Benches, Part 2

Procrastination for the win! Because I was lazy, the hairpin legs I wanted were $20 less per four-pack ($49.99 vs. $69.99) on Amazon. I bought them and we bought screws at OSH, and now, ta-da!    Benches, complete with green hungry hippo. I still need to put vanish on them, but at least we have…

Starting 2017 With a Project

I haven’t set my goals for this year. But I made a thing already. Priorities, people. I saw the pattern for a reversible fleece hat on Pinterest. T has outgrown his winter hats and I have some fleece in my stash. I followed the tutorial exactly except I used pinking shears to remove the bulk…

Project 7: Toddler sleepsack

(I’m still catching up on posts from 2014.) Ohio is a cold place in the winter. Even colder is my parents’ house because my mother refuses to up the thermostat at all. It’s 68 degrees in the winter and not a degree more.             When visiting for Christmas, that was…

Project 4: Birthday favors

So, there’s a trend at Thomas’ daycare of celebrating 1st birthdays. It started when one of T’s little friends turned 1 in the spring. The mom brought baby food pouches, which I thought was excellent. It’s ballooned from there. The thing with the food is, not all the babies are on solids. And other moms…

Project 3: A box shirt

  I’ve been having an issue: Finding shirts isn’t easy right now. I have a muffin top. I know it. I’m sure it won’t always be the case, but there it is. I don’t want to buy a million new clothes when most of the stuff I already own is only a smidge tight. And…

Project 2: Sleeping like a (trained) baby

  That’s my baby. Sleeping. In his crib. We started sleep training on May 2 (it was a Friday, for those of you reading this far in the future). We opted for a Friday because if it was really rough, at least we wouldn’t be going to work like zombies the next day. This last…

2014 Project 1: Sensory bags for babies

We noticed last week that Thomas has “sensory play” at daycare. When you clicked on the item in the app daycare uses, it described it as “paint in a bag.” Josh and I have been talking about doing more of this type of stuff with T now that he’s getting older. So, I ordered some…

Today I win: Project #1

Battling with contact paper. It took a while and maybe a tiny patch job, but it looks good! It makes me smile to have chevrons in my drawers.

What is this?

Could it be? Am I actually working on a craft project??

Project 15: Fabric card holder

Josh and I are always getting gift cards from family members because we live 2,000 miles away and gift cards travel well. Add that fact to the millions of other store/restaurant reward cards and I had a wallet that was bursting. I could barely fasten the clasp. I’d been looking for a solution for years,…