how to make a bunny that goes “meow”

so late last week, i wanted to surprise izzie with a bunny puppet. the old school way, made with a brown paper bag. this happened during her nap (like everything else i get done). i wanted to share this easy easter craft with you. it’s super fun ’cause this bunny doubles as a cat too. i knew i failed at making subtle whispers, when izabella very enthusiastically, “meowed” at my craft project. i couldn’t help but laugh at my silly mistake. nonetheless, my toddler really enjoyed my quirky and magical creation.



most likely, you’ll have everything you need right at home. if not, you’re nearest dollar store will carry these (all except for the last two).

  • paper lunch bag
  • construction paper (assorted colors)
  • glue stick
  • lead pencil
  • white colored pencil
  • fine point black marker
  • colored markers
  • sissors
  • cotton ball

also, very important…

  • the ability to make over exaggerated whiskers
  • an imaginative & honest toddler


i free-hand, but you can use round tops to make big, goggly eyes.post28_strybrd3

^^^this is how i made the nose and mouth.post28_strybrd4

a white interior surrounded by a pink earpost28_strybrd5

fold one corner for a snazzy touch :)


^^^ this is how i added the lashes, after i thought this bunny would be a girly-girl (see the pretty purple bow below)

ohhhh and let’s not forget about those cat whispers ;-)

(fold a piece a construction paper in half. with your handy white pencil draw, those three lines. cut from around the edge, and you’ve got!


add a few extra touches, like a bow, a few dress buttons and of course, a fluffy, white tail.


p.s- if you’d want your child to be involved, simply pre-cut all the shapes. let them do the rest with your supervision. oh and washable markers and crayons is recommended! just take a look at my dear daughter’s latest artwork.


today’s golden age


this guest post is inspired by royalty and high fashion. the duchess, kate middleton has been quite the conversation. she encompassed grace and elegance on her wedding day, and still throughout her current pregnancy. there’s something captivating and romantic about the formal wear of queens and princesses. we pretend to be one as little girls. as grown women, maybe even fantasize about feeling like cinderella.

there’s plenty of disney animated films, movies, television shows and even spanish soap operas to inspire our inner princess diana. read up on the trend which has made an appearance on-screen and the runway. you can incorporate the allure and sophistication into your wardrobe too. laura diaz shows how us to translate this majestic look for the average woman. no need to be prince charming’s wife or know the catwalk to feel regal.

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natural pain relief? sign me up!

what can i say? i’m a sorta-crunchy gal interested in healthy alternatives. so naturally (ha! no pun intended), i was curious about noxicare. don’t get me wrong, i’m not completely against modern medicine. it has it’s place and purpose in my life. however, if i am aware of a healthier option (which actually works), i won’t reach for any over-the-counter/ prescribed stuff.


even as a sucker for green, organic, homeopathic products, i’ve had my share of disappointments. things labeled as “natural” have failed to do its job. take for example, laundry detergent. one brand in particular, pretty much manufactures and sells watered-down soap. i was disappointed that even the simplest of stains weren’t removed. so i have a confession to make: i was a bit skeptical with their effectiveness. even so i didn’t want to miss out, if i was indeed proven wrong.

my lower neck and shoulders have literally carried the weight of my stress. both a masseuse and chiropractor actually confirmed the numerous knots early last year. the discomfort has been prominent for a while, especially the past two years. i’m saving my pennies for another massage, but in the meantime i’m glad i have vitamins to help my aches and pains. the good folks at noxicare, shipped me a bottle of all natural pain relief capsules.

the ingredients were all words i could actually pronounce. hey…”you say tomato, I say tomahto”, but regardless they’re all naturally derived. no chemicals or dyes here. just pure, wholesome goodness to make you feel your best. for whatever reason, i only toke it once a day for about a week. since i didn’t see any results, re-read it and realized the directions specify to take two to three capsules a day. i began taking the recommended dosage, and it made all the difference. just the next day, i definitely felt the muscle soreness and tightness subside.


the extracts of ginger, willow bark, rosemary, holy basil, boseweilla, tumeric and alpha lipoic acids make for one powerful combination. these healing properties are much appreciated by this (once) achy mama.

if you’re feeling discomfort from joint, nerve or musculoskeletal pain, i recommend this FDA approved, homeopathic medicine.

noxicare is currently running a wonderful promotion. you can now get 2 for $26.95! enter the code “FCTMSN” to receive this limited time offer.

or how about a FREE bottle? sound good? i thought so too! enter this giveaway for a chance to WIN

good luck! here’s to happy, healthy and pain free days :)