10 DIY Valentine ideas

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Kids Crafts, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Monday, February 10, 2014

 

10 DIY Valentine ideas

 

 

 

These are a few of my favorite DIY Valentine craft ideas from around the blogosphere:

 

  1. “Doh you want to be my Valentine?” from The Wilson World
  2. “You’re tops in my book!” bookmark Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
  3. “I dig you!” Valentine from Family Fun
  4. Match box Valentines from Inch Mark
  5. “You’re the apple of my eye!” from Twig & Thistle
  6. “This is a stick up!” Valentine from My Crazy Life as a Farmers Wife
  7. Straw bracelet from Living Locurto
  8. “I wheelie like you!” Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
  9. “You light up my life!” Valentine from Design Sponge
  10. Candy rings from Hostess With The Mostess

 

 

Hope these ideas inspire you. :-)

 

Ashley Devonish

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Playroom Shelves – Fun colors

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Creating a Home, Favorite Lists, Organize Me!, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Wednesday, October 30, 2013

 

HOW FUN IS THIS!!! Ikea now has pink and turquoise in their popular EXPEDIT model. I absolutely love them and wanted to spread the word. They also have matching EXPEDIT shelf inserts. This is a great playroom storage idea and cheap too.

* I was in no way paid for this blog entry. I just really love these shelves!

I would love to see how you guys decorated your kid’s playrooms. Send pics to info@mom4life.com

Ashley Devonish

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Pumpkin Bread in a Jar Recipe – just in time for fall!

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Creating a Home, It Worked 4 Me, Recipes & Kitchen Tips, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bread in a Jar Recipe

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Apple Butter
  • 2 Cups of Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 3 Cups of Flour (or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour)
  • 1 15oz Can of Pumpkin
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 12-24 Half Pint Jars
  • 2 Tubs Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting (or your favorite Cream Cheese Frosting)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375*.

In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients together in order until dough forms.

At this point you can either use 12 Half Pint Jars sprayed with non stick baking spray and 1 bread loaf pan, or you can use 24 Half Pint Jars.

Pour the batter in leaving about 1 1/2 inches at the top of the jars for room to rise.

This will bake in the oven for 45 minutes- 1 hour or until the bread takes shape. I usually do the standard toothpick or fork test, to be sure no dough comes out on the toothpick.

Let these completely cool then serve with Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting.

I typically will use a Wilton 1M tip and cake decorating bag to do the frosting. Garnish with a little cinnamon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy! This recipe is so yummy and easy. Makes great gifts too.

Ashley Devonish

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Fall Favorites – Girl toddler clothes

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Creating a Home, Family Focus, Favorite Lists, Hot New Finds, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Friday, October 11, 2013

 

So on Wednesday I posted my favorite fall finds for boys and now its the girls turn. I hope to one day have a daughter to dress!

 

 

H&M Lined Boots

H&M Knit dress

H&M Knitted cardigan

BabyLegs

GAP Trench coat

GAP Ciao Shirt

GAP Printed Leggings

Old Navy Sweater Dress

ZARA Overcoat with hood

So much fun looking for little girl clothes!

Ashley Devonish

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DIY – Colorful Shoe Soles

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Home Crafts, It Worked 4 Me, Surprize Me! | Posted Friday, September 27, 2013

DIY - Colorful shoe soles

 

I think this is a genius idea especially when your kids shoes get all dirty and scuffed. Just paint them!

 

 The tricky thing about painting the rubber on your shoes is keeping the paint on after a while. With a helpful little sealer (you might already have at home) it shouldn’t be problem. 

Gather these supplies and let’s get started

 

Get neon acrylic paint and a paintbrush.

Tape around the edges of the shoe so that the paint doesn’t get on the canvas. Take your time because this part helps so much when you’re painting.

Start painting your first coat. You may need a thinner brush to paint the spots closest to the canvas.

After a few coats they should look like this! Let it dry.

Grab your Mod Podge and a foam brush. Brush it onto all the spots with neon and carefully avoid painting the canvas.

Let that dry and now they’re ready to wear!

 

I hope you try this!

 

originally posted on: http://prudentbaby.com/

 

Ashley Devonish

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