Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ready, Set, Clean

Country Living
This week at Simple Mom she's talking about organizing our own wardrobes and closets as her first task in Project Simplify. Why? Because Moms usually put themselves last. I just did this about a month ago so I'm not really motivated to do it again. But it looked amazing when I was done! One key was to have all matching hangers, it was incredible. Now they don't match because Ben kept stealing mine but it was great for a time. If I would've felt better this week I would have done the project because we can all use a little spruce up. But today is cleaning the house and laundry day. I have company coming tonight and I feel great for the first time all week. What motivates all of you to clean house?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Baby Shower Gift Idea

My sister-in-law is pregnant. She is having TWINS. A boy and a girl! They already have a little boy so their house will be busy and fun soon. I really really really like home made, personalized gifts. Probably because we have unique names around here :-) So for her baby shower I wanted to make something unique.

 A personalized blanket is always great. The baby's are due in April so I used a light weight fleece cotton for these. I made them match and then embroidered their names on in blue and pink. I think they turned out great.

Then I bought a blue and pink onesie to add their initials on. My sister-in-law likes simple things so I think the initial alone will be great.

Of course packaging is a huge deal as well. I saw a tutorial online for creating these "cupcakes" out of the blanket and onesies. I had to try it! It took me several attempts since the blankets I made are doubled which made them thicker, but I finally got it. I put them inside this doughnut box which is too cute. I was so excited to take this to her shower today, unfortunately I got sick and couldn't go. But I'll give it to her tomorrow with a pack of diapers!

Another eventful thing this week...Aybrin lost his 2nd top front tooth! Of course I recorded him singing "All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth"!

 Next week I'm joining Simple Mom for her decluttering project! Why don't you join me?