Toddler bed

A few months ago My husband and I decided Parker needed a new bed he was getting too tall for his crib and it was starting to keep him up at night with his head bonking the rails.
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I searched for a building plan online the first place I checked was Anna Whites site but all her plans looked more complicated than what we wanted. Plus they required a Kreg which I didn't really want to invest in just yet.

 Enter Pinterest! Seriously what did we do before Pinterest?!  I was able to find a plan that suited our needs and I really liked the overall style of the bed a lot! So we got to building.

 Actually as far as working to together we did a great job together which I was surprised at since we are so different and that can cause some...issues ;0) He is very precise and methodical, where as I tend to fly by the seat of my pants and just like to go with the flow. It gets me into a lot of trouble sometimes but that's the fun part, right?

 Anyways back to the bed. We didn't follow the measurements of the board sizes exactly because we wanted to use what we had and ours were only 1/2" wider than what the plans called for so it worked fine! although we did have to figure a few measurements differently.

 Overall I'm very pleased with the bed! It looks great, and can hold the weight of me and Parker without any trouble, which is better than the cheap store bought ones I was going to get.

I still need to make a cute blanket for it and a few more sheets hopefully I'll have something to share after we get into our house...well maybe it will be awhile after ;0)

The bed ended up costing us the about $20 since we had all the wood and the paint was from a previous project. The $20 was spent on  this mouse sander:


Summertime adventures!

I thought I would pop in and say HI! We are still in the waiting process for our home but hopefully in the next 2 weeks we will be able to move in, I'm excited :0) Needless to say all that we have been doing is packing, cleaning, paperwork and trying to do some summer stuff on the side.

 We have a river nearby and I took the boys there one evening to splash in the shallows and build a mud kingdom. It was a favorite activity this summer so far!

 I had to keep a constant eye on this dude or else he would jump in the swift part, luckily he has learned since that water is to be feared ;0)

 Their personality's are all so interesting I love seeing their differences come out as they are getting older.

 Boys and mud are like PB&J they go together!

 I was pretty amazed at my boys knowledge of plants, insects and animals while we were there. I guess our "science" sessions in the back yard (aka them playing) have sunk in more  than I anticipated, homeschooling win!!

 This little guy is such a delight! Except for when he's not, haha ;0)

I miss my sewing machine and sewing but it will be another month probably before I get to sewing again, boo hoo! In the meantime I hope your summer has been awesome and you enjoy the last little bit that there is!

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A few things to make this Summer!

First we found a house! I am so excited!!! It is a 3 bedroom (possible room to add a fourth) and it has 2 living rooms!!! I am super excited by that since our current living room is quite tiny. I don't have pictures yet but hopefully soon, we still have to go through some paper work so I guess there is a chance we won't get it but we in contract and its at the title company so we're close (crossing fingers)!

A few things to make this summer:

I am loving this simply adorable gift idea on make and love it! How cute to add on a onesie and the carseat toy actually looks like something I might make, lol!

You guys I'm dying over this adorably cute outfit on Project run and play! I love their series especially for cute boy ideas but all their kids clothes are usually so cute! Plus I get to vote on my favorite so that' fun ;0)

These dinosaur stuffed toys are pretty fun looking and its perfect Summer activity for kids who may be bored or tired from all the outdoor play in the sunshine!

This Bomber Jacket is a free pattern for a size 2T jacket (with the option of buying up to size 12), I think with a boy or gender neutral fabric it would be cute for boys or girls!

Shorts are simply needed in the summer and these cute baby ones are pretty easy to make and has a free pattern so be sure to check them out!

Need some shorts for a bigger kid? these are a free pattern sizes 18 months to 4T and just what your kiddo needs to lounge in or play!

Summertime and messy projects seem to go hand in hand at our house and this Art Smock will keep your kids covered! I love how easy it looks to make but how professional the finished product is! Go here for the free pattern!

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