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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Things im working on Thursday

You know, I mailed off 4 packages today stuffed full of goodies I made this week, but did I take pictures of any of them.... well no! So here are some things from this week I did take pics of! BTW I finished Moduel 2 of my homework! YIPEE! Now that is a big accomplishment for the week!
First off is the skirt from H E 1 1!!!! This thing took me a month, and in the end the receiving mama hated it and I took the whole thing out and started over, ending up with THIS-


I also made a cute swim suit! I actually made 3 this week, but this is my fav!
9 girly newborn diapers I was hopeing to sell but it looks like the mama may have backed out!


Tonight I will be working on my "knit woodland creatures'...... Pics of them next week! :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Help me for a great cause!

This year I am a team captain for a team in our local relay for life walk. For anyone who does not know what this is, it is a walk to raise awareness and money for cancer and cancer research. My family did it last year, and my extended family is having a team this year. As a special part of this I am selling "luminaries" that will be placed around the track with the names of people who have battled cancer. The names will be read during a special ceremony. You can purchase a bag for your loved ones for $5.00. You can choose to decorate the bag yourself or just give me the name of your loved one and I can do it for you. If you are interested please leave me a comment or email me at Josieannking@hotmail.com I can assure you that the money will be going straight to the American Cancer Society. This is such a special way to honor loved ones who have passed away from, survived or and currently battling cancer and all that comes with it! Please join us in our fight! (Contact me, I can take checks, money orders, paypal.....)





Wordless Wednesday





Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crunchy Tuesday

Household cleaning products-
With earth day last week, and a bad economy, many people are turning to natural cleaners instead of the harsh bleach and fumes that can make you sick to your tummy. I have tried a few of the different "natural cleaners" and "plant based cleaners" out there and YUCK! I really dislike the smell of the arm and hammer naturals yellow stuff. SO here are some links and recipes to natural cleaners. Try them and let me know what you think, and please leave me any recipes you have that you want to share! (around here we just use water, and if we need something a bit more I use some vinegar and water in a bottle! Works fine for us!)

Mix in a sprayer bottle:

1 cup white vinegar
1 cup water

In the kitchen, use vinegar-and-water spray to clean countertops, lightly soiled range surfaces and backsplash areas.

In the bathroom, use vinegar spray cleaner to clean countertops, floors, and exterior surfaces of the toilet.

For really tough bathroom surfaces such as shower walls, pump up the cleaning power by removing the sprayer element and heating the solution in the microwave until barely hot. Spray shower walls with the warmed generously, allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then scrub and rinse. The heat helps soften stubborn soap scum and loosens hard water deposits.

(http://organizedhome.com/pantry-recipes-homemade-cleaning-products)

Organic cleaning recipes
Non-toxic home care
eco-cycle

You know, there really isnt much to say about this topic, except for the fact that this is one of the easiest, most money saving thing you can do! Vinager is less than $3 for over a gallon! That could last you MONTHS! As opposed to the $4 a bottle you will spend every 3-4 weeks on cleaning supplies! Along with unpaper towels, you can save yourself up to $100 a month! Just think about it and let me know what you do!



Breastfeeding on Sesame Street

I love seeing stuff like this around. More people need to realise what a great thing being able to breastfeed is and not be so critical and grossed out by it! Here are some links of some Sesame Street clips.

Maria nurses Gabby:

You're my baby:

Buffy nurses Cody:

Enjoy!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Winners!!!

Alright- we have winners of the giveaway! Random.org chose.......
Krystal to be the big winner of the $20 gift certificate!
It also chose her to be the runner up.... but then on the 3rd try it choose
Anne to win the $10 gift certificate!!

Shoot me an email ladies with details of what you want! (I have a link on the side of my page!)

Congrats ladies!!! Looks like I have some swimsuits to make... hehe!

Better luck next time! Just so you know, both these ladies have won my giveaways before- just goes to show to keep on putting in!! lol

When in a bind....

Break out the PB &J.....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Think about it Sunday

Alright-
SO with DH getting a note sent home on Friday about his class being infected with the chicken pox, and the whole swine flu scare here is the question of the week. Do you let the news totally affect the way you live? DO these sort of things freak you out? And what do you plan to do about it?

SO here is my deal. I wish I had known about the chicken pox before it was all over, cause I would have taken Ray Ray up there and let her get them! That chicken pox vaccine is dumb- I dont think it actually does anything. Either that or our family is immune to the shot- cause most of my cousins kids have gotten then despite being immunized! As for the swine flu- yeah it scares me! I try not to look into it too much, because I am a total and complete worry wart. I freaked about Sars, the bird flu, and now this is just 1 more thing, but Im not worried enough to let it run my life- UNTIL it hits Utah lol, then we will see! If it comes to Utah, I am pretty sure I will be mighty glas it is summer, and keep my fam indoors! But we will see!!

Now what do you think?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tip for the weekend

When browning hamburger I have a tip that saves time and wastes less. When you go to dump the grease out, use an ice cream scoop! It works into all the corners and works perfect every time!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Things im working on Thursday

Well Thursday this week was spent working on a 8 page paper about sheep.... So I kind of cheated and worked a little on Friday and I am just going to show you what I took pics of this morning! lol

For the boutique-
Mei Tai's
Sold this one in 2 hours!

Wore this one last night and really may not be able to give it up! LOVE it!!

Diaper cuts-I ran out of white flannel and they wont have any more in our store until the middle of the month! (Or these would all be diapers!)

For swaps and gifts-

Custom training pants! I LOVE this pattern and will be making a whole load of them!!
The inside view (waterproof outside, 3 layers of absorbant inside, and 2 body layers of knit!)

I hand dyed all the FOE to go around the pants- well the blueish green and the pink ones! lol It was super fun and if I had a bunch more, and some different colored dye I would do a whole ton! The pink was made with pink sparkly frosting and the greenish blue with food coloring!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Crunchy Tuesday

New feature alert!! I think everyone would like to be a little more crunchy, so I am going to devote Tuesdays to trying to help spread the word and teach a little bit about some of the things people might like to try, but don't know about! SO here goes!

Mama Pads-

Since I had so many questions when I posted about mama pads, I will take a little time to try to explain what I know. (If you are grossed out- dont be! It is SO not a gross out thing- just info!)

Cloth pads are just that- Cloth pads! I bet you had no idea there existed a thing did you? These pads are made to actually fit, made of cushy fabric, help make your flow lighter and can save you hundreds, probably thousands of dollars a year on feminine products.

This was my first experience with them, and I must say I was SO pleasantly impressed! They are completely waterproof, and minus a tiny bit of a wet feeling, they were WAY better than regular ones! ( No sticking, sweating, you know!)

Cloth pads can be worn by themselves or with something called a diva cup . I must admit, that when I first came across the whole idea, I was totally grossed out- but now just thinking of the hundreds of bucks that could be saved, I figured 'hey, lets give it a try'.

SO if you are pregnant and have a little trouble when you cough or sneeze.... (We have all been there!) Now would be a great time to try your hand at these little babies- trust me, they are GREAT!

SO anyway- if you want some more info on this subject here are some links
Wikipedia's definition
A store to buy them
Some good info

And finally, If I havnt lost you yet.... lol If you are interested and want to try one out to see what you think, then please shoot me an email (My addy is on the sidebar in a little box titled email me!) And I will send you one for free if you pay the shipping!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See post below and sign up!!!


Friday, April 17, 2009

I got an award! :) (giveaway!!)

http://babymakingmachine.blogspot.com/2009/04/awards.html



If you have yet to visit Jennifer's blog, go do it right now! She is so funny and has some wild ideas about becoming a mom. I love to read her blog and think 'I thought the same thing before I was pregnant!'

In honor of my award I am going to do a giveaway! I will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to my boutique for the winner and a $10 certificate for the runner up! This certificate will also be able to be used for any custom also! So here is what you need to do to enter....
#1. Go to http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6925240 As well as http://ohbabyboutique.blogspot.com and scope out what you would pick if you were the winner. Leave me a comment letting me know what that would be! (You do not have to have a blog- just leave me your email addy!)
#2. Add yourself to the followers list!
#3. Blog about this giveaway and tell all your friends!
#4. Post something about this giveaway on your facebook and twitter.

Make sure to put a link to this post or to my sites with! Cant wait to see who wins!!! Make sure you leave a comment for each entry you make so we can make sure I get them all! (Links would be great!)

Good luck!!!!




Things im working on Thursday

Yes I know- I am late. My computer crashed, adding the cherry on top of the absolute WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE! I am not kidding. But dont worry, it isnt anything $200 and loosing every single picture I have of my wedding and baby..... not to mention homework, embroidery designs, patterns, all of our music.... yep everything! ALL GONE FOREVER! What a great week! :)
So here is my progress I had made as of yesterday. I have much more now, but that wouldnt be fair!
On my needles-Finished newborn diapers (I have about 40 more cut out but our Walmart will not have white diaper flannel until the middle of next month so I cant do anything!)Large diapers
Cloth pads

Monday, April 13, 2009

Crushed eggs....

Ever heard the one about how you can not humanly smush an egg in the palm of your hand?

Well think again.......(I will not repeat the utterly discussing comment that came from that sweet mouth right after he did this.... lol hahaha!)
Just glad it wasnt MY kitchen......


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Hope you all had a great one! Hope you all got to sneak some candy too! All I got was 1/2 a peep..... lol.

Question of the week:
Looking back, if you could have studied anything in college, what would it be and why?

I would have really enjoyed getting a home ec degree! Really! I think it would be really fun to teach kids to sew and cook and other stuff...... Maybe someday! lol

And if anyone is wondering what I AM going to school for right now- it is Medical Transcripting.... Yuck lol

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Things im working on Thursday

It has been quite a while since I have posted what I have been working on- so here goes!

On my knitting needles-

small longies for a swap
Small skirty for a swap
On my machine-
I spy quilt
In my 'to mail' pile-
In my cutting out pile-
Large diaper cuts!In my 'finished pile'
A skirt for me!

Small diapers for a swap!