Fluffy Black Friday! Get your fluffy fix now!

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If you're looking for deals on cloth diapers, now is the time to shop! Kelly's Closet has all the deals you need on your favorite brands and the freebies, giveaways and discounts are amazing!

Kelly's Closet will have 10%-50% off some of your favorite brands and the first 200 orders over $24.99 will receive FREE GIFTS!

Only on Black Friday
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All orders placed on Friday will enter you into the Gobble, Gobble, Ho Ho Giveaway Extravaganza!

What are you shopping for this weekend?

As you shop using the links on my site, you are helping to fund our adoption! Thank you for your support!


Our Adoption Profile Book

One of the hardest parts things we've had to do so far in our adoption journey is create a profile book. This book will be shown to birth parents. This will be how they choose the family that is right for them and their child. Picking and choosing the pictures and writing the words was not an easy task! And while the internet can be an amazing resource, there weren't really any templates out there on how to do this. We found this blog post very helpful and used it as a guideline to create our own profile book. I have uploaded the pages of our profile book below. Hopefully what we have done can be helpful to another family that doesn't know where to start.

This week I'll be dropping four copies of our book to our adoption agency. One copy will stay in our local office, two other copies will go to the other offices in our state. The fourth book will be available to send out of state to anyone that requests to view it after they view our online profile (yet to be completed).

Our home study is almost complete! The report is written and within the next week, we should have everything signed off! We'll be writing a big check to make everything official and then we WAIT! This is huge! I'll be sure to update when we are officially on the list!


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Thank you for following our journey and for your prayers! 


DIY Crib Drawer {FREE PLANS}

Last week we completed our home study and are in the waiting stage! Our social worker has to complete a report on us and once that's approved, we are officially a waiting family! That should take a couple weeks! We'll let you know when everything is official! If you're new to the blog, read about our adoption here!

While we wait, we've been getting the nursery together little by little! Our last crib had a drawer underneath it which was really handy for storage. The crib we are using this time doesn't have that feature, so we got handy and built one ourselves! It was super easy to build and we were able to do it in one afternoon. It was also, super affordable, less than $50!

The crib is the Davinci Jenny Lind in Lagoon. The pictures posted here are an accurate representation of the color. The color on Amazon is not the color that the crib actually is!

We purchased paint from Sherwin Williams that we had custom matched. I just took in the toddler rail and they mixed up the perfect color!

We currently have part of our cloth diapers stored in the drawer. This is a great solution for people who like to change diapers on the floor, but I'm more of a changing table fan. We are on the hunt for a dresser to use for a changing table. Once that is found, I will probably take out the diapers and store blankets and other random things in here.

For those of you curious about the cloth diaper storage, there are about 75 pockets, AIOs, and covers...about 2 dozen prefolds...about 3 dozen flats...and about a dozen or so AI2 inserts. This drawer holds a ton!

Find the plans to build your own drawer on the Raleigh Moms Blog!


Fall Pumpkin Party!

With the adoption process taking up so much of our time these days, we decided we needed to have a little fun and let our 4 year old know that we hadn't forgotten about him! So we invited some friends over for a Pumpkin Palooza Party!

I must be crazy because I planned this party the same week that our adoption home visit was to take place. I wanted to do a deep clean before the social worker came, but first we had to make a huge mess with lots of kids and pumpkin guts!

Before the party, I stocked up on lots of pumpkins for carving, cleaned the house up for our guests, and whipped up some delicious snacks for everyone!

The Menu:
Mummy Hot Dogs
Spooky Jello Jigglers
Chips and dip
Caramel Apple Bites
Brownies and cookies
Halloween Punch

When everyone arrived, we enjoyed our party food! The kids loved the themed snacks and what's a party without a yummy punch? Then, we left the mess inside and headed outside carve the pumpkins!

Tip! If you want to host a pumpkin carving party with lots of kids, be sure to have lots of adults to help too! 

The kids loved picking out their designs and getting messy with the pumpkin guts! Okay, so not everyone loved the pumpkin guts. I pretty much did all the work for my 4 year old, but we still had fun!

Once the pumpkins were carved and the food was devoured, it was time for clean up! Thanks to Mr. Clean Concentrated Clean, it took me no time to get my house back in normal shape so I could focus on my deep clean for the home visit. I spent the rest of the week scrubbing baseboards. In the 4 years we've lived here, I've never scrubbed them...gross! But Mr. Clean made it easy and almost effortless!

Win it!
Mr. Clean would like to give you the chance to win a Fall Party Package! In the box, you'll find:

  • Holiday Hosting Tip Sheet
  • Pumpkin Carving and decorating supplies
  • Messy Fall Recipes
  • Mr. Clean Concentrated Cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Pumpkin Tureen with ladle
To win, enter on my Facebook page! You must be local to the Raleigh, NC area to win. Giveaway ends Wednesday, October 28th at 9:00 pm ET. 

Thanks Mr. Clean for such a great party with friends and for a spotless house! 

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