Sooooo we are moved! Everything went smoothly, except it looks like we are without Internet and cable until January 18! Ack! Getting a new house (new construction) hooked up for anything appears to be a long process, especially over the holidays. Needless to say there probably won’t be a lot of blog posts, but I’m going to try to post a few from my phone. They don’t save though so I have to finish them quickly so they’ll be short and sweet. Sorry! Also, I can’t move photos around so I think all the photos will be lumped together at the end, sigh. I’ll fix it when I have access to a computer with Internet.
We’ve done a couple diy baby proofing projects that I wanted to share.
First, we needed gates for our stairs and we bought some cheap ones at Walmart for $30. We didn’t want to screw into the banister thingy and for our upstairs we had to finagle things so it could be screwed into a stud. This was pretty time consuming and Daddy B did it all. I can’t explain the whole process, but check out what we did and feel free to ask questions. The cost wasn’t particularly low to do it once we accounted for all the brackets he bought. But it looks good, functions, and didn’t screw up our banister. Also, the upstairs gate is at an angle due to the stud being at a weird angle.
2nd project was a gate to go around my sewing area, seeing its down in the basement with all the toys. We used PVC pipe to build a frame, then I used snaps to hold on fabric around the frame. I used some old curtains that I didn’t want to use (too much purple). We will see if it can keep Baby G away… He mostly just stands outside and screams if I block him any other time though. He’s too mad to figure it out. Haha. Poor kid.
Also adding a few pictures from finishing up Christmas gifts. The chalkboard fabric was erasing too easy so I either made tags to snap or safety pin on using my embroidery machine, or I embroidered them directly to the bag (more for Daddy B and Baby G seeing I will reuse theirs next year).