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New light fixture

We added a new light fixture to the kids room!

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You have to put it together… Yes, it’s from ikea… how did you guess?

I actually bought it on amazon since we don’t have an ikea anywhere close to us.

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We don’t have anything close to us actually! We drive 2 hours just to get to the grocery store!!!
Anyways, this took me about 20 minutes to make which I did on the way home from the post office.

We bought a pendant kit so that it could be on the ceiling instead of plugged into the wall.

I absolutely love it and makes the room look more modern! A great buy.

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Easter crafts with kids

Our shopping list this weekend includes supplies to do the following crafts!…

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The instructions and supplies list can be found here
I can see my toddlers loving these on the windows. I can already picture my one year old constantly pointing to the window admiring their artwork ! I might be crazy. 🙂

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This project can be found here
This craft is fun because when do they ever use qtips? Kids love anything that’s new and fun. This is also good for motor skills.

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This can be found here

Who doesn’t like to get a little messy? Isn’t that part of the fun in art?

Another easter craft we will do is a canvas. I will tape off a cross and let them paint the canvas as they like and once it’s dry I’ll take the tape off to reveal the outline of a cross.

These are all pretty cheap crafts that the kids will really enjoy!

Thanks for reading!

Curtains

These are crocheted curtains using thread! Mom’s using them in her windows downstairs aka Dad’s Man Cave so you know they aren’t too girly!

This pattern must take awhile because she’s normally done in a flash! She’d been working on this for days, well putting it down and going back to it in between her many other projects. It was obviously worth the time though, I love the final look! It’s a fun, trendy pattern.

Try the pattern yourself follow the link…

http://www.bernat.com/search.php?key=Curtains&searchResults=&PATTERNS=Search

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!

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

Whimsey

My mom signed me up for a year of a monthly craft subscription. They had a promo of buy one get one free which was an excellent deal!

I’m still working on February’s project which is a necklace.

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I am not artsy… I can barely recreate something even with supplies and picture in front of me. I could post a lot of the fail pictures from Pinterest but I’ll save myself the embarrassment.

I love this subscription because you can be a beginner and do the project basic which comes out great or look on their blog for more complex ways to do the project and challenge yourself.

If asked I would highly recommend this subscription! 🙂

The monthly subscription can be found here.

$15/monthly.

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