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I’m busy planning a Baby Shower for my good friend Heather’s first little girl, it’s going to be Paraisan, but I LOVE this mood board for an Orange and Aqua Baby Shower!
Take it away Chloe!
Who says baby showers are only suppose to be in baby pink and baby blue? Spice up your friend’s upcoming fall baby shower with this gender neutral orange and aqua theme baby shower! The pop orange and refreshing aqua is sure to be an energy booster for all the guests and the expecting mother.
Last week to celebrate my birthday–I turned 30, baby–I created some packages to send to a few out-of-state friends. I basically sent them a party-in-a-box, to you know, celebrate me, Me, MEEEE!!!
I wanted a fun lil gift to put in the box (I’ll share it later) but I don’t have very much money at this current moment in time. Haha. Who ever does? Anyway, while I was checking out at Joanne’s I saw all these gloves in the $1 bin. So I grabbed a bunch of them and figured I’d think of something.
Then I thought, “Is there anything a teeny tiny pom pom doesn’t make cuter? ANYTHING? No, ok. Let’s do it.”
And I mean? Aren’t they cute? I think they’re so cute! And look way fancier than the $1 they cost to make. I got that black and white mug at Ikea and it’s like one or two dollars as well.
I’m ALWAYS looking for fast, easy, and most importantly inexpensive gifts that I can make for friends. I love these lil glovies cause they are SO inexpensive, but they are also VERY light, which makes them a great gift to send to far away friends! Either on their own, or with a cute mug and and some yummy tea?
To make these suckers all you need is gloves, tiny pom poms, and a hot glue gun. But you need to use a HIGH temperature hot glue gun. Most glue sticks are universal, but make sure your glue gun is a HIGH temp gun (or has a high/low switch). The high temp makes the glue better withstand washing and will adhere the pom poms more permanently. You CAN use a low temp gun, but the gloves might not wash well. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.
I just put a dot of glue on the pom pom, then smooshed it on the glove. But I always put the glove on my hand to make sure the placement looked good and to make sure that the glue didn’t bond the front of the glove to the back.
So basically, it’s like, SO EASY. A fun craft night craft too!
Look what a serious model I am. No, seriously.
SNORT SNORT. But really, I’ve started snorting when I laugh and I CANNOT stop. It’s worse when I’m tired.
I’m in the midst of planning a baby shower for my good friend Heather! She’s having her first girl after two boys, and I can’t wait to spoil her rotten. I’m going to try really hard to break out of my black and white mold…but I feel myself already being pulled to it like a moth to the flame, or me to the soda fountain. The bond might just be too strong to break?
Either way, I love having a party to look forward to!
Happy weekend friends! I’ll be turning 30 on Sunday! WHAT?!
Last Saturday Eric and I decided we needed to soak up as much of Utah’s beautiful fall as we could. We love taking the kids up the canyon and just moseying around, so we bundled up and piled in the car. Stokke® recently asked me to review their Stokke® Scoot™ stroller, so I figured this would be a pretty picturesque place to do so!
Look how cute that lil family is! And the stroller is pretty hot too, right? That’s pretty much why I said yes to reviewing it, it’s like, so hip.
When I set the Stokke® Scoot™up in my living room and rolled it around for the first time, I yelled, “THIS IS HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVE!!!” Haha, that baby is a smoooooth ride. I’ve only ever had cheap umbrella strollers and click-in car seat type things. I’m not kidding, Gigi rode in her car seat click-in thing til she was like 1! Then I got a $40 umbrella stroller. I really, really wish I had had this stroller with Gigi. The thing that I like most about Stokke® Scoot™ is that you can have your babe face you. In our double stroller Rad faces out to the world and Ginger sits closer to me.
But look at his face…
I mean COME ON!!! I’m obviously his MOST favorite person in the whole wide world. But really, I am and I’m going to revel in it until I’m not. And that’s why I like that the seat faces me. I adore being able to gaze into his eyes and he really likes being able to see me. Also it kind of doubles like a high-chair when you’re out and about. The seat EASILY flips to face outward. Like I can do it in a matter of seconds, and my guess is he’ll like that more when he’s older.
I also love storage basket underneath. You can ACTUALLY put your stuff in it, and it’s not too much of a struggle.
The setup is freaking easy, it folds easily, it’s not too heavy, I mean the Stokke® Scoot™ is pretty much the perfect single stroller. It is as nice as advertised, if not nicer and smoother. Like think Barry White. It really is super clean, simple and functional.
There are two issues with it for me:
1. The cup holder. It DOES come with one, and a cup holder is really important to me, it clicks in and is pretty sturdy, but design-wise I’m gonna give it a 7 out of 10. It fits different sizes of drinks, which is important, but after having other strollers with more drink/phone/key holder space, I much prefer like a pouch of sorts or a double cup holder. Not just a single place for one drink and nothing else. I like more space so that you can put your sippy (that’s what I call my 32oz diet dr pepper) in one, and your keys and phone or a juice for the kid in the other. This is especially important if you have two kids, which brings me to my other issue with it,
2. This stroller is not meant for two kids. There is no rider-board option or any other attachment for the Scoot™ itself. Gigi was sincerely disappointed about that. Hence this face:
Haha no, I think that face was because I said she couldn’t bring 10 stuffed animals in the car. But she was mad she couldn’t ride one it, I didn’t think she’d be so upset about it. And she did keep trying to hop on the stroller like she can with our double stroller. So I pretty much won’t use this stroller when I have both kids. And that does happen, and the stroller is compact enough to keep in the car for when it’s just me and my tiny boyfriend, but if your lil one is like Gigi the Scoot™ is probably not the most logical choice for a second child.
If you have two kids within 3 years of age like I do, you’re gonna want Stokke® Xplory® or the Stokke® Crusi™. I think the Xplory® would really make more sense for me! But they are almost twice as expensive. But after using the Scoot™ I would totally recommend the Xplory® as a super nice double stroller option because I’m sure the quality is just as awesome.
I really wish I would have invested in a nice stroller the first time around. Because this would be like the most-perfect first child stroller. This Scoot™ retails at around $600, but I can tell from the times I’ve used it that it’s going to stay looking nice for a long time. If you have enough pennies, this stroller is worth every one of them.
Did you get yourself a nice stroller?!
I didn’t see the value until AFTER having crappy ones. I was SO stressed out just thinking about strollers when I was pregnant with Gigi I kind of just gave up. And speaking of giving up, after our stroll up the canyon we stopped at a really fun small-town cafe and got a low-fat lunch.
HAHA. That was Eric’s I swear. I just had onion rings because I’m trying to eat more vegetables.
This post was sponsored by Stokke® Scoot™ (obviously, right?) But all content and opinions are mine, mine, MIINE! Thank you for supporting me as I work with sponsors! Want to work with me or learn how sponsored posts work on The Alison Show? Go here! Lots of love.
Remember last year how Susan Petersen and I wrote a FABULOUS digital book called A Hip Handmade Holiday?! Well if you didn’t get it last year, you should this year! Haha, honestly I don’t know if I have ever worked so hard on a project. I am so insanely proud of this book. I hope you’ll forgive me for tooting my own horn about it, but it really is a gem! Looking through it again this year, I can’t believe how much work went into that damn thing!
The book is a 150+ page pdf that includes 18 craft projects, 9 instructional videos and over 100 printable gift tags, stickers, stencils, labels, and patterns. It only costs $9.99 and you can make all the craft projects for $10 or less. Personally, I think it’s REALLY easy to make gifts that end up costing more than something you’d buy in the store. That’s why I worked SOOO hard to create gifts that would be affordable for people to make.
Our book includes projects for all levels of crafters plus we offer pro-tips, short cuts for quicker crafting, and pointers on how to make each craft your own. The book is broken into six sections and each section has three projects. The sections are, Gifts for Gents, Gifts for Ladies, Gifts for 4-legged friends, Gifts to treasure, Gifts for the Home and Gifts in a Hurry.
Check out a smattering of photos from the book of the projects you can make, and also our promo video!
The Fancy Fringe Keychain
The Nutcracker Bowling League Bowling Set
The Lumberjack Breakfast Kit
This is a sample page, showing our homemade dog treats, and our Give-a-dog-a-bone tin. There are over 100 of free printables like this.
This is the Advent Calendar I created, and I love it.
This is the pop-up book you can create with our printable pages, characters and photos of your loved ones. This is like the CUTEST gift for grandparents, or loved ones who you need to mail a gift to.
The Holiday Hoops
Here’s a few nutcrackers with our “Happy Holidays” blocks.
A sampling of the stickers and labels you can print, and ideas on how to use them.
My personal fave, the Mr. & Mrs. Ho Ho Ho pillows.
Initially Yours Necklace
You can make a jingle bell collar for your pup!
Or slap a sticker on some cider or booze and call it good.
Like I said, this is a VERY comprehensive book! And the projects are just so fun. So get a jump on your holiday crafting! Thanks for humoring me with this HUGE sales pitch, but you know I don’t do it very often! And when I do it’s cause I really really mean it!