September 29, 2012

Gift Certificates NOW available!

Gift certificates are now available on the etsy shop... and can be used for custom orders (more products coming soon)!

September 28, 2012

NEW PRODUCT & GIVEAWAY: Fall Polka Dot Necktie

Check out our new "Fall Polka Dot" Neckties!
$16 in our Etsy Shop

We are starting off our tie collection with the "Fall Polka Dot" necktie, and will have more options available soon, so check back!

We are so excited that we are giving away a FREE necktie (Any size) by October 12th! Check out the details on one of the pictures below!

Size neckties available:
Baby Onesie Tie: Iron-On Ready (Onesie not included)
Baby Tie: 6-12 months
Toddler Tie: 1-2 years (Normal & Pretied Available)
Lil Boy Tie: 2-4 years (Normal & Pretied Available)
Bib Boy Tie: 4-6 years (Normal & Pretied Available)
Lil Kid Tie: 6-8 years (Normal & Pretied Available)
Big Kid Tie: 8-10 years (Normal & Pretied Available)
Lil Man Tie: 10-14 years (Normal Available)
Men's Tie: 14 to Adult (Normal Available)

CUSTOM ORDERS ALSO AVAILABLE - You choose the fabric, we make the tie!
Click on the "Custom Order" tab, or send me a message with the details!

September 24, 2012

Pillow Case Toddler Travel Bed

I made these for my two kids this summer since we went on a long road trip to visit family! They worked great!! And my kids slept great!!

1 - Buy 4 pillows (Walmart $2.00 each), Buy 4 pillow cases (Walmart $1.00 each). Total cost = $12.00 if you don't have any pillows or pillow cases! If you already have those items then cost = FREE!

2 - Sew the pillow cases long lengths together.

3 - Insert the pillows into the pillow cases. (I did not sew them shut because it is easier to take them out and put them into normal cases if you want to, or to clean them)

4 - When it is time to sleep, just fold one pillow under so the head is up higher. Even doing this there should be plenty of room for your toddler child! Testing it out in the picture above is my 3 year old and he had plenty of room!

September 17, 2012

Sparkle Your Keys

Every time I go to get a copy of our keys I always want those those keys that look so cute and decorated! BUT I can never get myself to spend more money than what I have to on them (me=cheap). So.... I decided to sparkley my cheap keys with my nail polish!

1. I had to use a couple of coats of the nailpolish and sparkles to get it the color I wanted

2. Then I topped it with a clear coat of nail polish.

3. LET IT DRY... as long as you can! I myself did not let it dry as long as I could have and put it on my key ring which scraped it up a bit... but it still looks pretty good! I love the added sparkle!

September 11, 2012

Hair Tutorial: Big Curls with NO hair rollers

Here is a quick (Less than 10 minutes) way of curling your hair with BIG CURLS withOUT using hair rollers, but with the same idea!

Let me know if there is a hairstyle or look you want to get but are not sure how!

September 10, 2012

Growth Chart - That Folds Down

I wanted to make a growth chart for my kids... BUT I didn't want a wooden one at first because we will be moving alot (Air Force) and a huge long wooden board just sounds hard to move and awkward to place. so... here is what I came up with:

1 - Go to home depot (or another place) and get a 7 foot wood board piece. Try to get the nicer wood with not as many cracks and holes since you will be displaying it and not just making something with it. If you will be making it like I did (foldable), then have someone at home depot cut the wood piece in half for you.

2 - Buy 2 hinges (for the back of the wood so it can bend) and also 2 pieces of hardware to hang the wood piece up on your wall.

3 - On the back of the wood piece, at the top, screw in the hardware to hang the wood piece up on your wall.

4 - Put the two wood pieces together. On the back screw in the hinges so that the two wood pieces are connected as closely as possibly (touching) and when you fold the board down it closes in the direction you want it to close.

5 - Paint the wood piece.

6 - Cut out the numbers (1-7) and wording that you want (I put "Growing Up Hyer" since our last name is Hyer), and the lines to mark feet and inches. You could also just stencil or paint. I used my cricut to cut this out.

7 - Use Mod Podge or glue, to paste everything where you want it on the board. Mod Podge the whole thing to give it a polished finished look.

8 - Measure 1 foot from the floor (since you are starting with the 1 foot number) and hang up your growth chart! Use permanant markers to mark the date and name of the child's height!

September 2, 2012

I Spy kid's Activity

My mother-in-law had made and sent this to my boys.

1 - Find a jar (preferably a plastic or one that won't brake)

2 - Fill half full with rice or beans or air soft gun pellets (like my mother-in-law did)

3 - Add small toys and knick knacks. You can use small button and button shapes found at craft stores, or small toys or even find these at Goodwill or thrift stores in small bags already an assortment.

4 - Hot Glue the lid shut so it won't make a mess!

5 - You can either play WITH your kids by asking them to find certain objects by naming them, or find an object that starts with a letter or sound, or have them tell YOU what they see! You can also make an ISPY card. To do that either find pictures of the items online and put on a Word Document and print (also can laminate and use wet erase markers for reuse!) and have them find the objects and mark them off when they have found it. Or you can take your own pictures of the actual items in the jar BEFORE you hot glue the lid shut!