Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // breakfast with berries, yogurt, granola, honey

What’s for Breakfast? {Photo Tip}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // breakfast with berries, yogurt, granola, honeyIt’s summertime, well really, it’s kind of a perpetual summer in San Diego, but I digress… It’s summertime and it’s a great time to enjoy the flavors of the season, but more importantly the time with my girls. No crazy rush-rush-get-out-the-door schedules to adhere to, so it’s a perfect time to linger in the kitchen prepping breakfast with a little extra love.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // breakfast with berries, yogurt, granola, honey Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // breakfast with berries, yogurt, granola, honey

Our breakfast parfaits include layers of: Greek yogurt, honey, fresh cut berries, granola, and repeat the layers again!

Photo Tip: When photographing food, be sure to get nice and close (as close as your lens will focus), like you’re about to take a bite through your lens!

What changes about your meals or your schedule in general over summer? I’d love to hear, so let me know in the comments!

And I should point out the elephant in the room, right? The blog redesign? I’ve been wanting to change things up a bit on the blog and when I saw this new theme “Pictorico”, my heart skipped a beat and I knew I just had to give it a whirl! Whatcha think? Hopefully you like it! I’ll be making some tweaks along the way, so if you have some suggestions, I’d love to hear ’em!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And if you haven’t signed-up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list yet, whatcha waiting for? You’ll get “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you 🙂  {Password is sent to you via email when you sign up for the email list.}

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Mummy Juice Boxes in 5 easy steps - perfect party drinks for pre-schoolers and young elementary aged kids

Yummy Mummy Juice Boxes {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Mummy Juice Boxes - perfect party drinks for pre-schoolers and young elementary aged kidsOctober is here! Pumpkin Spice Lattes are on the menu! Fall is here! Okay, well San Diego’s version of fall : ) And fall has always been my favorite season. It kicks off with my older daughters birthday and leads into the most wonderful and magical holidays of the year!

So a couple years ago I started bringing these fun little mummy juice boxes to my daughter’s Halloween parties. They were quite a hit! I’m not sure how much longer they’ll be “cool” as my girls get older, but I think I’ve still got a good few years before we get to that “no, mom, don’t make those!” stage : )

To make them, I used a few rolls of masking tape, some copy paper, tape, glue and googly eyes.

1. Remove the straws from each box, leaving the straws wrapped in the plastic if possible, and place them all together in a plastic cup. You can wrap the plastic cup into a mummy as well!

2. Use copy paper to cover the juice boxes since the masking tape is rather thin and the juice box packaging will show thru the tape. When I originally read about the idea, the author used white electricians tape. Trust me – it’s way cheaper to use the copy paper and masking tape : ) I just trimmed a piece of copy paper to wrap around the juice box, not worrying about the top or bottoms showing, and used a little tape to keep it in place.

3. Add a few pieces of masking tape to cover the top of the box, but be sure to leave on open, non-taped space where the juice box opening for the straw is located.

4. Start wrapping the juice box with the masking tape from the bottom working up, adding a little angle and slant with each loop around the box, all the way to the top. Be sure to overlap the tape a touch – just like a mummy would have overlapping wrapping.

5. Glue on googly eyes, about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way up on the box (or if you can find them with the sticky backs, then save yourself a step with the glue). Add another layer of tape, angling the tape the opposite direction of how the box was wrapped, about 2 to 3 loops, and cover the eyes just a tad to secure them and  to give it that real “mummy” look.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Mummy Juice Boxes in 5 easy steps - perfect party drinks for pre-schoolers and young elementary aged kids

That’s it! Five easy steps and you’ve got kid-friendly, yummy mummy juice boxes ready for your favorite little ones! Be sure to Pin this so you don’t forget how to make them… Halloween and spooky parties will be here before you know it!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c