Sunday, November 28, 2010

Felt Tree Bottle Holder

This is a nice host/hostess gift for sure, but I'd suggest one modification, be sure to make the base of the tree big enough so the opportunity arises for someone to wear it on their head after the bottle has been polished off (!) From here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Candy Cane Mice

From here. I think these would be just as sweet made in paper versus felt. A lot easier and kid friendly. Just draw faces on with marker & and glue ears to the body instead of threading them through. Instead of mice you could also make paper ornaments (even easier - cut out a circle/other shape, colour and/or glitter it up) and hang them on the tree via the candy cane hook. Voila! Take that Martha.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Twinkle Lights

Twinkle lights are one of my favorite things. Don't they look nice draped down the wall?
From here.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cute DIY Clothing Stenciling with Freezer Paper

I like this cute idea - you could customize your child's favorite tee w/ their favorite character (our daughters is Dora right now) without having to dip in to the college fund! From here.

This great beaking website was forwarded to my by a friend. The photos are great, the featured items look delish, it's updated frequently and the author hosts a lot of giveaways. Check out Sprinkle Bakes here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Motherhood is not for the faint of heart...

My daughter has recently started daycare. She's just over 2 years old and my husband and I have decided that right now daycare is a 3 day a week necessity. Apart from the heartache I feel as she gulped back the tears at home, in the car and on the way to daycare, I know she will be fine. I know she won't remember this by the time she's ready to get married (I pray) and I know that other mothers have it so much harder than I do.

Still, I'm having a hard time accepting and adjusting to this change. I feel know that I am pushing our daughter to do something that she is not ready to do, and although she will adjust, be fine and other kids have it worse than she does it's still hard on all of us.

Us mothers are always in some sort of state of letting go of our babies.

This is a great book that my mother gave me after our daughter was born.

Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

by Karen Maezen Miller 

You can find her website here and her blog here. It is helping me cope with our family's current situation. Perhaps you may find something valuable that applies to your life. Happy reading.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Photojojo - How to Take Spinning Photos of your Kids

I've always wanted to try this! From here.

Step One
Position your friend behind you and the child in front, with your friend holding the camera above your arms and pointing it down toward the child. Select a slow-ish shutter speed of 1/15th sec to blur the background.
Step Two
Altogether now: spin!
Step Three
Once our giddy little subject is aloft, advise your friend to start snapping.
Step Four
Review your photos, and repeat as necessary. (We’d wait for your head to stop spinning first.)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Make It and Love It - Re-purposing: Stained Tee shirt into a Shrug

This is a cool website that is full of projects to make and love.

Here's a cute post that turns a stained tee shirt into a cute shrug. Maybe I'll make one for myself... If fact, I could probably make about 18! 'Tis the life of a parent :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Find - Delish Website!

I've found a food website I like -

Why do I like it? Because it is SIMPLE & ORGANIZED.

Some features include - Recipes, Celebs & Shows, Parties & Holidays, Recipe Ratings, Cookware, Chat, Grocery Shopping Lists & Newsletters

Advertisements delay navigating the site here and there but at least they offer a "skip this add" button, or else I wouldn't be recommending you check it out.

I'm into the Parties and Holidays section right now - especially the homemade food gifts found here.

FaLaLaLaLa...La La La La!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Snickers Salad (?)

A tasty use for leftover chocolate bars after halloween - Snicker Salad from here. Really? I asked myself the same question...but it looks tasty and it's got fruit in it so it's health-eee right?

Mmmmm, salad!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Matchbox Monsters - Chez Beeper Bebe

I have a cavity. I got it from these Matchbox Monsters. They are too sweet!

P.S. She has an Esty site. I'm just saying...
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