In a perfect world, my entire house would be completely organized, with everything labeled and put away neatly in it’s place. But the reality is, not every single thing in my house has a “home”. I secretly love my little kitchen junk drawer. It’s my catch-all and it gives me sanity to be able to toss little things in there when I’m clearing counters, etc. It drives my husband nuts, but I can’t help it. I need that little place of chaos. Slowly but surely, I am getting my house more and more organized and using little tricks that make my life a little easier.
If you know me, you know I’m on a cactus theme kick right now. I wanted to make something with the kids and luckily this cactus craft required items that we already had. We got to work on them right after breakfast. Even my 18 month old got in on this one. I think they turned out so cute!
Ever wondered what to do with all those broken crayons? Especially the little tiny pieces in the bottom of the crayon bin that not even your little toddler’s fingers can grip. Well, I’ve got a solution! And it’s not to throw them away, as tempting as that may be. I’ve got a fun little craft that even the kids can help participate in and it recycles every little broken crayon.
With Independence Day quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to do a festive craft with my three year old while her baby sister napped. I honestly did not plan for this craft at all and just looked at what supplies we already had around the house. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I thought it was easy and cute enough to share.
Sometimes on the weekends, my family naps all at once and I get a little quiet time to myself. Usually that means cleaning or laundry for me, but this weekend I decided to do a little DIY project I had been wanting to try. It didn’t go quite as planned and I would definitely do a few things different next time, but I still love how it turned out!
This is one of my favorite projects my husband and I have worked on. The mudroom was a huge selling point for us when we bought our home; it is the perfect little spot to drop our bags and kick off our shoes when we get home. It also has a wall of shelves to serve as our pantry, which is great because our previous house didn’t have this type of space for food storage. Unfortunately, after a few months of use, this room looked ROUGH. The ‘before’ pictures are actually pretty embarrassing. Judge away, my friends. There is one song that comes to mind when I look back at the before pictures:
U-G-L-Y, You ain’t got no alibi, You UGLY!