Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sealing artwork and coasters with Epoxy Resin

epoxy resin wall art with press flowers
I did a fun canvas painting of a vase using gouache paint for the background and used pressed flowers from previous summers, then sealed it with epoxy resin. Since reading The Ultimate Fluid Pouring and Painting Project book about resin, I have wanted to try it and love how the projects turned out. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Decorating our home with Mixtiles

mixtiles
Mixtiles are a perfect way to print memorable pictures to display it in any room of our homes. With the current situation in the world, we decided not to travel this year - not even to explore anywhere close to home. We spent a lot of time looking through pictures, talking about our memories, and picked a few pictures of memorable places from our travels to display in our office/craft room. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Art, Space, Spies and Giveaway

DK space visual encyclopedia
We have been reading two DK's Visual Encyclopedias to gain knowledge about different types of Art and to ponder about Space. We have also been learning about the history of spies from Ultimate Spy. 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Painting Rocks and Books that inspires us to draw

rock painting strawberry
We love books that simplify and teach us how to draw easily with techniques that anyone with any artistic skills can grasp and become good at. The Ten-Step Drawing Series are fabulous books we highly recommend, as these books are fun and have an approachable way of teaching how to draw for aspiring illustrators, doodlers, and art hobbyists. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Novels for teenagers and adults

destination wedding
We can't believe how quickly August is coming to an end. This summer, we got a chance to read a lot more novels. Here are a few of the titles we recommend...
10 Things I Hate About Pinky - Young Adult/ Adult
Destination Wedding - Adults
The Black Kids - Young Adult
The Last Dragon Rider An Adventure in Presadia - Children

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

End of Summer Wellness Prize Pack giveaway

deep relief giveaway
We love the warm weather and we always try our best to hold on to summer as long as possible, but it feels like its rapidly coming to an end! During the past few weeks, we have been using a few products from OXY, Deep Relief, and Softlips that have been useful for us. We have partnered with these brands to bring this end of summer wellness prize pack giveaway with functional products that will benefit you as well.   

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Welcoming Kobo Nia

createwithmom kobo nia
With more time spent at home these days, reading on the Kobo has a been a source of comfort for us. Everyone in our family loves reading regularly on the Kobo - and we are happy to welcome the newly released Kobo Nia into our family! Kobo Nia is an affordable, compact, easy to use device with lots of cool features for our reading comfort! 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Nature inspired Plaster of Paris platter and giveaway

nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
Long summer days are perfect for outdoor crafts. We did a fun project inspired by nature using Plaster of Paris from Craft Project Ideas. Since mediums like Plaster of Paris require time to dry, we find this process is a little faster when we dry it outdoors in the summer heat. 

Monday, July 27, 2020

Attracting bees to the garden with these DIY bee hotels

bee hotel
Over the years, we have made our garden pollinator friendly by adding a variety of features! It is exciting to watch these homes and places being utilized by benefiting creatures. We have also seen the benefits of these features as they have encouraged different types of bees to come into the garden and help pollinate flowers - especially in our vegetable garden. 
The bee hotels we placed in our garden were made in a post or block style, and painted with acrylic paint for aesthetics. We leave these homes all year round in the garden. 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Learning the history of inventions and giveaway

dk books
Summer learning continues with these awesome titles from DK publishers; Smithsonian History!, 1000 Inventions and Discoveries, and Inventors. It is fun to read educational books accompanied with illustrations, as it makes the content interesting and inspiring.