Expired Car Seat’s New Life

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So what did you do with your child’s expired car seat?

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My husband has had plans for his and their seat for a while now.

One way to make sure it wouldn’t be used unsafely in a car again was to bolt it down to pieces of wood. Then add a steering wheel and gas peddles. Lastly plop it down in front of a computer screen.

Now my kids and their Daddy can play race car video games just like in an arcade.

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Yes, they are in heaven.

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Thank you Daddy.

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Ninja Turtles Ornament

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Here’s our quick Christmas gifts for the boys in my daughter’s Kindergarten class.

They all seem to love the Ninja Turtles. So when I saw this easy craft I knew it was perfect.

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I bought some green ornaments and used the ribbon and googly eyes we already had.

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She loved hot gluing these guys together and the boys thought they were pretty cool.

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What more could you ask for?

Happy Holidays!

Small Christmas Gifts for the Girls

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My daughter wanted to make small gifts for the girls in her class for Christmas.

I checked my stash of crafts and found the perfect gifts!

She used to be addicted to wearing headbands so I bought her a bunch that we could make together a while back. Well she doesn’t wear them like she used to but thought it would be fun to create the rest of them for her friends.

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I bought a few packs of plain ribbon headbands and scrap flowers to glue down. We plugged in the glue gun, designed and glued away! She was very excited since this was the first time she was able to actually use a glue gun, under my supervision. She is 5 1/2 going on 13 so she must be ready.

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What a pretty and personalized gift I hope they can cherish for some time.

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Now we need to get on the boys gifts……

Happy Holidays!

Winter Time Wreaths With Friends

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I came across 100 of these card board circles. Perfect for easy wreath forms.   I thought this could be a fun easy craft to do with friends. Even easy enough for the friends that think they are not crafty at all!

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So for our book club this month we made it a craft night. I brought the forms and glue guns, and asked everyone to bring decorations they wanted to create with.

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What a fun evening of wine, food, chat and creativity.

These are the wonderful wreaths we created by gluing. I think this could become a wonderful tradition we just started.

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Happy Holidays!

Kindergarten Project – Family Mobile

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This school project was not my idea but it is so cute I just had to share it.  My daughter started Kindergarten 2 weeks ago! I cannot believe it yet. But they just jump right in with a full day of school, home work and projects. I guess they can’t wait for us 1st time kinder parents to wrap our minds around it all.  Might take a while but I’m getting there!

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This family mobile project made me think of how cute a mobile could be made by older siblings or close cousins for a new baby’s nursery or decorating a baby shower. The Teacher sent these instructions home.

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The student’s picture is on one side of the hanger that’s covered in construction paper and their name on the opposite side.  Then the family members are hanging from the hanger and decorated. Lastly she added her bling of flowers and gems.

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This is how ours turned out. And my daughter actually did a lot of this project so I’m very proud of her.

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful time back to school!

Easy, Pretty and Natural

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I wanted to make something easy, pretty and natural for the Bridal Shower favor. So it would match the whole theme I’ve been sharing with you.

My nice go to favor is a home made body scrub. I have a large grapefruit tree and I’m always trying to figure out more ways to use up the mass amount of white grapefruit that grows. Here’s my recipe.  This time I used raw sugar and had to add a bit more olive oil for the right consistency. That’s the fun part about these scrubs, you can mix and match. How about Epson salt and lemons? Play with it. As for this favor I had all these ingredients on hand which makes it much easier.

Now I needed jars to put the mixture in and I needed to decorate them. I asked a new mother for some glass baby food jars for this craft project. Next I grabbed some fabric scraps, lace scraps, and my trusty glue gun.

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After washing the jars, I measured, cut and glued the fabric to the jars. Next I let them dry and lastly I scooped the scrub in so they all pretty much measured about the same amount. I made an even dozen.

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I was given these old labels from a school which I thought would be perfect to list the ingredients on. And there you go, an easy, pretty and natural favor to give away at a shower, or even around the holidays.

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Enjoy