Mama's Twig & Blossoms Blog

What's Under Your Deck?

My family and I are getting ready to move. Have I told you that? Our house has been packed, the movers finish loading today, and then, after a good scrubbing (the house and us), we’re off. While we’re all excited for the adventure that awaits us, leaving the home where we’ve raised our littles is a touch bittersweet. Each time I push them on the swings ...

I Take Pictures of Poop

Every now and then, whilst flipping through pictures on my phone, I find one of poop. Let me explain. Potty training was a BIG DEAL in our house, as I’m sure it is in every home where at least one parent is hoping, praying, and solidly committed to ensuring the little people who live with them get out of diapers. Pooping can be the worst. Where many kids ha...

Essential Oil Bath Salt DIY

OK friends, it may seem like I'm taking the easy road by giving you a recipe for bath salts, and truth be told, I am. But I'm moving, and truly, this is what I can manage at the moment. But don't worry, you'll love these!! That moving bit is also, incidentally, why you're not getting a picture of my fancy bath salts, as they've been packed. This is not only...

I WANT A CAKE POP!!!!!

"I WANT A CAKE POP!!!" His voice was downright shrill, and seemed to reverberate throughout the store (or maybe it was just reverberating in my head?). It started innocently enough, I can assure you. A trip to Target, the promise of a cake pop for best listeners and cooperators. But you never really know, do you, when things are going to go off the rails,...

Kangaroos Don't High-Five

Kangaroos don’t high-five. Those are the first words my sweet girl spoke when she woke up this morning. I chuckled to myself, thinking she was still asleep (oh what this child says in her sleep), but then second guessed myself and said aloud, “What did you say?” She yawned, then repeated, “Kangaroos don’t high five.” I don’t know what spurred the thought an...

A Word to the Wise about Cooking with Essential Oils

We LOVE to cook with Essential Oils!!! Has there been a learning curve? Yes, yes there has been. But once you get the hang of the "how," it's both easy and fun, and of course...tasty! The general rule of thumb for cooking with Essential Oils is that for stronger spices you dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl the toothpick in your recipe. Remember, 2 drops ...