How To Shop: Thirty-One Fall Catalog

by How To Mommy on 09.04.13

Thirty-One is back with their new fall catalog, and the “best really is yet to come.”

I absolutely love the 24 new prints and 26 new styles.

And the shopping gets easier still!  They bundle their items for you so you know exactly what works for you.

  

  

 

If you’re interested in any of these bundles, or any other product in our catalog, just let me know!

Which bundle is your favorite?

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How To Get Stains Out

by How To Mommy on 03.01.13

20130301-094238.jpgI am terrible at laundry. There, I said it!

I don’t know what it is about physically folding and putting away laundry, but it takes me days!

Sometimes it takes me days to get started too….which isn’t great for stains!

Luckily I learned some really great tips this morning for stain removal of really common stains with household items!

How To Remove Laundry Stainss

  • Hydrogen Peroxide and Lemon - These items act as natural bleach.
  • Hand Sanitizer- The sanitizer with alcohol removes coffee stains.
  • Aspirin – Crush 3-4 aspirin in a bowl of water and soak stubborn antiperspirant arm pit stains over night and the stain will lift.
  • Vodka – Vodka will help get out lipstick stains.

Aren’t those great tips? What are your best stain removal tricks?

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How To Take Good Newborn Photos

by How To Mommy on 02.28.13

In the last two weeks, two of my very good friends have had babies.

I was fortunate enough to get to capture their newborn photos when they were less than a week old.

Before heading to the shoots, I had to compile a little research so I’d get the best results!

How To Take Good Newborn Photos

  • Keep the Baby Warm - The womb is very noisy so having white noise where you shoot may help keep the baby asleep.
  • Full Baby Equals a Happy Baby - Have mom nurse the baby right before the shoot, or even as soon as you arrive.
  • Keep Them Awake Before the Shoot – Ask parents to keep the baby awake for 1 to 2 hours before the shoot so their sure to be sleepy when you need them to be.
  • Get Them Young  - It’s best to shoot babies before 14 days old.
  • Focus on the Angles
    • Get Down Low - one key to many natural baby shots is to get down on their level.
    • Close Ups – another way to improve the angles and make your shots seem more intimate is to get in close by either physically moving in or by using a longer focal lengths.
  • Take Your Time - Newborn shoots can be very time consuming so plan on at least two or three hours.
  • Stay Calm and Relaxed - Babies can pick up on your energy, so make sure not to be anxious or nervous.  Have fun!

I was really happy with how the pictures turned out!

What are your best tips?

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I’ve mentioned before how much I love the Toddler Tidbits class at my local grocery store.  The dietitian, Amanda, is fabulous! This month’s class was all about added sugars and of course, some fun and healthy Halloween treats. Sugar is often times hidden in many of the foods we eat on a daily basis in […]

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How To Spread Cheer: Tiny Prints Holiday Card Giveaway

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It’s my favorite time of year!  Not only is the weather getting cooler and the leaves are changing, but the holidays are right around the corner! I have a December birthday too, so it’s even an extra special time for me! One of my favorite things about the season is sending and receiving holiday cards. […]

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How To Avoid Catching a Cold

10.16.2012

It’s that gorgeous time of year where the leaves are falling, the weather is getting nice and cool, and every other person you run into is sniffling and sneezing. Little Miss R has caught her first cold of the season and was heartbroken when we told her tonight that there was no medicine to make […]

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Hi

10.01.2012

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few months.  I needed to take some time to give my full attention to my two at-home jobs.  Not to mention, the end of summer and beginning of fall are a busy time for my family! I hope to be back to blogging soon.  How’ve you all been?

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How To Hop: Babies and Pets

07.30.2012

Is anything cuter than your precious babies cuddled up with your pets? Melissa at Growing Up Geeky and Caroline at Aidan …with EOS don’t think so either. I’m linking up with them this week to share adorable pictures of Little Miss R and our puppies.  Apparently I never take any pictures of Baby O with […]

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How To Cook: Meal Planning Mondays

07.29.2012

I leave town in the middle of this week and my mother-in-law is coming in town to help my husband with the girls. I thought it would be nice of me to not only plan the menu for them, but cook the meals ahead of time as well. Here’s what they can expect for dinner […]

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