• DIY,  Motherhood

    DIY Toddler Bed Rails

    DIY toddler bed rails. We have recently been on the fence about moving our youngest son out of his crib and into a toddler bed. At some point, toddlers need a little more freedom. Moving them out of their crib gives them a sense of independence. If you are on the fence like we were, check out this post on When to transitions to a toddler bed to help with what signs to look for if they are ready. In that post, I discussed how we moved my oldest son to a full-size bed when he was eighteen months. Plaid sheets | Comforter | Moose pillow pet This post may…

  • DIY,  Home Decor

    Wine Bottle DIY Projects

    Wine bottle DIY projects. I have seen a video post floating around the internet with a guy going for a run and checking everyone’s recycling bins. Each bin he comes to is full of wine bottles. Working from home is not for everyone and it seems a glass of wine helps alleviate that stress. Instead of recycling all the bottles, why not add it to your home decor. This post contains two do it yourself projects to repurpose your used wine bottles. Before you are able to complete these projects. Remove the labels. There will be a sticky residue left from the label. Use an adhesive remover to take the…

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    DIY Address Signs

    Address signs. I know I have not shared any DIYs lately. Due to being quarantined to our homes, we have not ventured out to buy materials to make all of our upcoming projects. Believe me, it is driving me crazy that we can’t build anything. I wish we had stocked up on all the materials before being confined to our house. That being said, I will share with you a project we completed last year to add some curb appeal to our home. We had our home built in 2018. Even though it is a new home, there are always projects and upgrades to make the house “our home“. Of…

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    DIY Faux Wood Beam

    DIY Faux Wood Beam. A couple of years ago, Brooke and I had a local builder build us a home. It was our very first experience and looking back there are a ton of things we would have done differently. But that is entirely another post for another day. What I am trying to get to is building a house is not cheap, so we went with the basic things with no upgrades. We decided that we would put our own touches and style on the house throughout the years we live here. Our first big project was adding a faux wood beam between the living room and kitchen/ dining…

  • DIY,  Home Decor

    DIY Shoe Rack and Storage

    DIY shoe rack. If you are a mom or a parent, you know there will constantly be items lying around your house. Toys, cups, clothes and so much more, just laying on the floor. I can hear my mom now, “Pick up your shoes and take them upstairs”. The first thing Oliver does when he gets (basically) anywhere is to take his shoes off. We had taught him to put his shoes on the steps to be taken upstairs, but then there were just pairs of shoes on the steps to trip over. Hubby and I both were terrible at leaving shoes just sit under the couch after we took…

  • DIY,  Home Decor

    DIY Bookshelf Ledges

    DIY Bookshelf Ledges. First, I would like to tell you about the books I wanted to display on the shelves. I had purchased these amazing baby books from the Polka dot print shop. If you are a new momma, or already have kiddos these books are great for capturing little moments as your children grow. They have multiple types of books for your journey in motherhood. If you are currently pregnant, they have a “bump” book to keep track of your pregnancy. Once, your little one is born they have a baby book, toddler book, and birthday book. They also come in gorgeous colors and designs, and you can personalize…

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    Easy DIY Card Booklet

    Easy DIY card booklet. This may be my hoarding side coming out, but I like to keep certain things that are of importance in my child’s life. I hope, when they grow up, they will appreciate all the items I saved from their childhood. When there is a big milestone in one’s life, you tend to receive a card. Whether it’s a Birthday card, a Baby Shower card or a Holiday card. As an adult, I enjoy looking back at my Birthday cards, specifically the ones I received from my parents and siblings. So, for the special occasions that my boys receive cards, I keep them. Instead of having a…

  • DIY,  Home Decor

    DIY String Art

    DIY string art. String art has become a popular way of creating your own unique decor. It has been around for a few years but has recently become popular again. It can be as simple or difficult as you would like it to be. List of supplies a background of your choice 1-inch flat head nails string or thin yarn scissors hammer I chose a wide piece of wood as my background and had my handy husband cut it into a few even pieces. We stained it an espresso color. I decided to use the heart as a template. You can freehand the design or draw it with chalk. Also,…

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    DIY Gnome

    DIY Gnome. With this Christmas coming to a close, I know you have seen all the gnomes floating around the stores as Christmas decor. Some of them are adorable and then some of them are creepy. Some are super expensive, so I decided to get some supplies to make a couple for Christmas gifts. List of supplies: rag mop head pair of socks (I used a thicker pair of socks) small terracotta flower pot one wooden bead hot glue gun and glue sticks Let’s put our Gnomes together: First, you will need to start by cutting the strands off of the rag mop head. Cut the strands in half so…

  • DIY,  Home Decor

    Take a Look in the Mirror

    Take a look in the mirror. Living with all boys in my household we rarely have a use for a mirror. I mean do guys even make sure they look presentable. Haha only kidding!! Well, I needed that to change, but when I searched for mirrors for our room, they are insanely expensive. Tell me how a mirror with a wood frame cost more than a hundred dollars. So, we decided to make one. We bought a Mainstays mirror from Walmart. The mirror was six dollars. We had to take apart the mirror from the plastic frame. We started by ripping off the backing and then cutting the glue that…