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  • 12 Toy Organization Ideas

    Toy Organization is always one of those “someday” projects. You know, the ones that you plan to do… someday, pin all the ideas and maybe even buy the bins and then… .it doesn’t happen. Yeah, I have a lot of those. Whoops! I can’t wait to add some of these organization ideas into my home! We all know how organize obsessed I am and these ideas have my wheels turning. I may or may not be knee deep in a toy organization project as we speak! Can’t wait to show you!   How to Organize a Kids Closet By Classy Clutter My favorite idea!! My kids love having their closet nice and clean! Tips for an Organized Backyard By One Good Thing Just Hangin’ Around By Keeping up with The Souths Perfect for any boys playroom! DIY Storage Idea! By Shanty 2 Chic Organized Playroom By Sunny Side Up These are so cute! You can paint them any color and it could be great in any room. I love them. Don’t you? DIY Under Bed Rolling Lego Storage Cart By The Happy…

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  • Easy DIY Lego Table

    My kids are dead serious obsessed with Legos. I mean, most boys are. For Christmas this year, I decided to build them a Lego table. Out of sheer being in a hurry status, I did the simplest Lego table known to man and it’s been a huge hit at our house. Supplies: Ikea Lack Coffee Table (6) – 10″ Lego Base Plates Hot Glue Gun + hot glue Okay so here’s the deal. Measure to find the center of your table. Start in the center and hot glue the middle two baseplates to the center. Glue your outside pieces on and…. done! Told you, easiest project ever. I was worried about the hot glue but I was literally doing this at 2am so it was out of convenience and a month later, our table has held up great! Even if it comes up a tad, you can always hot glue it down a bit. We used the shelf that came on it and glued lego bricks to it then used it for a place to hang their minifigures. The Lego table…

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  • What to Wear During Pregnancy

    This post was sponsored by Motherhood Maternity® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about my visit to Motherhood Maternity, all opinions are my own. Getting cute, comfortable, well-priced maternity clothing and finding clothes that are similar to your     pre-pregnancy style can be tough. But I found the perfect solution; I was lucky enough to be able to partner up with Motherhood Maternity to pick out some awesome maternity clothes that I have loved this pregnancy. Two weeks ago, I went to my local Motherhood Maternity which happens to be only about ten minutes from my house and went shopping to get clothes that I feel really great in. I had such a great experience in the store with the employees. They were both very kind and extremely helpful and very sensitive to me and my needs. I explained to them what my day-to-day life was like and they were able to help me pick out everything I would need. One of my favorite items that I got was this very comfortable little black dress…

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  • Halloween Costume Ideas: Girly Clown Costume

    Materials leotard 2 skeins of yarn (yellow and pink) yarn pom pom maker scissors tights or leg warmers arm bands/gloves 110 yards of tulle 1 yard of thick elastic (waistband) top hat headband sparkle pom poms (mixed colors) feather embellishments suspenders Instructions: For this this costume we started out with a basic pink ballet leotard and embellished the entire thing. First, we used our pom pom maker to make different colored pom pom balls out of yarn (2 yellow, one pink) and stitched them to the bodice of the leotard straight down the middle. Next, we started the tutu. First we measured Millie’s hips and made a circle out of the elastic for her waistband. Stitch the two ends of the elastic together to make a circle. Next, we created the tulle skirt. We used 110 yards of 8″ strips of tulle. They came on these handy rolls. It was definitely a full skirt but we could have even used more tulle. We cut the roll into 24″ strips. This length will be half the length of the skirt. So 24″ strips…

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  • Cleaning and Nesting before Baby

    I partnered with Maids.com to share my tips for cleaning and nesting before the new baby comes. I am pregnant with baby number 4 and I am beyond nervous but also very excited about it. I am due next month and I have been starting to nest and get ready for this baby to join our family. Last month Mallory helped me get things organized in my kitchen and pantry and that got the ball rolling. My kitchen is the place where my family gathers the most and I am so grateful we started there. I want to share more about my kitchen overhaul later and today I wanted to talk about getting already for baby. Here is 6 tips to help get ready for baby. 1. Create a little changing station for baby. I wanted everything that the baby need to be easy to find and for everything to have a place. My girls are 5 and 6 years old and I wanted to be able to tell them where everything was at so that they could help me out…

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  • Back to School Ideas: First Day of School Printables 2015-2016

    2016 UPDATE: We now have 2016-2017 First Day of School Prints in our Etsy shop! It comes with all grade levels ready to print!  Grab yours here: First Day of School Signs. Due to extreme high demand of customizations and requests, we had to add them to our shop. Thanks for your understanding!  Hi friends! Who’s ready for school to start? MEEEEE!!!! My kids are excited too but I am really excited to be back on a schedule. Type A + Summer vaca and no structure = crazy town! I have your Back to School Free Printables for this school year again for you! I have 2 little ones in school this year and two at home so it’s going to be a big change in our house. We’re gearing up for the first day! I took some fun pictures of my boys and my nieces to document their big day! I can’t believe some kids have already started! Click the links below to download and print!  First day of Preschool First day of Pre K First day of Kindergarten First day of…

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  • Camping Games Printable

    Free Printables: Summer Camping Printables

    Hello! It’s Courtney from Paperelli. Summer is finally here! Some of my favorite summer memories growing up involved camping with the family. Do you have any camping trips planned this summer? Today I am sharing these free Summer Camping Printables. Sometimes planning for a camping trip can be hard, especially if it’s your first time. I have created a couple Summer Camping Printables to help your camping trip planning stay organized and worry free! First, the Camping Packing List. Since everyone needs different items depending on the camping location and people coming, I decided to keep these lists blank and easy to customize. Organize your packing list into general campsite items, clothing and footwear, personal items, kitchen items and other miscellaneous  items. I think the best part of camping is eating and cooking outdoors.  Meal planning for camping can be a little bit harder, because you’re away from your oven, microwave, and maybe even electricity. Hopefully you find these Camping Meal Planning Printables helpful while planning for your camping trips this summer!   Are you bringing kids along on your camping trip this summer?…

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  • DIY Nursery String Art

    DIY Nursery String Art Good morning, everyone… it’s Charlotte from Ciburbanity! I’ve missed you! Two weeks ago, we moved into a “forever” house around the corner which means a lot of things, but… right now, it means I can actually start putting together our new nursery! Believe it or not, this will be the first nursery I’ve ever *really* designed. The first three kids were born in New York City and we were renting, and then sweet Louisa was moved into the brand new guest room… so technically a newly designed space, but not for a baby. Hopefully I’ll get the space ready in time, but today I at least have a fun piece of artwork for the room to share with you! Have you ever dabbled in string art? I love it… if you google it, you’ll find examples of it everywhere and it’s such a fun textural way to bring in some dimension and color and whimsy to your space. Also? It’s cheap and easy… my favorite type of craft! Materials? An old board, brad nails, and string/…

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  • Last Day of School Free Printables

      **UPDATE** All downloads should be working properly now! Thanks for your patience!!! Hey guys! Due to popular demand, I’ve got this years Last Day of School Free Printables for you! I know a few places have already finished school, lucky ducks but several places still have a few days, weeks or even over a month left! First, download your appropriate grade(s) or if you have a few kiddos and want to capture one good picture, download the Last Day of School printable. This has the year but no grade or school level so it’s perfect for a shot of all of your kids, neighbor kids, bus stop or even the whole class! Click on the link below of the one you want to download and save it to your desktop. Open the image (I use Preview) and click Print. Next, print your image on smooth cardstock if possible. Last year, I mounted it on red construction paper to jazz it up a bit. Tip: I used the “Print Entire Image” preset and this worked great. Just trim the white edges…

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  • Tips on how to Style an End Table

    This post was sponsored by Target, my favorite store on the planet. All opinions, tips and tricks are 100% my own. In my front entry way I have a little area that I have turned into a little sitting area. This area has become one of my favorite spaces. We gather there for homework and I found that my kids love to sit in these comfortable chairs and color and read. Since we use this area as a hang out we need a little table between the chairs to use and to help complete the space. I found this cute end table at Target and I also found this lamp and floral piece. I love the pop of color the lamp brought to the space and the flowers add such a homey feel. My Tips for styling and picking an end table is to…. First, know what look you are going for in the space. Do you want more of a casual look or something more sophisticated and formal? Second, pick the right end table. If you have a heavy…

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  • The BEST DIY Body Scrubs

    So, if you’ve followed our blog for a while, you may have noticed that I’ve shared a few different DIY Body Scrub recipes with you. Especially sugar scrubs. Guys, they’re the best. They are so easy to make, take only a few minutes, few ingredients, make great gifts and leave your skin feeling baby’s bum soft. For reals. I love them. I kept this Apple Cinnamon Scrub on my bathroom counter all winter because the weather really takes it’s toll on my hands and lips (weird?) in the winter. The sugar scrubs are soothing and exfoliating. I love it for chapped, dry, peeling lips. Here are some of my favorites. Next time you need a quick gift, make one of these babies and throw it in a mason jar. Done and done. This Apple Cinnamon Scrub is my current fave. It’s totally edible so I use it for a lip scrub and may or may not lick my lips a little after. It gets all the dry yuckies (It’s a word.) off and leaves my lips smooth! Also amazing in…

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