Twins Room Phase 1: Giraffe Striped Feature Wall

Giraffe Striped Feature Wall using removable wallpaper

Now that the twins are TWO, I felt that it was time to transition into a more “big kid” room.  I chose a safari theme, and plan on doing a bunch of neutrals and soft fabrics.  I don’t want there to be anything too busy, especially as we transition to toddler beds.  This means a calm space with few distractions at nap and bedtimes.

I saw a new line of removable wallpaper at Target a few months back, and have been dying to try it out on something.  Lucky me, this project is on the front burner.  I really wanted to do a “feature wall” in the twins room that incorporated a giraffe pattern, but painting is out.  Enter my secret weapon: Devine Color removable wallpaper from Target.  Holler!  I bought two rolls of the weave wallpaper in the color “Mirage & Silver.”  [Read more...]

October 2014 Desktop Background

October 2014 Desktop Background

Hey there all!

It’s October 1st, and I can’t believe it.  Where did September go???  I am seriously in a rut.  I keep referring to events later this month as being in September.  Is my subconscious in denial?  Denial or not, October is here.  Fall is in full swing.  Halloween is creeping up.  Oh crap!  Halloween. What on earth am I going to dress my 2-year-old twins up as for Halloween?  I am going to go contemplate that while you enjoy this October 2014 desktop wallpaper.  Happy Fall All :)

Fall Ideas House 2014

 

Fall Ideas House 2014 - Living RoomI made a trip to the Bachman’s Ideas house last week, marking my third annual visit to their fall house.  I just love seeing the new ideas that they put together in this one little house, especially for fall.  Here are a few of my favorites.

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September 2014 Desktop Calendar

Free September 2014 Computer Desktop BackgroundHappy September everyone!  I can’t begin to describe how much I love this time of year.  Seriously.  If I could just repeat September through December, I think I would be OK with that.

I’m starting something new this month that I hope to continue year-round – desktop backgrounds.  This month I made two. [Read more...]

Coral & Navy Painted Canvas Tote

Navy & Coral Painted Canvas Totes

Hello all!  First, let me apologize for my lack of posting lately.  We moved a little less than a month ago, and well, you know the drill…

Despite what you have seen on the menu at Starbucks, it IS still Summer!  PSL (pumpkin spice latte) already… really!?!? And don’t get me started on the Christmas decorations that have popped up.  Talk about serious holiday creep!

Anywho.  I started this project pre-move, when it really did feel like summer.  So that obviously influenced my choice in colors.  Who doesn’t love coral & navy?!? I wanted to get some canvas bags for summer school books or quick trips with the twins, but wanted to paint them myself.  [Read more...]

Pom Pom Fine Motor Play

Pom Pom Fine Motor Play - A Dollar Store Activity

I want to take this opportunity to tell you about the best dollar I ever spent.

It was shortly before Easter, and I was at the dollar store searching for Easter goodies for the kids – anything besides sugar.  They had pom poms.  I mindlessly grabbed a bag, thinking the twins would maybe play with them for a bit, putting the pom poms in and out of plastic eggs.  Little did I know… [Read more...]

Dollar Store Clipboard Craft

Dollar Store Clipboard CraftHey there everyone! I’ve got a craft to share, and it may even help you get organized.  What?!? Crafting and organizing all at once?  Sign me up!

I have to admit that my paper clutter has gotten out of control lately… to-do lists, post-its, receipts, mail.  I just can’t keep up.  I decided a clipboard would help keep my to-do list in check, and if the clipboard was cute and colorful I might be more inclined to work on that list. [Read more...]

Thrift Store Shelves Update & Kid’s Craft Corner

Thrift Store Shelves Update & Kid's Craft Corner

Hey there all.  I’m pretty excited about this project.  Maybe proud is the word.  Yes.  I will admit it.  I am proud. Why? Because I scored a major thrift store deal.  Who doesn’t love one of those!?!  I wanted to put floating shelves in the corner above the twin’s play table, but floating shelves can get quite expensive.  I was waiting to catch a good sale somewhere, when I stumbled across the perfect shelves during one of my “I haven’t used spray paint in a while, let’s see if I can’t find something to fix up” thrift store trips.  I bought a set of two small white shelves ($3.99), one long dark shelf ($2.99), and a sad gold frame ($3.99).  Yep, everything I needed to decorate this corner for 11 bucks!  Well, more like $15; I bought green paint.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Treats

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Treats

Hi, my name is Aimee, and I’m addicted to sugar.  I’ve been doing pretty well lately, until… I strolled into Target, completely unsuspecting, when BAM! Well hello there, Reese’s peanut butter cup Oreos, nice to meet (and eat) you.  After releasing watermelon Oreos a few months back, it’s nice to see that the lovely people at Oreo have come to their senses.  Some flavor combinations just do not belong together – like Oreo and watermelon.  Now, Reese’s and Oreos – well, that’s just a match made in heaven! [Read more...]

Footprint American Flag Craft

Footprint American Flag Craft

Before I begin, let me say this:

Yes, I know.  My flags are backwards on the flagpoles.  I’m not sure what I was thinking.  Maybe this is what happens when you’re CWD – crafting while distracted.  Please know that I mean absolutely no disrespect to the flag or our country by flying my footprint flags backwards.  I’m simply an airhead who didn’t have time to re-do the footprints.  Sorry.

Ok. So it’s Independence Day!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!  The twins are still too young to stay up for fireworks, and the thought of taking them to a parade seems entirely overwhelming.  However, the X’s parents always have a big pool party, and most of their extended family hasn’t seen the twins since Easter.  So we will be heading over there shortly.  [Read more...]