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My 43rd episode of Crafty Mom’s Weekly Challenge was spent with Kainioa as we attempted the shaving cream egg dyeing strategy I had seen on Pinterest.

Obviously, it’s a little too late to jump on this bandwagon, but next year if you have shaving cream and food coloring on hand just remember it’s all you need to have a good time! Well…and the eggs.

You can watch me and Kainoa work through the process over at The Stir, but here’s a little behind the scenes sneak peek:

Take a look at my other Pinterest inspired projects!

And for a Happy Easter bonus, take a look at Kainoa hitting the Egg Hunt hard and making one quick lap around the yard before giving up. He gets so overwhelmed with all the people taking the eggs that he just quits before he starts. He did the same thing earlier in the morning for the Easter egg hunt in our living room with his sisters and he did the same thing LAST year during our hunt. This kid can’t take the pressure!:

Pat was able to rally him back into egg hunting mode…I feel confident he will head out next year with renewed confidence.

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Awkward Family Photo

April 20, 2014 · 0 comments

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This week for Mommalogues I was asked to share an awkward family photo and I reached for a collage of family photos my Mom gave me for Christmas. It’s a collection of Santa photos we took growing up and it perfectly captured nearly every awkward age any of us suffered through:

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The fact that I didn’t have any current family photos to choose from made me realize I need to get around to scheduling those. We’ve never really had any done! When is the last time your family had professional photos taken?

Also on Mommalogues last week:

What’s one piece of mom clothing you never thought you’d wear, but do?
Fill in the blank: I’m terrified my kid is going to…
What’s your go-to kids school lunch?

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2.) Things that make you happy.

I think finding joy in things is a survival skill. When I find myself giggling at people falling off sidewalks I sometimes wonder if this survival skill isn’t rooted in a little bit of evil. Regardless, I loved coming up with my first list of things that make me happy and was looking forward to making a part 2!:

1.) Kids laughing, or getting stuck, or running into walls when they’re not watching where they are going.
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2.) Finding out I was right about something. I knew it!!
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3.) New makeup!
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4.) When all of my kids go to school on time. And happily.
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5.) Feeling productive.
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6.) Sleeping.
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7.) Going shopping.
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8.) Beating another level on candy crush.
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9.) Gaining a YouTube subscriber!
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10.) 90′s music.
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Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.) What were you writing about last year at this time? What has changed?
2.) Things that make you happy.
3.) Something you bought this month that you love.
4.) 8 accounts you love following on Instagram.
5.) A blog post inspired by the word: Easter



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4.) Pinterest Inspired! Try something you saw on Pinterest and let us know if it really works!

I decided to try out a yummy looking drink I pinned on Pinterest months ago. Turns out I only actually TRY the things I pin when there’s a vlogging prompt of some kind asking me to do it. Take a look at my version of the Vanilla Vodka Chai!:


(video here)

One of the prompts last week called for embarrassing moments and Alissa really delivered with a story that would make most new moms cringe:


(video here)

Pop over to Alissa’s channel and subscribe!

It’s your turn!

Today’s prompts are:

1.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.
2.) What are your kids really into right now?
3.) March Favorites!
4.) Pinterest Inspired! Try something you saw on Pinterest and let us know if it really works!
5.) Spring Break recap! What did you do?



Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1.) Vlog about anything from a park bench.
2.) Easter haul and/or recap.
3.) Take us on a tour.
4.) Justin Bieber vs. Miley Cyrus…who would you rather have a slumber party with?
5.) 20 questions tag inspired by Alissa, questions here.

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vlogging prompt april5

Every week you’re invited to join me in a Vlogging Workshop focused on working together to create a community interested in video blogging!

  • To join, simply add a link to the Vlogging Workshop posted here every Wednesday that will direct viewers to your video (either on YouTube or your blog).
  • New vlogging prompts will also be posted on Wednesdays, so you will have a full week to create your video response!
  • I will feature a favorite video each week.
  • You can subscribe to this weekly newsletter if you’d like the video topics delivered early, along with a weekly vlogging tip.

To view more detailed instructions on how this weekly Vlogging Workshop meme works click here.

Here are the vlogging prompts for the Wednesday 04/23 Link up:

1.) Vlog about anything from a park bench.
2.) Easter haul and/or recap.
3.) Take us on a tour.
4.) Justin Bieber vs. Miley Cyrus…who would you rather have a slumber party with?
5.) 20 questions tag inspired by Alissa, questions here.

Now go make that video!

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