Most kids can easily create a list a mile long containing all the toys they want for Christmas. I know my kid can and already has! But, we don’t always want to get them just toys. This list of gifts for kids that aren’t toys has a few things they might not have wanted, but will end up enjoying – a whole lot.
This easy-to-make kids microphone will make any little guy or gal feel like the star of their own show! These are perfect for everyday play, but also make great party favors as well! Best of all – this toy microphone is simple and affordable to make. Since summer has ended and both of my crew…
Looking for great ways to get your kids away from the screen and instead up and using their imagination? These DIY pretend play stations for play based learning will help to do just that! On top of it all, you’ll probably score major brownie points with your kids for making these for them! Summer is…
Looking for kids lemonade stand ideas for your little one? I’m willing to bet this is THE most simple to build DIY lemonade stand you’ll find! It’s also pretty darn cute! See below for how to build a lemonade stand your kiddo will love and use for years to come! Sometimes life doesn’t hand you lemons….
If you’ve got basic DIY skills, then you can easily make this kids play table in one weekend – and your kiddos will forever be grateful! On top of that, this activity table for kids with storage can easily be customized to fit the interests of your own individual child! I first must start by…
Have a small space where you’d like to fit in a wall mounted desk? Need a little storage there too? You’re in the right place then! This DIY wall mounted desk is a simple build that folds down to reveal space for your computer or writing and hidden storage. This project has only been completed…
This kids stage is the perfect addition to your child’s playroom or bedroom! The DIY stage is a simple build that will provide loads and loads of fun and entertainment for years to come… All I ever wanted to be was either Reba McEntire or Dolly Parton. I mean really, that isn’t too much to…
Every year around the end of April, I feel the need to start drinking a tad bit more.
Because a birthday party is on the horizon.
And that means lots of planning.
All in a specific timeframe.
And I’ve never been good at any of that stuff all together at once.
Thus, why the sparkly horse birthday party was two months ago and you are just now hearing about it.
I needed time to recuperate.
We have an Aunt Rochelle.
I hope you have an Aunt Rochelle too.
You see, Aunt Rochelles always send the good stuff.
It is not uncommon for multiple packages (sporting color coordinated designs & patterns) to arrive on the front porch anytime of the year.
It may be Christmas.
Or it may not.
It may be a birthday.
Or it may not.
Said packages will contain not one, not two, but multiple ensembles for the circus.
Each ensemble is complete with a top, pants, cardigan, usually a skirt, socks, matching beret, and my favorite – matching sunglasses.
And during the summer she gets multiple swimsuits with matching cover-ups, hats, and sunglasses.
The kid has Jackie O sunglasses, pink sunglasses, movie star sunglasses, Iris Apfel sunglasses, floral print sunglasses, checked sunglasses.
If she has an outfit from Aunt Rochelle, then she has the matching sunglasses.
See why we love our Aunt Rochelle?
We also love her because she’s just a load of fun too.
With this vast assortment of sunglasses, it felt wrong just putting them in a drawer and only bringing them out as needed to complete an ensemble.
No, no, no, no, no – sunglasses like this should be displayed.
So Grunt Labor and I came up with this DIY sunglasses holder so that the kid could enjoy her shades even inside.
Coming up with great storage solutions for your kids’ toys and paraphernalia can often be hard – not this one though! If dress up clothes are taking over your life then make this DIY dress up closet now! A bookcase is all you’ll need to get started and create dress up storage to save your sanity and a dress up station your little one will love!
Seriously y’all, I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to have a birthday party over with.
Not that it wasn’t a great little party and yes, I’m a little sad the kid is growing up so fast, but party planning and party decorating for kids birthdays are just. so. exhausting.
Can I get an amen?
This year we opted for a Care Bear and Rainbow Party for the kid’s birthday. When I started planning it, she was really into her stuffed bears, by the time the party rolled around she was really into her stuffed dogs. Can’t go anywhere without a stuffed dog these days.
Kid changes her mind more than I do.
Let me go ahead and squash what all of you are thinking.
I am not pregnant.
Nor do I have any plans of being pregnant. I am a one and done parent. Or even a one and fun kind of parent. To all you other parents out there that have multiple children, my hat is off to you. The thought of having another one just makes me want to go take a nap. Grunt Labor, the kid, and I are perfectly happy as a unit of three.
Over the past week during the fiasco of preparing for the kid’s birthday party (details coming soon), I started thinking about her nursery and what all has worked in there for us, what didn’t work and what I would do differently. I thought some of you guys with kiddos on the way, may want to hear my words of wisdom.
But trust me, my words of wisdom on nursery ideas and decorating is far better than my words of wisdom on actual parenting. At least I can admit it.
Baby girl’s nursery has changed, and had a few little improvements since I last posted about it. So, I thought it might be fun to share some new photos with you! I didn’t want a nursery for her that would be full of brightly color characters. I wanted something more authentic, I guess you could say….
We made it through year one. No serious injuries, no serious sickness, only busted her lip a few times, fell off the couch and bed a couple times, multiple bruises, and I only let her eat a clump of dirt once. We. Survived. It. Hallelujah. To celebrate the big day, we threw a blue and pink…
Looking for a simple to make, yet adorable DIY birthday banner? Look no further! This DIY banner is easily made with a printable template, card stock, scissors and markers. You can fully customize it to match your party’s decor!
Can’t find the perfect party hat for the big bash? Don’t fret! Make your own DIY birthday hat in no time using this tutorial for how to make a party hat out of paper! It’s super easy using the provided party hat template!
Learn how to make your own party invitations with this PicMonkey invitation tutorial! You can customize it with any colors or fonts of your choice. This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. With the kid’s 1st birthday quickly approaching, I realized I had better get some invitations…
Aren’t these tissue paper pom poms so fun? Instead of a mobile in the vintage style nursery, I thought these would be much more pretty and stylish! And, we all know, my kid has gotta have style! I used this simple tutorial from Martha Stewart, that you can find here. All you need is tissue…
If you remember, I bought some vintage nursery rhyme books and made this cute tissue box cover for the nursery…. I also chose 6 of the nursery rhymes to frame. I bought simple white frames at Micheal’s and used scrapbook paper as the background. Simple, cute, and vintage. How can you go wrong with that…