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Fabric Friday

Birdies, bikes and ice cream trucks make up the cute Suzy Ultman, Handle With Care, City Life Bright fabric. The bright colors make me think this fabric is just what I’ll need when I’m missing warm summer days. To enter for a chance to win one yard of Suzy Ultman, Handle With Care, City Life… Read more »

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Wild Child, Mom in Photos & LA Women: Friday I’m in Love

Random site for which I have fallen hard: That adorable picture of our little friend Penelope as Frida led us to the amazing Cake Girls site. Which led me to their stunning party supply shop, which of course led to trouble. Consider yourself warned, you will be tempted to shop for your next soiree. What’s… Read more »

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Giveaway Winner: Sewn Hats by Carla Hegeman Crim

Sewn Hats is here just in time for fall. With all this cool weather heading our way making a new hat is the perfect fall project. Sewn Hats has got you covered with 35 hat patterns to choose from. In the cover image alone you can see the array of hat styles to choose from… Read more »

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Fabric Friday

I love the vintage style of Laura Gunn, Cosmos, Cosmos Blue fabric. The colors are so bold that it would make a great accent for any sewn project. A Halloween costume, perhaps? I would definitely use them in making these beautiful bird wings. To enter for a chance to win one yard of Laura Gunn,… Read more »

Giveaways

Fabric Friday

Birdies, bikes and ice cream trucks make up the cute Suzy Ultman, Handle With Care, City Life Bright fabric. The bright colors make me think this fabric is just what I’ll need when I’m missing warm summer days.

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Suzy Ultman, Handle With Care, City Life Bright tell us your favorite season of the year. I do love hot summer nights, but my soft spot is with fall leaves. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…

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Wild Child, Mom in Photos & LA Women: Friday I’m in Love

Link Love

Random site for which I have fallen hard: That adorable picture of our little friend Penelope as Frida led us to the amazing Cake Girls site. Which led me to their stunning party supply shop, which of course led to trouble. Consider yourself warned, you will be tempted to shop for your next soiree.

cake girls

What’s in the air: Love the smell of something delicious baking in the oven but don’t trust yourself with a whole pumpkin pie? Try one of these sensational simmer pot recipes on the stove and let the beautiful scents of the season fill your home.
simmer pot recipe and onesie costumesThe easiest baby costumes: I tend to think it’s a right of passage to torture your baby with a first Halloween costume. You, however, might have a soft spot for the little nugget and pick one of these comfy (and creative!) onesie costumes.

The best new baby gift: There are a bunch of new babies in my life, yay! So I ordered a big batch of these adorable ornaments from The Nesting Spot. At $15 each, they are the perfect affordable new baby gift. In the end, I couldn’t resist traveling back in time and ordering a first Christmas ornament for my kids too. In 10 years, no one will know, right? Of course, you can have any customization added, not just First Christmas. The Nesting Spot’s Jocelyn was one of our first readers and I love supporting her handmade business!

first christmas ornament

Love fun baby pics?: Are you hooked on Instagram too? @julieenardi is the winner of last week’s #Messykid contest. He is so serious about his mess making (or he is in big trouble, I can’t tell) ha.

This week’s contest is #WildChild. Just tag your favorite “wild child” photo with #wildchild and #thisweekonprudentbaby and we will pick a favorite and post it here next week! We are loving all of your sweet baby photos. If you havent seen them, visit #thisweekonprudentbaby on instagram and follow @prudentjacinda and @prudentjaime for more instagrammy goodness.

Instagram Contest_ Wild Child

 Is it that time already?: I am loving “The Mom Stays in the Picture” attitude that is sweeping the internet. Do you find yourself missing in family photos? Well, the one time you should definitely make your way into a pic is for a holiday card. Yes your children are adorable but your friends and family? They want to see you too…. tired eyes, not perfect hair, plus 10 pounds. It matters not. Why not take advantage of the great mini-sessions that local photographers offer this time of year and get a fantastic family photo? I love this picture but hate the way I look in it, my hair is a mess, my eyes have bags but ya know when I won’t hate this picture? in 20 years. I will think I look young and gorgeous and surrounded by my loving babies. Here’s more of our Easter photos. If you are in the Dallas area, Kelly Christine has a mini-session on November 3rd, promising a holiday teepee and other amazing props.

Family Photo

Place I’m headed: On Sunday I am off to Jaime’s for a week of shooting for the Prudent Baby YouTube Channel. I will be busy prepping all weekend but I’m so excited to see the Curtis Family and Colleen and make some video magic. Stay tuned for tons of Jacinda and Jaime LA shenanigans!

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Tooth Fairy Pouch Tutorial (with Pattern)


Seeing this cute Tooth Fairy Pouch from Wild Olive brings back so many memories of bidding farewell to teeth as a kid. I can distinctly remember losing a tooth while eating a poppyseed muffin and being absolutely terrified I would swallow it, like my sister had done the year before. Worse than fearing I would swallow it, was that my older sisters would find a way to hold me down and do the dreaded tooth-tied-to-string-attached-to-door bit. Did any of you ever experience that? Did it even work?

Along with this adorable Tooth Fairy Pouch, Mollie from Wild Olive has also come up with clever tutorials like Tinting Embroidery with Watercolor Paints, making the cutest School Merit Badges and treating yourself to this super simple and absolutely adorable Felt Arrow Necklace.

Keep reading for the full Tooth Fairy Pouch Tutorial (with Pattern) after the jump…
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Spooktacular Halloween Fun: Candy Tables, Masks, Tails and a Little Something for Pregnant Mamas

Get your Halloween party planning started with this gorgeous candy table display inspiration and tips for the best ways to decorate in the 25 Tips and Inspiration for Your Halloween Candy Table.


Make mama and baby skeleton costumes or paint your tummy to look like a pumpkin. The costumes are adorable in these 10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Mamas.


Don’t forget the essential parts to their costumes like Masks, Tails, Wings and Hats: 25 DIY Halloween Costume Essentials.

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Borderline Brilliant Contest Winner Announcement!

We know you are all dying to know who won the Borderline Brilliant Contest for a Brother PE500 Personal Embroidery System, but before we can announce we must show you the beautiful work done by our 3 runners-up…


Squirrel by Kristin. This is absolutely perfect for fall.


Bebe by Courtney. Love it for a new baby.


Bicycle Purse by Kara. To take on any adventure.

They are all so stunning! We loved how unique each entry was and wish we could be giving a Brother PE500 Personal Embroidery System to each one of you, but alas we can only give it to one wonderfully talented winner. Keep reading to find out who won the Borderline Brilliant Contest after the jump…
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Giveaway Winner: Sewn Hats by Carla Hegeman Crim


Sewn Hats is here just in time for fall. With all this cool weather heading our way making a new hat is the perfect fall project. Sewn Hats has got you covered with 35 hat patterns to choose from. In the cover image alone you can see the array of hat styles to choose from – warm winter hats, caps, even a cute 1920s cloche hat.

Check out who won a copy of Sewn Hats and see one of our two contributions to the book after the jump…

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DIY Etch-A-Sketch


Just as much as we love browsing the web for cool tutorials we love it even more when we are contacted by our fellow readers with new projects. Courtney from A Life Sustained did just that by showing us her DIY Etch-a-Sketch. With one look at this amazing tutorial we were hooked. Not to mention her posts like My Aquarian, Homecoming and Sharing Sleep tugged at our heart strings.

Something tells me we will be making a special place for this DIY Etch-a-Sketch in the diaper bag, so we will have it everywhere we go. Keep reading for the full tutorial…

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Fabric Friday

I love the vintage style of Laura Gunn, Cosmos, Cosmos Blue fabric. The colors are so bold that it would make a great accent for any sewn project. A Halloween costume, perhaps? I would definitely use them in making these beautiful bird wings.

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Laura Gunn, Cosmos, Cosmos Blue tell us what you would make with this fabric. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…

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