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If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest you know it can be terribly addicting. I pinned a few tutorials on eye spy bottlesthat I found on the web and went right on to creating them for my friend’s son and daughter. I started with a huge bag of rice, baggies, alcohol and food coloring.
I scooped about 2 cups per bag and added 5 drops or so of food coloring
The bottles looked really nice all done up, but this one was too full and we couldn’t get the items inside to move freely. So we dumped it out and started over.
Turns out it worked better if you add the rice first, then the items on top. Leave the whole neck of the bottle empty of rice so you have room to move around the objects.
Once they are well dispersed you can add a bit more rice to the neck of the bottle. Almost to full. After we completed the rice we glued the lid on with super glue and let it dry. Then I opened the photograph of the objects, cropped it so there was no extra white space, printed it, and laminated it. I punched a whole in the corner and attached it to the bottle neck with a small hair elastic band.
Our recipient loved them! I even made small ones for his little baby sister. These work great for car rides! Mom or dad should take the tag in the front seat and ask the children to locate the items inside. Great way to pass the time!
Seriously, they are amazing pillows and a great company to work with! I’ve been treated so wonderful and made to feel like they really care. That says something. The pillow will make a GREAT Mother’s Day gift this year. It’s the perfect choice, it’s one of those gifts that everyone wants, but not everyone would purchase. This way you can spoil mom with a gift she’ll be sure to appreciate!
Carly Daly has the cutest wall art posters for babies and toddlers! When perusing her selection of Nursery Wall Art I was so glad we are receiving the Giraffe Poster! Cutler’s room is already decorated with safari type animals, so the Giraffe poster will fit in perfectly! It’s 12″ x 16″ and it’s priced at $17.00!
She has so much to offer that I thought I’d go ahead and list it all out with links for you!
- Baby Keepsakes
- Alphabet Art
- Personalized Art
- Wall Growth Charts
- Kids Maps (my older boys would especially love these!!!)
- Kids Wall Art
- Kids Wall Plaques
- Personalized Kids Door Signs
- Gifts under $20.00! (for the frugal moms)
She accepts Paypal and has FREE delivery on everything! You can’t beat that!
She is allowing me to giveaway one Giraffe print like the one shown above. Just leave me a comment telling me what other item from her website you like and you’ll be entered to win! Giveaway will end on Monday May 2nd.
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Look at this super cute Button Bracelet my mom got me! I absolutely LOVE it!
I love it’s originality. I love pieces that look, or are, one of a kind. Love me some craft fair action. It reminded me of a lady I used to work with way back when who had these beautiful glass bead earrings and bracelet. Back to google I went! I wanted to see what was out there in the way of glass jewelry. Specifically Murano Glass. I googled that because honestly I don’t know what other glass options there are. This is the only thing I’ve heard of, but look what I found!
Say it with me…Oh My! It’s beautiful, and even though it’s on sale for $168.00 it’s still out of my price range. So…what can I get? Nothing right now. I mean, come on, I just spent all my extra cash on Christmas. BUT if I could buy anything from the necklace category I think I’d pick this:
It would match all my YMCA shirts I wear to work! There isn’t anything I can think of that this wouldn’t go with! Plus, I could tell me boys that it has their birthstones in it and maybe they’ll let me take of my current necklace that holds their birthstones on tiny baby rings. What do you think? Isn’t it beautiful?
Do you own any glass jewelry? What’s you’re favorite one of a kind piece?
My sister and my best friend are both expecting baby girls in 2011. I’ve been thinking about what to get them, but they don’t really need much. They have been buying up clothes, shoes, socks, bibs and all that good stuff. They don’t really need anything. So what do I have in mind you ask? What about a music box? Something that the girl could use for years to come! What about a baby music box?
I really like this one:
Oh wait, I was supposed to be looking for something for a girl! I guess I’m drawn to little boy things. Hmmm, what about this one?
This is beautiful! I love the little feet on it. It’s pricey at $98.99, but it’s currently 35% off. I’m not sure I’d shell out that much, but then again, it would last them well into adulthood. Maybe even become a family heirloom! What do you think? Practical or extravagant?
Family Crafts on About.com
Parenting: Lee Hansen
Kids at AOL
Better Homes & Gardens
A Mom’s Love
Kids Turn Central
Phew! That was way more than I expected! I hope this helps all you mama’s out there wondering what you can do this year and not spend an arm and a leg!