How to Make Espresso or a Latte with a Bialetti Moka Pot


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my newsletter. You can also like Blissful Homemaking on Facebook. Articles have affiliate links.Before I met my Cuban husband, I drank orange juice in the morning. I loved cold orange juice a little too much probably. I still love OJ, but one of my favorite […]

Organic Oatmeal Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe


          Most mornings I don’t like eating starchy food for breakfast. I would love bacon and eggs every morning but that isn’t going to happen. A popular breakfast in our home are oatmeal smoothies. This is a very simple recipe, and it doesn’t require exact measuring for it to taste good. […]

Having 3 kids: Illnesses, toys, decluttering and sleeping

If you haven’t read my previous posts about having 3 kids, check them out here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. If it tells you anything about having 3 kids, I haven’t had time to blog about it since May of last year! Things stay really busy around here. I want to remind everyone […]

Having 3 Kids, Working Full Time Pros and Cons: Part 6

I can’t believe it has been months since I last wrote about life with three kids. It’s been hectic to say the least! My children are now 7, 4 and 17 months old. My youngest has been walking, crawling and CLIMBING into everything. He is definitely the mischievous child out of the three. He is also […]

Coconut Oil Spray for Wavy or Curly Hair


My daughter has wavy hair like mine. She use to have spiral curls but now since she has gotten older, only a few strands of hair are ringlets. Her hair is much better than mine when left natural without using any products; however, there are times when I want to style it or tame her […]

Personalized Sand Buckets for End of The Year Gifts


I was room mom for my son’s 1st grade class this year. During the year, donations were collected to be used for a variety of things. We had leftover money at the end of the year so I decided to make end of the year gifts for the students. Each child received a personalized sand […]

Mother’s Day Crafts, Activities and Pinterest Ideas


Here are several Mother’s Day crafts, activities, and gift ideas to celebrate mom on her special day. Some of these ideas were found on Pinterest but I tried my best to find the original link. Sunshine Mother’s Day Craft: Make a sun telling mom “you are my sunshine, my only sunshine!”. My favorite gifts are […]

Kite Craft for Kids or Preschoolers


Want to make a kite craft for your preschooler? This is a neat and quick activity to do. For this craft, you will need: construction paper scissors finger paint ribbon hole punch or stapler Cut a large diamond shape out of construction paper. Draw a line vertical and horizontal as show above in the picture. […]

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschool Age Children


Here are 5 very simple Valentine’s Day crafts kids can do! These are great for small children. 1. Make hand shaped Valentines: All you need is construction paper! Adults will need to cut out the hand shapes. 2. Fingerpaint Valentine Card: Great for small kids! Use fingerpaint and paper to make a memorable masterpiece. Heart templates […]