Absolutely magical! 🙂
This looks super fun and easy. I’m excited to try it with my nephew! 🙂
This is insane looking! I wish I had the skills to pull something like this off.
I absolutely love these! They are completely my style, and extra storage never hurts.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m more than a little obsessed with things that smell good. I love going to Bath & Bodyworks, I always save perfume samples longer than I should, I have a large collection of wax melts, and an entire shelf dedicated to lotion. I want myself to smell good, and I want my house to smell good as well. That can be a little challenging, especially since I share my space with two cats. That’s why I love this post by Kelly Dixon at Smart School House! Here are a few of my favorite “smell hacks” that she listed:
-Throw some lemon juice, vanilla extract, and rosemary into a crockpot with some water- it makes your whole home smell fresh!
-Drop some essential oils onto your home’s air filter when you change it.
-Clip fabric softener sheets onto a fan for an instant air freshener!
-Sprinkle baking soda into smelly shoes, leave overnight to absorb the odor.
I love looking for craft ideas to try with my nephew on Pinterest. There are some really cool kid science experiments out there that I’m dying to try! Plus, most of them use ingredients you probably already have laying around the house, like water, baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, etc. I also love activities that get him outside playing! Not that he needs much encouragement. He’s perfectly content to run around, kick his soccer ball, ride on his bike, and terrorize my dog, haha! But, I’m always looking for new ways to teach him about the world around him. That’s why I love this post of ~free~ summer activity ideas for toddlers, by Crystal Paine at Money Saving Mom. Check it out:
No, I don’t mean giving up on your debt (if only, haha!). Instead, I’m talking about giving up certain things, and putting that money towards debt payments. Whether you’re in massive credit card debt, struggling to pay back student loans, or just trying to get your mortgage paid off faster, going on a “financial fast,” is a great way to find extra money for your payments. Check out this article by Gretchen at the Retired By 40 Blog for what SHE gave up to get out of debt:
-A new kitchen, or other costly remodel
-A vacation- it’s tempting, but save those couple hundred (or thousand) dollars. That’s another mortgage payment– you’ll be paid off at least one month earlier than planned.
-An expensive phone data plan- do you NEED it? No.
-Free time- use your freetime to freelance; use the money from the extra job to pay off debt fast!
It’s no secret that planning your family’s meals in advance is super beneficial. It’s healthier, and less expensive. Why? Because, with a solid meal plan, you’ll know what to buy and can make grocery lists in advance. It reduces impulse spending, and impulse McDonald’s runs. Whether you’re just feeding yourself, or a family of six, meal planning will make you a little more sane. Plus, the menu board is super cute and will make a great addition to any kitchen’s décor! If you’re interested in getting you and your Shak on a meal plan, check out this menu tutorial by Rachel at The Wood Connection Blog. Here’s what she used:
I used a vertical slat sign
Hazel & Ruby Blindside Alpha Stencil Masks (available at Michael’s Craft Store)
Hazel & Ruby Crazy For Chevy Teal Fat Roll Washi Tape
Turquoise acrylic paint
Rustoleum chalkboard paint
Check out the full post for photos, a detailed walkthrough, and more inspiration!
Photo and idea from The Wood Connection Blog