Friday, September 27, 2013

Shadow Box to Ottoman Tray

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We purchased a sectional and it came with an ottoman and we love it.  It is very brown so I will be doing some upcoming posts on how to tone that color down, but in the meanwhile, I knew I needed an ottoman tray to hold books and our beverages etc.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Matallic Silver Accent Chalkboard

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OK, where do I start with this one?  It was pretty simple to do. I just needed to "shop" my home to find things not being used and then decide how to make them work.

This used to be a picture of some hideous scene where a darkly-lit path coils down to a secluded spot and you find a table with two glasses and a rose sticking out of one, but it felt like you would uncover a crime scene if you ventured any further down that street.  I hated it but loved the simple frame.
 Later, I added this metallic fabric underneath and placed it behind my flat screen TV for another focal point and some reflection (kind of like a large mirror).  Months later,  I moved it into a different room and added stickers and the names of my kiddos to brighten up their nursery.  Then I stashed it away never to be seen after they were big enough to pull at things.

Ironically, as I thrifted on the weekends, I looked high and low for a large glass picture that I could use to apply chalkboard paint and track the weeks of my pregnancy, or write a to do list (honey do list) or whatever.

picture frame

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pleygo in action

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Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was/will be gifted from America's Family Network on behalf of  Pleygo a Netflix-like rental service for LEGO sets to facilitate the post and follow up review. All opinions expressed here are my own.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Toddler Growth Chart

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The other day my husband and I were needing to measure our son to decide what size bed to get for him so we stood him against a slender wall in our kitchen.  After we measured him, it dawned on me that the wall was the perfect size for a ruler or growth chart.
growth chart on wall

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pleygo {LEGO subscription service}

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Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was/will be gifted from America's Family Network on behalf of  Pleygo a Netflix-like rental service for LEGO sets to facilitate the post and follow up review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

So when you think of the word Pleygo, what comes to mind?  Well, I think of play and go and essentially, that is what this new LEGO subscription-based service is.  You play with your LEGOS, send them back in the mail and get another set soon after!  It is kind of like Netflix but for LEGOS!  Very smart!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bouncin Craze Indoor Play Center

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Our visit to Bouncin Craze, as anticipated, was a huge hit.  We walked in and there was a room full of inflatables that don't make (newer) moms like myself panic!

bouncin craze


They were large but seemed sturdy and had lots of places for young kids to venture through without feeling too scared or intimidated.  The colors were very bright and cheery and attractive.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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