How To · Sewing

DIY Toddler Christmas Dress Makeover

Two years ago (when Evie was just a little thing) I was given a bag of used hand-me-down children’s clothes from a friend. Among the numerous items of clothing and shoes I was excited to discover Christmas outfits for all three of my kids, including a dress for my baby girl… until I realized that… Continue reading DIY Toddler Christmas Dress Makeover

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How To · Sewing

How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each

Homemade Halloween costumes are taken pretty seriously in our family (as you may have noticed from my previous posts) but last year was much more challenging than prior years. I blame my six-year-old for that. Seriously. Charlie had finally reached that age where he actually had an opinion of his own, which resulted in costume… Continue reading How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each

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Craft Projects · How To

Back to School Knee Patches

With four kids running around, funds are tight and repairing rips and holes in clothing is commonplace. Once our oldest child started attending school “Back To School” time became more than just a struggle to pull together supplies. It also means it’s time for my annual mass clothes patching. This is done to prevent the… Continue reading Back to School Knee Patches

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How To · Stories

How OhmConnect is Saving Electricity and Buying Us Diapers

As California natives, our family is no stranger to saving electricity. We’re accustomed to dealing with rolling blackouts and increased utility rates. All of our lightbulbs are twisty. Our air conditioner is rarely run. Our water heater is turned waaaaay down. We never run major appliances before 4pm… So if you were to ask us… Continue reading How OhmConnect is Saving Electricity and Buying Us Diapers

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Art & Crafts · Craft Projects · How To · My Art

Make Professional Artwork With Kids [Seriously!]

About a year ago I poured a bottle of white primer over two of my paintings, completely erasing them from the face of the earth… and it felt GREAT. I hated those paintings. I made them when we lived in our own house… which we lost… for Charlie’s nursery… which never came to fruition (none of… Continue reading Make Professional Artwork With Kids [Seriously!]

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Craft Projects · How To

DIY Wood Peg Wall Shelf Makeover

When we first moved to our apartment the complete lack of storage left our home painfully cluttered. The most obvious issue was that our family of five was cohabitating in an 800 square foot living space without a coat closet… so basically we had a pile of jackets instead of a couch. Our non-existent budget… Continue reading DIY Wood Peg Wall Shelf Makeover

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