Monday, July 22, 2013

Monogrammed Burp Cloth

One of the baby projects I made in preparation for my daughter's birth in February was to sew some girly burp cloths! Since these were so fun to make (and SO fast!!) I have since given several out as gifts! There are so many blogs with directions on how to sew these, so I won't reinvent the wheel, but these seriously take less than ten minutes to sew! Fast sewing projects are my ABSOLUTE favorite! 

These are made with fleece, so they are extra soft! I was even lazier on this project by not measuring any of my fabric, I just eyeballed it and trimmed at the end if needed. None of the pre-folded diapers were really the same size anyway, so you can't tell. (Plus they are cloths meant to wipe up baby spit up.....)

After making a few cloths, I had a lot of scrap fabric left over, so I got fancy and monogrammed a burp cloth for my daughter (and it would work for my niece too!) I simply cut out an A and traced it onto the fleece and cut it out. I then sewed my design on before attaching to the pre-folded diaper. Still very easy! And now no one will try and steal her burp cloth.... except maybe her baby cousin who also is an "A" baby!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Smore Bites

My sister recently had a baby and right before the baby was born she was craving Smores, which she never got since the baby decided to make a slightly early arrival. So me being a nice sister, I wanted to figure out a way I could take her a Smore in the hospital. 

These were so easy to make and they are SO SO good!!!

I started out by filling a mini muffin tin 2/3 of the way full with sugar cookie dough. Any kind of sugar cookie would work here, store bought dough or homemade, you decide! I baked those for 7 minutes until they were fully cooked.

While the sugar cookies were baking, I cut large marshmallows in half and un-wrapped Hersey Kisses.

Once the sugar cookies were done, I added the halved marshmallows and put the muffin tin under the broiler for about a minute and a half. Watch them closely until they are to your liking!! Then I gently pushed a Hershey Kiss into the Marshmallow. Gently remove them from the pan and enjoy immediately or they even taste awesome later!

How good would these be with a different cookie on the bottom, or a Peanut Butter Hersey Kiss!! I think I might need to make some more now :)

Friday, July 5, 2013

60 Things We Love About You

This past week we celebrated a very special birthday of a very special birthday girl. My mom (or Nana as she is called by my little man!) turned 60! And in honor of her turning 60 we came up with 60 Things We Love About You. Between my three sisters, our dad and little man, we came up with 60 things we love about her (though we could have easily come up with more!!!) 

We decorated our stripes of paper with some Washi tape and put them in a cute glass container decorated with scrabble pieces. Easily creating a heartfelt birthday gift for our fabulous mom! (Who doesn't look a day over 40!!)

Little man was in charge of coming up with some as well. His were pretty funny! I especially like the part about Nana taking him to Costco to buy pop tarts and her house having lots of windows!

Happy Birthday Mom / Nana! We love you!!!