TINY TODDLER BELT DIY

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Last week I posted a super simple DIY on how to resurrect a sad little toddler belt , and make it something even better. This week, another super duper simple DIY on how to make a belt for your toddler – this one will take you…2 minutes.

SUPPLIES:

  • mom’s old belt. or a new under $5 one, without jazzy top stitching (like this one)
  • glue gun
  • scissors

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  • Place the belt around the little ones waist, or lay it down beside one of thier old belts. Take your trusty scissor and cut the belt to fit the right size. Cut the end on a fancy angle or rounded edge, or just poker straight.
  • Take your handy glue gun and run a thin bead along the new cut edge. I waited a couple moments and used my finger to smooth out the glue. This will prevent the edge from getting all worn and torn from use.
  • I used a corkscrew to drill new holes to fit, or if you want to get all fancy take it to the cobbler they usually have a leather punch (even though this is not even in the leather family).

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MOM TIME OUT / IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS

mama watters, its the little things, mom time out, mom break, adult time, mom style, cooking break AMANDA (aka Mama Watters) FROM IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS WOULD WEAR: 01.Glasses  02.Sweats  03.Apron  04.Slippers

TO CREATE DINNER RECIPES: image via @mamawatters

SHE WOULD USE: 05.Dutch Oven  06.Cookbook  07.Oven Mitt  08.Verjuice  09.Utensils  10.Salt Bowl  11.Mortar and Pestle

As a full time middle school English teacher and mama of one energetic tot, I jump at the opportunity for some mom time out.  Each and every night I find solace in our cozy little kitchen where my stress melts away with each turn of the wooden spoon.  The likelihood of cooking with no one (cough* cough* Stella) running through my legs is rare, but that doesn’t mean I can’t put on my apron and compile an array of random ingredients while backing up Ella Fitzgerald on Pandora, right?  For me, there has always been something so comforting about creating a meal for my family.  The stirring, the smelling, the savoring as I go…all of this is very cathartic for me.   It is a ritual that I look forward to before we sit down and share our days with one another.  Not only is cooking a way to get some precious me time, but also serves as an expression of love for my family.

Make sure you check out Amanda’s adorable blog, she has a serious talent with words and a super talent of making adorable babies!

LITTLE STYLE | CABIN FEVER

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HAT:Zara (2011) – SWEATER:H&M (2011) – SHIRT:H&M – LEGGINGS: C/O American Apparel – BOOTS:Zara (similar)

It’s coo coo crazy that this coming weekend is the last one in February – crazy AWESOME! I really try not to wish time away, just winter and February. If you look up February in a dictionary I’m sure you will see CABIN FEVER as the main description. We have been chasing what little light peeks through the clouds, indoors (where it’s warm) – hanging out taking pics in stairwells, I think that’s a symptom of cabin fever. I am SO excited for March, the window to spring – I’m not kidding myself that spring will come next month, but it is the window and boy I cannot wait to see some grass, leaves and sunshine through it!