Sunday, November 24, 2013

Quick and Easy Fabric Wall Decor

Make Your Own Wall Decor

I recently won a giveaway for adorable fabric from The Intrepid Thread.  They have some really unique fabrics in their shop.  I am a beginner when it comes to sewing so I was trying to think what I could make that was quick and easy.  Embroidery hoops are great for wall decor.  Plus you could probably do this project under 15 minutes.

Items Needed:

-Embroidery Hoops 
-Glue Gun 

Step 1:

Loosen hoops and place fabric the way you want it.  Then tighten the screw and make sure fabric is pulled tight.  I had to adjust fabric a few times because I wasn't used to working with these hoops.

The Back View

Step 2:

Cut fabric so that there is enough left to glue down.

Step 3:

Glue down edges of fabric to back of hoop.

Step 4:

Hang on wall of choice.  I put mine in the bedroom.

Finished Fabric Wall Decor

I'm going to choose two more fabric designs for the other two hoops.  This is a fun project to do with spare or leftover fabric.  

What do you like to do with spare fabric?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bango by Pro Beauty Tools Giveaway

*Disclosure-I received a complimentary product for the purpose of this giveaway

Bango By Pro Beauty Tools

Have you ever wanted to cut your bangs at home to save money?  Bango makes it easy for you to give yourself bangs and/or maintain the bangs you have.

Contents of Bango


-6" Precision Shears
-Instructional DVD
-2 Sectioning Clips

Bango is great for inbetween visits at the Salon.  You can trim your bangs, split-ends, or top layers without having to pay more money.  Bango's retail value is $19.99.  Which is a wonderful price compared to all the visits to the hair Salon some people make.

This giveaway is for one Bango Kit.  It is open to US Residents ages 18 and over.  I will be shipping this product out myself.  Thank you to Bango for this product.  The bottom of the box is a little dented but is brand new. This giveaway will end 12/1/2013.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Support Hi BabyBoo! Kickstarter Project

Do you love Yo Gabba Gabba?  My daughter sure does like dancing to the fun music.  I remember seeing one of my favorite bands on Yo Gabba Gabba dressed as bugs.  It's a show that allows the parents to be entertained just as much as the child.

YoGG co-creator, Scott Schultz, and YoGG music supervisor, Ben Schultz, are creating a new video series and app for babies!  How cool is that?!  

Hi Babyboo! will bring music, art, puppets,  sign language, and giggles to the youngest audiences with Hi BabyBoo! But they need our help.

Scott and Ben are taking this project directly to friends and fans with Kickstarter. Funding will help produce a new multimedia experience for toddlers and babies, including five-minute episodes of the new show and an interactive iPad app that kids and grownups can enjoy together. Supporter rewards include a variety of exclusive Hi BabyBoo! items, such as T-shirts, onesies, plush dolls, baby books, posters, a production diary, the finished app, and even chances to meet the crew and join the cast.

Please help support the Schultzes to bring this magical project to life! To view the project and enter for a chance to win a bunch of cool prizes, see below!  There are only a few more days for the Kickstarter funding.  It seems like it would be a really cute show and app.  

Connect with HiBabyBoo! on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter.  

Clean Well Hand Sanitizer And Disinfecting Wipes Review

*Disclosure- I acquired complimentary products for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.*

I tried out two Clean Well products.  In converting to natural and organic products, cleaning products is important too.  If you look at many other brands they contain toxic chemicals.  Clean Well's formula uses the antibacterial properties of the thyme plant.  This makes the disinfecting wipes safe to use around kids, pets, and food. 

Botanical Disinfecting Wipes

These wipes are great for cleaning kitchen counters and most surfaces around the home.  I used them on a coffee table and it made the wood shine.  It kills 99.9% of germs botanically.  I also feel safe wiping down the toys with these.  The Lemon Scent was pleasant and you can smell the thyme, which just makes me think of cooking.  I am happy to swipe out my old disinfecting wipes for Clean Well wipes.

Natural Hand Sanitizer

I really enjoyed the orange vanilla scent for the hand sanitizer.  It is safe for children to use. The size is perfect for fitting inside a diaper bag  or even a small purse.  I will stock up on these so my husband can take it to work.  Alcohol free is a plus.  Other sanitizers dry out my hands.  Their hand sanitizers also come in wipes.

Clean Well Hand Sanitizer

Connect with Clean Well on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter.

Clean Well products are available at Whole Foods Market, The Vitamin Shoppe,, and many other retailers.  

Do you carry hand sanitzer when you go out?