Friday, March 26, 2010

Egg Art!

Yesterday I made egg molds. They were so easy and fun to make. My little man went crazy over them. I bought the molds here then I started boiling!

Step #1 Boil eggs. Put 6 eggs in a pot, bring to a boil, turn heat off and cover for 12 minutes.

Step #2 Peel eggs and place into the mold

Step #3 Place mold in a bowl of ice cold water for 10 minutes.

Step #4 Open the mold and enjoy!

I had a hard time snapping a good picture of these because I had a little boy who was really excited to chow down. I ended up snapping these pictures with my phone.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Coconut Oil!

I have recently discovered coconut oil. The search began when Little G had a rash on his face from a dairy allergy. I went to a natural food store and found a 15 ounce jar of coconut oil for $10. I bought it and put it on Little G's face. With in hours the rash was gone. I later found out that coconut oil is cloth diaper friendly. I gave it a try on a nasty diaper rash. The diaper rash was gone by the next morning. Coconut oil is my new answer to everything.

Why spend a lot of money on expensive diaper creams when you can buy all natural coconut oil. I now use it when I make my baby wipes.

To use it you scoop out what you need and start rubbing. It will begin as a solid but melt into a yummy smelling liquid. It smells like the beach. ahhhh I love it.

Still not convinced? Here are other benefits
*Great for your skin and hair
*Can prevent some illnesses
*Wonderful for rashes, scrapes, and cuts
*Can play a role in weight loss
*Helps digestion
*Stress Relief

There are so many more benefits to this amazing oil. A simple Internet search will open your eyes to this all natural miracle.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fun Project!

A local store was having a huge sale on Thank You cards. I picked up a couple of packages. Each package contained 12 cards. I was not sure what I was going to do with them but thought for around $1 I could not go wrong.

My grandma was in the hospital. I did not want to buy her flowers because let's face it, they die! I did not want to buy her a nick nack type stuff because she has plenty. I was laying in bed and this idea came to me. It was so easy and a lot of fun.
The start of a great thing! The boys finger painted on large sheets of white paper. The paper cutter came in handy for this project.

I printed off some quotes to add to the back of the cards.
The boys finger painted large sheets of paper. I cut the paper down to a size that would cover the words "Thank You". I used regular white glue to adhere the paintings to the cards.
The back of the cards.
The Grandparent quote is on top. I also added a note from the boys to their grandma. I used mailing labels for the message. Grandma loved these. She has been sick and in and out of the hospital for a month. She said she was in need of some Thank You cards. This was such a fun project to make. Give it a try. You won't regret it!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

More travel tips!

Woohoo we made it back from Disney World. It was a wonderful 7 days of Mickey. I have to say if you have never taken a Disney trip it's a must.

We had so much fun. I am still trying to fix my camera on my computer. As soon as I get it working I will post a video about cloth diapers.

Here are my latest tips

*Pack 3 diapers, changing pad, wipes and change of clothes in a large ziplock. When you are at the airport grab the baggie out of your diaper bag. It's nice not having to bring the entire diaper bag with you into the bathroom. This works really well on the airplane too.

*Bring new snacks on the plane. Bring things that your child has not eaten before. Most of the time they go crazy over it because it's new. It keeps them busy.

*If you did not buy a seat for your child under 2 take your car seat with you to the gate. When you get there ask them if there are any seats available. If there are they will normally give you the seat free of charge.

*Keep your little one in his/her car seat. I treat the plane just like the car. They come out for a diaper change but that's it. It makes the trip much easier. Of course if you have a long flight taking them out to stretch would be a must.

*Use the hotel coffee maker. Not for coffee though. I brought easy macaroni and instant oatmeal with us. For breakfast I would run just water through the coffee pot. The warm water worked great for making oatmeal. I would also make macaroni and bring it with us to the parks.

*Stay relaxed. If you are nervous or anxious your child will pick up on it.

Here are my lifesavers when I travel

Do you have any tips? If so add them to the list.