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Parenting: 6 Tips for Traveling on a Plane with a Baby

As I mentioned in a previous post, Josephine and I are in Boston this week for a conference. This isn’t the first time that I’ve taken Josephine along with me on a business trip, yet I still found myself getting nervous about the long plane ride (and sleeping arrangements) days prior to take off.

Camberley and Josephine in Boston

Fortunately, each time I travel with Josephine it ends up being a breeze. I’ve even had random passengers on flights tell me they’ve never been able to travel so well with a baby. This is partly due to Josephine’s temperament, and partly due to preparedness on my part (or so I like to think). Since flying on an airplane with a young child can be overwhelming, I’ve decided to share a few tips on how to make the flight a little less daunting. View full post »

August 31, 2012 - 3:54 pm

LizT - Great tips Cam! And they absolutely work – especially your suggestion to have your baby work with the treats. Gorgeous photos, and now I am even more bummed I didn’t make the conference. My one tried and true is to get them to work those muscles and burn energy before we get on the plane. Makes a huge difference.

July 30, 2013 - 4:12 pm

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DIY: Customized Cork Coasters


DIY: Customized Cork Coasters

On Facebook last week, I noticed that Martha Stewart’s Fan Page was highlighting some adorable mojave letterpress coasters by In Haus Press. I loved the simple patterns on these coasters and the balance of cork and white.

These coasters got me excited about making some customized coasters of my own. So, I drove down to my local craft store and picked up a couple of $1.50 packages of cork coasters. Since I’m not very artistic, I just used a ruler, foam paint brush, and acrylic paint to jazz up my coasters. Fortunately, I actually ended up with an end result I love. View full post »

Homemade Baby Food: Creamy Peach Puree

Homemade Baby Food: Creamy Peach Puree

This past weekend was crazy. Dallan was out of town, Josephine was sick, my house was a wreck and (to top it all off) I was trying to get Josephine and I packed for a trip. I’m heading out to Boston for a business trip this week and bringing Jo along (Why is traveling with a baby so stressful?). In the midst of the madness, I whipped up some pureed peaches for Josephine. Thanks to the microwave, this little recipe took less than 5 minutes. View full post »

DIY: Fall Acorn Mason Jars

Fall Acorn Candle Mason Jars

One of my favorite fall trinkets is the acorn. I love their brown, woodish quality and think they are a great addition to pumpkins, squash and colorful leaves. Unfortunately, since there aren’t any trees near my house that produce acorns (or colorful leaves), I have to get most of my fall fixings from the local craft store. 

Today, I added a little bit of fall to my house by filling mason jars with acorns and votive candles. This idea was easy and very inexpensive. Double Bonus.

What are some of your quick and cheap autumn decor tricks?

P.S. Years ago, I was camping with some friends. Around 5:00 am I was woken up by squirrels. They were pelting me with acorns. Who knew squirrels used them in self defense?

August 24, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Ginger - I like that you’re getting autumn-y when it’s still sweltering summer. Maybe if I did that I wouldn’t be so miserable.

August 28, 2012 - 8:34 am

camberley - Ginger-

It’s definitely helped take my mind off the 100 degree heat. I crank my AC down to 73 and pretend it’s fall outside. ;)

September 30, 2013 - 9:01 pm

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