Painting With Nature: 3 Easy Fall Crafts For Kids

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The leaves are falling and the so is the temperature which means it is the perfect time for fall crafts for kids! Get them outside and enjoy the changing of the season. It is educational and also so much fun! This weekend we went out and did some exploring and collecting. There are some really fun things that you can do with kids with the things you find outside! Nature Painting: Gather … [Read more...]

Making & Selling Lemonade For A Cause

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Last week I shared with you the mission of Sunkist and Take a Stand for Charities. I told you about the online tools to prepare for a lemonade sale such as poster, recipes, and pricing tracker are available for a free download. And because sometimes it’s just more fun to have an “official” lemonade stand for selling, Sunkist is releasing new, limited edition 2012 stands that will spark creativity … [Read more...]

Home Improvement DIY: update ugly brass door knobs

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You know the ugly door knobs I am talking about. Even though our house was built in the 2004 it looks like it was built in the nineties. We have brass everywhere. Since we are in the middle of our home improvements I decided to update the whole house. Now that we have a new color and fresh paint up on the walls and doors the brass looks even worse. It stands out like a sore thumb. So those … [Read more...]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Drawing Project for Kids & Healthy Snack Ideas #Snacks4WimpyKid #cbias

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Drawing For Kids Inspired by Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days Movie Plus: Healthy Snack Ideas   Are you and your kids excited about Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days hitting theaters this week? WE ARE! My daughter and I have read all the books together and so we are especially excited to see this movie based on books 3 and 4 of the series. Last week we read through book 3 again and it was just as … [Read more...]

How To Make Easy Marshmallow Pops

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These Easy Marshmallow Pops are super easy and fun! I did these for my daughter's Justin Bieber party. These can be made with any colors so they would be a hit on any occasion. The kids can do these because they are so easy! You need: Marshmallows Kabob sticks or cake pop sticks (found in baking section at Walmart) Cup of cold water Colored cupcake sprinkles (make a bowl for each … [Read more...]

DIY: Wood Signs Made Easy #ExpressYourself #GluenGlitter #cbias

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As you may know I am doing a kitchen makeover on a budget! So far I have done the counter tops , cabinets, backsplash and more is on the way! This week I wanted a simple and quick project that would add some character and color to the kitchen. Since I love rustic signs that is what I wanted to do. I have seen them for sale for $75 EACH and up and that is WAY above my budget. I wanted to see what … [Read more...]

DIY Kitchen Updates on a Budget: Faux Brick Kitchen Backsplash

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As you know I am updating my kitchen while maintaining a VERY tight budget. You can see the painted cabinets and the painted counter tops that i have done so far. Next it was time for the back splash. I loved the idea of painted tiles or bricks so I started experimenting. Painting Faux Bricks is fun and easy! Here is the simple tutorial. I started with the formica back splash that was attached … [Read more...]

DIY Kitchen Updates in a Budget: You CAN Paint Laminate Countertops

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YES YOU CAN! I read all over the internet and heard experts saying that painting these countertops would not work. I have these ugly formica laminate counter tops that go up the way as a back splash too! UGLY! They came with the house when it was built. I discovered a kit made by the same people that did the cabinet paint kit that I used. The Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations Kit cost over … [Read more...]

Homemade Chalk Paint (How to)

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I have been so impressed with the chalk paint projects I have seen on pinterest and on many blogs. Centsational Girl did a fabulous post about her Annie Sloan chalk paint transformation. With my bedroom furniture redo on my mind I thought that chalk paint look would be perfect. However I can not pay $39 for 1 quart plus the supplies and extras! So what do you think I did? I made my own chalk … [Read more...]

How to Make Microphone Cupcakes

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  This weekend we did my daughter's Justin Bieber party. I could not find a musical themed cake that I was happy with. So... I turned to pinterest and discovered it was posible to make cupcakes look like microphones. So I got to work! It is really easy! And it is NOT expensive! If you are doing a party on a budget this is a great idea! Here are the simple instructions to make your own … [Read more...]

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