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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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    DIY Growth Arrow Chart

    DIY growth arrow chart. Let’s take a walk down memory lane. I bet most of our parents had some way to document our growth as we started getting taller. My mom had a nice ice cream stick chart that she wrote on when she checked our height. When our family moved to my parent’s house now (and they added some more kids), they used a piece of wall in the kitchen to document our height. It is always nice to look back at a certain age and see who was taller. When I had my boys, I wanted something that added to our decor style. So, we wanted something a…

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    Easy, Rustic Way to Hang Photos

    Rustic way to hang photos. I wanted a really easy and not so expensive way to hang photos. Mostly, I wanted to share the boys’ cute little monthly photos that I wrestled to get each month until they were a year old. With all that effort I was not going to let them collect dust in a photo album. I wanted to see how my little ones grew on a daily basis. Instead of spending money on bulky picture frames, I searched my house for things I had. Things you probably have lying around your house also. All I needed was some twine, a hammer and nails, and tiny clothespins…