Dr. Suess Book Offer Plus My Favorites on Pintrest

If you haven’t checked out this great deal on Dr. Seuss books yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Five books for $5.95! Books make great birthday and baby shower presents, too. Order yours today.

The Cat in the Hat, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Ten Apples Up On Top, Go Dog Go! & The Tooth Book are included in this offer. Visit me on Pintrest for a collection of Dr. Seuss activities; some of my favorites from around the web.

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Squeeze Your Pouch Announcement (Giveaway 3/24-4/7)

Aubrey is rounding the corner on 6 months and has been taste testing some foods here and there. Making homemade baby food is just around the corner. I have got to get my hands on pouches like these to make it easier to take purees with us on the go. Check out my post on baby purees from when I was making them for Kelsey. If you are a blogger, check out the announcement below.

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ARV $90+

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M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

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Dr. Seuss Book Decor and Book Offer

We are Dr. Seuss fans here and have been working on a collection of Dr. Seuss titles over the past few years. I love that my daughter enjoys them being read to her and seemed to enjoy looking at them from the beginning. Using color copies and spray painting some old frames I had taking up space I made a little inexpensive wall art for the girls bathroom. These are the first letters of their first names.

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Read Across America Day is March 1st and we are planning to go to at least one Dr. Seuss event in our area. The girls will be sporting their pillow case dresses, of course. Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2 so let the Seuss Mania begin!

Are you looking to build up your library? There is a great deal on Dr. Seuss books right now. Get 5 titles for only $5.95 for a limited time. Why should you take advantage of this deal?

1.No American writer has had as great an impact on children’s literature as Dr. Seuss.
2.His imaginative characters, vivid illustrations, and catchy rhymes are instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up reading his stories.
3.Great Deal for only $5.95! Includes: – The Cat in the Hat, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Ten Apples On Top, Go Dog Go! & The Tooth Book
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Visit here to order yours today!

Crafting with Scraps

I bought a few used t-shirts to make this Easy T-shirt Door Wreath. I used most of the shirts in the wreath but had parts of the upper body and sleeves left over. I hate throwing things away so I decided to see what I could do with the left over pieces.

Kelsey had a t-shirt with a stain towards the bottom that I had been wanting to do something with so this Upcycled T-shirt Dress by I Am Momma Hear Me Roar was the perfect solution. Since Kelsey was in size 24 month and these were large and x-large adult t-shirts, I had enough material to cut out the pieces I needed to make this dress. For an added little touch, I cut out and ironed on a little heart on to the chest.

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With a few of the left over strips I made a bracelet by braiding three strips together and hot gluing the ends together and then hot gluing a little piece around to cover the joint. I used a sleeve to make the headband and made a quick fabric bow with another scrap. I wrapped a little piece of scrap around to gather the headband and hot glued it then the bow on top of it.

Fabric Bow

This is becoming one of my favorite things to make with scraps. I’ve done these a couple different ways now but here is a no-sew version that makes a pretty bow and you can make it as big or small as you want or as much as you have scraps of. (If you are using jersey or t-shirt material, you don’t need to do worry about folding the edges since you don’t need to worry about shredding.)

  • fabric cut down to size you want
  • iron
  • thread
  • ribbon
  • alligator clip
  • hot glue gun

Start by folding over the edges and ironing them down. Fold lengthwise to the midpoint. Then, fold the ends to just past the midpoint to have a little bit of an overlap. Pick up in the middle and accordion it in between your thumb and first finger. Take a second to look at the front of the bow to make sure the fabric is in a good position. Wrap a piece of thread around the middle and double knot it to keep in all in place.

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Hot glue a piece of ribbon around the middle. Hot glue ribbon to cover an alligator clip then glue to the bow.

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Finally, put on the head of the cutest girl you can find nearby!

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Organic Oscar Dog Wash Giveaway by All Natural Mom 101

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Organic Oscar has chosen to giveaway one(1) bottle of Organic Oatmeal Shampoo and one(1) bottle of Aloe Vera Conditioner to one of All Natural Mom 101’s readers.

Giveaway will start February 26th-March 12th. Open to US residents only.

Be sure to check out All Natural Mom’s Review on Organic Oscar’s Products Here and enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below.

Good Luck!

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Disclosure: Domesticating Michelle and all other promoting bloggers have not been compensated in any form for this publication, nor are they responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. Please contact Kaitlyn at Allnaturalmom101@gmail.com  if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you

Growing Up Fisher Premieres Tonight 2/23!

We have been looking forward to checking out this new show. Learn more about it here.

Get ready for NBC’s premiere of a new hit comedy “Growing Up Fisher” every Tuesday. The series begins on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 10:38 p.m. ET/PT, and it’s guaranteed to be a new family favorite! This new television series is comedic, semi-real, and might resemble an autobiography about your own family. The story follows eleven-year-old, Henry Fisher (Eli Baker), and his atypical family, his parents’ divorce, and the arrival of his blind father’s guide dog, Elvis (Peyton). If a dog named after a musical legend isn’t enough to get you hooked, we have more about “Growing Up Fisher.”

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Magnet Letter Matching

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Since about the Fall timeframe I’ve been working with Kelsey on identifying her lower case letters and matching them to the upper case letters she already knew. There are tons of ideas out there and I also made sets out of Easter eggs so she could start associating them. One idea I saw used stickers to match the letters on a poster board. I liked it but wanted something more reusable.

Supplies:

  • packing paper or other thin but sturdy large sheet of paper
  • marker
  • refrigerator magnet letter set

I already had a set of letter magnets that we had been using to familiarize Kelsey with the letters and she enjoys playing with magnets on the fridge so it was something for her do to in the kitchen but stay out of the way while I was cooking. Thankfully, my husband and the foresight to hang on to some of the packing paper from our move this past summer.

I decided to write all the lower case letters on the paper, jumbling them up so she’d have to look for them. Then I just used magnets to put in on the front of the refrigerator.

It worked as I thought it would from the beginning. However, 26 letters is a lot so she’d lose interest in the activity about halfway through. I would shake up the letters in the container so that hopefully she’d be working with different letters each time she played. Eventually, as she got better at identifying them she would do more and more letters at a time until she could match them all in one session.

Since Kelsey started preschool in January, they have been working on letter sounds. So now when we play with these, I ask her to tell me the letter sound when she pulls a letter out of the container before she matches it. I think I may use this concept to write her first and last name and have her match the letters to help her start learning to recognize them and, hopefully, spell them.

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Variation – You can also use a regular poster board and matching puzzle piece letters to the drawn lower case letter.