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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Super Easy No-Bake Chocolate Cake On A Budget

The holidays just ended and we are now here to welcome another year. But with or without a reason to celebrate, it would be nice to make something yummy for the kids.

no bake cake

Although it would be easier to do it when you just buy one but it would be more rewarding on your part as a mom if you make things on your own. Also, your kids will love it that you are making something special for them.

If you have limited time, this No-Bake Chocolate Cake will be a good choice for you. And the ingredients are easy to find. Also, it is very affordable. You can make it anytime you want!

No Bake Cake Under Php200

Super easy, right? You can even make this with the help of your kids without getting messy. For sure they would love to help. 

You can also experiment with different flavors as well. I actually think that nothing will fail with cream and condensed milk together. 

This easy No-Bake Cake is an idea from MoneyMax PH

Sunday, August 14, 2016

How to Paint Your Coffee Mug In Just Five Minutes

Been very occupied these days but today, I am going to share with you a guest post about how to paint your coffee mug. Enjoy!

paint your coffee mug

The more you indulge, the more you can be creative with your mind. There are unlimited DIY tutorials help you in making home décor things. In some c, ses you can make the gifts at home following simple utensils of home.

Personalized coffee mug gift is in fashion now. People do buy printed or personalized coffee mug to give the special gift to one very close to heart. Considering this we have come with the best guidelines for making beautiful printed mug from home only. It’s very easy to make. It fits into your budget and also a good thought for giving unique gift for the extra ordinary people.

If you are planning to buy the gift for your friend or family Personalized gift delivery shop is the best way to find supreme gifts in budget.

Ombre Dots Coffee Mug

paint your coffee mug

Make the coffee drinking time a quality time with ombre dots coffee mug. Imagine when you sip your coffee in the styled coffee mug. Making ombre dot coffee mug at home is easy and simple. You will need small things to apply and use. Look at the complete tutorial, how to make this.

For this you will require dot maker, Mug bisque, stickers, toothpick, paint pod colors, you can choose the light brown (67), Brown (71), dark brown (72) color.

Let’s get started by sticking the “coffee” words in the middle of the mug. Stickers are the easiest ways to get the best designs and paints on the mug. But buy the quality stickers don’t remove easily from the mug. Press the stickers properly. Now time is to make the small dots around the stickers. 

First, start making dots of dark brown with dot maker. Don’t worry about the size just put dots of random size. To get the lighter side now finish the half of the sides with light brown dots. It will create an ombre design from dark to the light side. Once you finish it put it aside for drying. If you want the immediate results you can put this into the oven for 1 or 2 minutes. Now with the help of toothpick remove the stickers. Your ombre dot coffee mug is ready for gift giving or enjoying a home décor.

2- Paint With Porcelain Pens

paint coffee mug

Painting with porcelain pens is so popular in making a coffee mug, flower vase; interesting photo frames and. Here we are going to use the porcelain pens make the different types of designs with a pen. This is going to be very easy task for you to make a gift on your own.

The things you will require is:
1) porcelain pens set
2) porcelain mugs
3) double sided tape
4) scissor

Now let’s start making it. First we will start with making I love you Porcelain mug. First wash the mug in porcelain water and dry it by cotton cloth. Now take one white paper and cut a heart shape with scissor. Now stick the double side tape on the heart shape and stick it on the porcelain mug. 

Now the time is to make dots around that heart with porcelain pens. First shake the pen and press out the color. First use red color pen and start making dots around the heart, now apply different color pen dots like yellow, light green, orange. Now remove the heart shape paper easily. In that empty space write I love you with black or red color porcelain pen.

Following the same procedure you can apply bunny face or any message on this porcelain mug.

3- Diy Color Changing Mugs

paint coffee mug

A DIY magic mug is ready to surprise your child. It can also be gifted to get the amazing gift on auspicious ceremonies. How to make it, read over here

You will need porcelain paint, porcelain color, sensitive pigment easily available on eBay and ceramic varnish. First start making design of heart shape on mug using porcelain pens. You can cut the heart shape and stick it on mug for the perfect outlook. Now use black color pen to paint the border of the design. Now fill this heart with red color porcelain paint. 

Get sensitive pigment and mix it in ceramic varnish liquid. Make the liquid like in ink like consistency. Now start painting the red surface with this sensitive pigment liquid. Let it dry for 10 hours.

Afterwards pour the hot water inside the mug, magical red color from black color will appear as the heat enters in the mug. It remains only for few seconds, after some seconds it will come back in the same black color design. You can also make other designs following the same tutorial.

If you are planning to go for wedding party, birthday party or in any happiest occasion personalized gift for her is the best option to choose for. Here we have guided you complete tutorial about how to make the personalized mug on your own. It is simple and easy to make a gift at home. Hope you will like it and try to make it at home.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DIY Crepe Paper Wall Flower Decors

Do you have a boring wall that you want to add some life and interesting appeal? There are so many ways to enhance the look of a wall. You can cover it with wallpaper, add a framed picture or a gallery, add a wall sculpture and even re-paint it. When painting, you can either paint it creatively combining different colors or add some texture to it.

Crepe Paper Flower

But you can also DIY some wall decors too. Yes, you can easily frame a photo but you can also make a flower that you can attach to the wall. This is what I did to my bedroom. There is a hole on the upper part of my wall because it was intended for an exhaust. Since, we don't need to install one anymore, I covered it with paper flowers.

It is very easy to make. And I want to share it with you. You can make something bigger or smaller ones- depending on what you need. For my crepe paper flowers wall decor, I made large ones because I need it to cover a hole on my wall.

What You Need:
Crepe Paper or Tissue Paper of different colors
String or ribbon
Cardboard as backing

How to Make Crepe Paper Flower

How to Make It:

1. First, cut the edge of the crepe paper with a scissor forming a curve. You can also cut it with a pointed design to get a different look for the flowers. Do the same with another color which should be shorter in length than the other one.
2. Top the shorter paper on the longer one. Make sure their curves are aligned.
3. Start folding them together in pleats, as seen on the picture.
4. When you are done folding, tie the center part with a ribbon or a string.
5. Slowly spread the paper and meet both ends together to form a circle.
6. Then pull the edges upward so it will bloom.
7. Pull all the edges for both the larger petals and the smaller petals.
8. Then, attach it to the cardboard or you can just install it directly to your wall.

For my flowers, I made three with different sizes. I added a gold circle which I glued on top. You can also add some strips of paper on top too like what I did with mine. I glued all three flowers on the cardboard before I installed it on the wall. Pretty easy, right?

You can make one for your home too!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

No Bake, No Yeast Glazed Donuts

No Bake, No Yeast Glazed Donuts

I always wanted to try making doughnuts. Not the baked ones because we only have a small oven and I prefer the ones that are fried because they are easier to make. Not the ones with yeast either because I do not have yeast. Lol! And so I tried making them one sweet day!

I actually made these donuts during the time when the Krispy Kreme Glamour Glaze Donuts were trending because of Katy Perry's visit in the Philippines. No, we don't have Krispy Kreme in our area. But I do have a pan and some flour, as well as other ingredients to make my own glazed donuts!

So, if you want to add some twist to your kiddo's snack time, take a look at this very easy and very quick and very affordable No Bake, No Yeast Glazed Donuts!

No bake doughnuts

For the doughnut holes:

3 cups oil for frying (or more, depends on you)
1 cup milk
1 large egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter,melted
Optional: Food Color

1. Combine the dry ingredients on a bowl- flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.

2. On a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and milk.

3. Gradually pour the milk-egg mixture into the bowl of your flour mixture. Stir them together.

4. When completely stirred, add the butter and stir again.

5. Knead your dough on top of a clean surface with flour sprinkled on it. When your dough is ready, cut them into desired size and start making a ring. If you want to color your dough, cut some and add color then knead until the color is evenly distributed, then make a ring.

6. Pre-heat your pan and then add oil.

7. Place your doughnuts and start frying them until golden brown. Flip it to one side too.

8. When cooked, you can put them on top of a kitchen towel to absorb the oil. Let it cool while you are making your glaze.

Fried Doughnuts

For the glaze:
2 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
Optional: Food Color

1. Boil 1 cup of water.
2. Add the brown sugar. Stir it until everything is dissolved.
3. If you want it to be thicker, add more sugar.
4. When done, pour on separate bowls and add food color.
5. Using a spoon, pour the glaze on the donuts or you can dip it on the glaze.

You can try different colors for the glaze. You have to put glaze quickly because it will dry up.

How to make no bake doughnuts

So easy, right? This is my first time to make doughnuts. I was in doubt if it was delicious or not, but when I saw only a quarter of a ring left of the 20 doughnuts, it means I did it right! Lol. I was thankful that they left me a small part so I can taste it.

Go ahead and try this very easy donuts! Your kids will surely love it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How to Make a Hawaiian Grass Skirt

I have mentioned before that Bella was having a Ballet class for summer. I didn't know that they also have Hawaiian dance too. But that is a good thing. It is like hitting two birds with one stone. At least she'll learn two different dances this summer. So, when we talk about Hawaiian dance, we will never miss the grass skirt, the flower crowns and all the floral accessories. It actually sounds fun and exciting to make all of them.

We have to start with the grass skirt. A grass skirt could  be made from synthetic grass-like string like the plastic twine which we will use for Bella's grass skirt. Others use tulle, rafia, ribbons or even paper. But for me, the best material for a grass skirt is the plastic twine. It looks nice when the user sways here hips. Actually, if the skirt is really full, it would sway with minor movements.

So, today, we I will show you how to make a grass skirt through pictures. I'm telling you, this is so easy! You'd surely feel good after making one.

how to make a grass skirt

What You Need:
Plastic Twine (different colors if desired)
Garter ( I used 5/16" garter for mine)
...and plenty of patience and time! lol

What to Do:

1. First, you have to measure around the waist of your daughter or whoever is going to wear it. You have to measure just along or below the belly button. I had a pink garter and so I used it for this. Remember that a garter is stretchable. So, see to it that you stretch a little around the waist and then leave a few inches for allowance. Then, gather your plastic twine.

how to make a grass skirt

2. Measure the length of the skirt. The length of your twine is twice the length from the belly button to the ankle. It is done this way because you would fold it into two when tying it on the garter. Cut your twine with that length. Example: Length from waist to ankle is 18", you would cut a twine with that is 36". Take note that you will still knot it the top, so add a little allowance too. Like you can make it around 37" inches. For this skirt, I measured it a little above the ankle.

how to make a grass skirt

3. Now get your garter. Do not sew or knot the garter together yet. Start tying the twine. Fold your string in half creating a loop at the top. Then bring the twine into the loop. You call this the  Larkshead Knot. Watch here for a video of how to do the knot: Lark's Head Knot Video.

how to make a grass skirt

4.  Now add some more strings and place them side by side. Make sure that you tie them close to each other.
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5. So, this is how the grass skirt looks like after tying plenty of twines. Your grass skirt is about to finish.
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6.  When done, try measuring the skirt again around the user then sew the garter or tie a knot.
how to make a Hawaiian grass skirt

7. Then here is the result. You already have a skirt. Piece of cake!
how to make a Hawaiian grass skirt

8. But it doesn't end there. You have shred the twine. There are two ways to do it. You can shred it manually by hand as shown.
how to make a Tahitian grass skirt

Or you can use a comb in shredding. What I don't like about using a comb is that, some twines are torn and are left in the comb. So, you have to do it carefully. But you will be able to finish shredding quickly using a comb.
grass skirt

For this skirt, I used both methods but I shredded by hand on most parts. You will can see in the above image the difference of the shredded part and the non-shredded twines. the shredded ones are at the top of the skirt.

When you are done shredding, this is how your grass skirt will look like.

how to make a grass skirt

You can be creative with the colors too. And don't forget to decorate it. Add tassels, flowers and whatever you can think of. This is just the basic how-to of a grass skirt. Decorating depends on you. Or I can also post a how to decorate a grass skirt and make other Hawaiian accessories.

Here is Bella trying her grass skirt on.

Hawaiian grass skirt

I'm not going to decorate Bella's grass skirt yet. I'll do that if her recital is already nearing. Lol. Because the tassels and other decors might not look pretty anymore by the day of her recital. You know how toddlers move. But I'll still think of it though. If I am on the mood, I'd decorate here grass skirt earlier. Lol!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

DIY Foodie: Lunchbox Ham and Cheese Rolled Sandwich

Lunchbox Ham and Cheese Rolled Sandwich

I know every mom is looking for an easy recipe to make for their kid's lunchbox or maybe even for a snack at home for the entire family. It would be amazing to be able to make a foodie that is yummy for just a few minutes.

My mother used to make sandwich rolls but hers were still dipped in egg and rolled in bread crumbs and then fried. Well, they taste really good. But for my version of rolled sandwich, it is a "lazy" version. Lol.  So, if your little one is having a summer class like mine or you are spending a day at home this summer, I am going to show you a pretty easy recipe.

What You Need:
Sliced Bread
Jolly Real Mayonnaise 

What to Do:
1. First, fry the ham or buy cooked ham.
2. Use a rolling pin to flatten the bread. You can remove the brown part if you want to. For mine, I removed it so it is easier to roll.
3. Now spread the mayonnaise and ketchup on both side of the bread.
4. Add ham and cheese and place the other bread on top to complete the sandwich.
5. Roll it slowly and you are done!

Lunchbox Ham and Cheese Rolled Sandwich

Pretty easy, right? For my rolls, I wrapped some colorful paper around them and tied them with ribbons so it will look fun. I got the idea of the presentation from She Knows. She really knows how to make food look amazing! But hers was a lot better than mine. lol

Lunchbox Ham and Cheese Rolled Sandwich

So, if you want to add some twist to your little one's snack time, this Ham and Cheese Sandwich would be easy to prepare and yes, they taste good too!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

How to DIY a Photo Shoot at Home for Your Little One

DIY Photo Shoot

All of us want our little ones to have their own photo shoot. Just recently, we brought Bella to the studio for a 2x2 ID picture which is a requirement for her ballet class. At the same time, I availed of a portrait package for her. I would show you that too because she was wearing her Lemon Kiss dress.

Doing that reminded me of a photo shoot we had at home when she was just one year old. It was really fun and I don't have to worry about how long it would take and how many shots would there be because everything is free. My aunt borrowed a DSLR camera and she was our official photographer for the day.

It actually isn't easy to take a picture of a one year old who keeps on moving and running and easily gets bored and tired. I actually planned to bring her to a studio but they said it would be hard to do that because my Bella is so hyper and active. We'd all surely end up exhausted without the assurance of getting a lovely shot. So, we decided to do it at home.

Planning to do a photo shoot in your own home? Here are some tips I can give you based on personal experience.

1. First of all, ready your little one's mood. Make sure they are cheerful and in the mood for the shots. We also made sure she wouldn't be intimated or scared with the camera. So, we talked to her about what we are going to do that day.

2. When you think your child is ready, then prepare your props. Aside from that, bring in the blankets! Lol. For our photo shoot, we used white blanket for the backdrop and we let my daughter sit on blankets too. But you can also make your own backdrop as well. You can actually be more prepared by making lovely backdrops.

3. Get ready with the costumes too. If you have some scene in mind, you have to work on that in advance. Well, for our photo shoot, it was just an instant idea and we were not able to prepare well for it. Well, next time we will really get ready. I just used Bella's ladybug onesie, bumble bee swimwear and tutu skirt.

4. See to it that that lighting is right. It was afternoon when we did the shoot and the sun's beams were glaring indoors. So, we needed to look for a spot where it isn't too bright. But the best light to use is natural light, just make sure it isn't too bright. You can also use a curtain to diffuse the light.

5. And then just have fun with the photos! Take as much photos as you can so you can just choose the best ones.

6. Edit the photos. You can choose whatever software you want. That could be Adobe Photoshop or even PicMonkey.

I let Bella change her attire for three times and I guess she was already tired. So I didn't try the fourth one anymore. We decided to just stop it already because you know how kids are. So, here are some photos as a result of our DIY photo shoot.

The advantage of a DIY photo shoot is that you can save a lot of money, you can take all the time you want and your little one would be comfortable doing that in your own home. After what we did, I guess we would do it again. Once I get hold of my own DSLR, for sure Bella would have plenty of portrait photos!

I just didn't have time to edit the photos or change backgrounds. You can clearly see the white blanket lol. But I am happy with how the images turned up to be. How about you , have you tried doing a photo shoot at home?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

10 Amazing DIY Bunny Craft Videos To Try Right Now

easter bunny crafts

I can see so many bunny crafts everywhere. It just look so fun and cute to see them all! I guess both parents and kids are into making all these bunny crafts these days because of Easter. I don't celebrate that but it is just nice to see these cute bunny creations. There is really something about bunnies that are so sweet and charming. Do you agree?

So, I searched for some videos in YouTube that could teach you some fun bunny crafts. They may look hard in the final output but they are actually easy to make. Enjoy the videos below!

Here is a Puppet and a Decoration in one. It looks sparkly!

An pretty easy bunny mask for kids. You can ask them to help you in making this.

Want your bunny to be digging the rabbit hole? Try this one.

A Pompom bunny and chicks would look overly cute together. I'm sure you'll agree with me after seeing this video:

Oh I love origami! This one is definitely doable just follow the steps carefully.

These bunny bookmarks are so cute!

When I saw this, I suddenly missed making characters from eggs. I used to make different faces using eggs. I promise to share that to you next time. But I don't used hard boiled eggs. I use egg shells.

Now here is a bunny made from a golf ball!

You can make this bunny basket with your kids. It looks very lovely!

THIS! I always want to try this one and Bella had been asking for stuffed bunny or doll from me. Look at this one, it is so adorable!

So, did you enjoy watching these videos? Which of the above bunny crafts would you try? Me, I'm going to make the stuffed bunny from socks and the bookmarks too!

But before you go, here is a DIY bunny made from toilet paper roll that you can make for your little one. My daughter loves this!

easter bunny crafts

Thursday, March 26, 2015

DIY Craft: 10 Minutes Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

We have many toilet paper rolls that either end up in Bella's toy box or in the trash can. I can actually see these rolls anywhere because my little girl is fond of playing with it. I always wanted to make something from these but I am so busy that I can't do it. As a matter of fact, there are so many ideas in my mind but I just don't have the time to make it.

Until one day, I was able to make one. Before we left for dinner with Daddy, I made Bella a cute bunny from toilet paper roll all for the sake of her storytelling about the Turtle and the Hare. I know we all know that fable wherein the turtle and the hare had a race.

Well, she had a turtle that she made during one of her playdates. To complete her characters, I made her a hare. And she was very happy!

toilet paper roll crafts

It was just a quick craft. If you look at it, you can easily get how it was made. I actually just cut pieces from cartolinas in different colors. Just let your imagination play and you will be able to create your own bunny from toilet paper roll.

Since I didn't have paint and wouldn't have time to paint, I just wrapped a white paper around the roll and glued it inside. Then I cut two pink ears and added a white part to the ears too using paper. The face of the bunny was the next thing I worked on. Two circles for the eyes, six long rectangles for the whiskers, a heart for the nose and a triangle for the mouth with a rectangle tooth. You are actually just playing with shapes!

Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

The last thing I added was the feet. I purposely made it big. And it looked cute when you let it hop! You can also skip the feet part if you want to. It already looked like a bunny anyway.

Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

After making this toilet paper roll bunny, I would be making other crafts using this material because like what I said, they are everywhere in the house! I hope I could make more!

I have actually made some spiders using toilet paper roll. You can headover to it too. It comes with an easy to follow step by step instruction too!

I wish I have taken a video of Bella while telling the Turtle and Hare story. The next time she is in the mood to tell the story, I'll make sure that I have a cellphone or camera on hand. And I will show it to you! Lol. Hope you loved this craft I shared to you today. Don't forget to share it with friends or Pin for later!