From the beginning of time, I’ve been a lover of books. My mom taught me to read before I started Kindergarten so that once I did begin, I’d have a head start, and I thank her for that to this day. Literature has always been one of my favorite subjects, and I remember poring over books on a daily basis, books that took me through time, the past, the future, and some even the present time. When I became an adult and had my own kids, one of the things I did was also teach them to read at an early age. My oldest still loves to read, and so does the youngest, while the boys (the ones in the middle) would much prefer visuals.
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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, however, I started thinking of something that I and my youngest could do together. Something that we would both appreciate. What’s better than a bookmark, or even more specific, a pompom bookmark. We can save our spots in our favorite books. Crafting is something that we just love to do together, but we wouldn’t be able to do that if we always have to worry about our allergies. Luckily I have a product that allows me to be free. Free to do the things we love without worries, but before I tell you about our wonder product, check out our DIY Pompom Bookmarks. They are simple to do, and you don’t even need to be a crafty person to do them.
DIY Pompom Bookmarks
Yarn in your choice of colors
Scissors (not shown)
Step 1: Get your yarn and cut a piece of it about 6 inches long or more if necessary. You’re going to need it for step 3.
Step 2: Now wrap the yarn around 3 of your fingers until you’ve got the desired thickness you want. You can also use 2 fingers, but I found that using 3 fingers allowed me to use my scissors a little easier.
Step 3: Now remove your fingers and tie the yarn in the middle with the piece of yarn you cut in step 1. Tie it as tightly as you can. Once it is tied, cut your pompom from the yarn, leaving a piece of the yarn at the end, which will be your place marker.
Step 4: Insert your scissors through the loops of the yarn and cut it all the way around. Be careful that you don’t cut your place marker.
Step 5: Trim it to the ‘puffiness’ that you desire. I liked my pompoms thick, so I left a lot of it on, but you can also trim them smaller. Fluff and place in your favorite book to secure your spot.
Now, most of you know who regularly stops by knows that we suffer from sensitive skin, my youngest, even more than I do. I’ve always been a massive promoter of products that are all-natural and good for those who suffer from skin sensitivity. There is nothing worse than having an itch that doesn’t go away, that means there is less time for us to spend quality time together because you’re now stuck having to redo a load of laundry. When Madison was a baby, I bought the usual baby detergent that most moms ran out to get. However, I found out super early that I didn’t really need to and found a great alternative that I could use for the entire family, all® free clear turned out to be that detergent. We’ve been using it for years, and we have never had an issue. At the time when I purchased it, I had no idea that it was the #1 recommended brand by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians. Still, I did know that it was free of dyes and perfumes and that it cleaned our clothes exceptionally well. At the time, I was thinking, why use 2 different detergents when I can just use one.
I can get my all® free clear at my local Sam’s Club, where the bigger size keeps my family of 6 happy. Spring is allergy season, and while I may suffer outside with the pollen, it’s good to know that we don’t have to suffer because of our clothing as well. Did you know that all® free clear removes 99% of top every day and seasonal allergens: cat and dog dander, dust mite matter, ragweed, grass, and tree pollen? Well, now you do, and you’re welcome!
Now we are free to craft to our heart’s content and do all the fun stuff that family loves doing because we’re using a product that allows us to be free. So if you’re suffering from sensitive skin, like we do, run to your nearest Sam’s Club and pick up the detergent that will allow you to be free as well!
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