Sunday, November 13, 2011

Baby Cake Number 3

I decided to try making a diaper cake differently this time.  The recipients of the diaper cakes I've made in the past (see my first one here and blanket wrapped one here) have loved their gifts, but I always felt bad they had to take off a rubber band and unroll each diaper to use them, I wanted to make it a little easier this time.  I just did some guessing and reworking, and it all turned out good! 

Supplies: ribbons, johnsons travel pack, baby washcloths, artificial flowers-stems cut off, tape, 42 size 2 pampers, clothes
1. Lay the diapers out in a line, overlapping evenly.  These had images at the top, so i just had the next diaper start at the bottom of the design.
2.  I folded up the clothes the width of the diapers and included that on top before I started rolling...then just start rolling it inwards on itself.

3. Add more diapers and clothes to make the "layers" different sizes.  Secure with a rubber band (making only one rubber band to take off than one on each diaper!) and stack on top of one another.

4. Cove the rubber bands with decorative ribbons,
 add in flowers and goodies, 

It's sitting on top of a cute magnetic memo board that can be used in the nursery, and I can't wait to give it to the mommy to be!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow? - Dig, Drop, Done!

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I love flowers, but really am an awful gardener!  I try to keep my flower beds looking nice and pretty (see my gardening post here) and I do love to use bulbs! It's a nice surprise when flowers pop up later on!  Luckily, has made it easy for you to use bulbs, and shows you endless possibilities of beautiful flowers!  They have three leading ladies who you can identify with, and who will share tips and ideas with you!  I really identify with Marcy - the supermom! 

Meet Marcy  

While I don't have kids of my own, I do take care of 3 kiddos full time, and like me, she is super busy running around everywhere!  She loves that she can get beautiful flowers from bulbs without having to spend a ton of time on gardening, and she shares tons of tips with you to make your home and garden beautiful.  My mom didn't pass the gardening gene onto me, but she did pass on her appreciation of flowers!  I am excited to use to help me with tips on how easy it can be to grow flowers!  Bulbs aren't just for planting outside in flower beds either.  You can use them in cute planters for the front porch, add some color to your bathrooms, or even throw a couple in a cute watering tin with a pair of gardening gloves for a great Mother's Day or housewarming gift! Go and visit to learn more about how you can beautify your surroundings using bulbs. It gives you month by month tips for keeping your garden looking great.  According to the bulb calendar, "The month of November is perfect to start on that first round of tidying up the garden.  For some plants, a layer of leaves offers good protection. But gardeners beware: if you fail to move the debris quick enough come spring, the earliest flower bulbs may be hindered. To give your bulbs growing freedom, remove excess leaves and plant debris early on, making sure to keep your lawn particularly clean.  Add some fertilizer to those bulbs that you left in the ground after they bloomed this past spring. You will be rewarded with more blooms next spring!"  Go try it out and let me know what you think! also has an exciting contest with Curbside Chaos called "Bulbs. Dig Drop Done." where you can upload a picture of your yard and win a $5000 makeover for your yard!  Not only do you get a yard redesign, you also will get a visit and consultation from Taniya Nayak (@TaniyaNayak on Twitter)!  Also, for every tweet shared about "Bulbs Dig Drop Done", they will donate $1 to Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization that works on revitalizing communities!  How exciting would that makeover be!  Also on you can use the Garden Guru Tool that lets you choose where you live and then gives you a planting guide based on what will grow best when!

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Now I know what I can plant to make my garden look great year round!  Have fun exploring all the possibilities for you!  Go visit to learn more and Curbside Chaos !


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