Liberty Desert Rose {or they make heart snaps!}

I was lucky enough to test Caila's beautiful pattern, The Desert Rose. I've been ridiculous and haven't made another. Until now.  

I broke into the precious stash of fabric that dad brought back from Japan and found some amazing Liberty. I lined it with some Kona from the stash. 

It's tunic length because the Liberty is a bit too thin and I was too lazy to line the whole thing. But I did put in adorable little pink heart snaps. And added pockets.

She loves, loves, loves the pockets!


The Most Amazing Stain Remover {and a JBF Giveaway}

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Oh kids, how you love to ruin clothes. Your fun in the dirt, play hard philosophy (and lack of hand eye coordination during meal time) means stains are a daily occurrence. Somehow special outfits are likely to get the brunt of your showing love in dirt ways. Mama made you a pretty new dress? Smear it with strawberries. Mama splurged on a new top from the Gap? Roll in the mud!

Sound familiar to anyone else? Most moms I know seem to develop a stain busting superpower. I know I have. But I'm always on the look out for something to make this easier. Well I've found the most amazing stain remover ever! EVER I tell you!

Let me tell you just how awesome it is. Once upon a time there was a cute giraffe shirt. Said cute shirt, two wears old, had an unfortunate meeting with a three year old and her blueberries. My normal tricks (re dawn) didn't work. And it was just too cute. So we wore it all summer, blueberry stains and all. Then I found this stain remover. And no joke at least 20 trips through the washer and dryer later, the blueberries came out. 

This stain remover is also awesome for all those baby clothes you put away clean and ready for the next kiddo. A year or four later you pull them out and they all have weirdo yellow stains on them. This bad boy will take those stains down!

The best part? All you need are three basic ingredients that you already have on hand!

Baking Soda
Hydrogen Peroxide

Grab a small bowl and mix yourself 2 parts dawn, 2 parts baking soda, and 1 park hydrogen peroxide. It should be a slightly liquidy paste in texture.

Generously apply to the stain. Rub in well. Using an old tooth brush is probably a good idea. Let sit for at least an hour.

Throw in the wash machine with an extra rinse. Don't add more soap. The Dawn will be soap enough!

Check out your stain free clothes before tossing them in the wash. I've had to repeat this process on one stained shirt that had been in storage for a couple of years. Other than that, this seems to be a nuclear option.

Now, go and save your clothes from your kiddos. Or yourselves (eating can be hard). That whole pile was saved from the covered in stains pile. The top shirt was BRAND NEW!

This stain removal method is perfect for prepping clothes for consignment sales. I know it saved multiple items that I wouldn't have been able to sell otherwise. Now, if only I could find a way to get dryer meats crayons out of clothes! My favorite place to sell is Just Between Friends Fort Worth.

Just Between Friends Fort Worth Fall Sale is right around the corner. JBF Fort Worth is Texas' large children's and maternity consignment sale. It is a massive, one stop shop for all your clothing and gear needs! The Fall Sale will be held at Will Roger's Center in Fort Worth and is open to the public from September 3rd to the 13th (check out the full sale calendar for more details).

Need some more tips? Check out my Consignment Sale Tips and Tricks board on Pinterest!

Giveaway is now over. Congrats to Jodie on your win!

The wonderful people at JBF Fort Worth are giving away a $15 gift certificate to use at the Fall Sale.

Some rules:

* All entries will be verified.
* Gift Certificate is only valid at JBF Fort Worth's Fall Sale.
* JBF Fort Worth is hosting multiple giveaways for the Fall Sale. You can only win once per sale.
* Winner will be contacted via email. They must respond within 24 hours or another winner will be selected.