Here are my girls and I making chocolate princess cakes the other day as a after dinner dessert. They love any little attention and anything directed towards princess’. We had been researching on pinterest Frozen’s Elsa Barbie cakes for my daughter’s birthday party this summer prior to dinner so we had it on our mind. It was so easy and the girls loved it!
Back in the eighties, you could buy baby underwear with ruffles at every store and mall. Now it is not so easy. My friend gave me the idea the other day as I was telling her about my latest adventure in trying to potty train my daughter. She said the ruffled panties her Mom bought here got her potty trained in a day! That was good enough inspiration for me, time to get sewing!
Now that I’ve had my baby and am trying to figure out a plan to one keep sane, two take care of everyone including my spouse, and three do some things for myself, I am afraid my extra curricular projects have slowed down. Hopefully this phase is temporary because I really love enjoying a full life of learning new skills and developing talents rather than being on mommy duty 24-7. It is both exhausting and to be honest not fulfilling. So, I am hanging in there.
Here is a small project I did this week. I researched all the free/ low cost indoor play facilities in the area, pasted the info for each place on a note card and organized them into a little wallet-sized coupon folder by day they are available. I will keep this in the glove compartment of my car so that when I need to get out of the house with my kids because they are driving me crazy, I won’t have to spend time finding out what is available, all the info will be ready for me in this little folder in the car. Beautiful.
I also put together a mommy survival bag for the car that the author of Happy Housewife recommended that will help a mom keep things together in a emergency situation. You can never be too prepared as a mom, might as well set yourself up for smooth running wherever possible.
I combined a couple of ideas together that I’d found on Pinterest to create my very own Dry Erase Menu and Calendar Boards to hang on the Refrigerator. They are both stylish and useful. I am loving them! I also bought some covered buttons from the scrap booking section at Joann’s and made cute magnets. My fridge was looking very utilitarian before. I am happy with how I spruced it up! Take a peek.