PURELL 30 Day Challenge

PURELL 30 Day Challenge

School is back in session in our area so you know what that means ...GERMS!!!  GERMS!!!! GERMS!!!! They are multiplied coming in to homes when kids go back to school, there just isn't any way around it. My family has joined in the PURELL 30 Day Challenge (and you can too by clicking that link back there!) to combat those nasty little germ critters and to hopefully combat our chances of getting sick.  Having an illness free home is a happy home (most times ... hmmm.... I wonder if there's a challenge for a sibling fight free home)  Moving on... Oh so, you can win prizes for you and your family by joining the PURELL 30 Day Challenge!  Even if you don't win the 'grand prize', you … [Read more...]

A day at Water World

Waterparks in Colorado

Water World, a waterpark in the Denver area, is amazing fun for the WHOLE family. Seriously, there are big rides for the big kids and adults.  There are a couple of areas perfect for the smaller kiddos in the Calypso Cove and the Big Top areas.  And then of course, there is the family rides that our boys who are now 7 and 9 are enjoying all of them!I have a great Water World coupon to offer you, go to my 34 Discount Coupons to Kid's Activities in Denver post and get your discount code from there! Please visit my 'Top 5 Tips from a Mom' post to get some of the best tips to prepare for your day at Water World.  It's a great resource to read before you go. Funny, we went exactly 3 years … [Read more...]

DIY – Update your Front Door with PAINT

DIY Update your front door with paint

This isn't just any paint!!!  It's Modern Masters Front Door paint that refuses to fade!  Front doors often get hit with substantial sunlight and face all the elements that your home exterior endures.  It is important to use high quality paint on these surfaces because of the beatings it goes through. Our front door was in desperate need of a makeover ... I have been contemplating for over a year on what the color of our home should be.  If you follow me on Instagram, you have watched pictures of different house colors I've posted.  We live in an area which requires approval on house colors by the Home Owners Association (HOA).  It is a huge bummer as they have their approved colors to be … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Ideas

Bathroom makeover

That time you go home and you makeover your mom’s bathroom because you can. We recently made an unexpected trip back home to Canada (my uncle passed away), although a sad reason for travel, I made the most of our time spent there as we don’t get home much these days. I painted my mom’s bathroom about 17 years ago with blue stripes and clouds.It is time for a BATHROOM MAKEOVER! Yes. Yes, I did. And she has loved it ever since. She tells me that she gets compliments on her bathroom all the time (hee hee). Well, I suggested I paint it and update it some. One thing led to another … I re-stained her tired builder’s grade oak cabinets with a beautiful cherry wood stain. I re-caulked her … [Read more...]

What to do with my Shower Door

shower door tracks are more comfortable for mothers!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sterling for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been looking at this builder's grade shower door since we moved in and have threatened to remove it and replace it with a curtain. This is the boys' bathroom...They never have had a bath in this tub because it hurt me too much to bend over and lean on the metal tracks, which is why I wanted to remove them.  We have a bathtub in our master bath that doesn't have any 'barriers' so we use that tub instead.  I was also worried about them hurting themselves by slipping when they got in or out the tub.  But now that they're grown up and shower on their own, it's not such a big deal for … [Read more...]

Painting a Pet Picture

pug painting

Painting is fun for me when it's very creative, colorful, and a bit abstract.  It's always been a challenge for me to paint faces of anything such as people or animals so I gravitate to an abstract technique. Here is a painting I recently painted for my mother in law for her birthday. It's her pug, she has 2 pugs that she adores. So, it was a no brainer to paint a picture of a subject that she already loves! The great thing about this project is that I was able to bring it to the pool and paint while the boys were swimming!  I used several different colors, so I simply squirted little bit of each color on a plate, covered it with saran wrap; grabbed my brushes and a canvas, and was on … [Read more...]

Alcohol Ink Painting Ideas

alcohol ink art

Have you heard of Alcohol Ink? It's not what you might think ... No, it's not drinking alcohol while painting (that's called canvas and cocktails, lol). Alcohol ink is a brilliant colorful ink that is best used on non-pourous items such as tiles, dominoes, and Yupo paper. (please see the pictures of those items at the bottom of this post) This is a fun project that you can play with on your own, or with kids.  My boys LOVE playing with the different colours and shapes they can make by tilting the tile or paper certain ways and watching the ink morph and take shape.  They also love to use the stamp with felt and you can make various patterns with using it as well!  You will need a bottle … [Read more...]