Make Toddler Headphones Fit!! Solving Every Moms Nightmare….

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Make Toddler Headphones Fit! Solving Every Moms Nightmare!

Toddler Headphones

Learn How to turn any over the head style headphones into comfortable custom toddler headphones!

So you are excited you finally have a DVD system in your vehicle, and you are ready for some fun….

Go to put the headphones on, and discover they are HUGE, and don’t come anywhere near fitting your Toddler!

With this quick tutorial I am going to show you how to turn any over the head headphones into awesome toddler headphones!


This works for older kids too… and they are moveable to any headsets you have… including the corded ones for their tablet or ipad!

No more listening to Dora, Sesame Street, Disney Movies, or children’s songs while you are driving around! Yay for mom’s sanity!

Listen to what you want, while your kids watch their tablets, or DVD system in silence!! AH doesn’t that sound GREAT!!

My Girls (nearly 3 and 7) seem to have small heads, and no matter what I do I cannot find cheap (because they will surely break them) headsets (headphones) that FIT!

So rather than spend copious amounts of money on headphones for their tablets… I went to the dollar store and picked up a super cute pair of headphones (the old school kind that go over the head) as there is NO WAY I am going to get those little in the ear kind to stay in!!

The last time we rented a van in Orlando we had a DVD Player with headsets and they did not fit… so I have the ultimate hack for you… its cheap, easy, and more importantly it works!!


For this super fun Toddler Headphones DIY Project you will need:

Toddler Headphones diy


  • a piece of fabric 7 inches by 7 inches
  • Scrap batting, or a solid piece that is 2-3 inches thick by 6 inches when scrunched up
  • a strip of velco (both sides) that is 5.5 inches wide.
  • and of course a pair of over the head headphones.

This is moveable from headset to headset (and the fabric will be washable)




So to make this project you will want to have an idea of how much space you are trying to fill (most headsets have adjustable bands so this is not really an exact science)


Step 1 -

If you have a serger, serge around the fabric piece. If you don’t have a serger you will want to turn under and ‘hem’ all the way around to hide the raw edges.


Step 3 loop velcro

Step 2


Add the loops (hard side of the velcro) to the wrong side of the fabric,

and sew around it

(since its a square it really doesn’t matter what you decide

is ‘up’ I decided this based on my pattern on my fabric)





step 4 soft velcro

 Step 3 -

Sew the soft velcro side to the RIGHT side of the fabric.










Toddler Headphones cover

Step 4

Roll your batting so it forms a nice soft cushion for the top of your childs head (this will fill the gap between the top of their headphones and their head)






Step 5 roll over headphones

 Step 5

Put the batting under the headphones, and wrap the fabric around it,

with the velcro closure on the top of the headphones…

and boom thats it!

Try it on your child and see how it feels to them.





You can make several toddler headphones covers, and they are even washable. My girls LOVE them, and it makes their headphones so comfortable!


This toddler headphones idea is going to make our upcoming plane ride to San Diego glorious!!

The girls will be glued to their tablets, which are preloaded with all kinds of great things for them to play, watch, color and do while we are traveling. (their dad takes care of all the techy stuff)

I hope you enjoy this simple idea to make your toddler headphones fit perfectly!

I would love to see your photos when you try this for yourself. :)


This is a great projects for leftover fabric, and quilt batting. :)


Have an awesome day!



Amanda Evans






The Secret to Buy Back Freedom and Create Wealth

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The Secret to Buy Back Freedom and Create Wealth

freedom and create wealthThe Secret to Buy Back Freedom and create wealth is probably not what you think!

The information in this post is NOT for someone who only desires to make $50,000 – $100,000/year… not because its not great information but because $50,000 to 100,000/year is not an empowering level of income.

Today I am speaking to you if you are someone who wants to Ethically, Legally, Honestly, and Morally create true wealth, and do it with Integrity!

You are someone who sees yourself making Millions through personal growth, and development of yourself and your buyers.

The Secret to buy back freedom is simple! It’s often overlooked and it does look an awful lot like work, however, it is very rewarding and when done properly it will create yourself wealth beyond imagination!


I am attending ILN Online University, and today I took Code #1 – Supremacy of Speed.  {You can find the course here}

The Secret to Manifesting the Life You Deserve

You deserve to have it all, as a human on this planet you deserve that! The good news is everything you want, desire and deserve can be yours when you implement these simple secrets in your life.

To manifest a change in your life you need to make speedy changes! You cannot drag them out ho-hum for years on end and expect a miraculous change!

To empower the supremacy of speed simply means taking action NOW! The ancient principle of why wait until tomorrow the things you can get done today?

Who is waiting on You?

At this very moment someone is waiting on you…. who is that? Subconsciously these people, things, projects, or chores weigh on you, and deplete your ability to manifest the life you deserve and help you create wealth!

Write a list of all the unfinished tasks, promises, chores, odd jobs, etc that you have that someone is waiting on you for…

Some examples could be your kids needing new boots for winter, your car needing to be vacuumed, the taxes need to be filed, the paperwork you have left for weeks, the clients you need to talk to, the scrapbook you wanted to finish, etc, etc, etc, the list will probably be lengthy… (which is ok)

The object write now is to get it out of your brain and onto a list!  Making this list opens space in your brain for creativity to flow! After you have made this list you need to do what you have on it that is undone as FAST as possible! Do not procrastinate!

Your wealth depends on you clearing your unfinished tasks!


Who are YOU waiting on?

Chances are there is someone you are waiting on. Perhaps you ordered something and you are waiting on delivery. Maybe you are waiting on a friend to return something they borrowed. Or maybe you are waiting on your spouse to fix something.

Whoever you are waiting on needs to go on a new list…

And again… Contact these people and employ the because, because, because strategy (you will need to get this course to see what that is)  and ensure you get these tasks done.


Most People STOP at the Integration Phase!

Most people STOP here, they read the post, look at the work and decide that the secret to buy back freedom and create wealth is too hard, too much work, and too time consuming!

I believe if you apply the steps I have outlined here you will be more productive, and have a much more fulfilling life!

So the secret to buy back freedom and create wealth starts with Code #1 – Supremacy of Speed…. Get it here!

I highly recommend that you get this course – It will change your life!!

The Solomon 10 Million Plus course is completely changing the way I think about wealth, and how its created! It is available exclusively thru  The Internet Lifestyle Network – Click Here

Here is a short video I put together for you -


I would love to hear your thoughts on the course.



Amanda Evans









Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe – Homemade Frappuccino Copycat!

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Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe – Homemade Frappuccino Copycat!

homemade frappuccino


I am addicted to Starbucks Frappuccino’s and Caramel Macciato’s however I knew there had to be a way to make Starbucks Frappuccino copycat recipe at home and healthier…

so I set out to create it!!

There is an average of 500 calories in a Starbucks Frappuccino! That is a whopping number!!

I have a Blendtec Blender that is the same as Starbucks uses in their commercial stores (however I have the home version)  You can get one here from Amazon.

I recommend a good blender because it will allow you to crush the ice and make this drink a similar consistency to our Starbucks counterpart!

This blender is amazing and does so much more than just Frappuccino beverages…. so if you have the money… invest in one!! Great kitchen purchase!


Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe -Homemade Frappuccino!

This is for 1 serving, to be made in a high quality blender.

  • Starbucks intant coffee packet (of your choice)  I have used Mocka, Pumpkin Spice, Caramel, Plain
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 scoop (serving) of your favorite Vanilla protein powder
  • Fill to the 2 cup line with milk of choice. I have used white cows milk, but my preference is almond milk (use sweetened milk)

Put the Blendtec blender on SMOOTHIE setting and turn on…. 30 seconds later…. HEAVEN!!


The calorie breakdown is as follows:

- Starbucks coffee packet 60 Calories

- 1 Cup Almond Milk – 60 Calories

- 1 Serving protein powder – 120 Calories (for mine)

Total Calories – 240!! Isn’t that fantastic!!!  This makes a serving equal in size to a VENTI!

I make this nearly every morning for breakfast! I do not add any additional sweetener to mine… however if I feel like I really want to be indulgent and have a treat with it… I add some caramel drizzle on top or on the sides of my cup! YUM! I love caramel!


I can’t wait to hear how you like this… Its easy to make, and sooo much better for you than the real deal!

Enjoy Making your Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe… please share. :)


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How to Become A Successful Entrepreneur?

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How to Become A Successful Entrepreneur?

Mark HoversonHow to Become a Successful Entrepreneur is really much simpler than most will admit!

The secret lies in a few key tools, and systems that when implemented success is sure to follow!

First a successful Entrepreneur invests in themselves!

How do they do that? Simple. You find the tools, education, and people that are the best for the RESULT you are looking to achieve!

What do I mean by that? Well if you wanted to be a master chef, you would source out the best education you could find, and would proudly display your education credentials when you apply for a position.

Not much is different in the Entrepreneurial world! You want to find those who have honed their craft, and may not yet be masters, but are definitely emulating leadership that inspires you to be better tomorrow than you are today!

I choose to affiliate myself with two great mentors, the first is Mark Hoverson, and the second is Vincent Ortega Jr.

Today I had the opportunity to listen to Mark Hoverson’s NEWEST training in his Solomon 10 Million Course – Available here.

Mark shared valuable insight that I want to share with you!

Today he taught on the principle of Minimum – Maximum.   While working to become a successful Entrepreneur this information is invaluable in finding your success!

Mark taught that you must always be thinking of the minimum – maximum philosophy


EntrepreneurshipWhat is the Minimum – Maximum Philosophy?

Simply put the Minimum Maximum philosophy is that you do the minimum work to get the maximum result. Whatever your product, or business is.

Mark sites some fantastic real world examples, one was simple but profound. He touched on Valentine’s Day and he had 2 dozen roses, rather than take 1 Dozen roses to his wife, and 1 dozen to his grandmother, he split those 2 dozen roses up and gave several roses to several women (who impacted his life for greatness) he mentions his wife, his mother, his grandmother, and a few widows who were his grandmothers friends, and impacted him as a young man.

While delivering one of the few roses to a widow he explained that even though her husband (who had passed on) was not here to give her these roses personally, he (meaning Mark) knew that her husband would want her to have them.

Such a simple gesture, but yet is was powerful!

I created a little video with my thoughts have a peek – would love to hear your comments.

How to become a successful Entrepreneur while implementing this idea?

When you implement the Minimum – Maximum in your business you need to find ways to become more productive, figure out those activities that will produce the most income for you with the least effort and spend your time there! Don’t waste your precious time focusing on activities that produce little value (in terms of financial gain) and no time on the income producing activities!

To get immediate access to this training – Join our Entrepreneur Community here.


Creating SuccessIf Its Not FUN – You Need to Let it Go!!

A successful Entrepreneur is almost always having FUN! Your business should invigorate you, excite you a motivate you daily!  If its not fun and bringing you pleasure its almost certainly bringing you pain, discomfort, and dragging you down!

Some times in business the successful Entrepreneur knows when its time to let it go… maybe you just have not taken a Daily Business crap! Mark had me laughing out loud as I was listening to his explanation of your Beautiful Business Body!

Think of your business this way – The money you earn is Nutrition for your business, and your business operates similar to that of a body… so the new money, and residual income streams coming in are the lifeblood of your business!

The muscles are build from your culture, education and wisdom.

Every human body needs to crap, and so does your business!

Every Successful Entrepreneur needs to make sure their business is taking a DAILY Crap!

I just about died, when Mark said this!! But as he went on to explain the nature of what he meant it made total sense! You have crap in your business, that you need to eliminate!

If you fail to expel the crap it will become a drain on you, your business, and ultimately your success!  Your Business will become toxic, and in time will fail to function at all!

Be sure to join our community now - and  get access to Mark’s Solomon 10 Million University Course and you will find all these fabulous tips and exactly How to become a successful Entrepreneur from a 7 Figure a Year earner (that is 10,000,000+ so yes Mark knows his stuff!)


Think of your Top 3 Value Offers you can give your clients BEFORE they are clients?

This will be different for every person reading this, as I am sure you have a different primary business from me. (which is great by the way) So right now, I want you to think about the top 3 value offers you can give your clients before they are your clients, or customers!

This is my 3 Value Offers:

1. _Videos__ – I create videos that provide my subscribers with tips and ideas on how they can become better business people, and create value in their marketplace – Subscribe to my channel here.

2. _Ads__ – I used ads to market products, and services that I feel are beneficial to my audience.

3. _Blog Posts__ – like the one you are reading right now. Sharing some information of value for the reader (you of course)


Implementation is how to become a Successful Entrepreneur!

If you found something of value in this post today I would love your feedback below, even more than your feedback I encourage you to take ACTION!!

Don’t delay do something different today than you did yesterday!

Here are my 3 favorite tips to get results in your business right away – (this will require effort on your part)

  1. Decide what you can do in your business that will give you a DAILY Minimum – Maximum result
  2. Make sure your business is FUN – and you truly love it  (if not find a business, product, or service you do love)
  3. Figure out your TOP 3 Value tools for your business, and implement daily!


Cheers to your success!


Amanda Evans

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P.S – Here is the link to our Awesome community – Once inside you will have access to Mark Hoverson’s Exclusive training University! (this is for ANY Entrepreneur it is not business specific)  - Click Here


Beauty Without Cruelty – Younique says its Possible!

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Beauty Without Cruelty – Yes Its Possible!

Beauty without CrueltyBeauty Without Cruelty – Younique says its Possible!

A new line of cosmetics is here and it offers Beauty without Cruelty!

The products are NOT tested on Animals, many are Vegan Friendly, and even Gluten Free!

Younique is a line of Cosmetics available through purchase online – Click Here

Younique becoming very well known for its line of Moonstruck 3D Mascara! For good reason.

This mascara will increase your lashes up to 300%!

That is a dramatic increase!

At a price of only $29USD/$35CDN this product will surely blow you away!

Younique also offers mineral pigments that create beautiful eye looks with none of the fillers, talc, and other products that you would not want!

What makes Younique products a company that truly offers Beauty without cruelty?







Here is the response from our product development team regarding the CRUELTY FREE nature of our brushes.
“No animals are harmed for the purposes of making Younique brushes, the hair is clipped or trimmed from domesticated animals.
Duel Eye Brush Shade End- First Cut Pony Hair
Duel Eye Brush Liner End- Synthetic
Deluxe Eye Brush – First Cut Pony
Crease Brush – First Cut Goat
Concealer Brush- Synthetic
Powder Puff Brush- First Cut Capra
Blusher Brush-First Cut Capra

Capra Makeup Brushes
Capra or goat hair makeup brushes provide optimum bristles which basically makes it impossible to get a bad application! The softest goat hair is, known as capra, or the first-cut with the tips still intact. This top quality bristle is hand-made like any other high quality cosmetic brush to preserve their precious tips. Luxuriously soft, goat hair provides a medium to full application for both the face and body.

Pony Makeup Brushes
Pony Hair is soft but strong, from mature animals at least two years of age. It is primarily used for blush or eye brushes. The wonderful bristle strength and strong snap makes the bristle prefect for contouring. The versatile bristles can create a variety of different captivating looks. Dampen the brush to provide opaque coverage or use dry to create a light wash of color or a soft, foiled effect The versatile bristles give the flexibility to achieve dramatic matte color or a soft, smoky look.

Synthetic Makeup Brush Bristles
Synthetics are man-made of either nylon or polyester filaments. They can be tapered, tipped, flagged, abraded or etched to increase color carrying ability. Often, synthetic filaments are dyed and baked to make them softer and more absorbent. Advantages of synthetic brushes are: 1: They are less prone to damage from makeup and solvents. 2: They are easier to keep clean than natural hair brushes because the filaments don’t trap or absorb pigment. 3: They are better suited for soft layering of powder color or cream color and concealer.”


I think its fabulous a company values animals in such high regard, and I love that they share the reasons for the use of synthetic products when necessary.  These products really do offer Beauty without Cruelty!


Younique offers Beauty without Cruelty shopping 24/7 online – they also offer ONLINE Parties (think Tupperware, Mary Kay, etc) but in a whole new social way!

No house to clean, no friends to invite over… simply set up a party online here – and share it socially… orders ship directly to your friends anywhere in the USA or Canada (UK and Australia opening soon).

It really is that simple to get hostess credits and get products for FREE!


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Princess Anna Dress Tutorial – DIY Free Pattern

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Princess Anna Dress Tutorial – DIY Free Pattern

Princess Anna Dress DIYThis is it – Princess Anna Dress Tutorial – Including a free DIY Pattern for the puff paint on the bodice!


Princess Anna Dress Tutorial Supplies:

  • Black T-Shirt that fits your child
  • 3 Yards – Yellow Gold Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Green, Pink, Purple, and Yellow Fabric Puff Paints
  • 1 Yard – 60″ wide Blue Linen, Nylon, satin, or similar fabric
  • Matching Thread


This Princess Anna Dress is very easy to make however I am going to assume you have some sewing skills, and have sewn something before.

This tutorial is for someone who has sewn at least something simple before.

Step By Step Instructions for Princess Anna Dress

Step #1 – Cut the T-Shirt

DIY Princess Anna DressCut off the Sleeves, and cut your neckline, you can cut the back straight across vs making it match the front.


I decided to make the back match the front so it allowed for a bigger opening, as this is more like a vest/dress than a fitted dress.




Step # 2 – Paint the Pattern

Princess Anna PDF Pattern

Paint the design on the front of the T-Shirt and allow to dry (according to your paint bottles) mine was 4 hours, but I allowed it to dry overnight.

It is a good idea to do this on newspaper, and stick cardboard in between your front and back of the shirt, so the paint doesn’t seep through and make it stick together.


Princess Anna Dress front - Printable PDF



Step # 3 – Add the Grosgrain Ribbon to Neck and Shoulders

Princess Anna Dress Tutorial


Start with one sleeve. The T-shirt fabric will not frey so there is no need to cover the edge, so what I did was pinned the grosgrain ribbon to the front side, and using matching gold toned thread I used a flower stitch on my machine. If your machine is basic with no special stitches a zigzag stitch works just fine for this. Fold your edge of the ribbon over at the end, and start and stop stitching at the armpits to have a clean look. If you don’t want to fold the ribbon over you can also use frey check on the cut ends of the ribbon.

Continue and do the same on the other shoulder edge, and then do the same on the neckline, be careful to pin well, so that you get nice lines at the neck for the V.


Step # 4 – Create the skirt

Princess Anna Dress frozen

Determine the length of the skirt, and cut that from your fabric. In my case the skirt is 20 inches long.

Then sew the right sides together at the salvage edge and then fold your fabric into quarters, the halfway point will be the front V, and the two sides (halfway between the V and the sewn salvage will be your sides I mark these with pins)

I make my drop 6 inches deeps so from the side marker to the V is 6 inch drop.




Step # 5 – Fit Skirt to T-Shirt

Princess Anna DIy DressYou will measure how to fit the skirt to fit your t-shirt.

You will make 2 Large pleats on the front (one on each side of the V)

You will make 2 large pleats on the back of the skirt (one on each side of the center back seam)

Figure out how wide your fabric is to take down to the V shape.

In my case my fabric was 16 inches, and the V on the shirt was 7 inches.

So my pleat needed to take up 9 inches of fabric, which meant I needed to fold 4.5 inches of fabric per side of my pleat so each side measured 2.25 inches (folded making 4.5 total)  Doing it this way makes for big box pleat style pleats, and is easy to do, just measure, fold, and pin. Then do the same for the other side of the V. Note… you are NOT attaching the skirt to the shirt at this time, you are only fitting it to size.

To fit the back side of the skirt allow about 2 inches extra space to allow you to stretch the tshirt a bit so that is remains easy for your child to put on. You will also use the same technique to figure out the size of pleats needed on either side of the center back seam.

Once your pleats are all pinned and you are confident you have it sized correctly, sew 1/2 inch from the edge a simple straight stitch around the entire skirt, this will hold the pleats in place, and allow you to take the pins out (leaving only the side marker pins) which will help when we attach to the t-shirt.

Step # 6 – Sew Skirt, and Attach Grosgrain Ribbon

Princess Anna DIY Dress TutorialPin the Grosgrain Ribbon to the skirt, the same way you sewed the ribbon to the T-shirt.

If you are confident your length is good on the skirt you can hem it now, or you can wait till you have attached it to the T-Shirt so your daughter can try it on for length.

Once you are done that we will be pinning and attaching the skirt to the T-Shirt.




Step # 7 – Attach Skirt to The T-Shirt

Princess Anna Dress TutorialCarefully Pin the Skirt to the T-Shirt, taking care not to pin through two layers of the T-Shirt.

Using the same stitch you did at the neckline and shoulders, sew the skirt onto the dress.

Now your dress is done, and you just have to add the hem (if you did not do that already)

I pressed my box seams slightly to allow it to hang better… and my daughter anxiously tried it on!


I hope you loved this tutorial and you have a great time making your very own Princess Anna Dress!

If you have any questions or feedback I would love to hear it.


Did you see this Tutorial for Queen Elsa’s Ice Dress Tutorial? Click Here

Have you seen the Sing a Long Version of “Let It Go?” Click Here


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Princess Anna Dress Tutorial

How To Start Blogging – The Easy Way?

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How To Start Blogging – The Easy Way?

where to start a blogHow to Start Blogging? Its Easy if you have the right tools.

Blogging is essentially creating a website, that you can add content (or articles) to that promote anything you want.

The best Blogging platform is by far WordPress – if you don’t know what that is, its fine, because this article is going to ensure you have all the tools to start your blog, and have it up and running in 30 minutes!

When I started this blog you are reading right now, I had no step by step info, I created it as I went, and spent countless hours wasting my time, because I did not know there was a better way!

What is the best Way To Create a BLOG?

I have since found a site that has done for your themes, platforms, and plug and play blogs! Incredible you can create as many blogs as your heart desires, and customize them anyway you see fit.

Their easy to create blogs, are created in WordPress – the BEST, and hosted for you! I pay $10 a month just for hosting!

Click here to set yourself up.

The cost for unlimited blogs, and access to the Apprentice University is just $37/month!

When you add up all the costs of hosting your blog, creating a theme even a simple done for you blog will cost about $50-100, the value offered here is insane!

You can also create as MANY BLOGS as you want! This is how to start Blogging the easy way! – Click Here and get your blog up in just 30 minutes!


Why create a wordpress blog not a free blog like blogger?

Free blogs have their place, they are there for family scrapbook type memory blogs, but they are NOT for business! In fact its against their terms to use a Blogger Blog for business, and when they find out you are they will yank your blog! All your hard work GONE!

With a wordpress blog YOU OWN the blog! You self host it (in this case you have it hosted included here) and you can move your wordpress blog to your own servers anytime.

Free blogs are NOT for business purposes ever!


Can you really make money Blogging?

Absolutely, you can make money blogging! Depending on the market you are targeting and the purpose of your blog, it can have a profound effect on the success of your business.

Many Internet Marketers, affiliate marketers, and network marketers find a blog a great resource to help them spread the word all over the world of their product or service.


What are you waiting for? Start Blogging the Easy Way Today!

Click here for access.


If you have any questions on using the system I am happy to help you out… the video tutorials, and our private Facebook group are also here to help you succeed!

Get access to your blog and let your creativity flow. Send me a link to your blog too I would love to check it out! :)


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Frozen – Let It Go Sing A Long Song!!

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Frozen – Let It Go Sing A Long Song!!

Frozen Sing a Long - Let It Go!


Frozen – Let it Go Sing a long song!

My girls LOVE Frozen!!

So much so I made them their own Queen Elsa T-Shirt Dresses – you can find the tutorial here.

This song is nominated for an Oscar and is one of the BEST songs from a Disney movie in a long time!

I am in love with the song, the movie, and the characters!

Sing your heart out! The video is just below the picture.

Enjoy the Let It Go – Sing a Long Song? Share this post with your friends. :)


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How to Develop a Leader in Your Bossy Little Girl?

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How to Develop a Leader in Your Bossy Little Girl?

Is there a leader in your bossy daughter?Can you develop a leader in your bossy little girl?

Bossy Little Girls turn into great leaders! Naturally!


Little girls who are bossy are just simply redirecting a skill they don’t yet know how to deal with!

A bossy girl, its a displaying leadership qualities, and needs to know that this is a valuable skill that adults spend a lot of money developing if they don’t have it naturally!

Rather than telling your daughter she is bossy… perhaps you want to harness that leadership quality in her.

This does not mean that she gets to be ‘The Boss’ simply because she is portraying leadership qualities, it does mean that as a parent we can redirect that quality for good.

This means that your bossy child may be great at teaching a sibling, older or younger, how to do something.

How Do I Teach My Bossy Child To Be a Teacher?

Teaching your child to be a teacher, is harnessing their bossy nature, and allowing them to thrive at the skill of leadership. Let me give you an example. My oldest daughter is bossy to her sister, perhaps in part due to age, but also personality. I have watched her and discovered that she is happiest when she is teaching or showing her sister how to do something.

To harness the leader in her, I will often ask her to complete an age appropriate task, that she shows her sister how to do.

A recent example I can think of is showing her little sister how to put on her coat while holding her sleeves so they don’t get bunched up in the coat.

Allowing Your Child to Teach, Frees Your Time, and Makes them Feel Important!

My youngest daughter was so proud that her older sister taught her how to put on her coat without getting her sleeves bunchy, and my oldest was proud of her ability to teach her sister a simple but important skill.

If we empower our children to be leaders (even by just small tasks) while they are children. We will empower them to stand up and be leaders in their schools, and society.

Allowing them to develop their talent in leadership also encourages them to be confident. Confidence is important as it is an invisible shield that protects our children from the bullies of the world.

It may not be the only answer in regards to bullying, but it definitely helps if our kids are confident, they will be less likely to be sad, bothered, or annoyed by a bullies first attempts at bullying.

Is it Important to Develop a Leader in Your Bossy Child?

I think developing the leader, is better than nagging at the bossy child inside! As you think about how we talk to our children, we will see that there are other ways to harness their energy for good, while still feeling like a great parent!


I am sure I wrote this blog post to help myself more than you, as I am not always the mom I wish I was… however, I also hope you found some value in these words, and you too will start to develop your little leader!

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Frozen – Queen Elsa Ice Dress Tutorial – Make from a T-Shirt

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Frozen – Queen Elsa Ice Dress Tutorial – Make from a T-Shirt

DIY Queen Elsa DressQueen Elsa Ice Dress Tutorial- Make if from a long sleeve T-Shirt

Here is a list of supplies you will need….

T-Shirt with long sleeves that is slightly big for your child (to allow it to fit over clothing, or for longer than a few months)  I bought my shirt at Justice – My 2.5yr old is wearing a size 7 that I took in a bit… (it was the smallest they had) and I loved the silver embellished detail at the top (made the project easier)


Fabric for the bodice – a slight stretch fabric works great here, it will be sewn right onto the T-shirt, so having a bit of stretch is best.

Skirt Fabric – 1 yard should be sufficient, of 60″ wide fabric. If you are making a larger dress (size 8 or bigger) I would get 1.5 yards. Suitable fabrics would be taffeta, silk, linings, suiting fabric, etc.

Cape Fabric – 1 yard of 60 inch wide fabric you can get away with 1 yard of 45 inch fabric but it would not make the cape as full.  Suitable fabrics would be Chiffon, light lace, bridal chiffon, etc. I would not recommend tulle (its too light and you may not like the way it hangs)


This is a sewing project suitable for those that have some sewing knowledge. It is not a project for someone who has never used a sewing machine or attempted to make anything before.


I am going to show you how I did it. I did not have a pattern, other than a look at the official Disney Frozen Queen Elsa Ice Dress.

DIY Queen Elsa DressThis is the Official Disney Frozen Queen Elsa Dress that is now sold out at!

Retail Price – $149.95USD

The total cost for the dress that I made was $12!


The notions needed for the dress are as follows:

  • Matching thread
  • 3/4 inch velcro in white (strip about 28 inches long)
  • 1.5 yard clear 1/4 inch elastic
  • Lace (to accentuate V in dress) with some stretch would be best


Creating this dress was easy. All the sewing is done right on the T-Shirt – No zippers, buttons, or anything difficult for your little princess to get this gown on and off.

You can click on any of the pictures for a larger image if you need it bigger to understand what the step is.

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 Step 1 – Attach Bodice to the shirt.

Cut desired shape for Bodice, and pin right side out on the shirt (we are only doing the FRONT side – after the front is done you will do the same for the back)  Once you have carefully pinned it on, ZigZag stitch it right on the shirt. Be careful not to bunch the shirt, the zigzag stitch will allow it to stretch (do NOT straight stitch this will get ripped over time!) I did not zigzag across the bottom I left it open. So the fabric is only sewn to the top, and both sides of the T-shirt.

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  Step 2 – Plan location of skirt

Mark out your skirt location on the shirt. To obtain the deep V look I put the shirt on my daughter and marked her belly button as the bottom of the V, and then went up 4 inches on the shirt to the side seam to create the ‘V Shape’.

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Step 3:  Cut the Skirt – and attach to the shirt.

The skirt should be made with a FULL width of the fabric (preferably 60 inch wide) if you have gone with a narrower fabric (45 inch) you may wish to sew a few pieces to make it wider (which will make the skirt fuller)  Measure your daughter to decide the length, if you want to have it drape in the back like a train you can cut it shorter in the front and longer in the back. To make the V shape, and figure out how to cut it you will fold the width of your fabric in half (the center will be your V) and at the halfway point of that will be the hip (side marker) once you have this marked you will CUT the V shape into the skirt.  Then you will sew the raw edge (right sides together)  If your fabric is one that will frey easy you have two choices to finish the raw edge before you sew it to the shirt. 1. Serge it (turning under will add unnecessary bulk as we will cover this with the ribbon in another step) 2. Turn it under, or add freycheck to the edge.

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Next you are going to cut a piece of clear elastic that is 1/4 inch that is 1 inch shorter than the V shape on the shirt. To decide this place the elastic on the shirt in the shape of the V, and imagine it going around the back… take 1 inch off that measurement and cut.

Then pin the elastic to the RIGHT side of the skirt TOP, Start the elastic in the V, at the point, and take care to mark with either  a special color pin or sewing pen, the point of the V, and the location of the hip, as once the elastic is on, finding these spots will be hard if you have not marked them.  Continue pinning your elastic taking care to get even stretch, all the way around the top of the skirt. (yes you will be doing the elastic on the RIGHT side of the skirt.


Step 4: Attach Skirt to the Shirt

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 Pin pin pin… its important to pin well, so that you make sure the skirt is attached where you want it. Sew with a zigzag stitch to allow stretch.  Once you have the skirt attached to the shirt, hem the skirt to the desired length.


Step 5: Add Ribbon, Lace to cover the Stitching.

Queen Elsa Dress - DIY Tutorial

 I sewed my ribbon onto my lace, BEFORE I placed it on the dress, so I was sewing thru the dress only one more time. I also used a straight stitch, which in hindsight was not a very good idea. To keep the stretchy nature of this project I would recommend a stretch lace, and use a zigzag stitch to put it on, as this looks great, but the straight stitch eliminated the ability to stretch it on, and it made it harder for my 2.5 year old to get it on and off by herself.

Ok so place the ribbon over the sewing location of the skirt (seam at the back center) and pin well, and sew one more time. This photo shows how it should look when you are sewing it in your machine.

Step 6: Deciding how to attach the cape

I was not sure the best route for this, ultimately I settled on velcro, since I wanted the cape to drag to the floor, and my kids are kids, I knew the cape would be removed, pulled off, and possibly stepped on. Velcro was the best choice for me. I laid out my velcro, putting the ‘soft’ side on the shirt, sewing it from the front underarm around the back to the other side.  I did not not photo this step, but I hope its self explanatory. Message me if you have questions or need help.


Step 7: Make Queen Elsa’s Cape

The cape can be as fancy or as simple as you choose to do it. I am guessing you have a bit of sewing knowledge and some idea of your own for this… I will explain what I did, but it is by no means the only way!

I made my cape by measuring my daughter from the neck (where the shirt sits) to the floor, and used that as my length measurement, then I used the entire 60 inch width of fabric. I sewed an edge on that matched the bodice on the shirt, on both sides, then the bottom. For the top I had to gather it in, as my velcro hook piece that I was going to attach was only 18 inches, and I had 60 inches in width of fabric.

Usually I like to use elastic to gather, but this was too much of a gather for the elastic trick to work… so I used 1/8 inch ribbon. Pinned a tail of it at the edge, and ran a zigzag stitch over it, being careful NOT to actually sew the ribbon to the cape… (my ribbon matched the fabric too closely and would not show up in pictures!!) Once the whole length of the top of the cape was zigzag stitched I pulled the ribbon to be  18 inches, and tack stitched it on both ends. Now my cape was only 18 inches wide at the top (the same as my velcro) and the cape moved freely on the zigzag casing we just made. I lined up my cape to what I was happy with for gather, and pinned it to my final edge piece, sewed the edge piece to the top, creating 4 sides that had a casing on the cape.


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Lastly I sewed the hook side of the velcro to the cape top, and it was DONE. I attached the cape to the dress, and it was ready for my little Elsa to try on!

Here is a picture of the back of it, so you can get an idea of how the trim was done, and where  I placed the velcro pieces on the back.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial – its my first one! I had so much fun making these dresses (yes I made 2! One for each of my girls). I loved the idea of the shirt dress because it is easy, and fun. No zippers, buttons, etc.

Now you are ready to take your Elsa – Ice Princess to Disneyland, or Disney World, and have fun with all the admiring fans who will love your work!

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I am so excited to hear your comments, and would love it if you would share pictures of what you create with this Queen Elsa Ice Dress Tutorial as your starting point!


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