Monday, July 31, 2006

Cheap cool shirts...

Even though I run a not-the-cheapest-option kids' clothing line, I'm not one to pass up an opportunity to make some cool stuff on the cheap...yes, it helps to have a large stock of wholesale clothing laying around... but even if you have to shell out a few bucks for the shirt, onesie, whatever it doesn't have to cost that much to make a cool and unique piece for your trendy little bug.
When Ferris was born I wanted his "going home" outfit to be fun and silly and ABSOLUTELY NOT baby blue or some other piece of pastel horror. I ended up using a plain black American Apparel one piece. I adorned it with a great Simpson's iron-on that said, "Kiss me. I don't have cooties" below an image of Principal Skinner and Miss Crabapple. Super sweet and the iron-on only cost a few bucks.
Since then I have found tons of other great appliques for the kid to sport. A floating head of a shriner smoking a pipe, a t-bone steak, skull and cross bones, etc.
Bottom line: it's a fun way to be a little creative without spending too much of your precious little free time or money!

Friday, July 07, 2006

101 uses for little glass jars

Before I had my son I was convinced that I would be that supermom that makes all of her baby's food from organic scratch...
The reality is that although I do that as often as possible, Ferris still goes through a daunting amount of tiny jars of baby food and I'm running out of ideas for how to reuse them.
We recycle most of them, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the center only recycles the bottles and cans that offer the refunds and that the rest of the glass and plastic ends up in the I'm looking for new ideas on how to reuse the army of glass baby food jars that is currently overwhelming my cupboards.
Any ideas for how to use them that doesn't involve homemade cooking?(we already have plenty in use as homemade food storage)