Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DIY hanging dish towel

You know what's super annoying? When the dish towel falls off the oven door handle 50 million times a day! I swear the second I turn around it finds itself falling to the floor. Out of boredom and desperation I decided to make some DIY hanging dish towels. Follow along if you'd like to make some too!

DIY satin lined bonnet

Since multiple people in my house cover their hair at night with bonnets it's a lot easier to keep up with them having different colors. I've only ever found them in black at my local stores so I decided to take matters into my own hands and create our own. I've never been a fan of the band on the store bought ones either so I decided to skip the band all together and add in elastic. I was asked to show how I make them so here we go!

Materials needed: 
1 satin bonnet
1/4" elastic that will fit your head size plus 1 inch
1 fat quarter
(not pictured: scissors, sewing machine, seam ripper, needle and thread and stick pins)

Gather your materials and lets get started!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

DIY crochet boots with flip flop sole

In the past week or so I had so many friends share these crochet boots with me. While I can crochet, I don't particularly like to so it takes a lot for me to attempt it. I clicked on over to Make & Do Crew's website to see how hard of a pattern it was. Because 99% of the pattern is done in 1 easy stitch I decided to go for it. Bonus is the pattern is free! I, however, decided to splurge for the $2.50 pattern for the ruler. I wanted to save myself the time and potential frustration by not getting the spacing right for the sole the first time.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

$5 DIY Ottoman

After the couch makeover I knew I really wanted a new ottoman. I had upholstered our old coffee table but it was looking worn and sad. Our dog likes to nap on it so after a while the fabric just wasn't as bright as it used to be.

Once again, I knew I didn't want to spend a lot of money on this project since it wasn't exactly a need. The table was functioning just fine, I just didn't like it anymore.

I started off with random supplies from the garage. Two old headboards that I'd made my kids, random pieces of wood and the feet and seat cushions from our old love seat. I didn't even bother with removing the fabric from the gray headboard because well... I'm lazy. haha!

$0 couch makeover

I've wanted a new couch for a few years now but I just couldn't justify buying a new one when ours was perfectly fine. I've considered recovering it or making a slip cover but I can never find the fabric that speaks to me in a decent price range. If I'm going to spend hundreds on fabric to recover it, I might as well buy a new couch.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Bullet Journaling for Homeschooling

I've used a different planner every year of homeschooling. And every year I end up hating each method. Either the planner is too fussy or it just doesn't fit in with our style. Last year I decided to blog each day on a private blog and while that was easy sometimes I just didn't have the time to sit down at the PC and write it all out. At the beginning of this year I knew I wanted to use a different method for record keeping that wasn't very labor intensive. I started searching Pinterest for home school planners but I just couldn't find anything that I thought I'd keep up with. Eventually I landed upon bullet journaling for homeschool planning and was sold. The great thing about bullet journaling is you can do exactly what works for you. No wasted pages of things you don't need to use. I sat down with a .98 graph composition book and got to work. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on one of the nice bullet journals simply because I didn't know if I'd end up sticking to it.

Friday, October 21, 2016

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Homeschooling Parent

I've noticed that for a lot of first time homeschoolers, (myself included) that their confidence is a little shaken in the beginning. I think that's completely normal because after all, it's a large jump to what you may be used to. Even so, it's always nice to have someone reassure you and let you know that things will be okay. These are things that I wish someone had told me when I was dipping my toe into the homeschool waters. I remind myself of each and every one of these at the beginning of each school year.