November 2012

A little handmade love

My parents are in the process of moving, so I took the opportunity to try out something I’d seen on Pinterest. With three grandsons and lots of wall space, I decided they needed me to help them decorate.

A few months back I saw the DIY photobooth canvases and fell in love. I mean, what could be more perfect than capturing some of those sweet expressions and displaying them in the context of such a fun past time?

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The Ultimate Wee-One-Keeper-Warmer

Being Southerners transplanted to the Midwest, my husband and I have been racking our brains to figure out how to keep Booger warm during outings this winter…with the least amount of hair-pulling-out possible.

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Crafting Away...

…but you won’t know how until Christmas.
I love making things for people, so if I believe it will be appreciated, I almost always opt to make gifts. That said, I’ve also learned it’s not worth the time and effort when the recipient won’t appreciate it, and that’s what “experience” gifts are for.

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$2 (or less) sleepsack: Tutorial

Guess what? Winter in Illinois is cold (learn something new every day, right?). The hubs and I sleep under a cozy feather comforter, but something tells me that the AAP wouldn’t be thrilled about a fluffy feather comforter for Booger. Er go: $2 sleep sack.

That’s right. There’s no need to spend $20 on a sleep sack. All you need is an XL mens sweatshirt (I got this for $1.95 at Goodwill), a sewing machine, and about 2 hours (well, the time really depends on how often you screw up and how sharp your seam ripper is).

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A Pintermission

A few months ago, I got an email from Honda about their Pintermission campaign and I thought it was a great idea. A lot of people seem to feel it was some kind of anti-Pinterest campaign, but I saw it as encouragement to live life and try new things (the sales pitch for the new CR-V is all about getting out and living life). They weren’t saying to just take a day off from Pinterest because Pinterest is bad for you. It was take a day off and DO SOMETHING that you’ve pinned.