Last week we had a little coloring fun with markers, paints and outfits that Pretend Wear sent us to try out. The play clothes can be washed and recolored again, letting the kids create colorful creations multiple times. Emma and Noah had a blast. They were SO excited to try on their wearable artwork, and we had a lot of fun spending time together… and finished our painting right before the rain arrived. 🙂
Hello to all of the last-minute crafters out there! Don’t tell me I’m the only one, right? I know it would be so much simpler to go and buy a few boxes of Valentine cards for the kids to take to their class parties, but I guess I just have to do things the hard way around here. The past couple of days (okay and mostly this evening) Anika and I were busily creating 66 of these little hearts for three different classrooms.
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I love gifts that go a little above and beyond and have a little extra personal touch to them. I wanted to do something like that this year for some of my loved ones, but I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I’ve painted packages, added little ornaments, pretty bows and ribbons, but then one idea dawned on me when I was in the aisle at Walmart one afternoon.
Yup. Extra gum.
I don’t know about you, but this year Halloween has totally crept up on me way to fast. Have you ever found yourself sitting down and looking at the calendar and realizing that you only have a couple of days until the big event!?
It may sound like an odd source to use, but I have got to tell you, in a pinch for last-minute Halloween decorations there is one thing we all have in our houses that can be used: Toilet Paper. I happened to buy an extra package at Target the other day so I could create some cheap decorations to share!
I came up with a few examples of things you can quickly create (and have the kids help with) so you can spook up your house before the ghosts and goblins arrive.
Today I just wanted to share with you a little project that began last summer that I finally completed about a month ago. When we were rebuilding the fence last year we ended up with some old fence posts lying around. Well, I decided to get a little creative.
I had been wanting an herb planter box for quite some time, so I finally decided to make my own. I have all of the pictures on how I actually made this, but they are on a SD card somewhere that I will have to locate. 🙂 In the mean time I will show you what I did after I built it.
I painted it a cheery bright yellow that will stand out in the many cloudy dreary Oregon days of drizzle that we have. Then I tried wood burning for the first time ever. I think it turned out rather well.
I get to look at it out my kitchen window and love that I can go out and grab thyme, oregano, and chives whenever I want. <3
Hello everyone! Today I want to share a little thing I’ve done to help simplify my life a little more! 🙂 This is my new nail polish holder! I’ve had such a messy nail polish collection that I just couldn’t keep organized. In fact, I had them all in the bathroom window seal which really didn’t work that well because they kept getting bumped off, and the kids liked to snitch them sometimes (which is really not good).
Here’s what I did. While at the Jane Austen Craft Faire last week I found a couple adorable items that I had actually been in search of for a while; one of them being an old spice rack. I think I originally saw this idea on Pinterest (where else?) I snatched it up for $15 and took it home. Coincidentally it is like the exact same color as my bathroom walls! I actually attached it to the wall upside down and then went ahead and placed some wire across the bottom to hold my feather earrings and a hook on the side for some necklaces.
All of my nail polishes are now up and out of the way, out of the kids reach, and it just looks so much cuter this way!