells good, so it covers the rubbing alcohol smell, which even after the rice dries can still be overwhelming the colors are gorgeous, much brighter than food […]



edible fun: butterflies

one might say I have an obsession with making butterflies…well they are easy & well…easy ;)