If you want to make your own wooden baby rattle, an all-natural, organic wood salve is a must. It protects the wood, is completely safe for babies, and brings out the natural beauty of wood pieces. Plus, it can also be used on wooden utensils, cutting boards, and any other wood objects that need a little love. […]

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  • DIY Wooden Baby Rattle - […] all-natural, organic wood salve (optional) […]ReplyCancel

  • holly fehr - wow, these are amazing! I love to make my own baby gifts and I have been making flax seed heating pads.. these will be the perfect addition to tie to the top. :) thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thanks, Holly! Yes, they would look so cute on top. :)ReplyCancel

I try to surround my kids with high-quality, all-natural toys. Wood always wins out over plastic, and hand-made is best. When they were babies, this was my all-time favorite toy for them. I first saw a wooden, Montessori-inspired rattle like this at a high end baby boutique in Georgetown, but nearly laughed when I looked at the […]

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Kremnica is a small town in Slovakia, built on top of gold mines, and was one of the richest and most important mining towns in the kingdom of Hungary in the middle ages. Now it is a popular destination for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, and a great day trip destination for anyone looking to explore small town […]

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  • ania @ the new diplomats wife - love the fall colors coming through – really makes me miss that area. also, waiting for you to announce travel photography workshops!!! ;)ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thank you! You should come back to Vienna!
      And I’m actually working on a new series of travel photography tips right now. ;)ReplyCancel

Nearly everyone I know is either pregnant or just had a baby, so I’ve got baby shower gifts on my mind right now. I love a good DIY, so I’ve got a few fun ones coming your way, in case you, too, are surrounded by babies. Burp cloths might not be the most glamorous gift, but […]

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  • Lara - I love the burp cloths, but I really want to know where you got the cute wood baby toys.ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Hi Lara,
      I made the wooden toys! I will be posting the details on how to make your own within the next few days.ReplyCancel

  • beth kennedy - hey! could you tell me where you get those diapers? I would love to try to make these but not sure where to get the high quality diapers you use for yours. Thanks for the info! They are so cute! Beth K.ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thanks, Beth. These are the diapers I used for my burp cloths. They are so nice and thick, and last forever!ReplyCancel

On My Bookshelf this month: Since last month was so heavy and depressing, I went for upbeat, fun, inspiring and positive this month. Better Than Before  |  I am a big fan of both The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, as well as Gretchen Rubin’s podcast, so I naturally was excited to read her latest book. While […]

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