Posts By sugarloafbaby

sugarloafbabyMother to one crazy but delightful daughter, my days are full of diaper surprises, never-ending nursery rhymes and rewarding baby belly laughs. Follow me in my daily discoveries of what this motherhood thing is all about!

A Gift a Day: Grocery Bag Holder and Fleece No Sew Hat

The grocery bag holder evolved out of my need to hold grocery bags in a convenient way that didn’t take up a lot of wall space. I found a tutorial for making one out of a kitchen towel, using a few pieces of elastic to scrunch the top and bottom and attaching a ribbon for…
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2 Years of Breastfeeding!

Snowflake turned 2 this week, and she also officially weaned a few weeks ago. My original goal with her was 18 months and I was able to make it to just about 2 years! Although the last few months were short feedings in the evenings only, we still enjoyed the time together and she was…
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Celebrating Advent

We are celebrating Advent this year by doing different activities every day until Christmas. Since we got back from our Thanksgiving travels on the 1st, we didn’t really get started until the 4th but the girls will never know ;). I have made a board on Pinterest with inspiration projects and crafts. There are so…
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Baking Bread

One thing I have committed to making myself for our family is our bread. We feel so much better when we have homemade bread and I feel at ease knowing exactly what’s in it. I use out bread maker for our everyday bread, but I bake the sourdough in the oven. The sourdough is actually…
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2.5 Years

Dallas will be 2.5 years old in a week or so! She has turned into such a fun-loving, emotional, energetic little girl! I love her to death, but she is quite the challenge most days. Her terrible twos seem to have made a reappearance as of late, after several months of improvement. She really is annoyed by…
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White Beans n’ Bacon with Cornbread

We had something new for dinner tonight – beans and cornbread! A true pantry meal, everything about this dish is quick and easy. Daddy C loved it and so did Snowflake. Peanut liked her cornbread but wasn’t as much of a fan of the beans. But, 3 out of 4 taste-buds, I’d say that’s a…
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Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent

When Snowflake was just a few weeks old, she developed a nasty eczema rash. At first, we figured it might be a food allergy so I went on an elimination diet for several weeks with no luck. Then we speculated that it might be an environmental allergy to certain chemicals in her baby wash, lotion…
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Peanut’s Favorite Books

Peanut (26 months) is an avid reader. She reads all throughout the day, and we have an impressive children’s library to help sustain her appetite for books. Yet she still chooses the same books over and over and over and over again. And just when you think she has had enough of the book, she…
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This Week’s Frugal Activities

Here is a list of the frugal things I have done this week: I lined dried all my clothes. I actually did less laundry this week, so I saved on water. I canned another 3 pints of tomato sauce from tomatoes harvested from our garden. I reused the water in the canner from the first…
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This Week’s Frugal Activities

There is a forum I frequent that has a topic entitled “What Frugal Thing Have You Done Today?” Rather than update on the forum, I have decided to update it here on my blog instead. I’m hoping to start posting weekly again, and this gets me started. Line-dried all my clothes. I do this exclusively…
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