Category Archives: Preparing for Baby

How To: Prep a Prefold or Flat Cloth Diaper

Prepping prefolds or flats is SO simple. Prepping the diaper before you use it is absolutely essential to getting the best level of absorbency possible. If you order unbleached hemp prefolds, they still contain the natural oils of the hemp and must be washed to make them soft and absorbent. If you purchase bleached cotton prefolds, you still need to wash them to clear out any possible left over residue from their original processing and {again} add to their softness and absorbency. Washing = absorbency. Remember that. Continue reading



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Simplify Your Life: Ready for Baby

Our Simple Life Story

For quite some time now, I’ve thought about starting a series on here regarding the joy that can be found when one simplifies their life. Three years ago, Travis and I fell on severe financial hardships and were forced to reconsider our concept of happiness and satisfaction. During this humbling process where we went from a three bedroom house to a one bedroom apartment, I believe we found true happiness. Continue reading


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First Tutorial- DIY Dresser

Hey everybody,

I’ve finally added a tutorial to my Tutorials page! Travis and I refinished a dresser for Bug’s room since he’ll be sharing with his baby sister. We needed to make more room in there since a new person will be added to the room {soon we hope}, so we got rid of the old changing table that was falling apart and moved the tall and bulky dresser he was using down into my sewing room.

The dresser we found was exactly what we were looking for! Three drawers on one side for Bug’s clothes, three on the other for baby sister’s, and then three hidden in the middle for diapers and accessories that I really was never thrilled about having out in the open. It was also just the perfect height for a changing table.

Check it out!


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