DIY Bunny Onesie - Great Easter Project!

I saw this sweet Bunny Tee the other day and knew I had to make my own version for my babe to wear this Easter. Especially since the heart onesie is still worn regularly.

As usual, I needed to work with only things that I already had in the house, so the materials needed for this one are minimal. And it only took about 15 minutes, including gathering the supplies. Perfect for a last minute project.

It came out so cute. It is very subtle, with just a hint of Easter style. She will definitely be wearing this all spring!

Bunny Onesie

You will need:

  • a white onesie (or tee if you are making it for an older tot)
  • embroidery thread in your choice of colors
  • a needle
  • scissors
  • pencil or erasable fabric marker (not shown)

DIY Bunny Onesie

Directions:

  1. With a pencil or erasable fabric marker, lightly mark where you want your eyes and nose to go.
  2. Using the embroidery floss, make a vertical straight stitch and then two horizontal straight stitches above it for the nose.
  3. Go over it a few times until you are happy with how it looks.
  4. For each eye, make a french knot.
  5. Voila!

DIY Bunny Onesie
DIY Bunny Onesie
DIY Bunny Onesie
DIY Bunny Onesie
Bunny Onesie

  • Marilyn - What a cute idea! Now I just need one of my friends to have a baby so I have someone to make this for!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - Kaley! She is sooooooo cute, and growing up quick! Great images & post!! xoxoReplyCancel

Home Depot Cleaning Tips

For all of you who have babies in the house…do you ever wonder how something so small can make such huge messes?

Me too.

Thankfully I am really good at cleaning. Like so good that there was a time in my life that I considered being a cleaning lady. And, as it turns out, that is pretty much what I am these days. :)

So you can imagine how excited I was when Home Depot asked me to share my top ten cleaning tips for new parents.

Because I spend a lot of my time cleaning. And I just so happen to have a baby and a preschooler in the house. That must give me some sort of expertise, right?

So I shared a few of my favorite ideas, from cleaning the air in baby’s room with plants to how to encourage older siblings to join in the fun. (Thankfully Avery shares in my love for cleaning!) Plus my go-to gift for new parents, which is also a great gift for yourself.

You can read the whole article here.

What are your favorite cleaning tips? I’m especially interested in ideas to prevent the mess in the first place!

  • Kellie - My favorite cleaning tip is to hire a cleaning lady! hahaha!ReplyCancel

A lot of you have been asking about the link posts that I was doing a while back. So back by popular demand, but trying a different format. A little of what I am loving lately, along with some links for your weekend reading pleasure.

LOVING

These baby food cookbooks.

My Favorite Baby Food Cookbooks

Because things just got a lot more fun around our house. I love, love, love making my own baby food, and checked out a few books from the library to give me a little inspiration since it has been a while. And have I mentioned before that I love the San Francisco Public Library? Because I do. A lot.

(from top to bottom)

201 Organic Baby Purees  |  The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market Cookbook  |  Weaning  |  Cooking for Baby  |  The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook  |  The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet  |  Organic Baby & Toddler Cookbook  |  The Petit Appetit Cookbook  |  Bébé Gourmet  |  Baby and Toddler On the Go Cookbook  |  The Baby and Toddler Cookbook

LINKING

Love. Just love.
In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day tomorrow.
Could somebody please improve the breast pump already?
I have been guilty of this. Trying to remember to never do it again.
Bright, fun, and ice cream themed.
Playdough for the Easter baskets.
My new wallpaper.
Cute Pencils.
Go Ags!

  • jenny - thank you for all the great links! love the playdough in the eggs idea! and that honeymaid commercial…. so beautiful :)ReplyCancel

Painted Brown Eggs

A few days ago we decided we were ready to dye some Easter eggs (naturally, of course!) and opened the fridge to find only brown eggs. Not the best for dying. But instead of waiting until we could get to the store to get some white eggs, I improvised. I found a non-toxic white paint pen that miraculously still worked, and went to town on those pretty brown eggs. They are so nice looking, maybe we don’t have to dye any at all this year. On second thought…I know my 4 year old won’t let me off the hook that easy! :)

Painted Brown Eggs

You want to make some too? All you need are some brown eggs and a non-toxic white paint pen. Then doodle away. I used simple geometric shapes and lines to keep it simple.

Natural Brown Eggs with White Paint
Painted Brown Eggs

And would you like to know my secret? I painted the raw eggs, too. So for the next week, every time we pull out our eggs to scramble in the morning (yes, we eat the same thing almost every morning) they will be decorated. What a great start to the morning!

Painted Brown Easter Eggs
Painted Brown Eggs

More Easter egg decorating ideas:

Naturally Dyed Eggs Go Ombre

Remember these colorful beauties from last year? We

dye Easter eggs naturally

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Who knew that Easter egg dye kits are only an American

Mini Notebooks - April

Month 4 of the year of mini notebooks project. April. In honor of spring.

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
William Shakespeare

Mini Notebooks - April

You will need:

  • a plain mini notebook
  • white or off white lace trim
  • glue (not shown)

Directions:

  1. Cut a piece of white lace or eyelet trim 3 times as wide as your mini notebook.
  2. Glue one end of the trim to the inside front cover of the mini notebook.
  3. Wrap the trim around the outside of the mini notebook.
  4. Glue the other end of the trim to the inside back cover of the mini notebook.

Happy April!

To see the rest of the mini notebooks in this collection, click here.