Fun N’ Play Potting Bench

Recently I participated in a YouTube collaboration ‘Look For Less-Summer 2016’. The collaboration was hosted by Jaime, from the YouTube channel Bored or Bananas and Jaime asked us to use an inspiration piece and create that look for less.

Well. we had some wood laying around that was found roadside that was more than likely scraps form someone’s project. I found an inspiration piece on PARENTS.COM and this is what we came up with.

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Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Mommy & Me DIY Valentine Banner

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Ever After High Legacy Viewing Party #StreamTeam

This post is sponsored by Netflix and I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team

This weekend Jala and I hosted an Ever After High Legacy Party.  We’ve been in planning mode for the last couple weeks and we were so excited to see it all come together so nicely.  We had our menu all planned.  Nothing fancy, but some great snacks the girls could enjoy while they played and chatted.  We decided on having a Legacy party.  The girls focused on what they wanted to be when they grow up.  My goal was to make sure this event was positive and it allowed the girls to use their imagination if they wanted to.  Sticking with the purple theme to represent our little princess guest, Jala and I made some delicious box cupcakes.

Ever After High Legacy Party

I created two different games to play at our Legacy Party.  One of the games was inspired by pin the tail on the donkey.  Hence how I came up with ‘Pin the Crown on the Princess.’ I made it using the frame of a broken mirror, cardstock and some props from the dollar store.

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The next game the girls had a chance to play was a Treasure Memory Game.  This idea came from a game we played at my baby shower when I was pregnant with my son.  You place items in a box, the guest look in it and have to write down all the items they remember in the box.

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and in the treasure box were items to represent a few of the characters from the show.  In the box was a mirror, “Mirror Mirror on the Wall”.  A teacup and saucer to represent the daughter of the Mad Hatter (Maddie).  A shoe to represent the daughter of Cinderella, Ashlyyn and a tiara to represent them all.

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While they sat down to do crafts they had a chance to watch the episodes of Ever After High on Netflix.  also, we received some really nice projects to work on from Netflix.  One was a bookmark, a cootie catcher, a fortune cube and lastly they wrote out their destiny.  Before the girls left they all received the movie caddy gift baskets.  You can watch the tutorial video here on how I made these baskets.

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Check out the video below with more detail on the party and our events.  Are your children Ever After High fans?

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Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Tutorial: Movie Night Gift Caddy- For Party Guest #NetflixStreamTeam

This post is sponsored by Netflix and I’m a member of the Netflix StreamTeam.  Here’s some Movie Night Gift Caddies I created for the little guest attending my daughter’s Ever After High Enchanting Viewing Party today. Also here’s my original video  and post on them that I posted a couple years ago using them for our family movie night.

These were a really awesome surprise for the kids and they were so excited to get them today as they left the party.  I think my daughter was more excited to give them away.

Watch Video Tutorial below

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Little Cupcake Greenhouse – for the little gardener

Last week I went to Dollar Tree to pick up a couple things for my husband.  While I was there I remembered seeing these cupcakes carriers and I thought they would make a great greenhouse for Jala’s plants.

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Here’s a closer look

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Next, I was on the search for the right potting containers.  I tried a couple before I went along with the Styrofoam cups.  They’re easy to cut to fit the cupcake carrier, easy to poke holes in the bottom and when it’s time to transplant it’ll be an easy move.

Here’s the list of the things I used for this project.

Cupcake carrier -Dollar Tree
Styrofoam Cups- think these are 16 oz. cups.
Labeler
Toothpicks
Potting soil
Vegetable seeds of choice
Water
Scissors

First, cut the cups to fit inside the cupcake carrier. I placed the cup inside the carrier and used an X-acto knife (with the help of my son) to score where I needed to cut. 

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After all the cups were cut to size we poked holes in the bottom of all the cups for proper drainage.

Next, Jala filled all the cups with potting soil.

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The tedious part about this project was allowing the kids to choose the seeds they wanted to plant.  Good luck with that!  Make sure to read instructions on seed packets and plant as suggested.

As each of the seeds were planted in their cups, I labeled each one as we went along.  I removed a small portion of the backing from the label to wrap it around a toothpick. Don’t fret! If you don’t have a labeler, use a marker to write on the cups.

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Lastly, water each cup and cover with the top.

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Now, we watch the plants grow 🙂

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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