Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quick Project

I saw this necklace hanger  and I loved it so I tried it out myself....

Martha's version

My Version

I decorated my dowel by wrapping Washi Tape around it just for fun!
My s-hooks don't look at dainty as Martha's but that is really the only options at Lowes.
This project was quick, easy and pretty cheap to do.
Grand total for supplies at Lowes $6.73 (thats with tax)

dowel: .85
hooks: .95 (for 4 of them!)
S-Hooks: .37 a piece totaling $4.44
(I got 12 s-hooks you could do more or less, what ever you need)
I had the Washi tape laying around so that was free for me.

Anyways I could probably make 2 or these because the hooks at the end come in a package of 4, the dowel was long enough to make 2...maybe even 3.

I love how mine turned out and it keeps all my necklace from getting tangled, saving me a lot of time and headache! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lets bike!

I am always looking for new ways to get outside with my 1 year old son Miles and my husband. In effort to give myself more options besides just a stroller I invested in a bike trailer for Miles. And let me tell ya I think I got one heck of a deal on it. I watched the garage sale Facebook sites to try to get a steal but I never seemed to catch them fast enough. Those bike trailers go fast! So when I saw Target selling a Schwinn bike trailer for $159 and then cartwheel had 20% off of it, I had a $20.00 gift card, and I got 5% off for using my Redcard.... so I think is cost me right around $100. And I will tell you it was worth every penny.

I have used my trailer a lot and Miles loves it. Just yesterday all of us went on a bike ride destination: DQ. Hey, it was hot out and a blizzard sounded amazing! Anyways we went and here in suburbia we saw a lot of wild animals for such a short bike ride. We saw a coyote, squirrel, and a rabbit.... who knew!?  I don't know if Miles noticed any them but I know I sure thought it was cool to see a coyote like 15 feet away... I wasn't expecting to see him!

Anyways here are a few pictures!

All of us together...Its hard to get a good one with all of us.

Daddy is the best!


What do you do to try to get outside more? Whether you have kids or not we all know this life gets crazy busy how do you sneak in some time outdoors!?