Category: DIY

How to make a custom key rack

In yesterday’s post, I showed you my pride and joy new front hall closet/mudroom, and one of the items I made for it was a custom key rack.   The thing is, Darling Husband and I don’t hang our actual everyday key rings there!…

How I turned my ugly hall closet into a pretty mudroom

Pinterest is awesome about making us want things we don’t have, or can’t have, isn’t it? It often makes me want brownies filled with caramel, and white chocolate drizzly desserts, and other things I would never normally make or buy.   Pinterest REALLY made…

The impatient girl’s guide to chevron walls in a single evening

I’m kind of an OC person when it comes to certain things — like hanging the bathmat over the edge of the tub so it dries, or not going to bed if there are dishes in the sink, or organizing the kids’ clothes in…

Easy (and weird) bathroom art

 I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a terrible flosser. I don’t like doing it but start out with good intentions, it hurts when you do it right, I avoid doing it because it stings, the dental hygienist berates me, I…

How to keep your toddler quiet in church

I recently posted about our family’s decision to go back to church, and I’m pleased to say that we’ve stuck to it! We’ve been to 9 a.m. mass every single Sunday since C’s baptism, with the exception of this past Sunday, because we were…

Easy closet dividers

Another quickie project I did last week was to make some closet dividers for D’s room.   Although two-year-olds don’t put their own clothes away, my O.C. tendencies would get the best of me when someone else (Darling Husband, my mom, etc.) would mix…

How to make a ghetto toddler toy

Happy Monday, everyone! I have been doing a ton of projects lately — some big, some very tiny — and I am loving it! I feel like I’m wanting to go in a thousand different directions at once, because we’re trying to finish decorating…

Wipes mania

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 19 weeks, 2 days pregnant I’ve been a busy bee lately, especially in the butt-wiping department … wait, that didn’t sound good. So far, I’ve finished: 10 “heavy-duty” wipes (8×12 double-sided, top-stitched flannel) 50 “light-duty” wipes (8×8 single-sided, zigzagged flannel)…

19 weeks & counting

Sunday, January 10, 2010 19 weeks pregnant!!! Welcome to week 20!OH MY GOD, TWENTYYYYYY! I can’t believe that in a week, I’ll officially be done with my teens (in a pregnancy-week sense, not an age sense. Sheesh, I’m 26). Then it’s just the twenties…

What do you people have against cloth?

I’m definitely not an eco-friendly girl. I may (gasp) occassionally always toss pop cans in the garbage. But I am a budget-friendly girl. The idea of buying a truckload of Pampers terrifies me, so last week I casually told my mother that I was thinking…

Changin’ on the fly

Yay! Another craft project is on the horizon!  Over at Small Fry & C0., a very crafty mama made a beautiful changing pad that folds up for easy toting — and can even fit a few diapers and a small wipes container inside.  She even made a…

DIY wipe container

Yesterday we delved into the world homemade wipes here at Laptops to Lullabies — groundbreaking stuff!  And what is the natural next step? … Making your own super-cute wipe container, of course! Wow, we have fun here! I saw the idea over at Make-Your-Own-Baby-Stuff.com….