Food Art. 

This is my very first crafty blog post with one of my littles! I am so excited to share the fun with you that we have played with over on Instagram here in more detail. 

(If you want to find me on IG I’m @lightgreenmothering

  Today we are playing with kitchen scraps! 

What you need:

  • Food scraps (we used celery and potatoes)
  • Paint
  • Paint brush or roller
  • Paper 
  • Knife or cookie cutters
  • Painters Tape (optional)

   I chose to tape the paper (painters tape) to my table to secure it. 

Next, I pre-made some designs in halved potatoes with cookie cutters and then trimmed the edges with a knife. My celery was literally just the cutting from the bottom of my stalk. You could use broccoli, carrots, get the picture. 

Next, I set out paint, water, brushes and a towel for brush clean up. 

Time for fun!

The celery makes lovely flowers!

We also were practicing our peace sign and heart making skills while doing this “mural”.  Because mamas, this kid loves it when I join in. Mom bonus, she thinks I’m awesome when I do. 

Now, considering  my daughter tags EVERYTHING with an H. I would say this is her signature now.

So easy peasy right?

 Now go have some fun! 



Lightgreenmom update. 
It’s been a long while since I have posted and instead of apologizing, I will just say life with two babies takes much presence.

I’m here to be real with myself this year. 

I have been mostly at home retreating in my piles of laundry, sub par meals and trying to figure out how the hell to be the mother, wife and the human I aspire to be all at the same time. To fully embrace my new slow life adventure.  AND…I almost have a ONE year old again. 


How do I not have my shit together yet?

It’s been a year and I STILL have no idea who I am.

I am really bad at pushing the publish button here. I have a draft page a mile long and the posts never got the chance to be seen. All because I never pushed publish. Total mom move right?

So it is my intention to make this a place to document the good, the great, and sometimes the ugly and crappy stuff too. The creative moments. The moments of motherhood. Maybe a little yoga or silly dancing may be involved as well. Cursing may happen (I have two kids and try not to verbalize my sailor mouth because of their insane ability to repeat, so it may end up here a bit) The lighter green way we live as a family. Enjoying the wealth of a slow life and shoestring living.  The little things I learn along the way. A place to keep track of the little snippets that make life worth living.

Because all of it. That is real life, right?  

I want to be as mindful as I can with my family, so know that I would love to hear from you! I will respond when I am given the opportunity to be fully present to connect. 

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Most of all, thank you for being here and sharing a bit of life with me!