We are slowly going zero-waste in the Henry Home. It’s been a slow journey but we try to make cuts on disposable items where we can in our home. Awhile ago, I blogged about the reusable napkins I made out of upcycled bed linen. Ever since then, I knew I wanted to try to make unpaper towels. Fast forward to a year later when I am 9 months pregnant and frantically trying to finish all my sewing projects, I present to you DIY Unpaper Towels!
Ideally, you can use old scraps of fabrics (old cotton t-shirts, flannel bed sheets, old towels, etc.) you have lying around. Or you can thrift some fabrics from old linen. However, I went a little overboard when I found out I was pregnant and bought a bunch of flannel fabric for the baby. I made a bunch of cloth wipes for the baby since we will be cloth diapering but still had some left over flannel. I figured this would be a good time to work on some unpaper towels and use up my supply of flannel. (more…)
I’ve been wanting a pouf for the home before baby came, but the more I looked around I realized that they were expensive. Most ranged over the $70 mark and that was definitely out of budget for me. In the end, I decided it wasn’t necessary to have one. But! I found this blog post: How to Make a Fabric Pouf Ottoman
I decided to give it a try. Note, these patterns and ideas weren’t mine but those from the author of the blog post. I’m thankful I was able to find this tutorial because I hadn’t realized how easy it was to make. (more…)
I wanted to make something special for baby…let’s be honest, there are a ton of items both Russell and I want to make for baby. We’re currently on hardcore nesting mode. This involved us blocking off days on our calendar because we hadn’t realized how fast our days filled up when we kept saying yes to things. So for our sanity, we’re buckling down and spending more time at home to get it ready for Baby Henry.
One of the projects I took on – and more importantly, finished – is a baby mobile! I honestly did not know how this was going to go. Also, I had already been gifted a musical, rotating mobile by my sis-in-law since she had an extra one. The fancy one is actually on the crib but the one I made is hanging in our room. I love it. I’m hoping baby Henry will like to stare up at it when I breast feed him in our room.
Hello! We love Christmas over here at the Henry Home so I decided to dedicate a post on our Christmas decor. Now, this post will mostly focus on our tree since I haven’t gone full-blown Christmas decorating. This is because of my pregnancy and how the thought of this baby being born in March just consumes our minds. For the first time ever, seasonal home decor have taken a back seat. But it’s all good – we were still able to get a few decorations out. (more…)
I finally wrapped all the presents left and put them under the tree. There were only a few presents to wrap and most of them were for Russell. I can’t believe Christmas is only a few days away!
I wrote about this in a previous post, but this year Russ and I took the approach of using up what we already had on hand instead of going out to buy more Christmas wrapping paper, ribbon, and tags. I love doing this because it forces you to be more creative. Plus, it goes with the minimalist lifestyle and almost (but not quite) zero waste. (more…)