Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fun With Buttons

I've been meaning to share these pictures for some time now.  I got both these ideas from Pinterest.

My daughter, Sierra, and her friend Mary made decorated a plain white lampshade with buttons to create a super cute lamp for Ian's room.

I am quite proud of how these letters to the right turned out! I bought plain letters at Hobby Lobby and glued buttons on with craft glue. Cute, huh? 

Shot Glass Succulents

Browsing Pinterest this morning gave me an idea about my tiny little Hens and Chicks.

I guess they would really be just considered "chicks", since they are babies, but, anyway, I came up with a cute idea for growing and displaying them.  I looked around for containers in my garage or cabinets... you know, the ones that sit around and don't ever get used.  I found some shot glasses and thought it might be cute to perch tiny little plants on top of them.  I gathered a few small stones, placed them at the bottom of the shot glasses, and added some potting soil and the tiny plants.

I think they are cute!  And, since we don't use the shot glasses but they are kind of cool, this seems to be a unique way to display them.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Top Baby Must Haves

I'm not a pediatrician or even an expert in the area of babies and children, but I do have four of them (ages 15, 12, 9, and 6 months), so I have picked up a few tips along the way.  I know what baby items work and don't work, for us, that is. For instance, I'm in love with the Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder... my baby LOVES to suck on a piece of ice using the feeder.  I think it feels good on his teething gums, plus it gives him something interesting to do so it cuts down on "fuss time".

I have written a few pages about baby-related things, including feeding avocado as a first baby food, my top baby must-haves, and the Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder.  Please check these pages out and let me know what you think. Do you have a baby?  What works or doesn't work for you? What can you absolutely NOT live without?

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Happenings!

Well I haven't been to these parts in quite some time!  My life has changed so much over the past year, it is hard to keep up with all of the chaos.  I had a baby in April (he's over there on the right looking all proud in his Tigers garb), quit my job as a prek teacher, and now I'm a freelance writer.  I write content for the Internet from my home while baby is sleeping and I'm not running a mile a minute trying to keep up with cleaning and what not.  Oh, and our house is being overrun by gigantic wolf spiders, but that's a whole other story.  Ewww. I still knit when I have time, which basically means the baby blankets I'm working on take about a month each.  I have two new nieces, in fact, one is being born TODAY!!! Shhhhh... don't tell them they're getting pretty hand-knit baby blankets for Christmas.

I'd like to share my latest writing projects.  Most of the time I sell my work so I can't share it once it is no longer "mine", but I've been working on building lenses on Squidoo as well, and I'm very proud of what I've done so far.  I love to write about baby and kid stuff, crafting, health-related topics, recycling and upcycling, science, mental health, and other topics.  Please check out my pages and my profile and let me know what you think!

Food Related:

The Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip EVER
Spinach, The Superfood
Crawfish Etouffee Recipes So Good You'll Wanna Slap Your Momma

Avocado For Babies
My Top 5 Baby Must-Haves
Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder For Babies

Danger: Diet Soda
How NOT To Talk To a Person With Bipolar Disorder
Celebrating Grandparents Day
Recycle! Upcycle! Downcycle!