Build a Toy Storage Bin | toy emporium diy play food organizer #targettoys

Build a Toy Storage Bin | toy emporium diy play food organizer #targettoys

Build a Toy Storage Bin | Toy Emporium DIY Play Food Organizer #TargetToys| This shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and it's advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. Over the past seven years our little guy has had the opportunity to work with some pretty amazing therapists. While they all have taught us many great things as a family - one of the most important concepts we learned early on was valuable benefits of play. From the beginning, I modeled all of our toy selections after the very same educational toys they Continue reading

Plumbing Pipe Table Plans | diy outdoor coffee table

Plumbing Pipe Table Plans | diy outdoor coffee table

Plumbing Pipe Table Plans - diy outdoor coffee table | This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine. We are big fans of durable, easy-to-care-for outdoor furniture. A majority of our outdoor pieces have been hand-built and pressure treated wood has always been our go-to. This time around we decided to mix it up a little bit and add in a touch of metal - plumbing pipe to be exact. The past couple of years I've played with a few different coffee table ideas for this particular outdoor living space on our Continue reading

Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack - plans to make a boot organizer | While there are still four more days left until the official beginning of winter - we have already had a significant taste of cold, snowy, wet weather. I do love the snow however, underneath those beautiful glistening blankets of white - lay a mucky mess of slush and mud. A mess to leave right at the front door. A wooden boot rack has been on our to-do list for quite some time now - so I was pretty excited to add it to our True Value list of projects we committed to complete this Continue reading

How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to make a wooden wheelbarrow planter | This time of year it seems as though we can't leave the store without another pumpkin, gourd or other piece of harvest inspired paraphernalia. My little guy loves grabbing something new for our collection each visit. (and I admit, I love this time of year just as much and may sneak in my own piece... or two) While we have been working on sprucing up the yard the past couple of weeks - I decided a wooden wheelbarrow would create the perfect home for displaying all of these gathered fall Continue reading

DIY Laptop Desk | how to build a lap desk

DIY Laptop Desk | how to build a lap desk

DIY Laptop Desk | The idea of being able to instantly set up a mini work station is quite appealing when you spend a good amount of time on the computer. I've had these DIY Laptop Desk plans floating around my head since the beginning of the summer. Initially they were for me - thinking I would be able to get away from the desk and still work comfortably from my laptop during the warm summer months - however here we are at the beginning of another school year. The more I thought about the lap desk the more I realized it would probably be Continue reading

Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Once the weather breaks I can not wait to get my hands in the dirt. While I'm inspired and intrigued by any living plant I can tuck in and around our garden - I am always looking for simple ways to incorporate them elsewhere outdoors. Today I'm working on our deck and put together this succulent wall planter to bring some green life to the space. Garden succulents are one of my favorite perennials and while there are a few that are finicky - there are many that are Continue reading

DIY Indoor Playroom Climbing Ladder

DIY Indoor Playroom Climbing Ladder

Yesterday I shared the indoor rock climbing wall we put together for CJ's sensory playroom. While the wall has been used tremendously since it was originally installed, it wasn't until a couple weeks ago that we had the idea to add-on an access ladder. We decided on a partial climbing wall mainly to address CJ's therapy needs.  As our little guy has become stronger and a bit more confident, random objects have suddenly started to appear in front of the wall  - used as stepping stools to get to the holds when we are not directly working on Continue reading

Ten DIY Window Box Planter Ideas with Free Building Plans – Tuesday {ten}

Ten DIY Window Box Planter Ideas with Free Building Plans – Tuesday {ten}

Even though the inconsistent weather has put a temporary halt on our front door project - I refuse to stop thinking about bright and cheery, flower filled, outdoor projects for spring... and this week I'm thinking about window box planters.I have always loved the charming look of window box planters - especially when they are overflowing with blooms and trailing vines. While many catalog window boxes carry a pretty hefty price tag, building your own box planter is a fairly simple project you can do yourself - and save lots in the Continue reading

10 Potting Bench Ideas with Free Building Plans – Tuesday {ten}

10 Potting Bench Ideas with Free Building Plans – Tuesday {ten}

Each year as the planting season begins, I start to envision the potting bench I will someday be able to put to good use. A strong sturdy base, spacious top, and a dedicated home for all of the pots, tools and garden essentials. Thanks to a mild winter, my husband had a chance to get a jump start on building a storage shed on our property {above left} to house all of our garden and outdoor stuff. There are still a few finishing touches left on the list - though before he can even get the doors on, I'm gathering ideas for the potting bench I Continue reading

Make Your Own Kid Sized Play Pup Tent {Indoor / Outdoor for Less than $9}

Make Your Own Kid Sized Play Pup Tent {Indoor / Outdoor for Less than $9}

To set the stage for my little guys Outdoor Adventure Party, a mini campsite complete with kid sized tents was simply a *must*. I have always been fond of the fabric teepee tents seen in catalogs but thought a 'pup' tent would be a little more fitting for our 'camping' theme. Coming in at just under $9 per tent, these little pretend play structures are sure to provide hours of make believe fun! Begin with five 1 X 2 X 8ft furring strips. These can be found in the lumber section of your local hardware store - they are really inexpensive and run Continue reading