Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Perfect Gift For Someone Turning 21

My sister recently turned 21. We do not drink, but still wanted to embrace her new milestone in life. So we decided to do something fun and crazy.

Here is the card

Here is Red Vines, with the Liquor-ish paper taped to it.

And then get you some IBC Root-BEER  and your done.

 I forgot to get a picture of it all together so I stole this from my sisters Facebook page.
You may notice this is cream soda and not root beer, well there are only so many gas station options at 12am when we were purchasing and delivering these.
Not that great of a picture but it all comes together pretty well.

Friday, May 25, 2012

How To Make a Infant/Toddler Dress Form.

I have been making infant and toddler dresses and have been really wanting a Dress Form to take pictures, but they cost an arm and a leg. Because I do not have any extra limbs to spare, I decided to make my own. As I was walking down the garden section at Wal Mart, I stopped at the Folding Garden Fence, and I discovered how I was going to make my dress form. 

You will need:
8' H x 10' W Folding Garden Fence for $4 
Wire or Zip ties
Wire Hanger
Wire Cutters.

Using your wire cutter remove 3 sections

Using your wire cutters Clip off the wire that is sticking out.
You may want to file the edge if you will be working with very sensitive fabric.

 Place two of the fence pieces flat on each other.

 Starting at the bottom(in the picture) start wrapping your wire around...

  until you get 3/4s of the way to the top(in picture)

It will look something like this.
Continue this step until all three sides are connected.

Now you are going to get your wire and start wrapping the tops together.(Sorry this is my finished Dress Form so yours will not have the large hanger wire in it) There is no real rhyme or reason to how I wired the top but just make sure it is nice a secured and it all comes together. 

Next Grab your hanger and fish it down through the top of the form. 

Now just wrap the hook or the hanger around the fence portion. Make sure its tight and doesn't move around.

Turn the feet up.

And then it should look like this

And now it is ready to rock any infant or toddler dress.

Monday, May 14, 2012

5 Ways To Use Lighter Fluid

 As a mommy there are some cleaning product that you have to have around the house at all times. Lighter fluid is one of the. It can remove so much. I first learned of lighter fluids awesomeness when I worked at an optical shop.  We would use lighter fluid to remove so many things off of peoples glasses. I have recently began using lighter fluid for all sorts of reasons so I thought I would share some of the household cleaning that lighter fluid can help with.
  1. Removes paint from glasses or windows
  2. Removes Hairs spray for glasses or bathroom window
  3. Removes Stickers from smooth surfaces
  4. Removes Band-Aid Residue from skin. Be sure to wash skin thoroughly with soapy water after. 
  5. Starts fire.
These are just a few uses, comment if you know other uses for lighter fluid.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tips To Help Make A Enjoyable Trip with Toddlers

 I recently took a 14 hour trip with my three children ages 3, 2, 7mths. I began looking around the internet to figure out what I could do to entertain m kids and could really find anything for my age of kids, so I figured I would let you know what I did that helped us out on our trip.

  1. Stops. Make sure you make stops that allow them to run around and get out some energy, maybe have them do this right before there normal nap time.
  2. Snacks - a variety is sometimes very exciting for the kids. I had Cheese, Cheetos, Fruit Snacks. WARNING-Sugar may not be the kind of snack you want to give your kids.
  3. DVD Player - Pick movie you know they will watch or haven't seen in a while. If you are going to buy new movies, save them for your trip. This will help a lot!!
  4. Dollar store toys-Give them a gift,which is a toy from the dollar store, when ever they begin getting rowdy.
  5. Naps -Make sure if you are driving through your kids normal nap time make sure they nap, turn off the DVD player and give them a blanket
  6. Bring a blanket.
  7. Favorite Stuffed animal/Doll. May help keep them calm
  8. Music. I got Disney music. My daughter and son loved singing along. 
If there is anything you do to make traveling with toddlers easier, please comment below.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Etsy Shop is have a Baby Hat Sale!!! 50% OFF!!!

I figure it is about time to have a sale on my Etsy. So I decided to Put my Baby Hats/Beanies on SALE for 50% OFF!!! The prices have already been adjusted in my shop.

Here are some of my hats Check out my Etsy Shop to see more of my products.