So I’m over spending 30 minutes every morning making lunches for my kids. It just takes up too much time. And you know what? They can do it themselves. Even the 2nd and 3rd grader. I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but wasn’t able to come up with a way to make sure […]
Cute, easy, and free containers!
I’m always in need of containers, but I hate to spend money on them. So I made some of my own using a coffee and peanut container from Costco, and, my favorite thing, chalkboard paint (which I already had). I took the labels off and sanded the outside down a little. Then 2 coats of […]
Way #947 to reuse a milk jug.
My kids love chocolate milk, but buying the already made stuff is way more expensive than mixing it myself. I used to mix my own in a Rubbermaid pitcher, but it was a real pain to clean. Especially in the handle. I could not get all traces of chocolate milk out of there. So now […]
Make your own watering can.
Today we made watering cans. It was pretty easy. Here’s what you need: a milk jug (make sure it has a screw on top) or small laundry detergent container a drill (you could probably use a hammer and a nail if you don’t have a drill) paint, if you want to decorate your watering can […]
I love chalkboard paint. The kids love chalkboards. So it’s a win-win situation. I made a little “chalkboard” on the end of the cabinets in my kitchen. It helps to keep the kids busy and away from the stove when I am cooking. Number 4 loves to write down what we’re having to eat. She […]
today’s tip — easy thank you notes for kids
As soon as my kids can write, they are in charge of their thank you notes. But for a 6 or 7-year-old, writing an entire note over and over is a little too much. So I have this saved on my computer. I print it out on some “party” paper, it looks cute, and the […]