Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Frozen The Musical


My mom and I took my daughter to see Frozen The Musical for a late birthday present. It was also the first train ride for Nia. It went pretty well. Nia was in NYC before but we took a car last time.

This was her first Broadway play. She really enjoyed it. I was nervous because she usually can't sit still for too long. It was over 2 hrs long and a brief intermission. 

St. James theater

St James theater is located at 44th st which is theater district. There are a lot of great plays in the area.  
When I was a teenager I had gone to a bunch of broadway plays. I have always enjoyed all of them.
When Frozen first came out I thought I was lucky not to hear my kids sing Let it Go a hundred times. Eventually they did get into the movie. I did not bring my 2 yr old because the theater suggests the play be for 8 and over. Nia just turned 7 and I think it worked well.

Frozen Musical

Grandma bought her an Ana plushie doll. Which was cute and soft but certainly pricey.

They also had pretty dolls for around 60 dollars or so.

Elsa and Anna

Overall, it was a wonderful experience. There are plenty of restaurants in the area if you need to get a bite to eat. We stopped into a brick oven pizza shop and there wasn't a wait.

The music was great and I think it translated nicely to the theater. There were added songs that weren't in the movie but those were good too.

Have you seen a Broadway Play recently? What was your favorite?

Saturday, June 8, 2019

My Favorite Places for Yarn and Craft Supplies

Lion Brand Yarn

One of my favorite go to yarn brands is Lion Brand yarn. I really like all of the different types I have tried over the years. I started to crochet during high school. Back then I was obsessed with making scarves. I like making my kids blankets and trying new patterns. Always learning new things along the way. 

I have bought Lion Brand Yarn from their website and also from my local Michaels. 

Honey Silks and Co. is my favorite place to buy velvet ribbon. I seriously adore all things velvet.
I have bought and used her velvet ribbon and recycled chiffon. Both are awesome.

Honey Silks and co

A lot of florists use her ribbon for wedding bouquets. There are so many uses. I like to use the ribbon for wall decor. You can add it to any weaving for new texture as well.

Ganxxet is a great shop for fabric yarn and macrame rope. The fabric yarn comes in a variety of fun prints and solid colors. You can use it to make coasters, baskets, and so much more.
The macrame rope is nice too. So far I have tried the soft rope and I really liked it. I used it to make keychains.

Ganxxet fabric yarn

I could write about yarn and craft supplies all day. Do you have a favorite craft or hobby?

Crochet and macrame are my two favorite things to do lately.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Summer Blog Giveaway

Summer Giveaway

Summer time is almost upon us. My kids will be out of school by the end of June.

What are your favorite things to do with your children during the summer?

To kick off the Summer I would like to have a small blog giveaway. I can't believe my blog is over 4 years old. 

You can win a $25 e-giftcard to Victoria's Secret. I love shopping online. 

Enter on the rafflecopter form. Do one entry option or do them all for more chances to win.

Open to 18+, US only.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Tips For Parents to Make Meals More Fun

Food, Table, Egg, Hand, Natural, Cooking, Easter

It is important to provide kids with a healthy diet and to follow the nutrition guidelines for children. That said, it isn’t always easy to get kids interested in eating healthy foods. Finding some healthy kid-friendly recipes is a good place to start, but you might want to consider adding a little fun to mealtime.
When you make an effort to do so when putting together easy meals for your kids, you won’t have as many problems getting your kids to the table or getting them to eat healthier foods. If you have a picky eater or simply want to make mealtime more interactive, here are some tips:

Teaching With Food

What could be better than adding some fun to the eating experience while also making it a learning opportunity? As a simple option, you could just cut up fruits and veggies and have them count out how many of each they want. Beyond that, you could use some creative ideas to turn the meal into a learning game.
One option is to turn a pizza into a puzzle your child can put back together. Whether you use store-bought dough or you make your own, a homemade pizza can be turned into a fun puzzle. Once the pizza is done cooking, use your pizza wheel to cut it into different shapes. Mix them up and invite your child to put them back together before they dig in.
You could also use a flour tortilla as the face of a clock to teach your child how to tell time. Using the tortilla as the face, make hands out of carrot sticks or cheese sticks, and then use sliced vegetables to represent the numbers.

Make it Squeezable

Kids have a tendency to like squeezing things like condiments onto their plates. As a parent, you can take advantage of this tendency by putting any pourable food into a squeeze bottle.
If you are serving salad, put the dressings in a squeeze bottle. Salad is a healthy meal, and this is a way to make it more enjoyable for kids. You could buy a range of healthy dressings at the store, or you could take the time to make your own healthy salad dressing.
You could also use the squeeze containers to write messages or draw pictures for your kids. This will make the plate a little more interesting and fun for the kids.

Cut Shapes

With some cookie cutters and a knife, you can cut a wide range of shapes into foods like sandwiches and lunch meats.
With the cookie cutters, you obviously have an assortment of options. You could make stars, hearts, animals, and more. It all just depends on the different types of cookie cutters you have.
If you want to get even more creative, you could use the cookie cutter shapes and a knife to build an entire scene using shaped foods. If you have the right cookie cutters, you could cut a sandwich up into a scene of the night sky. Even if you don’t have a moon-shaped cookie cutter, cutting a crescent moon with a knife is easy to do freehand.

Food Animals

By taking the time to make animals out of food, you can make any meal more fun. In some cases, you could even prepare the food and let the kids make their own animals.
One option is to take cocktail weenies and turn them into little dogs. Just grab some pretzel sticks to use as legs, and you have your tiny, edible dogs.
You could also use toast with jam, sliced bananas and some fresh blueberries to make animal faces out of the toast. When it comes to making animals with food, you have an endless number of options. You just need a little bit of creativity and some time to put it all together.
Even if you have a picky eater, getting them more involved when it comes to eating is a great way to encourage adventurous eating. Sitting down with your child during meals is the perfect opportunity for parents to nurture healthy eating habits and even teach their children basic skills.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Macrame Keychains

Keyring and rope

Macrame is my new hobby. I have always been into crochet and yarn. Now I do macrame also. I bought keyring hardware on amazon. I bought some rope on a website called Ganxxet. They sell so many cones of soft cotton rope. All sizes and colors.

My favorite colors to use are purples and pinks.
You can even make plantholders and wall hangings. Skys the limit when you use your imagination.


These keychains are easy to make and add a little boho flair to my pocketbook.

Do you have a hobby or favorite craft?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Waiting for Spring Giveaway

Are you ready for Spring? I am. I want to plant a garden this year. Make a playhouse for the kids.
What do you love about the Spring?

Let's have a giveaway. Enter by using the rafflecopter form below.

Open to US 18+. WINNER will get a 25 dollar e giftcard to Victoria's Secret.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bananas Collectible Toys

Bananas collectible toys are adorable. They come with a crushie inside. A cute little collectible creature. There are 24 to collect in season 1.
You peel the banana open to see the character. The bananas stick together or come apart. It is such a fun gift for your kids. My daughters really enjoyed them.

24 crushies to collect

You can find these toys on Amazon and at Target.
Have you seen these in the store?

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year

Happy new year to everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We had a nice Christmas but I am glad it is all over now.

Now that it is a new year, I can make new goals. Although a lot of my blogger goals are the same.

Do you have any new year's resolutions?

I would like to do more crafts. Maybe learn to sew better. Finish more crochet projects. Learn to relax and enjoy the moment.

Let me know in the comments some of your goals.