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Easy Mod Podge Handprints

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Baby toes and hands are by far the cutest thing to me. Make me melt every time! You can view my other footprint crafts here and here. Whenever I see a hand (or foot) print craft I am all over it, especially the easy ones. For Mother's day I made these adorable modge podge handprints for my mom and mother in law and of course they melted just like me.

Father's day is just weeks away and this sentimental gifts will touch daddys heart too, did I mention it's easy yet? The hardest part of this was tracing and cutting out the handprints. Tracing well, need I explain why it is hard to trace a 14 month old hand? As for the cutting I have been known to not cut straight. Thanks to my very sweet patient husband who was willing to pause the NBA playoffs and cut out handprints for me.

Of course I found this on Pinterest, my inspiration was from Anna and has a picture tutorial if you need it!

Here's what you need:

5 x 7 canvas
Modge Podge
Foam brush
scrapbook paper of your choosing

The area I live in has the trifecta of craft stores (Michaels, JoAnns and Hobby Lobby) in walking distance from one another. Getting these items on sale was super easy! I think this cost me $15 to make 4. The most expensive item was the modge podge and I barely used any so I will be modge podging it up this year.

Here's what you do:

Carefully trace handprints onto white paper. Cut them out and trace those handprints on any paper of your choice.

Coat entire canvas with mode podge and place handprints where you want.

Generously apply modge podge over handprints and voila you are done! Allow 24 hours to dry, reapply second coat if needed.

I've never used modge lodge before so I wasn't sure what to expect, it goes on looking milky and dries clear.

I will be making these yearly and dedicate a wall to handprints and a fun way to watch M grow!

Let me know if you try this :)

Mom-Lovin Hop

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I'm so excited to be co-hosting again today with Hannah, Lena and AmyIf you have a moment stop by their blogs and say hello! Life has been crazy these past two weeks, then again when is it not haha. M is officially walking (AND FAST nearly running), made the transition to one nap therefore this mommy is kinda sorta really tired at the end of each day. On the up side now that we are at one nap I can finally get out in the morning instead of early afternoon. LOVE it! Have a wonderful day :) 

Our Guest Co-Host this week is Ileana from Illy Who

Ileana is a fave mama here at Mom-Lovin. She is almost always here and has co-hosted with us a few times. We love having her and we just plain love her! Ileana is such a down to earth mama who shares real life on her blog. Check out her recent posts on tantrums and her nursery faves! Thanks for always being such a great supporter of Mom-Lovin Ileana!

Our featured mama this week is Madeline from Pretty Thing & Co

Pretty Thing & Co is a beauty blog which we just thought was so fun! All of us mamas need a little beauty in our lives and these ladies (the blog is written by a few ladies, Madeline included) know their beauty products! Madeline lives in Italy and is a mama to one sweet little girl. Go check out Pretty Thing & Co and show them some love! 

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Nursery Favorites

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Truth be told in the first few months of life your baby will spend little to no time in their room with the exception of diaper changes. At least this was the case for us. M did not nap in his room until he was 5 months old and has been sleeping in there ever since. As with all purchases I got as much information as I could and absolutely LOVE these 5 items!!

Dutailier Glider 
I debated for some time about a glider after hearing from many people that they are not necessary. I beg to differ. Once we moved M to his room he was still waking up at least 3 times a night and having a comfy place to sit while I breastfed him was amazing. This glider is really comfortable, well made and an attractive piece of furniture.

OXO Hamper
I bought this hamper because I thought it was colorful and cute. It is the perfect size, sturdy and convieneit to carry to the washer on laundry day. A couple of weeks ago the seem busted on the side. I contacted OXO about it and they sent me a replacement at NO CHARGE to me! Makes me love this hamper just a little more.

Crane Drop Humidifier 
At some point you will need to invest in a humidifier. Colds happen and a cool mist humidifier really helps!

Babyletto Mercer Crib
I really love this crib for a few reasons. 1- Modern look 2- It's convertible 3- Extra storage!

Infant Optics Video Monitor 
This is a basic video monitor, the picture is clear and it's under a $100!!

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