How to Make a Faux Fur Blanket

This is the coziest, fluffiest, warmest, thickest, cushiest, cuddliest, blanket ever!   I made one of these faux fur blankets for my husband for a Valentine’s Day gift about 10 years ago.   Since it is the best blanket in our house we usually fight over it.   Since he is such a gentlemen I {…Read More…}

Primary Schoolhouse Utility Decor {PB Kids Knock-Off}

For years Pottery Barn Kids carried these adorable Schoolhouse Utility Boards perfect for a mudroom or a playroom to engage kids in art.  While they no longer sell them you can still make them and add some personality and fun to your playroom, homeschool classroom, bedroom or any other place in your home to add {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Build a Backyard Chicken Coop

Raise your hand if you know someone who has chickens.  I bet a lot of you are raising your hands.  The lack of a farmyard or acres of property aren’t keeping people from trying their hands at raising livestock–at least the smaller varieties, like chickens.  Urban farming and backyard chickens are growing in popularity.  I {…Read More…}

Wooden Shipping Crate Toy Box

Corralling toys is always a struggle in our home.  It seems like the open topped chests work best for our kids to make a clean sweep quickly.  They can just toss their stuffed animals all into one, sports stuff in another, etc.  Old shipping crates with wheels make perfect toy boxes.  I found a free {…Read More…}