I’ve added a helper stool to the kitchen. Cooking used to be one of my few alone times, but the boys have gotten more interested in helping. I finally gave in and gave this stool I had stashed in the garage a little makeover.
Despite taking away mommy’s alone time, the stool [...]
While brainstorming ideas for preschool Valentines, my boys were sipping on Apple Strawberry Crushers from Trader Joe’s. A lightbulb went off. They would make super cute “I’ve Got a Crush on You” Valentines.
I love the idea of giving a healthy treat to preschoolers, instead of candy. The Apple Strawberry Crushers are perfect for [...]
Holiday treats for the boys classmates generally become a bigger production than I would like. I just can’t help it…I always have the urge to make something crafty. With 30 students in my son’s kindergarten class, I wanted to make something crafty, but easy and quick.
In assembly line fashion with [...]
I let my 5-year old son help paint the focal wall in my studio. Amazingly, there are no blue paint drips on the cork floor or stray paint roller marks anywhere in the room. You might think I am crazy, but when you have an eager helper it is sometimes easier to [...]
A surf-inspired loft playroom calls for some fun DIY ideas. With every mood board I create a bonus board of DIY ideas. I think DIY projects are the best way to save money and add personality to a space. Check out the sources below.
My boys are exchanging the cutest gifts this year! I was inspired to make these after watching Kimbo on My Craft Channel. Side note: I watch My Craft Channel episodes when I am running on the treadmill…I am telling you, I live and breathe DIY…even when I am running.
My son was anxious to help wrap the presents we found for his cousins, but I hadn’t bought wrapping paper yet. I love and encourage him to help, so I wanted to make his gift wrapping wishes come true. I came up with an easy solution that we both loved.
For his birthday he received [...]
I just can’t help myself from using animals in my holiday decorating. Last year, we made faux ceramic animal ornaments. This year, I was inspired by this gilded elephant by Janell of House of Fifty. I became mildly obsessed with creating my own version.
I found my [...]
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are having a wonderful day with your family and friends.
I am thankful for many things, but above all else I am thankful for the three people closest to me; my man and our two little men. The men in my life make me feel safe, loved, and they make [...]
Happy Belated Halloween! The night before Halloween I was in a frenzy making my son a second costume. Don’t worry the Lion-O costume is doing just fine and was the preferred costume for parties and trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, it did not fit the guidelines for school. My [...]
Before we get into my DIY Halloween costume making tips, I want to show you my latest creation.
My son had his heart set on being Lion-O from the Thundercats cartoon. This mama was a bit mortified. Could he pick anything more challenging? Lion-O wears armor. How was I ever going to make armor? Well, [...]
Doing a project together is a great way to bond…as a couple, as a parent and child, or as a family.
The hubby and I have DIYed throughout our marriage. We enjoy working on a good house project together. Working on a DIY project together is a great way to enhance communication. [...]
My favorite gifts to give are personal and handmade. It truly is the thought that counts. Nothing shows more thoughtfulness than a DIY gift. Handmade gifts are also perfect for the “person who has everything”.
I am always collecting handmade gift ideas. I have a Pinterest board I recently [...]
As a parent I believe one of the most important things I do is teach my children. I am responsible for teaching them all sorts of things including, but not limited to, manners, responsibility, and faith. Amongst those important things, I also want to teach them to DIY.
There are many important [...]
I think this is the best decorating I have done in my entire house! Excuse the over-excitement. I cannot explain it, but our new bedroom gallery wall makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. It is so personal and so impactful. And, it was free!
Every room has a focal wall. For the bedroom that [...]
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