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The 5 Best Toys of All Time | GeekDad | Wired.com (via Erin)

First off, playing with Dirt is actually good for you. It’s even sort of edible (in the way that Play-doh and crayons are edible). But some studies have shown that kids who play with Dirt have stronger immune systems than those who don’t. So even if it means doing some more laundry (Dirt is notorious for the stains it causes) it might be worth getting your kids some Dirt.

I don’t mean to brag or anything but I was a serious dirt eater as a kid and I rarely get sick. I plan on letting Charlie roll around in the dirt to her heart’s content. I’ll probably join her, actually.

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Crib Skirt (by Brenda Torres)

This is a SUPER easy no-sew crib skirt I made using this tutorial. I fell in love with this crib bedding set and added it to the baby registry immediately. Then, I started experiencing some registry remorse because half the items in the 4 piece set are essentially unusable. Crib bumpers and comforters are controversial because they pose a suffocation risk. But, I loved the vintage look of the fabric so I thought I would feel okay with just using the sheet and crib skirt. Fortunately, I realized how silly it would be to spend $170 on a sheet and skirt.

DIY to the rescue! I picked up a plain yellow sheet from Target that was on clearance for $4 and found this awesome fabric at Jo-Ann’s for $8 (yay, coupons!). It still has the same feel as the other bedding but with a much cheaper price tag.

Crib Skirt

Crib Skirt

Crib Skirt