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As a single mama with one income, I try to make my kid’s spaces fun, but not for a lot of money. I had done the playhouse hack for under $250, and it turned out cute, and so well, I wanted something for the background. So I did the entire rainbow wall for less than $85! Ok, I am not going to lie. The DIY rainbow wall was WAY more complicated than I thought it was going to be. I see all these pretty, hand-drawn, watercolor rainbows all over Instagram and Pinterest, and I had to do a redo. Everyone made it look…

I curated a list of the best affordable wooden playhouses for kids and toddlers to paint and customize. Make a dreamy playhouse to fit your child’s personality. You can hack any outdoor wooden playhouse with any paint color, add accessories, kitchens, make it a café, anything you want! Moreover, you can even add your playhouse to your child’s playroom if you do not want to put it outdoors! You can see our fun playhouse for our playroom here. Best Affordable Wooden Playhouses! The Bancroft Wooden Playhouse is a fun wooden playhouse that will provide hours of imaginative play. This cozy cottage…

I love mini anything. Dollhouses, playhouses, tiny homes. I love them all. When I was a kid, I always begged my parents for a playhouse. They had built a cabin in Utah, and I begged them to build a miniature version of the cabin. I never got my wooden playhouse as a kid, BUT as an adult, I have so many kids that I can make my, I mean, uh, their dreams come true 😉 When my oldest daughter was around six, we built this little yellow cottage in the backyard when my first husband and I lived in Las…

For a little more wiggle room in the budget, here is the list of the best wooden playhouses for kids and toddlers under $500 (retailer’s prices are subject to change.) If you’re looking to do a wooden playhouse makeover, these playhouses are perfect. Turn an outdoor playhouse into a dreamy play space your children will play in for hours! They can use their imaginations, have tea parties, spend the afternoon playing café, or do activities like coloring! If these are heavy on your budget, check out my curated list of affordable wooden playhouses to paint and hack and see my daughter’s dreamy playhouse on…

This is a easy and delicious Italian pasta salad recipe! My kids and I love making this recipe with a fun, secret ingredient! Add two Chick-Fil-A Garden Herb Ranch Packs to your Italian pasta salad to make it extra special, it makes all the difference. The best part about creating a pasta salad, you can add more or less of the ingredients! We like more tomatoes and cheese 🙂 Easy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe with a Secret Chick-Fil-A ingredient! Italian Pasta Salad Recipe with a fun little secret Chick-Fil-A ingredient! Colorful and zesty cold pasta salad perfect for picnics, BBQs…

Starting a blog is overwhelming. Start a blog, and it will be fun–they say. You will make money, work from home–they say. Five months into blogging, I have made some big blogging mistakes as a beginner, but I love it. Hopefully, if you are starting a blog, I can help you not make those same mistakes. Yes, I started a blog because I was persuaded by other blogs stating you can make $5K in three months. While I am sure blogs are doing such success in a small amount of time, I am not. I was not giving up and…

My two older kids and I decided to take a little road trip two hours up the road to the Oklahoma City area, including Norman and Bricktown. We did not have the baby, so we took full advantage of 24 hours and did not stop. This weekend was the famous OU-Texas football game in Dallas. Every year, the University of Oklahoma and The University of Texas meet halfway from their respective campuses in Dallas, Texas. The Red River Shootout game is at the Cotton Bowl and is played right outside the Texas State Fair. We decided to go the opposite…

Our favorite cookbooks for kids! I have a mission: To teach my kids the basics of cooking before they leave the house. My wish for them is they become better cooks than me or even slightly. Which my friends, I promise, are easy to do. My three-year-old, Harper, absolutely loves to help in the kitchen with just about anything. At nine years old, my son loves to cook and has already perfected fried eggs on his own. Cooking with your kids can be a fantastic bonding experience, and I believe it’s one of the best memories you can create with…

My absolute favorite day of the year is the day that brings in Fall. The morning is crisp, and the air is cool and breezy. Fall is coming, which means sweaters, boots, cozy blankets, warm foods, hot drinks, and soft coffee cookies! Warm, Soft Coffee Cookies These are a vintage coffee cookie recipe made by my great-grandma during the Great Depression. They are soft, light, best out of the oven and served with a hot cup of coffee. 1 cup cold coffee (use very strong coffee)1 cups butter (two sticks room temperature) (just cold to the touch, not too warm)2…

The need to stay home is more important than ever. Going to the doctor, waiting, and the inconvenience of even having to leave your home is not necessary anymore for general health care. These are the best online doctors and medical care in the comfort of your own home. I wouldn’t say I like going to the doctor; well, nobody loves it, but having an alternative option to consult a physician digitally is fantastic. I only have major medical insurance as a 1099 employee, and private insurance is too costly. Therefore, I must find affordable options for my general health…

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