I have owned this copy of Little Women for years and years, but haven’t read one word of it. I haven’t cracked the cover once.
I know it’s ridiculous, but I just really don’t like reading ugly books. I judge books by their covers. There, I said it.
I don’t know about you, but I am a big fan of cute book covers. I’ll buy pretty much any type of book, as long as the front is pretty and colorful (which, in all honesty, is probably why I ended up with so many trashy chick-lit books from that one overtly girlie section at Borders).
If you’re like me, you forget to pack a bib in the diaper bag every freaking day of your life and want to smack yourself in the face when your kid gets orange baby food on all their cute outfits after only an hour. No, seriously… it’s an issue. I forget CONSTANTLY.
Anyway, I’ve seen these things called Bib Clips popping up around the internet for some time now, and I just think they’re the most brilliant, practical solution to my problem. You can keep one in your diaper bag so if you are in need of a bib while out at a restaurant, all you need is a paper towel or napkin and you’re good to go!
It sort of reminds me of that napkin-bib-thing they use at the dentist (highly fashionable, you know), but they’re super simple to make if you want to give them a shot.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 small binder clips (Michael’s has cute and colorful ones in the dollar bins)
about a 15 inches of 3/8″ ribbon (or just eyeball it to fit around the back of the baby’s neck)
Hot glue gun or needle and thread
Have you ever made your own Bib Clips? How did they work out for you and baby? So far, so good over here!
A week or so ago I scored a couple picture frames from a local thrift shop for about a dollar each. Take a look at these babies…
I mean, who wouldn’t want a creepy horse-lady-bride-staring-at-the-moon painting? Yikes.
(I actually kept these in the shopping bag until I the second I was ready to paint them because I just couldn’t handle the creep factor. I’m serious.)
A few coats of spray paint and an adorable mini print from Wren and Chickadee gives you something much easier on the eye.
I’m not sure yet, but I think this little squirrel might be making it’s home in our kitchen.
Also, I am now fully addicted to spray painting. Addicted, I tell you. You can’t even step out onto our back porch… dozens of little knick-knacks are sitting out there on old sheets of newspaper, awaiting their fate. I’ve already painted an old shelf, some baby food jars and a leaf. Why, I don’t even know.