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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 cute as the first time! My daughter has been counting down the days to the release of the movie. I thought it would be fun to have the kids...

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 color) Easy steps: 1. Place marshmallow on a stick 2. Dip marshmallows in the cup of water for about 30 seconds 3. Dip the moist Marshmellow in sprinkle...

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 could do for about $20? I have been hearing about the Elmer’s Paint Pens . So I decided to take a trip to Walmart and grab some for this...

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...

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 $200! I was NOT about to do that! So I decided to start on a small part of my counters. I decided if it did not work or looked horrible it would...

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 paint of course! I did some research and could not find the ingredients anywhere of the special Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I started thinking about...

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