This past week I had the pleasure of being a special guest at Albany Public Library’s Family Story time in the Garden. We had a ‘beach day’ with fun things in store. I got to share special activities and crafts related to the books that were read.
One of the books that we read was Mermaids Fast Asleep by Robin Riding. It is about how mythological sea creatures sleep in the sea. I shared homemade lavender scented bubbles with my new friends help relax and blow bubbles after the story.
Lavender has calming and soothing properties which may help kids relax and sleep better.
Everyone got to take home a small bottle of lavender scented bubbles and I am going to share two easy ways to make your own bottle of it!
First Way to Make Homemade Lavender Scented Bubbles
A fast and easy way to make lavender bubbles is to add drops of lavender essential oils into store bought bubble solution. Add 5-8 drops per cup of bubble solution. I always use lavender essential oils from Plant Therapy which is also kids safe.
Second Way to Make Homemade Lavender Scented Bubbles
Simple ingredients for lavender scented bubbles include
1 ½ cups warm water
½ cup dish soap (lavender scented or unscented works best)
This easy DIY beeswax candle is a perfect craft for anyone to make! It require two simple ingredients and the rest is up to you on how it looks and smells.
A few weeks ago, Dan decided to get some honey bees and start the process of honey making. That’s as far as I got as to understanding this whole process. I was able to sneak in some pictures of Dan in his beekeeping suit though.
We discovered a little bit of beeswax in their new beehive and Dan immediately tried to light it like a candle by adding some fresh lavender in it. It was safe to say it turned black and it all burned.
I took it in my own hands and showed Dan how it was done. Since we just got the bees, we got a block of beeswax to practice making things such as candles and lotions.
When I think of summer, I envision the beach, the ocean and fresh scents. Along with glowing and glistening skin, textured wavy hair is adds to the definition of summer.
There are two hair sprays I love to use during this season- detangling spray and epson salt beach spray. I use both so much I decided to make my own so it would be cost efficient.
These sprays are great for when you get out of the shower and you don’t feel like using heated styling tools. They are also great when you are at the beach or just getting out of the pool. They will leave your hair well nourished and smell amazing!
Little ones minds have such an imagination that no adult could ever understand.
We can join in with their creative minds though by gong outside and exploring our neighborhood and backyard.
These DIY backyard binoculars are garaunteed to be a hit with your little ones especially with summer on the way!
2 toilet paper rolls or 1 paper towel roll cut in half
Tape both cardboard tubes together so they are sturdy.
Wrap paper fully around both tubes and tape together.
Decorate your binoculars however you and your little one wants with paint markers.
Punch holes on each side and add twine long enough to fit around your little ones neck.
We spent the day looking for birds, the shapes of clouds, funny insects and different trees throughout our neighborhood.
I encourage you to make one also you can both explore together!
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.