Archive for the DIY Tag

You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Reusable Bags from T-Shirts

The other day Chris was sorting through some of his clothes.  He set aside about five T-shirts that were in good shape but not exactly donation material because they had a paint spatter or small stain.  I’m not a huge fan of scrub rags made of T-shirts so I wasn’t sure what to do with them?  It seemed silly to
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: “Postcard” Wall Art

As you are aware, I’m engaging in some serious front-line trench warfare with our house. It’s not the house’s fault.  A series of events including an unwanted guest (basement mold) a few years ago, and the addition of one toddler plus another on the way has made our previous living arrangements less than ideal these days. So. . .improving we
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Cheap Kid’s Craft/Activity with Plastic Placemats

We like birds. You know how when you like something, you start being gifted things related to your interest? It’s great! Unless you have a super teensy house like we do and too much of anything is well, just too MUCH! But we still love us some birds. . .For Christmas, I was gifted some adorable Ikea place mats with.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Another 30 Minute Curtain Project

Remember when I said in a post about a ga-zillion months ago I’d share with you what I did with the curtain on the back main floor window? No? Don’t worry, I likely would not have remembered either except for the fact that the curtain was making me positively nuts for months. In fact, that whole “area” was making me
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Last Minute Gift Idea

I’m officially on the naughty list. I didn’t do a very good job planning a great gift for my Husband. Even worse?  I didn’t do a very good job planning a great gift idea for my Husband from our Son. Hangs head.  Swills cocktail.  For Shame. I’m not alone am I?  Surely I can’t be alone?! If you’re also on
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Revenge of the Sock Monkey

At the risk of ruining my reputation for being a heartless wench, I’m going to confess something:  I’m a sucker for a sock monkey. It’s true. I adore those goofy-looking little bastards. I love how they are perfectly imperfect. I love the idea that someone took the time to make such a cute little item for someone special. I love
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Wall Art Revamp

A few weeks back, Chris’ Mother very kindly offered me some wall art she no longer wanted. It was a modestly sized gold frame containing to signed watercolor prints of chickadees.  You guys know I’m a sucker for the birds. . . She said she always liked the art, which had hung in their front hallway but since that area
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Wee Tee Pee

Way back ’round Labor Day or was it the (Fourth of July?), I had an itch to make a tee-pee for Mac. Ok, you’ve got me, I wanted a tee-pee for Me that Mac would also hopefully like. Chris wasn’t completely anti-tee-pee; however, I got the impression his level of interest in such a project was way below my own
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Kid’s Step-Stool Upgrade

Over the weekend, one of my friends stopped by with some toys for Mac.  Her son is 4 and had a few items that he was no longer using and she was generous enough to offer them to Mac. One of the items was a little green plastic step-stool. Later that evening, I looked at the stool with some disdain.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Head Effing Explodes: Portable Art Kit

This morning I had a chance to squeeze in some sewing while Mac was sleeping.  We have a child’s birthday party to attend this weekend. I have mixed feelings about children’s birthday parties.   Of course you want to properly recognize someone’s special day, but at the same time, some of that shit gets way out of hand. I hate
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