DIY-Painted Seashells Necklaces

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I was blessed to grow up in a tropical island where summer is almost all year around; and going to the beach every weekend was very common. The Beach was my park! I remember as a little girl playing in the sand with my sisters, making sand castles and collecting caracoles (seashells) that we eventually would take home to use for all kinds of crafts.

Something funny is that although my daughter is not growing up near the beach; she LOVES seashells! so when summer comes and we get to go to the beach, she starts collecting all kinds of seashells.  A couple of years ago we went to the island of Puerto Rico and she fell in love with the beaches over there. We got to collect so many caracoles (seashells).

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Today I want to share an easy kids-friendly craft that you can do with your kids this Summer: Painted Seashells Necklaces. This would be the perfect outdoor activity for you kids!

All you need is:

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  • Seashells ( You don’t have to go to beach for these, you can find them right at your local craft store)
  • Washable paint
  • Small Paint brush
  • 1 cup of water (to wash brush)
  • Strings

You can buy the seashells already drilled or you can do it yourself (adults only), make a little hole in the seashell using a small rotary tool; I actually used a manicure drill (nail thin filing cone). See picture below.

Filling cone

1-Paint the seashells and let them dry out completely.

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2-Loop some string through the seashell hole and tie a knot in the end.

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Pretty Seashell necklaces (Lindos collares de caracoles)

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Keep in mind that it can get a little messy due to the paint, but that’s ok, because I use all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ so I just keep bringing the freshness of the tropics home with the trusted cleaning power of all®. Its smells so good and fresh! Your pequeños (little ones) clothing will be new again with all®’s trusted stain fighting power to fight not only washable paint, but the toughest kids stains like grass, mud and grape juice.

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Fresh Tropical Mist is all®’s newest scent offering and I found it right by the cleaning and laundry supplies aisle at my local Shoprite! plus, it cost 30% less than the leading brand.

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pretty painted seashells

Aren’t these the cutest painted seashells ever?

My daughter loves them and so will your child. Let’s get Crafty!

By the way, If you want to bring the tropics home with and all® which contains in-wash pre-treaters for great stain removal you can get this coupon or to find NEW fresh tropical mist in store near you, visit all®’s website and click where to buy!

What arts and craft do you do using caracoles (seashells)?

Share!

Johanny

 

Easy Chicken Quesadillas

Get ready to prepare the best, tastiest and easy Chicken Quesadillas ever!

quesadilla and lime

As a working mom I’m always looking for easy and tasty recipes for weeknight meals. I came up with this chicken quesadillas recipe a couple of weeks ago, after I finished cooking chicken fajitas and ended up with leftover chicken.  I guess you can say it is a chicken fajita quesadillas recipe because it has the same flavor and ingredients as fajitas. (more…)

DIY-Distressed Mason Jars

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Although my blog is mostly about food and recipes; now and then I like to write and share pictures about my travels as well as my DIY projects.

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El día de hoy (Today) I want to share one of my favorites DIY projects: Distressed Mason Jars.

Me encantan (I love) Mason Jars…

Mason Jars are so versatile; can be use for decoration as well as for storing herbs and spices en mi cocina (in my kitchen).

Also, I like to use the jars as flatware organizers. Asi es! (that’s right!) If you are having a gathering or a picnic, mason jars are perfect to organize all your utensils.

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Give the Jars your persona touch: A couple of days ago, as I was getting ready to light a Glade® Radiant Berries™ Candle, (which I found at my local Target!) and the idea of decorating Mason Jars, inspired in the colors of berries, came to me. Perfecto! (Perfect) Adding some color to my DIY will surely make my home feel bright and full of energy.

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I’m telling you, Glade® Radiant Berries™ Candles or PlugIns® Scented Oil bring a bright feeling into your life.

Now let’s get ready to add some color to our Mason Jars 🙂

To distress the Jars you will need:

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  • Chalked paint (found at any craft store)
  • Mason Jars
  • A small paintbrush or sponge.
  • A nail File (not show in the picture)

This DIY is so simple, just follow these steps.

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  • First, Start with one coat of paint. Let the Mason Jars dry completely (about 1 hour)
  • Second, apply a second coat of paint. Let the Jars dry for about 12 hours ( I did it overnight)
  • Third, using a nail file; start distressing your jars. Start with the top and along the lines, any letters or pictures.
  • Now, your jars are ready!

Facil verdad! (easy right!) You can use them for parties, as flowers pots, or simply decoration.

I love DIYs, especially when they brighten my life, like the new Glade® Radiant Berries™ Candles and Plugins® Scented Oil.

 

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Do you want to feel a spark of passion or jolt of energy? Don’t forget to visit the Glade Latino Facebook page and Twitter.

What DIY makes you feel Bright? Share?

and don’t forget…

Feel Bright. Feel Glade®

Johanny

 

Tips to keep you and your family healthy and hydrated with Nestlé PURE LIFE :)

Disclosure:This is not a compensated post. Some information, videos and free samples were  provided by Nestlé® Pure Life®  to write a review,  however all opinions are my own.

Summer is almost here and we have to keep our kids well-hydrated. Between Summer Camps, Parks and beach days we have to make sure that our kids choose water instead of sugary drinks.

water

Today, beverages account for 47% of added sugars in the U.S. American diet and more than 13% of calories consumed per day. Replacing a single 12-ounce, 140 calorie sugar-sweetened beverage with water each day for a year can cut more than 50,000 calories from one’s diet. (more…)