Sunday, June 2, 2013

Quick Toothfairy pillow

Brant has had 4 loose teeth for a while now. I keep saying I will get him a tooth pillow and it continues to slip my mind.
Well yesterday I hear all this commotion downstairs - he's crying, bleeding, etc. I kneel next to him and ask him what happened. "I bit a dragon and my tooth fell out and now I can't find it!"
He bit a stuffed animal. And all of this blood came out and scared the crap out of his brothers.
"Mom I don't want to lose a tooth, " said Mason.

Well we found the tooth - phew!! And calmed everyone down.

That night we tucked the boys in and put Brant's tooth under his pillow. My mom and I started brainstorming, trying to figure what we could do that would be a quick "tooth pillow" for him.

Here is what we did:

We went to Kmart and found this superhero doll for $4.99. You can use a stuffed doll that you already have at home.

My mom sewed a black ribbon (that we had at home) onto the cape.

Then she cut this material that we already had and sewed it on as a pocket (you can use anything for the pocket - pillow case, old blanket, etc).

We hung it on Brant's door. he was THRILLED to see it.

I printed this out from Pinterest (Sherri Osborn and pasted it onto some scrapbook paper and slid it under his pillow.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Scarf organizer

My mom told me that someone on Pinterest made a scarf organizer with a plastic hanger and shower rings. C.U.T.E.!!!! 
I thought I had some dated dusty rose-colored rings laying around but I ended up finding these curtain rings instead. I must have bought them 6 years ago and they were still in the package, unopened. 
I don't have a ton of scarfs so using these curtain rings and a metal hanger worked well for me.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Making shapes with popsicle sticks

I saw on Pinterest that a mom had taken popsicle sticks and stuck sticky velrco at the ends. 

I thought this was such a great idea. BUT I didn't have any velcro on hand. I did have a roll of that magnetic tape (I stuck this on the back of all the invitations we mailed out for Joy's baby 2 years ago. I thought it was time we put it to good use.)

All of the boys really liked it. I think the velcro would be easier but the boys keep asking to play with "sticky sticks" so that's good.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Quick cocktail outfit

I'm 20 days behind in posting this BUT just wanted to share my thrify New Year's Eve outfit.

I wanted to spend as little as possble. I had the black jacket from my corporate days, had the jeans of course and had the shoes from a wedding in Sept. I just needed a spot-on sequin top. I went to Kohls and couldn't really find what I wanted but tried a few things anyway. Would you believe that the exact sleeveless top I wanted was in the dressing room I went in?? My size and 60% off - I got it for $16. Best. Shopping. Ever!!!!

I wore my hair up and bought the black flower (also on sale) below in case I needed it. It was one of those duel purpose pins: it was a barrett and a brooch. I didn't need it in my hair so I did a little "tone-on tone" on my jacket.

I picked up some nail polish too it's called Penny Talk - I love it. Good for everyday or dressing up.

Top: $16, Brooch: $8, Nail polish $8, First NYE date in 7 years: priceless!!!!