Tag Archives: Baby shower

The Good Life

26 Jun

Hey Everyone!

I posted a recipe on A Charming Twist that I thought you all might love! It’s Garlic Butter Chicken with Rice & Veggies! Check out the link above to see the recipe!

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Yesterday I spent the day in the kitchen and out in the pool with Emma beans πŸ™‚

I also got some new listings done for my etsy shop! My goal has been to post something new each day that I’m home. So far I’ve gotten this made and listed:

Crochet Cell Phone Case Linen and Dusty Rose

 

Crochet Cell Phone Case Linen and Dusty Blue

Cell phone cases anyone!? These are so much fun to make!!!

Set of Three Burp Cloths - Dinosaurs

Finally! I’m all set up to make burp cloths again – I made a set just like this for my friends baby shower and loved the fabric so much I decided to make some more! Emma has been saying: RAWWWRRRR I’m a DINOSAUR!! every time she see’s them πŸ™‚

If you want to check out my shop it’s: Daydreaming Gifts

 

Thanks for stopping by!

J

A Road Trip!

20 Jun

Emma and I took a Road trip to go to a baby shower!

The adventure started out real exciting – and by real exciting I mean Emma passed out within 15 minutes of being on the highway πŸ˜‰

It was quite a quiet ride πŸ˜‰

Photo: Perks of staying at the God Mommys house :)

Emma’s favorite part? Probably the HUGENORMOUS lollipop πŸ™‚

We had a great time catching up with everyone and can’t wait to see the girls again!

Now that Emma’s older, I feel like packing her up isn’t as tough as it used to be – so we’ll be prepared for the next getaway adventure soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

J

A Fun Filled Weekend!

12 Nov

This weekend was full of surprises and accomplishments! Saturday I spent the day in Front Royal celebrating my cousin-in-law’s baby shower. She looked gorgeous, the party was a blast, and she got so many awesome goodies!!

When I got home I had a little present waiting for me from my sister from Kritter’s Ramblings:

 

She ordered us the Young House Love book for the book signing we are going to! I AM SO EXCITED πŸ™‚ This is one of my favorite blogs and I’m so impressed with how far they’ve come. (A little jealous too πŸ˜‰ haha!)

Sunday we spent celebrating Brian’s birthday. The boys went to see Skyfall and the girls went to see Pitch Perfect (which was HILARIOUS!), then we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. That place seems to be a family choice when the eight of us go out. After that we came back to our place for brownies and cookies for desert.

As soon as everyone left Brian was so excited to play with his big birthday present:

 

We rigged up a system of tables and chairs for him to play with it, which made him want the chair to go with the driving set even more. I’m not looking forward to storing that sucker but I know he’ll get his use out of it so I’m biting myΒ tongueΒ πŸ˜›

Surprisingly with all the things we had going on this weekend I got a lot accomplished too! I made a bunch of new cozies to list in my shop:

 

Loving all the color options that would be great for Thanksgiving dinner tables πŸ™‚

I also started on making some boot cuffs:

It’s almost done and then I have to make a matching partner πŸ™‚ I’m excited to pass these around to my friends andΒ familyΒ to try them out and let me know what they like and don’t like about them.

On top of all that I’ll be starting to sell some of my cousins newborn hats in my shop! She’ll be sending me her creations soon – check out some of her goodies:

 

 

How cute are they!?

What a weekend! I hope you all had an eventful weekend as well.

 

Love Always,

J

 

A How To: Burp Cloths

3 Sep

I’ve been making burp cloths almost as long as I have been blogging but I don’t think I’ve ever done a how to on it! The idea came from a family member who swore I could make them and wanted a few for a baby shower. Her confidence gave me a boost of energy so much so that I ran out to target that morning and bought a pack of diaper cloths to make pretty with fabric ❀

That’s where I started and this is what I ended up coming up with. Making my own burp cloths from scratch. It didn’t take long for me to get irritated with the fabric of diaper cloths as well as their unevenness! It drove me bonkers to the point where I said, “I can make these suckers myself – and better!!”

So here we have it. A How To for Burp Cloths made by me!

 

I start with two pieces of flannel fabric. One decorative and one plain for the back. I flip them so that the front of the fabric faces each other. Pin the long sides and sew a straight line down. Iron the edges and then flip it inside out!

 

Then I cut out the middle piece of the burp cloth as well as the batting to go in between. The little white piece in the middle is my tag that I made πŸ™‚

 

Next, I measure and put the batting and top material down the middle section and pin! Then comes the hardest part. Fold in the top and bottom edges so that they are even, iron, and pin.

 

Sew along all the edges and make sure not to forget your tag if you are adding one!

 

Then there you have it! A burp cloth in the shape and thickness, (if not a little thicker) MUCH softer, with full coverage for those messy babies πŸ˜‰

It takes me about an hour to make 2 burp cloths so they aren’t that easy to punch out a bunch of them, but now that I have my system down it definitely makes for a fun gift to give as well as pretty darn cute πŸ˜‰

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