Video Blog #1

So, I have loved making videos & editing since I was really young. There’s tons of embarrassing videos on a YouTube account I had from High School. It’s full of improv skits with my friends & I. I did all the editing and uploaded them, and still go back and watch them on occasion. I love being able to have those to look back on, it definitely makes me super nostalgic, and I am SO happy I can easily go and watch them whenever I want.
I recently stumbled upon some family “vloggers” on YouTube, and it really made me want to start a channel for my family. I mentioned it to my husband and he agreed to help me make it happen. Well, we tried a few times to get some good footage but it just kept getting put on the back burner. I finally motivated myself to get it done. Logan did most of the editing, I just added and took away a few things and then FINALLY hit the “UPLOAD” button. I am so excited to start this “vlogging” journey.
I love the fact that I will be able to look back on these over time, and my family that doesn’t get to see us often will still be able to watch my children grow.
Even if no one watches, I think the memories that these videos will hold will make it so worth it!

Here is our first video blog…don’t judge our amateur video/editing skills…we’re still learning! 😉


Food Art For Kids

Toddlers are so easy to cook for. They eat just about everything. – Said no one ever.

My son Cash is 2 1/2 and, like most toddlers, he is a very picky eater. Coming up with new lunch and snack ideas, that were healthy, became more and more difficult as he got older.
I decided to give food art a whirl after seeing some cute ideas on Pinterest. I would say it has helped a little, it doesn’t always work, but it has also helped me be creative & offer him more options at once. I’ve noticed that the more options, the better chance that he’ll eat at least one thing on his plate.
I made an Instagram page to document my food art so that I could use it as reference in the future, and because it’s just too cute not to document!
Here are a few of my favorites that I have made recently. For more photos check out my Instagram page @hellohappyplate


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Food Art has not only been beneficial for Cash, it’s also been enjoyable for me! While I’m *hoping* that Sawyer (who just recently started eating solids) isn’t a picky eater, I am now prepared if she is!

Would love to hear if this post encouraged you to make food art for your babes!