Category Archives: Recipes & Tutorials

The Secret Source for the Best Halloween Costumes in the OC

Goodwill OC Costume finds

Shopping for Halloween costumes for four children can get really pricy. Have you been to the OC Goodwill Boutique in Tustin? The OC Goodwill Boutique gave us a sneak peek of their fabulous Halloween section. It might not occur to you to shop secondhand for Halloween, but it should. There a million reasons why OC Goodwill…

I Made Claire’s Outlander Cowl

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Ever since I started watching, I have been obsessed with the knit fashions on Outlander. They show up on each episode. It all started with Claire’s cowl though. The instant I saw it, I knew I was going to try and recreate it. I just hoped someone else would join me on that trek and…

Amazing DIY Captain America Duct Tape Costume Made by an 11yo

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My friend Shanna’s 11 year old son has blown his family and friends (and me!) away with this clever DIY duct tape costume that he made all by himself. It’s economical, creative and just incredibly executed. He originally got the idea one night when he could not sleep and started thinking about ways to make…

Cool Colorful Keppies: Free Knit Kippot Pattern

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I started making these colorful hats for a couple of reasons. My kids attend a Jewish Day school where they are required to wear a kippah or “yarmulke”, if you are old school or skullcap if you are really really old school. Of the three terms, I think I like kippa best. It sounds like…

Bake Up Some Fun With Your Kids and Foodstirs!

Gooey Brownie Cupcakes Mix

Like most families my children are all unique have different hobbies and interests. I love to spend quality time with each of my children individually. Andrew my youngest of four loves to bake with mommy. It is our special time together and I often wish I had extra hours in the day to do this…

Lobos Baby Back Ribs With Strawberry BBQ Sauce

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In March, California Strawberries  took Momfluential  to Oxnard California to explore Terry Farms.  During our visit we tasted several delicious strawberry inspired recipes that were to die for.The Lobos Truck was kind enough to share one of my favorite recipes with us, so I can share it with you! . Part One – The Ribs:…

Easy Crispy Baked Ravioli with Onederful White Cream Dipping Sauce

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Thank You Pulmuone Foods for inviting Momfluential to your kitchen. All opinions are my own. I am always on the go and our family life is extremely hectic. Balancing work and home life is a challenge. Dinner… I hate to admit it, but dinner is often a quick fix or a pick up from a…

DIY Indulgent S’mores Marshmallow Pops

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The other day we were invited to a backyard movie night to celebrate a sweet little girl’s Birthday.  I never like to go empty handed but these days my hands are full - I needed a super easy yet crazy cool item to take over with us.  Being the weekend after the 4th of July, I…

Decadent Guilt & Gluten Free Squash Lasagna With Lamb

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Our garden is busting with squash this year. We’ve got some weird crossbreed plants (oops plant nursery!) that are especially prolific, churning out the yellow, green and half yellow/half green veggies.   My goals: Use up a lot of squash on healthy recipes Make sure my family doesn’t get entirely sick of eating squash I’ve…

Patriotic Mickey Mouse Balloon Arch

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I was standing in the paint department at Home Depot buying paint on Memorial Day weekend. Totally distracted. They had a balloon arch over the counter that seemed relatively easy to make. The balloons were all tied on to a length of thin pvc pipe. In my mind’s eye, I added Mickey mouse ears to…