10 Creative Uses for Peeps

creative-uses-for-peepsPeeps are freaking adorable. There is no denying their cuteness, but who actually eats them? The giant chocolate bunny was always the star, while the Peeps ended up stale at the bottom of my Easter basket. So what other creative uses for Peeps could I try?

My co-worker told me about this center-piece she made using Peeps, so that got me thinking. Since I don’t really like eating them, what else can you do with Peeps? I was surprised by just how many fun ideas are out there. Here are my favorites:

10 Creative Uses for Peeps

  1.  Pink Peep Inspired Cocktail
  2.  Peeps Sunflower Cake
  3.  Peeps Place Cards
  4.  Peek A Book Peeps Cookies
  5.  Peep Pops
  6.  Peeps Garland
  7.  Peeps Straws
  8.  Peeps S’mores
  9.  Peeps Center Piece
  10.  Peeps Rice Crispy Treats

Are you a Peeps fan? Do you have other creative uses for Peeps? I’d love to hear about them!

 

 

Etsy Gifts for New Moms

etsy-gifts-for-new-momsI recently met a new baby bib designer on Instagram. We got to talking about her new business and Etsy shop. After learning about her fledgling business, I started poking around on Etsy. I quickly learned there are tons of really talented designers, creators and crafters on Etsy.

I bought a few things on Etsy awhile back, but I never spent much time on the site. As a new mom, I received a lot of really cute gifts from my friends and family. I’m at the age where a lot of my friends are having their own kids too. When I buy gifts, I like them to be personal and unique. Etsy is the perfect place to find special gifts. Here are eight Etsy gifts for new moms that I absolutely love.

  1. Nursing Scarf
  2. Diaper Bag
  3. Blanket and Swaddle Wrap
  4. Montessori Gift Set
  5. Baby Headband
  6. Knot Hats
  7. Custom Baby Blanket
  8. Baby Mobile

As a new mom, I would have loved to receive any of these adorable items. Do you shop or sell on Etsy? What items have you found that you’ve loved?

Trend Sight: Women’s Jumpsuits

women's-jumpsuitsWomen’s jumpsuits are flying off the shelves this spring. Nearly every retailer is carrying them and I’m especially loving all the great printed jumpsuits out there.

I’ll be honest. It’s taken me some time to warm up to this trend. I thought jumpsuits were only for those super skinny, model types. But with so many different versions out there, I’ve definitely become a fan. Women’s jumpsuits can be an effortless option, if done right.

So how do us regular girls wear a jumpsuit? It’s all about picking the right fit and right color and/or print. Here are some quick rules to make sure you nail the jumpsuit look:

Find the Right Fit

The fit is everything. The jumpsuit should be body skimming–loose enough so there is no pulling (like no camel toe, ick), but not so loose that you lose your body shape.

Define a waist

This rule applies to so many fashion looks, but I’ll say it again. You must define your waist, either with a tie, belt, or if the jumpsuit has a build-tip waistband, that works too. If you don’t define your waist, you’ll look bigger and apple-shaped. We are after that hour-glass look, so even if you don’t have a tiny waist, fake it with a belt or sash.

Choose the Right Color and/or Prints

You will notice that the jumpsuits I chose are in darker neutral colors (black, navy). If you can pull off a brightly colored jumpsuit, more power to you. Most women will look better in darker colors because of their slimming effects. If you are going to choose a print, go a for smaller, uniform print. Large prints can overwhelm people, especially petite women. Also, since a jumpsuit is a head-to-toe look, a large print is going to be overwhelming on most peoples’ frames.

There are so many great women’s jumpsuits in retailers this spring. No matter your budget, you can give this trend a try. Here are six printed jumpsuits I’m loving this spring.

  1. Free People - $130
  2. Yigal Azrouel – $1050
  3.  Vila - $65.85
  4. Zara - $89.90
  5. Forever 21 – $24.80
  6. Gat Rimon - $304

With my fail-proof tips, I hope you’ll give jumpsuits a chance. What do you think of the jumpsuit trend? Will you try one this spring?