Monday, August 27, 2012

Drop Your Drawers!

We have a tiny wall that faces the kids' bathroom.
This tiny wall is a mighty wall.
Why is it mighty, you ask?
Well, It holds up the large dirty clothes pile that comes off of the smelly little bodies that are getting into the shower each night. :)
Unfortunately,
not all the smelly clothes make it to the wall.
I usually find a loooooonnnggg traaaiiilll of clothes running down the hallway.
I decided the mighty wall needs a basket.
I was hoping the basket will remind the smelly little bodies where to put their clothes.
 
Then I thought,
"NO, it needs a sign!!!"
(I know, totally genius, right?!? Not sure how that ended up in my brain :))
 
This cute sign will be joining the mighty forces of wall/ basket.
I think they will make a great team.
 

Hoping the silliness of it will help them to remember where their stinky drawers go.
Probably not!!
I still love it:)
 I used an old cupboard door and cut the saying out of vinyl.

Then to top it all off..
An old belt.
It gives the whole "Drawers" feel to it, don't cha think?

Thanks for being here!!
Happy Monday :)
Smooches!!




Saturday, August 18, 2012

Oh.My. {Suite}. Fort Kit

One of my happiest childhood memories you ask???
 Building a HUGE fort in the middle of our Family Room
out of sheets.
It was the best place for Barbie tea parties.
Oh, and the far corner in the back...
PERFECT place for a nursery for my cabbage patch dolls.

Awww...what I would give to be a kid again.

Why all the reminiscing??
Well, I stumbled upon something totally fabulous on Salt-water Kids.


Ever since my "stumble"...
 I've been able to spread the love.
Some of my most favorite little peeps can make their own fort memories now too.

THE BEST!!
It's a..
FORT KIT!!!
Like I said, I was inspired (here).

What goes in it:
Small suction cups
These are used to stick to windows or whatever they will stick to.
I found these at Target for about $3.



Clothes Line
This is used to hang the sheet from.
Or get creative :)
Dollar Tree $1

1 pkg of clothes pins
Used to pin the sheets to the line or your brothers nose :)
OUCH!! 
Found these at Target...$2 ish 


 Cute matching flashlight
the possibilities are endless.
Make it fun.
You could add glow sticks, stars,
lantern, you get where I'm going with this :)

Clamps
They sell a large bag of these all different sizes, Walmart :)
These would REALLY hurt your brother's nose.

Flat Sheets
2 or more
save the little bag the sheets come in.
Then you can use it to put all the fun little parts to you kit in it.


Here's how to put it together:
Step 1: Make your ties
  Cut one of your hubby's old lonely shirts into strip.


Pull each end of the strips tight so they end up curling into a nice clean rope.  Add a knot to each end.

Do this 14 times.

Step 2: Sew strip onto the sheets:
Fold each string in half and sew them on with a super crazy stitch back and forth until you know they are on there good.


It ends up looking like this.
Sew it right through the middle of the string so there is a loop on top and then some of the string hanging down.
This way the clothes line can be pulled through the loops to hang the sheet when building the fort. 
Add a loop to all four corners of the sheets and half way down each side and one right in the middle of the sheet.
For a visual, check out the Salt-Water Kids tut. 

Step 3: The bag it goes in
You can sew your own bag or buy one.
The bag can be sewn from another sheet, OR I just used the rest of the "lonely" shirt and a pair of old jeans to whip up a bag.

To top it all off,
add a cute little tag.


You're all done.
Isn't that the coolest thing EVER?!?!
The best part was seeing them in action!
Here are a few pictures my friend sent to my phone.

One fort kit..


This is what you can do with TWO fort kits!
Aren't they the cutest?!?!


It's so much fun to see these little peeps building forts and LOTS of memories!!
Happy building :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cookies for the Teacher!

You would be my bestestestest friend EVER if you brought me a jar of cookies.
YES, PLEASE!!
I totally loved the idea for a teacher gift.
I was inspired by little Miss Aimee.
Thanks girlie!!
Talk about easy and practical all in one.

The tag reads:
I'm going to be one smart
cookie
this year with you
as my teacher!!



Woo hoo!!!

You could monogram the jar
or add a "cookies" label.
SO many options.

Go make a teachers day, give 'em some cookies.

Happy New School Year!!!






Saturday, August 4, 2012

Activity Day {Suitness} "To Do" Jars...

Hey guys!!
 I have a little somethin' somethin' to share with you.

Here's an easy back to school LDS Activity Days idea.
Or...I'm using it for Family Home Evening.

Lesson:

I printed off an outline of a school houses with part of the scripture we were going to read along the top.
These are to go in their AD notebook and to take notes on.
I had a bowl of Hershey's hugs.
As we read, I had the girls raise their hand when they heard any ideas they could use to have more order in their life.
If they participated I threw them a hug.
Then in their little school house worksheet, I had them list all the great ideas we found from the scriptures.

We talked about how it was important to not only stay organized, but to help others, read good books, pray and have faith in ourselves and in our Savior.

Activity:

"To Do" Jars

To keep these girlies in order and ready for school, we made a "To Do" Jar.
They are ALL over Pinterest.
HERE is where I got my inspiration.
Thanks Ginger! You're a rock star!!!
The girlies painted one end of the stick.
On the other end they wrote the tasks that they felt were important for them to do each day. 

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When they were finished writing down tasks and painting, they placed their sticks in the jar.
Each day, as they finish the task on the stick, they flip the stick over so the colored part is showing.


Once they have a jar full of pretty little sticks, they know they are finished.

I used my vinyl cutter to monogram the jars and they decorated them with some fun fabric.
I challenged them to use their jars each day so they can have the order they need in their sweet little lives...and hopefully get back on track while they get back to school.


Love these girlies!!
Happy Back To School!







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