homemade

  • Pixy Stix Watercolors

    My pet unicorn, Sprinkles, is a big fan of Pixy Stix. I am not crazy about them… I am not huge on sour things and let’s face it– its like drinking straight up sugar. Unicorns, unlike humans, require a lot of unrefined sugar in their diets to stay healthy… so we keep them on hand. The orange ones are like vitamin C to unicorns. Last week I made Sprinkles a big bowl of mixed Pixy Stix powders. As I was pouring them into her bowl, I had an idea. I wonder if I mixed water into one of the colors I could make a paint. Well… it totally worked. So I made paints out of all the colors! Sprinkles was happy and so was I. Perfect.

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  • Homemade Snow

    I grew up in Alaska. Yes, Alaska. There were always an ample amount of snowy days in the year to indulge my childhood imagination in. My brother and I used to have the best time in the snow! We would build tunnels, snow forts, villages, armies of snowmen– and one year our dad even shoveled our roof… and the pile reached the second story of our house! We spent the our whole weekends sledding from the upstair deck and loving our lives. Good times. It’s hard to realize how cool it is to have something around all the time until you don’t have it anymore. Then I moved to Australia. Then LA. I began to miss the snow. I know those days were pre Sprinkles (my pet unicorn). She and I hadn’t run into each other in New York yet. But I have to tell you…. they were magical in their own special way. There’s really nothing like the magic of childhood.

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  • Homemade Window Stickers

    Today me and my pet unicorn, Sprinkles, went on a trip to the Cotton Candy Kingdom (where she grew up) to visit her friends and family. They are always doing all sorts of magical favors for us. For example, remember that one time that Sprinkles was having sleepless nights due to being afraid of monsters/nightmares and they helped me make Monster Spray and Magic Milk Potions to help her rest well at night? Not to mention all of the holiday perks we get from being friends with all the famous holiday icons. Well, it was time for us to return the favor.

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  • Textured Paint Rollers For Kids

    It’s been super rainy here in Colorado the past few weeks, so my pet unicorn, Sprinkles, and I have been spending a lot of time in doors (and probably a little too much time hanging out with our good friend “Netflix”). Just like little kids, if Sprinkles watches too much TV and doesn’t have enough stimulation she gets a little cranky. So, while we were out at the grocery store with my parents the other night, I decided enough is enough and headed over to the craft section at Walmart.

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