Thursday, August 26, 2010

Handmade Home #3

We found some handmade solid wood highchairs in Santa Elena. They were a lot prettier than the plastic options available and happened to be 1/3 of the price too. The only problem was that they didn't have any safety straps.

Here are our homemade ones:

They are made out of...
leftover white linen from the boys' curtains
white ribbon that their receiving blankets came wrapped in that I saved
stuffing from an old pillow (they don't sell fiberfill here)
a clear plastic tablecloth (they don't sell oilcloth here and I wanted to be able to wipe it off)
black clips that my mom bubble mailed me... Thanks Mom!

They are Jonah and Silas mauled tested and approved!

While we are on the topic of the boys' mealtime, here is our freezer full of homemade baby food squares. Those 4 bags in front are Güisquil, Carrots, Apples, and Sweet Potatoes.

When Jay was here he asked us how much money we were saving by doing this. We had never figured it up because our motivation had been nutrition rather than savings. Well that got us curious! We were shocked. Here, with twins, we are saving $250 a month! Not bad!


  1. Great idea with the straps. My daughter got one of those classic Danish high chairs as a hand me down from a friend, but it lacked safety straps too. We did something similar, my mom made the cushions.

    The cushions and straps are long gone, but my 5 yo is still using the chair.

  2. Oh, and I breast-fed the sprout for two years and made my own baby food almost all the time. I am sure I saved a pretty penny. Kudos for doing this, natural is better (at least when it comes to food).

  3. that is a really impressive savings!

    I really enjoy reading your blog. You seem like such genuine people serving the Lord.


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