Backyard Game Night Ice Cream Social | diy wooden jenga tutorial & party printables

Backyard Game Night Ice Cream Social | diy wooden jenga tutorial & party printables

Backyard Game Night Ice Cream Social | diy wooden jenga tutorial & party printables - This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #SweeterTogether The warmest season of the year has arrived and it's time to head outdoors and gather together for some wholesome summer fun. Whether you are celebrating with family or friends, bring everyone together this season with some simple excitement right in your own backyard. Outdoor lawn games are enjoyed by guests of all ages Continue reading

Wooden Race Track Ramp | dover international speedway #fedex400

Wooden Race Track Ramp | dover international speedway #fedex400

Our little guy has discovered a new recent obsession, NASCAR. He's got the drivers name and numbers down pat, along with their top sponsors, and can even tell you who has placed in the past couple of races we have watched. As with all of his interests, I immediately went searching online for some autism friendly activities and was beyond thrilled to find that Dover International Speedway actually has an "Autism Speaks Day at the Races" program. This program offers a unique opportunity for those on the autism spectrum and their families to Continue reading

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

Wooden Sharpie Holder | diy pencil marker organizer #staplesbts

Wooden Sharpie Holder | diy pencil marker organizer #staplesbts

Wooden Sharpie Holder - diy pencil marker organizer #staplesbts | This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Staples, but all my opinions are my own. #StaplesBTS #pmedia http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Prepping for back to school gives me an excuse to embellish a little in the school supply department. Honestly, organizing school supplies with my little guy make me quite happy. We've been a little obsessed lately finding and identifying the colorful rainbows in many of our back to school 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

Painting Cornhole Boards | stained stripes

Painting Cornhole Boards | stained stripes

This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine. Painting Cornhole Boards | We refer to my brother as the cornhole king. He introduced us to cornhole long before it was the popular backyard game that it is today. I admit, it took us a while to follow suit, however considering there are so many little ones running around in our family - it a much safer alternative to throwing horseshoes - that the whole family can enjoy. He started making his own boards a couple of years ago and after one game we Continue reading

Staining Adirondack Chairs | preserving outdoor wooden furniture

Staining Adirondack Chairs | preserving outdoor wooden furniture

Staining Adirondack Chairs | A set of wooden Adirondack chairs have been on our wish since we moved in. There is just something about them that gives me that nostalgic feeling of grandma and grandpa sitting in the backyard with not a thing to do or a care in the world. For four years they have been bumped from the list each spring and replaced by bigger outdoor projects that have tended to take precedence. As we recently completed one of our biggest outdoor do-it-yourself projects to date (which I'll be sharing real soon) - I was asked to be 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