Saturday, February 17, 2018

Updating an Ikea Kids Tool Table + Almost Done Playroom!

This might make me sound like a terrible mom.... but one of the greatest feelings is when Mack spends the night at his Grammie's house and I get to sleep in/drink hot coffee!  Well, it probably isn't the greatest feeling of all time but it sure does feel wonderful right now.  Our playroom is getting so close to being finished.  Sometimes my creative process can be so slow and pregnancy doesn't help my brain functioning.  :)  

We have been using our playroom so much and it has really been wonderful.  I feel like it keeps our toys contained to one room and the rest of our house more picked up.  For Mack's 2nd birthday we found an Ikea Kids Tool Table on facebook marketplace.  They were asking $40 and I did my normal by offering half... I almost always offer half of the asking price and they accepted!  The only problem is the blue was too blue for me. 

This was an easy fix because the blue legs are removable.  It actually made the table a better height for Mack.  Then I spray painted the peg board with a dark gray spray paint I already had.   

Now it fits the look I was going for so much better!  I added a vintage chalkboard I found at my Grandad's shop {I lucked out BIG time with that find} and a PLAY marquee sign from Target.  Mack loves to draw us "pictures" and he can't reach the on and off switch of the sign yet!  #winning  Here are some more looks from the room:

So far I've only spent $180 on this room {which I feel like is pretty impressive...} and I only need one more piece of art for a blank wall next to the daybed.   If you have any brilliant and cheap ideas send them my way!  I hope y'all have a great weekend!  

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Monday, February 12, 2018

My Favorite Valentines Treats

Happy Monday!  If you were following along with my insta stories then you know I've already done some Valentines baking.  I love any excuse to bake and eat sweets.  Tall Tan Man does not love sweets but his Grandpa does so I decided to make him my all time favorite recipe... 

Red Velvet Cookies

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mini Strawberry Donuts

Happy February!  This donut recipe is so easy and if you have never made donuts, you are missing out!  I make these donuts from canned biscuits and they are thick and cakey.  I would like to say this recipe is kid friendly but very hot oil isn't ideal for 2 year olds... Mack did help me dip the donuts and cut out the centers of the biscuits.  

Friday, February 2, 2018

Favorite EASY Super Bowl Apps!

Man oh man, are mommas always running on fumes??? That might of come off wrong.  I don't mean that I am huffing anything #promise ... I mean the tank is empty and I'm praying I make it to bedtime the gas station!  

I digress.

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and really the best part of the game is all the food we can eat.  The Monday after I always feel like I need to go on a cleanse or train for a marathon, but it is totally worth it if you ask me...  Here are some of my favorite apps if you are looking for some ideas!  If you missed my insta stories this week I'll start with my app picks from Trader Joe's. 


I could honestly eat an entire bag of those salt and pepper chips by myself.  Chips are my constant pregnancy craving.  Here are two of my favorite make ahead of time apps.  

Ranch Cheese Ball

Texas Caviar

Lastly, are some easy crock pot appetizers!  This Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip from Damn Delicious is so good.  Make sure you buy enough chips because it will get demolished!


Sweet and Spicy BBQ Meatballs are also one of my pregnancy cravings.  I just want jalapeƱos {and mustard and pickles} all the time.  This recipe is super easy.  Throw meatballs, a jar of BBQ sauce, and a sliced jalapeƱo {no seeds} in the crockpot on low for 4 hours.    

Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs Appetizer

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

5 Favorite Winter Crockpot Meals

Hey!  I am a BIG fan of crockpot meals in the winter.  Really, I love them all year because trying to cook dinner with a toddler from 5pm - 6pm is SO HARD impossible!  I don't know about your family, but the wheels seem to come off every evening before Tall Tan Man comes home.  I tried to convince Mack that watching TV while I cook dinner is soooo awesome, but he's not buying it.  #justsitthereplease

Here are some of my go to crockpot dinners.  I'd love to hear your favorites, because we all love easy dinners! 

Monday, January 22, 2018

20 Weeks

How in the WORLD am I TWENTY weeks pregnant?!  I feel like we found out yesterday I was pregnant {but it was actually October 7th}... and June 12th feels like an eternity away!  You can see my 20 weeks pregnant with Mack post and man oh man we had NO idea what we were getting into.  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Playroom Progress + Upgraded Ikea Cubbies

Happy 2018!  I know... I am a LITTLE behind the ball already this year.  For some reason {#prego} I'm either cleaning out an entire closet or feeling mentally incapable of doing anything.   If you follow me on {insta} then you know we are redoing one of our rooms to be a playroom.  Let's take a quick trip down memory lane...

Friday, December 22, 2017

That is NOT a typo on our Christmas Card!!!

YEP!  Unlike 2 years ago where I misspelled our name... I did not have a typo on our Christmas card!!!  We will becoming a family of FOUR in 2018.  It is taking all my strength not to type in all caps and use excessive amounts of exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!   

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DIY Christmas Pillow {dollar spot find}

Hi there!  Last week I had one of those never ending weeks of parenting.  Tall Tan Man was gone for work and Mack decided to go through a growth spurt/mental leap/teething/sickness.  It was like I was  living with a wild animal.  On Friday, after we both almost cried in the grocery store I decided I need a project.  Laying on the couch while watching Netflix and intsa-stories would not fix the funk I had entered.  

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Chocolate Cake + Easy White Chocolate Trees

YAYYYY, IT'S MONDAY!  It is a good Monday because Christmas is only ONE week away!  We celebrated Christmas with Tall Tan Man's family this past weekend and I was in charge of the dessert.  Please don't ask me to make real food... ;)  I made a similar chocolate cake for Mack's first birthday, and loved how it looked but not how it tasted.  Box Cake = Barf #jk #kindof
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