We Used Baking Soda to Paint This DIY Designer Vase

This beautiful vase caught our eye. But, $150+ isn’t in our budget for a vase, so we took a trip to the thrift store and made a DIY version. We are slightly obsessed! We’ve been wanting to try the new baking soda + paint trend, so that DIY paint method was used in the making of this vase. It’s a must-try!

All the details to make this DIY designer vase are here, at Momtastic.

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Homemade Layered Waffle Cake Topped With Sprinkles

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July is birthday month for Jessica’s family. With all three of her kids born in July, there’s a lot of birthday breakfasts and baking at her house. This year she combined breakfast and cake for the ultimate Homemade Waffle Cake. This was so delicious, plus the sprinkles make it so colorful. It’s semi-homemade because she used a boxed cake with the recipe, and adjusted it to make waffles. Add it to your next birthday menu. Seriously, so good. The kids LOVED it.

Get the recipe and details on Momtastic here.

BTW, if your looking for the best birthday gift to give a little baker (or older baker), this waffle maker is our fave. The kids love to make waffles, and all the fun colors (and AMAZING price tag) make it a great gift. Here’s the same waffle maker, but cheaper at Target.

mini waffle maker

DIY waffle cake

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is coming up, May 9. We know how much work, worry and love goes into raising our own children, so we appreciate all the amazing mothers out there. We learned from the best; our mom was wonder woman. We owe our mother so many thanks, especially for giving us the greatest gift of all, unconditional love! Take the time to call your mom, stop by, send flowers or buy her something special.

We’ve rounded up some fabulous ideas below that you still have time to order!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Bloody Mary Pitcher with the BEST bloody mix everThe Real Dill (If you live in Colorado, you can get this at grocery stores and liquor stores): We LOVE, LOVE this Bloody Mary mix. It’s the best. And, this pitcher is the perfect match for it.
  2. Raise them kind sweatshirt: This is so cute, but also a good reminder about the importance of raising kind kids. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the competitive things such as grades, sports, making sure our kids have the best of the best, but it’s important to remember to teach them to be kind.
  3. A good book, The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah: We love Kristin Hannah books. This is on our reading list. We haven’t read it yet, but we hear it’s good.
  4. Cuisinart Electric Kettle: We use our electric kettle everyday, at least 3x a day. This is a MUST for every home, and every mother or woman who makes coffee or tea. Gift this kettle with a bag of coffee, or your moms favorite tea.
  5. Vuori joggers: Gift mom with the best joggers ever!! We love these, and recommend them to everyone.
  6. Miroco Frother: Yay to homemade frothy espresso drinks at home! This is a fun kitchen gadget that froths happiness in a cup every morning.
  7. PJ Salvage pajamas: Give mom the gift of really comfy pajamas. She will look forward to bed, and feel like the queen she is in these pajamas. PJ Salvage is one of our favorite pajamas brand.
  8. Yeti wine rambler: Give mom a to-go cup for her wine. It’s dishwasher friendly (YAY), and will keep her wine chilled as she sips!
  9. Oak and Luna Name Chain Link Necklace: Chain necklaces are a favorite for us these days, so how great is this chain necklace that you can customize with names!? We would be thrilled to open this on Mother’s Day.
  10. Custom Name Bead Bracelet: We have similar bead bracelets, and we wear them everyday. It’s a great affordable gift for moms and grandmothers.
  11. Magnolia Table Cookbook or Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: We love the recipes from these two women. Some are simple, and some push us outside our kitchen comfort zone, but they are all so yummy.

 

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Our Favorite Sandals From Target

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Hooray, it’s sandal season! We better get those toenails painted after their long winter slumber. Jessica bought these studded sandals for her recent trip to Florida, and we are obsessed! Target does it again with their summer sandal selection, so we gathered our favorites (yes, we have some in our shopping cart, too). Whether you’re headed to the market, pool or a party, there’s a cute sandal for you!

Happy shopping.

 

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The Cutest DIY Easter Eggs, Ready For Spring Storms

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We made DIY easter eggs with beanie hats, and they are the cutest! This no-sew, no-dye, really easy Easter egg tutorial is fun for all ages. The eggs are not edible, so no boiling needed and you can reuse them yearly. The DIY yarn beanie does not require sewing or crocheting of any kind. We made DIY beanie ornaments and wine toppers this winter, so we improvised and made more this Spring.

You may think these are eggs are experiencing some seasonal confusion, but it’s actually quite accurate. We know Spring means snowmelt, new beginnings, sprouting seeds and warmer weather; however, we live in Colorado, so while it may be Spring (thank the Lord), that doesn’t mean the snow is gone for good. It likes to linger and March is often the most snowy month of the year. It is not uncommon to have Easter eggs hunts in the snow or to see a winter jacket over spring dresses. In fact, the weather this week is cold and snowy.

We hope to make some bright eggs with flowers and things that represent all-things-Spring, too. But, if you’re not ready to say goodbye to the snow, you’re looking for a fun craft that doesn’t require dye, or can’t resist that cozy beanie feeling, these DIY easter eggs are for you.  These eggs are ready for rain, snow or sunshine – whatever Easter Sunday may bring.

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Materials:

  • Eggs, plastic (like this)
  • yarn (any spring color, but the thicker the better)
  • Sharpie (thin tip)
  • Pink colored pencil
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Hot glue gun
  • X-acto knife or scissors

Directions:

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Step 1: Use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut a toilet paper roll about 1 inch wide. Cut several of these. You need to make the roll a little wider to fit around the circumference of the egg, so we cut one of the rolls, and added it to another one (to make it 1 inch bigger) with hot glue.

toilet paper roll

Step 2: Cut the yarn about 12 inches long. Fold the yarn in half, loop the “loop end” through the toilet paper roll, and pull the strings through the loop so it creates a knot. Continue this with the yarn until the entire roll is covered. It should look like a squid with long tentacles.

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yarn beanie craft

Step 3: Push the “tentacles” all the way back through the inside of the toiler paper roll.

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Step 4: Grab the bunch of yarn and tie another small piece of yarn tight around it.

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Step 5: Next, cut the yarn ends to make a small pom pom.

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Step 6: Add a dab of glue on the eggs (try on the hat first to make sure where you want to glue it) and place the beanie on top. Finally add a cute face with a Sharpie and pink cheeks with the colored pencil.

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Oh my goodness, they are so adorable.

Here’s more of our egg-traordinary spring and Easter egg favorites:

DIY Easter Eggs

Happy Spring!

 

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