Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Great Pants Along - Fabric

So I made my fabric choice....

I ordered it last Monday.....and it won't arrive until NEXT WED!!!! I am determined to catch up to the rest of you guys at the pants along....so stay tuned :)

At this rate I will get to wear my new shorts next summer......can't wait!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Green Tip: Pssst......This One is for the Ladies!

Ok, so I may be getting a bit personal here.....but really, every little day to day activity has an impact and deserves to be mentioned, don't you think?

So, here is my green tip for our most personal of business :)

The Diva Cup!

Have you heard of this??

Needless to say I have :) and so far it has saved over 1000 tampons or pads (and their boxes, wrappers, and containers) from being made and thrown away. Not to mention the nearly $200 I would have spent buying all that trash! I also never have rush to the store in an emergency situation :)

This is a fairly simply idea and it is explained in detail on the above website. Although it took a while to get used to, I am now an expert and it is as easy and comfortable as any other option.

If this does not fit your fancy.....here are some other products I will happily advertise ;)

Luna Pads

Glad Rags

Crocheted/Knitted Tampon??

haha....ok, I have never heard of the last one before today....but who knows it just may work for you!

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Great Pants Along

Joanna over at Stardust Shoes has invited crafters (an non crafters alike) to explore the world of garment sewing. I have never had much luck in the garment area and think this is a great way to learn....together!

Join along if you like! I will be posting my progress here.....first up, rounding up materials!

I am thinking one of these three fabrics....which one would you go with??

I am leaning toward the middle one :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Love

There are so many things to love during the summer, but around our house, two things have really captured our attention.

Mornings bring a quick check on progress in the garden....

The Beginning

And this is what we woke up to this weekend....

Afternoons after work we sit quietly waiting for the hummingbirds to make an appearance

Oh look! There's one now!

Do you see? There it is again!

This is fun!

What has captured your attention this summer?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

2 1/2 Years Later

It's finished! The belly cast from my pregnancy that is :)

Kiddo took an interest in his belly cast this week, so it was decided that this was the weekend it would finally get done.....

And he helped every step of the way!

Applying and sanding the dry wall compound.....

painting painting painting....and more painting:)

Thanks Kiddo!

This is a project that has been very rewarding for the whole family, Kiddo gets to see how small he was and we get a great piece of art for our home!

Here are some other examples for belly art :)

Proud Body

Mothering Magazine Forum

Thoughts on Art and Creative Living

Just for fun, a Flicker photo stream for Belly Henna!