Infant Portrait Tutu Tutorial Give Away

Time for another give away and this one is just way too cute!!!!

Serra, from simplyserra, has offered this tutorial download in PDF for our lucky give away winner!!!

These tutu's are perfect for protraits of newborns because they slip on and off really easy, just like a headband... so there is no need to wake a sleeping baby! (we all know how dangerous that can be!) Plus.... it's a no sew project!!!

Here's a little about Serra and her shop:
I am a stay at home mommy to my sweet Jane who will become a big sister to a little sister come mid august. I am not looking forward to the hot pregnant summer, but I am looking forward to many days in the cool water!
I started my etsy shop for fun to bring in a little extra money to play with and buy the inessential essentials in life. Currently, I am saving up for my husbands 30th birthday party! I started selling infant/child headbands with flowers attached which gradually moved to simply selling flowers as supplies. People use my flowers for all sorts of ideas - to put on headbands, beanies, wedding dresses, clothing, tutu's, flip flops - the ideas are endless and I love to see others success in their own little hobbies/business' using my products!
There are a variety of flowers available in my shop. Some only make one time appearances as they are recycled from previous floral arrangements, and others I hope will stay for the long haul! Being a part of my newsletter includes benefits of discounts on my shops most popular flowers, first dibs on flowers before they hit etsy, and free shipping incentives. If you'd like to join in, contact me!
Here are some examples of the cute, cute flowers available in her shop:

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory entry: Visit Serra's shop here and look around for a bit. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is in her shop and what you would use it for! Make sure to include your e-mail address!

Second entry: Become a follower of this blog. If you are already a follower, leave a comment saying so.

Third entry: Become a fan of KdBuggie on Facebook. Leave a comment saying you are a fan.

Fourth entry: Put a link to this give away on your blog. Leave a comment with your blog address so I can check! :)

Fifth entry: Grab my button and add it to your blog. Please leave a comment with your blog address.

****Be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry!!!

The last day to enter will be Saturday, July 3, the winner will be announced on Monday, July 5th!!

Marble Magnets Tutorial

Looking for an inexpensive way to make some cute custom magnets? Here's how.
Buy yourself a bag of these. I bought the biggest marbles they had at Joann's but they sell them at most craft stores in the floral section. Mine measured about an inch in diameter. They come in lots of different colors, but I chose clear. Next, go to the arts and crafts section and pick up some heavy duty magnets. I counted wrong (go figure), so I used some left over magnets on my fridge for the other ones.
I found some cute black and white graphics of milk cartons and juice boxes and used my paint program on the computer to color them in. The water bottles were as is. I took one of the marbles and used it to trace the shape so I could cut them out. Isn't it great that the marbles are see through? I was able to get the picture right where I wanted it!
Then cut out your circles. They don't have to be exact, and I found that I needed to cute a little inside of the circle I traced around each picture so that it fit well on the marble.

This is the fun part. Take out your handy-dandy mod podge and a sponge brush. Coat the back (flat side) of the marble with a thin coat of mod podge. Then apply your picture to the podge picture side down. Make sure that you can see your image through the rounded side of the marble. Repeat for all your marbles. Let it dry completely before moving on. It took mine between 1-2 hrs to dry all the way.

Here is what the dried marbles look like from the front. Cute huh?

Next glue the magnets on the back of the marbles. Put a good amount of glue on it so the marbles stay put!
Finished product on the fridge!

So, why did I choose beverages??!??! Good question. My daughter, if you remember from an earlier post, is a juice-a-holic. She also loves chocolate milk. We have to put a limit on her choco milk and juice intake to make sure that she still drinks water! So, I came up with this idea. She gets 2 cups of chocolate milk, and 2 cups of juice each day. Each time she drinks one, she moves the magnet for that beverage over to the other side of the fridge. When she wants another drink, she can see what her options are by looking at the fridge. Once the choco milk and juice magnets are gone... she knows she can't drink those any more that day.
The great thing about this project is its versatility. You can use your favorite scrapbook paper and make decorative magnets. Use photos to personalize magnets -- use one for each child and hang their art/school work on the fridge. Print pictures of chores and make a fridge chore chart.

New X-Large Flannel Receiving Blankets

Are you tired of using store bought receiving blankets that your baby grows out of by the time they are 2-3 months? I was too!!! The ones they sell in stores just aren't big enough... especially if you have big babies - like my two 9 pounders!!!

So, my solution?!?! Bigger receiving blankets! I am now selling these in my store here. They are approx. 40" square, some a little bigger. I have a couple cute styles right now with more on the way! They are large enough to last through toddlerhood and even fit my preschooler!

I chose to use light weight snuggle flannel so that it will keep baby warm, but also be great on cool summer nights! The fabric is so soft!!!! These blankets are professionally edged so they won't fray!

If you or some one you know is having a baby, consider a larger receiving blanket to last you much longer!

Welcome Wednesday!!

I love Wednesdays, don't you? It means you are getting that much closer to Friday and the weekend!! It also means it's time for Take It From Me's Welcome Wednesday blog hop!!

Welcome to anyone visiting from WW!!! Feel free to take a look around. Make sure you come back next week. I'm hoping to have some really fun give aways for little boys and girls!!
Please become a follower and leave me a comment so that I can check out your fun site!

A Meal Time Breakthrough

So, my spunky 3 yr-old has decided she doesn't want to eat dinner anymore. She throws tantrums, kicking and screaming, and crying, on the floor. Tonight I tried something new that totally worked....

I made tacos for dinner, a Tuesday night favorite at our house. Instead of making her a "quesadilla" (pretty much a taco, but shaped like a quesadilla), or a burrito, or a taco, I put all the ingredients for a taco on her plate. She threw her usual tantrum about wanting juice with dinner and layed on the floor crying and complaining for about 15 minutes. My daughter would drink juice all day if I let her. I have to limit her. Instead of arguing with her, I just sat down and ate my dinner letting her lay on the floor crying. (Hopefully that doesn't make me a bad mom!)

Then... a miracle happened. She got up off the floor, started drinking her water, and walked over to her plate where she then asked me to help her cut her tortilla so she could make a sandwich. She then proceeded to create her own sandwich adding the beans, taco meat, tomatoes, and cheese. She ate the whole thing!!!! I gave her one of those really dull toddler knives so that she could spread her beans around on the tortilla. She thought it was so great because she made her own dinner!!!

Now that dinner is over, I am awaiting the next big meltdown of the evening... but at least I won the dinner battle! :)

Follow me Tuesday!

Tuesday Tag-Along

I'm taking part in both of these blog hops today. If you are visiting, take a look around, and don't forget to become a follower... I always follow back! :)

Check out my etsy store too here. I am 9 sales away from my 100th sale! The lucky 100th buyer receives a FREE minky washie trio (of their choice of colors). If you don't know what minky is... it is one of the softest fabrics known to man!!! Super soft for baby's sensitive skin, but strong enough to use on yours too!

Burpy Give Away Winner

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First Time in a Social Parade

(Don't forget to scroll down and enter my give away. Entries must be received by June 20th!)

I'm taking part today in my first Social Parade blog hop. So far I love all the blogs I've taken a look at. This blog hop is being hosted by Smart and Trendy Moms. They have a ton of participants and each one is great! Go check them out here .

Smart and Trendy Moms

Summer Give Away

Give Away Is Now Closed!
Have you been eye-ing one of these cute burpies?
Wanna get one for yourself, or someone you know??

I am doing a summer kick-off give away (ya, I know summer is still a couple weeks away, but SO WHAT!?!??)

I am giving away one of these cute Orange burpies, for FREE!!! All you have to do is enter.
Here's how:
* You can get 1 entry by leaving a comment letting me know what your favorite item in my store is. Take a look at my store here. Please leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win!
* Get another entry by becoming a fan on facebook - just click on the "like" button on my side bar and leave me a comment that you "like" me.
* Get another entry by grabbing my button and adding it to your blog - don't forget to leave me a comment with the link to your blog so I can check it out! :)
*Get 5 more entries by becoming a public follower. Already a follower? Leave me a comment that you are.

Still looking for more entries?!?!?
*Get another 5 entries by blogging about my give away -- again, please leave your website in a comment so I can check it out! :)

Okay, so you have an opportunity to have 13 entries!!! Sheesh!!!

All entries must be posted by June 20th!!! The give away winner will be announced Monday June 21st! So, if you enter, don't forget to check back to see if you won!

Super Easy Fried Rice

I don't know about you, but I LOVE Chinese food, but don't really care for take out... so I make my own. Here is my favorite recipe for Fried Rice. The best part about it is that you can pretty much use whatever you want... and whatever you have on had (frozen or fresh!)

2 cups uncooked rice
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup vegetable stir fry mix (frozen or fresh)
1/8 cup your favorite teriyaki sauce
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup ham (cubed) - or chicken (cooked)
1 scrambled egg
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 c roasted peanuts or cashews
Start by cooking your rice in the rice cooker (don't you just love those!!!)

I wait until my rice is just about done, then I heat up a large skillet and add the olive oil and my ham and onions. Saute until ham is lightly browned and onions are mostly clear.

Next, add the frozen corn and other desired veggies. I happened to have a fresh stir fry mix with broccoli, snow peas, and carrot medalions. I cut the carrots and broccoli because they were HUGE. Stir everything together in your skillet and let it saute until veggies soften.

Once veggies are done, add scrambled eggs (if desired -- prescrambled -- I've tried before to scramble in the same skillet while the other stuff was cooking... sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't... but it can be done if you forget!)

At this point I like to add my teriyaki sauce to give all the veggies and meat a good coating. Then add your rice (that has by now finished cooking). Stir everything together and serve. Add more teriyaki sauce if desired!

The great thing is that you can just use whatever you have and it will turn out delicious! Frozen or fresh... doesn't matter. And here's the best part....

My little helper loves to nibble on the ingredients! So, she gets an extra dose of broccoli!

Another great thing about this recipe for my family, is that it is egg free and milk free! My son (18mos.) has severe milk, eggs, and peanut allergies. I made my fried rice egg free as well so that he could try some. He didn't eat much, but the fact that I can make a yummy meal that he can eat it HUGE at my house!!! You can of course add the egg and peanuts to yours though... it tastes super delicious!!!

(Don't mind my hubby on the couch behind... he's been sick this week... poor guy)
Feel free to add your own fried rice recipes as comments. I would love to see how you do Chinese Food at your house! :)

A Little Something for the Little Mommy in Your House

Do you have a "little mommy" in your house? I have one in mine. She loves her baby dolls. I found this super cute Disney Princess fabric on discount and thought it would make cute burpies for her baby dolls.

They are backed with my soft vanilla cream chenille so your little one can be Just Like Mommy!

Add a set of 2 Just Like Mommy burpies to your own burpy order for only $4. Or, buy them on their own for $5. They are available in most prints in my store... just convo me, or email me, with what you are looking for.
Just Like Mommy burpies measure approx. 8"x12" and are the perfect size for those little shoulders. They are serged on the edges and can also be a changing pad, or small blanket for baby dolls too.

Guest Blog Giveaway

Today starts a FREE giveaway of mine on another blog. Paula from is doing a FREE giveaway of one of my burpies for her turquoise week.


I am giving away this "sweet" little cupcake!!!

Be sure to check out her blog, she has some really cute things posted on her blog and ALL this week she is giving away turquoise items!!! Go check it out and enter!

Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop

I am participating again in Take It From Me's Welcome Wednesday.
...and don't forget about my offer for FREE sponsers... scroll down to find the details!

Check out the other cute blogs on the list!

FREE Sponsers

Are you thinking about becoming a sponser? Want to try it out for FREE??

I am offering the first 5 sponsers who contact me one month FREE. I will post your button on my blog for 1 month completely free of charge and commitment. Try it out for a month, then at the end of the month, let me know whether or not you are interested in becoming a full sponser. Each week my followers grow and my facebook fans increase meaning that you will have more people looking at your shop/website.

In addition to being a FREE sponser for a month, I will also post a brief exerpt about you and/or your shop/website. If you are interested in doing a give away to spread your name even further let me know and we can arrange something.
Be sure to click on my Advertise page on the top of my blog to read more about different ways you can get your name out on my blog.
Check out the Contact page at the top to find out how to get in touch with me! These 5 slots will fill up fast... so hurry!

Special Delivery

I got a new shipment of fabric today in the mail! Yay!!! I LOVE getting new fabric, and I am so excited about these prints!!

These are my newest "boy" prints because, let's face it, there just aren't very many cute boy prints out there. I saw these two and fell in love. They both come from designer Riley Blake, who has some phenominal prints out there! They both have a cream colored background to go nicely with my vanilla cream chenille!

This print comes from designer Lila Tueller who designs for Moda fabrics.

How cute is that?? I think it's adorable. It has the same cream background making it perfect for my vanilla cream chenille. It can also be paired with light pink chenille for a different look!

If you are interested in any of these prints, let me know and I can set up a preorder for you so that you can benefit from the JUNE special that let's you get a FREE burpy with the purchase of any chenille blanket.

Summer Is Almost Here...

Found this picture here on Martha Stewarts website. When I saw it I just thought "summer". It's hard to believe summer is almost here! But.... that means it's time to go to the beach, swim, eat watermelon and popsicles, and crank up the air conditioner!!! Summer is only a couple weeks away... but I can't wait!!!

Welcome Wednesday

I am taking part in a blog hop today. Check out this cute site and take a look at the other cute blogs taking part in the blog hop today too!!

Birthday Special!!!!

My birthday just happens to be today, and that puts me in a great mood!! Not because I'm a year older, but because I get a chance to have a HUGE celebration!! So, in honor of my birthday, I am celebrating by giving everyone a FREE gift!!!!

This month only... buy any chenille blanket and receive a FREE matching burpy! What a great chance to get a cute boutique gift for that special new mommy in your life! Make it the perfect gift set and add a second burpy for only $5!!!! Mix and match the second burpy to create your one-of-a-kind set!! Convo me with which second burpy you want and I will add it on for only $5.

That means... you can have a blanket and 2 burpies for only $35 (plus shipping)!!! Where else will you find a deal like that!!?!!?

Don't miss out... my birthday gift to you ends June 30th!