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Chalkboard wall

I’ll start off by saying… Yes I know it’s not centered! 🙂 we are going to add a cup on the right side to hold chalk which will make up for the difference in space. 🙂

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1. Tape off the size you want the board to be.
2. Paint on magnetic primer. I’d recommend three coats allow at least a half hour to dry in between each coat. (The primer takes a lot of stirring so have your hand ready to be in pain)
3. An hour after the last coast has dried add chalkboard paint. I did two coats with an hour in between the coats.
4. Allow 24 hours to dry completely then add your trim and you’re finished!

The final product!

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Memory quilt

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I’m making each of my children quilts from their old clothes.

My sister says this is a waste of money spent but I say it’s priceless! I have a memory associated with most of their clothes and one day I can share them all with them!

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My Pinterest fail

Well I volunteered to make the punch for my friends baby shower. I found the cutest idea on Pinterest…

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Well when I put the blue packet of kool aid in it was actually red! Note to others… Just because the package is blue doesn’t mean the powder will be. That I thought would be ok… Boys are red too, it wasn’t pink!

Well then I added the ice cream which didn’t look foamy like the picture either. What’s going on?!?! At this point we couldn’t stop laughing at the fail.

Well the final touches were the floating ducks. Those didn’t float at all and kept going on their sides. Haha. My three year old kept saying… They’re dead, oh no, holy smokes!

We all did get a good laugh!

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Spring wreath

Well I had a friend come over the other day and when I walked her out I realized I still had my winter wreath up!

How embarrassing!!!! 😉

I attempted a diy Easter egg wreath which involved lots of hot glue and a dash of frustration.

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I ended up scratching that wreath all together and stuck a ribbon on this one and hung it up!

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A simple wreath but spring enough for me!

I’ll be sure to make a better summer wreath to share! 🙂

Thanks for reading.

Diy toddler bed

Ok so it was time to upgrade from crib to toddler bed. We didn’t buy a convertible crib so wanted to make our own.

I got the original bed design
here

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The only reason I didn’t do that exact design is because birch wood is expensive!
My husband made it out of plywood which is a lot cheaper. Thank goodness for a handyman.

I then added batting to the bed and put extra cushion on all the corners.

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Finally added chevron print which took five yards! I got it on sale at joanns for 2.99/yard plus 50% off coupon!

We made the bed longer than the other design as well with extra padding below because my kids always want to sleep with toys! It’s also perfect for their stars night lights and what not.

My daughters was done in pink and blue and our sons done with orange and green!

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My kids have been sleeping with me since day one and it’s a hard habit to break for this crazy momma but I’m happy that they love their beds!

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Thanks for reading!

Spring to do list

My spring to do list!

Paint a bird house.
We bought a new home in October and need a new bird house!

Fly a kite.
My husband has never flown a kite. No seriously, never. I promise to change this the next nice day we get!

Paint filled egg art
I was looking for something like balloon art but easy for a 1 and 3 year old and came across this unique technique here

Make a spring memory book
I found the idea here

Grow geodes from egg shells
I found here

Spring photo checklist
check it out

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The best part is sharing it with these two.

Thanks for reading!
Taco bueno-Michael Curtin

Gifting is my favorite

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I try to be great at gifting.

To me someone’s reaction to a gift you spent time thinking about is the best.

I’m currently getting a baby shower basket ready for a friend who unexpectedly lost her husband a couple months ago. She’s about to have their first child.

I put together a basket I bought from michaels for her that includes…
A stuffed animal
Mints
Gum
Shampoo
Bed time bath
Nail polish (blue for boy)
Yogurt pretzels
Etsy monthly milestone cards
Month to month cards
Parenting magazine
Baby wipes
Free printed congrats card
Scented lotion and hand soap
Onesie cupcakes
Shutterfly custom photo baby book

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These are the cupcake onesies. It’s four onesies, two pairs of socks, a cupcake box, four cupcake liners, tape and a ribbon!
You just roll the onesies with a sock sticking out of the top to make them look like cupcakes! It’s super easy and totally adorable!

The shutterfly book is my favorite. I put it together of pictures of her husband and her with cute sayings throughout. I added spots for her to add photos too such as months 1-4, first vacation, first haircut, baptism etc. I know she will appreciate this and can’t wait to see her face!

Thanks for reading!

Taco bueno-Michael Curtin

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