Positive Vibes!

Looking forward to my daily inspiration from The Universe

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Ice Skating

The National Harbor has a Ice Skating Rink that is perfect for a family with little ones. Note that members of the National Children’s Museum receive discounted tickets. To my surprise upon arrival I found out the rink is not made of ice at all. This was definitely surprising but so convenient for us. Liv had a few friends with her at the rink ,and initially I was hesitant about this random ice skating trip where they may get cold and wet from sliding all over the ice. So in actuality for me having the kids skate on plastic was much better then complaints about what I expected to be cold hard ice. For small children I rate this a wonderful activity however adults may want to check out a true Ice rink because I was unable to really get a good glide going on the plastic.

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Christmas Party!

Liv hosted her 1st Annual Christmas party and it was fun times had by all! So much so that mommy didn’t have a second to take many pictures ….
Liv’s guest were greeted with holiday tunes ( let me just say that while Christmas shopping we purchased a Bluetooth device that allowed me to play Pandora from my iPad through our Ihome system… Am I late on this!?! We Love It!)
The little people munched on snacks galore one of my favorites being the “Rice Krispy Tree”

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I also created a photobooth backdrop from a thrifted thick table cloth with snowman designs on it. Creative, yet the kids couldn’t stay still long enough to get many still shots.
In addition to ornament making the kids had a blast on their candy cane hunt which was really made successful by the 70 degree weather we had this weekend.
For the first time I dyed noodles so the spaghetti dish was holiday themed with green noodles and red sauce. This holiday has really gotten me into utilizing food color in my edibles to add to the decor of an event. It excites me to add that extra festive touch and I’m sure I will be doing that for each holiday now 🙂

Oh (Edible) Christmas Tree!

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Happy Monday People!
This morning my family enjoyed these “Christmas Tree” waffles made with mama’s love!
I was so excited to make these! It’s the little things that matter most! This was a wonderful cooking activity for little ones as well. My daughter loves cooking. The counting, colors and textures she gets to experience while creating are always a fun way to educate.
To prepare our meal we added some green dye to our waffle recipe
Ornaments: Fresh blueberries and strawberries drizzled with honey, a tiny dusting of powder sugar and a tree topper of cool whip
Tree stump: Bacon

Let me know how this idea goes over with your little elves 🙂

Christmas Spirit

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Did I mention I LOVE holidays?!
The cooking, meal planning, gift giving, charity donations, family gatherings, memories being made, decorating, tree selection….. The list goes on and I love it all! Even though I get so stressed over the details lol it’s all apart of my control freak process!
I look forward to teaching my child traditions and seeing the excitement on her face as we have these moments. Whatever you celebrate I hope it’s a time full of love!