Just before heading out, pack your favorite chili recipe into mason jars or jam jars, wrap twine and disposable spoons around them and pack them inside of a thermal cooler to keep them warm. Once you arrive to the stadium, present the chili to your guests on a tiered tray.
Do bohemian babies dream of macramé mobiles? I can’t say, but I’d like to think so. If you’re going for a casual, global vibe, a macramé mobile is a must-have. A neutral-hued variety, like this one crafted by The Forest Fern, can be kept and used in future nurseries, no matter the baby’s gender.
Superlight SpareOne is an emergency mobile phone that never needs charging. It’s powered by a single AA battery and holds a charge for 15 years. A large button allows for one-touch dialing to 911, while a panic siren and SOS torchlight can help rescuers find you.
You could magically shrink your fingers so you can type on a tiny device, but it’s probably easier to get a Universal Mobile Keyboard. It connects via Bluetooth; just set your iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows device in the stand and start typing.
Photography goes next level when you have better lenses for your camera. Pop these Olloclip attachable lens onto iPhone, iPad and some Android models and achieve fisheye, wide-angle and macro effects heretofore unknown.
Bring a bit of fall into your nursery, or any room that needs a touch of autumn hanging from the ceiling. Use your favorite fall colors to paint thick pieces of paper with washes of watercolor. Use lots of water and let the colors mix together. Once dry, cut leaf shapes out of the paper and poke a hole at one end. Find a beautiful branch and hang the leaves from it with varying lengths of thread. Hang your branch and let the leaves turn in the breeze.
Outfit a large woven basket with wrapping paper, ribbon and name tags, then take it from room to room as needed, or simply leave it by the tree until it's time to start wrapping your next round of gifts.
Add a little whimsy to your child's space and create a handmade mobile. Birds, butterflies and geometric shapes are currently the most common mobile designs on the market. Make your mobile from a simple quilt hoop, fishing wire and fabric, or cut the shape you desire from simple cardstock. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com
First, attach rope to three or four evenly spaced points along the wreath. Depending on how low the wreath is meant to hang, cut the rope to size, then attach to the ceiling or outside beam. Add decoration around the top of the wreath and suspend embellishments from the bottom for a layered effect.