Link love for April

I answered the door yesterday while wearing an American Girl doll in a child-sized Ergo carrier. I had forgotten I had put it on.  That is my segue to this disorganized and varied list of stuff worth reading.

My personal time suck: I’m trying to figure out what I want in a loft bed set up for my kids — who still want to share a room but won’t forever. My husband sent me this “hacked” IKEA bed and when I shared it on Pinterest, the crowd went wild, so I figured I’d show you.


The black and white pattern is scrapbook paper. Awesome, right?

This version is with fabric:


One last tip from me today. That American Girl doll my daughter made me wear in a carrier? It’s a fake. Grandma and I agreed that the dolls are too pricey for a four-year old and she went with a knock off.  If you’re thinking of taking the big doll plunge, know that you can simply search for 18-inch dolls and accessories and save big bucks. Check them out.

The following two tabs change content below. co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.