Monday, November 9, 2009

12 Daytz of Christmas

I just found this really cute idea for Christmas. I know you can all agree with me that life with little kids leave very little alone time with your husband. My husband and I are lucky if we even get to go out and eat alone once and a while, but going on a whole date with no kids - FORGET IT!
And once we finally get some alone time we are both to worn out that we come home early. So I of course got all excited when I saw this cute Christmas idea.

You pre-plan a date for every month of the year. So I am hopeing since it's already planned on what we are going to do that we may actually do it! :)

Here is where I saw the idea:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cute CD holder

I know, I know...I have been MIA for almost a month - what can I say: "LIFE HAPPENS"

I really don't have time to post much but I just ran across this was cute idea and I want to share it.

I would love to make one but who knows when I'll get around to it. If anyone attempts this please share!
I am hopeing to post some of the baby projects I did but never got around to posting sometime soon.

Hope everyone is happy and well!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Watch Me Grow

My mother gave me this idea when I had my baby boy and it's a fun way to document your baby's growth. You buy a 12 month onesie and you take a picture each month of your baby in the onesie (starting with the first week the baby is born) up until the baby is a year old.

This worked for the first 5 months with my baby boy...than he grew out of the onesie at 6 months. He is a very tall boy for his age. But it was still fun to see him grow so fast.
Here is the collage I made for him out of his monthly pictures in the onesie:

I know there are a lot of new mother's out there and I thought I'd share this fun idea. I am starting to do this with my new baby girl, go figure she was born a lot smaller than my boy was and I bought an 18 month onsie just to be safe - I guess we will see if it works out!

And you can start the documentation at any stage - if you have a month old just start with the one month picture and document until 12 months.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Gift for a Sweet Tooth

There is always that one person in the family that you have a hard time shopping for. For me it is my brother. So for his birthday this year I just decided to give him a bunch of candy because face it who doesn't like candy! I found this idea from the crafty website "The Idea Room" - but they used it as a Father's Day Present and I just changed the labels and it worked out great for a birthday gift.

I figured it's pretty self explained so I did a quick photo tutorial:

It is made using a four pack of Stweart's soda and some scrap book paper.
You can also make it out of a six pack of IBC Cream Soda if you have tons of candy.

Find out what the persons favorite candy is

Fill the bottles with candy

Scrapbook on a label...I just looked up the candy logos on a google image search and photoshoped a little label for each individual candy bottle.

And top it off with some birthday ribbon!
Easy as can be and a fun gift for anyone and any holiday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bow Holder

Here is the bow holder I just finished yesterday for all the bows I have made for my little girl. I have seen this on so many crafty blogs so I don't know where to give credit to. It is so easy it took me only a few hours to do (that's including painting twice).

I found a picture frame at DI for only $2 (I picked one that was already sanded and ready to be painted-that saved me some time). I painted it brown to match the brown dots on the material I used for the background. Next time I do this project I won't be using material with dots (they weren't even and it made the frame and ribbon look way off centered). I just superglued the material and ribbons on the back and it was easy as that.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ways Motherhood makes you a Celebrity

1. Someone's always hounding you for your autograph. Even if it's just on a permission slip for the class trip to the recycling center.

2. You travel with an entourage. Okay, so two of them are fighting over a bag of Doritos and one of them has a crusty nose, but STILL.

3. You spend your days club-hopping. How else would your kids get to Brownies?

4. You're front and center at every awards show. Because your 10-year-old would never forgive you for being absent when he wins the school carnival karaoke contest.

5. You change clothes three times a day. And it's much more fun if you pretent it's because you're being stalked by the paparazzi, not a messy toddler.

6. You're on a spa diet. Your kids only leave broccoli on their plates for you.

7. You've flashed your boobs in public. Hey, it's not easy to juggle a hungry baby in one hand and unhook a nursing bra with the other!

8. People beg to sleep with you. Well, only because there's a monster under their bed.

9. You're covered in tatoos that your kid got in a birthday-party goody bag and plastered on you when you were too pooped to resist.

10. Hassled as you feel right now, in 20 years you'll miss all the chaos.

I found this in the September 2009 issue of Parenting. Thought it would be fun to share.
Enjoy your time in the spotlight!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sippy Cup Leash

I saw this neat little project on one of my favorite blogs Make It and Love It forever ago and decided I needed to finally sit down and do it. And I actually did it and it has been wonderful to have.

Here is my end project

My leash has a few alterations:
-I didn't put in a liner around the leash for the cup
-I used Webbing (I think you call it that) for the leash and not ribbon, seems for durable.
-I sowed on a large snap around the part of the leash that hooks to the stroller instead of Velcro, stays on better.

It really does come in handy! It's actually a lifesaver if you have a child that likes to throw their cup when they are done, like mine does.