Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Organizing Tips for your Baby's Closet

If you are looking to organize your baby's closet, here are some tips that might help you along the way.  I redid the closet a few times and could have used some tips. 

1) Do you like having your things laid out or hidden (bins)? For me, I bought BINS

I love when things are organized and everything isn't out in the open.  I prefer boxes/bins which, I admit, can take a little more time taking things in and out, but it helps me keep organize and know where everything is.  So my first step was to buy boxes/bins.  I got these from Zulily in different sizes of what would fit into the closet. I made sure they were durable, neutral color to be used in other locations in the house later on if needed.

2) What things are going to be in the closet or in other places in the nursery?

Do you have other places to store your baby's things? If you have a changing table, you probably will have the diapers and wipes right there for convenience, if you have a dresser and want to only keep clothes in there you don't need to add clothes in the closet.  Find out what makes sense and what is more convenient.
Anyway, I laid out all of the baby's things in the middle of the floor and started sorting.  

3) Sort the closet items

Since I had different bin sizes I figured out what things would go in which boxes by laying everything in the middle of the floor and sorting them into piles then picking the box that would match the size. I also remembered that I haven't bought everything for the baby so I also estimated how many more onesies, blankets, etc. I would be adding to the closet/bins.

4) Label up

Labels are an easy way to know what things are in each box.  It doesn't help only me, but others who might come in looking for things. I used a blue that would match with the rest of the nursery and could easily be replaced if in the future we would have a little girl.

I used the Silhouette to cut out the shadow and words in vinyl.

Right now here is a look of the closet. Usually you can't change the structure of the closet, but everything inside can have a certain place and purpose in the closet.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

DIY Heat Transfer Onsie with Silhouette

What you'll need:
Onesie (mine is from Michaels)
Heat Transfer Sheet
Iron and ironing board

1) Open your shape you want to cut in your Silhouette Studio.  Image needs to be flipped horizontally to work.
Object - Transform - Flip Horizontally
 2) Enter your Silhouette Cut Settings, the Heat Transfer Material will be added WITHOUT the cutting mat.  Make sure to add the 'flocked' or 'smooth' heat transfer setting.

3) Place your Heat Transfer with shiny side DOWN

 4) Send to the Silhouette = CUT

 5) Cut around your shape and peel off the negative areas.

 6) Place image centered on onesie with shiny side up
 7) Place sheet in,between onesie and iron and press for 45-60 seconds.  If  it doesn't fully stick, hold iron again until it does (I had to do it about three times, maybe my iron wasn't hot enough?)
And ta da!  Awesome finished product! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

32 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

Woo Woo! 32 weeks, they are just flying now. Still hot as ever and he is growing stronger in there (I know from his strong kicks).  I started feeling his hiccups the last two weeks and sleeping has been harder as well because I'll wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep.  I'm laying down a lot more and trying to get everything ready! So exciting.

Inches: 14 inches larger around belly
How I've used my time: Silhouetting, time with my sister in town, crafting
Cravings: Eh, nothing at the moment. 
Other facts: Dang he is strong, he kicks me in my right rib and it hurts at times. He is extremely active but I rather feel him move all of the time than worry.    

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Morning sickness relief: Preggie Pop and Drop GIVEAWAY

I'm still shocked in my third trimester I get morning sickness, it's really inconsistent and I hate that most of the time its when I'm away from home and can't just curl up in my bed. When I feel sick, Preggie Pops and Drops help relieve morning sickness and help me feel better by the time I finish eating it. 

Last night in fact at the wee hours of 4am I felt sick and had to get out of bed and tried going to the bathroom.. didn't help.. eating food.. didn't help... drinking water... didn't help. After an hour of still just feeling ill, I got my Preggie Pop Drop and felt better within 10 minutes. Seriously, ever time I take one I have felt so much better by the time it is finished. 

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Recommended by Healthcare Professionals

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

10 Cutest DIY Baby Boy Projects

Whether it be for a boy baby shower gift or DIY project for your newborn boy, here are my top 10 cute DIY baby boy projects that I want to work on.  All of them are so cute and clever and most of the connecting links will send you to the DIY instructions.

1) DIY Baby Bow Tie

No Sew Bow Ties are so easy to make and if you are bad or scared of your sewing machine, well, don't worry about that when you make these.

Here is another bow tie option I found online.  You can add a snap on a onesie and the back of the ties to make these adorable bow ties stay on your baby's outfit.  Love that idea.
Found online but didn't have a blog/website associated with it. 

2) DIY Football blanket

I think these football blankets are so cute! I love how the front is brown minky shaped football and the back you can add your favorite football team fabric!  Football season is around the corner and this would be quick and easy to make and a great idea as a floor mat for your baby boy as well.

3) DIY Onesies

This by far is the cutest DIY onesie out there! Love the fabric they chose and the instructions walk you step by step how to get the right shape of onesie and put on the edge stuff.  So cute and an excellent idea when you have left over fabric.


Another adorable onesie idea is the onesie cardigan.  If you have basic onesies lying around that you want to add some spunk or color, this is super easy to cut your onesie and add the edge (can't remember the name) and the buttons.


4) DIY Baby Wall art

Do you have a cute theme for your baby boy's nursery?  Cars, planes, nautical, cowboy, sports.. whatever it might be, I love these cute ideas that you can incorporate with your baby's bedroom theme.

Using the first letter of your baby's name, you can add cars (like this picture below) or sports balls, planes, or whatever you would like.
Found online but didn't have a blog/website associated with it. 

I see these everywhere in nurseries. Find an alphabet online (or type it into Word) and change the color of your baby's initial and put his name at the bottom.  Boom, that simple!

5) Baby Stat sheet

Stat sheets are easy to make and you can make them in a variety of ways.  Using different fonts and sizing you can create a stats wall art with your baby's weight, length, date, name, time, and place.

6) DIY Baby Shoes

I love these cute little moccasins and the tutorial (listed below the picture) makes them so much easier than I expected.  There are so many cute leather fabrics to use and binding to make them stand out.

7) DIY Owl Baby Hat

Thought this hat was so adorable! I love the cute owl theme and this was my favorite hat.  Can't knit? Use the hat as inspiration and instead use a material like felt.

8) Floor playmat

There are so many cute playmats these days, I love the cute owl ones I see online along with other cute animals you can make.


9) DIY Pee Pee Teepee

Pee Pee Teepees prevent you from getting wet when changing your boy's diaper.  I never realized how easy they were to make! You don't need a lot of fabric and can quickly whip these out and keep them in a variety of places like your diaper bag, changing table, different areas of the house where you change your baby.

10) DIY Monthly Onesie

These cute onesies can help you create cute pictures of your baby boy at every month during his first year.  I never knew how easy they were to make!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ruffle Owl Mat for Tummy Time

I got this idea on Pinterest a few months ago and wanted to make my own! I found some cute fabric from Hobby Lobby and I loved how it turned out!

I can tell my niece loves it as well!  I used gray ruffle fabric around the edges and wings, a yellow and gray pattern in the middle and minky on the back and head of the owl.  

Here it is! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

30 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

10 more weeks to go!  It's been fun getting the rest of the nursery together, we are close to a name so hopefully that will be decided very soon.  All I know is that I'm super hot all of the time and tired.  I had my first two intense hot flashes (oh my gosh no fun) and still am active and getting around, but definitely in a slower fashion.  I spend a lot of time at the pool or in the shower to cool off (it's way hot here which also doesn't help).  But again... 10 more weeks! I can't wait to meet him.

Inches: 14 inches larger around belly (ahh, I wonder how much bigger I will get)
How I've used my time: Silhouetting, time with my sister in town, crafting
Cravings: Eh, nothing at the moment. Snowies are delicious though :)
Other facts: It is so hot all of the time. My new best friend is a squirt bottle which I bring with me. My feet are getting more hot and puffy and I get tired easily.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Need Bloglovin Followers

Started up my Bloglovin' account last week and need some new followers! I'll make sure to follow back.

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