We made these delicious cinnamon rolls with a yummy twist on the conventional breakfast treat. Learn how to make homemade cinnamon rolls with bacon pieces baked inside! It's easy to treat your family to a scrumptious breakfast in just a few simple steps!
I recently got a bag of pom poms for my daughter for about $3.99 from Michaels and she loves them! I love them too because you can be so creative with them and they are a great sensory toy for toddlers. Pom poms can help kids learn about counting, colors, sizes and more!
Covering a table with tape is such an awesome idea for turning an old piece of furniture or a kid's play table into a rainbow kaleidoscope of color! This technique is perfect for a child's room or to brighten up an office. You can transform your furniture with just a few easy steps and minimal materials!
Photo credit: Elise Blaha
A fun finger painting project can turn a dull afternoon into a creative, memorable activity — but why stop there? You can make your own finger paint! Homemade finger paint is easy to make, saves money, and your kids can even pick their own colors. We tried two different recipes with slightly different results.
Are you ever challenged to make healthy afternoon snacks for your kids? How do you appease their appetites for crackers and chips? Here are a few snack ideas that are healthy and just as delicious as junk food.
I have four words for you: painter's canvas drop cloth. This stuff is straight from crafters' heaven. I had no idea it existed until a few weeks ago when my mom introduced me to it. Since then I have become totally obsessed. Turns out people are recovering couches with it. Matting pictures with it. Making curtains and table cloths with it. WHERE HAVE I BEEN??? I had to make up for lost time. I went straight for the big leagues: RUGS.
This homemade version of body sugaring is budget friendly and just as effective as many of the store bought tubs. With summer practically here, this easy-to-make hair removal solution is just the thing for silky skin and sunny days. Plus it requires ingredients already in your kitchen!
The coming of summer means kids are out of school, the weather is hot, and families want to go on vacation. But what do you do with all the extra time at home during your regularly daily routine? Here are some budget friendly ideas that kids will love too!
Make a gigantic scrabble game with pieces of construction paper. This sounds like such a fun way to teach kids how to spell and the size of the game gives it an "Alice in Wonderland" feel. The whole family will have a blast playing this educational lawn game and you'll be able to re-use the tiles to play all summer long!
Photo Credit: Constantly Love Struck
Green Tones by Hohner has created Eco-friendly musical instruments that have the best sounds in the world. Made from sustainable resources like Mangowood and Rubberwood, you can put together your own band of precious sounds.
Deciding to use cloth diapers for your baby is good for the environment, healthy for baby, budget-friendly, and who doesn't love a fluffy baby bum?! A cute cloth diaper paired with a T-shirt or baby leggings = instant outfit!
So why don't all parents choose cloth? Washing those adorable little poo-catchers is scary! Or... at least it seems that way to those who haven't done it before. Washing cloth diapers is actually quite simple. Just as many families' wash routine for clothing is different, there are many different ways to wash cloth diapers. If you stick to the following simple routine for cleaning your cloth, you won't go wrong.
Here are 12 must-have eco-friendly kitchen items to make your food prepping space a little more green! All of these items are reusable, easy to clean and maintain, made from Eco-friendly materials and make life easier without sacrificing any convenience! Which are your favorites?
Christine shares with Green Scene Mom some of the little things she does in her household to REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE every single day. You'll be amazed at how easy it can be to reduce waste and "go green" with these simple ideas in your every day life.
Like many parents, my husband and I became more and more concerned about not only what we were putting on our child's skin when we became new parents, but ours as well. Being the "frugal" types that we are, we decided to start making our own toiletries: body wash, shampoo bars, hand soap, you name it. Not only can it be fun and enjoyable to make all of these items yourself, there are two main things (for us) that really makes it worthwhile.
Green cleaning may seem overwhelming, but sometimes the solution is as simple as picking a piece of fruit from a tree...
An extra supply of lemons can be the green cleaner's best friend. You'll be surprised at what can we do with these little lemon friends besides making lemonade, lemon juice, and lemon ice cubes!
Having a baby often means bringing a lot of new stuff into your home. Preparing for a new baby is an exciting time, and the nesting process is often very much enjoyed by moms. Having a baby can also involve a lot of disposable trash — wipes, diapers, packaging from the myriad of gifts, and baby food jars. Here are some tips to help minimize your household trash, reduce the clutter, and make your new life with a baby a little more eco-friendly.
Photo: Buttons Cloth Diapers
Diapering is often the biggest new activity that comes with a baby -- and the most work. Using cloth diapers will significantly reduce household trash at about 2,000 diapers a year per child. Once you get into a routine, cloth diapers are very easy to use and clean; simply wipe off any solids into the toilet, wash them on a warm pre-wash, and then wash them in a regular cycle with detergent. Cloth diapers also dry quickly and the inserts come out fluffy in the dryer. Cloth diapers can also be "stripped" of any buildup once a month using Rockin' Green Funk Rock. Simply soak the diapers for 1 hour in 4 tbsp. of Funk Rock, followed by a normal wash. Easy as can be. Our favorite cloth diapers are snap in diapers and pocket diapers. Many cloth diaper styles are also available for all preferences. Reusable wipes are simply soft pieces of cloth that you use instead of disposable wipes. You can wash and dry reusable wipes along with your diaper loads. Plus cloth diapers are just stinkin' cute! (no pun intended)
Here are some easy tips for going green. Many of these you can put into action during your regular everyday routine.
"The thing I love most about practicing green alternatives in my home is that nine times out of ten, they are the more frugal option. And I love being frugal. Being environmentally-friendly is just good economics—in our home and budget, and with the earth God gave us." - Tsh, The Art of Simple
1. Plant an herb garden. It's good to have a reminder around of where our food originates, and this one is super easy.
2. Create a homemade compost bin.
It's time to stuff adorable themed Easter baskets with fabulous treats for eager little ones to enjoy!
We've put together some practical gift ideas to celebrate an eco-friendly Easter that both mom and your little ones will love — no sweets necessary! We've also included some gift items for moms too! Reduce the sugar and increase the treats with these great products.
Baby food can be expensive and making your own baby food can be inconvenient. These are some regular cheap foods that you can easily feed your baby.