Friday, December 24, 2010

Last Minute Easy DIY Christmas Gift

DIY: The Easy-as-Pie Pot Holder

Materials List:
Half a Yard Cotton Batting
Half a Yard Insul-Bright
(2) 8" by 8" squares of cotton fabric
(1) 3" by 6" square of contrasting fabric (for handle)
Total Time: 15 minutes

1. Cut out the Insul-Bright into an 8" by 8" square. Available at any fabric store, this runs around $3 a yard. It has two sides- one has a metallic covering, and the other is a soft cotton. The metallic side will be facing the hot dish.

2) Cut out the batting.

3) Fold the 3" by 6" contrast fabric into thirds, so that both seams are tucked in.

4) Assembly: Put the right sides of the designer fabric together and then the batting/Insul-Bright on each WRONG side of fabric.
Your pot holder sandwich:
Insul-Bright with metallic side on wrong side of designer fabric
designer fabric
designer fabric
cotton batting

5) Pin all fabrics together, and insert the contrast handle between the two pieces of designer fabric.

6) Make sure to sew through all layers, and leave a 4 inch split in the seam for turning.

7) Trim seams and clip corners
8) Turn right side out
9) Top stitch the outer seam, closing the 4 inch gap that was left open for turning.

Voila! An easy and quick potholder that will look great in your kitchen.
**Disclaimer: I generally use these for taking the quick and easy items out of the oven, or placing hot items on the table. I am not sure how well it would hold up to extreme heat over time.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Candy Cane Lane

Just arrived- the most delicious Candy Cane sets ever.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Giveaway this week

Please join us on facebook for this week's giveaway- a Padalily Car Seat Handle Cover.
These are life savers for when you have to lug around heavy infant car seats, and they are adorable and stylish to boot!
Winner announced Sunday evening.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A little late:-)

I hope you all had a wonderful day visiting with family and friends!

As I approach the five year anniversary of my business, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how thankful I am for YOU! This business has brought new friends, fulfilled my dream to stay at home with my kids, and challenged me in the most enjoyable way possible.


Friday, November 5, 2010

All you can eat for five minutes.

This week, I am all about stealing ideas.

First, I stole the Thanksgiving Tree from Nilsen Life.

As if that weren't enough, I have gone and done it again.

For the last week, the words "One more piece, Mom?" have been whined

Even the little guy has started. "I have Candy, Mom?" he says, with his pacifier hanging half out of his mouth.

I took a hint from The Meanest Mom around, Jana Matthews. If you have yet to latch onto her blog, you are missing one great read. She is hilarious.

She set the timer, and let her kids eat all the candy they wanted for five minutes.

Except I changed one teeny little thing.

Our playroom was trashed. Toys scattered in the living room. Trucks and Cars lined my kitchen floors.

"If you pick up the entire house, I will let you eat as much candy as you can consume in five whole minutes. We will call it Crazy for Candy."

The kids were so darn excited that they picked up every last toy, and created a competition to see who could pick them up faster.

How much candy did they consume, you ask?

One piece of bubblegum and one pack of sweethearts for Bryce. Kayden picked out three pieces of gum, and was giddy for a half hour.

This Halloween candy laying around might not be so bad after all......

Monday, November 1, 2010

Callin all hunters!

It's that time again! Time for the eleventh annual cloth diaper hunt!

MiniMe BabyGear is a proud extreme sponsor this year.

How does it work?

Register at Then, visit the participating hunt sponsors to find a hidden icon on their site to earn entry into the 90 great prizes, including two Grand Prizes, and One Ultimate Grand Prize. Did I mention they are giving away an iPad?

Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Looking for a way to store your diapers?

Diapers, wipes, lotion, desitin...the never ending list of supplies for changing diapers.
We live in a two story house, and I hate running upstairs to change a diaper. These reversible fabric organizer bins make it easy and chic to transport your changing loot.

Want to know something rare? They have a ton of cute boy options!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I can't handle it

I am adding ruffled bloomers tonight that are TO DIE FOR! Aren't they adorable???

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Meet the Binki Bear!

You know that old saying "Well, they won't go to kindergarten with their pacifier"?

Left on his own, I am pretty sure my strong willed 2-year-old would.

We are slowly transitioning from the pipe.

I wish we would have started him with this Binki Bear:

The nice part about it is that, when you are ready to get rid of the pacifier, you already have that transitional object for them.
It works with any pacifier on the market, and comes in a cute little yellow bag for gifting.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Have I been doing this that long? LOL

I really do love feedback from you all. It makes my day.

A few days ago. I opened my inbox to read this:

My cousin received her Wet Happened pouch yesterday and loves it. I love your product! I have had one since my daughter was a baby (she's now 7 years old), and thought about handing it down but I still use it often for holding toiletries when we travel, or as a back up plastic bag. There are so many uses for it, and it's held up exceptionally well over the years and numerous washes.

7 years old, and she was a baby when they got it. I cannot believe I have been doing this that long! Time flies, I suppose.

Thank you for the awesome e-mail!

Giveaway this week!

We are giving away your choice of a Minky Dinky this week, over at Facebook. Simply leave a comment for entry!

Please remember to check back weekly as we give something new away each week. Listed on Monday, with the winner drawn via on Thursdays.

I love to giveaway baby gear, and hope you will join us!