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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wet bags and spray hair conditioner/detangler

So we started swim lessons for our daughter (almost 1 year old). I personally have dry hair and love to spray in leave-in conditioner before going swimming (especially since I am allergic to chlorine), and wanted to have something to use for both myself and baby girl. I also wanted a wet bag to keep our towels dry when rinsing off afterward, and a second one to put our wet suits and towels in after swimming. We have now had 2 sessions and these have worked perfect!

I went searching on pinterest - I love all the great ideas I can find here - and found what I needed.
I found a wet bag tutorial here and made a large bag for wet towels as well as a smaller one with the wet material on inside and out to keep towels dry while in the shower rinsing off.

I also found a way to make my own leave-in conditioner which also detangles. This is super easy to make and I made a couple different kinds. The one on the left is using the ingredients from the tutorial I found. I also made the one on the right because my hair gets extremely dry in the winter and this is what I use to help with the moisture.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Travel high chairs

I finally finished the travel high chairs I wanted to make. I made two different types and am excited to try them out. I made one inspired by This Mama Makes Stuff's tutorial first. This is what mine looks like (minus a baby as it is nap time so she is unavailable).

I don't have a chair that this will work on, but I liked the idea of it and plan to use it when I travel to see my parents. They have a high chair we use, however it is a wooden one from when my youngest brother was a baby (he is now almost 22) and my poor daughter slides around in it if we don't line it with towels and use extra long towels to die her down. This will help hold her still in the high chair and I can't wait to try it out!

I also saw a "5 point harness" type travel chair to turn any chair into a high chair and wanted to make one of these as well. The problem was I couldn't find a free tutorial for one. Granted I didn't search for too long before I decided to just come up with my own. I was inspired by this version and this video, and just let my creative juices flow.
Here is what mine looks like (again, minus the baby who is napping).

Here is the front

And the back

The first travel chair took me about 2 nap times to complete. The second took about 3 to complete after I had figured out how I was going to make it. I can't wait to try them out now that they are finished.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Laundry assistance

Ever been frustrated with the washing machine shutting off while trying to load it because the lid puts too much pressure on the knob? I have been frustrated with this lately and decided to figure something out to "fix" this issue. I am fully aware this is a safety mechanism. I am fully aware this "fix" negates that safety mechanism. This means I must pay full attention to what I am doing and make sure I only use this "fix" while actually loading the machine.
This being said, I found a way to avoid the lid hitting the knob while I am loading the machine. I found something that was designed to be placed on the back of an iPad or iPhone to hold it up like a stand. It is called a rubber iStand This works perfect for what I was looking for.
Here are pictures of this product on my washing machine:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Posh April special

All month long get this special deal on Pretty products - the little sister of Posh.
These products are great as gifts for young ladies as graduation gifts and more. Contact me or visit my website for this deal and more.