I know that it’s not a Humpday Tutorial day, but this Ruffly Belt DIY was just too cute not to share today! It was featured on 100 Layer Cake on July 29th from Rachel of Heart of Light. This Ruffly Belt can be used for so many things like, belts, headbands, flower embellishments, shoe decor, pet collar embellishments, etc. The uses are endless! Visit 100 Layer Cake for the complete tutorial! Enjoy!
What a fabulous way to decorate your baby’s nursery! Holly over at Decor8 painted this city-scape silhouette with her children using black chalkboard paint. I love this idea because it’s great for a nursery that would eventually transform into a toddler room and even pre-teen bedroom. This way you don’t have to update the walls as your child grows, just the furniture. I would also like to see something like this in a playroom! Enjoy!
Amy over at the b-line is sharing this Acorn DIY just in time for Autumn! These precious little Acorns are made out of Polymer Clay in just a few simple steps. This would be a great Fall project to do with the kids when the weather starts cooling down. You can make them to fill a bowl on your table, or into beads and string them as garland or on a necklace, or anything your imagination can conjure up! Check out the full tutorial here. Enjoy!
This is another way to be green and reuse those paper scraps lying around. Design*Sponge and Laura Normandin at Wren Handmade shared this tutorial on how to make garland and greeting cards out of left over paper scraps. It’s easier than you might think so check it out here for more info and for the full tutorial! Happy making!
I love the idea of having soaps made for special occations! In fact, my mom makes handmade soaps and for my Bridal Shower last summer, she made a variety of natural soaps for all of my gals. They were a smash, because everyone loved the natural textures and scents! So, when I found this tutorial, I instantly fell in love because it hit home for me. I really wanted to share this from 100 Layer Cake (the giveaway has already passed, sorry) so you can make your own soaps at home!
I’ve been trying to get these waves for so long and it never seemed to work for me. I always figured that my hair was too short or too long and that’s why it never worked. Well, now I’m thinking that I just wasn’t getting clear directions. Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere posted an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to get these natural looking beachy waves. Check out her Blog for more great tips and tricks! Thanks Emily!
Ok, so my husband and I went on a small road trip last weekend to Fairplay, Colorado and we took our two Blue Heeler pups along for the ride. Well, our youngest pup, Tucker Bean, gets car/motion sickness really bad. I made sure not to feed him right before the trip and I purchased some Anxiety Reducer for Travel (I liked the kind in the tube vs. the tablet, Tucker just liked it off my finger and loved it!) from Petco thinking we would be okay. All of a sudden Tucker starts drooling everywhere and pacing. Then he begins to poo as he’s pacing! My husband, Ron, had to pull over IMMEDIATELY without crashing. We opened the back of our Jeep Liberty to find that Frankie Li, our 1 year old pup, had just stepped in her brother’s poo! There we are on the side of the highway with a handful of tissues to clean the mess and nothing else! We did the best we could and drove to a gas station so we could finish the cleanup and wash our hands. I ALWAYS have a bottle of hand sanitizer, but I switched purses and didn’t bring it along. When we opened the back of the Jeep again, we found that Tucker had vomited all over the back! Right then and there I said, “I’m creating a doggie car kit!” This is what I put in mine:
- Doggie Toys to keep your pups busy on long trips like these Boots & Barkley from Target
- Lint Roller like this one from Scotch
- Hand Sanitizer I thought I’d try this spray kind from Target
- Tissues, paper towels (I like Viva because their super soft and absorbant), napkins
- Antibacterial wipes to clean your hands or the inside of your car
- Doggie bones for your pooch to nibble on like these ones from Pedigree
- Towels, wash cloths, or Chickiedee’s absorbant burp cloths (I use them for Tucker’s drooling in the car)
- Pet Carpet & Upholstery cleaner. I like Odoban because it smells fabulous and you don’t have to wait 5 minutes before you wipe up the mess. I purchased an empty travel spray bottle and filled it with the Odoban Carpet & Upholstery cleaner and added it to my kit.
Some other things in my doggie car kit are: doggie poo bags, plastic grocery sacks for trash and clean-up, puppy-potty mats to lay down wherever your pup is in the car, and a doggie water bowl with a water bottle of fresh water for your pup to drink. All of this can be put into a small bag or box of any kind that you have laying around the house.
I hope that you will find this useful and never end up unprepares like we were!
I stumbled upon this blog post on the b-line this morning and thought that many of you would love it as much as I do! It’s a DIY pet pouch that you can make and attach to your pups collar to hold things like your house key, a doggy-poo bag, etc. so you don’t have to carry it if you don’t have pockets. I’m sure you can alter the size a tad to fit your lifestyle. I don’t recommend ever putting a cell phone in a pouch around your dogs neck though. It could be terrifying if it rang or vibrated while attached to them! We don’t want our puppy-pals to be stressed out! I think this is a fab project and it doesn’t seem to take much time at all. To make it a Green project, use some scrap fabric that you have laying around. For example, an old t-shirt or old pair of funky PJ pants.