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.

Friday Favorites: Berry Picking

Last fall we found this cute berry farm, with a great brunch place, cute stores and a ‘u-pick’ for all sorts of berries. The only thing was… we missed berry picking season!! So all year we have been set on going back this summer at the right time and doing a bit of berry picking!image

This past weekend was the weekend. Berry picking time! Now with all the rain and hail we’ve been having the only berry option for picking was sour cherries. We’ll take it!

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After brunch we got ourselves some berry picking buckets. Worked our way through the maze of bushes and eventually managed to find the sour cherries. Follow the cherry signs!

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Let the picking begin!!

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In no time our buckets went from empty to overflowing! image

Before and after 🙂

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One successful group of berry pickers!

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Now to baking everything sour cherry!

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Friday Favorites: A Summer Camping Trip

Happy Friday!! And even happier Friday of a long weekend 🙂

This week has been on and off sun and rain, and then more sun and rain!

Somehow its sunny during the day while I’m at work and then in the evening it rains like crazy. We’re talking thunder, lightening, hail… the works.

So! I’ve been reminiscing about warmth and our summer vacation a few weeks ago; especially our camping trip.

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Basically this whole summer has been rainy but somehow we managed to plan a camping trip at just the right time and avoided rain… until the last day just as we were leaving, so it worked out perfectly!

image We bought these extra comfy chairs that can recline, and then basically spent the entire time reading, eating, and going for walks. Talk about the perfect few days!

We cooked everything over the fire, which I was super proud of us for!

Breakfasts were the best: coffee, bacon and even monkey bread, all made over the fire! Yum!image

Camping = relaxing. Nothing beats the peace and quiet.image

Here’s hoping for sun this weekend!

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A Sweet Treat For Your Tuesday: Campfire Cones

Well. It’s summer time!! YAY!!

Which means camping… or atleast campfires!

And in my books campfires = s’mores

This year for our camping trip we decided to try something a bit different when in came to the s’mores.

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About a month or two ago my husband showed me a picture of these icecream cones stuffed with chocolate and marshmallows, and that idea stuck in my head so I decided to give it a try!

Here’s what you need:

  • Icecream cones (I went for waffle cones because they are way better than plain cones 🙂 )
  • Chocolate of your choice
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Any other fun fillings
  • Tinfoil

You can make so many different types of these campfire cones. I made four different kinds: reeses cups, oreo, m&m, and classic s’more.

It’s super simple. Take one waffle cone add in the fillings you would like… marshmallows, chocolate, etc. Then wrap the cone up with tinfoil! Done!

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Take your pre-wrapped cones with you camping and set them on the grill of a fire pit for 5ish minutes (or until the marshmallows and chocolate are melted). And enjoy!!!

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Yum!! These are a great twist on the classic s’more 🙂 And not to mention a whole lot less sticky to eat!

Happy Tuesday!

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