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DIY Christmas Stocking Holder Village Inspired

Monday

It’s last week of November and finally we already put up our Christmas tree this weekend. I’m sharing today our first decoration that  I did for Christmas. It’s a DIY Christmas stocking holder village inspired. It’s made of scrap woods that my husband and I found in a construction site. I’m not a pro in woodworking by the way so I believe that you guys can do this project too! 🙂 I always wanted to get  some house decorative figurines or village Christmas set for house decors but we’re too frugal to buy 😉 But I think they are so […]

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Star Wars Family Halloween 2020 + DIY costumes

Sunday

Happy Halloween! It’s been more than 3 months that I haven’t updated this blog. Sorry, things got busy in our family as my husband and I became licensed foster parents and got our first placement a couple months ago 🙂 Anyway, I thought to update my blog today since it’s Halloween again! If you know, we enjoy wearing costumes with our kids (see our last year’s family costume here,) I think it’s a fun way to build memories with them! My husband chose Star Wars as the theme for our family Halloween costume this year. He’s a fan of this […]

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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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