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Amy Sarabi
Age: 26
Plano, TX
Anna Lynett
Age: 23
Whitefish Bay, WI
Anthony Williams
Age: 28
Birmingham, AL
Ben Chmura
Age: 30
South Meriden, CT
Christiane King
Age: 30
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Emilio Sosa
Age: 43
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Janeane Marie Ceccanti
Age: 28
Willows, CA
Jay Nicolas Sario
Age: 31
The Philippines
Jesse LeNoir
Age: 25
Painesville, OH
Jesus Estrada
Age: 21
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Jonathan Peters
Age: 29
Woonsocket, RI
Age: 22
Santa Fe, NM
Age: 40
Dallas, TX
Age: 47
Pittsfield, MA
Ping Wu
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Age: 38
San Diego, CA

Looking forward to a new season, last season was kinda boring.

Christian is still my favorite.

Movie poster

I love Madea! This was another good Tyler Perry movie, full of drama and heartache with a happy ending just how I like it. It had less Madea and family, but more singing, including Gladys Knight and a performance of the main song by Mary J Blige. My husband actually recognized her voice, he said “that must be her nobody sounds like Mary J Blige.” lol we check the credits later and it was her. As always I cried, laughed and went to sleep with warm fuzzy feelings. Can’t wait till “Why Did I get Married, Too” hits the theaters.

Pouch Style Baby Sling

Babywearing is a lot of fun, but often times it doesn’t start out that way. Babywearing for new moms is scary business, and it is hard to trust your carrier to hold your precious bundle of joy securely.  With a little bit of searching there are many online resources that talk about babywearing, I have complied some helpful and informative resources for new babywears. Do the research and educate yourself until you feel comfortable and confident. There are proper techniques for holding baby securely when placing the child in the sling and proper baby carrying positions. The best thing is to practice practice practice. You don’t have to grab your baby right away. Many people use stuffed animals to demonstrate or practice, maybe you could use a small 5lb bag of rice so you can get the feel of how the sling will carry the weight of your baby. Use a mirror.

This guide is focused on the pouch style sling.

Ring Style

I would recommend this style of sling for new babywears because I feel it is the easiest to get baby in and out of.  It is basically a pocket you put your baby in. You don’t need to adjust the sli

ng’s size or have to deal with lots of fabric like you do with the the other common ring carrier type baby slings.

1. The most important thing for safety and comfort is size. DO NOT use a sling that is too big or too small.

A lot of times a baby carrier is given as a gift and that’s what gets a mom interested in babywearing, but be sure you have the correct size. Especially with a pouch style sling.

Finding your size:

Simply measure from the outer edge of your shoulder (where a t-shirt seam would fall) diagonally across to the opposite hip. If you do not have a tape measure your t-shirt size is close for most people.
Small (23-24″)
Medium (24-25″)
Large (25-26″)
X-Large (26-27″)

I would suggest reading this guide on Correct Positioning.

It includes very detailed instructions and pictures illustrating incorrect positions as well as correct positions.

2. Your baby should be worn up high they should be around your chest area and snug against your body.

3. If you are using the sling for an older child and have their legs out there feet should be above their bum. Like a froggy position. The fabric should go under each knee. From knee to knee,  around the bum for a secure hold.

4. With any carrier the fabric should be spread as wide as possible around your back always avoid twisted or bunched up fabric.

There are also very helpful instructional videos on how to wear your baby.

Newborn Carry

Other types of baby carriers.

This is a Pre-Tied wrap tummy to tummy position.

Wrap Style Carry Baby Wearing

Baby Carry Using a Baby Wrap

Sew your own Pouch Sling: Video Instructions

Sew many Wonderful Sewing Tutorials at purlbee.com

These fabric pom poms from Ashley of Dolci Odille are shown as different ways to accessorize at a wedding. They’d also look beautiful hanging in a room! [via Sweet Jessie]

DIY Fabric Poms
DIY Wedding

We recently created this fabric pom pom as a tree topper for an inspiration shoot over at Design*Sponge, but it’s a great DIY project for a wedding as well. They have so many creative uses… hung above tables, chair aisle decor, or an alternative to the expensive flower poms that flower girls use to walk down the aisle.

-Ashley of Dolci Odille

hanging-pom-pom2

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Supplies: Fabric, scissors, hot glue gun, and chinese lanterns.

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Step 1: Cut circles out of fabric.

Step 2: Fold the circle in half and put a little hot glue on the center, then fold over to secure.

Step 3: Apply more hot glue to the bottom of the folded circle.

hanging-pom-poms

Step 4: Press the bottom of the folded circle with the hot glue onto the chinese lantern.

Step 5: Repeat these steps until the whole lantern is covered. Once finished, attached some fabric to the metal frame of the lantern to hang.

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Project created by Dolci Odille

www.ClutterCult.etsy.com

Welcome to Clutter Cult! Clutter Cult’s not just another vintage shop on etsy. We are here to provide you with unique quality vintage finds for your home or your friend’s home!

Visit my Handmade st ore on etsy to view positive feedback: http://www.MammaRachel.etsy.com

Milk Glass Vase
Vintage Milk Glass Vase
Garfield Collectible Glass Coffee Mug
Collectible Garfield Mug
Retro Metal Enamel Mixing Bowls
Retro Mixing Bowls
Garfield Collectible Glass Coffee Mug

Description

This is a nice collectible McDonalds glass mug part of a set from the late 70s to the 1980s. The glass has cartoonist Jim Davis’ character Garfield on one side of a teeter totter and pals Odie, Arlene, Pooky and Nermal on the other side. Garfield’s quote says “I’m not one who rises to the occasion”.
Wonderful quality as this mug features the Anchor Hockings marking on the bottom.

Excellent Vintage Condition
no chips, cracks or scratches

Measures approx: 3 1/2″ tall and the mouth is 3″ wide.

Great addition to a Garfield, character glass or vintage kitchen collection!

This item ships First Class Mail USPS
Be sure to check out my other items – will gladly combine shipping. Any significant shipping overages will be refunded.

Purchased this as a Christmas Present for a Friend. So many options and styles to choose from. I chose the White leather band and blue as shown in this picture I also requested to have my friends name punched into the plate.
Can’t wait for it to arrive. I’m thinking today’s the day 😉

Description
Check out these killer wrist cuffs by FOSTERWELD. Each cuff features a piece of recycled ALUMINUM that is tastefully beveled and distressed, with the color of your choice. That plate is RIVETED to a piece of GENUINE LEATHER that is soft and supple and your choice of color. There is a post and 3 holes for a comfortable fit. Our most popular size is a MEDIUM, fitting both the ladies and the fellas. Feel free to convo with any questions.

The last picture shows some color variety but is our THIN cuff.

CUFF SIZING = post to first middle last hole, holes are 1/2” apart:
LARGE- 7.5 8 8.5 MEDIUM – 6.75 7.25 7.5 SMALL – 6 6.5 7

YOU MUST LEAVE ME COLOR + SIZE SELECTION
METAL COLOR:
black white silver pink lime turquoise red purple kelly green royal olive yellow orange

LEATHER OPTION:
black white brown cracked black cracked white

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