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  • Park Home Reno: Kids Room Ideas – LEGO Room Makeover

    I’m always looking for awesome kids room ideas! My boys requested a LEGO room for their room makeover so we gave them a colorful space packed with LEGO themed decor and accent pieces! You guys ask for kids room ideas so often so I’m excited to share a new one with you all today! As many of you know, I have five little boys! They range from 2 months old to 9 years old and they are the light of my life! What mom doesn’t say that? When we moved into our new house, the boys requested a LEGO themed room. Oh freak. That’s going to be quite the challenge I thought. I knew I wanted it to be colorful, geometric (mostly square and rectangular shapes) and feel fresh and modern. Everyone asks how we manage to keep all of our kids in one room so I’m going to share my tips and tricks of what I’ve learned over the past few years. How to design a kids room When designing a kids room, I first consider the necessities. So…

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  • 15 Ultimate Kids Slime Recipes

    This summer my Kiddios have loved making Slime this summer! They have been loving trying new recipes and showing all their friends their different slimes. I have gathered some Ultimate Kids Slime Recipes to share with you guys! Let me know how your slime experience goes? Are you kids as obsessed with slime as mine? Best Fluffy Slime This Fluffy Slime looks so fun! Edible Kids Slime Recipe DIY Glitter Slime Recipe Unicorn Poop Slime Recipe The unicorn poop Kids Slime Recipe has been my kids favorite so far. I think it is the many colors as well as the name they love. lol Elmer’s Clear Glue Slime Recipe Edible Slime From Starburst Candy Night Sky Galaxy Slime This slime is so fun and pretty! Sand Slime We haven’t tried a sand Slime yet but this one is next on the list! Homemade Gak Recipe Heat Sensitive Color Changing Slime Mermaid Slime My little girls are going to love this mermaid Slime! I love the color plus who doesn’t love glitter! Rainbow Slime Rainbow is the Ultimate Slime. Beauty And…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: DIY Outdoor Swing

    This DIY Outdoor Swing is easy to make and adds so much fun and personality to a space! We made 3 rope swings to create an outdoor swing set under our covered patio. I love the whimsical feel of a DIY outdoor swing! My little boy has been begging for an outdoor swing ever since we moved into our new house. At our old house we had a swing set and at our new house we had the idea of doing a rope swing set underneath our covered patio.  We wanted to do them under the patio so we could use them in the summer when it get’s really hot in Arizona. We ended up doing an Outdoor Swing set on the covered patio and these were very easy to build and inexpensive to build! DIY Rope Swing Supplies 2″x8″ Douglas fir studs – cut to 3o” long Random orbital sander with 80 grit sand paper 2- Swing Hook Kit 8- 1/2 Wire Cable Clamps Wood Stain Staining and wiping cloths 20′ of 1/2″ braided rope…we got ours here, we…

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  • Star Wars Kids Bedroom

    This Star Wars Kids Bedroom reveal is sponsored by American Furniture Warehouse but all the opinions are my own. Star Wars Bedroom You guys!!! I am so excited to share my little boys room with you today. To say that he is obsessed with his new room is a bit of an understand. My three-year old little boy Ryder LOVES Star Wars. I wanted to give him a themed room with out it being to “cheesy” and I really think that Mallory and myself nailed it. The Furniture The first thing that I bought for his new big boy room was his headboard. I wanted the headboard to be classy and timeless and when I found this headboard from American Furniture Warehouse I knew it was perfect. What I love about the headboard is that it totally gives the room a very rich and sophisticated feel to the room, especially with a themed room that was really important to me. I LOVE American Furniture Warehouse. I am lucky enough to have one about 20 mins from my house and whenever I…

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  • Organizing Tips For the New Year

    How I love the fresh start of the New Year!  It’s so incredibly cold where I live so I stay indoors and use the New Year as an excuse to clean and organize my entire house. When Christmas comes down, the labels and color-coordinating begins! Today, I am going to share some of my favorite Organizing Tips For the New Year and all my “go-to” containers to organize anything and everything! I just feel that if all things have a place, it helps to make this CRAZY yet wonderful, kid-raising life feel a little bit more smooth, or at least I like to think so Labels…For me labels don’t need to be fancy.  A lot of time I just go on my computer, choose a font I like and print away. Every once in a while I do take the time to laminate the paper so the labels will hold up.  The general rule of thumb is to make sure your labels are easy to read, especially while labeling for your children.For about 3 months, I didn’t have labels on the boys’ striped bins and…

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  • Bake Craft Sew Decorate: Pom Pom Pinecone Trees

    We are beginning to wind down on our Bake Craft Sew Decorate series. Remember, we are joining some of our fellow bloggers to host a month long celebration of tutorials for Christmas!  Cindy will be doing sewing ideas on SkiptomyLou, while Mique from Thirty Handmade Days, will be posting craft ideas, and Leigh Anne from Homebased Mom will be posting delicious edible gift recipes so follow along all month long! I’m thrilled to be here today for the 2015 Bake Craft Sew Decorate Series! Over at Reasons To Skip The Housework, I share all kinds of ideas for decorating, cooking, playing, creating, and celebrating. Basically, anything you can do while skipping all the housework! The holidays are the perfect time to craft and decorate. Sometimes it’s hard to find a decor idea that my girl can help me make, but when I saw these Pom Pom Pinecone Ornaments that Debbie from One Little Project made, I knew it was a project that my girl could do with me. These Pom Pom Pinecone Trees are the perfect Christmas Decoration that the whole family can help make! We are moving in 10 days, so we don’t have our…

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  • Back to School: DIY Backpack Tags

    These DIY Gold Foiled Backpack Tags are sure to jazz up even the most boring backpacks! Make one for your kid and send them off to school in style! School started! *Cue Hallelujah Choir singing* Don’t get us wrong. WE LOVE OUR KIDDOS but they were SO ready for structure and routine again. My kids (Mallory) were done with school in April since we moved from New York to Arizona so it was a looooong 4 months of no school, very little structure and lots of bored, tired kids at home. Since school has started, we’ve all been happier, more productive and SO much more structured around our house. Savannah and I decided to make these super cute foiled backpack tags for her little gals’ backpacks this year. They have these amazing Betsy Johnson backpacks and we knew these cute little tags would add a little personal touch as she sent them off to Kindergarten and 1st grade! We each have a 5 year old and a 6 year old that started school this year so it has been a…

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  • Sew Your Own Reusable Snack Packs

    There are no words for the joy and enthusiasm that accompanies Back To School with a houseful of young children. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE summer. I love the sleepy mornings and the sprinklers and the berry picking and the belly flops. But I need my house back, y’all. This place looks like a team of backpackers has been squatting in the playroom for the last two months. There are puzzle pieces in the microwave and stuffed animals in the driveway. It’s time for some organization, routine and maybe a hint of peace and quiet. Next week, I’ll be responsible for packing three lunches every morning. I’m not perfect by any means, but I *try* to use reusable items as best I can. The thing is…reusable snack packs are sneaky expensive. I’m terrible at sewing, but these DIY reusable snack bags were so easy that even I could whip them up in one afternoon! Materials needed: • Sewing machine OR needle and thread • Laminated Cotton • Velcro… look for the sew on style vs. the adhesive kind Step 1.…

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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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