Monday, August 18, 2014

Jersey Tie Headband

I have been on a bit of a headband kick for the little ladies lately. So when I saw this tutorial I had to try these one as well.

I headed to my local Jo Ann Fabric (actually the one by work;) and got 3 different jersey fabrics to use.

Then I cut them into 3 inch wide pieces that are 26" long for the baby, 28" for my toddler, and 32" for me. I rounded off the edges and next was to fold the right sides together and run my zig zag stitch along them.
Then you will turn them right side out, finish stitching and you are done! It took me less then 30 minutes to make 9 (!) of these.

Here is Little Miss in her's the other weekend:



I am loving how easy these are!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mary Kay Clear Proof Acne System

I recently received the Mary Kay Clean Proof Acne System to try out.

Here is the information about this product from the website:
With the Clear Proof® Acne System, you get an effective regimen clinically shown to provide clearer skin in just 7 days. The four-product set:
  • Clears up blemishes without irritation and helps maintain a clear complexion.
  • Unclogs pores, removes excess oil and leaves skin feeling healthier.
  • Fades the look of lingering acne spots.
  • Attacks multiple factors that can contribute to acne breakouts.
The value-priced set includes:
  • Clear Proof® Clarifying Cleansing Gel, 4.5 oz.
  • Clear Proof® Blemish Control Toner,  5 fl. oz.
  • Clear Proof® Acne Treatment Gel, 1 oz.
  • Clear Proof® Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin, 3 fl. oz.

I have been using the products once a day (the instructions state to start using it once a day and work up) for about 2 weeks now. I can say for sure I have noticed that my skin is brighter and the complexion is much clearer in just this short time. I have truly enjoyed the products, especially the moisturizer. I love that it is so light and does not feel greasy on my skin. The toner (a product I love!) is a little harsh for me, so I am only using it on the areas that I need it most, but the cleansing gel is also an awesome product that I am truly loving!  

I would highly recommend this product for someone that needs to clear up and brighten her complexion.

*** No compensation was received for this posts, all thought are my own. I was sent the product through ChatterBox to try out.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Teething Necklace Review

I love looking around Etsy for new shops and idea for things I "need." Recently I have come across the shop for Hilary's Craft Designs  and am lucky enough to have the chance to work with Hilary to try one of her amazing products. Hilary, like me, is a recent momma so she has tons of items that ever mom needs. Check out all her products at http://www.hilaryscraftydesigns.com/shop/

Hilary has been crafting for some time and takes her inspiration form her own life and things that she would use herself. So with a teething baby (really a teether again at 4 months!) this teething necklace is a welcome addition to our house.

Its a great size not to large or to small and made from BPA-free silicone with teething beads on the back. It comes in a number of colors and for $7 and free shipping they are a great deal!


Hilary sent us a purple necklace and my toddler automatically thought it was for her (she loves purple). The baby has loved this necklace and I am so happy she pulls on this and not my hair anymore. 
Please check out Hilary's site at  Hilary's Craft Designs  for this and other great products. 

** No compensation was received for this post all opinions are my own, but the wonderful Hilary did sent us a necklace to review. 



Monday, July 28, 2014

An extra hand

Every night after work, Miss E and I take Little B and the puppy on a walk. I love this time with my girls, but soon realized that two hands are a few too little for this job. While this hook for the stroller makes a great place to attach the dog leash, I am still one hand short when Miss E wants to hold my hand.

I knew I wanted to make a strap for Miss E to hold onto so she felt like she has something. But what exactly to do I was unsure, until I Pinterested my dilemma. (I mean who does not so that anymore!) So I found this link to a Toddler Bag Handle! It was the answer to my problems. I knew that this would be perfect to attach to the stroller (that was actually the part I had not figured out how to do, yet still be removable). With some extra fabric from the puppy bed and Little B's quilt (still working on that one), I was off to make my Toddler Bag Handle.


This project was super easy and only took about 30 minutes total to make both handles. I actually did it in several steps, so I am not sure the total time, but I promise it was not long at all. Here is our finished projects in action!

I love that I can use this on the stroller, shopping chart at the store, on my purse, or any where I need an extra hand. Check out our ladybug h
andle in action!



Monday, July 21, 2014

Love Homemade gifts

How amazing is Instagram and Facebook for keeping people connected? I just love that I am able to stay in touch with so many friends from college that are not living near us. Recently a sorority sister posted a picture on Instagram of burp cloths she made for her daughter with an elephant print on them. Being cheeky I said she needed one with a Ladybug (our sorority symbol!) She said she did not have a fabric store near her, but if I sent her a ladybug print she would make me some! Right to the fabric store I went and found a few fabrics I liked and sent one away.

Here is what came back to me!


How wonderful are these!!! There are 4 burp cloths and a bag to keep them in! I was so touched by these that I wanted to share them. If you are interested in how to make them, just let me know:)

More fun project ideas coming up in the following weeks:)