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DIY Baby Crinkle Toy

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Hey everyone! Is it really July already?! Where is summer going? We have been sooo busy lately with our first trip out to the lake, summer BBQ’s, beach trips and birthday parties. We have been loving every new memory as a family but after the long days in the heat my little man is wiped out (and so is mommy).

My little man’s fifth tooth just came in so he has been a chewing machine. He loves any and all tags and labels so I decided it was time I Continue reading


DIY Sleep Sack (in under 10 minutes)

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I love infant sleep sacks! They are the perfect layering piece when a regular onesie isn’t warm enough. However, my little man had outgrown all of his cute sleep sacks and after several trips to different baby stores I had limited options. I could either Continue reading


DIY Baby Shoes

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Hey everyone!! I just realized that it’s been a while since I posted a DIY! Tisk tisk Chelsey. But with my little man loving all my attention lately I’ve happily put crafting on hold to spend time with him….but when I do have time…. I make shoes. So here is my latest craft! Are you surprised that it’s related to babies….haha.

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DIY Clear Ornaments

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! My tree(s) have been decorated since the last week of November but I still can’t stop making ornaments throughout the holidays. Last year I went to Michaels and saw these great clear Christmas ornaments! You can purchase them in glass or plastic. The plastic ones are great to guarantee no broken ornaments when they are packed away or when your kids are grabbing at the tree. But let’s be honest, I buy them in plastic because I’m about as graceful as a hippo in ice skates when it comes to handling breakable items. (baby not included) Continue reading


DIY double strand bracelet

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Two more days until my due date!! I have been keeping myself busy this week and this was just one of my diy projects. It seems like layering bracelets, double strand bracelets, beaded bracelets and stacker bracelets are all the rage right now. But instead of buying name brand jewelry, paying for expensive beads or spending hours with a needle and thread I created this easy solution. A double strand bracelet made from tub chain!! Yup the traditional chain you buy at a hardware store for your bathtub plug. It cost me $4 for two strands and then I just used a black cord I happened to have in my craft supplies. I hummed and hawed about how to wrap the cord around the chain and finally used this basic bracelet weave. It took me less than 10 minutes to make and with all the different colored cords and yarn available there are endless color options!

You will need:

  • 2 separate chains (each one long enough to wrap around your wrist twice)
  • cotton, yarn, leather or plastic cord (enough to wrap around your wrist 8 times)

Fold your cord in half to find the center and tie a basic knot around both tub chains at the top.

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Loop the right cord over both metal strands. Now lie the left cord straight overtop.

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Tuck the left cord under the chains and up through the loop.

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Pull both sides of the cord tight to secure the knot around the metal chain.

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Repeat on the opposite side. This time loop the left cord overtop the chain. Now lie the right cord straight overtop.

IMG1369Tuck the right cord under the chains and up through the loop.

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Continue this process back and forth all the way to the bottom of the chain leaving two of the metal beads empty at the bottom so you can fasten it closed properly. (If you forget which side you knotted last, just look at which cord is poking up and the opposite side will be the cord that you loop over the chain next)

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I also added a little dab of super glue to the knot to make sure it doesn’t fray or come undone. So in under 10 minutes you can have you own custom double wrap bracelets for a fraction of the price that you pay in stores. Happy bracelet making!

If I had my way, I’d wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else. ~ Jada Smith

 


Nursery Reveal!!

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The last diy nursery project on the list is the 1960’s dresser that belonged to my dad as a kid. Unfortunately, it’ll be a little while before it’s finished and I can post it. When my hubby started sanding and stripping down the multiple layers of paint on the dresser we realized that two of the legs need to be rebuilt so currently it is in about 15 pieces. Since we are also in the midst of rebuilding our garage the dresser will have to wait. But the nursery reveal doesn’t….

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DIY Adjustable Crib Skirt

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My next diy nursery project as my adjustable crib skirt. Oh little crib…… how I love looking at you knowing that in 5 short weeks you will be where my little one falls asleep….

When I was only 8 weeks pregnant, I was curious how much a crib cost so I started looking at stores and realized there was no way I was spending over $400 on a miniature size piece of furniture. So I started looking online at second hand cribs when I came across a beautiful white one for only $70.00! Continue reading


DIY Sailor Knot Headband

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Happy Monday! Another weekend gone by, but well spent. On Friday night we went for a walk and a movie date with friends, then had a relaxing day at home Saturday and then yesterday morning my hubby and I did yard work. So to treat ourselves we decided to spent Sunday afternoon strolling along the lake after a coffee date followed by an amazing dinner of all-you-can-eat-sushi!!! After a long days work, it’s pretty disgusting astounding how much sushi a full grown man and a pregnant lady can really eat. haha we won’t go there….

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DIY Glider Chair Cover

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It’s the weekend!! I’m not gonna lie…. it’s a little cloudy outside, my hubby is busy working on the garage and I am happily lounging in my pajama’s sipping some cold iced tea!

 My next nursery project reveal is the glider chair that we recovered. Continue reading