Super Stay At Home Mommy!

Adventures in the life of a stay at home wife and mom

Burp Rag Tutorial

With less than 11 weeks left until the baby is due, I have really started sewing like crazy to get some things prepared for her arrival. I’ll be sure to share all my projects and the tutorials I used to make them. I’ve found that making things myself has been a HUGE money saver for us! I’m a big sale shopper (and you all know my addiction to thrift stores and up-cycling old things!), so I’ve managed to get all of my supplies at half price or less!

The first project I wanted to share was baby burp rags. A friend of mine shared this tutorial with me (from Cloud9 Fabrics) and I LOVE them! They are super quick and easy to throw together. I made 8 of them, and it only took me a little over an hour from cut to finish. And this is a great way to use up some of those spare fat quarters you have laying around! Each fat quarter will make 2 burp rags, and just 1 yard of flannel (for the back) is all you need for a set of 8. So, 4 fat quarters and a yard of flannel later….. This is what I ended up with–

There are 2 of each pattern. Just LOVE them!

There are 2 of each pattern. Just LOVE them!

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Homemade Household Cleaners

Wow, sorry it has been so long since my last post! We have been busy, busy, busy, and I haven’t been feeling too hot. But now I am back with a great post! I have compiled a list of great homemade household cleaner recipes. With a toddler running around, the importance of having a natural/homemade cleaning aid is a concern- there are just too many harmful chemicals in the stuff you buy at the store. Not to mention, you can save a buck or two making your own! If you have another great cleaner to add to the list, let me know!

Window cleaner  via I Can Teach My Child

Orange cleaner  via Penniless Parenting

Tub and shower cleaner  via Food.com

Bathroom cleaner  via Crunchy Betty

Toilet bowl cleaner  via Frugally Sustainable

Drain cleaner  via Tidy Mom

Granite Cleaner via 320 Sycamore

Kitchen cleaner via One Good Thing by Jillee

Oven cleaner  via One Good Thing by Jillee

Countertop cleaner via The Stowell’s

Wood cleaner  via eHow.com

Floor cleaner  via A Delightful Home

Carpet Cleaner  via Surviving the Stores

Laundry soap  via I Can Teach My Child

Dishwasher detergent  via diyNatural

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Easter Fun!!

I have been trying to just post once or twice a week, but with Easter quickly approaching, I wanted to squeeze in one more post this week. I don’t know about you, but the I don’t like the idea of stuffing my kid full of Easter candy. Instead, I have created a list of fun ideas to fill Easter baskets with. I also compiled a list of crafts and activities that you can enjoy with your kiddos!

Easter Basket Goodies!

-Coloring Books

-Crayons

-Books

-Sidewalk Chalk (Learn how to make your own HERE)

- Finger Paint (Learn how to make your own HERE)

-New Swimsuit For The Coming Summer Season

-Easter Outfit

-Bubbles

-Kite

-Playdough (Learn how to make your own HERE)

-Flubber (Learn how to make it HERE)

-Stuffed Animals

-Bath Time Toys

-Outside toys

-Fill Plastic Eggs With Tastey Snacks (goldfish, Cheerios, etc)

-Sippy Cup, or Character Cup For an Older Kid

- Movies

- Hair Clips/Bows (This is where I get mine- F&F Creations- She does great work, and will do custom orders!)

- Stickers

-Plastic Eggs Filled with Little Toys

-These Worksheets

-New Toothbrush

-Toothpaste

The possibilities are endless! Let’s try not to stuff our kids full of sweets this year!

And here are some great crafts and activities I’ve come across– Lots of Easter fun!!

-Felt Easter Birdy

- Paper-Napkin Decoupage Eggs

-Easter Egg Coloring Tips

-25 DIY Easter Projects

-101 Easter Craft Ideas

-Temporary Tattoos on Eggs

-Easter Egg Hunt Activities

-Bubble Wrap Easter Eggs

-Plastic Egg Animals

HAVE FUN!!!

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