Parenting

Patterned Stained Floors

I think I have a DIY ADD (Do-It-Yourself Attention & Daylight Deficient). There are only so many hours in the Week month that I can work on house projects, but my mind is running constantly – and there are SO many projects and rooms that I want to do … with the list growing 😉 (Plus, I’m not one to pull the trigger unless I’ve thoroughly researched the possibilities.) You may remember ...

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DIY Baby Sleeping Sign

My older brother, the City Mouse, and his wife had a baby two months ago, which they yearned for – they had been trying for many, many years …with many, many bumps along the way 😦 So it was truly glorious that this pregnancy went to term. In addition to some presents, I wanted them to have something from me that wasn’t bought or manufactured, so I set out to ...

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Life-Size Nutcrackers: Yes, Please!

I’m not a knickknacky sort of person and I don’t collect things, but…I seem to have acquired several pairs of three foot tall nutcrackers that I use on either side of our fireplaces. Well, imagine my delight when I happened upon some life-sized nutcrackers! And, I was with one (of two) of the worst influences ever – one of my children! Why I even bothered asking the rhetorical question, “Should we ...

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How To Make a Child-Size Table

With two little ones, the need for a child’s table was needed for many reasons, but came in handy for more occasions than I imagined when I made it…   It was a tea party’s table’s table for my toddler, keeping her occupied while I cleaned and vacuumed. She frequently opted for a more casual attire of cat ears and footie pajamas despite a rack of dressier clothes behind her 🙂   It periodically got ...

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How to Make a Baby Sleeping Sign

My older brother, the City Mouse, had a baby two months ago and I wanted to give him something that I made (along with some other gifts) because this would not be something in his realm. I decided to make him a “Baby Sleeping” sign for the nursery: (I realized I forgot to paint the comma after I took the pics, so I added that after!) And not wanting to miss a ...

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