DIY Pacifier Clip gone wrong {Project Outtakes}

So the whole reason I started this blog was to show ya’ll that no one is perfect, right? Not even me ;) I’ve been waiting to post about these DIY pacifier clips until I got them pretty close to perfect. I think I was embarrassed because honestly I thought these were going to be one of my “easy” projects, I mean let’s face it I did a pretty darn good job on those DIY burp cloths and this little measly thing calls for a┬ápiece of ribbon, some metal suspender clips, and a couple sewing stitches.

Well this is how the clips look that my friend made and I wanted to try to make for another friend of mine that recently had a baby. Her sewing looks totally profesh. And some how she got the sewing machine to go diagonally…Excuse the picture quality and the dirtiness of it…it is used by a 1.5 yr on the daily after all, but you get the idea.

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DIY Party Decorations #1 {Party Banner}

Hello friends! I’ve had so many parties lately that I’ve decided to do a series on DIY Party Decorations! Sometimes it’s hard to find exactly what you want for your party, so why not make it yourself??

Today I’m showing you how to make a party banner. I think a banner is an essential to party decorating these days. I know you can buy them, but I’ve had fun making my own. I made my first one for a friends bachelorette party a couple years ago, then I made one for Claire’s first birthday and most recently I made these for my friend’s baby shower and my sister’s bridal shower.

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Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}

Against All Grain is one of my new favorite blogs and new favorite cookbooks! She has some of the best gluten-free and paleo recipes out there. Seriously everything she posts looks appetizing, which isn’t always the case when you remove the gluten. Not only does she have gluten-free recipes but she has recipes that work for the Special Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), something that I tried to go on at one point. I’ve had Ulcerative Colitis for 20 years (wow, that makes me feel old), I was diagnosed at age 8 so I’ve pretty much had it my entire life. I’ve been in and out of remission, on and off medicine, it’s just an on-going thing. The last time I had to go back on meds I tried to start the SCD and failed miserably. You pretty much can’t eat anything. No sugar {except honey}, no grains, no starches and limited dairy. Sounds like a baker’s nightmare to me. That was definitely the hardest part for me, I love baked goods. I like to make them, like to eat them, like to share, and all the recipes I was finding that worked for the diet tasted horrible. Like really not good. Now I try out recipes here and there, but I don’t stick to a strict diet by any means. I am happy to say that this recipe is probably THE best grain-free cookie recipe I have ever tried. I will go so far as to say it’s just as good as real thing. I guess that’s why they are called, “Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies.” Finding recipes like this makes that I really can stick to a diet like this {though chocolate is actually a no-no on the SCD}, but then I realize that these are also probably the most expensive cookies I have ever made…so the diet may need to wait until we’ve accomplished a few more of our financial goals ;)

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