Saturday, 21 June 2014

Removing Crayon from Clothes

I was feeling quite motivated one day this week and was kicking some serious butt where laundry was concerned. I was almost to the end of it all when I went to take one load out of the dryer when it happened. I could see that the entire load of clothes was speckled with blue ink. UGGGHHHHH! I figured that I had missed a pocket in hubby's work shirt (those army shirts have 45 or something pockets, I must have missed one or two... And there was a little pen spring in the lint trap so that was the last clue.

I headed to the hairspray, and I sprayed all of the affected clothes (can I just say that most of it was new boys' new summer buys .. grrr..). I ran out of spray and I had to run out to the store and grab another! Anyhow, I got all the clothes sprayed and threw them in the wash. Easy right? Because hairspray takes ink out of clothes! Hooray!  They wouldn't all be ruined! 

When the wash was done, I went to switch over to the dryer and I realized that a lot of the blue ink was still there.... WHAT!? And that's when I saw it. The blue crayon wrapper. It was staring right at me. OH NO!  I was wrong about the ink. Some child of mine must have had a crayon in his pocket (and I never check their pockets because I figure they are 5 & 6, like what would they be putting in their little pockets??).

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Life Lessons: Take Care on the Roads - And Always Pay Attention

Yesterday was a regular day. I got up with the boys, got them off to school & sitter, and headed out to visit my Grandma with the baby. I have been wanting to get to see her for a couple of weeks and I finally had a quiet day to do so. I packed several shades of nail polish to give her a manicure, and had the camera ready for photos of her with little one. It was a going to be a wonderful day. But it *almost* wasn't...

Saturday, 14 June 2014

DIY Father's Day Photo Gift

Looking for a last minute Father's Day gift? The boys & I made this great gift in no time at all (well maybe like 8 minutes). Quick & reasonably easy, this is perfect for and Dad or Grandpa. 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

10 DIY Father's Day Gifts {Perfect Pins}

I am a lover of all things DIY! And I totally love homemade gifts, especially for occasions like Father's Day. There's nothing more special than an item made with love by your kids! If you've been searching for crafty gift ideas, look no further! Here are 10 of the cutest ideas out there!

The boys & I are working on a gift that I will share a little later. In the meantime, check out these awesome DIYs & get inspired!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

10 Ideas for a Successful Yard Sale {Perfect Pins}

I've been getting things together to crash a friend's yard sale next weekend, and I'm really glad I started. I have realized that I'm way more of a hoarder than I had originally thought. But that's ok, I'm hoping to unload a lot of things next weekend. Its crazy how much clothing accumulates with all these boys. As things are passed down the line, the dressers overflow. #3 has 3 times as much at the others!

I'm also seriously asking myself if I've used an item in the past 6 months, and if the answer is no then whatever it is goes in a box. No fooling around this time. I really want to make better use of our storage areas and closets. This is helping BIG TIME!