Around the Web — Handmade Holiday Gifts for Baby

Now is the perfect time for some quick weekend sewing projects. Here are some frugal handmade gift ideas for the littlest ones on your holiday list! I used this free pattern from Stardust Shoes to make several pairs of cloth baby shoes as gifts, and it is one of my favorites! Aren’t they just the cutest?? […]

Adventures at the Beauty Academy

The girls were long overdue for haircuts, and despite my frugal nature, I have resolved to never EVER attempt to cut their hair myself. Too many horror stories, and I simply cannot bring myself to do it. That’s not to say that salons are always perfect. One instance involving Emily’s haircut a few years ago […]

Handmade Holidays — Easy Felted Ornaments

We spent some time with our sleeves rolled up and our hands in very warm soapy water to make these beautiful felted ornaments. I found the process to be calming, and we were both quite pleased with the results! To make your own felted ornaments, you will need some wool roving and a dish of […]

And the winner is…

The winner of the YoBaby 3-in-1 Meals Prize Pack is Mama King from 4 Crazy Kings! Congratulations!! Thank you to everyone who entered, and if you haven’t done so already, be sure to get your entry in for a Melissa and Doug Play Grill Set Giveaway from

Review and Giveaway — YoBaby 3-in-1 Meals

Have you seen the new YoBaby 3-in-1 Meals from Stonyfield Farm? Clara is a big fan of them, and she gets super-excited whenever she sees the package! I knew they were going to be a big hit when she ate the first cup in record time and then cried when it was all gone. Here’s […]

Sunday Snapshot — Clara’s First Pigtails!

A Special Baby Gift

A close friend of mine is expecting her first baby any day now. [UPDATE: Just hours after publishing this post, she had a healthy baby boy! We are so happy for her!!!] I will take any excuse to get crafty, but wanted to do something really special for her. I enlisted the help of our […]

Pretty in Peach

Here’s a little sneak peek! This is what I made using some of this fabric and this pattern courtesy of the aptly named blog Make It and Love It. I did make it, and I do indeed LOVE it!! Ashley’s patterns are always so delightfully simple and easy to understand. Mine was made from a […]

And the winner is….

I won’t keep you waiting anymore. I decided to pick 3 winners instead of just 1 for the Handmade Baby Bib giveaway! The three lucky people (chosen by are: Stephanie Griffith from Sunny Side Up Mamacakes (aka Jamie) Mama (aka Sylvia) Congratulations and thanks to everyone for entering this fun giveaway! Another giveaway starts […]

Tutorial and Giveaway — Baby Bib from Old Jeans

Photos for today’s post are courtesy of Emily! Awhile ago, my father called to ask me if I had any use for a bunch of his old jeans. “Sure, pass them along! I’m sure I’ll think of something… Hmmm….” Turns out it was a large box full of several different pairs of jeans, and the […]

And the winner is….

The winner of the YoBaby yogurt prize pack is Stephanie from My Frugal Lifestyle! Congratulations, Stephanie! Another fun giveaway starts soon, so be sure to check back.

YoBaby Yogurt — Review and Giveaway

I was delighted when Stonyfield Farms asked me to post a review of their YoBaby yogurt. Both of my girls are huge fans of their delicious, organic, healthy yogurt and it is a staple item in our refridgerator. Clara recognizes the containers now and starts rocking back and forth saying “Mmmmmmmmm….” in her high chair […]

Fun with Felt — Baby Booties

I never thought I would be able to sew these cute baby booties, but this was my very first try and I’m quite pleased with how they turned out! If you would like to make your own, I highly recommend you follow the detailed directions and pattern found here. It seemed a bit intimidating at […]

Cute and Frugal Monogramed Onesie

Emily was very excited to create something special for Clara this afternoon, and cardboard stencils made this project very easy! I found a set of cardboard alphabet and number stencils at Big Lots for just $1. Baby onesies are usually very inexpensive. This one came in a pack of 3 for $7.99 at Target. With […]

Raising baby green — on a budget

Clara at 7 months old. In most cases, being frugal is also good for the environment and vice versa.  However, raising baby green can sometimes be challenging for your budget since what is best for the environment may not always be the most frugal choice. Organic baby food, for instance, usually costs considerably more than […]

Save Money on Baby

(Clara Sage at 4 months.  Isn’t she cute??) Let’s face it, babies are expensive creatures.  Between the diapers, formula, baby food, and clothes, the cost of raising a child can really add up!  Here are some of my favorite ways to save money on babies: Diapers:  Consider cloth diapers.  I know, I know, but before […]