About our blogger: Inspired by Family
Mari Hernandez-Tuten wears many hats throughout her day: mom, wife, friend, counselor, missionary, and founding editor of the Ezine, Inspiredbyfamilymag.com. Our Ezine is a place full of creativity, laughter, celebrations, encouragement and good eating, that we hope spills over into your home. So have a seat, grab a cup of Cafe con Leche and let's get inspired! I am looking forward to joining you in your journey on leaving a legacy to your children and strengthening your family relationships!
My five year old has been counting the days, months, years since he was 3 when he first discovered the tooth fairy via his older brother. Excitedly, for months on end he will ask for me to check his teeth because they are wobbly. Overtime when brother has lost a tooth he remembers his cause and once again begins to zealously check his teeth for a loose one.
One day, his good friend lost his tooth at school and my son comes home with this pathetic look on his face, his lower lip sticking out and in his most whiny voice says “it’s not fair that I haven’t lost my tooth. All my friends are losing their teeth and I am not.” In my most trying to be serious face and concerned mommy voice I say “it will come, don’t worry it will come.”
I am Mexican and in our culture we don’t have the tooth fairy we have Read the rest of this entry »
Drab to fab paper bags in minutes! I love how versatile paper bags are for crafting. I am going to show you 6 Valentine’s Day crafts below!
Your basic supplies for all of them is a paper bag, scissors and glue. Read the rest of this entry »
Contributing Writer: Kelly Griglione from the Notable Nest
Have less than an hour to get together a set of Valentines, yet want them to be cute and unique? Well you’re in the right place! I’ve got just the craft for you, plus a free printable to make it that much easier.
A couple weeks ago Read the rest of this entry »
Acts of Love are the best gifts you can give, in my opinion. You are going to love this Acts of Love Coupons for the family idea and all the fun that comes with it.
I prefer gifts that tell me that you actually thought about me and considered my likes and desires when purchasing a gift. Or that you spent time making me something. And even better, spending time with you and sharing life over coffee. Those are gifts I enjoy receiving. When we first got married my husband liked to purchase extravagant and expensive gifts for me. I always ended up returning them because I prefer the gift of time, service and conversation any day than an expensive $200 bracelet. Read the rest of this entry »
York Mint No Bake Cookies was a creation of sugar desperation. I wanted something sweet and crunchy and I was not in the mood to bake. It’s my all time favorite quick sugar craving. I won’t say it’s healthy but it’s less fattening than your average chocolate chip cookie.
Since it’s so easy it’s the perfect “baking” project for you and the kids. It’s ready in 5 minutes!
York Mint No-Bake Cookies
- Graham crackers
- chocolate for melting
- candy canes
- York Mint peppermint patty
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I have been talking about our recycled crib projects for a while now but I haven’t been able to post our pictures yet. We made two projects from our crib both are no nail projects so you can easily put it back together to use again or to sell when you’re done with it. Our first project, Wall Photo Gallery, it was done in less than 10 minutes. I just slid the pictures in so no need for nails.
My awesome husband was the creator of the second project: Kids Work Station. I love, love, love Read the rest of this entry »
I love how this Edible Play Dough in a Jar Cupcake turned out! Yes just in case you didn’t know there is edible play dough. This is such a unique party favor so I can’t wait for you to try it out at your next gathering or for a Valentine’s Day class treat.
Guess what kind of cupcake this is? Chocolate! the edible play dough is chocolate flavored. You can find the Chocolate Play Dough Recipe I used here. You can make it Read the rest of this entry »
This Grammar Cheat Sheet is for ME and I hope you find it helpful in your blogging journey. I will be using this a lot to remind myself of some of the common mistakes I make when writing.
As bloggers our desire is to share with others our thoughts, our ideas, our life and projects. We want to inspire, encourage, entertain and mostly we want to know our words make a difference even if it’s in the life of one reader. But wouldn’t it be great if we could Read the rest of this entry »
I love Treat Favor Bags, it’s one of my favorite ways to end a party! With this quick idea you can easily customize your party or gift in minutes.
You will need paper with your favorite design, a clear bag, coordinating ribbon and your treat.
In the picture above, I placed chocolate covered cookies w/ heart sprinkles since we are drawing near to Valentines day. With a fun cupcake wrapper holding the cookies it made for a fun presentation. Read the rest of this entry »
Every year for the past 4 years we have kicked off our new year by making cinnamon rolls as a family. This year when my son woke up and saw the set up in the kitchen I was amazed when he pretty much walked me step by step on what we are supposed to do to make cinnamon rolls. He even told me the cinnamon roll tip I showed him last year. I will share it at the end, it’s pretty cool!
They filling has chocolate chips so with every bite you get some chocolate gooeyness and if they are warm the richness is oozing out! Our New Year’s traditions have changed depending on the number of children we had at the time, we went from: attending fun parties where I get to dress up, then 2 children later- having a family sleepover with friends and 3 children later- eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
Cinnamon Rolls are Read the rest of this entry »