Make Your Own “Snow” Day

If your kids are bored this holiday season, here’s a fun activity: making “snow” at home. Warning: this can get messy so I recommend doing it outside or in an area that’s easy to clean.

My son, who is in second grade, did this activity recently as homework. It only requires two ingredients – baking soda and hair conditioner. I recommend using cheap conditioner or even conditioner you’ve gotten while traveling.

Here’s the recipe: mix 2 1/2 cups of baking soda with 1/2 cup hair conditioner. Then let your kids smush it together. You can mold it into snowmen or simply use it as a wintery backdrop, which is what we did.

Enjoy your snow day!

A Sweet Treat for Wine Enthusiasts!

Here’s a refreshing way to celebrate a wedding! Make your own “winesicles,” an adults-only frozen treat made with wine.

The recipe, courtesy of Santa Margherita is below:

Ingredients

  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • Edible Flowers

Instructions

  • Place 3-5 edible flowers in each popsicle mold.
  • Fill popsicle molds with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • Freeze 4-6 hours, or until completely solid.
  • Once frozen, remove from mold and garnish popsicle stick with ribbon.

Elderflower & Edible Flower Popsicles
Elderflower & Edible Flower Popsicles, photo: SantaMargherita.com

Wedding DIY is Doable!

From flowers to centerpieces to invitations, being a do-it-yourself bride (or groom) seems easy but often it’s a struggle. Still some crafty wedding projects (like food favors and photo booth props) are doable. For ideas and expert advice, check out my San Diego Style Weddings’ article on DIY Weddings.

Here’s an excerpt:

“In all honesty, there are plenty of ideas and themes out there to create a fabulous DIY wedding,” say Jaime Beck and Diane Reichenbach of Whimsey Florals. “It can and has been done. It takes a large support system to do it, and lots of time and patience.”