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EXTRA YARN REVIEW + ACTIVITIES

May 10, 2017
EXTRA YARN + CROCHET TOY FLATLAY

This post may contain Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. Read full disclosure here. EXTRA YARN BY MAC BARNETT Extra Yarn is written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by one of my favorite illustrators, Jon Klassen. A little girl named Anabelle finds a magical box of colorful yarn. She knits herself a sweater but she has leftover yarn. She knits more and more and more and eventually transforms her dull gray town with her colorful knitting. BEYOND THE BOOK ACTIVITIES…

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FELT BALL NURSERY MOBILE

May 10, 2017

For Teddy's nursery we wanted something light and airy, but with pops of bright colors. I found mobiles similar to this one, and I thought this style would be great for pulling in all of the random bright colors I chose. I couldn't justify spending $70+ on something I figured I could make pretty easily. If you are super crafty you could even make your own felt balls, but I bought mine. Side note: I was a tiny bit nervous…

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WOODEN ARROW DECOR

May 9, 2017

We were looking for something not-rectangular to add to Teddy’s little gallery wall in his nursery. We also wanted something to tie in our nursery colors since I had picked like 7 different colors in my color palette like a crazy person….I saw some similar arrows and decided to stay true to my personal cheapskate motto: “Don’t buy it if you can make it yourself” Editors note: I am sticking to this motto less and less since the baby never naps…

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BREASTFEEDING GIFT BASKET FOR NEW MOMS

April 3, 2017
Multi Use Nursing Cover Breastfeeding Week Nursing Essentials Gift Basket

I remember before I was married and before I had a baby, every shower invite I received elicited a big groan. I also probably made excuses and maybe even forgot to send gifts... (Sorry guys! Shame on me, I was admittedly a pretty crumby friend, but I am trying really hard to make up for it). Now, I'm excited every time I get a bridal shower or baby shower invite in the mail because its a chance to get out of the…

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DIY CHALKBOARD PAINT

January 24, 2017

I love chalkboards. I use chalkboards for my son’s MONTHLY CHALKBOARD BABY PHOTOS, home decor, the seating chart at OUR FALL WEDDING and signs for parties. Chalkboards can be used again and again and are really inexpensive to make, but sometimes you don’t want the typical black and white look… Did you know that you can make your own custom colored chalk paint? It is easy and I think it works even better than chalkboard spray paint!   This post contains Amazon…

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