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My Upcycled Nursery Dresser

My Upcycled Nursery Dresser

Originally, I was just going to paint an old dresser we had in the basement for Baby Number Two’s nursery, but when I saw this beauty on Craigslist, I couldn’t resist. I had just found out this baby was a girl and I thought this dresser would be perfect painted pink. I love anything with [...]

DIY Mesh Water Ring Sling

DIY Mesh Water Ring Sling

Summer is coming! Pools are opening, invitations to lakeside barbecues are on the horizon and the beach beckons! What’s a mama to do with her infant when she wants to enjoy the water? Here’s a DIY so simple, even this stumbling seamstress managed it! Materials: 2-2.5 yards of athletic mesh fabric. This is the stretchy, [...]

DIY Patriotic Wreath

DIY Patriotic Wreath

I wanted to make a front door wreath. After searching for ideas, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a wreath form (I used a 40% off coupon to reduce the $3.99 price), red and white striped ribbon (two spools of four yards each), and one roll (18 feet) of denim blue ribbon. The ribbon [...]

DIY Wooden Ruler Growth Chart & Giveaway!

DIY Wooden Ruler Growth Chart & Giveaway!

Last fall, MSW mama Sam A. shared a great article for making a DIY wooden growth chart. After reading her article, Rosanna from Little Acorns By Ro contacted us wanting to participate in a giveaway for the decals she sells in her Etsy shop. She makes vinyl decals specificlly for wooden growth charts. This was [...]

Jewelry Armoire Makeover

Jewelry Armoire Makeover

One day, I decided I needed a little armoire to hold my jewelry because the belt rack I had my necklaces hanging on just wasn’t working anymore. My toddler enjoys pulling them down, and everyday I would find a new set of beads and broken necklace pieces scattered around my closet floor. You’ve gotta love [...]

Wave in a Bottle

Wave in a Bottle

When I was growing up, my aunt loved to do fun things with me and my brother. One of my favorite projects with her was my wave in a bottle. I remember bringing it home and playing with it for hours. I would shake it, roll it, tilt it back and forth; you name it, [...]

Easy DIY Tie-Dye Butterflies Craft

Easy DIY Tie-Dye Butterflies Craft

This is a cute, fun craft for kids of all ages. Make your very own tie-dye colored butterflies! Supplies needed: Coffee filters Markers Spray bottle with water Newspaper (this project gets a bit messy!) Pipe cleaners Instructions: Layer the newspaper under your work space. We started by putting our coffee filters on the paper and [...]

Mother’s Day Herb Garden

Mother’s Day Herb Garden

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have extreme difficulty picking out gifts. Mother’s day is especially difficult for me because I absolutely adore my mom and my mother-in-law, but they buy everything they want or need when they see it. Fortunately, I was flipping through an HGTV magazine and some colorful ideas [...]

Counting and Sorting Fun

Counting and Sorting Fun

On N’s first Christmas he was gifted a super cute baseball-themed piggy bank. He was so excited, even though he had no clue what it was used for. Over that first year of having it, we filled it up pretty well. Whenever grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends come over, N gets some “piggies” out of [...]

Painting Rocks Activity

Painting Rocks Activity

My daughter loves doing crafts— she loves crayons, markers, stickers, stamps and of course, paint. We try to do a couple crafts each week, whether it be just coloring a birthday card for a friend, making animals out of toilet paper rolls or plastering stickers all over construction paper for daddy to hang up at [...]