As you may recall, I’m in the middle of potty training the Monkey, and of course, the sweet little Peanut is still in diapers. That means that we have lots of diaper (and Pull-Ups) boxes in our house. It’s hard not to, given how many Huggies Little Snugglers that we use in our house each week. In fact, last week, we bought a large box of Huggies Little Snugglers at Sam’s Club. It was a huge box, and I really liked the shape, as it was shallower in depth than some of the boxes. I got to thinking of what I might be able to use this diaper box for, and how useful my Huggies Diaper boxes are. Do you keep your diaper boxes too? Well here are a few ideas for how to repurpose them– who knew that there were so many options for upcycled diaper boxes?
I’m a sucker for handprint gifts. I love receiving them, and I really love giving them. To be honest, I have always loved the way little baby and toddler hands look with their sweet little dimples on their knuckles. Let me not forget those chubby little toes, and darling footprints. For my first Mother’s Day, 14 years ago, the Big One’s teachers had all of the children make handprints that were laminated. His handprint was so tiny, and I still remember so distinctly how those little fingers felt when I was holding his hand. Now his hand is ginormous, and much larger than mine. Time flies, and grasping on to those sweet moments is so precious to us mamas. A while ago, I started a Pinterest board called Sweet Hands and Feet that included all of the great handprint craft ideas I’ve discovered on various blogs, and I wanted to highlight just a few of the wonderful Handprint Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day that any mother would love. (I’ve thrown in a few footprint ideas too!)
I got a memo once from school about the need to make sure that my children had a healthy and complete breakfast every morning before the start of school. I believe in the value of breakfast, honestly, but I don’t know if my idea of a “healthy and complete” breakfast was the same as the school’s idea. In fact, I was told that my children needed to have more than “just a bowl of cereal.” Honestly, I was a little surprised– breakfast cereals can be a wonderful source of protein, fiber and energy to ensure that you have energy and nutrition to carry a person until lunch. Add your favorite type of milk, and you’ve got more protein and calcium. Of course, you have to pick the right cereal, and read the label. (Sometimes I’m loathe to do this, but I’m trying to make healthy choices this year.) I think that the right cereal choices are a great way for an overall breakfast success.
This past weekend, a local bloggy friend, Quirky Kim, shared that her husband was retiring, and he was giving away all of his neckties. He was liberating his retirement life from that corporate symbol– the necktie. She queried if any of us crafty-DIY bloggers might be interested in her husband’s ties for some DIY or craft projects. I immediately asked if I could have them, and on Monday, I acquired a nice collection of men’s neckties. While I have some pretty clear ideas on what I am going to use the neckties for, I also wanted to browse Pinterest to get a little inspiration. I am so glad that I did– there are lots, and LOTS of Necktie Craft ideas out there. I was overwhelmed by the richness of people’s creativity and ideas. I thought I’d share with my readers all of the great crafts that people are making with men’s neckties.