Today’s link round-up has budgeting tips, cute meals, games, and more.
Seven Thirty-Three shared a preschool number matching game.
Stacy Makes Cents talked about sticking to a food budget even during stressful times.
Oh So Pretty taught us tons of new-sew ways to alter t-shirts.
Shiny Happy World reviewed a pattern for the Wee Princess Pea Purse-Sized Fairy Tale Playset.
A Cup of Jo shared some of her favorite games to play when you’re stuck indoors.
The Ribbon Retreat taught us how to make a St. Patrick’s Day ribbon skirt.
Photo credit: Seven Thirty-Three and Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Today’s link round-up has a ginger detox bath, DIYs that will make your kids happy, and organization tips.
Crafts Unleashed showed us how to create a handmade charm bracelet.
Tried and True Blog taught us how to create a ginger detox bath soak.
Everything Etsy shared a collection of gorgeous DIY spring wreath inspiration.
Craft Passion showed us how to sew a sock lion with a single sock.
The Ribbon Retreat taught us how to make dancing ribbon rings in just a few minutes.
The Miniature Moose showed us how to jazz up boring picture frames.
Popular pop star and “Voice” mentor, Christina Aguilera announced her engagement to boyfriend Matt Rutler on Valentine’s Day via Twitter when she tweeted, “He asked and I said…” followed by a photo of the two them holding hands in a tropical setting and showcasing a hefty engagement ring. Since that cryptic announcement she has made it clear the two of them are planning to get married.
The couple started dating after Christina’s divorce from her first husband, Jordan Bratman, was finalized in 2011. While fans are excited for the couple’s upcoming nuptials, US Weekly raised another question. Is there a baby on the way?
In an interview with US Weekly, Matt Rutler’s mother said “I don’t know what their plans are, but when you have a baby you’re not planning on moving anywhere anytime soon!”
That sounds like a baby is on the way to me, but Christina is staying quiet on the matter, and I have to say I don’t blame her. When I was expecting, I didn’t really tell everyone about it until I was about 4 months along.
Christina met Matt when he worked as a production assistant on the set of “Burlesque” in 2010. Christina filed for divorce in October of that year and endured a painful split with hubby Jordan Bratman. Once it was finalized she started seeing Matt.
Early on in the relationship, she said that the two of them had a strong friendship and that “He’s the kind of person you could spend hours on the phone talking to and all of a sudden it’s daylight.” I’d say that’s a good start to a relationship that show promise!
If the 33-year-old pop star is expecting, it will be her second child. She has a 6 year old son, Max, from her first marriage.
Photo credits: Twitter
Today’s link round-up has a baby taggie tutorial, DIY lip gloss, sweets, and more.
Chocolate Covered Katie shared a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars.
The Ribbon Retreat showed us how to make a baby taggie to keep little ones busy.
My Own Labels taught us how to make tropical citrus lip gloss.
Find Daily Joy showed us an activity that will keep babies entertained, and it involves two things you probably already have around the house.
It’s Always Autumn shared a recipe for homemade raspberry rolls.
Artsy Building Lady shared a quick fix for adjustable bra straps that try to adjust themselves.
Honestly Yum gave us a recipe for cardamom chocolate truffles.
Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and It’s Always Autumn
Today’s link round-up has a few recipes, Olympics bingo, tips for getting pregnant, and more.
Mod Podge Rocks showed us how to make an ombre wood beaded necklace.
I Heart Naptime shared her recipe for creamy tomato tortellini soup.
Prudent Baby showed us how to make cork drums for kids.
Bexlife shared her tips for getting pregnant, whether it’s your first or fifth time.
Brit.co taught us how to make cute last-minute Valentine’s Day lollipops.
Thirty Handmade Days showed us a cute DIY Olympics bingo game and provided printables of the cards.
Photo credit: Mod Podge Rocks and A Beautiful Mess
Today’s link round-up has hair tips, DIY crafts, a celebration of the color turquoise, and a recipe for healthy chocolate lava cake.
Positively Splendid offered 25 free printable valentines.
I Love to Create showed us how to make an easy image transfer on canvas.
Love Maegan reviewed a product designed to touch up roots in between salon visits.
Alisa Burke taught us how to make bright, pretty rock magnets.
A Beautiful Mess taught us how to make a chain-style braid.
Chocolate Covered Katie shared her recipe for healthy chocolate lava cake.
Photo credit: Positively Splendid and Jaderbomb
Who doesn’t love getting surprises in the mail? If you love the idea of subscription boxes, but want products that you’ll actually be able to use, check out these five unique subscription box plans.
Photo credit: Bulu Box
Like many moms, I took a million pictures of my son during his first year of life. Little ones grow so fast and I wanted to make sure I had every moment captured. Sadly, my photography skills aren’t the best. I have lots of sweet sentimental shots, but many are blurry, out of focused, and/or poorly composed.
If you want to learn how to take pictures of your child like a pro, check out Clickin Moms. Clickin Moms has more than 16,000 members sharing information, posting examples of their work, and learning from other women who love photography.
Several of the members have started their own photography businesses, so the site would be a wonderful resource if you’re thinking about earning extra money taking pictures for others.
I’ve picked up quite a few tips just from reading the Clickin Moms blog, but there’s a large selection of classes available, too. Many of the classes start at just $30, so they’re affordable even if you’re on a really tight budget.
The classes I looked at used an e-learning format consisting of video recordings and PDF handouts. You can work through them at your own pace, which is definitely helpful if you’re trying to improve your photography skills while balancing parenting duties.
Clickin Moms also has a section with lots of cute gift ideas for aspiring photographers, such as the camera charms featured in the picture accompanying this post.
Do you enjoy photography? If so, what do you think of the Clickin Moms website?
Photo credit: Clickin Moms
Today’s link round-up has jalepeno ranch dressing, sparkly hair clips, DIY projects, and more.
Domestic Superhero shared a recipe for creamy jalepeno ranch dressing.
Two Thirty Five Designs showed us how to mount a television on the wall and hide the cords.
House by Hoff showed us how to switch up the decorating with a sign.
Wee Folk Art showed us how to make a square wooden stacker toy.
My Own Labels taught us how to make your own all natural baby wipes.
The Ribbon Retreat showed us how to make a Stefanie Sling Bag, which could make a cute diaper bag.
Photo credit: Domestic Superhero and Sew 4 Home