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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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DIY Hot Wheels Car Parking With Lift

Sunday

Before I throw cardboards, I asked myself first.. “Do I need this for something?” and I always said “Yes!” haha My husband knows how I’m a cardboard hoarder. But.. I do inspect the cardboard first before I keep them. I make sure it’s a good quality cardboard that will be good for making diy toy for my kids and even for a storage bins just like the ones I made for my children’s playroom. I think it’s fun to make something out of the cardboard before I tossed it in the trash 🙂 Last week, my sister shown me a […]

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My daily routine with my 3 boys

Monday

Hello friends, it’s been awhile since I posted here. Things are busy but I love it 🙂 I thought to update my blog to share my daily routine and schedule with my 3 kids (ages 2-5) since we are all dealing with this virus. Schools are closed and so I’d like to share with my fellow moms out there what our day looks like and also to share some activity ideas for kids. Fyi, I have a kindergarten that I’m homeschooling only for this second semester and I also have a pre-schooler son who also do homeschooling and I have […]

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A look back at 2019 + Family Update

Monday

window activity It’s time to make my youngest son’s silhouette painting. see tutorial here we did a mini spring photoshoot theme. we also invited some of our friends to join in. peeka-boo! skateboard after work Easter egg hunt. My youngest son’s first time to do Easter egg hunting. This was the activity we do in Easter Sunday. We also read a children’s Bible. toddler walk We love outdoor This 2019, we moved to our own first house! Thanks to God <3 Swimming lesson last summer Backyard is more fun if it is muddy 😉 more backyard fun! and more… with […]

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Gifts For Him

Friday

It’s another year of gift giving this Christmas! Have you started shopping for presents yet? Or maybe a list of gift ideas for your loved ones such as the men in your life? Men can be hard to shop for and if you’re feeling the same, you are not alone 🙂 I asked my husband, Brent, to share his wish list, for lack of a better term. He really likes quality above everything else and rarely buys impulsively.  If you know someone like him who shares the same principle, check out the list for quality gifts for the men in […]

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