Polishing wood toys

I followed 3191 miles apart blog recipe and I liked it very much.

Aceite de pulir madera Aceite de pulir

Aceite de pulir madera

Now my only concern is that if as mineral oil made from fossil oil, is it safe in wood tethers and things like spoons, I made a quick internet search and found a lot of warnings against it on cosmetic products, does anyone has more information about it?


Making it easy

We love natural fruit juices, I don't sweet them with sugar but moderate molasses, but it's very tiring to be making several at day, so I started making concentrates and freezing them, so I can just add water and have different flavors in the week, I love so much to have found this solution.


What about you, any tip on making it easy in the kitchen?


{this moment}

A Friday ritual, one picture, no words, inspired by SouleMama. A moment for your week to treasure, just image, no words. If you want you can share yours on comments.



These days

In these days we have:

Tardes sin lluvia en 
HerediaTiempo de arañasMantelComidas nuestrasAmistadTiempo de arañas 

Had nice friend visits.
Enjoy the non rainy afternoons of Heredia (very strange in this time of the year).
Watch the spiders.
Made a tablecloth.
We had flowers from Itzcoatl's birthday.
Had great homemade diners.

What about you?


{this moment}

A Friday ritual, one picture, no words, inspired by SouleMama. A moment for your week to treasure, just image, no words. If you want you can share yours on comments.




Here is another post birthday related, sorry, I just love his birthday.

I love to make our own piñatas every year, and how he gets more involved every time. The only I didn't made was for his 4th birthday.

La primera piñataEn la Iglesia

First one was a Sun, so bad I don't have a picture of it finished.


Second one was a king, my sis help me a bit.

Pintando la piñata La piñata con su papá

Tird one was a dinosaur, and he i wearing the same pajama than 2 years later, that's good clothes.

Dale dale dale

Forth one was bought but very Mexican.


Fifth, a purple fish.

And here is the cake singing.

Thanks for stopping by!


On gifts

I loved all the gifts.

Here they are:


This was mine:


Mi sister and her boyfriend made him the most amazing cardboard space ship, that eves has lights, all kids loved it and Itzcoatl even has an NASA Kid's Astronaut soft helmet. His outfit was also a gift.

NaveNaveLa nave

We already played with everything, it's so funny that the rainforest puzzle is larger than him.


I din't took pictures of the pizza that day, but we had leftovers today so here is it.

Pizzas caserasPizzas caseras

Here are the shadow puppets and the play, with the artistic angle from my sister.


I hope you are not boring with the party theme.


Number 5. Lees is more.

La masa de la pizza

So the party is over, it's kind of nice and sad at the same time. I'll had to wait a year for another planing and crafting.
I can believe how fast time pass, it seams so close when we were putting together the puzzle from his 4th birthday, and now he's five.

Last year he still was kind of babyish and now it's a little fellow, although I felt the same way every year, amazed and all his changes and afraid that next year he will find my party ideas -and myself- ridiculous.
The party theme was The Sea, and my mom made the most amazing fish cake.

El pastel
Pintando la piñataRellenando la piñata
Itzcoatl and me made the Piñata,  he chosed the paint color. I was afraid it would be to fragile for the filling weight, but wasn't, actually it was a little difficult to brake.
I was afraid of that there were too much candy on it, but it was fine.

La piñata

I made some frozen banana-nuts-yogurt lolly pops.
It rained a lot, but was fine.
Kids draw with chalk on the floor, very cool drawings.


Of 5 kids that were invited, only 2 arrived, it was perfectly fine for Itzcóatl. At the beginning I got a little mad about it, because I feel it's disrespectful to confirm assistance and not to arrive, or cancel at the last minute, not in a emergency case, but as an habit. I don't why we have been in this situation often lately. But then, i found the bright side of it, since my house is small, and there were many adults, uncles, grandmas, and even a great grandma, just 68 years old, by the way. And also there was not to many gifts, and nothing plastic but puzzles, and coloring books, it was great, and he was so happy.


I made homemade pizzas from the lovely book Baking Bread With Children (Crafts Series), everybody loved them (most of them, even when a few were not so happy with the absence of meat), I would place the dough and tomato sauce and each family would add whatever they want from the options: zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, olives, capers, champs, bell pepper, and mozzarella cheese.

At the end I presented a shadow puppet play inspired on the Celtic Myth Lljfr Taliesin.

One of the things that made me more happy of it was that we didn't use anything disposable, all food was homemade, and there wasn't almost anything in plastic, just a few balls and magnifying glass for the piñata.

Here there are more pictures, and I offer myself to help planning your eco-crafty-party, if anyone need ideas or assistance.


Places to go :: Lankester's Botanical Garden

This is a beautiful place to visit. It's in Cartago, Costa Rica, on the road to Paraíso.

It's speciality is orchids, and this is not the best time of the year for them, but the new Japanese Garden donated by their goverment it's so beautiful and peaceful, I recommend it strongly.

I will be making some pictures into postcards for my etsy shop.