Showing posts from August, 2013

"All About Me Poster" You Can Make Yourself!

I made this project for Ben's first day of school:

Very very simple to make, and actually, I bought all the materials to make this project at Dollar General! Like I said, very very simple! And as you can see, I'm not the best cutter in the world! :P I'll probably have him fill that little square in with his favorite color. So cute and colorful! Also, I'm going to put a picture of him on that blue spot in the middle. Something I forgot to make room for, is a spot for his little hand print! :( Oh well, maybe I can still squeeze it in somewhere... After filling everything in, I provided some stickers and glitter glue for him to make it perfect masterpiece. After that, you'll be all finished! Hang it up in the classroom for all to see!

Keeping Your Sensory Shelves Organized!

I love sensory bins! There are thousands of fun things you can use to enhance all kinds of learning skills!

And since I love them so much, I have a lot of things to use for each bin... but the problem was. . . where to put them all?

So, using a butcher's block table, I solved that problem in no time!

He even has his little apron hanging up, ready for a spur-of-the-moment sensory time! The top shelf held the large containers. (macaroni, numbering cups and stirring sticks, farm animals and water beads) The next shelf (well, actually I should say the next drawer) was filled with the bin bases. (sand, beans, stones for aquariums, and seashells) I made sure to label all of the containers and bags so I could remember which sensory bin it belonged to! *Some things were used more than others, such as the beans and macaroni. So I just wrote down every theme it was used for so I wouldn't forget!* The next shelf held jars of small details and fun things for the bins: (marbles, foliage, dirt, tunn…

Bouncing up your curls!

I found a good trick for all of the naturally curly-haired girls!
This treatment does actually clean you curls and keeps them bouncy. If your hair loses it's curl from damage (like mine did - that's how I found this trick!) It will in time wake those curls back up!
 I'll have to tell you my sad bad hair day that lasted for half a year later... right now, it's time to move on.

An apple cider vinegar rinse does in fact work, but you have to be careful with it, because it tends to dry out the scalp. Handle with care.

I usually use it about once every week or every two weeks. The latter is probably a better choice. Don't forget to dilute it with water first before use because it can damage your hair if you put it on straight from the bottle. Apply the vinegar while in the shower. I put my diluted solution in a squirt bottle, making it easier to apply. Just flip your hair upside down and spray it on the hair and into the scalp. Massage it in, or scrunch your hair up into it…

Apple and mixed fruit smoothie

Yummy! I finally got a recipe on here! And boy, was it good! Try it out for yourself - you'll see what I mean!
This recipe makes 2 large servings.

You will need to blend: 1/2 cup yogurt 1 cup milk 1/2 cup apple juice Then add: 1 banana 1 and 1/2 cups of mixed fruit (frozen or fresh) *my frozen fruit had apples, peaches, cherries, strawberries, and pineapples in it. :) Then add: 1/4 cup sugar 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice (I think this always enhances the flavor and brings out the taste of the fruit - but you can't add too much!) After blending, you can add ice (it can be optional, but it's never an option for me!) And enjoy! I love making smoothies, not only is it tasty (that's my favorite part about it), but it's healthy for you too! :)

Island Getaway charm necklace

My favorite necklace I have ever made so far is this one...

I wanted to keep it, because it had turned out so great!

I might just have to make one for myself someday...

Very very simple to explain, and very very simple to make. It just took me such a long time because I wanted to be just right. You can see for yourself how to do it, but I'll explain it anyway (because it's just silly to post a picture on a blog and not say anything about it!) Okay, after much trial and error, I managed to add a small seashell as the first charm. Then I attached a sand dollar charm onto the chain. Next came another small shell and then the map charm... (I had to get Dad's help on this one...) He found a picture of the Hawaiian Islands and shrank it to a tiny size and printed the words below. I cut out the itty bitty picture and put it inside a small jewelry frame (You can get those at Walmart- for very cheap) Next, I out on another evil shell (those things took forever to put on! They were either c…

Cabinet filler

Sorry, I haven't been posting in a while... Busy life, I know.

Here is a DIY you might want to try when displaying decorations for any room. This mini-china cabinet was empty at one time, and it took me forever to think of things to fill it with!

Here's my great idea! Sadly, I couldn't get my violin nor my piano to fit in there... :(

But anyway, it matches so well with my room and looks so cute with all of those instruments displayed in there. It also saves room for storing space and keeps them from getting dusty! :)
I decided to get a little more creative later and put a music book in the back of the cabinet. It added a nice touch.
I hope you have some inspiration now, too!  Use a small (or large) glass china cabinet to fill it with something other than knicknacks and fragile items! Make it match and complement your decor!