Coolest fish tank ever

Have you seen this? It’s called the AquaFarm

aquafarm

The AquaFarm is a self-cleaning fish tank that grows food! Grow organic produce like basil, lettuce and wheatgrass right from the comfort of your own kitchen or classroom. This closed-loop ecosystem uses the fish-waste to naturally fertilize the plants above and in turn, the plants clean the water for your pet fish.

• Self-cleaning fish tank that grows food. Fish waste feeds the plants. Plants clean the water.

• Includes everything you need to get started as well as organic seeds and a discount coupon for a Betta fish (Fish not included in kit).

• Sleek and attractive design with 3-gallon capacity.

• Perfect for your kitchen or classroom. Also makes a great gift.

• Designed and manufactured in California.

How awesome! I think this would be the perfect gift for someone who has everything, or for the small child who wants a pet but who isn’t quite ready for the responsibility of feeding a fish every day. I seriously think I may get this for my dad and step-mom, who are the hardest to shop for, ever!

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Homemade Christmas Gifts: Yarn Wreath

Do a Google Image search for “Yarn Wreath” and lots of pretty things will come up; Christmas wreaths, colorful spring wreaths, and everything in between. My friend Nichole is a big fan of yarn wreaths and got me interested. I decided to try my hand and create a yarn wreath with felt flowers for my aunt’s new home for Christmas.

Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers How-To:

Yarn wreath using felt wrap rosettes and scrabble tiles

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DIY cheap and easy nursing cover

If you or a friend are planning on breastfeeding and may want to do so discreetly in public, a nursing cover is a great DIY project. Not too experienced with sewing? The cover is practically just hemming. I made one for a friend and spent about $6 for all the supplies to make one; to buy a cover it can cost on average, $15-$35.

Combine two fabrics for a different look

I found this nursing apron tutorial at Prudent Baby. Of all the ones I came across, this one seemed the best. Plus the step by step picture tutorial really helps!

Supplies:

  • 26″X38″ for the cover (you can make larger for older and bigger babies as well)
  • 30″x3″ for one side of the strap
  • 10″X3″ for the other side of the strap
  • Boning 14″ long
  • 2 D-rings

Recommended Fabrics:

  • Home Decor Fabrics – Heavy weight and wrinkle resistant
  • Flannel – Soft and less likely to wrinkle than cotton
  • You can also use quilting-type cotton, but keep in mind it may wrinkle easier

Want to do two different fabrics?

Keep the length measurement for both fabrics (38″), split the width measurement (26″) between your two fabrics and add 1/2 inch to both for seam allowances.You can cover the seam that joins the two fabric with ribbon or ric-rac.

Other variations:

  • Sew weights into the bottom corners t make sure corners stay down
  • Sew pockets or a rag into the corners
  • Add a ruffles or other decoration

Visit Prudent Baby for detailed instructions on how to make your nursing cover!