I couldn't find any diaper bag's that I liked so I made my own. If you are not a experienced sewer then don't worry. I looked harder than it is. I used the Laura Ashley sewing pattern from Jo Ann Fabrics. But I modified the pattern a little. The pattern had a zipper and I didn't want one so I didn't add that. And I added some stroller straps on the inside. I also used upholstery fabric that is much sturdier. If you want to use some fun light weight fabric then line it with lining fabric and it should be fine. The hardest part was cutting all the pieces out. Once you sew it, it goes really fast. Don't be afraid to take a project like this on. It was fun and not as hard as it looks.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Jimmy John's Avocado Spread for the Beach Club
I found this recipe on CopyKat. They have a bunch of fun recipes from all sorts of restaurants! So if you're craving something from your favorite place, see if they have a recipe for it on there and make it yourself!
What's on the Sandwich:
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I have a two year old so I am lovin Super Nanny right now!
Click on Jo Jo's picture to check out full episodes of Super Nanny!
Thank you Jo Frost for your wise instruction. I have recently moved my two year old daughter into a toddler bed. I have been dreading letting her out of her so-called 'holding cell' and setting her free to roam our home. The first day was great and then she realized she could get up. Great....here come's the Super Nanny Mommy. After staying up all night with her inching my way out of her room as I pick her up and put her back in her bed, over and over and over agian. She finally slept and has ever since. I don't exactly have someone holding my hand helping me though this thing called parenting, so that long night with my daughter, I kept imagining the Super Nanny there with me telling me "You can do it", and "Don't give up." THANKS is all I can say! Anything to help us Mom's from going bonkers is fantastic.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
And the winner is...
(Please send us an email with your address and we'll send you your prize!)
Thank you to all those who participated this month.
Please stay tuned for next month's giveaway which will be announced on March 2nd!!!
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tickled Pink Baby Shower
Homemade cake by our sister-in-law Vivian Campbell
Advice Book by our other sister Heather Williams
Gift Bag Milk Carton's filled with treats
Banner on Front Door
We used these as candy wrappers
This logo was printed on the Thank you cards
This was used for stickers and tags on the gift bags
This was the Banner for everyone to see
This was the invitation
New Mommy Joi
Monday, February 21, 2011
We both made Wooden Name Letters for our daughters. If you aren't very crafty and you want to make these, don't worry they are super easy to make.
Here are Erin's ideas: All you do is buy some wooden letters at a craft store or online. With my first daughter, Cheryl, I went to Roberts crafts and found some pre-painted black letters. I have redone Cheryl's letters twice. I just added the paper on top of the old paper and you can't even tell. With my second daughter, June, I couldn't find letters that I wanted so I found some online that were also prepainted black. Both sets of letters were really inexpensive to buy. I then bought some fun paper. I did a girly jungle theme in my girls room so I got jungle paper. I traced out the paper on the letter's, cut out the paper and fit it on the letters. It doesn't have to be a exact match. You can't really tell once it's on the wall. I just used plain old Elmer's glue to glue the paper on...it's all I had at the time. I hot glued some really cute ribbon on the backs (which doesn't have to be perfect either). It's much easier to tie the ribbon first then glue the ribbon on, if you want to do bows. You can get the ribbon and a glue gun at a craft store also. I had a couple of button's laying around, so I glued them on too. And viola, fancy letters that you didn't have to pay a fortune for and that are personalized to your style.
Here are Joi's ideas: Basically I did the same thing as Erin, except that I bought unpainted wooden letters and painted the sides black then after the paint dried, I traced the paper around the letters and cut them out to fit. Then I mod podged the paper to the wood and presto! I attached them to my daughter's bedroom wall with velcro so that I could adjust them on the wall easier!
You can also create any letters for your home. Like Welcome, Family, Love and you last name. It was a lot of fun to make, so get your girlfriends together and start crafting.
~ Joi & Erin ~
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Make your BLOG into a BOOK with BLURB!
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When my daughter was about 2 weeks old, I decided to make a book out of what I was posting on my blog about her. I started at the very beginning...the day I found out I was pregnant!
As you can see, I chose to do a small soft cover book! You can arrange different layouts, colors, fonts, etc. Basically, what you do is download their software program (or you can do it online) and upload the posts you want from your blog. It uploads all the pictures and all the words. Then you go through and edit it the way you want it. I was amazed at how great it came out.