Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bubbly Magnets Craft Project

Looking for an easy project for solstice/Christmas presents? Jump over to The Mother Load for instructions on making easy bubbly magnets. I recently bought some of these off Etsy for solstice and birthday presents, and knew they were easy to make, just didn't know what to use for glue! I'll be making some magnets this year!
Another suggestion, use a domino with the picture on the front for a rectangular magnet. I find these even cuter because the picture is so clear.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tackle It Tuesday - Flylady

My friend Joni and I are doing the flylady routine now. The cool thing about it is that you start super slow, with baby steps, so you don't get burnt out. The point of it is that you make a little change each day which turns into a habit. We both did some crisis cleaning yesterday, although we were not planning for guests, we needed to really tackle our houses while we could! I spent at least 6 hours cleaning. What a difference! And it feels good to go to bed with a shiny sink, and I know it will make me smile in the morning :) (Read more about it and you'll understand, as that is the first step.)
Aiden and I also went apple picking as our first Western Maine Mother's Center outing. It was fun to get out with some other families. And the weather was gorgeous! In fact, it was too hot considering that we were not dressed for summer weather.
Although I have not officially announced it, Slings and Sacks is now Boo Bear Buns. If you have not been to my new website, check it out! Jeff at Snowfyre did a wonderful job on it. He's still got a little more work to do so check back often as it gets better and better!

Monday, October 15, 2007

A few ways to help the environment

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day
1. Use cloth diapers! Did you know that every kid in disposables add about 2 tons of diapers to landfills? These diapers will take an estimated 200-500 years to break down. Did you know that it takes 2/3 cup of petroleum to make 1 disposable diaper? These are just a few of the advantages of cloth! An added bonus: laundering at home will save you $2000+ per child over disposables and utilizing a diaper service will still save you hundreds over disposables!
2. Buy a few reusable shopping bags. If you can sew, make your own from an old sheet or pillow case! Over 1 million plastic shopping bags are used each minute! Don't add to the waste!
3. RECYCLE!!! Recycle and reuse whatever you can! One thing I do is print all my receipts double sided. Any old paperwork is used for notes and lists. All other paper items are recycled or used to start my wood furnace. Reuse those cloth diapers on future babies or as cleaning rags, or donate to a needy family.

Monday, October 8, 2007

I really did try to post a couple times but...

Blogger wouldn't let me log on! It's working now so I'll catch anyone up who's interested: Aiden and I started Music Together classes. They're awesome and we're having lots of fun every Wednesday night.
My diaper service business plan will be completed this week. I go for funding next week. Wish me luck!
The Western Maine Mother's Center was founded. I am one of the 4 founding members, and the treasurer. That venture is very exciting! I'll post links once they are ready!
My website revamp is nearly finished. I'm working with Jeff from Snowfyre, and highly recommend him for anyone looking for a designer!
Aiden and I got haircuts today. Aiden's had his hair trimmed a couple times, but this is his first real cut. He's so big now! My hair's a lot shorter, and I like it!