Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Homemade Baby Wipes

I just made something off of my "To Try" list. They are homemade baby wipes made with just TWO ingredients; water and coconut oil. It was ridiculously easy and took all of 5 minutes. Now, we have to test them on lil man's bum. He has really sensitive skin. If these work I will totally kick myself for not making them sooner! If they don't work for him then I can use them for removing my makeup. It's a win/win situation! Don't you just love it when you can use a product for more than one thing? It makes my life even simpler and there's less to buy. If you would like to make your own click Here for the tutorial. I'll keep you posted on how well they work.

Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scrub

Nothing says Fall like Pumpkin Spice and Brown Sugar. I am loving making my own homemade beauty products. Especially, when I have the ingredients right here in my house. No special products to buy or extra trips to the store. I found this recipe for this sugar scrub here . This is a wonderful blog full of great ideas that I can't wait to try. Some other things that I will be trying from Stephanie's blog are;

These are great gift ideas! Click here to check out Stephanie's Blog. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Preschooler Picture Chore/Daily To Do List

Lil man is in a helping/do it myself stage. So, I decided to make him a chore chart. Since he can't read yet I wanted pictures. I looked all over the internet and couldn't find what I wanted. So, I got out my camera and took pictures of his world to make it more personal for him.

After I took the pictures I edited them and added text. I printed them out on our printer and then laminated them. It's the first step. I'm trying to decide what I want to do next. I am still short the "say your prayer" pic but, will have that soon. I would love to hear any suggestions.

Super Goop

I really like the book, The Preschooler's Busy Book by Trish Kuffner. The activities, crafts, and recipes are simple and non-expensive. They aren't time consuming either. It's very mom friendly. We recently made the Super Goop found on p.211
You can place it in a freezer bag for no mess play. It's fun to squish. Little fingers love it. This would also be quiet enough for church. I'm always in need of quiet toy inspiration.

You can also use it for tracing letters and shapes.

Super Goop:
2 cups water
1/2 cup cornstarch
Food coloring

Boil water in saucepan. Add cornstarch and food coloring and stir until smooth. Let it cool and have fun!

Family Photos

We haven't had family photos since lil man was 1. He will be 3 next month! My mom came down and it was perfect out for family pics. After and hour and a half I still have no family picture. At first I cried. Now, I'm just laughing because who really can get a 3 year old to take a perfect pic?  I would love to hear if you've had a similar experience. Please don't tell me I'm totally alone in this. So, here's a lil taste of our pics.


Walking Away

Put me down!

I am seriously contemplating hanging the first one.