Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Menu Planning

Since I had jelly bean I've found myself to be overwhelmed with what to make for dinners and lunches every day. Ok, I've really be overwhelmed by my hatred of dishes, but we'll just include that in the broad spectrum of meal planning. Anyone want to recommend a decent counter-top dishwasher?

Digression, thy name be Tera!

Seriously though, meal planning was an issue for the first year because I had really nasty post-partum and the hubby simply can't cook to save his life. Thankfully, I have the internet and a local craft store that carried a magnetic menu planning book I stuck to my freezer. I am usually pretty good about figuring meals out now, but I've been lazy and slacking this summer, what with all the spur of the moment farmer's market visits and random produce I seem to come home with.

All that being said (rambled? I need a coffee!) I bring you a great basic menu planning "tutorial", so to speak. Tsh from Simple Mom details menu planning, grocery shopping for it and just about everything you need to know for both. Check out the links at the bottom of her post for even more helpful links!

Get all the details HERE.

Monday, August 23, 2010

DIY Pin Cushion

How many dozen baby food jars did you have when your baby started eating solids? Well here's a cute way to put some to good use!

Jaime over at Prudent Baby bring us this great tutorial on making your own pin cushion out of a leftover baby food jar!

Check out the full tutorial HERE.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rice Bag Feet Warmer

Vanessa at Skip To My Lou brings us this easy peasy tutorial for a cute little feet warmer.

Step by step instructions are available HERE.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

MakeYour Own Diaper Cake

I was lucky enough to receive a diaper cake before my jelly bean was born and it was just ridiculously cute and most importantly, useful.

Michelle at Home Based Parties shows us how to create our own for all of our expecting friends. Or for ourselves!

Get the full tutorial HERE.

DIY Nap Mat/Bed Roll

Jacinda from Prudent Baby, one of my all-time favorite websites, brings us a fabulous tutorial for a nap mat any kid will love.

Get the full tutorial HERE.

Simple Book Storage Solutions

Sarah from Ohdeedoh gives us 5 great book storage solutions we can create ourselves in a flash!

Check it out HERE.

365 Photography Project

I've been hard at work on a 365 project of my daughter. I moved all the photos from Facebook to blogger last night and thought you folks might be interested in giving them a look!

Taryn 365

Monday, August 2, 2010

Picaboo: Free Photo Book

Sign up with Picaboo and design a photo book by August 31st and you will geit free! Simply design your book using Picaboo’s free software and use coupon code "FREEBK" when you order a Large Classic, Classic Leather, or Classic Custom book. The total cost of your book (up to 20 pages) will be deducted from your order total (up to a $39 value!). This offer is for first time Picaboo customers only. Click HERE for your free photo book.

They make amazing books and have stellar customer service. I'm in the middle of designing yet another book for myself!