nooGirl

For moms living a uniquely different sort of life. It's how we roll…

The Wonder of Usborne Books

While researching for great homeschool books I was introduced to the wonder that is Usborne! I love the books so much that I’m hosting an Usborne Book party on Fri, Oct. 22nd at 11:30am! The great thing is that I have an online e-show, so you can order books even if you can’t come to my party. Please check out my site: www.ubah.com/HOS181810 Lots of great books for kids! Check out some of my and my kids’ favorites “Ted and Friends”, “How to Draw”, “Very First Reading” and “Top 50 Best Sellers”. Also lots of science, geography, etc. Several of the Usborne books are recommed by Son Light and other living books companies so guess I’m not the only one who loves them!! If you have some Usborne books already, please post your recommendations! Thanks y’all!

Great Resource for Unit Studies and Lapbooks

A friend told me about this site a couple of weeks ago. It’s a really great source of information for homeschool moms! Take a look at their information on unit studies and lapbooks. If you’re a homeschool mom you’ll definitely fall in love with this site – will save you a ton of time in preparation so you can focus on what you do best – running your home, teaching your kids, and just living and loving  life! http://www.homeschoolshare.com/Lapbooks_at_HSS.php

Cool Science Products Online

I came upon the Steve Spangler Science site recently and fell in love with a number of their items. After researching a few different sites in search of reasonable, good quality science materials I placed an order with Steve Spangler! They are a quick turn around company with some really cool materials available. Take a look – you’ll no doubt find some interesting things for your budding  Scientists (or even yourself!!) I ordered the Baby Soda Test Tube bottles Item #: WBSB-500. For only $5.95 plus S&H I got 6 test tubes, a rack, and an activity guide! I also ordered the Fizzy Tints Color Fizzers – 100 tablets for $4.95. Let me know what you think! Or if you know of other great companies, let me know that too!

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com

Review: Thirsties Duo Wrap Cover

The Thirsties Duo Cover snap, though it is not the first cover I reach for, is very nice. I have the “honeydew” color and it is a great color and a great diaper!! I have never had any leaks with my Thirsties.

I received the “blackbird” Thirsties cover in Velcro as a gift. I love the feature of Velcro (so easy to use!) and the small size fits new babies so well! It was definitely the best fit in the early weeks of my baby’s life. Unfortunately, he will likely grow out of it by 4 1/2 months.

I would caution against using this cover until after the Umbilical Stump falls off and heals completely. I used on my 2 week old before the stump was completely off, and it actually rubbed against his stump, irritating it. This did create minor issues.

You have to check out the colors and designs on Thirsties – so cute!! A good cover for the value! Just use caution in those first 2 weeks.

Review: The Natural Baby Co. Basic Diaper Pail Liner & Laundry Wet Bag

I love my wet bag and like my pail liner. I carry my wet bag with my dirties in it while I’m out and have never had a problem with leaks inside my bag or smell. It’s small yet generous enough to carry 3-4 diapers if necessary. The colors are great and I’m happy with the material. I’ve washed it a few times and it’s held up great. I like the convenience of the drawstring as it works well when trying to get dirty diapers in with one hand!

The main negative for the pail liner is it’s size given my intended use. I bought this for the purpose of hanging over a hook. It’s not the best product for this as it is VERY BIG. I do my laundry ever other day so by the time there are 2 days worth of diapers in there it’s pretty heavy. However, even with the strain of the weight it has stayed in great shape – so it’s durable and can withstand a great deal of “pull”.

I can see it would be great for using for a pail, I just prefer to hang mine up due the set-up of my home. I do my wash in the basement so I just throw my dirty diapers into buckets going down the stairs – one for poohs, one for pees, and one for used covers that aren’t dirty but still need a wash. I then just carry the buckets to the bottom of the steps on laundry day. I can see how the Diaper Pail Liner would work great for people not having a separate basement area, and needing to carry their dirty’s a longer distance. So give this consideration and figure out what works best for you.

The large liner does come in handy when traveling with cloth. We went on a 3 day trip and used cloth all the while. As the diapers got dirty I’d toss them into my large pail bag. Even with 80-90 degree weather with the pail bag sitting in the car with dirty diapers all the while, they never got stinky one bit! So if you do plan to travel with cloth then I’d recommend this bag as it holds a lot!!

Another plus to the liner is that it is washable and does up well, which makes it easier than having to clean a bucket out. I did a ton of research before buying these products. These bags are pretty colors at a comparatively low cost. For the value, the best bags I’ve seen.

Dress & Access.

 

nooGirl Dress

 

Head Scarf

 

 

Crazy about Crazy Quilting

I discovered crazy quilting from my love of antique bed spreads and crafts. So a couple of years ago I gave it a try. Very time consuming but very enjoyable. All stockings custom made.

Crazy Quilt Stocking

nooGirl Tops

This top is made with organic lining and thread. For a lighter feel I recommend just the patchwork with no lining.

All tops custom made.

 

nooGirl Skirts

I started making patchwork skirts a couple of years ago. Store bought skirts are such a drag and oh so boring. Handmade is always more fun! If you are interested in a skirt let me know and we’ll see what we can do : ) All skirts custom made.

Back View of Patch

Blue Girl - Showing Layers

Coincidentally, I have a diaper bag that matches both Blue Girl and Patch!

Diaper Bag

Kainos

A Greek New Testament term for newness. Characterized by a creatively different sort of life.

Peter tells us that a kainos heavens and earth will be formed through a melting down and purification of the old heavens and earth (2 Peter 3). As we are a temple and a witness, may this be how we choose to live.

In the Old Testament we read: Isaiah 65

17“For behold, I create new heavens
  and a new earth,
 and the former things shall not be remembered
   or come into mind.
18But be glad and rejoice forever
   in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
   and her people to be a gladness.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem
   and be glad in my people;
 no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
   and the cry of distress.
20No more shall there be in it
   an infant who lives but a few days,
   or an old man who does not fill out his days,
for the young man shall die a hundred years old,
   and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;
   they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit;
   they shall not plant and another eat;
 for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
   and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain
    or bear children for calamity,
for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD,
   and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;
   while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
   the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
   and dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt or destroy
   in all my holy mountain,”

         says the LORD.