Does your almost-perfect house have some less-than-perfect wallpaper holding it back? Not all wallpapers are paintable, and they can be a huge pain to remove. Take it from me: I ruined my bathroom walls by removing wallpaper without really knowing what I was doing. Don’t be like me! If you need to remove some ugly wallpaper, use these great tips from A Beautiful Mess and save yourself some headaches.
Summer is here! If your kids are out of school, keeping them entertained all day can be challenging. What I love about activities like birdwatching are that kiddos get engrossed. And an engrossed kid might not notice if mom sneaks off for a quick cup of coffee in the kitchen. Also, you know, learning. But let’s be honest, mamas. It’s about the coffee.
Is there anything a toddler loves more than swinging? Swings are such a fun way to entertain a busy toddler, and they’re great for child development, too. A swing helps your kid develop his core muscles, which helps him walk, crawl, and explore. Swinging also helps kids learn balance. If you don’t want to schlep all the way to the park but also don’t want to shell out the big bucks for a swing, you can make your own with this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.
Don’t let the rain get you and your kiddos down! Summer storms do more than just foil your beach or pool plans: they bring rainbows. Get excited about the rainbow that those summer rains leave behind, and keep your kids busy on a rainy day with these rainbow crafts! Maybe when the storm blows over, you can go rainbow hunting!
Are spring’s showers giving you and your kids a little bit of cabin fever? This awesome shadow puppet theater is the perfect remedy for the rainy day blues. Valerie at Inner Child Fun created this super simple project from an old cardboard box, and her girls love it! Not only will your kiddos have a great time playing shadow puppets, they can help you create the theater, too. And you know your kids love a toy double if they helped make it.