So my home improvement ADD is alive and well…just in case you thought I was all efficient with my daughter’s room and that was how I was going to be from now on….haha! Today, I’ve got a cute diy vinyl lettering decal in my laundry room as well as a great way to save the earth and some space. Perfection! Yet not in any room I was currently addressing…welcome to my home improvement ADD world…. welcome.
So who likes doing laundry? I know there are a few of you out there….I am not one of them. I hate doing laundry and you can often hear me proclaiming that laundry should be a swear word.
I decided that a cute way to add some decor to my ugly and needing a huge makeover I can’t afford laundry room would be to add a cute quote. The only thing is that all the quotes I saw on Pinterest either didn’t fit the space I had or my sentiments about laundry. So, I made up my own quote.
While I was at it, I also found a way to make my laundry detergent match my laundry room…which adds to the cuteness of the dreaded room….and it saves space while helping the earth. Love it! Let me show you all the details. View full post »
Who is ready for summer? I know I am on a serious countdown until the end of the school year. To that end, I’ve got adorable free printable summer postcards for you today. They are perfect for summer, whether you are traveling or you have kids going to camp. You can stay connected with a quick postcard and an inexpensive stamp.
The idea to have printable postcards was actually my daughter Snowflake’s idea. She wants to use them on our road trip this summer to send to her friends. You can read about our 5,300 mile road trip last summer here and here.
Snowflake wanted to create them and have a post of her own here on the blog. Having never had a child in the school system, we hadn’t experienced the end of the year craziness until this year. With the end of the year projects and tests, it became impossible for her to actually get this idea done.
I’m not that great at creating printables, so I called in some help from my good friend and assistant. She said she loves working with graphics and creating things like this, so as a result, you have these adorable printable postcards today…and more printables to come in the future as well. Yay! View full post »
I’m back with the last post in my series about how to take a successful road trip with your family. Today, I want to give you some specific ideas of how to entertain the kids on a road trip.
I already showed you what I consider to be the best apps for a road trip and how I packed for our last road trip. The last thing we need to consider to make it more likely we will have a successful road trip is entertainment.
I’m going to assume that if you have more than one driver in your car, you and your other drivers are old enough to figure out what will entertain them. Today, I’m just going to give you ideas that were very successful for us last summer for the kids.
I have 2 girls who were 12 and 7 at the time of this trip. I realize that my ideas are a bit heavy in the girl category, but I do have girls. I also think that you can easily use my ideas as a springboard for your own ideas for your kids whether they are boys our girls and quite a few of the ideas are great for both genders. View full post »
Continuing my week of road trip tips and advice, today I want to show you how we packed the car for our 5 week road trip.
Before we headed out on our trip last summer, I sought the advice of a few friends and bloggers on how to have a successful road trip. What did we NEED to take, what should we leave behind. It was a little nerve-wracking to think about doing such a long trip, just me and my kids. I wanted to make sure we had enough stuff, but also didn’t want to pack a ton of extra stuff because…well it would just be more stuff and when you have limited car space, more stuff is not a good thing. My cousin and Holly from Ribbons & Glue were super helpful as they both have done some major road trips.
With all of their help and thinking about our specific trip, I came up with how I wanted to pack. I’ve been asked many times, how we packed for such a long trip. Today, I’m showing you this part of the packing and I’ll be back in my next post with the craft and entertainment center I set up for the kids in the back seat. View full post »
Who is thinking about or planning a road trip for this summer? Today, I wanted to share my picks for the best apps to use to help make your road trip a success.
You may remember, if you have been a follower of my blog for a while, that my 2 daughters and I went on a 5,300 mile road trip together last summer(part 1 and part 2). We had the best time together. I think a big part of the success of our trip came from some of the apps that I found. It also helped that we had an attitude to go have fun, but I really believe that the apps (especially one of them) really made a big difference in the success of our trip.
Regardless of the length of your trip, I’ve got some apps that can help make a 200, 2,000 or 7,000(which we really may do this summer) mile journey easier and a bit more fun…which isn’t that the point?
By the way, before we get going, all but one of these apps is available for either Android or iOS. I’ve linked to the site for the app versus the specific platform. Pick your OS from there and have fun downloading new apps. View full post »
Hello, hello! I’m back with another cute flower made from ribbon. This time I’ve got a double layer flower for you. They are so pretty and when you make a double layer flower you get to add more color to your flower because you use three different ribbons. More color=more fun!
The double layer flowers are my favorite. I think they look really pretty and I love all the color combinations that can be made with them as well. Just like the single layer flowers, they can be used so many ways from wreaths, garlands, to pretty toppers on a present, and plenty of other ideas. I think the possibilities might be endless. View full post »
Oh my gosh you guys….I’m excited to show you today’s post! I finally finished a whole room in my house! I’ve got lots of pics and room ideas for you as I show you all the fun in my teenage daughter’s bedroom.
So, first I just have to say…. I finished a room!!! I’ve been working on our living room for about 1 1/2 years and I’m still not done. I’ve done parts of our room, the hallway, the laundry room, and our office, but I do a project and then get an idea for another project or room and never quite finish things. I knew my daughter didn’t want her room to be one of those projects. I saved up the money. We came up with a plan and we executed it. We started in January and I’m happy to say we are done! Now, I’m excited to show you what we did. You ready? Let’s do this thing! View full post »
I’ve got a fun and simple craft for you today that you can use in so many pretty ways. I’m showing you how to make a single layer flower from ribbon.
I decided to give this a try with the picture frame wreath I made a month or so ago. I had seen the ribbon flower loom (affiliate link) on Amazon and since I LOVE the pom pom maker by the same company, I really wanted to give making flowers from ribbon a try.
In my last post I told you the story of my oldest daughter, Snowflake. How we ended up homeschooling and how she is in public school this year. I ended telling you a bit about what I think of the education she is getting and I left you hanging…wondering what all of this had to even do with a debate about education. The debate swirling in my head relates to my youngest daughter, Pumpkin. (BTW – I finally did an about me page, so you can see both of them on that page.) View full post »
Who wants to see what was in the box this month? I’ve got my 15th Stitch Fix review for you today.
I’ll give you a little hint…this box was fun! I asked my stylist to send me lots of shorts this month. Last summer on our epic road trip(part 1 and part 2), my shorts took a big hit. With the weather getting warmer, I’m in desperate need for shorts. This month, I received 3 pairs of shorts, 1 top, and 1 pair of earrings. View full post »