Tuesday, August 30, 2016

DIY Easy Yarn Hanging

Wall Hanging

It is really simple to make your own wall decor. All you need is yarn/roving, a hoop/wood dowel.

You can try using yarn or wool roving. You can also use a wood dowel rod or even a metal hoop. I used a hoop for my projects at home. I made one with wool roving, which is thicker and fuller.
I also made one with thick yarn. 


In the photo, the black yarn was of a thicker variety. The purple yarn is basic size. The colorful one on the bottom is roving. Which is unspun wool. People use the roving to make yarn.

Metal Hoops

You can find the metal hoops at a craft store or online. They are called macrame rings. 

Wool Roving

The wool roving I used was from an Etsy Store. It was a sampler bag that included a rainbow of fun colors. I like working with roving because it is so soft and bulky.

Step 1.

You take your desired length yarn and cut it. Fold it over. Grab it from the fold.

Cut and fold

Step 2.

Take the folded end and drape over the ring. Then you pull the tails through the top. It is similar to the way you would make a tulle tutu. The no sew kind.

Keep adding yarn until you get the desired width you want. It is very easy to make. Experiment with different colors and lengths. You can even use ribbon or thin pieces of recycled fabric. 

These wall hangings give a boho vibe to any room. 

Do you enjoy making your own decor? 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Revive VoxBox From Influenster

 Influenster Revive VoxBox 

I belong to Influenster which is a fun website to share your opinions on products you like. You can sometimes qualify to receive samples for testing purposes. 

Recently I received the Revive VoxBox. This box included 3 varieties of protein powder from The Vitamin Shoppe. I'm curious about how they will taste. I have not tried them yet but think they will be nice in a smoothie. Or maybe a vanilla ice cream shake. I'm all for trying new supplements that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. 

There was also a sample of SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo. This will be great for my hair. 

SnackWell's Biscuit Thins

SnackWell's Biscuit Thins are a good source of protein and fiber. They are made with real coffee. I got to try the French Vanilla Latte flavor. I really liked these for dipping in my morning coffee. They have inspirational messages on them. 

Hills Bros., Chock Full o'Nuts, and Kauai Coffee

Single serve pods in great tasting coffee. You can use these K-Cup style pods in your Keurig. They are certified 100% compostable and are better for the environment. My favorite out of the 3 was the Kauai Coffee. 

Overall, I loved my Revive VoxBox. 

What product do you think you would like the best? 

(*I received these products for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.*)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Free To Do List

To Do List

Here is a free To Do List for you to print out. If you click on image and choose save as, you can then print out for your own use.

I need to make lists for myself or I forget to do things. You can make lists for blogging, shopping, goal setting or whatever you want.

What do you make lists for?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lisa Frank Leggings


RageOn has some really fun clothing. They have leggings and shirts in all different themes. I personally love the Lisa Frank Leggings. I really want a pair for myself. Yes, I am aware there are unicorns on them. Unicorns rock!

Do you want things for your apartment? The you can get shower curtains and bedding. They all come in fun themes. 

Back to Lisa Frank. Remember her cool and wild colored stationary? It was all over school, well back when I was in grade school. Dolphins, tiger cubs, unicorns, oh my! 

Use the coupon code for 10% Off:


Let me know if you get anything cool. It's back to school and some of this stuff would be great for your teenager or college bound student.

(*aff link in post*)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Make Your Own Plushie

Quick and Easy Plushie

You can make your own plushie with 2 simple materials. All you need is fleece and stuffing or filler.
We had some pink fleece material in the closet, so I decided to make my daughter a quick little plushie. She uses it for her baby stuffed animals. It's a no sew plushie and is really easy to make. 

You can use the cut and knot technique or you can sew. 

Materials you need:

- Any color fleece material
- Quilt filler or stuffing

Soft Filler

We had stuffing on hand. I had originally gotten stuffing for another plushie we made. The other plushie was made using felt and hand sewing. That took a little longer to do. And my hand sewing skills need some work. 

Soft Fleece Material

Fleece can feel really soft, which is always important for a plushie. You can also decorate your design after you finish knotting. Have your kids draw or add fun embellishments. 

What other projects can you do with fleece?

- no sew blankets

- no sew pillows

- no sew floor cushions

Our next project is to make a giant no sew floor cushion. If you don't like the knot technique, there are a few other techniques that don't require sewing. 

Check out the "braided" technique here. This blog shows the braided look for the edge. I like how it looks and will try this next time.

Have you ever made any no sew projects? I'd love to hear about them.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sticky Quotes Sticky Notes

Sticky Quotes Words of Wisdom

Sticky Quotes are sticky notes that have messages on them. Everyone needs a little motivation every now and then. We need to feel inspired. I know I do. It's back to school season and kids of all ages are heading back to the daily grind. Some kids love school, some kids do not. My son tells me he doesn't like it but will tell his teachers that he does like it. I think these Sticky Quotes are great to leave around the home. You can even put them in your kids lunch box. 

These are also nice for adults. Maybe they are having a hard work week or lack of motivation. Maybe they don't really like their job. A note of encouragement is very helpful.

Sticky Quotes Motivational

You get free shipping on all orders. A single set comes with 3 pads. They also come in bigger bundles. 


Something as simple as "smile" is a good one for a lunch box or snack bag. I think these are such a good idea. 

Different Themes:

- Happy Birthday

- Love Letter Sticky Notes

- Lunch Box Sticky Notes

And many more.

Find Sticky Quotes on Social Media:

- Like them on Facebook

- Follow them on Instagram

Where would you put your Sticky Quotes? 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Kalencom Diaper Bag

Kalencom Bellisima Diaper Bag

Carrying a diaper bag doesn't mean you have to look less fashionable. You can find beautiful and chic diaper bags on Kalencom's website. Kalencom makes a variety of cool diaper bags that will fit your own personal style and fashion sense.

I am so excited to review their Bellisima diaper bag. I tend to gravitate toward the color black. It goes with most of my clothing. What I really like about the Bellisima is that it looks like a regular pocket book. I'm going to be a 3rd time mom this September. With my first child I had a diaper bag that looked more like a messenger bag but still kind of bulky. When my second came around, I really didn't own a diaper bag. Now for baby number 3, I'd like to look like a pro and be completely prepared for any situation. Well, to be honest, I'm not the most organized mom. 

Diaper Bag Features:

- 3 interior pockets

- a matching insulated bottle bag

- a coordinating zippered pouch

- large folded changing pad 

I like that it has an insulated bottle bag and the pouch is perfect to hold a few diapers. 3 different pockets is great. One for my phone, another for keys, and maybe some lip balm. 

Bellisima Diaper Bag and changing pad

I like the color of the changing pad. It is a pretty teal color and soft too.

Thinsulate Insulated bottle Bag

I never used an insulated bottle bag before. This will come in handy.

Inside Kalencom Diaper Bag

The inside of the bag is lined in the same color as the changing pad. Such a pretty color and it looks nice next to the color black. There is plenty of room for a whole pack of wipes, a bottle, snacks, diapers, and my own personal items. I will even use this when I'm out to brunch with friends.

I know I will feel confident and stylish carrying the Bellisima. 

The Bellisima comes in 5 different colors/patterns. So if you don't buy everything in black like me, you can opt for another color. 

Items over $50 qualify for free ground shipping.

Are you looking for a diaper bag or nobody someone who is expecting? Diaper bags make great gifts at baby showers. Kalencom is offering my readers a discount. 

Discount Code:  BAREFOOT

This code is good for 25% off your order. It will expire August 31, 2016.

Go to Kalencom and see all the nice bags they have to offer. 

Kalencom on Social Media:

- Like them on Facebook

- Follow them on Instagram

(*I received a diaper bag for review. All opinions are my own. *)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Re-Play Infant Spoons

Re-Play Infant Spoons

Re-Play utensils are made from recycled milk jugs. They are safe for your child and safe for the environment. They now make infant spoons. You can get them in green, yellow, red, or blue. They come with one travel case so you can keep a spoon clean when you are on the go. 

It has a long handle so you can keep your hands clean or the baby can feed themselves. 
These spoons are great because they don't get too hot. My daughter is 4 now but she doesn't like when the regular spoons get hot after touching cooked food. 

If baby throws these spoons, they won't hurt your face. Lol!

When my 3rd is born, I will be sure to stock up on more Re-Play Utensils. I like all of their products. 

These spoons are also PVC, BPA, and phthalate free. Age range is from first bites to first year. I'd still use them for toddler years.

They have these awesome snack stacks that come in a variety of colors. The colors are so much fun, especially for the kids.

Have you ever tried Re-Play products before? 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Back To School With Tea Collection

Tea Clothing

Back to school shopping doesn't have to be stressful. Does it? I usually save things to the last minute. Now we are in August and school starts in September for us, I know I have to start shopping soon. I discovered Tea back when my son was a baby, which is over 7 years now. I adore their clothing collection and love how they have country themes. They visit different countries and use the inspiration in their designs. The quality of the clothing is great too. We have gotten tee's and infant wear from them in the past. 

I picked out a few items that I think are sweet for a little girl. I could totally picture my daughter wearing these clothes. 

There are always sales going on too.

I also love brands that give back. Every single purchase gives back to the Global Fund for Children. 

Have you started back to school shopping yet?

(*This post contains aff. links.* See disclosure.)

$100 Amazon Or Paypal Giveaway


I'm excited to have teamed up with some amazing bloggers for this giveaway. You have a chance to win $100 for Amazon or Paypal. Who couldn't use $100 towards summer plans or school supplies.

I now have 2 kids to shop for this August. I thought sending one kid back to school was expensive but now my daughter will start pre-k. She will want a cute back pack. Of course, the kids will need new clothes. This all adds up. Supplies alone could cost over 100 depending on how many kids you are shopping for.

You can find a lot of good items on Amazon. These days many people do most of their shopping online because you can avoid the crowds and lines in the store.

Good luck to all who enter!


This giveaway starts August 1, 2016 and ends August 15, 2016. USA, 18+. One winner will be randomly selected from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The winner has 48 hours to respond or new winner will be chosen. The winner will be announced on the rafflecopter after they have responded.

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