DIY Closet Wrapping Station
If you're like me when it comes time to wrap birthday presents or Christmas/holiday presents you go out and buy fresh rolls of wrapping paper and bags only to find out that you had a whole stash from the previous year hidden away somewhere. Well I had enough and decided I need to get organized and give myself a proper wrapping station. The hubby didn't see the need but now that we have our daughter, I'm going to need a space that I can go to and wrap gifts in peace and hopefully store them away from spying eyes as she gets older.
Soda Box Number One
Princess C's first birthday is quickly approaching and I've started tackling some DIY projects for decorations. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, I would much rather pay someone to do these types of things for me since I was not really blessed with the "crafty gene" but since becoming a mom I've realized it is best to spend our money on more important things than decorations. So I searched on Pinterest (of course) for ideas, EASY ideas. I stumbled upon these huge number 1 decorations and I decided this might just be the project for me.
Valentine's Day Crafts
Happy Valentine's Day! In preparation for today, I went searching and found plenty of pins for fun crafts with the baby! We're working on finger painting but making hand and foot prints are still easier (for the record, foot prints are the easiest).
FRUITY PEBBLE FRENCH TOAST
I'm a cereal junkie. I like what I call "fun" cereal; Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. When I stumbled upon this pin for Fruity Pebble French Toast I just had to try it!
We are getting down to the wire! Christmas is only seven, SEVEN sleeps away! One of my favorite things about Christmas (and any holiday) are the sweets!
MISTLETOES FOOT PRINT ARTWORK
'Tis the season for Christmas themed baby artwork! I found a ton of pins that offer great ideas for what to create with your little one's hands and feet. First up? Mistletoes!
THANKSGIVING CRAFTS & CUPCAKES
Thanksgiving is tomorrow!
We have been preparing for Princess C's first Thanksgiving and with that comes holiday themed arts and crafts. The typical turkey crafts usually are made up of just your hand however, as you can imagine a 5 month old's hands are a bit too small to trace and make a turkey. Also, trying to paint her palm brown and the rest of her fingers a different color is down right laughable. So when I need ideas, where do I go? To Pinterest of course!
ORGANIZING BABY CLOTHES
I can't believe Princess C has already grown out of three sizes of clothes! She was 6 pounds at birth so she was a bit of a peanut and hung out in her newborn clothes for over a month and then slowly grew into 0-3. Now she is working on out growing 3-6 months! With all this growing it left behind clothes that can no longer be worn by her but may be worn by someone else in the future. Whenever I need ideas on how to do something I head to, you guessed it, Pinterest! Not surprising there were plenty of pins on how to organize baby clothes.
KIT KAT BROWNIES
I am a desert lover! The more chocolate, the better! I am not a chef though and will admit to using pre-made (and pre-cut) cookie dough, box cake mix and box brownies. When I found this pin I thought it seemed easy enough and I liked how it right out said, use a box mix. No need to pretend like I was going to make my own batter from scratch.
TUMMY TIME ART
Tummy Time has been a staple in our day since Princess C has been home from the hospital and I think because we did it so early she became semi-used to it and now as she's gotten older she really seems to enjoy it. I found a pin that talked about Tummy Time art and I thought I would give it a go. At only 4 months, C may be a little young for this but in all honesty, the results were not bad!