Monthly Archives: January 2014

No-Sew Tulle Tutu Tutorial

No-Sew Tulle Tutu Tutorial

Little girls love to play dress-up and a recurring favorite is the tutu. Tutus are dainty and different; they inspire dreams of dancing and glamorous ballerinas. Tutus also look spectacular in any photo shoot, especially on newborn babies. You can find tutu’s in all sizes, from baby to adult, and all costs. Fancier versions may have satin or lace, varying layers and colors. But when you get right down to it, most tutus are simply pieces of tulle tied around a waist band. This makes tutu-creating a fun DIY that little girls, ages 5 and up, can help with. I guarantee that you can copycat any design you or your little girl desires within a frugal budget and a couple of hours with this simple, no-sew tulle tutu tutorial. Continue reading

Packing List for Labor and Delivery
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Packing List for Labor and Delivery

Moms-and-Dads-to-be, as you get ready for your delivery date, do not forget to pack a suitcase or two for the hospital. When you arrive at Labor and Delivery or the birth center, you will receive with basic necessities (like a dressing gown and socks). Anything else you feel you want or need with you during labor you should pack in advance and keep handy either by your back door or in your car. This packing list can help you decide what is necessary and what you may find useful at the hospital. Continue reading

TSA Pre✓™ Program
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Changes to the TSA Pre✓™ Program

As of 20 December 2013, the TSA Pre✓™ Program now requires participating service members to provide their DoD ID number as the “Known Traveller Number” when booking any reservations for themselves or family members. Information on how to update your information with the program is below. Though there are many pros to this program, there are a few cons you may not have considered. Continue reading

Fabric Banner Tutorial

Fabric Banner Tutorial

DIY Fabric Banner Tutorial

Whether you are adding a special touch to a bedroom or decorating for the holidays or a special party, a fabric banner is an easy and inexpensive way to add that festive touch your space needs. It is also a kid-friendly project to let your children get involved in decorating. Fabric banners are so versatile; you can design one to fit any décor, on any budget, from shabby-chic to refined and polished. Make a fabric banner for every season and holiday! Continue reading