If you ever find yourself swimming in water in your laundry room due to a broken washing machine, turn off the power, suck out the water, buy a new washing machine and smile....because now you can make yourself your very own fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows using the washer bin from that danged 'ol… Continue reading DIY Fire Pit
I guess you could say this December I'm trying new things. Some have not worked out so well....others I'm still waiting it out! What am I talking about? Well.... I've had the same artificial green Christmas tree for the last 13 years. It has seen tinsel, old fashioned icicles, garland galore...and well, frankly I was… Continue reading NOEL
This idea came out of the need of a storage container for a set of Tonka cars I bought for my nephew..'Hi Cruz'! It was really simple to do. I just drew on a few buildings, colored them in, then painted over them with a decoupage glue! *The glue was just so it would be… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 3 (Oatmeal canister = toy storage)
These dolls, I'm hoping, will help keep Nora's attention on the soccer field, in the car on long trips and even at church! Because they are only fabric & felt they should make for...dare I say it...QUIET play! The dolls have a velcro circle sewn on as do the dresses, that way Nora can change… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 2 (Felt/Fabric dolls)
I started this project because I wanted to make something homemade for Nora for Christmas. It was inexpensive, easy and fun...I do believe she'll have fun playing with these and they make for an easy on-the-go toy as they have their own carrying case! All it takes to make them is popsicle sticks, markers/colored pencils,… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 1- Retro stick girls!
See these dresses? Like them? Nora was outgrowing her shirts and I couldn't find any cute..cheap...dresses for her, so I used leftover fabric to make these scrap dresses! I also made the little fabric braided necklaces too...because girls just love accessories! I thought about selling these on ETSY... What? You'd be interested in them? Well.....… Continue reading Scrap dresses!
The kids needed Easter baskets...... I have no money....... We have lots of newspapers...& duct tape....& imagination... That's how these paper Easter baskets came to be! Want one of your own? 1. Grab a section of the newspaper 2. Fold in half & staple up the sides 3. Slap a piece of good 'ol duct… Continue reading Recycled Newspaper Easter Baskets!
I wanted to get Nora a cute mobile to hang from her ceiling, but the ones I liked were way too expensive! I decided I'd just have to make something with what I had! My Mom had given Nora the tissue-paper flower kit for Christmas, but I thought it needed something else....What if I glued… Continue reading DIY Flower ribbons!
No one....but Donald Duck! Don't ya miss those old Donald Duck Disney cartoons? Since we are Netflix subscribers our boys have gotten the chance to watch some of those old cartoons....and they LOVE them! Why did they have to quit showing the good 'ol stuff and try to come up with some new fandangled thing… Continue reading He’d never dream of starting a fight!
So, while Samuel and Beau are at school, I have been trying to do projects with Henry before this baby arrives! Here is one of those projects...homemade crayons. The first step is to find all of the broken, worn down crayons...this should be quite easy, for as you know that with every box of crayons… Continue reading Homemade Crayons!