Compost Art Reflection: I watched as layers and layers of egg shells, coffee grinds, vegetable peels and apple cores get tossed into the compost bin. The more we add in, the more beautiful it gets, layer by layer, piece by piece. Individual pieces of everything all getting thrown away all break down, until one day, it turns into something beautiful and useful together. Everything that was meant to be useless, broken, and tossed into a waste basket eventually turns into something fruitful for all the earth. It reminds me of the world we live in…no one is perfect, yet when everyone works collaboratively, earth becomes a richer place. All this inspired me to create this page of compost art…and remind me of how beautiful nature is!View More Earth Day Compost Art
Skoy Cloths are made from natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. Yes, this is a cloth derived from wood! This sponge alternative is dishwasher, machine washashable/dryer safe and biodegradable/compostable! Read more on my review on the cloths, scrubbers and towels!View More Earth Day Skoy Eco-friendly Cloth, Scrubber and Towels Review and Giveaway
Dashi Crab Tteobokki or Spicy Korean Rice Cake- instead of using anchovies and kelp for the stock base, I opted to use dashi! I used frozen jumbo crab meat to throw in at the end, instead of fish cake this time. Super delicious, quick, easy and delicious!View More Dashi TTEOKBOKKI or Spicy Korean Rice Cakes
Hopscotch Mom Turns One! Come on and join in on the giveaway! We are giving away an end grain walnut Cutting Board from Brooklyn Butcher Blocks, a set of adorable Eco-friendly Friendsheep Wool Balls and one lucky winner from around the world will win a signed art print by Edie Art!View More Happy One Year Hopscotch Mom and Giveaways!
Friendsheep Eco Friendly Wool Dryer Balls and Other Goods. These dryer balls are made with fair wage by Nepali Artisans in underprivileged communities and all their packaging is 100 percent recyclable and/or biodegradable and compostable. These adorable dryer balls work great to soften the load. I am more than happy having them found in random places in my home, as they unexpectedly bring a smile to my face whenever I see them. Add a few drops of essential oil to the dryer balls to gently scent the clothing. The fun designs and shapes of the dryer balls and air freshener make them a welcome addition anywhere in our home drawers, washing machine, children’s playhouse and more. Tuck in Spring or Easter Egg hunts, in goody bags, gift to adults and kids alike!View More Friendsheep Wool Eco friendly Dryer Balls
My review of Brooklyn Butcher Blocks Walnut End Grain Cutting Boards. An eco-friendly company where all of their materials are sourced in the USA and they compost scraps.View More Brooklyn Butcher Block’s End Walnut Grain Cutting Board
Chilli to me is a full sensational experience in a bowl: the spices of cumin, garlic and Chilli seasoning warm you; the aromatics from beginning to end stages slowly build up your craving for it. The raw onions, garlic and peppers wake you up the minute you start cutting them up. Then when you hear it sizzling, and bubbling, you await the moment it is done cooking and ready for tasting. Then when you taste it, you feel comforted and happy, yet excited from the kick from the jalapeños!View More Beef Chili with Whatever Canned Goods You’ve Got
Excellent, clear and easy to understand book with examples of when children might get angry and how to work through them in a positive way. Great images. Bonus guidelines in the back of the story for adults on how to engage in discussion with children and a page by page(s) on how to break down the content.View More Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners
How often do you stop and truly PLAY with your child(ten)? I encourage you to stop what you are doing at least once this month to just play! You will see your kids’ face light up, like never before. You, their parent who is usually working or cooking, cleaning or folding; it’s the most intriguing and endearing thing to them to see you laugh, be creative and play like a kid ! You are their role model. You are the person your child looks up to; their first teacher; their inspiration. What are you telling/ showing your child when you stop what you’re doing to play with them ? How does that make them feel? How does that make you feel?View More LEGO Play!
Why kids do so much art? Why is art important in early childhood and beyond?
The more you art, the more you start to realize art is embedded in our lives and shares bits and pieces of who we are as unique, one of a kind individuals.
Art is about developing yourself. It’s taking baby steps to try new things and trying to understand things other people create and respecting their point of view.
Art is you and you are one of a kind. You are special because there is no one like you.
Life is about sharing who you are to the world, and finding not IF we connect, but HOW, WHERE and WHY we connect.View More Art tells us it’s Okay to be You
Ever gone to Dim Sum and gotten the dome shaped sticky rice? This Chinese Sausage Sticky Rice might be prep work heavy, but if you make a large batch, it can last a few days.View More Lunar New Year and Chinese Sausage Sticky Rice
What every Expectant parent should pack for their hospital bag/trip. Car seat, head and body support, nipple cream, breastfeeding pads, green cabbage and more tips for parents to be!View More What Expectant Parents should Pack for their Hospital Bag/Trip
Extra virgin oil oil, lemon, garlic powder, rosemary and oregano equals this ridiculously easy marinade for Greek Chicken Style Kebabs! Marinade and grill when ready! Serve with tzakziki sauce , grilled peppers, onions and baby tomatoes. Adding BBQ sauce makes it taste just like those kebab carts.View More Dairy-free Greek Chicken Kebab Style Marinade
Thunderstorm Themed Party inspired by senses. Hail-Ci-cles, tornado tops, pop rocks, raindrop jellybeans , lifesaver wintergreen spark, dried flowers, mod podge drizzle, marble painting, sensory calm tube, calm after the storm, comfort food.View More Olivia’s 6th Birthday- Thunderstorm Party
Replacing Paper Towels with the Multipurpose Harringdons Tea Towels- wrap a gift, keep bread fresh, apron, drying dishes and cutlery-they are amazing, 100% cotton and so soft in your hands- they don’t snag, wash well and work for everything you could imagine in your kitchen.View More Replacing Paper Towels with the Multipurpose Harringdons Tea Towels
Zauo- America’s First Fishing Restaurant- Fish for your food- A great, unique and one of a kind experience – courteous staff and artistically presented great tasting food.View More Zauo New York Restaurant
Have you picked out your Christmas tree yet this year? Do you love unique plants and Winter Wonderland? Maybe all the holiday shopping online has been draining you of the Christmas spirit? Living in New York all my life, I really can’t believe I’ve ever been here. My husband found this place and we have been meaning to go for years now, but we never had a chance to, until now. It will now be a yearly trek to Long Island to visit Hick’s Nurseries. You come here and you feel as if you’ve traveled in time, back into childhood if days that beautiful trees and ornaments filled your eyes with awe, minds with magic and heart with joy. Come and reminisce on those nostalgic memories of childhood days, where you learn to live in the moment and appreciate the little things that spark great joy.View More Hick’s Nurseries- Christmas Wonderland
Why I switched to a wood cutting board. A review of Virginia Boys Kitchen Walnut Wood Cutting Boards. Responsibly made in the USA, using all natural materials and sustainably sourced local wood. They stand behind their cutting boards and offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE.View More Plastic to Wooden Cutting Board featuring Virginia Boys Kitchen Walnut Wood Cutting Boards
After numerous attempts at grinding fresh herbs and making every ingredient from scratch, I discovered this easy halal chicken that tastes as real as it gets when compared to the NYC Halal Carts. It also happens to be the simplest recipe. Try out this easy Halal Chicken over Rice!View More Easy Halal Chicken Over Rice
Filipino style scrambled bitter melon with egg and tomatoes. After sprinkling the bittermelon with salt, the bitterness is barely noticeable and you are left with a slightly smoky flavored pepper. The garlic, scrambled egg and tomatoes make this dish humbly delicious.View More Filipino Style Bitter melon (Ampalaya) Egg Scramble with Tomatoes
Beansprout soup, like Miso Soup, I love to make for the girls for either breakfast or dinner during school days. It’s nutritious and loaded with beansprout, garlic, scallions and dried sardines. After a long day at school, often eating salty and dried foods, having this for dinner I feel helps balance whatever they had at school all day. I love how versatile the soup is and how if you are watching your salt intake, it’s easy to control or go sans salt altogether and add extra Korean red pepper powder.View More Korean Beansprouts Two Ways
You can’t really go wrong with fried chicken wings. Seriously , you can probably just add salt to the chicken wing and flour them, deep fry them and they will be tasty. It’s something about the crispy, yet chewy Unami flavor of the first juicy bite. Not matter how you fry it, it’s just tasty in its own way. This recipe for Chinese take-out chicken wings is super simple and satisfying.View More Easy Chinese Take-out Fried Chicken Wings
Pretty much failed proof vegan blueberry muffins! I’m not a baker by any means, but these come out PERFECT every time. The blueberries are abundant and pop in your mouth with sweetness and just the right touch of tart- it’s almost like blueberry pie in muffin form.View More Dairy-free, Egg-free Vegan Blueberry Muffins