Showing posts from 2013

Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Cindy Lou Who DIY - What My Daughter Wore for Dr. Seuss Day

With baby number three in my belly I am slacking on all things sewing. Phoebe's Kindergarten class celebrated Dr. Suess's birthday last friday and she was refusing to dress up because I wanted to make her Thing One with a skirt. My bad I figured it would be the easiest manner of getting her dressed in a theme costume and cute Suess colors (red stripes and adorable turquoise). So finally the night before she decided that she wanted to be Cindy Lou WHo with a light pink nightgown and a HUGE bow. Not quite the the cartoon character from the Grinch that stole Christmas, but close enough. It was actually really easy to make.  I started out using the Zinnia Pattern by Lillygiggle ( found here ). I bought the pattern a long time ago, cut it out, and with sadly it stayed in my to do list for about six months. I modified the pattern slightly by using Fold Over Elastic around the neckline and adding a ruffle down the front center for a little more color. We alrea

Diaper Rental - The Skinny

First off this is not a paid post. I have no affiliation with any of these companies, but I wanted to share what I have learned in my cloth diapering adventure. Newborns grow quickly - duh. Before you know it the itty bitty baby clothes are ready to be passed down to your childs baby doll. Newborns have special diapering needs. Their little legs are too skinny for traditional one size fits all fuzzibuns, bumGenius, Bumkins, or Kissaluvs. You might find a lot of leakage and chaffing on your little baby bottoms. So after a lot of research instead of buying cloth diapers for the first three months I am going to rent them. I found several different websites who rent new diapers for as low as $33 a month. You just return them at the end of the three months and move onto the one size fits all diapers. Here are a few sites and links that rent diapers: Sweetbottoms - 24 diapers, a mixture of new and used, brands Swaddlebees organic and Clover Organic Cloth Newborn Daipers

The Great Cloth Diaper Debate

I have decided to do cloth diapers for my third child. The thing is there are just so many amazing options. I am pretty much lost. There are  FuzziBunz , Kissaluvs , Happy Heinys , grove , bumGenius , Thirsties , Econobum , and Flip . I don't even know where to begin to figure out what to start with. I breifly did G-diapers with my first until her daycare didn't allow us to use them (they also charged me $10 a day because I breastfed and my milk was a "biohazard) , so I succumbed to the world of disposable.  Cloth Diaper Me Mommy!   At first I thought I would simply go with a diaper service. I was told it would be hard to find one, but I did. They supply the diapers, you put them out to be washed every week and get a fresh supply. So simple. Now I am thinking I might just do it all myself.  Which would be a big adventure because I hardly get the laundry done as it is. I am heading over to a friends house tomorrow morning to learn about six different diaper