Watermelon Baby Bib
This watermelon baby bib is just perfect for the summer season that is on it’s way! Now that I am expecting baby number three I have dreams of having a little baby girl. It’s about time this momma of two boys has a member on team pink! :) I would love to fill a room with pink, sparkles and other girly elements. Until I found out the gender in July I just enjoy making girly things for my friends who do have daughters and this watermelon bib is a huge hit. I promise, this bib comes together super quickly and is perfect as a gift for your friends with little girls.
1/4 yard of pink or red fabric
1/4 yard of green fabric
I freehanded a bib pattern for myself but if you look on Pinterest there are a ton of free templates you can download as a starting point. Some patterns use velcro, some tie in a knot, some just pull over the babies head. The options are endless. Once I cut out all the pieces I needed, which were two main pieces and one green strip for the “rind” of the watermelon and my black seeds, I assembled my watermelon bib.
Lay your green “rind” on top of the bottom of your bib. Zig zag or straight stitch your “rind” to the bib. I suggest using a zig zag stitch if you think you will be washing the bib multiple times.
Place the remaining main piece of fabric on top of your watermelon bib. Make sure the pretty sides are facing each other. Sew all the way around the bib leaving a small 3 in. – 5 in. gap at the bottom for turning.
Once you turn your bib right side out you can either hot glue or sew the opening closed. I hot glued my seeds in the middle of the bib. Feel free to add more seeds and make it look just the way you want it to. Watermelon bibs and lace bonnets are what summers are made of right? :)
Patriotic Photo Booth Printables
Hi everyone! Erin here from Strawberry Mommycakes! Today I’m sharing these really cute Fourth of July Photo props.
This is the last week of school and summer activities are quickly approaching! I’m a blogger, so I love all holidays and Fourth of July is no exception. I can’t wait for the pie, fireworks and parties! My mom always made the Fourth of July special and I want to pass that tradition on to my children.
Making memories is so important to me…but I also want to cherish and keep those memories if I can! I love photo props because it makes taking pictures fun for kids! These printables are bright, fun and the beard is just silly. My daughter got a kick out of them!
Just Download the FREE Printable (for personal use only), cut them out, then glue them to wooden dowels or brownie pop sticks. I also tied some silver ribbon around the sticks for the stars and flag. I love adding extra touches like that. That’s probably why I’m a party blogger!
I love having this picture, especially since I took it the day after she lost her first tooth. Can you tell she was really happy to get money from the tooth fairy that morning?
I think I’m even more excited for Fourth of July this year because I was in my first trimester last year. I could barely stomach the BBQ and pie…this year I’m pigging out!
What type of festivities do you have planned out this year? I’d love to hear your ideas!
For more Fourth of July Inspiration, check out my blog!
DIY marshmallow shooters
DIY marshmallow shooters -a fun kids craft for summer time!
These DIY marshmallow shooters are such a fun and easy activity for kids. They are easy to make and super inexpensive. I’m guessing you have most of the supplies at home. You could even use pom poms instead of marshmallows if you don’t want to find marshmallows hidden around the house. ;)
I found this idea in the book “Smart School House Crafts for Kids” by Kelly Dixon of Smart School House. I just adore Kelly’s blog and her new book! You can find it on Amazon here. Kelly has tons of great ideas inside for crafts to do with kids year-round. I decided to try out these marshmallow shooters since I had all the supplies on hand and knew my kids would love them. Here’s what you’ll need to make them.
- rubber bands or tape
- plastic cups (9 oz. size)
- sharp knife/scissors (such as an X-ACTO knife or box cutter)
- mini marshmallows
- Cut the balloons in half. Discard the rounded end and tie the leftover piece in a knot.
- Use a knife or sharp scissors to make a hole in the bottom of each cup. It needs to be large enough for the marshmallow to rest in it when the cup is turned sideways.
- Slide the open end of the balloon over the bottom of the cup. Secure with a rubber band or tape.
- Place a mini marshmallow in the hole in the bottom of each cup.
- Use one hand to hold the cup and the other hand to pull back on the balloon tie. Launch away!
Looking for more activities to do with the kids this summer? You’ll love these too:
Link Party Palooza #93
Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week! I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back on Sunday afternoon to see if you were featured! :D
If your home needs some more summer decor, check out the tutorial for these cute Watercolor Fruit Prints from Grow Creative. They are so simple and beautiful!
This Strawberry Shortcake recipe from Swanky Recipes looks so delicious. It would be perfect to bring to your next BBQ!
Here are some favorites from I Heart Naptime this week:
Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies by Alicia of The Baker Upstairs for I Heart Naptime
Cinnamon rolls + cookies = genius, right? I absolutely love cinnamon rolls, but for some reason they are one of those things that I struggle a lot with making. Plus they feel like so much work! I adore sugar cookies, and decided to try a combination of the two. The result was a rich, soft, cinnamony sugar cookie topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting and a little sprinkle of cinnamon. They are to die for!
I had seen some similar cookies on Pinterest a while ago, but thought it would be fun to see if I could adapt my favorite soft sugar cookie recipe to make a cinnamon version. The result was perfect! I’m kind of amazed at how just a few little tweaks can make such a big difference in the flavor of the cookie. These are a new favorite with my whole family, and the batch I made was gone within 24 hours. Yum!
Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies
for the cookies:
1 cup (8 ounces) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
for the frosting:
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 tablespoons (4 ounces) butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 teaspoons milk or cream (as needed)
additional cinnamon, for sprinkling
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla, and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and mix until a firm dough forms. Chill 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400. Roll the dough into one inch balls and place on baking sheets lined with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray. Flatten each ball slightly with your hand or with a drinking glass to be about 1/3-1/2 inch thick. Bake 8-10 minutes or until the bottom edges are just slightly golden brown. Remove and let cool before frosting.
To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add the vanilla and milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Beat until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cookies in a spiral shape and sprinkle with cinnamon.