Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nolan's new room

Over this summer our Fun List had "Room Re-dos" on it.
Well that project extended a little past summer and into this new school year.  But all good things come with time.  
Today I wanted share Nolan's new room.
We hadn't done much since his room was originally done as a baby, other then get him a big boy bed.

We wanted a room for him to grow with. 
The feel more of a little mans room.
So we got things that reflected his interest but made for a cozy place for him.
{vintage flag from a local shop, Thor Hammer night light from Target, quilt and buffalo plaid bin from Land of Nod}

We had a lot of pieces from the Ikeas Trofast collection from the playroom.  We are planning on a redo in there as well, so instead of selling it all I decided to update it, see below for more details.

Our walls are EXTREMELY textured, almost like an outside stucco.
So wall paper is out of the question but we still wanted a focal point on this wall.
I used Urban Wall Decals to create this strip of Batman Masks.

We wanted to bring in original artwork that shows Nolan's most favorite things. This wall is a work in progress but I love it.  And the pennants from my husbands childhood adds just the right amount of vintage charm to this wall. 

I love kids to have a space to sit other then the floor or bed in their rooms.
We snagged this chair from Target, its the most perfect size.
Yellow bin also from Target and the AMAZING Biggie pillow from Passive Juice Motel.

My favorite thing in his room has to be his new Lego table.
Its the perfect thing for my Lego obsessed little dude.
More info below on this project.

I love the little details his room holds.  
But most of all I love that when I can not find him I know exactly where he is, using his imagination in his room.


DIY Lego table.
Like I said above we already had the Trofast collection.
I took one of the pieces and painted it using Milk Paint from Nook and Cranny.

I was able to paint both this piece and the smaller shelf with one pint, milk paint is that amazing.
After it was completely dry I applied some bees wax just to cure the paint since the piece was going to get a lot of use.

For the lego top, I used two large gray lego mats for each side and cut down one blue mat to create the center strip. Cutting lego mats is easy peasy, create a line with some brick legos take an exacto knife and cut along edge. Then snap off.

Lastly, I used gorilla glue and weighted them down.

I can not even begin to tell you how much time he spends at this table.
He wakes up and goes right to it and at night he setups his favorite guys of the day on the edge to "watch over him" when he sleeps.

 I hope you enjoy a glimpse into Nolan's new world.

Monday, September 15, 2014

My Spooktacualr Contribution

I have the honor of guest posting on Eighteen25 Girls blog today, making it my third year during their Spooktacular September.

Like I mentioned in that post, I am finding it harder and harder to original in this social media day and age.  So I hope these circle weave spiders I made fit the bill, trendy, original, and "pin worthy".


Monday, August 4, 2014

Easy GIANT Bubbles

We have been struggling this summer with getting ALL our items checked off #OurSummerFunList.
With 15 days I am feeling the pressure.

Last night we decided to mark make GIANT bubbles off.
I found SOO many recipes, but at 5pm none of them were as simple as soap.

Then I came across this one.  
I used the dawn ultra, which is concentrated, so I used 8 cups of warm water and 1 cup of soap.

And for the wands, we used this DIY.  But when we started we were running into an issue where the twine would not open, we added a few washers to the bottom string to weigh it down.

After our friends on our street saw our bubbles over the fence we moved it out front and had bubble fun with everyone.

 It was much easier then I thought for the kids to get the hang of it. Wind did play a factor, when it started to pick up a bit the kids found it harder to get the bubbles from popping right away. But over all I think this simple recipe was worth not driving around at 5pm on a Sunday to find glycerine.


I have a winner for the Winervention, Lesley from Recipe for Crazy.
Thanks to all those who enter!

Avery's super cool Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine Tee can be found here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Cleaner Wiener {A Wienervention sponsored by Applegate enter to win}

It's not a secret that we love us some Applegate.
So when I got an email asking if we wanted to have a wienervention, we jumped at the chance to grill up some cleaner wieners.

I am one for full disclosure, with that said I am not a hotdog lover.
If given the option I would choose a hamburger over a dog.
BUT Applegates Natural uncured beef hot dog is a WHOLE other story.
I crave them. 

Hubs is the proud new owner this summer of a Big Green Egg,
so any opportunity he has to use it, he throws down.

Nolan had requested corn dogs, which got me thinking...

Corn dog deconstructed, haha. He was in heaven. 

Hubs had the brilliant idea of getting some Applegate Sunday bacon and having it as a topping. Because bacon makes everything better, its the truth.

Grilling dogs + water slides = prefect summer hangs.

Topped our evening with a sweet treat of ice cream bowls.

Applegate would LOVE to extend a kit to one of you!!


   Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dogs
-  Rudi’s Hot Dog Buns (White and Gluten-Free)
-  Annie’s Organic Ketchup and Mustard
-  Rick’s Pick’s Relish
-   Applegate Apron
-   Grilling tool set
-  Frisbee
-   Mini Applegate Cooler
 - Susty paper straws and napkins

To enter leave a comment, letting me know what would be your Hot dogs + _______ = perfect summer evening. US residents only. Open til midnight on Jul 25.
Good luck.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Buggie {Jamz Streetwear}

Just had to share some images I took of my little string bean yesterday.
I look at her and sit in awe.
She is turning into such an amazing lady.

She is conquering her fears and putting herself out there by joining cheerleading next year.
This is HUGE for my little shy girl. 

She is such a little force of nature.
Her love is undying.
Her friendships are her world.

Her beauty is undeniable.
Inside and out.

Her imagination is always on.

Her laugh is contagious.
And her sense of humor is natural.

Most of all she is such a joy.

Her amazing hat and shirt are from Jamz.
I am totally smitten with Jamz.
It brings me back to my Punky Brewster days.
The days when neon ruled the word.
Thanks Jamz for the amazing clothes and bringing back my childhood memories to relive through my kids!