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MHCT&M: 12 Epic Playroom Spaces

Hello and happy Friday!

 

Today we are wrapping up ideas for playrooms and I am sharing some pretty epic playroom ideas that any kid, or even adult for that matter, would love to spend hours in their space having fun. 

 

 There are so many cool and creative playrooms that you can create. Here are just a few that caught my eye!

 

 (Decoholic)
Add some swinging chairs to the space, perfect to crawl up and read a good book on. Just be sure to find the ceiling joist!

 (Sahifa)
This room is a great room that will grow up with your kids. Shoot, I want to hang out in here too! There are so many fun things to do but also places to relax and just hang out.

(Kid’s Room Ideas)
Talk about a cool space! Houses and monkey bars- so fun!

(Bolig Magasinet)
 Create a unique space with a slide for hours of fun!

 (Two Thirty-Five Designs)
Who wouldn’t love their own little fort inside so you can play no matter what the weather is like outside?! 🙂

 (Empathy Encompassed)
For anyone who is a germaphobe when it comes to ball pits in public spaces, build one in your house using PVC pipes! Such a great idea!

 (Brooklyn Nicole Homes)
Have some kiddos that have a lot of energy ALL. THE. TIME? Create an indoor gym for them complete with rock wall, swing, climbing ladder and more!

 (The Created Home)
Check out this space with it’s own cabin and rope bridge to get to another section! I would have LOVED this space growing up!

 (Fun at Home with Kids)
Here is another great space for active kids that are smaller.

 (Imgur)
HELLO, awesome reading net or hang out spot! If you have tall ceilings in a space, this would be a super cool addition!

(The Good Stuff Guide)

Check out this super fun basement that has turned into the great outdoors with all sorts of cool stuff scattered around the space.  

(Remodelicious)

Imaginative play is an important part of a young child’s development and this space let’s their little imaginations run wild!!

 

 

 

Aren’t those all fabulous?! 

Which one was your favorite? 

 

 

 

Be sure to come back next month when we start a whole new room!

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MHCT&M: DIY Floor Pillows to Sew

Happy Friday!!

 This month we’re doing Playroom projects for Must Have Craft Tips and I love the idea of adding some squishy floor pillows to a playroom – or any room!
So many of these will work for kids rooms or adults – a big pile of floor pillos just spells out cozy to me! So let’s dive into these DIY Floor Pillows to Sew!

Round DIY Floor Pillows

Squishy Floor Pillows 

DIY Large Floor Pillows

Giant Floor Pillows with Handles

Square Floor Cushion Tutorial

One Hour Floor Cushion

Folding Floor Cushion

Hawaiian Style Felt Floor Pillows

DIY Large Colorful Floor Pillows

Colorful Scrappy Floor Pillows


 
Cute Animal Floor Pillows

Patchwork Floor Pillow 

Oversized Pom Pom Throw Pillows

Aren’t they all fun?! I need a big room full of them!

Check back next week for more playroom ideas!

 

 

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MHCT&M: Art Stations for Kids

Happy Friday, friends!

 

It’s time for a new room in the house to talk about.

We’ve covered most of the main rooms in the house. This month we’re focusing on an extra space that you may have, or may want to have: a playroom!

 

  

 

In our home we have a bonus room which is a large room over our garage. It’s basically a multi-purpose space for anything we want! It’s currently serving many purposes. It holds my craft space, acts as a spare bedroom (fold out couch), game room, random storage, AND a playroom for my little boys! It’s not easy having a space that functions as so many things but we manage to make it work. 

 

Today, I am choosing to focus on art stations for playrooms and, let me tell you, there are ALL kinds! Big or small, as long has a child has a space to create, I think they are happy. 

 

 

Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small!
 

Pegboard Art Station 

 I love the pops of color on this monochromatic art station. I also love how all of the craft supplies are up off the table leaving more room for creating! 

 

Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small!
 

Art Cart 

This is a great idea if you don’t have a dedicated space for art supplies. Making them mobile allows your child to create anywhere! 

 

Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small!
 

 Art Crafting Space 

All needed art supplies are within arms reach in this colorful art space. 

 

Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small!
 

 Art Corner 

This narrow art space uses height to it’s advantage. 

 

Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small!

 

 Murphy Art Desk 

A DIY fold-down desk is a great way to save space in a room! 

 

Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small!
 

Craft Caddie 

This mobile craft caddie is a great way to pick up and go create outdoors or even at a friend’s house!

 

 Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small! 

Craft Shelves 

I’m a big fan of bins for supplies and these shelves full of crafty bins look perfect for little ones!

 

 Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small! 

Crafter-noon Corner 

Not only does this space have a cute name, but the art space is so colorful and fun! I mean, that stool??? Yes, please!

 

 Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small! 

Craft Station Nook 

This is a brilliant use of space. You should see the before (hint, it was not a closet!).

 

 Create an art station in your playroom, even if the space is small!
 

 Giant Cork Board Display 

With all of the artwork your little one is creating, they naturally need a place to display it. I love that this art space comes with it’s own giant cork board for displaying art!

  

 

 

Aren’t these all so fun? And so many ideas no matter the space you have (or don’t have!). 

 

 

Must Have Craft Tips & More! 

 

 

Don’t miss next week when we share more fun ideas for a playroom!

 

 

 

 

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MHCT&M: Kid Bedroom Organizational Ideas

Hello everyone and happy Friday!

All month we’ve been sharing tips for kid’s bedrooms. We’ve shared DIY beds, cute pillows to sew, fun book storage ideas and today, I am going to share organizational ideas to help keep those bedrooms tidy, well if your child uses these ideas properly to keep them tidy. 😉

Check out the great ideas and hopefully one of them will inspire you to reorganize your child’s room.

(Inspiration Made Simple)
Have a Nerf gun lover in your house?
Build a Nerf Gun Peg Board to store all those guns in one place.

 (It’s Always Autumn)
Does your child have a ton of stuffed animals like mine do? Check out this cute Hanging Stuff Animal Swing. I think I need to make this for both of my girls.

 (Polished Habit)
 Think outside the organizational box and use a over the door pantry organizer to store books.

 (Reality Daydream)
 Organization the closet so that every space has a purpose and label items so everything can be put back into their proper home.
 

(The Happy Housie)
 Have a Lego lover in your house?
Check out this Under the Bed Lego Rolling Cart to keep all those tiny piece organized but also within reach.

Under the bed is a space not always properly utilized and this Roll-Away Storage Closet is perfect for a small space or a space with a small closet.

 (Shades of Blue Interiors)
Here is another great ideas to help keep all those beloved stuff animals all in one space. Build a Stuffed Animal Corral that hooks over the end of the bed to help keep them all in one space but within reach when they just need a little snuggle buddy at night.

(Ana White Homemaker)
Does your child enjoy doing art but there just isn’t room for a large art space?
Build a Flip Down Wall Art Desk that provides the tabletop but doesn’t take up valuable floor space.

Check out this Magnetic Match Box Car Storage Solution idea. Perfect to keep all those little car visible.

There you have it!
Hopefully one of those ideas can work in your home. I see a few that I may have to make! 🙂

Be sure to come back next month with for all new tips and tricks.
Happy Memorial Day!

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MHCT&M: DIY Kids’ Book Storage Ideas

Hello and Happy Friday, my friends! 

 

This month we are focusing on Kid Bedroom Ideas every Friday. So far we’ve shared DIY Kid Beds and Fun DIY Pillows for Kids. This week we are talking about DIY Kids’ Book Storage ideas. If your kids are book lovers like mine, it’s so necessary to have a good system set up for book storage. And let’s just say…there are SO many ways of doing this inexpensively yourself.

 

 

DIY Kids' Book Storage Ideas you'll love for your kids' bedrooms. 

 

Some of these kids book storage ideas I am sharing you need to build or make yourself, while others are items you may turn into book storage options. Of course, there is always the option to build a bookshelf, but you can also turn crates, baskets, and seasoning racks into book storage too. Use your imagination!

 

 DIY wall mount book shelf perfect for kids bedrooms.

 

DIY Wall Mount Book Shelf

 

 

DIY Wall Mounted Kids Bookselves

 

DIY Wall Mounted Kids Bookshelves

 

 

DIY book sling for kids books. 

DIY Book Sling

 

 

DIY book bin for kids books

 

DIY Book Bin

 

 

Make bookshelves for kids using pallets. 

 DIY Pallet Bookshelves

 

 

Ikea spice racks make great kids bookshelves. 

 Ikea Spice Rack Bookshelves

 

 

DIY gutter book shelves for kids 

 DIY Gutter Shelves for Kids Books

 

 

DIY Crate Bookcase for kids bedrooms.

 

DIY Crate Bookcase 

 

 Build this kids bedside table with book storage. 

 DIY Kids Bedside Table with Book Storage 

 

 Hanging baskets are great for kids books. 

 Hanging Wall Baskets  

 

 

Aren’t these book storage ideas so great for kids bedrooms?! 

 Which one do you think would fit best in your kid’s bedroom? 

 

 

  

 

 Join me back here next Friday for more Must Have Tips for kids bedrooms!

  

 

 

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MHCT&M: Fun & Fabulous DIY Pillows for Kids

Happy Friday! 

 

 

For our Must Have Craft Tips focus this month we are highlighting Kids Bedrooms!

 

 Fun and Fabulous DIY Pillows for Kids 

 

There are so many fun things you can sew for your kid’s rooms – but I
just had to highlight fun and fabulous DIY Pillows for Kids! There are
so many creative projects out there – I just know you’re going to find
something fun to sew up!

 

 

 DIY Donut Pillow from Make It and Love It

 

 

 

Pom Pom Rainbow Pillow from Rebecca Propes

  

 

 

Fun Character Floor Pillows from JoAnn

  

 

 

 DIY Kids Log Slice Pouf from Swoodson Says

  

 

DIY Pocket Pillowcase from Flamingo Toes 🙂 

 Sweet and Simple DIY Pocket Pillowcase

 

 

Giant Ice Cream Cone Pillow from See Kate Sew

  

 

 

DIY Circus Animal Pillows 

  

 

 Giant Dollhouse Pillow 

 

 

 

DIY Number Pillows from Studio DIY

 

 

 

 DIY Unicorn Pillow from Consumer Crafts

  

 

 

 

 

So fun right?!

 

  Come back next week for more Kids Bedroom projects! 

 

 

 

 

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“Sticking with Me” Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Tag

 This post was originally published on April 25, 2018 but I have an updated gift tag to share today.
The original tag is also still available at the bottom of the post if that is the tag you would like to print.

I have one more gift idea for you today for Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Gifts don’t have to be crazy expensive or large and over the top. You can still do small, simple gifts that will show your child’s teacher how much they are appreciated for the hard work they do all day.

Teachers write notes for all sorts of things, quick reminder for themselves, a note for another teacher or parent, to place inside a file, so post-it notes are a great gift idea. There are lots of fun colors, patterns and sizes that you can buy for the gift as well so you can give them a variety.

I found these in the office supply section at my local Wal-Mart store.

Since post-it notes are sticky, I wanted to make some cute tags with Cacti and Succulents on it because if you aren’t too careful, a cactus will stick you too! lol
I designed three separate tags for you to use.

Just print, cute and tie around your gift.

You will get three patterns, two of each pattern for six total tags. 
When I printed, I unselected the “fit to page” option on my printer settings and it fit perfectly for printing. Print on card stock so the tag is stronger and won’t rip.
Grab your copy of cacti tags below (these will not have the watermark on them).
If the widget below isn’t working you can also grab the tags here: Cactus “Sticking with Me” Tags.

These tags would also be super cute tied to a succulent or cactus as a gift as well! 🙂

Another gift that we gave Miss P’s teacher last year was this set of stickers and an apple shape set of Post-It Notes.

"Sticking with Me" Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Tag

 I knew she would need to write little notes so the apple Post-It notes were so cute and perfect for that and what teacher doesn’t love stickers? I bought some cute smiley faced stickers that she could place on student’s work or just hand out to the kids for doing good work.

And since both items had some sort of stickiness factor to them, I made this tag to go with it.
Teachers work hard and have to stick by their student’s sides in order to help them grow and learn so I wanted the note and gift to mention that.

"Sticking with Me" Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Tag

You can download the tag to print to use for your gifts below. If the widget isn’t working, you can also find the tag here: “Sticking by Me Tag”

Here are a few other teacher appreciation gift ideas that I’ve shared to help you out.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea and Printable Tag

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea and Printable Tag
Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea and Printable Tag

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MHCT&M: Fabulous DIY Kid Beds

Hello, friends! It’s a new month, and that means it’s time for a new topics! 

 

 

Each month we’re visiting rooms in the home to give you fun and creative ideas for easy updates. This month we’re focusing on the kids, and it’s all about their bedrooms! 

 

Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

 

I have rounded up some AMAZING DIY beds for kids. I don’t think I ever shared it, but several years back my husband DIY’d a loft bed for our oldest son using plans we found online. It looks amazing in his room and is a huge space saver as the underneath houses his desk and lots of shelving. 

 

DIYing a bed is TOTALLY doable! Some of these look overwhelming, but they are DIYs with great instructions.

Where were these when I was little?? 

 

 

Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas!
 

 DIY Montessori Floor House Bed 

 

 Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

DIY Triple Bunk Beds

 

 

Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

DIY Over Bed Kids Loft

 

 

Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas!
 

 DIY Toddler Teepee Bed with Trundle

 

 

Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

L-Shaped Beds with Storage

 

 

Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas!
 

 DIY Cabin Bed

 

 

Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

Platform Bed with Storage (Ikea Hack) 

 

 Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas!
 

  DIY Kids Teepee Bed

 

 

Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

  DIY House Bed 

 

 Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas!
 

DIY Sliding Barn Door Loft Bed

 

 

Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

Little Cottage Loft Bed 

 

 Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

Ikea Hack Cabin Bed 

 

 Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

Built-In Bunk Room 

 

 Take your child's bedroom to the next level with these fun DIY bed ideas! 

  Staggered Triple Bunk Beds

  

 

 

 Aren’t they fabulous? What kid would NOT want to go to bed in one of these?

 

 

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Don’t miss next week when we share more fun ideas for kids bedrooms!

 

 

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MHCT&M: DIY Family Memory Keepsake Ideas

 Hello everyone and happy Friday! 
  Can you believe that 2019 is only a few days away?! I sure can’t! 
The year has flown by and I feel like it should still be March. 
Since the new year is right around the corner I thought I would switch things up a little bit and share with you some great ideas to help your family keep your yearly memories and keepsakes organized so you can look back and remember them for years to come. 

I have always loved taking photos, looking back at photos, and creating scrapbooks but as the years have gotten busier, I don’t keep up with my scrapbooks like I used to so I definitely need to start one of these ideas for our family. 
Some of these ideas are ideas that you can implement on New Year’s Eve this year and you can look back on them on New Year’s Eve next year and others are ideas to do the entire year through. 
 On New Year’s Eve or even New Year’s Day, have your children fill out this questionnaire and create a time capsule to read a year later and see how their answers have changed. 
You can then collect them as the yeasr go by to see how they have grown.
Here is another, more in-depth, interview that you and your children can fill out at the end or beginning of every year. This would even be great for your children to fill out on their birthday every year. 

Here is another fun activity to do on New Year’s Eve that will be fun to look back on year and year and to create a new one.

 Here is an idea the whole family can do all year long. Create a memory jar and any day that a special event or something big happens, write it on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. At the end of the year, pull out and read all the memories that are in the jar.
 Do you travel a lot? How about creating memory boxes for each country or state you travel to with special items from the trip inside.
Create a memory box using index cards and write down anything that happened on each day year after year. Place photos in the box to truly remember those special events. 
In the age of digital photography, many photos aren’t printed out anymore and they just sit in a file on your computer. Why not make yearly family yearbooks to get those memories printed and bound in a book to look through year and year.

Having a baby or know someone that is, in the new year? Here is an idea on how to create a memory keepsake box for the baby to remember all those big milestones.
Having children in school also means a mound of papers that they bring home from tests to report cards to art work and what exactly do you do with it all?
Here is a great filing system to get all of those paper organized and to make it easy for your child to look back at their hard work each year.
Here is another way to organize school papers. Very similar to the one above but it is slightly different so I wanted to share.

And here again is another similar idea but a few other great ideas are added.

I definitely need to make one of these for each of my girls.

There you have it. With the new year fast approaching, I hope you can implement one of these ideas to help keep all your family memories all in one place to be able to look back on them easily.

Do you have a certain way that you keep track of all your family memories? Please share them in the comments below!

Stay tuned for more tips in 2019!
Have a happy New Year!

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MHCT&M: Children’s Christmas Book Gift Guide

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Hello friends! 

 

Can you believe Christmas is next week?! 

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to read a different Christmas book every night of December until Christmas. We add a new Christmas book to our collection each year, so sometimes we read 2-3 books a day so we can fit them all in. 

 

I thought it would be fun to share some of our very favorite books with you in this Children’s Christmas Book Gift Guide! 
 

 

This Children's Book Gift Guide is a great present source. 

 

 

 How the Grinch Stole Christmas // 
Polar Express //

The Spirit of Christmas //

Snowmen at Christmas //

The Legend of Old Befana //

The Night Before Christmas //

Frosty the Snowman //

A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree //

The Christmas Baby //

Charlie and the Christmas Kitty //

A Charlie Brown Christmas //

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree //

Merry Christmas, Stinky Face

 

 

This Christmas season I am really working hard to be intentional
with my time and not cram too much in. When I do, I end up losing sight
of the joy the holiday season brings. One tradition that we kept this
year was our nightly Christmas book reading. Because who doesn’t love a
good Christmas book? 
This gift guide is bound to come in handy for someone on your Christmas shopping list!  

 

 

Christmas book traditions

 

 

 The Christmas Story //

Miracle on 34th Street 
// 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer //  How to Catch an Elf //

The Advent Storybook //

Bear Stays Up for Christmas //

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas //

God Gave Us Christmas //

Mouse’s Christmas Gift //

Richard Scarry’s Christmas Mice //

Snow Bunny’s Christmas Gift //

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

 

 

Favorite Christmas books 

 

 

There are 25 of our favorites and we own most of them (some we check out from the library or read on our Kindle!). 

 

Do you have a favorite? I have too many to list! 

If you have any to add, leave the titles in the comments!

 

 

  

 

 

I love that this Christmas book tradition encourages quality time with our children, don’t you? 

 

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas, friends! 

Enjoy your sweet families and your traditions.  

 

 

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