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Kid Food

February 18, 2012 in Made by Mom, Other People's Stuff I Like

For the most part, I just feed Josiah whatever we’re eating. Lately he has been requesting a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I make them pretty boring…the only variation being whether I cut it in half lengthwise or crosswise. But I have been inspired of late to have [...]

How to Paint French Doors

February 17, 2012 in Making our House a Home

Yesterday, I showed you the walk-in closet behind these lovely doors…Today, let me tell you about the doors, themselves I found this set of french doors on Craigslist for $45.Since we bought used doors, they didn’t come with the door jam. So we made one ourselves. It wasn’t too tough, [...]

Some featured posts!

February 8, 2012 in Announcements

I have recently started “partying”…at other blogger’s link parties, that is. It has been fun!  (A link party is where one blogger hosts a “party” and other bloggers are able to “link up” their posts. There are LOTS of parties going on in the blog world …with hundreds of post [...]

Spud Stamps

February 5, 2012 in Made by Mom

To make these fun stamps, all you need are a few plain old spuds.All you have to do is cut ‘em in half, etch out a design with the tip of your knife or a pen……and then cut away the negative space. It will look something like this:Smear some paint [...]

Rosebud Topiary Tutorial

January 26, 2012 in Made by Mom

This post has been featured! Last week, I shared pictures from our Baby Dedication Backyard Party and promised a tutorial for how to make these rosebud topiaries.Here it is! What you’ll need: -Several rolls of crepe paper for the roses (I used pink…but I think white, red, or yellow rosebuds [...]

Repurposed Fence Post Wall Art

January 25, 2012 in Making our House a Home

This post has been featured!  Our computer crashed yesterday. SO FRUSTRATING!!! Really makes me wish I had stood in line for one of those $200 laptops on Black Friday. But I didn’t. So here I am, at the public library with a wiggling baby on my lap trying to stay [...]

Pillowcase Style Dresses

January 16, 2012 in Made by Mom

These are the dresses I made for Selah and her cousins for Christmas:Though not made from pillowcases, they are fashioned after simple pillowcase dresses.I got four coordinating fabrics and made each of the four dresses with a different combination of three of them: one fabric for the main bodice, one [...]

How to Throw A Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party

November 28, 2011 in Mom 2 Mom

Yesterday, I shared some photos from Josiah’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party. Today, I thought I’d share a few tips and tricks for how we pulled it off. It was important to me that the time I spent preparing for Josiah’s birthday party be quality time with him. Otherwise it [...]

Monkey Towel Hoody Tutorial

August 21, 2011 in SnugasaBugBaby Products

-I love this picture of my little monkey…with that adorable two toothed smile. That was taken about a year and a half ago. But he still uses his monkey towel after every bath!Last Christmas, I made Josiah and his cousins matching PJs and superhero capes. The Christmas before, I sent [...]

Top 10 Tips for Garage Sale Shoppers

July 20, 2011 in Mom 2 Mom

On Monday, I shared some tips for hosting a good garage sale. Most of those came from my experience as a garage sale shopper. While hosting our garage sale a few weeks ago (my experience as a garage sale seller), I also picked up a few tips for how to [...]