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Friday, September 7, 2012

Can't Wait for My Fisher-Price House Party

We got our box of goodies from House Party and Fisher-price. My boys and I were so excited to open them! I took some video of opening the box and a photo of my little one.

Here is my little video I don't know what happened to my sound so I added a song. Sorry if it's annoying I am new at this video thing.
Here is a photo of my little guy about to attack the toys.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hasbro/Playskool Jump n' Jam Video Review

Jump n' Jam Guitar find our where to buy here MSRV 19.99

Here's my 1st Video review I look like death due to no makeup and being sick. But oh well.
I love this toy!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Healthy Child party kit!!!

What is a healthy child party?
 A party where you share kit a Filled with information and samples, the kit contains educational materials, party planning tools, as well as a variety of natural
product samples and coupons from over 15 brands, including LUNA and Earth Friendly Products

How did healthy party come to be?
The kit is one piece of the legacy of five-year-old Colette Chuda, who died from cancer linked to pesticide exposure. Her parents, Jim and Nancy Chuda, turned their grief into action and created Healthy Child Healthy World (formerly the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition) in 1992.

How can I host a healthy child party?
It's simple: "Sign up with a tax-deductible $25 donation for shipping and handling and within three weeks you'll receive a kit filled with  everything you need! :)

I got my kit today here is what it included:
~10- Nordic Naturals goodie bags
     - tattoo, lipbalm, omega 369 jr, prenatal dha, nordic berries multivit, coloring book, info book and mercury level card
~Nikken catoalog
~10 luna protien bars
~8- Clif Kid fruit ropes
~get unreal coupons
~Plum just banana and just pears , apple teensy fruits and coupons
~Stonyfield coupons
~1- eat cleaner  fruit and veggie wipe and coupon
~10% off coupons for green toys brand
~Sage spoonfuls pocket guide
~Happy Tot Mixed fruit and coupon
~Burts Bees Shampoo/wash (full size) and Multiuse ointment (fullsize). and coupons
~5 easy steps DVD
~Do Naturals spf 32(full size) and samples
~1oz Cleanwell hand Sanitizer
~Episencial Sweet dreams bubble bath(full size) sample of body butter/soothing cream, coupon
~4 body orgainic booklets 
~Dapple Sample
~7th generation coupons
~Belly Armor cell phone bag and info cards
~Ecostore whitener(full size),laundry liquid(sample),spray cleaner (full size)
~Bona Wood floor cleaner and coupons
~Earth Friendly products dishmate, laundry soap and all surface cleaner and coupons.

This kit is well worth every penny and is full of so much useful information! I can't wait to get together with my friends and share the wealth!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coming soon...

I have a baby knock off and an alteration of a baby blanket to security blankets.

Things have been a bit busy here and I used dye for the 1st time!!!!
OMG it was so much fun.... I want to dye everything now!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Celebrating a Wonderful Teacher!

My son, Kelton is finishing his 1st year of school. When he started he had speech problems and some social anxiety. He has bloomed into a wonderful young man with the help of his amazing Teacher.  She worked hard with him and I to get him to a better point in life and in his education.

So with it being teacher appreciation week We decided to do a few things for her and work with the room mom to celebrate her. 

The first thing we did was do the reusable cup with jamba juice cards ( 3 of them at 10$ each.)
Here is link to the cute printable I used.

I swear I took a picture of mine... but it's not on my camera's memory card.

As part of the celebrating this week We are decorating the classroom door. So I drew up a flower and we sent them home with each child to decorate and return with a photo of them in the middle.  We are going to have the theme " Thanks for helping us grow." Or something like that.

The other thing I made is for the kids to draw and write their favorite memory with their teacher.  I just made it in word and we are going to have the kids complete it at home and we will make it into a book for their Teacher... if anyone wants the word file to use let me know and I can email it to you... Or if someone can tell me how to post it to the lovely internet I would be willing to do that!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Here is the Ana White bed frame we made for our queen bed... It needs something to make it softer looking.

Merlot Velvet Headboard

So I got bit by the diamond tufted headboard craze.. I was in love and wanted to knock one out in no time flat..... umm it took time, which was fine because with a crazy 5 year old, a baby who wants to nurse every 1.5hrs and a strong man with crazy work hours, time was exactly what I needed.

I followed Jenny's tut @ Little Green Notebook and this tut on Schue Love, I did make some changes, minor ones.

here's my supply list:
3 inch foam(Jo-Ann's warning find a coupon it's pricey.)
Queen size quilt batting ( I used two layers.)
Spray Carpet adhesive- We had this on hand and it worked very well.
Fabric- I bought 3 yards. of amazing velvet from Jo-Ann's used a coupon.
3 button kits- came up with a trick to save my fingers... will share
 peg board- Had home depot cut it into a rectangle. They would only cut between holes.
Staples, staples and more staples...
A staple gun... more about that later
upholstery needles LONG ones.
upholstery thread- one spool
 Sharpie marker... for marking everything

We rounded the top edge of the peg board with a jigsaw, and cut the foam to fit... it took some piecing together but cut wonderfully with a Cutco serrated knife.  We marked where the buttons were going to go and cut notches into the foam.

All of that was easy.

Then we used the spray adhesive to attached the foam and wrapped it in batting, here is where it started getting tricky  it was hard stapling the batting to the peg board... I mean really hard. We were useing a light duty stapler... big mistake as we busted that one we ran to sears and got this BAD BOY. Well he worked ok until we went to do the buttons then he busted also... so We returned then both and bought this ONE!  Thank you POWER!  It made all the difference!

So we put the button on and we were doing great until... I realized my fabric was too short on the bottom. SO I cut a strip and sewed it on the bottom.... Yes while it was attached to the peg board, foam and all.... It was a sight.

Knotting the thread.

In progress... yes the baby enjoyed watching us work.

After that I finished all the work on my own! :)

Now the tip I have for you is when you make your fabric covered buttons, follow the direction but when you push on the plastic piece to press the back in... STEP on it... use your heel and you will feel it pop.... This SAVED my fingers!!!!

So Pretty!!

I'm topsy turvy tuesdays

Friday, February 17, 2012

baby boy arrives!

Our baby boy arrived after a long day of pitocin but he is here and well. Well, mostly. Here is the announcement I made on shutterfly!It was so hard to pick only one design so I let Doug pick.

But it was incredibly easy to make and they arrived faster then projected! Shutterfly makes sharing our photos easy! Which is important since almost all of our family is on the east coast.

 Welcome Kiernan Ignatius Kane Stanley. 6 lbs and 17inches on Jan. 24th at 2:29 am.

Blue eyes and sandy brown hair.
Long fingers and big feet!
Stationery card
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