Thursday, October 30, 2014

Glow in the Dark gifts - Treat for Halloween

It's almost Halloween! I barely got the school gifts ready for Trick or Treat tomorrow.But I am really happy about how they turned out, and there is no candy involved.

Glow in the dark bracelets! They are everywhere, cheap, can be very useful for safety on Halloween night when the little ones are trick or treating on the streets AND its not candy. I hate the amount of candy kids get on this day and lets not even talk about those eyeballs and stuff. So this was a nice variation.

I used these adorable printable tags for this gift. After printing and cutting them by hand (35 of them! Seriously, I should have just bought a circle punch), I started assembling.

Here is what I used:

CardStock - Michaels
Glow in the Dark 12 pack bracelets - Michaels
2 different Washi tapes in black (dots & chevron) - Michaels
Free printable - LadybugTeacherFiles
clear tape to stick the tag to glow sticks

Be Safe & Have Fun Trick or Treating with your little ones. Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Kids Meal 7

School Lunch & Snack: Savory Pancake poppers (I make these with a batter made of indian lentils and rice and add in finely chopped veggies. Here is a sample recipe and the batter made for this could be used to make savory crepe, also known as Dosa. This or this pan should work for these), Pita Chips, Almond cookies and Rice Krispies cut in hear shape using cookie cutter, Pear slices.

Here is how I used to pack my child's lunch last year when she just started preschool. It was a reusable gift bag I found at Walmart.

She is older now so I pack a little extra lunch and more snacks. So this bag didn't work anymore. I switched to a lunch bag and a snack bag now and pack 2 thermos water bottles. I also include a milk box or juice in smaller thermos for lunch.

I will post pictures of her current lunch & snack bags soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Living Room

I have never posted pictures of our living room. It is the brightest room in our house with windows all around so it was very hard to take pictures. I tried my best with my minimal photographic skills and a basic DSLR.

I love this sofa and love seat. They are not too soft, not rock hard and the shape is lovely.

Those little pillows with flowers fabric were a quick diy to add some color and pattern.

This picture below gives you the view from Front door/ Foyer. The TV stand is out of scale for that huge room. It is from our apartment days. We didn't want to invest in a new one since we hardly use that TV and we like to have open space for the kid to run around. May be I should do something interesting on the wall to take the eye out of the miniature TV stand.

The oval shaped frame on that wall showcases a handmade doily by my husband's grandmother. She is not with us anymore but I am so glad my daughter could meet her.

 You might have seen my Arts of Hearts here. They are still hanging on this wall.

We use two leather storage ottomans as side tables. When we have young kids we could use as much concealed storage as possible, right?

This little triangle shaped table was from previous owner of this house. It fits perfectly in the little corner. It was Cherry colored wood, but we spray painted it black to match with rest of our furniture and I decorated it with a drawer knob from Anthropology. By the way, it is a fake drawer. Did you ever see such thing? First time for me!

That little orange chair was from The Container Store.

That rounds it up. It is not awesomely decorated room, but very open, airy and simple. Just the way we like it around here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kids Meal 6

School Lunch & Snack: Whole Wheat Bread and chocolate-nut butter rollups (technique here), Homemade Jello with Naked Juice & Gelatin, string cheese, cantaloupe, cheese cookies.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Kids Meal 5

School Lunch & Snack: Steamed Rice Cakes (Idlis) in small and large sizes, Strawberries, chocolate cream cookies (Bourbon cookies, indian brand), sliced string cheese, cucumber (didn't eat these though)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kids Meal 4

Breakfast: Frozen Whole Wheat waffles, Homemade Jello with Naked Fruit Juice & Gelatin, cut in tulip shape, honey for dipping, 5 oz reduced fat milk