Archive for July, 2008

DIY Bandana Pants

Blue Yonder Bandana Pants

So far, the DIY Parenting and the Fun Things To Do with your Kids (see links in sidebar) posts seem to be drawing the most attention. In order to keep our growing number of readers happy, we sought out to find one of the brightest, most creative projects yet and we are pleased to present you with Blue Yonder’s DIY Bandana Pants! Not only are these kids shorts adorable, but they’re also easy to make and the perfect outfit for summer.

Now for the fun part, let’s all run out and make a few pairs of these killer shorts. Shoot, we may as well outfit the whole neighborhood in them. Get as many going as you can and then send us photo’s of your Bandana Pants Gang. If we get any takers, we may just have to make a contest out of this one… stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, send your photos to kidsstuffworld @ gmail dot com. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Bandana Pants

A little background info on Stefani:
We stumbled onto Stefani’s site, Blue Yonder recently and no kidding have had trouble pulling ourselves away to get to work in the morning. This mother has it all, she’s smart, she’s funny, she’s creative, she’s wholesome, she’s crafty, and just down right entertaining. Not to mention one of the first lucky lady’s to be featured at Kids ~ Stuff ~ World. Who knows, maybe if we’re lucky we will be able to chat with her soon. {Hope you’re reading this Stefani, cause if you’re willing we’d love to do a post entirely about you}

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July 28, 2008 at 8:26 pm 2 comments

Ways To Save …. Calories

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to cut a few corners when it comes to calories. Today’s calorie saver… The Cranberry Spritzer. I have been trying to eliminate soda from my diet over the last month. For the most part, this is not really that hard. Still, when I get home from work, one of my guilty pleasures is to pop open an ice cold Cherry Pepsi. It’s been a little difficult for me to give this up until I started making myself Cranberry Spritzers instead.

8 oz. Light Cranberry Juice (40 calories)
5-6 oz. Club Soda or other carbonated water
Splash of Lime Juice

This concoction is so refreshing I hardly even miss my Cherry Pepsi. And for just a fraction of the calories, I can drink as much as I want and my waist line will still thank me in the morning.

Got a Calorie Saver you’d like to share? Email us at kidsstuffworld @ gmail dot com and let us know how you’ve managed to save a few calories without sacrificing any taste.

July 27, 2008 at 8:57 pm Leave a comment

Ten Reasons to Love… Payless

Reasons I love Payless
See more of my Reasons I love Payless list at ThisNext.

1. Silver Mary Janes 2. Vintage Wedges 3. Dress Shoes for Pants
4. Almost Converse 5. Gorgeous Wellies 6. Sunshine Sandals
7. A Fresh Take on Loafers 8. Back To School Shoes 9. Casual Summer Bag

If you haven’t been to Payless for awhile then we’re hear to tell you, you are really missing out. Payless has partnered up with some really great designers and has some really solid shoe choices. We’ve skimmed over many of the latest styles and here’s a list of Ten Reasons to Love Payless… only see nine items on the list? That’s because the 10th reason is a Kids Stuff World discount ($5 off $60 purchase) you can get just by visiting Payless.com and entering the code PSS5OFF60 when you check out.

July 27, 2008 at 8:32 pm Leave a comment

Ways to Save While Going Green – #1

Do you currently use a liquid additive in your dishwasher to help clean glass, cut grease, or prevent spots? If you do, STOP wasting your money now. Those additives cost $2-5 a pop and are doing the same things you can get by simply adding an ounce of distilled white vinegar instead. Start adding 1 oz. of vinegar to your dishwasher’s liquid compartment today and you will immediately see the difference. Squeaky clean glasses, no more greasy residue, not to mention the fact that you’re saving a few bucks and helping the environment. Go on, try it. You’ll be glad you did.

Got any other great tips on how to save $$$ while going green? We’d love to hear them, send your ideas to us at kidsstuffworld @ gmail dot com. If we post your idea, we’ll be sure to add a link to your site/blog. Submit enough ideas and we’ll feature you as well.

July 27, 2008 at 5:52 am Leave a comment

Thrift Store MuuMuu = Stylish Peasant Top

How to Create a Peasant Top from a Funky Thrift Store Muumuu – CraftStylish

For our first project in our new segment called Take Something Ordinary and Make it Extraordinary, we’d love to feature this amazing project from the Subversive Seamster. It’s a little bit funky, a little bit retro, a little eco-friendly, and a whole lot of stylish mixed into one great top. The perfect signature shirt for a modern day mom looking for ways to save a few bucks, look good at the same time, and if at all possible not damage the planet any more than it already is. Sounds like us, right? We found this project at Craft Stylish. If you’ve never been there, you should go (after your done here of course) and check out all their fantastic craft ideas.

July 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm 5 comments

Could You Use 6 Months of FREE Diapers?

We thought so. Amazon is running a special offer for all new and existing registry customers. For a limited time, if you, your friends or your family complete $750 of purchases in your registry they’ll give you six months worth of Seventh Generation diapers. Registry purchases must be made between July 1st and September 30, 2008 to qualify

Just make sure anything you buy to prepare for your baby goes on the registry. After purchasing a stroller, crib bedding, and portable crib you’ll be well on your way to free diapers. Let your shower guests know about the deal and be sure to ADD every possible item to your registry, The more people have to choose from, the more chances you have to get FREE diapers. This really is a simple offer, no hidden gimmicks. Just 6 months worth of non-toxic chlorine free diapers.

July 20, 2008 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

Crafting a Solution to Global Warming


 
Five craft- and DIY-themed online communities — CraftsterEtsyCraftZineBurdaStyle and ThriftyFun — have launched the Creativity 350 partnership and contest to draw creative energy and attention to 350.org’s goal of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide to 350 parts per million to stave off drastic climatic and planetary repercussions.

The Creativity 350 contest is actually two contests in one: A 350-themed craft contest and a 350-themed T-shirt design contest. For the craft contest, participants are invited to craft any project that creatively expresses the importance of the number 350, using any crafting technique. For the T-shirt contest, entrants may create an original T-shirt design that creatively expresses the importance of the number 350. 

Entries will be accepted from July 15 to August 15, 2008. Then the public will vote for their favorites from August 16 – August 31, 2008. Valuable craft- and green-themed prizes will be awarded to the two winners. A complete list of the prizes can be found at the contest Web site: http://www.craftster.org/350/. The winning T-shirt design will also be utilized by 350.org on t-shirts that will help the organization raise money and create awareness of its mission.

July 20, 2008 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

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