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...]
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.
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...]
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...]
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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
This recipe is an oldie, but a goodie. Seriously. My mom used this recipe with my sister and I when we were little. I’m so excited to be able to make this for the twins. Seriously, how happy does this little guy look?
Of my two children, Miss. B is definitely my fine motor baby. While R is busy trying to climb on top of the kitchen table, or scale the window sills, B could spend hours playing with the snaps on her booster seat. No kidding. She will do all the snaps, and then quietly say “please” until I undo them for her. We can repeat this process over and over. She never tires. I thought is was a little sad that my daughter spent so much time playing with a booster seat on the floor, that I decided to make her a toddler “busy board.” [Read more...]