Thursday, November 25

Toddler Trail Mix

With toddlers in perpetual motion, it seems that they need an endless amount of fuel to keep them going. I am always on the lookout for good snacks to keep around and threw together this trail mix for Scarlett that has been a real hit. It's pretty much just a mix of toddler friendly finger foods that can be mixed and matched to your kiddos likes. Here's what went into ours:

1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup raw peanuts
1 cup yogurt covered raisins
1 cup organic o shaped cereal

Just pour everything into an air tight container, shake it up and watch it disappear.

Sunday, November 21

Think before you toss

Next time you are going through your kids clothes to pass on things that don't fit anymore, think before you put it in that box. Some items just might not be ready to move on yet. Perhaps some pants that are too short could be shortened into shorts or capris, or cut the feet off some old tights and they become leggings. I recently ran across a dress of Scarlett's that no longer fit her but still had so much life left in it and knew it would be perfect for a refashion.
 I had a shirt sitting in her closet that was still a few sizes too big for her that had been handed down to us and was the same purple as the dress. I cut the bottom of the dress off, gathered it and sewed it to the bottom of the shirt to create a new dress. I then used the leftover fabric to make a bow that I added to the waistband for a little extra sass. Not to let anything go to waste, I cut the bows off the straps of the old dress, glued them to hair clips and voila!, instant matching hair accessories.

What do you have in the closet just waiting to be reborn?

Monday, November 15

From Summer to Winter

Please excuse my short hiatus, I was having some technical difficulties but have worked them out.
So with the weather cooling off now I have found us to be a bit lacking in the warm clothes department. Always trying to stretch our budget, I wanted to work with the great clothes we already had but just make them a little more comfortable to the cooler days. One of the ways I did this was by making Scarlett's short sleeved shirts into long sleeved shirts.  All you need to do is cut the sleeves off a long sleeved shirt that no longer fits and add them to the bottoms of a short sleeved shirt.

 Of course this only works if the sleeves from the old shirt still fit around your little ones arms, so check to make sure before you begin.

 And when you are done you are left with a shirt just perfect for these lovely fall days.

Monday, November 1

Bubble Bowl

As long as your kiddo can blow out through a straw and keep from sucking in, then this is a really fun activity that cost nothing!  All you need are straws, a bowl, water, and a bit of dish soap.
 Take a bowl and add about a teaspoon of dish soap and then fill with water.  We did this on a rainy day, so we just put a towel down on the kitchen floor and played inside but you could also take your bowl outside and not have to worry about any mess.
 Once you are set up, poke your straws down in the water and start blowing, you will end up with all kinds of bubbles that will just keep growing and growing.

 Scarlett had just as much fun playing with the bubbles as she did creating them.
We played with them with our hands and popped them with the straws and kept busy for almost and hour, not bad for using stuff right out of your own kitchen.


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