Create the Perfect Fit

Today we have a fun give away from an equally fun lady. Joi Mahon!


We had the opportunity of meeting her recently and discovered that she was indeed aptly named. Joi is such a joy and we are excited to share her new book with you today.

Joi has had over 20 years of experience fitting real women and she shares that experience with you in her book “Creating the Perfect Fit”.  We received a copy of it a few weeks ago and it is a terrific resource to have on hand.  Joi knows what she is talking about!


And today we get to give one of you a signed copy of her book as well! Just leave us a comment telling us….something that brings you joy!

Good Luck and we will see you all back here on Monday!


halloween costume collars

Halloween Costume Collars (for lots of different costumes!)

halloween costume collars

This last Spring, we did a project for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for their Fall Lookbook.  For it, they gave us four themes and we brainstormed and sewed four projects up that fit those themes, which we love!  (We really do still love sewing for themes ;)

For the Halloween Chic theme, we decided on some old-school Halloween Costume Collars that could be made with simple collar pattern….so the lion, the clown and the ballerina costumes were born!  And we really do love them….they were so fun to do.   We wanted all the collars to be kid friendly, so not only are they easy to make–they are easy pull off so as to not be a choking hazard–so even toddlers can wear them.

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My Top Ten Favorite Ways To Use Baby Wipes

I’ve had babies and/or toddlers with me now for over a decade.  And I’ve LOVED every minute (I always say that I want to freeze time.)  These little people are my world… but they also are a lot of work!
Holy smokes!  How can such small packages make such BIG messes????
It seems like every time I turn around something is sticky, dirty, or a different color than it used to be which is why I use baby wipes ALL. THE. TIME.  I really do.  They are like my-not-so-secret weapon… I have them in several rooms around the house, in my van, and in my purse.
They come in handy for so many things! I’ve put together a list of my top 10 favorite ways to use baby wipes.
#1.  To use on sticky fingers and/or faces while we are out and about.
#2.  To give to my younger ones to use to help me wipe down baseboards.
#3.  To give to my older ones to help me dust blinds.
#4.  To keep in my car to wipe up messes from off of seats, arm rests, and the carpool kids.
#5.  To have on hand to wipe off the handles of shopping carts.  (Especially during the flu season!)
#6.  To wipe down door handles around the house.
#7.  To wipe down kitchen chairs and barstools.
#8.  To wipe off baby doll hands and faces.  (We actually use them to wipe down a lot of our toys.)
#9.  To wipe down my steering wheel and dashboard in my van.
#10.  And they work as a remover for crayons, pens, pencils, and some markers from off of most surfaces (trust me… I would know… this is what I use them for most of all!).
Like I said baby wipes are super handy!
Target has a brand of baby wipes that I am loving.
The up & up brand of baby wipes are great.  They come in individual pop up packets (and refills) so that I can take them with me wherever I want.  And while they do have a scented and a sensitive skin version of their wipes my favorite is the unscented… all the clean and no scent!  I love it!
These wipes are also alcohol free so they don’t dry out my hands and are made from 100% plant-based materials that come from trees grown in sustainably managed forests, which makes them a win-win for me.
Childhood is messy… really messy… but baby wipes can help.  And they can help with more than just diaper changes :)

But if you want to use them for diaper changes, Target also has a line of diapers.
Their up & up diapers are also free of latex, chlorine, and fragrance.  They are also affordable… which I love as well :)

New Target up & up Diaper Image

To check out the full line of up & up baby products you can find them at your local Target store.

What is your favorite way to use wipes?  Leave the answer in the comments for a chance to win one $100 Target GiftCard!

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