Thursday, July 16, 2015

Easy Summer Boredom Buster Game: tic tac toe

Supplies: 8 paper plates, string or yarn cut into 4 equal lengths, something to write or decorate plates with.

Easy peasy using items on hand, and it kept them occupied for a little bit.

Hope you're having a great summer!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pinned and Tried: DIY Boxwood Wreath with B&W Stripe Bow

A little bit ago, I was perusing images of DIY boxwood wreaths on Pinterest. I've been wanting a nice green wreath for my front door that would work all year long, for every season. For some reason, boxwood wreaths are insanely expensive and I've always wanted one but would never pay for one. I came across one image with a black and white striped bow and fell in love. Also, the bow gave me an idea: change it out for seasons/holidays and I would have the ultimate wreath that I would never have to worry about changing, storing, and I could get rid of all my other ones that take up so much space in the garage- triple win! 
The inspiration came from this picture here. I used an old wreath form I already had, I bought two boxwood garlands from Joann when they had a great sale, and I bought 1 yard of black and white striped ribbon. I just attached the garland to the form using twist ties starting from the inside and worked my way around and out. The bow is just clipped on so I can easily change it out. Here is how mine turned out:

Love. (We really need to paint that trim- yikes). As you can see it is a lovely rainy Spring day today.

I hope you enjoyed my DIY Boxwood wreath! ~Rebecca

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quick And Easy May/End Of Year Teacher Appreciation Idea

I finally got through all those school supplies I bought last August and saved the highlighters for the end. I printed up these cute tags and they're ready to go! My kids only have NINE days of school left. CrAzY! Is it too soon to say "Have a great Summer!" ,"Stay cool", or "Don't ever change" ?? I can say for sure, Happy end of school!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Take Note": April Teacher Appreciation

Notepads/Pencils from Walmart
Washi Tape from
Printable tags from HERE

Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Children at Play" Boy and Girl Shared Bedroom

Time for baby girl to share a room with big brother! I gave the walls a fresh coat of paint, repurposed the curtains, sewed a pillow and got a few new pieces of art/decor for the walls and the rest we already had. It turned out so great and the room feels bigger and cleaner. I am happy to report everyone is sleeping through the night now :) Sources at bottom of post.



Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray
Curtains: homemade by me using queen size sheet and old red panels
Letters: old, from Kohl's
Crib bedding: old, pink chevron sheet from Target; quilt: gift; pillow handmade from Sarah Jane Children at play fabric "On Parade." 
Twin bedding: levi quilt old, handmade by me; standard pillow sham made from repurposed mens dress shirts; throw pillow handmade from Sarah Jane Children at play fabric "Rocket Launch Club."
Wall decor/art: Art clip boards from craft fair/sister in law; I love to see the temple and Rocket Launch Club art prints from Sarah Jane Studios; On Parade canvas handmade by me; Love one another and Seek after these things art prints from Jones Design Company.