Summer is almost here and we cannot wait. Really! We CAN. NOT. WAIT! Only two more weeks of school left.
I'm so ready for beach days, floating on the lake, and concerts and movies in the park. And turning off the alarm clock.
I'm over at Make and Takes today sharing a really fun tutorial to paint a watermelon themed tote that's perfect for hauling your beach towels or picnic blanket around this summer.
So Marisol took the photo of me above. She handed me back my camera, took the bag out of my hands and I haven't seen it since. Apparently I have to make a new one for me. I'm thinking a pineapple might be fun too.
Head on over to Make and Takes though to grab the tutorial for making this one.
Over spring break Mike and Flynn built a go-kart together (I'll be sharing a photo tutorial of that shortly), but with most DIY projects there's always leftover supplies, so I had Mike cut a few pieces of wood for me to make these wood block frames for Flynn's bedroom. It seems I spend a lot of time decorating Marisol's bedroom that poor Flynn's has been exactly the same for the past couple of years. He loves these new additions though.
Mother's Day is just around the corner. I was out with a friend over the weekend (with our kids) and we were talking about Mother's Day. The kids asked if we could take them to the mall and while we sit in the food court and chat they would go off and buy us a gift. I think that's such a great idea, and to think they came up with it all on their own. Being between 11 and 13 too I think we can trust the four of them for an hour inside the mall (with cell phones in hand) doing a little shopping for us while we have a smoothie and catch up.
I know my favorite thing to do over Mother's Day is to do something handmade, or receive a handmade gift from the kids. So, I'm over at 5 Minutes for Mom today with the perfect handmade project that younger kids can help with, older kids can make on their own, or that you can make just for you.
Disclosure: This post and DIY are sponsored by Nickelodeon.
Marisol has a small desk in her bedroom. Problem is she's never really used it as a desk, instead preferring to spread everything out over her bed to do her artwork or homework. So she would organize tubs and things on it, but it was becoming more of a catch-all. She has been asking me for a while to do something with that space, and knowing she has a love for doing her nails, being treated to time at a salon, and is experimenting with makeup, I thought I'd turn that space into a styling table. We gathered a little inspiration from the new Nick Jr series Sunny Day to create our salon-worthy styling station. Watch Sunny Day weekdays on Nickelodeon!
In this new series, 10-year-old Sunny Day is a master hairstylist and salon owner. With her friends Rox and Blair and a can-do attitude, Sunny is ready to save the day – one hairdo at a time!
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