It’s time to replace our compost bin #DigIn

compost bin made with pallets

This is the first  sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot as part of a series about outdoor DIY projects  in the yard.  We have composted for almost 8 years now, since moving to our current home.  For years, we've just used pallets to kind of frame an area  for the compost ...

What are you making for mom? With Mom? As a mom? Mother’s Day Giveaway

cricut mothers day

It's the end of April, and Mother's Day is just a few weeks away.  Back in the day, my mom and I enjoyed doing crafts together. While she's not here to spend Mother's Day with, I'll carry on our tradition of crafting together with my kids- even if it's my own Mother's Day surprise.  It's ...

Spring Project Inspiration from The Home Depot Garden Club #DigIn

Paid

Spring has sprung and with just a few bits of snow here and there in the yard, there are signs that plants are coming back to life.  I love this time of year- I get so inspired to plant our vegetable garden, and do some other projects outside.  We're big DIY folks, so all of ...

Sink or Swim: Cool DIY Bathroom Projects for You and your Kids

Lundby bathroom

The rainbow colors of construction paper, the popsicle sticks and toilet paper rolls, the smell of the glue gun getting hot... You loved craft activities with your kids when they were little, that exciting time when you pulled out all the crayons in the house, distributed the safety scissors, tape, and glitter, and let the ...

American Standard Portsmouth Vanity & Americast Bathtub

american standard portsmouth vanity

When we started thinking about redoing our bathroom, which is our only full bath, we knew we had to maximize our tiny space and also minimize spending.  This is not usually an easy thing to do when looking at remodeling your home.  We really wanted a cast iron tub- for the heat retention and for ...

Dremel Tools- Find anything Pinterest-ing lately?

dremel 8220

I have a GREAT idea for an unexpected and awesome gift for your favorite Pinterest-obsessed friend or family member (OR yourself...)... give the gift of DREMEL!  I won't lie, when I think of tools, I almost always think of my husband. Or of how tools are made for hands larger than my own.  But that's ...

DIY Frozen Hot Chocolate (Recipe)

DIY frozen hot chocolate recipe finished

It's winter. It's time for cold weather, playing in the snow, snuggling under blankets by the fire to get warm.  Except...it isn't very cold in Connecticut this week. It's about 55 degrees.  So I decided to try something NEW today. I made Frozen Hot Chocolate- which I've heard about but never tasted.  I thought this ...

Edible Pirate Ships & DIY Pirate Hooks for Talk Like a Pirate Day

edible pirate ship

Talk Like A Pirate Day is September 19th and since Momondealz's sons are pirate fans, she decided to make some pirate crafts! Edible Pirate Ship Materials: Ice cream bowls Ice cream or sherbert 2 Toothpicks and 1 Straw Marshmellows Directions: 1. Fill the bowl with ice cream or sherbert. 2. Put one marshmellow on each toothpick. 3. Cut the straw so that it is longer ...

Our bathroom remodel (introduction)

small 1946 bathroom

When we bought our home just over 7 years ago, we knew the only full bath needed to be redone.  Outdated, poor quality product covering a cast iron tub and tiles from 1946 that were likely not in great condition-we knew whenever we did the bathroom, it would be an enourmous job.  After years of ...

EASY Pennant Banner Craft & Tutorial !!

easy pennant banner tutorial

It seems like I see these adorable pennant banners everywhere I look lately. They can be made with crafting paper or fabric and are super easy to put together. There are so many uses for these banners: summer parties, birthday parties, photography, or simply used as a decoration in a child's room. I developed my own ...