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This is one of those projects I’ve been wanting to make for months and I’m thrilled that I finally got around to it. And even more excited that it turned out cuter than I’d pictured it in my head! Depending on what supplies you already have on hand this could be a very cheap project. Let’s get started!

Paint Stir Stick Basket Supplies

Supplies
13 paint stir sticks
1/4″ wooden dowel
3 sheets of 12″x12″ scrapbook paper
Stain or paint (optional)
Mod podge
Staple gun and 3/8″ staples
Mason jars
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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is homemade gifts. I love the thought that goes into them and the amount of time it takes to put them together, really I do. But my favorite reason I love homemade gifts is the joy on the face of the receiver. Today’s post is one of those gifts, whether you make this for a toddler or a parent, it will be well received.

Who would have thought that some blocks of wood and pictures could bring such happiness. I have made these in the past and I can honestly say that to this day they are still a fun past time for my kids. The best part is that it takes hardly any time, money or supplies. BEST. DAY. EVER. If you have a puzzle lover in your home then this is just the DIY project for you. Continue reading

Today we have a special treat for everyone. We decided to start a new series called “Triple Tuesday!” Simply put, we each do the same project but come up with three different ways of doing it.

This was really fun for us! It was kind of coincidental. One day, Misty sent a picture of a filing cabinet she just bought and wanted to refinish. Ironically, Michelle had just bought one the week before…with the hopes of refinishing it as well. Then the next day, while talking to Marie about the fact that we each had cabinet we were going to redo, she said she had one TOO and wanting to do the same thing. No Way! Really? We were thinking the same thing practically at the same time? We really are sisters!

We hope you enjoy this new series as much as we enjoy doing them!

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We recently moved — such a dreadful way to start a post, sheesh — but it’s the truth.┬áThere’s never a dull moment between packing, cleaning, sorting through unwanted clothes and toys and then unpacking and cleaning some more. I find it rather painful really! We have moved five times in our nine year marriage. You would think it would get easier. That I would have some great how-to insight into moving but I don’t. I have wonderful intentions of color coding the boxes, having everything organized before the big move and being packed by a certain time. But alas, it NEVER happens. I guess I need to come to terms with the fact that I’m the type of person who just throws things in boxes and plans on dealing with it later. It’s not until after we move into the new place that I regret being that type of person. I could talk about moving and how much I hate it all day long but how boring is that?! I want to get to the more exciting aspects of moving. Like buying new things and finding fun projects to keep my mind off of all the unpacking.

When we finally got into the new house, one of the first things we did was downsized our entertainment center. With a 14-month-old, we needed to find something that would keep little fingers from playing with all the electronic gadgets and we needed to find it quick! So we bought a smaller media cabinet with doors (hallelujah) but that meant we didn’t have room for our DVDs. Continue reading