Munch-Can Phones

There is just something awesome about the classics in toddler fun.  I have always wanted to do tin can phones with my littles, but was worried about BPA lining and possible sharp edges.   My little just adores the brocolli, kale and chedder variety of Happy Family-Munchies. I love that they are organic, minimally processed and responsibly packaged. That's when it hit me. Why not use two of my many empty munchie canisters and make a munch-can phone!  It was super simple.

1-2-3 Munch-Can Phone

1. Pop the lid off of two empty muchie canisters.

2. Use a Hammer and Nail to punch a neat hole in the bottom of the canister.

3. Connect the two canisters by pulling a piece of yarn through each hole and securing with a thick knot.

That's All Folks!  The sound is awesome!!  One note, my first go round I made the yarn between a bit to long.  For tin can style phones to work best you need to keep the yarn taught.  My littles kept getting so excited they would run toward each other, lessening the sound quality.  So at nap time I shortened the lenght of the yarn.  :)

Charlie's Little Ark

For my first post back from maternity leave I had to share one of my favorite new finds!!    My little peek-a-pooh featured for the first time above is enjoying some tummy time on his new minky blanket made by Charlie's Little ArkCharlie's Little Ark is an awesome new mom owned business on etsy.  You can find all sorts of fantastic, hand made items for baby.  

We have an adorable diaper clutch and the minky blanket featered above.  There is so much to love about these products.  They are adorable, durable, and made with love by a mom!  First and foremost, the quality is outstanding.  The minky blanket was a fast favorite with my little one.  The texture of the minky side is soft against the skin during nap time but also has fun little bumps that are great fun to explore during tummy time!  The exciting, modern print on the reverse side of the blanket is visually stimulating and apparently terrific to chew on!  :)  The diaper clutch is equally impressive.  It is very well put together, adorable and easy to clean! And we all know cleanability is a must when you are on diaper duty!!

When you recieve your products you also receive a heartfelt Thank You note from the mom and maker of all of the Charlie's Little Ark products.  In the note she expresses her gratitude for you helping to keep alive the memory of her precious little baby boy Charlie.  So you see, Charlie's Little Ark not only provides terrific products; but also, celebrates the beautiful life of a precious one gone to soon and the boundless love of a mother.  Take a peek at her shop she is constantly adding new products and patterns that keep me wanting more!!  You can also keep in touch with her by liking the Charlie's Little Ark Facebook Page!!


The Wasting Nothing Philosophy

Playing, cooking, reading, exploring, loving, laughing, and making a mess with your little one is NEVER a waste of time! It is priority one! It's not just about getting to know your little one. It's about letting your little one get to know you!