Hello friends. If you're new, welcome! If you've been here before, welcome back... my husband recently used this blog as his learning-to-build-a-website project and I think it looks pretty awesome. Nice job, Mikey. Also, I started a new instagram feed which, honestly, is a total blast and I hope you follow along in the fun.
I have soooooo many projects that are done and I'm excited to share on the site like two IKEA hacks I'm kinda crazy about (barn wood makes everything look awesome):
The chicken coop, soon to house my baby chick Margaret Hatcher:
And lots of laundry room renovation progress:
And other rad stuff. Check in again soon for pics, tutorials, building plans and more.
Happy Creating! … Read more...
Sometimes it takes a middle school dance to really knock some sense into you. Last week my oldest son invited me to his Valentine's Day dance and walking into the gym, I gotta tell ya, the B.O. and anxiety took me back about 25 years in a hurry. It was a painful experience even though I remember actually liking middle school.
After the cookies were eaten and the fancy dancing was over I came home to his room that looks like a yard sale. And not the good kind. Like if I wanted to be a foster parent I'm pretty sure the state would turn me down. He is still using his original changing table/dresser, train bedding from his toddler bed, furniture from a rental and other stuff that just doesn't work anymore-- especially for a teenager. I don't like kids growing up, Peter Pan and I would … Read more...
Every summer as a kid my mom sent me to sewing camp. Sewing camp! I learned a lot of great stuff, but now I avoid sewing if I can. I currently have three boys in scouts and sewing on the patches is such a painful process. Painful times three.
My perfect solution: GLUE GUN It totally works! It takes a fraction of the time and I have washed my sons uniform at least 10 times and the patches look the same as when I glued them.
A few things to note:
It can be easy to over glue and when the glue comes out the sides it's hard to get off. Try adding a dab of hot glue in the middle, put on the patch and then add more glue as needed.
Patches don't come off. You can't pass the shirt down or give it away when your child is done with scouts. Those little patches are on to … Read more...