Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spring has Sprung!

Wow, it's been a while. Sorry about that, I've been quite busy. In all the commotion, spring has finally arrived! I, for one, am happy. The winter has been a very long, and snowy one. It's nice to start seeing some green again outside. I'm especially excited for the tulips to be popping up!

So, what have I been so busy with lately? Lots. The biggest one being the Great Cloth Diaper Change put forth by the Real Diaper Association. This is an event to help raise awareness of cloth diapering while trying to break a Guinness World Record by changing babies into cloth diapers.  This year, the event was held on April 26th. I was one of the organizers, which seemed to take up most of my time. Although, we didn't qualify to count towards the official world record breaking numbers (there needs to be a minimum of 25 participants, we had 14), we still had a great time.  I can't wait to do it all again next year!
Just before the change.
The change!
After the change.

I've also been working on a few birthday gifts. One for my sister-in-law, who was out of town on her birthday. That bought me some extra time. I made her a headband that I found on this crochet website: Gleeful Things. The site has some great patterns available, some for purchase and a few for free! I especially love the the Gumdrop Slouchy Hat which may very well be my next crochet project.

Both my sister and niece's birthdays came and went as well. I made something adorable for my niece but will have to post it later. She has not received the gift yet, so stay tuned.

My husband and I decided to change things up in lil' Sprout's room. We were thinking bunk beds. This is still a work in progress. Once it is finished though, I will have a full write up and tons of photos to go along with it. In the meantime, you can check out our inspiration here.

Last, but not least, my craft room is still under construction. It seems to be an ongoing saga. I can't wait for it to be completed and for all my crafty things to have a home.

We have lots of outside chores to do this year too. I attempted a garden in the backyard last spring, but I found out the hard way that it was in a low spot of our yard. With all the rain we had last summer nothing grew :( I was so discouraged to have a huge mud pit in the backyard, but my husband suggested we build up the garden. So that project is on the to-do list. We also have to finish staining our deck (again, too much rain last summer made it hard to find time to finish staining). We scored a paint sprayer on our yard saling expedition this past weekend which should help speed up the staining.

Speaking of yard sales, that is something we absolutely love scouring once the cold, icy winter melts away. There is nothing better than finding treasures for a steal of a deal. When I was a kid, we used to go yard saling almost every weekend. It certainly has helped me with my negotiating skills, thanks mom :)

So tell me, now that the nice weather is here, what are some of your favourite activities?


  1. We just love getting outside and hitting up the parks - sometimes twice in one day! It's really nice to not have to suit up a toddler in a million things before going outside. Now, I just have to remember the sunscreen!

    1. I was just thinking about this the other day. What's less annoying, throwing on a bunch of layers and heavy coats, snowpants, touque, mitts etc. or slapping on sloppy sunscreen about a hour before you head outside and then having to remember to potentially reapply throughout the day?

  2. Eating outside! We love picnics and fishing expeditions. The weather was so nice yesterday we were actually able to have supper on the back porch. And I love the headband!!!

    1. Oh! I love eating outside too. We still need to take our patio chairs out of storage. Guess that's another task for the to-do list!