Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DIY: Bibs that don't fall off!!

Twist on your standard bib.

So our 10 month old hates bibs.  But mommy hates stained shirts.  We have a ton of bibs, but a lot of them have velcro instead of snaps.  Now I don't have the kit to add snaps so I came up with another solution.  Bra clips!!!  You know those clips that hold our bras in together, well I have some lying around the house and WOW they work great for this little task.  I just sewed them onto the end of the bib and BOOM no more baby pulling off bibs.

Simple, easy and effective.  Let me know if something else has help you in the past!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Product Review: Bio Oil

Stretch marks...yuck!!!

So after my baby I have a couple stretch marks.  Totally normal.  However I couldn't get the color to change!!  You know what I mean.  Purple fresh stretch marks....terrible!!

Bio Oil really helped heal the stretch marks.  I would recommend it to anyone who has stretch marks from anything.  Plus it would just be great for anyone with super dry skin.  Give it a go!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

DIY: Simple Rattles

This one is like a 30 second DIY.  My son likes to make noise a most kids do.  He also likes to put things in his mouth.  He also likes new things.  To keep from going crazy with toys and rattles I make him rattles.  Super simple.

Whenever you run out of a creamer bottle, Parmesan cheese bottle etc. just add beans or rice into the mix.  This will make a ton of noise, wont break open, and will be a nice chew toy for you baby as well.  When they are bored with if, just throw it away and start a new one.

It is simple easy and fun!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

DIY: Monograph Picture

Super easy and super cool.

This is a super easy way to add a personal touch to you home.  My last name begins with a M.  So I wanted to bring that into our dining room wall of family & vacation adventures.

Step 1: Get a frame.  Grab one that has a bulky edge.  If you have a frame with a thin edge the proportions will be off and it wont look right.

Step 2: Decide what you want to do on the background.  I didn't want to put anything in the background.  I have a shabby chic interior style so I liked the rough background.

Step 3: Flowers!!  These can come from anywhere.  I got my from the Dollar Store.  Actually, these were reflective of Dollar Store purchases from over the years.  I had been keeping a hold of much of this stuff and was stoked when I came across this idea.

Step 4:  Dry run & Glue.  Best to lay it all out and make sure all the flowers balance etc.  Then hot glue and you are done.  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Simple Solution: Getting a Puppy to Eat

Well my little puppy is a bit...sensitive.

He has always been this way.  Whenever company leaves on Monday he would be in such a depression.  But when we went on vacation for a week, wow it look him a long time to recover.

He wasn't eating and was actually puking a lot.  I gave him some milk with his food which has always helped him.  However, that is expensive. 

So, in order to keep his tummy okay & full and our pocket books okay and full I just added water instead of milk.  Seems like a simple solution however I didn't think it would work and boy did it!!

That might work for you and your pup. 

ps. another great benefit is our dog didn't have the usual gas afterwards...yeah!!