New Items at Sweetie Pie!!!
Friday, August 29, 2008
It's that time again for the fall season and Sweetie Pie has new items!! Check out new bodysuits and bibs for boys and girls by Sage Creek Naturals! You are sure to find something that will look perfect on your little prince or princess.. Shop now at www.sweetiepiebaby.com to find other fabulous organic and natural products at reasonable prices!!





Like this beautiful blue bodysuit for little boys featuring a dancing bear.



















Or this this trendy pink bodysuit for little girls featuring a dancing bunny.
 
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Eco-Project Friday!!!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Here is a fun organic food project I did with my kids.

Do your kids like applesauce? Well teach them how to make organic homemade applesauce for next to nothing.

1. Go to your local farmer's market or grocery store and buy a bag of organic apples.
2. Boil about 2 cups of water in a pot.
3. While your water is boiling, cut several apples into quarters pieces.
4. Place the apples in the boiling water for about 5 minutes or until they are a little tender.
5. Place the apples in a blender with about a teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 cup of water.
6. Puree the apples in the blender until smooth.
7. Taste, add sugar or water depending on your desired consistency.
8. Eat up until your taste buds are satisfied!
 
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New Print from Cotton Monkey!
Thursday, July 3, 2008

This week, Sweetie Pie is featuring a new print from organic bedding and gift designer, Cotton Monkey. This "Casablanca" print is trendy and fashionable and the perfect decor for a contemporary nursery. Also featured in this print is the adorable and soft "Monkey Gear" gift sets and the oh so plush hooded towels pictured below.

 
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Eco-Project Friday!!!

Today's Eco-Friendly craft is brought to you by www.MarthaStewart.com

These lovely notebooks are a fun activity for the whole family and a great way to recycle paper, which can make a big difference for the environment.

Tools and Materials
25 sheets of scrap paper
Paper cutter
2 pieces of 8 1/2-by-11-inch card stock
2 binder clips
Ruler
Pencil
Stapler
12-by-12-inch decorative craft paper
Bone folder
Double-sided tape

Recycled Notebook How-To
1. Count out 25 sheets of scrap paper. Organize all written text facing up and in same direction. Cut sheets of scrap paper in half, 5 sheets at a time, using a paper cutter.

2. Cut 2 pieces of card stock in half with the paper cutter. Sandwich cut sheets between 2 pieces of card stock. Make sure all the paper is aligned, and then secure sheets to card stock with 2 binder clips on the left side of the notebook.

3. Using a pencil and a ruler, draw a line from top to bottom, 1/8 inch in from the left edge as a guideline for the staples. Staple down on the guideline.
Tip: If you're creating recycled notebooks in bulk, it's faster to staple both sides -- creating 2 books for each 25 sheets of 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper -- and then get the paper cut in half at a copy store that has a heavy-duty paper cutter.

4. Cut decorative craft paper to 8 5/8 inches wide. Fold paper in half with bone folder. Press a stapled-together stack of 25 sheets of scrap paper and card stock against the middle of the decorative craft paper to create a book spine. Use double-sided tape to secure decorative paper to card stock.

5. Trim edge of cover for neatness and fit: With ruler and bone folder, score about 1/2 inch in from spine; fold to create finished notebook shape. Excess decorative paper can be used as a matching bookmark.

Resources
The supplies used to make these recycled notebooks can be found at your local crafts store. Special thanks to PaperPro for giving Prodigy Staplers to our studio audience. For more eco-friendly ideas, visit MyCommitment.org.
 
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Recycle Recycle Recycle
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Did you know that every person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day? Doesn’t seem like a lot? Well multiply four pounds of garbage for every person living in this world and the number is astonishing. How can we reduce the amount of garbage filling up our landfills? Recycle, Recycle, Recycle! It is so important to recycle as much of your trash as possible. Items such as paper, aluminum cans, newspaper, and cardboard boxes should never make their way into your trash cans.If your area lacks a recycling program, take the initiative to set-up your own recycling system.





Get this laundry sorter ($69) at www.target.com.

1. Designate an area in your home to set-up your recyclable bins

2. Purchase a couple of storage bins or a linen laundry separator to store your recyclable items

3. Get the information on your local recycling center or dump site.

4. Get into the habit of putting items in your recycling station instead of the trash can.

5. After a week or two (or whenever your recycling center becomes full), take the kids on a trip to your local recycling center.

6. Enjoy your small contribution to a greener earth!!!!

 
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Eco-Project Friday!!! (Make play clay)
Friday, June 13, 2008
I have an interesting and fun project for you this Friday. Who ever knew that dryer lint from the laundry was recyclabe? Well, it most certainly is. Try this clay recipe using the dryer lint from your laundry and be amazed at the results!!

Mix 3 cups of dryer lint, 2 cups of water, and 1 cup of flour in a saucepan. Then add 1/8 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Mix over low heat until mixture is smooth and binds together. Use the clay to create sculptures or use different molds to make different designs. Sit your art piece out to dry for 3-7 days. When completely dry, paint your piece different colors.

Have Fun!!!!
 
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Enter to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Sweetie Pie
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sweetie Pie is being featured at "A Frog in my Soup" online product review site. Froggy reviews features fabulous products and boutiques from all over. Read our review here and find out more details on how to win a $25.00 gift certificate from Sweetie Pie!

Good Luck!
 
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