Keep it simple. That's been my focus for the past several months, and it's made a HUGE change! I used to set lofty, SuperMom expectations, creating everything from scratch, making beautifully-packed lunches every morning, and elaborate meals every evening. Maybe one day . . .
Six Truths From My First Year of Blogging
I can't believe KariSkelton.com is officially a year old! Boy oh boy, has it been an amazing, crazy-busy year of ups and downs, victories and mistakes, and a massive learning curve. First off, I want to thank you for popping in, reading, commenting, sending me questions, and . . .
Robot Nightstand DIY
Robot Nightstand DIY Hi, friends! I recently made this DIY Robot Nightstand for The Edmonton Fall Home Show's Notable Nightstands Challenge, in support of Habitat for Humanity. (People could bid on DIY nightstands created by local bloggers.) Now, I want to show you how . . .
DIY: Coconut Lavender Whipped Cream
Body lotions, creams, butter: whatever title you want to use, they're far too expensive for my liking. How is something so simple (that you know is inexpensive to produce) so costly? (I feel the same way about toss cushions but that's a topic for another day.) I have . . .
Goal: Eat Together at the Table
I've found myself developing a bit of a bad habit: plopping Wyatt into his high chair in front of the computer or the TV to eat his snacks and meals. It seemed like the perfect solution! He could sit there, eating (and supposedly entertained) while I wash the dishes, return . . .
Wyatt’s Room: Earthy Vintage Nursery
We'll likely be switching Wyatt to a big boy bed within the next year (despite the fact that if it was up to me, he'd be in a crib until he's 18), so I thought it would be fun to give you a peek into his room before the change-over. When we were designing the space, it . . .
Seven Summer Sensory Bins
My dad built our son Wyatt a beautiful sensory table this spring. At first glance, it's a cute, kid-sized picnic table. But when you lift the lid, you discover a pair of engaging, attention-grabbing sensory bins with materials for Wyatt and his friends to touch, smell, see . . .
Healthy(ish) Summer Drinks for the Whole Family
'Tis the season for summer drinks! I had so much fun designing these three fabulous features (mostly because I got to taste test all of them). I designed them to be alcohol-free, so you can pour them as-is for your kids and pregnant friends, or add vodka, gin, or white wine . . .
Super-Cool S’Mores Kits
There’s nothing quite like building S'Mores around the campfire with your friends. When I was a little girl, summer evenings at our cabin in the Whiteshell, Manitoba often included roasting marshmallows under the stars. That moment when you press your 'mallow in between your . . .
Pom Pom Push Pins: Guest Post!
I'm so thrilled to have my good friend Jackie Whitson as my first guest blogger! She's a mom to Lilah and Rowan, wife to Joell and woman about town. Jackie and I met seven years ago doing work with Movember Canada and have been great friends ever since. She posted a . . .