Playroom Projects: DIY Alphabet Chalkboard

Over the past couple months we’ve been changing our spare room into a playroom.

It has provided the best distraction for a certain little somebody while I’m trying to do laundry or basically anything that requires being upstairs. Not to mention sometimes kids just need a change of location and they are all smiles again! … or at least that is how it is with my little one.

My goal was to use items and decor we already had around the house or in storage to transform on empty room into a fun, welcoming playroom.

I thought I would share a couple of easy DIY projects that I did to create a playroom on a budget.

A playroom needs some fun colorful things on the walls, so I did a bit of digging around in my craft boxes and came up with an old chalkboard and alphabet stickers.

This is as simple as it gets.

I picked the stickers I liked and put the alphabet on the board… with a bit of help :).

Turns out it’s a good idea to also have a glue gun to actually glue the letters down at the end, since I did so much rearranging of the letters that they lost their ‘stickyness’.

Pretty much the easiest DIY there is! And it turned out super cute!

Exactly what a playroom needs.

A Sweet Treat for Your Tuesday: French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

imageIt’s Tuesday!! Does anyone else lose track of the days between Christmas and New Years?

Around here Tuesday normally means some sort of cookies, cake or treat.

Well… we currently have an abundance of baked goodies around our home! And on-top of that we have atleast 6 boxes of chocolates…which means… there is no need to add to all the desserts, considering how many we already have… so instead I’m sharing this super simpleΒ  DIY Vanilla Coffee Creamer to sweeten up your morning coffee.

With vacation days between Christmas and New Years, I love to take an extra few minutes to enjoy a good cup of coffee. And I am a huge fan of these DIY coffee creamers!

I made some peppermint chocolate coffee creamer just before Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed it; drinking every last drop! So, its time for some more!! And why not go for classic vanilla?!

This recipe is by far the simplest out of the other DIY coffee creamers I’ve shared… and tastes amazing!

Here’s how you make this French Vanilla Creamer:

DIY French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Add a bit of whipped cream to top it off your coffee and enjoy!!

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Happy Tuesday!!

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A Sweet Treat for Your Tuesday: DIY Peppermint Chocolate Coffee Creamer

imageThe count down continues!!

3 days to go!!!

I don’t know about you but an absolute favorite treat for me are the specialty coffee drinks that come out around Christmas time.

My all time favorite: The Peppermint Mocha.

Going out and buying these Christmas coffees can start to add up… so, here is a simple DIY Peppermint Chocolate Coffee Creamer that makes it possible to have your very own at home Peppermint Mocha!!

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Here is what you need to make the Coffee Creamer:

  • 1 cup of Milk (use whatever you have at home)
  • 1 can of Sweeten Condensed milk
  • 2 heaping tbsps of Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp of peppermint favoring

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All youΒ  need to do is pour everything into a bowl and whisk it all together. Simple!!

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You will REALLY need to whisk to get the cocoa powder incorporated, so give it some time.

Once your creamer is all done, its time to make a Peppermint Mocha! All you need now is to put DIY creamer into a cup of coffee… and add some toppings to make it extra festive πŸ™‚

YUM!!! This is so good! I was really impressed by just how chocolaty and sweet this creamer is… and with just the right amount of peppermint πŸ™‚

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Its highly likely that I will be making this coffee creamer ever AFTER Christmas has passed!! It is so good!!!

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Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Craft Countdown: Rudolph Candy Jar

22 days and counting!!

Here is a simple DIY to try as we count our way down to Christmas πŸ™‚

With this season lots of candy, cookies, and treats are everywhere! What better way to keep your goodies fresh than to keep them sealed up in a jar!

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This Rudolph jar is a quick and easy DIY project, and it takes any old jar from plain to festive with just a few coats of paint, a plastic deer, and one red pom pom!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 jar
  • small toy deer
  • white paint
  • 1 small red pom pom
  • glue gun

 

Take your jar lid and toy deer and give them a good coating or two of white paint.

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Let them fully dry and then glue the deer on the top of your jar lid.

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Glue the red pom pom onto the deer’s nose to make it Rudolph and that’s it!

Your Rudolph candy/treat jar is all ready for to store Christmas goodies!!

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Keep this jar for your own treats, or use it to package up some goodies that you are going to give away as a gift πŸ™‚

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Happy Thursday!

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Elf of the Shelf: Spouse Edition

25Continuing the Christmas count down, we’re at 25 days!!!

And tomorrow is the first day of December, which means my blog is officially becoming Christmas central!

Now, Mondays have usually been ‘Simple Meal Mondays’ but because of the Christmas season, Mondays are taking a Holiday twist.

You’ve probably heard about Elf on the Shelf… well here is my version!

Elf on the shelf: Spouse Edition.

Why should kids have all the fun πŸ™‚

Meet my elf!

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This elf will be making its first appearance December 1, but here is a sneak peak πŸ™‚

I found this elfΒ  ‘ornament’ at a craft store and the best part is that you can insert a picture of your face! This ornament makes the perfect elf for my elf on the shelf, and its bound to get a few laughs from my husband!!

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I’ve prepped some date night ideas and other surprises for my husband as a Christmas count down throughout December and each Monday I’ll share a post with an update on what my elf on the shelf has been up to!!

Here’s a preview of my Elf on the Shelf: Spouse Edition introduction letter!!

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Get ready for more festive fun to come!

Happy Monday!

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