DIY | Unpaper Towels

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…)

36 & 37 Week Pregnancy Update

Hello there.

I am still pregnant. Half of me is anxious to meet this kid already and the other half is anxious about labor and delivery. In other words, I am a ball of anxiety. But underneath it all, I can’t help but feel excited to see my family grow, to watch Russell become a dad, and to take care of a child. I am going to be a mother. Oy.

I’m combining my 36 and 37 week update in this post since this picture is from 36 weeks but I am writing this while I am at 37 weeks. I can’t believe that I have been pregnant for 9 months and that this baby will be coming ANY TIME.

Below is a summary of pregnancy this past couple of weeks. (more…)

DIY | Pouf

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…)

Baby Shower!

We had our baby shower on the first Saturday of February. It was amazing and fun and exactly like how I imagined it would be. A few of my friends planned and arranged the shower – it all came out so beautifully. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Oh, before I do, I should note that these pictures were taken by one of our friends who did so voluntarily for fun and they turned out amazing.

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32 Week Pregnancy Update

There’s a baby in there

Only 8 weeks left!!! Time to FREAK OUT.

Here’s a summary of what’s happening.

Symptoms: Heartburn, not much appetite, still sore hips, peeing frequently
Cravings:  Milk, ice cream, cheese, all the dairy
How’s baby? I’m amazed by how often he hiccups.
And also, how much he dislikes it when my belly touches a hard surface (i.e. the bed, when I put down my cereal bowl on my tummy, when I press my hand down on my belly, etc.). He goes crazy and starts kicking when this happens.
Another also, he moves around a lot when Russell talks. It melts my heart.
Baby is: Size of a head of lettuce! He’s big enough that when he moves around a lot, you see waves on my belly.

 

Other than my pregnancy symptoms, here’s what went on the past week: (more…)