Archives for January 2011

If I Had A Little Girl

I'd make her pretty dresses just like this... But I don't....yet. So in the meantime, I will make pretty little dresses for my friend's little girls. Happy 1st Birthday Jade! Always, Amanda … [Read more...]

How To Shop Craigslist

So if you know me in "real life" or have read much of my blog, you will know that I am a big fan of buying used. I LOVE Craigslist, yard sales, thrift stores, hand-me-downs, dumpster diving, free stuff at the curb, etc. In fact, I cannot tell you one piece of furniture in my house that was purchased new. We always look to buy used whenever possible. And not just furniture, we also buy used clothing, cloth diapers, baby gear, electronics, and jewelry.One of our favorite places to shop for used … [Read more...]

DIY Throw Pillow Makeover with Applique

We purchased a cool vintage sectional sofa off Craigslist a few months back, but I have been having a difficult time trying to figure out what kind of throw pillows to use with it. I am used to having a solid colored sofa with colorful print pillows. However, this sofa is a blue and green fabric with a pattern. I found some cream ruffled pillows that made a cute accent, but it still wasn't enough. I pulled an old solid green pillow out of the closet and liked the way the color looked with the … [Read more...]

Cloth Diapering 101: Getting Started

I have a couple of friends who are expecting and are thinking about using cloth diapers. They have both asked me about what they need to get started, so I thought I would post my advice here on the blog in case any of you are wondering the same thing. First up, I would recommend purchasing used diapers from either Craigslist or Diaper Swappers. That will save you a lot of money up front and allow you to try out cloth diapering without investing too much money. If you have never shopped … [Read more...]

Snow Crafts and Activities

As I mentioned yesterday, we have been snowed in all week. It has given us a lot of free time, so we have been having fun making snow crafts. Last week, I purchased Buddy his first pair of scissors so that I can start teaching him how to cut paper. Our first cutting activity was making snow flakes out of coffee filters. I folded them in half three times, and let him cut small slits all the way around. Then I went back and turned his slits into triangles. Aside from almost cutting my finger … [Read more...]

I Break for Snow

I have taken an unexpected break from my blog for the past week for several reasons: A very sick baby who has needed his mama to give him extra love and snuggles. He had been running an extremely high temperature for several days but the fever finally broke on Sunday and now he has a body rash, making me think that he has had the Roseola virus. He is feeling better now but still wants me to hold him 24/7. Thank goodness for my Mei Tai or I couldn't get anything done! I have been trying to … [Read more...]