The idea for this project came to me while going through baby stuff in preparation for Baby Number 3’s arrival. I found the great big diaper bag I hauled around with my first two babies, and I realized something. Most of the time, a great big diaper bag is not really all that necessary – and it’s not all that convenient to carry around either.
I love throw pillows. They just make a room feel cozy. But I resisted my love of throw pillows for a while because I was on a huge clutter-cutting bender, so the few pillows in our living room lived in a nice neat stack hidden away. But I felt like something was missing from the room. It needed something to pull it all together and soften up the space.
One of the things I dislike about throw pillows, though, is that the covers are usually not removable on store-bought pillows. So if they ever get dirty, you can’t remove them and wash them! And if you want to change them out to match your seasonal decor, you have to have multiple sets of pillows. That just seems like too much trouble.
Enter: the removable throw pillow cover! These are so simple to make that you seriously don’t even need a pattern. And you don’t have to mess around with installing a zipper either.
I love making Halloween costumes for my kids! I’m no expert-crafter though. I just keep it simple. But I’ve gotten loads of compliments on the few costumes I’ve made. Here are a few tips for making a costume that will get noticed.
I really wanted to make my own shampoo. It just seemed like such a great way to save money AND control the ingredients in my shampoo. I tried a few different recipes, including a couple from one of my favorite blogs/go-to resources for all-things-DIY-bath-and-beauty. But DIY shampoo just didn’t work for me.
The recipes I tried used basic ingredients. I didn’t want to have to buy anything “weird” or end up with a boat load of an ingredient because a shampoo recipe called for a tiny bit. So maybe I would have had better success if I had been willing to expand my ingredient criteria. But aside from saving money and controlling the ingredients, I also wanted it to be easy.
I don’t like DIY recipes that aren’t easy.
I am so excited to be guest blogging today over at Kristy’s Cottage. I’m sharing my recipes for all-natural wood floor cleaner and polish that I use for our wood floors.
When we moved into our home, I was in love with the wood floor in the dining room. But I must admit, I was a little scared that we would ruin them! I’ve always gotten the impression that wood floors are hard to care for. Truth is, wood floors are actually wonderfully durable and pretty easy to maintain.
I clean our wood floors in our dining room about once a week. Being in the dining room where a 1 year old and a 3 year old eat meals, the floors could probably stand to be cleaned more often than that! But hey, I’m a busy mom and I do my best. 🙂