Sunday, 16 February 2014

Momma Monday: How to fold a fitted crib sheet


My obsession with fitted crib sheets has gotten the best of me since having two little girls. Not to mention the internet is my enabler when it comes to cute, bright, and colorful patterned bed spreads that you can match your bedding with everything and anything, or even mix and match :D Yet coming to the realization that most of the time my linen closet looks like a rumpled pile of sheets and bedspreads because trying to fold these suckers is super hard unless you know how to do it properly, which I`m trying to perfect, but with not much luck haha.

One day I decided to search on how to fold them properly. There`s only so much you can do to try and make them LOOK neat without them really being neat and tidy and easily stackable in your closet.

I came across this youtube video How To Fold A Fitted Sheet. By far changed my life, and it`s super easy to follow. It takes a couple of tries to actually get it right I kept losing my corners in the process of folding and felt like shredding them all, but after a while I got the hang of it :) Once you become a pro, the biggest demise of motherhood has been conquered :D good luck!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Food Frenzy Thursday: Homemade Pita Chips



When it comes to chips & dip, all my willpower to eat healthy fades fairly quickly. One bite and your taste buds are in heaven! I love my Tostitos and salsa but they are so high in sodium that the next day I feel like a fish out of water haha. I came across pita chips, and I was skeptical at first because like really? Just dipping bread into dip.. or whatever. Not very appealing. Then I found out how to make them myself so there's nothing added to them, and there actually a healthier version :D BONUS! Not to mention, freakin' delicious. Once you've had these, you'll never buy a bag of chips ever again. I swear it. I haven't.

Baked Pita Chips

INGREDIENTS
  • 12 pita bread pockets (whole wheats optional)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of EVOO or any cooking oil of choice
  • your spice of choice [ i usually use ground Cajun spice ]
HOW-TO
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 Degrees F. 
  2. Cut eat pita bread into 8 slices and place on a cookie sheet
  3. Brush the tops of the slices with olive oil
  4. Sprinkle your spice of choice over top
  5. Bake in the oven for about 7-8 minutes until golden and crispy. They burn REAL easy if you walk away and forget and come back 10 minutes later, they will be like rocks haha
  6. Enjoy with your favorite dip or salsa!



Sunday, 9 February 2014

Momma Monday: How to toddler-proof your floor vents



I'm sure I'm not the only mother out there who has had this problem. Where our children decide to show their adventurous side and explore all the small things they can find between the slits of our floor vents, or even taking them off to make sure that what they have in their hands WILL fit down that mysterious hole in the floor. I've tried everything to stick it to the floor, to pry my daughters eyes away from how much fun she's having shoving all her toys and things down there, and have come to an impasse. Last week I actually had to pry the vent away from the floor, go into the basement, flip the metal tubing upside down and shake out everything but the kitchen sink out of it.

I found barbie clothes, 5 soothers, socks, a WHOLE bathing suit, 12 mega blocks, 2 bottles [yes bottles, which happened to have a very gross liquid sitting inside them], crayons, and half of her play kitchen utensils & plastic food in there too. I'm still surprised any heat was actually traveling through there. I'm surprised she even got the vent off the floor considering I hot glue gunned it to the floor. Impressive for a 2 year old.

Now I think I have the king of all solutions. I did a little researching, and came across multiple solutions. I have all new hardwood flooring upstairs, so I really didn't want to do something drastic that would destroy it and my husband freak out haha. My solution was getting mesh netting [ the strong stuff for like screen doors ] cut a piece to fit the opening of your floor vent, fold the rough edges underneath and staple gun it to the the inside of the vent. This way if they do shove something down there it'll catch everything and won't go all through your vents. Next put your vent back on, and find either 2 big nails or screws and screw or nail it to the floor. Presto. Since then, my daughter's left it alone because she can't pry it off, and there's only so much stuff in her room she can shove down there when I'm not around, mostly the fridge magnet letters but now I don't have to go fishing around for god knows what down there, and I know that she won't cut herself on the direction flaps in the bottom or anywhere else on it, because it's metal. Winner winner chicken dinner!

Hope I can be of some help to those mothers who just are really fed up of cleaning out their duct work haha!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Freebie Friday: Valentines Day Subway Art

I love valentines day, and all the cute, sappy, adorable things that comes with it. Candy hearts, love notes, kisses, romantic evenings, flowers, chocolate, and just a day to show those who are important to you how much you really love them :) This year will be different for me unfortunately because my husbands away on course so he's gone till mid-may, bummer. But each day I do some crafts with the kids so when he comes home he'll have a box of stuff to open :D love it!

Anyways here I made some simple subway art, hope you all enjoy! Just right-click to save as onto your computer :)

** not sure why my background went grey, working on fixing that! :)