Girl’s Peplum Top Free Pattern

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Today I’m sharing a girl’s peplum top FREE pattern with you! Since we released the Pretty in Peplum Dress & Top Pattern last fall, I’ve been wanting to share a free version of a peplum top in a smaller size (the Pretty in Peplum pattern includes sizes 18M-12 years) that will fit Hattie. I can’t wait until she’s a bit bigger and can wear the dress version, but for now she (I) can just enjoy wearing a peplum top! And now your little one can too with this free pattern! [Read more…]

DIY Baby Elvis Costume

DIY Baby Elvis Costume

The other day I shared all about Lola’s bunny costume, and today is all about this little hound dog!

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Free Footed Baby Pants Pattern

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As promised, today I’m sharing a free footed baby pants pattern! If you hate trying to keep socks on a baby’s feet as much as I do, you’ll love these little pants! [Read more…]

DIY Lego Table

DIY Lego Table

This quick little project had been on my mind for some time – I first saw the idea on U-Create and then another version by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home, and I was glad to check it off my mental list before Hattie was born. [Read more…]

Behavior Jars – Reward the Positive in Your Kids!

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Discipline is a hard thing, especially with a 6, 4, and almost 2 year old in the house. Throw in the fact that I’m 39 weeks pregnant with number 4, and you can imagine why the subject of behavior has become a frequent discussion in our household lately. After an especially challenging week with my boys last month, Joel and I decided to try a new discipline strategy. Time outs haven’t been super successful in our home recently, and we’ve wanted to encourage the boys’ good behavior rather than just disciplining the bad, so we came up with a new plan that we’ve heard has worked well for several of our friends.

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I’m sure you’ve heard of similar ideas, but basically, each boy has his own jar, and good behavior earns a pom pom into the jar. Sometimes it’s a large pom pom, sometimes it’s a small one, but we try to recognize any little thing they do that is positive throughout the day. And of course, when they make a choice that’s not so great, we take a pom pom out. As a family, we decided on a prize for each of them before we started, and when the jar gets full, they get the reward. Weston is already the proud new owner of a Ninja Turtles costume, and Wyatt earned a computer game that he’s been wanting.

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So far, I’d say it’s been really successful. Now that we’ve done it for a few weeks, I have to remind myself to be consistent, but overall it’s been very positive for all of us. Have you ever tried a similar idea? How has it worked for you?

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Joel picked up the jars and a huge bag of pom poms at Michaels, and I made a label for each jar using one of my favorite products, Silhouette’s clear sticker paper.

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I used the print & cut feature, and in just a few minutes had my labels ready to go! Here’s a quick video about the print & cut feature…

Now I’m imagining everything else that I need to make labels for… My pantry, my sewing room and office…

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