Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Piazza Navona

One of my favorite places in Italy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Carrot" Snacks

I saw this idea recently at a local farmers market and totally want to steal it. Cheese balls and a green napkin. How cute!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cheap Bath Toy Storage

The bath toy storage bags seemed to get slimy pretty fast and at $14.99, I wasn't about to buy another one any time soon. even if it were really cute. So I bought a lingerie bag for $1.49, cut two holes in it and hung it on the shower caddy. I guess you could hang it up with suction cups if you don't have a shower caddy.

Wagon Re-do

My sister gave me her daughter's old metal Radio Flyer wagon. It had been sitting outside for some time and rusted quite a bit. Including rusting through in one pin hole spot. I wanted to use it for my son, but I know it will only be used for a couple of years before he outgrows it. so, I wasn't trying to be a perfectionist with this DIY. I started scraping off the metal that was falling off, but didn't have the right tools for the job. In comes my mom's boyfriend and poof, he did all the hard work for me. Thanks Ray! He scraped, then sanded the metal with Emory cloth. Then I got to do the easy part and spray paint the wagon. After painting the wagon red, I realized that maybe I should give the base a cost of black.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Powers of Baking Soda and Elbow Grease

I hate using harsh chemicals or really any chemicals of any kind. Even though the kitchen floor has been mopped with detergents, it still came up dirty. I thought I would try baking soda as an abrasive and poof, it came clean with minimal effort! You can see how grey the baking soda turned. Of course now that there's a clean spot in the middle of the floor, I need to do the whole thing.