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Kid’s Easter Craft

Let the Easter fun begin!  Easter is less than 2 weeks away and I am getting excited!  It really is one of my favorite holidays.  I obviously always try to make the holidays fun for my kids, and Easter is no exception.  Court’s amazing pre-school teacher, Ms. Sherri always does the best crafts with the kids.  Whenever I pick him up his hands are full of his projects from that day and he is excited to show me each and every one of them.  That’s why I thought a fun Easter craft would be perfect for him!

I’ve bought Court these wooden Easter eggs since his very first Easter, which happened a few days after he was born!  You can buy them on Amazon, but I also saw them in the dollar section at Target.  My idea was to have him decorate these wooden eggs so we could keep them and have them as a keepsake!  I liked that idea because you put so much effort into decorating the real eggs and never get to keep them, this way I could capture his little almost 3 year old creative mind forever!

Photos by Ala Cortez

I went to my local craft store and bought all kinds of goodies.  Paint pens, glitter, pom poms, stickers, puff paint, you name it.  At a recent Easter playdate (which I will be sharing very soon!) I let him and a few of his pre school friends go to town!  The best part was telling the kids about the Easter craft… They all got so excited to do it!!  Thank you Ms. Sherri for instilling this amazing sense of creativity into them!!  Here’s a little glimpse of the fun….

Nothing too fancy, just lots of fun stuff kiddos would like.  I’m being a real mom on this one and doing things that aren’t as pretty, but definitely fun!!!  I also think most of these are great for their fine motor skills and learning about shapes and colors!

Here they all are going at it!  I was really surprised with how excited they were for this!  Note to self, don’t let them wear their fancy clothes for this one… I thought I was being good by buying paint pens instead of actual paint, but it was still a mess!

Look how proud Rowan is of his finished product!!

There you have it… This is a great little craft to do with kiddos of any age.  I think the little toddlers had a lot of fun with it but the older they get the more intricate and detailed they can be!! It’s a great thing to do as a tradition and then keep each year’s egg, it would be so cute to look back on when they’re older!!

Stay tuned for more Easter posts coming your way!!

xx

Jacquelyn

 

 

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By on April 4, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, CRAFTS, DIY, EASTER

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A Simple Spring Wreath DIY

Keeping up with our Spring to do list, today we’re sharing a simple Spring wreath DIY.  I love adding a little color to my front door and Spring is the perfect time for that!  There are so many beautiful flowers blooming right now, especially with the super bloom, that your door is just begging for some love!  I asked the girls at Rekindle Creative to help make my vision come to life.  They’ve created an easy step by step guide so you can make your door as pretty as this one.

All photos by Kayla Adams, and that pretty pink door is hers too!!!

From the talented Hannah Choi of Rekindle Creative

To create this springtime DIY, start with 3 sturdy branches (we found ours just in the front yard!).  Use twine wire to secure the ends together to make a triangle shape.  Once we decided on the top and bottom of the wreath, we added our greenery, such as acacia, italian ruscus, and laurel, to various areas using floral wire.

Now it’s time to pick your favorite blooms and get creative!  We like to work in odd numbers, so we set aside 3 blooms for the top and 5 blooms for the bottom right.  Some flowers we used for this DIY were poppies, ranunculus, and garden roses, but any of your favorites will do!

 Cut each stem to about 2 inches and use floral wire to secure them on the branches.  As we attached the blooms, we focused on balancing the colors and shapes around the wreath.  Fill in any empty spaces with fillers or greens, and your springtime wreath is ready to be hung!

Isn’t it the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!  I love all of the pops of color, and thank you again to Kayla for letting us use her perfectly colored door!  I love that pale pink!  If you make any of your own wreaths at home don’t forget to share the photos and the hashtag #beijosspringtodolist or #beijosdoesspring.  We want to see your beautiful work too!!

Happy Spring!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on March 29, 2017 in CRAFTS, DIY, SPRING

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Father’s Day Gift- DIY Leather Catchall

This week is all about the daddy’s in our lives. Those amazing fellas deserve the best, and we can’t wait to show them how much they mean to us! We love to give gifts, especially personalized ones just for that special someone. Last year, we created personalized wooden prints for them and they were a huge hit! If you missed it, check them out here.

This year, I wanted to something that my husband could use everyday. Do you have a husband or father that leaves a trail of coins and receipts everywhere they go? I could spend all day gathering money in random spots in the house. I looked up some ideas, and came up with the leather catchall for this father’s day. Not only does it solve my money trail adventures, but it looks cool and adds some flair to his side of the bed. Plus, its incredibly easy to do! You can find all these materials at your local craft store or use my bff Amazon and get it the next day.

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Photos by Yasmin Sarai

Supplies

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Leather Sheet

(this is where you can get creative and pick a smaller or bigger sheet, and pick different colors. We went with a nice neutral blush color)

Leather Rivets

Leather Hole Punch

Hammer

Arm Muscle

Directions

This is for a large square using a 8.5 X 11 leather sheet.
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Fold the sides of the leather together. Give it some good arm muscle to insure they are folded.

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Take your leather hole punch and punch a hole about 1/2 inch from the top. More arm muscle here. If you have trouble getting it thru both sides, open it up and do each side. Make sure they are aligned together before doing so. Do this to each side.

Once you have your holes, fold each side again and take the rivets and insert thru the hole. Place the end rivet on the other side, and using the rivet setter and your hammer fasten the rivets together. The set will come with directions on how to use the rivet setter. Its really easy!

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Do this to every side, and there you have it! Take it a step further, and personalize the leather inside the catchall. Our bff, Meghann Miniello did a simple “daddy”, but the sky’s the limit! A song, poem, or a special saying will look great in there.

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Every daddy will love this gift! And so will all the Moms out there. No more money trails and receipt piles :) Now if I can come up with a stylish solution to all the empty water bottles in the house.

Happy Father’s Day!

xx

Abby

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By on June 14, 2016 in CRAFTS, DIY, FATHER’S DAY

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Easter Egg Decorating + Styling- DIY


Its all about easter egg decorating and styling today!

Who else loves decorating easter eggs?!? I do enjoy dying eggs with my little peeps and watching them turn that perfect pink dye into a lovely brown mush color. You know what I’m talking about. It takes a lot of patience and biting my tongue to sit there and watch all the pretty colors turn to blah. But hey, they love doing it and that is all that matters. After they have created their masterpieces and are off to bed, its time for mommy to sit down and create her own.

I’m sure you have seen those coloring books that are all over the place these days for adults. Its a little therapy session for me to sit and spend 10 minutes  with a glass of wine and just color. I decided to do the same thing this year but with wooden eggs. Now mine did not come out as good as our gal pal, Meghann Miniello, so we are showing off her masterpieces. This year I used wooden eggs… well because they don’t break and you can keep them for the next year. Pretty much a no brainer.

We got ours here on Amazon. They come in a set of 12 so you have a lot of chances to get the perfect ones. We went bright and fun with patterns this year.

Photos by Meg Perotti

Let’s see all the pretty Meghann created!

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Here is the line up…

 so cute huh?!? isn’t she good! She did a mix of paint and markers. Simply go right in it and see what fun you can create, or find a pattern and use that as reference.

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Now once you have all your eggs done, you gotta show them off proudly. We love styling eggs to put around the house. This year we are mixing our bright colored patterned friends with the yarn wrapped eggs by Twine and Braids. Check out her etsy page for more fun wrapped eggs.

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Easter Egg Decorating  + Styling by Beijos Events

Easter Egg Decorating  + Styling by Beijos Events

We styled this pretties a couple ways. One is all together in our Little Market Woven Bowl. Place this on your kitchen table or a coffee table for a cute easter detail. Having people over? You can add some fresh flowers into the bowl for added detail and color.

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Use a ceramic berry basket and fill with fresh flowers and eggs, another fun way to display them. We got our green one at Sur La Table, but you can also find some pretty ones here and here. You could also use wired metallic baskets as well.

Easter Egg Decorating  + Styling by Beijos Events

Easter Egg Decorating  + Styling by Beijos Events

Easter Egg Decorating  + Styling by Beijos Events

Easter Egg Decorating  + Styling by Beijos Events

This is our favorite by far, you can create a wreath with flowers and eggs. Simply just glue together on a circle board or use the green foam you can get at your local flower wholesale or craft store. You could use fake flowers but its not nearly as pretty as using real flowers.

There you have it. A lot of pretty fun just for you!

Happy coloring!

xx

Abby

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By on March 24, 2016 in CRAFTS, DIY, EASTER, HOLIDAYS

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Mama Son Date with Homethrown La

We got something reeeallly cute for you today!

We know this week is going to be all about Valentines day and what to do, what to wear, where to go, etc. But have you thought about the little man in your life?

Abby and Jacquelyn have two loves in their lives and they are about oh 3ft tall, and wild as can be. We have a tradition that we started with them that every Valentines Day we take them on a Mama Son date. Hopefully a tradition that they will love to do as they get older.

Our pals at Homethrown La have the cutest experience boxes. Their Mama/Son Valentines day box is filled with little love bug crafts, a sundae adventure, tattoos, and so much more! I mean how perfect is a Mama Sundae date? Get it… so cute.

A little about these gals:

we are both moms who share a background in children’s education. we know what kids like, and we will use our creativity and imagination to entertain them, while at the same time, not boring you, their parents. and, lest you worry that we only throw kids’ parties, there is nothing we’d love more than to convert your backyard into an sophisticated cocktail party–just for the grown ups. we would love to meet you and share our passions as we create a personal and unique event that you will never forget.

These curated experience boxes are just so thoughtful and creative for your little ones!

Photos by Megan Welker and Yasmin Sarai

Lets start with Jacquelyn and her little love, Court. They took their box to the park!

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How cute are those jars of sundae goodies? All the jars are filled with essentials for a love bug sundae.

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Someone is loving the chocolate dirt….

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Dirt kisses for mommy are the best!

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Look at me Mommy!!

Court’s Je T’aime T-Shirt is from Whistle & Flute

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We love the idea of taking your adventures to the park, such a fun time for mommy and son.

Now onto Abby and Jett. They stayed in for their love date…

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The boxes also come with a cute love bug craft where you can create and paint your own little love bugs.   yasminsarai_beijosevents_mamasonvdaydate-8 yasminsarai_beijosevents_mamasonvdaydate-10

Jett loves snakes so we created snakes and his version of a love bug. Tiny little hands at work are so cute….. we can’t get enough!

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Your little one can become a love bug as well!

Jett’s Love T-Shirt is from Whistle & Flute
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Now onto the sugar!

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Each box comes with a cute xoxo banner for you to hang up for your love date, and don’t forget the mama and son signs! These ladies think of every little detail for you!

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chocolate for the little man + vanilla for the mama

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Cheers!

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Mommy’s turn to be a love bug!

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eek! its a love bug on your arm Jett!

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This was such a fun time with our little love bugs! Hurry and order your own box from Homethrown La so you can create the same traditions with your little man!

xoxo

Abby

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By on February 7, 2016 in BEIJINHOS, BEIJOS PICKS, CELEBRATIONS, CRAFTS, FAMILY, HOLIDAYS, VALENTINE’S DAY

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