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Making Good, Messy Memories!

Wednesday

This post is sponsored by all® laundry detergent. #allLaundryPartner I learned to paint when I was in college getting my BA in Fine Arts. I’ve always enjoyed painting – it’s fun and there are always new techniques and styles to learn. But as a mom of small three boys, it can be challenging and stressful to paint with kids. Messy hands, messy house, messy clothes…oh boy lol. When I think about the mess, it holds me back from  enjoying art time with my kids. But as my husband once told me, it’s important to let kids try new things – […]

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Gift Guide For Dads

Monday

 We know that not all gifts are equal for loving dads out there. So I hope today’s post about gifts for dads can help you out if you are still hunting for something for Father’s day.  I asked some mothers to share their ideas about Father’s Day gifts, whether past gifts or ideas for this year. These moms also share what they admire about their husbands as dads. Gift Idea #1 Charcoal Grill  Savannah says “I got this for my husband, Brenton a few years ago and it is perfect for camping, picnics, tailgating and even the backyard”. What do […]

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Kitchen Organization on a budget

Wednesday

I love organizing our home. I think that is something that I got from my mama. Last month, I finally organized our kitchen on a very budget-friendly basis. I always like to try DIY first and see if it works before buying. I used some upcycled material (jars, juice containers, oats containers) and made DIY containers that ended up working well for the pantry and our kitchen. Here are repurposed glass jars and re-used juice containers. Most ground or small food goes into a juice container since the opening is smaller, such as grits, popcorn, small pasta, and Cream of […]

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April Recap: family, our first garden and my kid’s favorite learning activities

Thursday

Tomorrow is the last day of April. I thought to share for today’s post on what we’ve done this month during the time of quarantine, how we celebrated a couple of special events like Easter and my birthday and a few personal DIY projects that I did. I rarely share personal posts about me and my family here on my blog, maybe because I prefer to share them on my Instagram and/or in person. So here’s our month of April recap! Easter Sunday, my youngest son’s first official egg hunting in the backyard. We used our backyard to hide plastic […]

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Fun Cardboard Playhouse for Kids

Tuesday

A cardboard playhouse is always a big hit for my children. If you have followed my blog, I made my first cardboard playhouse a couple years ago when I only had two kids. And now that I have three kids, I wanted the older boys to experience a playhouse again with their youngest brother. Cardboard is great when I want to create something new, fun and playful for my children. It is a cheap and effective way to entertain my kids,  especially during this COVID-19 quarantine. I used 4-5 large moving boxes from past years of moving. I also used […]

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Do-It-Yourself Desk Organizer for Kids

Monday

I made this desk organizer for my kids to make their pens, pencils, markers etc. be organized and stored in one container. It’s helpful and easy to carry around when we need them for homeschooling, doodling and doing other arts & crafts. It saves a lot of space in our bookshelf as well, since I used to separate these things in different containers. Here’s how I made it and materials that I used to create this cute and functional desk organizer for kids. Materials: Beer Carton Carrier Fabric Glue Gun and Sticks Cotton Rope Elmer’s Glue Scissor Small brush (optional) […]

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DIY West Elm Inspired Rug

Tuesday

I’ve been eyeing a gorgeous area rug from West Elm for the past few weeks; the colors and design print is just perfect for my children’s bedroom. But since area rugs are one of the last things that my husband wants to purchase in our house. I have to be creative on how to meet my design needs in decorating our children’s room. That is why I tried to do a DIY West Elm Inspired Rug instead. I found an old canvas type of fabric rug from our church garage sale a couple years ago. And here’s the original design… […]

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