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>Potato Bag Shirt Transformation

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 Picked up this lovely/huge/baggy shirt at the “Mother of Multiples” sale for $1.00. I even have a 27 week baby bump hidden under there.
Not very cute but I liked the fabric and was hoping I could do something with it.
I haven’t tackled too may clothing projects so it took me longer than I thought. I seriously had to look up how to put a dart in clothing.  Yes-I’m an amateur at this stuff. Anyway- here’s what I ended up doing to make this shirt a bit more wearable. 
And the backside…
 Turned out pretty cute!
I imagine this will be good for the Spring weather just around the corner.
 I also like that it doesn’t scream, “I’m pregnant, look at my belly!”

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Make Your Own Maternity Clothes

Picked up this lovely/huge/baggy shirt at the “Mother of Multiples” sale for $1.00. I even have a 27 week baby bump hidden under there.
Not very cute but I liked the fabric and was hoping I could do something with it.
I haven’t tackled too may clothing projects so it took me longer than I thought. I seriously had to look up how to put a dart in clothing.  Yes-I’m an amateur at this stuff. Anyway- here’s what I ended up doing to make this shirt a bit more wearable.
And the backside…
Turned out pretty cute!
I imagine this will be good for the Spring weather just around the corner.
I also like that it doesn’t scream, “I’m pregnant, look at my belly!”

>Garden is Growing

>Well, we did it!
Our garden vegetables are growing as I write this. My back hurts like crazy but the dang thing is done.

 It was a poor sight to see this morning.
 The garden had become dumping grounds for the dogs. It also served as a digging hole for Chauncey when he got bored. Needless to say, there was a lot work work to be done.
 We combed it out, dug out weeds, filled the holes, de-pooped it, and mixed in a few bags of organic miracle grow.
 After that we sectioned it off and planted! We ended up not doing the potatoes. They needed more space to grow than we were willing to give up.
 After planting, we fenced it off to prevent the doggies from intruding. They’ll have to find somewhere else to dig and dump now. 🙂
 We didn’t water it because the forecast was calling for rain. Glad we didn’t! We got lots of rain tonight. Hopefully not too much!
Hopefully healthy, organic veggies are on their way!

>Square Foot Gardening

>It’s that time of year again… planting time!

Last year, my dad helped us set up a square foot garden in our back yard. I wrote a post about it so if you want the whole story, check out this link.

Well tomorrow, Austin and I are diving in for round two. Papa Gary is in Chicago so we are on our own. And, lets be honest, I’m 26 weeks pregnant with a constant back ache so really, Austin is on his own. I’m sure I will supervise and assist excellently.

One thing that a backache CAN’T stop me from doing is planning. So that’s what I did. Here is the game-plan for our garden.

It will probably change a little bit but this is what we are thinking right now.

Last year we didn’t have much success with the spinach or carrots. We thought we’d give it one more shot. We also used onions like crazy so we thought we’d expand their property a bit. Potatoes are new on the agenda as well. I have no idea how to plant those.

I’ve been referring a lot to the website, Vegetable Gardening Online, for tips on planting. I’m sure we’ll be on that website a lot tomorrow 🙂

Happy Gardening!

(If you have a green thumb, gardening tips are appreciated!)

>Free Thank You Cards

>I have a confession.
I love office supplies.
I could meander the aisles of Office Depot and Staples for a hobby.
Now that that’s out there- I want to share a freebie I found at Coin Purse. Free thank you cards!

Just print them off front/back on cardstock, trim them up, and you have an unlimited supply of unique-super cute thank you cards.

I already have a stash at my desk. Love freebies!