Saturday, July 1, 2017

Patio Set DIY Update

It's that time of year again. Our annual 4th of July party, and our patio set has seen better days. This year the hubs and I decided to do something about it. For a grand total of about $200 we extended the life of our current set by recovering the cushions and powder coating the table.

Our seat cushions were deteriorated and had been attacked by squirrels.


Thankfully i did some research and came across this amazing No Sew project from The V Spot blog. Be sure to check out her instructions here. So for $30 in fabric and $10 in hot glue sticks I recovered all six of my cushions for what would be the price of one pillow in the store.

I found this Waverly fabric at Walmart for only $4 a yard and used it to recover the cushions.

In addition to our pathetic cushions we had a new table surface put onto the table and powdered coated for $150. On the first day of owning the table the Kansas wind picked up the Umbrella and slammed it into the glass top and it shattered. For the last few years we have attempted to come up with some makeshift solutions however they never lasted. Hopefully the grating and powder coat gets us by for a few more years!

Friday, December 11, 2015

2015 Rustic Red, Brown, and White Christmas

I took some artsy shots with my Hipstamatic app last night and I got some kinda cools shots.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Rustic Red and Brown Christmas Tree

Since my husband isn't a fan of my Peacock tree we decided to go with a Red and Brown Christmas tree this year. Bonus is it matches our living room decor already. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Top 3 Aspergers / High Functioning Autisim Parent Resources

Don't forget to check out my newest post on my Aspie Soup blog. It talks about the top 3 resources that have made a difference in our son's life in regards to Aspergers.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Free Printable Monthly Milestone Stickers for Baby Photos

This is my rendition of monthly stickers for baby photos. These were a life save when my son was born and so easy to use. Just cut them out and stick one on for each month of a babies first year. They make a great gift for any new Mom. These are free printables so please feel free to use them. The pdf contains two different color schemes, pink or blue.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Double Digit Math - Addition and Subtraction

My son loves math, it's one of his favorite subjects. However, because of all the rules, double digit math takes him down. I did some checking and came up with my own version of teaching him double digit math. In my research I found some math rhymes for double digit math that I thought would resonate with my son and created a cheat sheet. 

Listed below are the sheets I created to help him which include double digit math rules and some blank practice pages. Please feel free to use them. I am also including an editable Excel file if you would like to change colors or what not.

Download the Editable Excel File


Download the PDF Version

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Princess Dress Pull-Apart Cake

So this is my first attempt at making a Pull-Apart Cake. I made it for my nieces 7th birthday. To keep with a pink theme I used a new product by Duncan Hines - Pink Velvet Cake. I frosted the cake using a 1M frosting tip and Pilsbury Pink Funfetti frosting. The tiara and wand are form the $1 bins at Target and the diamond ribbon is from Hobby Lobby in the cake section.