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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. I did an entire rainbow wall mural for less than $85 and it was customized to the colors. Before I started I researched a few rainbow wallpapers, which can be pricey, and I did not have the help I would need to stick it on the wall. In addition, I did not want any damage to my…

Updated February 4, 2022. Please Note: I will try to update this list often. Due to Covid, cedarwood, and lumber shortage, if you see a playhouse you like, snag it quickly. They have been selling out, especially for spring and summer. 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…

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…

Updated February 4, 2022. Please note: I try to update this post often. There has been a shortage of cedarwood and lumber. If you find a playhouse you like, I suggest snagging it. They sell out very fast, especially in spring and summer. I do my best to update each week! 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…

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…

Updated January 19, 2022. 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, is easy to do. We are sharing the best cookbooks for kids, 2022. Let’s get in the kitchen! My three-year-old, Harper, absolutely loves to help in the kitchen with fun recipes and make a mess 🙂 At nine years old, my son is a mini kid chef that loves to cook and has already perfected fried eggs on his own.…

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 best eyelash serums for long and full lashes without extensions or falsies, or take care of your natural lashes with this eyelash serum and this conditioner under your extensions and falsies! I get asked about my lashes all the time. I have tried every eyelash serum, mascara, lash conditioner on the planet. Even expensive lash growth serums like Latisse, which, while making your lashes long, I felt it made my lashes long and “wiry” looking. Some eyelashes would be awkwardly long. The shed of the lash cycle felt like I was losing more lashes than I was gaining. Let’s…

If you feel you will struggle with co-parenting and communication in a high-conflict divorce, these are some items I put in my child custody agreement. I so for extra protection and boundaries. This also applies to child custody agreements if you were not married to your co-parent. After the first modification in our decree, I felt necessary items for my and my child’s well-being dealing with a combative ex that lacks boundaries. I pushed for “extras” during mediation and because they are court-ordered and can be enforced. Here are some suggestions (I am not a professional, please consult with a…

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