Homeschool Essentials | our favorite homeschooling supplies

Homeschool Essentials | our favorite homeschooling supplies

Homeschool Essentials - our favorite homeschooling supplies | This post was sponsored by Ebates as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. #CashBacktoSchool It’s back to school time and for many that means back to school supplies. Being a homeschool parent requires a lot of planning and supplies. You need to think of everything from curriculums to storage and even pencils! I try to shop online as much as possible, whether we are buying new supplies or replenishing our Continue reading

Kids Art Supply Cart | rolling storage activity cart #michaelsmakers

Kids Art Supply Cart | rolling storage activity cart #michaelsmakers

Kids Art Supply Cart - rolling storage activity cart #michaelsmakers | These past couple of weeks I've been working on revamping my little guys homeschool room. One of the things I really wanted to do this year was make room for all of his art and craft supplies in the space.  Previously most of the supplies were kept in my crafting space located downstairs. CJ loves to be creative so I thought having his own set of art supplies right in the room, available within arms reach, could open the door for some spontaneous creativity. As a member of Continue reading

Hanging Chalkboard US Map – Playroom Wall Art Inspired by Restoration Hardware

Hanging Chalkboard US Map – Playroom Wall Art Inspired by Restoration Hardware

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I have one last piece of wall art to show today as part of my little guys playful learning room makeover. As I have shared before, my goal for the wall art in this particular room was finding pieces that were not distracting and as neutral as possible - but still filled the room with a little personality and style.  I really wanted to add a map of some sort to the room and last year saved a fun unique military map from Restoration Hardware in my inspiration file. I really liked how Continue reading

Inexpensive Framed Educational Chart Wall Art  {Classic Smokey the Bear Nature Posters}

Inexpensive Framed Educational Chart Wall Art {Classic Smokey the Bear Nature Posters}

When looking for some decor to display above the cubby unit in the playroom/learning room, I had a hard time deciding what exactly I should do. Previously I used the space to create fun playful vignettes - but in an attempt to keep the room plain, simple and a bit more educational for my little guy, the busyness probably would not be a good choice this time around. I thought the best simplistic way to fill the large space without a lot of chaos would be framed prints. Educational posters and charts were the first thing that came to mind - Continue reading

No Sew Faux Fabric Storage Bin Liners {Ikea Expedit Basket Option}

No Sew Faux Fabric Storage Bin Liners {Ikea Expedit Basket Option}

I am a huge fan of hidden storage - especially since my little guy's toys have become such a big part of our household. I can't seem to have enough bins, baskets or storage boxes dedicated to each room; not only corral all the stuff but conceal it as well. So naturally I am also a fan of the ever so popular IKEA EXPEDIT. Since we already had one eight cubby EXPEDIT in the room we picked up another additional unit, in an attempt to squeeze as much storage as possible into my little guys playroom.I really like the finished look fabric liners Continue reading

Make a Framed Chalkboard Wall {& Wooden Alphabet Wall Art}

Make a Framed Chalkboard Wall {& Wooden Alphabet Wall Art}

I hope everyone enjoyed the first weekend of spring. Though the weather was not the best around here, we were able check some more things off our indoor list before the sunshine and warmth rolls in. {which is perfectly ok because when it is nice out I really want to be outside this time of year!}With the magnetic framed art gallery complete, we decided to make the second wall in our little guys room a chalkboard wall. As much as I would of liked to chalk up the entire wall - I opted to leave room for some much needed storage in the space Continue reading

Make Your Own Wooden Ball Curtain Rod Set with Brackets – DIY Drapery Hardware

Make Your Own Wooden Ball Curtain Rod Set with Brackets – DIY Drapery Hardware

I have another diy curtain rod to share today and I am more than pleased with how this set actually turned out. I really wanted a wooden bracket type system for my little guys room and after much searching decided the most cost efficient way to have them exactly how I envisioned them was a little trip to the hardware store. Materials Needed: 6" X 8" Wood Corbels Round Wooden Dowel - cut to length - size 1-1/4 inch Wooden Finial Balls - size 1-3/8 inch Stain or PaintTools Needed: Hole Saw - Size 1-1/2 inch Drill Press {recommended} or Continue reading