I'm Kat, also known as Mama Kat to anyone who's been blogging with me back before it was cool to use your real whole name online. I'm a wife and mother to three, I've operated a home daycare for ten years now and I found an outlet for my crazy days with the kids when I started my blog, Mama's Losin' It. I spend my weekends embarrassing myself on YouTube, watching reality TV and chasing children down our hallway. In a happy way. Usually.
If there's one thing I'm enjoying this winter, it's a cup of coffee to warm up with every day. It's not uncommon to find me cuddled up with a mug in the morning, which is why I was thrilled when I saw how easy it is to design my own mug using Sharpies! There are thousands of pins on Pinterest linking to tutorials with pictures of personalized mugs and from the moment I saw one, I knew I had to try it.
I picked up mugs at the dollar store for myself and each of my kids and because I didn't trust the Sharpie mug tutorials completely, I picked up porcelain markers as well as regular Sharpies.
This turned out to be the perfect winter break craft for my kids. They used their personalized mugs for hot chocolate all week long!
I wish leprechaun trap ideas on Pinterest had been available five years ago when my daughter came home from preschool with a homework assignment to create one for St. Patrick's Day. Leprechaun trap? I had no idea there was an actual leprechaun creating havoc in the world or that it needed to be captured.
We did our best to put something together that could lure a leprechaun in, but it definitely wasn't super creative. I was happy to test the three most popular leprechaun trap ideas I've seen on Pinterest recently and my son was thrilled to play along!
There's no doubt it has been a chilly winter for many of us. This is the time of year for bundling up and staying warm, so I was in luck when I found a viral pin that upcycles old sweaters into mittens! I've been dying to try this because it looks like it could actually work, but I had my reservations. Could the sweater mittens keep my hands warm? Do I have to know how to sew to complete these? Would they fall off my hands?
It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and it's almost time to taste the rainbow. Taste the rainbow fruit platter that is! They're all the rage on Pinterest for the big holiday!
I love the idea of this fruit platter because not only is it visually pleasing, but it's healthy and delicious too! I thought for sure it would be Pinterest win as a snack for my kids and I'm thinking it would make a really easy birthday decoration for hungry kids.
The marshmallow clouds and pot of gold (Rolo candies) at the end of the rainbow fruit platter look like the perfect final touch!
I never thought I'd be that mom complaining about sugar intake while searching for candy-free Valentine options, but here I am! It feels like candy is constantly sneaking it's way into the house and the sheer volume of it is overwhelming. When I was a kid, we might have received conversation hearts of Hershey kisses with our Valentine's Day cards, but my kids come home with goodie bags filled with candy.
I don't want to add to the cluster of candy coming home on Valentine's Day this year so I took to Pinterest to find an equally enjoyable candy-free Valentine gift my kids friends will love! When I saw friendship bracelets surface with adorable Valentine tags, I knew I was on to something great!