Ikea Hack: Awesome Train Table

Last year, we moved into our very first house.  Each of our kids got to move into their very own rooms, and I bought these two tables from Ikea at $8 a piece! A long time ago, I had found a pin on Pinterest for a DIY Lego Table, which I made, and it turned out amazing.  So, I thought I'd try to make a TRAIN TABLE out of the second one! Both of my kids - 5 year old daughter and 1 year old son - LOVE LOVE LOVE playing with trains on train tracks!  All the time.  I knew they needed a table, but … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 6: Valentine’s Day

Theme: Valentine's Day Colors: Pink and Red Materials: Chevron Washi: Target Heart Washi: Target Dollar Spot Heart Stickers: Michael's ... Last Week ...   Please share YOUR planner links!  I love checking out others' creations! … [Read more...]

7QT: Victor the Groundhog, Superbowl, & Saturday Laughs

- 1 - #Updates - Margarita Night was THE BEST! - I need some ideas for activities for the kidlets during the Superbowl. - Speaking of things coming up really quickly, Lent is about to happen! - We've tried 4 new recipes in the last 3 weeks, and we're 1 for 4.  :(  I'll share the 1 good one below. I saw a very concerning video this week where a woman interviewed COLLEGE STUDENTS to ask them basic questions about American politics.  The purpose was to show us how frightfully stupid some … [Read more...]

Winter Activities: The Children’s Museum!

We were able to get a membership to our Children's Museum at a really great price so we went for the first time this year.  It. Is. AMAZING! This is me with the foreman.  She's old enough to do a woodworking project now so we grabbed a block of wood and put it in the vice.  Then she got to hammer nails into it, sand it, and we sawed (<-- is that a word??) a slit into part of it.   This is so much better than a giant lightbright, which is what my husband called it.  The tubes are lit up by … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 5: THE SUPERBOWL!

Materials: Football Washi: Etsy Honeycomb Washi: Etsy (it's actually green, but it looks yellow here) Football Stickers: teacher store I think?  I've had them forever I can't believe the Superbowl is already happening this week! Who are you going for?? I hate the Broncos so Carolina allll the way! ... Last Week ... What's your planner look like?? … [Read more...]

Ways Your Family Can Save Money on Energy Bills This Winter

The winter season is here, and it's only going to continue getting colder over the next few months. In fact, you may already be dreading the cold and the expected rise in your energy bills as you try to keep your home as cozy and comfortable as possible. But don't worry. There are plenty of ways that you and your family can work together to save money this winter by lowering your energy bills. Continue reading for a few tips that you can implement right away. Seal Any Areas That Leak Air Air … [Read more...]

7QT & Saturday Laughs Chalkboards, Flannel Board, Doorway

- 1 - #Updates - It's been a little warmer this week than last week. - I hope my east-coast peeps are doing ok! - There's a margarita night in my future. - We just decided to do something for the Superbowl! - I had no idea the Superbowl was coming up so quickly!! - We've started doing family work outs / dance parties every night.  Yay healthy! - How is January over already?!  2016 is already FLYING by! - 2 - DIY Minecraft Flannel Board Click here to see the post! - 3 … [Read more...]

DIY Minecraft Flannel Board

Since I really liked how the Felt Christmas Tree activity worked out in our living room, I decided we should make more flannel boards for other seasons / holidays / occasions or even every day.  When we went to Michael's to get the materials, I had a vague idea of making snowmen, but I knew I'd want to do other projects.  I *thought* I'd have to go to JoAnne Fabrics to get a large piece of felt for the background, but I found a big purple felt square at Michael's on clearance for $2!  Score! … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 4: Winter Foxes

Theme: Winter Foxes Colors: Light Blue & a Bunch of Other Colors Materials: Striped Washi: Target Fox Stickers: Dollar Tree ... Last Week ... If you blog about your planner, leave a link in the comments!  I'd love to see it! … [Read more...]

7QT: Ice Play, It’s Too Cold, Elsa, & Saturday Laughs

- 1 - #Updates - It's been too cold to leave the house.  We did once and it was crazy. - Hobbs got some kind of 24 hour stomach thing.  We're not sure if it was food poisoning or the stomach flu, but I'm just hoping Cupcakes and TR don't get it! - I went on a most excellent Mom Date to Costco and we got smoothies and hot chocolate afterwards! - There's a margarita night in my future. - Hobbs had to go to a work meeting on his day off yesterday.  Boo! - I'm already sick of winter... … [Read more...]