Friday, July 29, 2016

Best tip ever....... To save a stuffed toy from having band-aid stuck to it!

So if you've ever dealt with the trauma of taking a child to get their shots you know sometimes you do all you can to stop the tears! My sweet girl had to get her 4 year shots and brought along a stuffed Sofia doll to help her be brave. Well, be brave she was not, but the nurse offered her stickers after to cheer her up. She denied the stickers and then was offered an extra band-aid so her toy could match. THIS she accepted!!!! 

So I thought no biggy band-aid would stay on there forever or come off easily. Boy was I WRONG! Sofia became all better about a week after shots and that stinking band-aid was super stuck in her soft doll like skin. Ugh!!!

Well, I'm here to save you all with this awesome tip I found after googling because I wasn't going to sit here picking tiny pieces off Sofia's leg. Lotion!!!

Yes, I said Lotion, give your lovey a little lotion on top of and around the edges of the band-aid. Let set for just a second and then slowly peel it off! That's it!!!! I was seriously shocked that this even worked but OMG it did and I saved Sofia from permanently having parts of a band-aid stuck to her leg. Bonus is the lotion I had nearby was a stress relief one that smells great so now so does Sofia! I'm sure this would work for a sticker also and it didn't leave behind any sticky residue either! 

Hope this helps someone else rescue a stuffed animal in sticker/band-aid peril!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Oops.....haven't posted in way to long!

Just realized my last post was in May! It's been pretty busy here especially with summer vacation for my oldest and I just sort of let blogging slip to the background AGAIN! I know I haven't been a regular about blogging anyways and don't even know if right now this is more a diary then a blog since I'm not sure if anyone's even reading my posts lol. 

Well, my last post talked about finding out we were pregnant! It seems like forever ago that it happened and that we surprised our family with the news! That was the hardest longest time we kept a secret. We waited to tell them until our first real appointment which had been at 10 weeks pregnant. There we also found out baby was measuring 11 weeks so we were further along then we thought too. 

For us we couldn't believe we were pregnant again and after having had previous losses we didn't want to get anyone's hope up. We have two beautiful girls but before each of their pregnancies we suffered losses. I thought for sure it'd happen again and we hate having to get people excited and then give them the bad news. So we waited for the first appointment and ultrasound before sharing. Even after that we didn't share with our kids for another couple weeks and more testing. 

Anyways, all is going good on that front we've had some scares here and there but ultimately everything is looking good. In case your still reading I have to say pregnancy is tough and any kind of hiccup during it makes you worried and scared!! Totally normal but still sucks!!!!!!!!

So other then being pregnant we've been doing summer stuff from soccer camp to swim lessons to trips to the beaches close by! Trying to keep the two crazy kids entertained til school starts back! 

I've taken up crocheting and have been sewing like crazy this summer too. Had to make my good friend stuff for her baby nursery back in May and have continued making crib skirts and blankets throughout the summer for some other friends. Need to work fast as my belly is growing and it's making me not fit in my sewing desk quite so well :)

Well, there's a breakdown of what I've had going on. I'll try to start posting more often in case anyone is reading!! I have pics lined up to post on making a curtain panel and mending some jeans. Just need to get to the computer to edit easier and get them posted! Have a great rest of the week and hopefully I'll be back to posting soon!