Category Archives: house projects

Art Holder for Markers, Crayons, Pencils, Glue Sticks, and Scissors

I have wanted an art holder for our kitchen table for awhile now. I looked around the garage and found an old tea light candle holder that I bought at Goodwill for $3 several years ago. My husband drilled the … Continue reading

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Prodcutive Weekend

I start every weekend the same way. With a drink. No just kidding. It’s only milk and cookies for me on a Friday night. And a Thursday night. And a Wednesday night but that’s beside the point. I start every … Continue reading

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Halloween Mantle – A New Addition

Here’s our Halloween mantle this year… left side… right side… middle… and the new addition this year… old white shutters from the Habitat Store…painted purple…with black netting draped over them…with spiders placed as a finishing touch…  Happy Halloween!

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Kids Work Spaces

I’ve been looking at tons of desks for kids on pinterest and have found some beautiful work spaces. My helpful crafting hint for the day is that you simply do a google search for “pinterest + kids desks” and you … Continue reading

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July Goals Revisited

Unbelievably, it’s already August, which means it’s time to update you on the progress of my July goals. Add item to etsy shop – Check! I added the “All About Me” form for kids to fill out. Clean Out Game Closet … Continue reading

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I’m taking the day off from blogging today to clean. When your SON tells you he thinks it’s time to clean the bathroom, you know you’ve ignored the task for too long.

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I love you because…

One of  my Januaray goals was to hang the “I love you because” signs which I bought from Kiki Creates when she was having an “oops sale.” The defect in the prints turned out to be the white rim around … Continue reading

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Star Wars Art: The Final Chapter

So I have shared most of the room my boys shared but I left out one key ingredient – the large wall art. The boys found images of their favorite Star Wars vehicles in a book and I copied them … Continue reading

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Free Downloads that I LOVE

Wanted to let everyone know about an amazing free download going on right now over at Jenna is sharing her state/country prints which she normally sells on etsy. Kentucky Michigan  Illinois I have actually not so secretly coveted these … Continue reading

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Lamp Opinions Needed…

One of my February goals is to paint my lamps and get new lampshades for them. This is currently how they look…. sorry for the poor pictures – still waiting to buy a good camera The uneven lamps will be … Continue reading

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