Thursday, March 26, 2015

EDIBLE Neon Paint

Did you catch that?? 

This stuff is awesome!! 

I wanted something new, different, and exciting to do today. So of course we browsed Pinterest to get some ideas. This one did not disappoint! 

Cooger and I had so much fun playing in it and making a HUGE mess. There are only two ingredients so its cheap and easy to whip up!

All you need is....
 plain or vanilla flavored yogurt
neon food coloring 
a painting surface

I used about two large spoonfuls of yogurt per bowl and colored it with 2-3 drops of food coloring. As for our canvas, I bought a large roll of butcher paper a few months ago on amazon and we used that! I use it for lots of different things and it definitely came in handy today. I love it! It was big enough that we kept (most) of the mess on the paper! It soaked through a little bit on the bottom so we quickly ran our Swifer Mop across the floor to get up any sticky residue. But for the most part, the mess just stayed on Coog and the paper!

 It didn't take him long to realize that he could eat it, and that it was good! 


 But seriously, he just couldn't get enough! 

Now get to it! Paint away!! 

Original link found here

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Wreath Tutorial

This wreath makes me smile every time I open my door. 
I have been wanting one of these wreaths for so long, but the price tag was always a little  a lot, too much. So I saw this pin on Pinterest and decided to give it a go! 
Mine was a little more than $15 because it is a little bigger and thicker on the green. 
Heres a step by step of what I bought and how I did it! 


1 twig wreath
2 classic greenery garlands
green wire
wire cutters

I bought most of my supplies at Michaels with coupons which cut down the cost a lot! I have the Michaels app which makes it so easy to pull up those grand coupons. If you don't have it, I would get it! Michaels was out of twig wreaths the day I stopped by so I hit up Wal-Mart and found this size for under $5. 

The process is so fast and simple, which makes me love this more!

Start by cutting your garland into small sections. They are kind of distinguished in bunches on the garland so just cut off little sections of it at a time. 

Tuck them into place on the wreath. Most of the time I could just stick it in the branches and it would hold well enough, but on the outer edges, I used just a little green wire to hold it better. 

See the wire down there? The green helps it stay pretty hidden, and then just move the greenery around it to hide it a little more. 

Do this same process all around the wreath. You can decide how much or how little greenery you use. Its all personal preference. I like it really full so I used 2 of the greenery garland. I thought I would only use one but that only got me halfway around! It ended up working out though because I used another 50% off coupon the next day to buy another one. 

Once you've made it all the way around with the greenery, tie your bow. I secured it on the wreath with the green wire. 

And thats it! Then you will have the happiest, Spring Wreath on your door!! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Playground Playing

There is a tiny playground at our apartment complex. Since Cooger has started walking and is able to play around a little more we decided to go check it out! He literally squealed with excitement when I put him on it. He loved it, and even went down the slide by himself!! My brave little toaster!

Im getting so excited to experience summer with our little adventure-er. He LOVES being outside!