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.

Thrift Store Shelves Update & Kid's Craft Corner [Read more...]

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...]

Bath Time Photos and DIY Canvas Prints

Bath Time Photos and DIY Canvas Prints

R & B Love, Love, Love bath time!  So, around the time I did their 18 month pictures, I also snapped a few shots of them in the tub one evening.  I had seen tutorials around the web about making your own canvas prints, and I thought this would be a great time to test out the tutorials and create some great wall art for our bathroom.

There is a great tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body – check it out here.  This was my starting inspiration for this project. [Read more...]

Popsicle Stick Fine Motor Activity

Popsicle Stick Fine Motor Activity with a Crystal Light Container

Much like our Printable Play Credit Cards, the idea for this activity came to me while waiting at the doctor’s office.  This time, Miss. B. and I were at urgent care on a Saturday morning.  There is something about your child waking up with a full body rash on the Saturday of a long holiday weekend that will bring you back to Earth.  Seriously.  It adds a whole new dimension to our already carefully balanced routine.  So, grandpa was called in to entertain R while B and I headed off to urgent care.  [Read more...]

Julia Child Printable and a New Frame

Julia Child Printable and a New Frame

Hey there world.  I’m going to keep this post short and sweet, mainly because today I’m blogging from my laptop at my kitchen counter while my children do who-knows-what in their bedroom.  Have I mentioned how much I don’t trust my kids when they’re alone?  Seriously.

Last week I stopped by Gordman’s on a whim before heading home.  Boy, am I glad I did.  I found a unique distressed frame in the clearance section for $9.  Sold!  Then I got to the check-out counter, and the frame rang up for $7.  Yes, please! [Read more...]

Printable (and Customizable) Play Credit Cards

 Printable (and Customizable!) PLay Credit Cards - Make a play wallet with customized cards for your child.

I am super excited to share this printable today!  For one, I spent the better part of a lunch hour and evening playing around on PicMonkey to make it right.  Second, my kiddos loved it, so I’m sure yours will too!  But let’s start at the beginning…

It all started a couple of weeks ago when Miss. B. came down with a nasty virus.  Like, a high-fever-do-nothing-but-lay-on-the-couch-and-watch-Frozen-on-loop, virus.  So we went in to the doctor.  On this particular day, I forgot to wear my super-mom cap.  I was a bit off my game, and forgot to bring toys with in the diaper bag.  And with my luck, on this particular day the doctor was running WAY late.  Miss. B. was growing impatient.  I made a decision.  I gave her my wallet.  [Read more...]