Come Visit the NEW Baby Dust Boutique + SALE!

Hello readers!  Thanks so much for always visiting my blog and saying hi through the years!

If you’ll remember I started an Etsy shop a few years ago with stuffed animals and some baby items.  It was fun but never really went anywhere.  This year one of my new year’s resolutions was to be a stronger voice for infertility.

Hmmm, maybe these two things could go together?  I’d always wanted mother’s jewelry that honored my kids’ unique entry into this world.  My IVF miracle and Snowflake babies!  Out of this the NEW and IMPROVED Baby Dust Boutique was born!

I have all things Infertility, IVF baby, and Pregnancy After Infertility related.  Most importantly I have mother’s jewelry with a twist for alternative family building!

Get a good luck vial of baby dust.

Or a greeting card for an infertile friend (they are so funny!)

Or a mother’s necklace with a snowflake for your FET babies or a ribbon for your rainbow baby.

Check out some of the great stuff:


Best yet, to thank everyone for checking out my new shop I’m offering

20% off EVERYTHING- no code needed, everything is already marked down

now through Saturday! Think about Mother’s Day which seems SO FAR off but is really right around the corner! Most items are custom so order early!


HUGE Giveaway! Enter TODAY ONLY!

My life has been such a whirlwind lately that I’m horribly behind on all things blog.  I have to take this VERY late opportunity to tell you about a GINORMOUS giveaway that I’m a part of over at Mommy Wants to Read!  She has several awesome prize packages.  I’m included in Package B here – Harvest Baby with wonderful fall-themed baby items. Her blog makes entries so easy too.  It is only open through 10/24 (that’s TOMORROW!) so (sorry for the short notice, but) go enter!

I’m giving away two items:

FrankenButt Pants

Candy Corn Trick or Treat Bag

Friday Find – Autumn Splendor

Tutorial of the Week:

I love this time of year in Ohio.  The world just explodes with bright colors.  This is the first year that Aellyn is really understanding “Fall”.  She was on a walk with Daddy at the beginning of September when the first leaves fall but they are still green.  She said “Look Daddy!  Leaf fall down!”  lol.  I thought, oh girl, just you wait!  This year she’s talking about halloween and going to the pumpkin patch and just wait till you see her costume (of course you can get a preview at my shop!)

Check out V and Co.’s great tutorial on making Wax Paper and Crayon Fall Leaves.  Take a nature walk and pick the best with your little one and then make the leaves together.  We went on a short one the other day with Aellyn’s new Nature Walk Collection Bag!  I made this out of eco-felt and I needle felted the leaf applique.  It is $12.e said “look Daddy!  Leaf fall down.”  I just thought…oh you wait, honey.  It gets better than this!

Blast Out Friday Team Featured Items!

*SALE* Shops marked with ** are having a sale of 20% off everything in the store not just the items pictured!  Such a great group of women to be working with!  Buying handmade this Christmas is going to be easy!  Er, well actually, picking just one thing will be hard!

1) *Blue Eyed Blessings* – Pink & Brown Polka Dotted HAND WEAVED Headband with Hair Bow (3 in 1 bow) – Your little blessing will look adorable in this verstile headband/hair bow/combo set!!

2) *Beautiful Swag Store* -Just don’t sing the christmas carol wear it as well.
Perfect for everyday or for the gym sweating it out.

3) Caprica Accessories – Kawaii japanese onigiri phone charm!

4) Kindred Scents Candles- Just in time for the holidays Cinnamon Styx Soy
5) *Baby Dust Boutique* (that’s me!) – Children’s Viking Hat with Braids great for Halloween and warmth all winter!

6) The Blue Lantern – Christmas Bath Pouf –
Perfect for using with shower gels.
Makes a great gift!

7) Goodies By Greiner: Thank YoU! What a great pair of cards for saying “Thank You” this fall! Wonderful fall colors and just handy enough to use all year through!

8 ) Adri’s Adorables – Your friends will marvel at your adorable little one whenever they wear this reversible snap bib!

9) Simply Shop|323 – Think OOAK! Fun Violeta Floral Chain-Ribbon use coupon code 15off / 15%off!

Friday Finds! DIY Bathtub Paints, Monster Slippers, and more


I spend an inordinate amount of time each day on two sites:  Pinterest and Etsy.  And this isn’t because I recently opened my own shop.  I’ve always loved to drool over DIY tutorials, beautiful art, and eco-friendly and handmade products – often by fellow moms!  I’ve decided to recap some of my favorite things of the week and share some items from a group of friends who also create beautiful items.  I hope it gives you something to browse, try, or buy.

Feel free to link to your favorite things in the comments!

Do It Yourself of the Week:

How To Make Bathtub Puffy Paint

This is a great project that you can have kids help make and then, of course, they’ll love using the paints.  I love the vibrant colors!  This is made with soap – which is great because it cleans while they play but I’d also caution you for kids with sensitive skin and kids too young to understand the need to avoid their eyes.  Aellyn understands now (it only takes once) so these work great for her.

As you know I don’t wash my children with soap, just water.  But, I don’t mind this easy to clean off  stuff.  Give it a try!

My Favorite Etsy Items This Week:

Here are my 3 favorite eco-friendly items this week from Etsy!

I love the car shape on these Recycled Crayons –

I LOVE these!  So cute and also an easy mini-costume for baby.  Baby Bear Slippers – Fuzzy Mocha with Dark Claws –


The Fairy Doors  in this shop are each so unique.  Really every kids room should have a fairy door! –

Other Goodies!

I’m part of a group called Blast Out Friday that, each Friday, features fellow crafters favorite items.  Look at some of these cute things!  Some great Autumn themes too.

1) Caprica Accessories – Barbie pink, lollypop glitter ring! Have some fun with your accessories!

2) Felt Dress Up Doll Play Mat – quiet and portable imaginative

3) A Party Studio- Superman personalized hang tags. Perfect for your little superhero’s party favors!

4) Beautiful swag Store-Polka Dots and Stitches Bows perfect for putting in pig

5) Blue Eyed Blessings – Red, White & Blue HAND WEAVED Headband with Hair Bow (3 in 1 bow) – You get THREE hair bows in ONE!!

6) Kindred Scents Soy Candles- Just in time for Autumn…Pumkin Pie Spice Soy Tart Melts.

7) Goodies By Greiner-In need of a simple “FALL HANGING” then you’ll love this 8 x 10 canvas sign! It’s ready to go, just in time for your fall decor!

8) Pedaling Designs – Kid’s Personlized Stationary for you little Fisherman! A personalized gift is always a perfect gift!

9) EllaBugInspired- Halloween Tutu and Headband Set for your Little Bug!

10) bebowutiful: Halloween will be here before you know it! Complete your outfit with this bow!

11) The Blue Lantern: Get your baby ready for football season with this adorable football hat!