Just imagine, you spend all day at the beach having fun with your family. Laughs, snacks and memories are being made. This makes everyone happy. You can’t help but live in this moment and hold off on leaving for the day. It is time to go home and you all enter the house with the air conditioner blasting. The sun took all of the kids’ energy and put them to sleep for an afternoon nap. The house is finally calm and quiet. This is your chance to leave the mess so you can sneak up to the bathroom. You run yourself a bath to help relax and cool your sun kissed skin but still have enough energy to make dinner afterwards. This DIY citrus lavender milk bath is the perfect way to unwind after a family filled day.
Sometimes a shower doesn’t cut it. This smooth and milky bath with a burst of citrus and lavender will leave you or your little ones with the softest skin.
It is so easy to make this DIY citrus lavender milk bath even your little ones with love it. Luckily, this recipe will make an abundance amount.
In a bowl, mix together Epson salt, Himalayan salt and lavender buds from the sprigs. Add as much as you want depending on the strength of the scent you prefer. Drop in the essential oils and stir until everything is well blended. Add to the mix to glass jars and glue stick the printable label on tightly. Make sure to store in a cool place.
When ready to use, pour two cups of oat milk in a warm running bath. Scoop one cup of the bath salt mixture and add lemon slices, orange slices and lavender sprigs. This will make the bath look beautiful.
This DIY citrus lavender milk bath is the perfect wake up in the morning or to get your little ones relaxed and ready for bed at night. Either way it is a win for you!
A year ago, Dan was on his way home and found an old playhouse on the curb. If you know us you would know that we would never pass this up.
He brought it home and quickly put it together. Franco was happy and played a little in it but as the months went by, he stopped going into it.
A year later it has been untouched but for me, I wasn’t ready give it up.
I did some research online and found so many playhouse makeovers. I had to do it. Even if this was the last year Franco plays with it.
I wanted the playhouse makeover to reflect Franco and his love for superheroes. I decided to do one of his favorites, Batman.
I unassembled the house and gave it a good power wash, crazy how much gunk was on there!
Unassembled and power washed..
I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Satin colors. This paint stayed on the plastic the best and great coverage. The only gods color I did was for the door because it was the yellow I was looking for. Honestly, it didn’t go on well. I had to do multiple coats and it was streaky. I waited about an hour in between to apply a second coat.
There were some things missing so I had to get creative with things I already had. I added these vintage draw knobs and spray painted them black for the door handle.
Make Batman emblems all over.
My Cricut Maker came in handy for this project and made a bunch of Batman emblems. It added the final touch on the house.
More emblems around the house.
There used to be a phone hanging on the wall but since we never had it I stuck a flashlight in the holder.
Top part of inside the house was painted with chalkboard spray paint.
Assemble and play!
Overall, I spent about $70 on spray paint and it was worth it! In my opinion this is better than any store bought playhouse design.
Here are the colors I got for the playhouse and materials I needed.
Our weekends mostly consist of being outside all day long. If the sun is out so are we and it will be this way until the clocks turn back.
Studies have shown that all we need is at least 20 minutes a day outside. Nature came be healing and beneficial for the mind and body. Benefits include:
Improves mood — Researchers have found that nature simply makes us happy. Anxiety, depression and anger are notably decreased after spending time outdoors.
Improves focus — Studies show that both adults and children who have difficulties focusing or controlling impulses are better able to concentrate after being in nature. The natural world allows our brains to take a break from all that mentally drains us, and even reduces symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source from Sharp.com)
Sometimes it can be hard to get little ones to go outside, so here are some fun ways to inspire them to ditch the electronics and get outside!
1000 Hours Outside
1000 Hours Outside is a global movement designed for any age child (or adult) and any environment. The entire purpose of 1000 Hours Outside is to attempt to match nature time with screen time. They provide challenges, trackers and activity ebooks for the whole family.
The Best Homemade Bubble Recipe
Just realized you are out of bubbles? No need to worry with this easy recipe with ingredients you most likely have on your home already! Head to Caitlin Houston Blog for this recipe!
DIY Children’s Garden
Create a garden for your little one that includes a ton of imaginative play! While growing plants of your choice, your little one can decorate with rocks, stones and figurines of their choice! Head to Mid Morning Mama to see how they did theirs!
DIY Backyard Binoculars
This fun craft is an oldie but goodie of The Robins Nest! We made these last year and were a hit when we went outside. They are even great for rainy days and want to do some hunting your home.
Go On A Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt
Don’t forget these printables on your next nature walk! You have the choice of drawing your own finds or circling the images you see on your walk. It gives your little ones a reason to look around them while on their adventure.
Watercolor Painting Outside
Create a mess free masterpiece while getting inspiration painting outside. These watercolor paint pens are ideal for your kids painting outside! Check out The Very Best Baby Stuff for more info!
DIY Glow Jars
How cool are these fun diy glow jars from Our Tiny Nest? This easy activity is great for little ones who enjoy warm nights outside.
Our Tiny Nest is also sharing these awesome seed bomb diys. Just in time for Earth Day these little earth seed bombs will plant into beautiful wild flowers. Go check it out!
Yes you are reading that right, last minute Easter ideas because it is only a few days away!
Don’t ask yourself how this happened and how to it! I am sharing some easy last minute Easter ideas to get your little ones excited for this spring holiday.
They are easy enough that some of these activities can be done at home, or for very cheap! Check them out below.
1. Easter Bunny Footprints
Print out this free template and carefully cut out the bunny feet to make a stencil. Place stencil on the floor and sprinkle powdered sugar. Do this a few time to make a trail.
2. Free Spring Printables
When you sign up for my newsletter, you will get a set of spring themed printabbles including Easter pennants, toppers and coloring pages.
3. Naturally Dye Eggs With Onion Skin
Coloring eggs has never been this fun! Head to my previous post on how to color eggs with onion skin!
4. Easter Bunny Bait
Mix some dried oats, colored sprinkles and anything else you want to add to sprinkle for the Easter Bunny when he comes at night.
5. Dollar Store Easter Basket
Head to your local dollar store and stock up on the ultimate Easter basket! Everything you see hear is from Dollar Tree or Target Dollar Spot. You can add snacks, bubbles, Playdough, sippy cups and more! Also how cute are these sunglasses? I decided to glue some letter beads to customize them.
6. Jelly Beans in the Toilet
Throw some jelly beans in the toilet and even add some green and purple food coloring. Add the note for the Easter bunny saying they forgot to flush!
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Some blogger friends and I are teaming up to share some fun Easter Basket ideas! Follow our blog links for more inspiration!
My name is Nicole and I am a full time working mom to my toddler Franco. I love creating and sharing ideas. You can find me rummaging at estate sales, binge-watching The Golden Girls while chugging Diet Coke, listening to old school hip hop, supporting small businesses and being an advocate for maternal mental health.