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Mama = Chewbacca

October 27, 2014

My daughter Coco is currently* obsessed with Star Wars Episodes IV-VI. Although, she has chosen to be Queen Amidala for Halloween – due to the gorgeous costumes and natural beauty of Natalie Portman. My son Nikko will be a classic Luke (we sometimes jokingly call him Nik Side-Walker), Husband Tristan will be Darth Vader, and mama, of course – Chewbacca.

mama-bacca-3This mural cracks me up! The best silly Sci-Fi backdrop – located at a gas station in West L.A.

mama-bacca-1I wish I had a crossbow, that would really pull the look together


Somehow, I look more like a sad demon rock god than Chewie…hmm


I love how easy this costume was to throw together! I just ordered up this boys youth size jacket on Amazon, and received it by mail the NEXT DAY! Gotta love Amazon. And, yes – I already had those boots and pants. ‘Cuz, I already kinda am a sad demon rock god – aren’t I? At least in my imagination…

What are you going to be for Halloween? Did you make a costume? Rent? Or buy?

Features, Kids

Get Spooky – QUICK!

October 24, 2014

NOTE*** the website is not working well today! Some photos are not showing up. If you see a photo title ie. “boo-2014-5.” just click on it to view the image. Sorry, for the inconvenience. I hope to get it fixed soon.

My little boy was super sick last week! Fever, hives, cough, congestion. So sad for the little man, and tough for a busy mama!

I wanted to get in to the Halloween spirit, and pull something fun and festive together for my big girl.

So, I needed to bust out some creative projects she could be a part of and get it done fast, that boy needed our love and attention. Here is what I came up with in a flash.

I pulled out a sheet of purple card stock, had Coco cut up 6 squares, slapped on some poster stickers we had on hand. We were out of P and K, so I rigged a letter B to make P, then cut up an H to make the K. SPOOKY – done. 5 minutes.


boo-2014-4I grabbed a piece of black card stock and an exacto knife and carved out BOO – 15 seconds flat! 2 decorations (positive and negative “boo”) done. Boom. Next.


boo-2014-9Bats. I had a few left over from last year, but, we made a few more. Black card stock, folded in 1/2 trace a bat like shape. Kid cut. Done. Bats all over the house. Fun.

boo-2014-1My son had made these hand prints at school last month. I was getting ready to hang this in the kids room – then realized, this image is kinda morbid in red. But GREAT as Halloween decor. Yea. Nail in wall. Done.



boo-2014-6These ghosts were the most fun for us to make! And so easy too. Take one tissue lay flat, tear 1 tissue in 1/2 crumple into a ball place in the middle of whole tissue, then tie it up. We drew some spooky faces and glued them on. We made 6, and tied them to our dining room lighting. 10 minutes.

Homemade Halloween happened in about 30 minutes! So fun! Next up, Pumpkins.

How do you get into the Halloween spirit? Do you decorate? Please share your tricks to making your home spooky and festive.


Green Gobblin – Smoothie

October 17, 2014

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*Note the carved pumpkin in back ground. Here is what it looks like now. Gnar.

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chia yum

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little sick boy – getting some fruit and veggies

Green smoothies are all the rage these days, and we love them! Its such a great way to get greens into picky eaters diet. There are a million recipes out there, you can experiment the combinations on your own – find what everyone in to house loves, and work in some things they may need.

I made this easy “Green Goblin” recipe for my sick little boy. I focused on Vitamin C, the needs of my little sicky, and keeping it spooky green. Some fruits and vegetables; strawberries or carrot juice, will definitely change the color. This recipe is super simple. Enjoy.

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Easiest Oatmeal Cookies Ever

October 10, 2014

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Vegan and Gluten free!

Plus the kids can make it – practically on their own

coco banana web

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Coco’s favorite part is mashing the bananas

and eating them of course

Bon Appetit

These are the absolute, most easy, and versatile cookies you will ever make! I found this recipe online a few years ago, and have since made a batch nearly every week. The kids love getting involved in making them too, they think they are getting a “treat,” but, are really eating something healthy. I will often serve them for breakfast, and grab a couple to go when on the run (for myself) – I could probably gobble an entire batch in one sitting. I hope you and your family will enjoy them as much as we do!

click the jump below for the Easiest Oatmeal Cookies recipe

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