Friday, September 26, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things....

Just a few of my new favorite handmade items I came across on Etsy:

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Krylon Paint on sale at Hobby Lobby

Hey, I just had to share this. At Hobby Lobby this week there is an internet coupon for Krylon Spray Paint. The FUSION is what I recommend for painting the pole of the Hobby Horse if you are making one from my pattern. I just thought I'd mention it because you can get that paint for 30% less with this coupon until this Saturday.

By the way, the FUSION is non-toxic when dry - I know that makes a big difference when we are talking about paint and children's toys!

Here's the direct link to the coupon.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What is a babymoon, you say?

babymoon - (n.) The brief but happy period of time when a family welcomes a new baby to their world.

I know, it's not what wikipedia says, but traditionally, the babymoon is the time AFTER the baby is born, like the honeymoon is the short trip AFTER the wedding, see?

So it's the time for the new family to get adjust to their new lives together, to get to know the baby who has recently show his or her sweet face, and for mom to get her land legs back (if you've ever given birth you know what I'm talking about there!)

Sometimes I get weird looks when I tell my shop name, so I just wanted to put this out there to clarify for everyone what I mean.

The funny thing is, since I have so many kids, I've gotten to have lots of babymoons! I am so thankful that I have a great family who helps out during the babymoon and super friends who go over and above to help with the kids who aren't always completely thrilled by the grittier aspects of the babymoon!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Top Ten Reasons to wear your baby in a sling

1. Easy to feed your baby discreetly in public while wearing a sling. Even if baby is pulling up all your clothes, the tail of the sling can be used as a cover up, and you don't get that hiding-under-a-blanket feeling.

2. Carried babies are happier. Of course mom's arms get tired, so a baby sling keeps baby happy because he is carried, and mom's aching arms get a break because they are free!

3. When you are carrying your baby all the time you are essentially exercising MORE without doing more, simply because you have an extra 20 pounds or so strapped to you!

4. Baby slings hide the smears and drips of food that you (or your baby) got on your favorite shirt!

5. Baby slings hide the little baby fat tummy pooch that many new moms end up with!

6. Babies LIKE being held and they can see more up high with you than down in a stroller or cart.

7. If your baby is in a sling, he is less likely to be touching all the icky stuff on the floor or on the cart handles when shopping.

8. Babywearing keeps your baby close to you so that you get to know him better.

9. Babyslings are more economical than the gadgets available at the discount stores. In fact, many sling sellers are happy to tell you how to make one yourself from readily available materials, even if you don't sew!

10. Babywearing just looks cool and is FUN!

*wink wink - new babyslings are now in the shop! Thanks for taking a peek!*