ButterFridays: Art of 3D Origami

Welcome to IjoBABY’s Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

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When I was eight years old, my mom signed me up for a very strange class: Origami. At first, I had no idea what it was or why I needed so many little squares of colorful paper. However, as the class started and my fingers got used to all the folding, I found I really enjoyed creating tiny cranes and little boxes out of paper.

Upcoming at the IJORERE Atelier, we're bringing a fun origami workshop for kids and parents alike!  

Samantha Burt, our super talented instructor will guide you through what is origami and how to create wonderful art in just a couple hours!

Let's take a look at some of her original art and don't forget to sign up for the workshop!

 

ORI 1

ORI 2

ORI 3 

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!
 
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ButterFridays!: Back to School in GRAND style

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

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Let's make the first day of school a true IJORERE with some unique finds! Who says we have to buy the same pencil case or backpack that we do every year? IjoKIDS need some GRAND accesories too! Let's check some of these neat ideas and get our little ones packing back to school in style!

Lunchbags

lunchbags

Notebooks

notebooks

Pencil Cases

pencil cases

Backpacks

backpacks


Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!
IJORERE The Invitation, Inc.
 

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ButterFridays!: Bespoke Balloonery

 

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

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IJORERE Atelier is the perfect and ONLY venue created for moms and children alike! This classy venue can be the perfect setting for that classy birthday party or baby shower. One of the beautiful decorations you can bring to your IJORERE are the unique creations of Bespoke Ballonery. 

Based in Australia, this company offers online sales of giant bespoke balloons with hand cut paper tassels & decorations made of incredible materials for any occasion. Extremely long and beautiful festoons are exclusively and individually made for every order.

Check out some of their beautiful work and visit their site too!

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BB4

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BB3

 
Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

 

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ButterFridays!: Homemade Fun With your Toddler

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

 

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

 

On this ButterFriday, we'll explore some fun homemade projects you can create with your little ones. Instead of spending big bucks at the store or buying a potentially toxic product, we will learn some easy recipes to create your own!

 

1. Homemade Play Dough

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 Tbsp cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • Food Coloring
  • 2 cups boiling water

DIRECTIONS

1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. Make a well in the center and add oil and coloring.

3. Pour in boiling water and mix.

4. It will look like a goopy mess and you're going to be sure that you're going to have to add a lot of flour to make it work. Just let it sit for a few minutes. It will firm up and work perfectly.

5. Take the dough out of the bowl and knead it a bit to form a ball.

Play!

 
 
 
2. Homemade Finger Paint
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • Food Coloring
  • 2 cups water

DIRECTIONS

1. Mix dry ingredients in small saucepan.

2. Warm until mixture thickens.

3. Cool and pour in containers.

4. Add food coloring to create desired colors.

Enjoy!

 

 

3. Homemade Chalk 
  • Toilet paper tubes (As many as you'd like, each tube will be a block of chalk).
  • 1 cup of Plaster of Paris per tube of toilet paper.
  • 1/2 cup of water per tube.
  • 2 Tbsp. Liquid Tempera Paint per tube .
  • Duct Tape.
  • Aluminum foils or wax paper.
  • Disposable plastic container.
  • Spoon.

DIRECTIONS

1. Cover one end of the toilet paper with duct tape.

2. Cover the inside of the tube with aluminum foil (or wax paper), fitting snugly.

3. Set the tube upright with the duct tape side on the table.

4. Mix plaster of Paris with water.

5. Stir until plaster is dissolved.

6. Add paint and mix thoroughly.

7. Spoon the mixture into the tube and tap gently so it settles to the bottom.

8. Let dry overnight. 

Draw on!

 

 

4. Homemade Goo

  • 8 oz (1 big bottle or 2 small) White glue
  • 1-1/2 cups Water, on hand
  • 1 tsp Borax

DIRECTIONS

1. Pour glue into a bowl.

2. Fill glue bottle with warm water and shake to get all the glue out of the bottle. Pour into bowl. Add food coloring if desired.

3. Add 1 teaspoon Borax to 1/2 cup of warm water and stir.

4. Pour Borax-water solution into bowl and mix. Long strings will immediately form. Continue to mix until smooth.

5. Store in a zip-top bag or sealed container.

Eeeewwww! 🙂

 

 

 

 
Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

 

 

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ButterFridays!: FuzziBunz Cloth Diapers

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

 

This ButterFriday we want to showcase a wonderful brand of cloth diapers: FuzziBunz. Cloth diapers are making a huge comeback! Not only they are more affordable, but they have a much smaller environmental impact, as well as giving you baby maximum comfort and dryness. These practical diapers were invented by a mom and come in different sizes, as well as a "grow with your baby" one size model. Let's take a look at how this diaper works and the happy users enjoying their dry bums!

 

Fuzzi 1

 

Fuzzi 2

 

Fuzzi 3

 

Fuzzi 4

 

Fuzzi

 

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

 

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ButterFridays: Baby Mantra

 

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

 

Driven by their passion for a healthy lifestyle, Baby Mantra was founded by Nupoor and Vinnie, two sisters committed to organic living. Made from only top quality all-natural and organic ingredients, Baby Mantra hosts an entire product line of baby lotions, baby oils, Mommy Body butter, shampoo & body wash all tested and approved by Nupoor and her beautiful baby girls. These products safeguard baby soft skin by forming a natural barrier to lock in moisture and guarantee soft, supple, healthy skin for years to come. With such phenomenal results, here at IJORERE, we simply could not resist sharing this lush line of products. They are available through our online store and soon at our Atelier.

Check out some of their wonderful products!

 

Baby Mantra 4

 

Baby Mantra 3

 

Baby Mantra 2

 

Baby Mantra 1

 

 

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!
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BUTTERFRIDAYS!: Pretty IjoBabies Wearing Pearls

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Welcome back to our IjoBABY’s Friday column, ButterFridays!

To remind our new readers, ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

Have you noticed  a trend with our young IjoBaby girls wearing pearls in their photos lately?  These pearls add adorable elegance bringing forth an age appropriate stylish & youthful Fashionista! 

IjoMoms and IjoDads – just be sure to be around your IjoBabies so that these pretty pearls don't become a danger to your baby! 

Pearls are perfect for springtime, take a look at some pretty IjoBabies wearing their pearls, we found off on Pinterest. Which picture is your FAV?

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Pearls 1 copy

Pearls 3 copy

 
 
Sierra G.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
Love, Life & IjoBABY
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ButterFridays!: 10 Creative Easter eggs

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

Today IS Good ButterFridays!!!

 

 

One of my favorite Easter activities when I was a little kiddo, was to decorate Easter Eggs with my family. We used paint, glitter, or anything we could find to make the most unique creations every year. This GOOD ButterFriday let's take a look at some of the coolest ideas for Easter Eggs out there. Maybe you can start a new tradition with your little ones!

1. Lace Eggs

Adorable, feminine and simple to make! (via Celebrating Everyday Life)

 

2. Chalk Eggs

It just takes some chalk paint and the kids can draw their own designs! (via Oleander + Palm)

 

3. Ombre Eggs

In the spirit of our Ombre Chevron invite 😉  (via Sugar and Charm Blog)

 

4. Star Wars Eggs

Your kids will love to join the Light Side of the Force!  (via Smile! Mermaid on Flickr)

 

5. Pattern Eggs

Just simple markers can create the loveliest designs! (via Confetti Sunshine)

 

6. Thread Eggs

Wrap, wrap and wrap. All you need is embroidery thread, glue and a little patience! (via Craftberry Bush)

 

7. Mario Eggs

Grab a mushroom and some coins! Mario Eggs will bring a fun touch that your kids will adore. (via Instructables)

 

8. Black and White Eggs

This eggs know that "it doesn't matter if you're black or white"! You can even make them to the tune of MJ's iconic song! (via Obviously Sweet)

 

9. Piñata Eggs

Are you ready for the Fiesta? These Eggs are very fun and colorful! (via Corner Blog)

 

10. Mr. Eggs

Cute mustaches are super trendy right now. These Hipster Eggs were cool before you even painted them. (via No. 2 Pencil)

 

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ButterFridays!: Five Trendy Baby Shower Ideas

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays! ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

 

Baby Showers are not what they used to. With the boom of social media and gorgeous visual displays roaming around the Internet, our social gatherings have become an amazing outlet for creativity and innovation. Baby Showers are now as cute as they've ever been! This ButterFriday let's celebrate five GRAND trends that are bound to make any baby shower a truly unforgettable IJORERE.

 

1. Diaper Dinners

Many modern mothers prefer to shop for their own nursery items, or are celebrating baby number three and don't really need another changing table. This is a perfect occasion for a Diaper Dinner. Guests are asked to bring diapers of different sizes as the only gift. We all know if there's one thing you can't have many it's diapers! You can also bring a modern Diaper Cake as a trendy gift.

 

Diaper Cakes by La Lucha Dulce 

 

2. Mini Shower/Sprinkle 

 Many modern and busy moms can't have the luxury of spending an entire morning or afternoon for a celebration. Sprinkles are perfect for the hectic life of a working mom. This shorter and simple showers are still gorgeous and very emotional; the idea is to not compromise quality, but keep the celebration at a speedy pace.

 

Shower featured by Lil Hoot

 

3. Spa Shower

Being pregnant is no easy thing! Along with the joy of expecting a little one, come the cramps, back aches, exhaustion… should we go on? A Spa Shower is all about spoiling Mom to be. Think of it as the pregnant version of a girls day out; I can speak from experience when I say, many moms will indeed prefer a day of relaxation than a tiresome party they might have to clean up afterwards.

 

 

4. Baby Introduction/Sip and See

Many couples are shying away from the traditional "girls-only-mom's-pregnant" Shower. A Baby Introduction -or Seep and See, due to Mom now being able to drink- is a party AFTER the little munchkin has arrived; the baby is introduced to friends and family and the boys are definitely invited to participate. 

 

Shower by Half Baked

 

5. Gender Reveal

A Gender Reveal party is probably one of the most popular trends of the last couple of years. In this type of party, only the baker knows the babies sex -the sonogram is sent directly to him in a sealed envelope- and both the parents and guests discover together the sex when cutting the cake; which has either blue or pink filling inside. This is a very thrilling and exciting type of party and is great for parents that want to make sure they include their family and friends in the great surprise of discovering the babies gender.

Shower Decor by The Hostess with the Mostess.  Cookies by Sugar Derby.

 

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!
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ButterFridays!: Baby Meals for the Week

 

Welcome to IjoBABY’s new Friday column, ButterFridays!

ButterFridays is a weekly column dedicated to IjoBABY topics. The idea to call our column ButterFridays was evoked by our colorful IjoBABY logo & the day of Friday.

Butterfly logo + Day of Friday = ButterFridays!

 

 

This Friday we wanted to treat our IjoMoms with some delicious, fast and easy to make baby food recipes. We've carefully selected the recipes to incorporate natural ingredients and food that has low risk of producing allergies, etc. One of the recipes even includes breast milk! Check them out and hopefully your little one will enjoy them!

 

 

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!
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