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Monthly Archives: May 2011

5 Minute Mama: Mango on a Stick

A snack in less than 5 minutes that is cool, refreshing, and even more fun because it is on a stick!  It might sound a little strange but chili powder and lime bring a plain ol’ mango to a whole new level. Peel and slice a mango into 8 wedges. Place them in a bowl […]

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Homemade Salad Dressing

I never, ever, buy salad dressing.  Honestly, it is so easy to make and it tastes so much better.  You decide what to put in it (most dressings are loaded with high fructose corn syrup) and can add ingredients to pair with whatever salad you are making.  I have devised a formula that will allow […]

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The Stylish Mama

Today we welcome our newest contributor to The Creative Mama, please welcome Shawna Percival of StyleberryBLOG.  We love her sense of style, creative life, and adorable DIYs.  Check out her blog and say hello! Oh, shoes. I love cute shoes. Especially cute shoes with heels. I wore them every day of my four year corporate […]

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The Creative Mama Photo Challenge v8 | WINNER!

There were so many fabulous entries for our YELLOW Photo Challenge!  We are so pleased with your creativity, and it was so exciting to browse through the flickr pool each day. Here are some of our brightest, sunniest favorites… Loved the simplicity of this shot, the clean lines and the negative space.  via Amy Schuff […]

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My Favorite Things (Summer Edition)

It’s almost summer, and easily may favorite season of the year. I adore homemade lemonade, picnics in the park, movies on the beach, catching fireflies with my kids and endless days at the pool. Add in a few road trips, tubing on the lake and al fresco dining and it’s as close to heaven as […]

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5-Minute Mama: Banana Bites

An occasional series that makes your life easier in five minutes or less. Up today: Banana Bites, a delish and simple lunch for your minis that will keep them smiling too. It’s also a perfect after school snack. My kids gobble them up. Serve them as finger foods or as faux sushi with chopsticks. Ingredients: […]

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Planning Your Summer

It just hit me. This is the last official week of school for us this year. I homeschool my 10 year old daughter, but my son goes to a wonderful small Christian school for kindergarten. This is his last week, so I am wrapping up homeschool as well. That means our summer break is starting! […]

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