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22 May 2015

Catch the Moment: Week 20

Even though I am WAY behind posting Catch the Moment, I decided to start posting again and not worry about the previous 16 weeks pictures. If you want to check out my comings and goings, follow me on Instagram.

21 May 2015

Learning about Menstrual Periods before Punctuation Marks

In March, my daughter, son, and I went to a friend's wedding. At one point I needed to go to the bathroom. I left my son with my sister. Charis decided she needed to go potty as well-but did not tell me she was following me to the restroom. I went in the stall, locked the door, and breathed a sigh of relief, "Peace at last." Then I noticed Charis doing to arm crawl to get in my stall. I was about to make her go to her own stall... until I heard a handful of college students come into the bathroom, laughing and chatting.

19 May 2015

Curly Purly

Reading the book-Butterfly, Butterfly-
to my children.
Knitting has been on hold. The weather has been HOT.

Instead of knitting, I have been trying to stay cool by drinking lots of water, going to the park (if it's hot inside, what's the difference going out), making sun herbal tea and iced coffee, reading to my children (it's an activity that does not require too much movement), and preventing my children from climbing all over their mother. Both of them, especially my daughter, think I am a human jungle gym.

Thankfully, our air conditioning did not come on until Monday afternoon. I plan to resume the Curly Purly soaker pattern today.

Herbal sun tea.
What are you reading or knitting? How are you keeping cool? Join me at Ginny's Yarn Along.

15 May 2015

Thirsties Duo Wrap & IKEA Flats #Giveaway

The 2nd annual Cuckoo for Cloth giveaway event, hosted by Zephyr Hill Blog and ConservaMom, starts today! It's a fun way to visit lots of different cloth diapering bloggers and enter to win some wonderful prizes. The grand prize package is worth over $150 and includes items from Funky Fluff, GroVia, Wink Diapers, Margaux & May, Zookabo and Geffen Baby!

With the flats challenge going on, I decided to giveaway Blackbird Thirsties duo wrap size 2 ($13.25) & IKEA flat "diapers" ($2.99). You may be thinking, "What? IKEA has flat diapers?" Technically, they were sold under the name as "vandring" and are 27 1/2" X 27 1/2". They come in packets of two. When I first bought a packet of flats from IKEA, I thought, "They're thin. Will these absorb enough?" With each wash and dry, they get thicker and quilt up. Unfortunately, IKEA no longer sells these diapers.

The Zephyr Hill and ConservaMom blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please refer to the terms and conditions particular to each giveaway. Good luck and have fun!

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14 May 2015

Going Out and About with Flats

Today, we walked to the park. I needed to get the children OUT of the apartment and have them run off energy. We were away for 2 1/2 hours, and better yet, when we arrived home, the children were exhausted and fell asleep quickly.

13 May 2015

My Yarn Stash Mountain

When I knit something new, I'm thrilled when I use yarn from my stash, but I almost never show pictures of my yarn stash. Why? Because it forces me to see that that I have too much yarn (as if there's such a thing). On the other side, I find it motivating. When it's together in one place, it forces me to better organize it and plan future projects.

How much do you have in your yarn stash?

No Sew T-Shirt Flat Diaper

Confession: I sometimes have great ideas about making various upcycled crafts, but I've had a stack of t-shirts in our entry way closet. But this challenge, I dug out the closet and found a shirt that I was willing to make into a flat diaper. I decided to make a no sew t-shirt diaper. Who wants to get out the sewing machine just to sew an over lock stitch around two squares.