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How cute is this?! And what a great (and inexpensive) gift idea!

Just a few supplies…

Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess via Hen’s Basket (Facebook)

And be sure to check out the tutorial for all of the information…

I’m going to be doing this on plates to put up on our living room shelf. I can’t wait!

Have a great day, everyone!

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Hey, everyone…

DadDad’s on vacation this week!
Not only does this mean we get more family time,  but I also get a chance to tackle a few things on my project checklist 😀

One of My Project Goals: Pallet Wood Patio Table

Photo Credit: ApartmentTherapy.com

Check out Shabby Love’s site for this step-by-step TUTORIAL.

Hopefully you are able to find wood pallets around you…
We go to a Lumber Liquidators about 45 minutes from us… worth the drive! We pick up a bunch at a time for various projects around the house and the best part is that the pallets are FREE! 

Stay tuned for upcoming posts on more of our pallet wood projects…

Thanks for stopping by ♥

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Hey, everyone…

Every once in awhile, you come across something that just sticks in your mind…
you love it, you think about it an awful lot, you dream about it…
and you set your mind to making it…

Did I mention that this has been on my mind for over a year now???

Meet my new pallet wood project: The Garden Fence

Photo Credit: CamelotArtCreations.Blogspot.Com

We live in a second story walk-up apartment, but we have this space beside our front door that would be perfect for this…

Check out Camelot Art Creations for the TUTORIAL and while you’re there, have a look around her site and Etsy page and get ready to swoon ♥

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! ♥

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Dear Friends,

If you need me,
here’s where I will be… ♥

Photo Credit: PatioBuild.com

MomMom Hill

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Hey, everyone!

I don’t Pinterest… I can’t. I am one of those people who get easily sucked into that type of thing and it becomes a time-thief in my life. I could spend hours browsing, categorizing, and daydreaming. There is no moderation for me when it comes to that type of website. Nothing else gets done in my real world when I go to that website… aka flutter off to Never, Never Land! So I have had to set up a mental barricade in that area. But there is internal conflict because I still love to seek out ideas for inspiration… just with a little less… sensory overload.

So what’s a home decor, do-it-yourself, arts and crafts- loving Mommy got to do?

My solution…

Have you met our friends at The Hen Basket on Facebook? Ahhhh ♥

Here’s a few of my favorites that I wanted to share…

Laundry room… I’ve never been so motivated to do laundry before 😉

Photo Credit: The Hen Basket (Facebook)

A relaxing movie night with twinkly lights? Yes, please!

Photo Credit: The Hen Basket (Facebook)

And a few of my favorites from her album, “Country Porches”

Happy DayDreaming, friends 😉

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Hello, friends!

It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to do some crafts for myself.
Most of the crafts that I do are with Little Monkey.

And just a quick thank you for your patience as I get both of our blogs organized.
If you’re interested in more home decor and adult crafts, we hope you find this blog (The Pallet Wood Princess) of interest. If you’re looking for toddler/kids crafts, recipes, parenting, ways to save $ by making homemade products (laundry detergent, homemade bread, etc), then please be sure to check out our family blog The Trials & Triumphs of a Passionate Parent.

And now… to share with you this craft that I am just itching to make…

I came across this today and fell in love!


Photo Credit: Here We Are Together

I absolutely love how simple and natural this is…
And it’s such a simple and fun project…
Click HERE for the tutorial

Thanks for stopping by! ♥

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Hey, everyone!

I have a list of DIY projects that I keep… and constantly add to! I just tackle them one at a time whenever I can. Sometimes the projects are seasonal, so they get bumped back a bit. But here’s a few that I have on my to-do list… if DadDad sees this list, he will probably pass out 😉

Pallet wood signs…

Photo credit: TheCreativeCrate.blogspot.com

Pallet wood mirrors… 

Photo Credit: Bucketsofburlap.blogspot.com

Pallet wood headboard… 

This is one of my favorite quotes! Wanting to do this sign with pallet board border… not a chalkboard though… I have a serious issue about chalkboards- Eeeeek! Yeah, weird, I know…

Photo credit: Easiepeasie.blogspot.com

What’s on your To-Do Craft List Scroll??

Happy Crafting!

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Hey, everyone!

I’ve been thinking of what to do for Little Monkey’s Christmas present. I’m not big into toys because 1) we just don’t have the room and have been forced to get rid of toys that we couldn’t keep due to space issues and 2) I believe there is such thing as a child having too many toys. With that being said, I’ve decided to take note of things that he enjoys doing the most, work off of that and come up with something unique to do for him.

Our Little Monkey really (I mean, REALLY!) enjoys anything in the kitchen, so I’ve decided that for Christmas, I am going to revamp a cabinet and make him a small kitchen stove and give him his own area. He has his own cabinet in the kitchen right now, but this will be something that he can cook on and play around with.

I will probably start this project just after Trick or Treating. I even found an old cabinet at a local thrift shop for $8 that I’ve been eyeing! Come check out what my inspiration is… so stay tuned… we’ll see how the finished project turns out… 😉

A big thank you to my girl, Theresa G., for putting this idea into my head… 😀

Happy Crafting!

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Hey, everyone!

As the Mommy of a toddler, I’m always on the lookout for easy and fun crafts to do together. It’s a bonus when I can kill two birds with one stone… and that’s what this craft is for me.

This is our first year that we will be getting a Christmas tree of our own. I make it a point to buy an individual ornament for each of us and also a family ornament every year. This is the first year that Little Monkey is old enough to really get into crafting with me, so Im loving that we can work together now on this craft and it will be something we can display on our Christmas tree!

Beaded Ornament

The only two supplies that you will need are:

    • Pipe cleaners (Dollar Store)
    • Beads (Dollar Store) -(the craft article calls for those plastic beads, but I wanted to use stuff I had around the house- I found an old tub of glass beads that I have had for years. It has a lot of fun shapes & crazy colored beads in it. I bought it from Michaels a few years back.)
… and now we have our first homemade ornament that JP & I made together 😀

For the tutorial and some other great craft ideas, click HERE

Happy Crafting!

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Fall door wreath

Hey, everyone!

On my quest to make more home decorations, I have tackled the door wreath… check! And it was no easy feat… who knew that retail stores would have only slim pickings left for fall and Thanksgiving decorations! There is still a week and a half left in October and they are already packing up shop for fall things… craziness! On a positive note, what they do have has been drastically marked down… Im talking 60% off in some cases at Joann Fabrics! And I used a coupon… yahoo!

My favorite place to pick up seasonal decorations is The Dollar Store or Dollar Tree… You can’t go wrong when everything’s $1. Of course, you still have to be aware that some places might carry that same item for less, but all in all, it’s my go-to place for decorations. I also like places like Joann Fabrics, Michaels and Walmart… of course, I come wielding coupons 😉

This was my first time making a wreath… I should say decorating, though, because I didn’t make the grapevine wreath. Funny that I get home and tear open my goody bags loaded with my craft supplies and DadDad Hill comes in and says, “You know, we could have MADE the wreath! I know how and Mom use to make them all the time when we were kids!” WHAT?! Why was I not told this sooner?? I would have LOVED to make the wreath together! Not only that, we live smack up against woods, so Im sure we could have found something to use in there! Oh well… next holiday 😉 (And Mom, you promised this is our next craft together!) And, yes, I lucked out and found a wreath for only $3.50 (other stores carried it for $15… gulp!). Anyways, I loved making this with our Little Monkey and I think it came out pretty decent. In fact, I plan on making a wreath for every holiday and having that be our thing on the front door 😀

Here’s what you’ll need- and please excuse the picture-taking skills… I have none 😉 …

Supplies for fall wreath

  • Grapevine wreath ($3.50 at Walmart)
  • Decorative vegetables- pumpkin, etc. ($1 each at Dollar Store)
  • Ribbon with wire edge ($1 at Dollar Store)
  • Floral wire ($1 at Dollar Store)
  • Wooden ‘H’ ($2 at Walmart)
  • Bouquet of flowers ($3 or $4 at Walmart)
  • Garland (I know they carry garland of fall leaves at the Dollar Store, but they were out, so I got this garland- which has pinecones and acorns on it with the leaves for $5 at Joann Fabrics. It’s normally $15 but with sale and coupon… BAM!)

I basically laid the garland on top of wreath and secured it with floral wire. Did the same to the veggies. For the pumpkin, I actually shaped the floral wire like a corkscrew and pushed it up through the bottom of the pumpkin. I wanted the pumpkin to sit on the wreath with the stem showing, so that’s why I did this. I cut up the bouquet and just pushed the flowers and leaves in where I thought the wreath could use some filling. I even had enough to add some decorations to a simple centerpiece that I made. (I will post that project up sometime this week.) I tied the ribbon at the top and that was it! I realized that I had forgotten to paint the “H” and put it in the middle of the wreath, but I can work on that today or tomorrow. I plan on the “H” hanging from the top of the wreath in the middle of it.

Fall Door Wreath

 It was a fun craft project to do together with Little Monkey… he loves flowers and he loves helping! I can’t wait to get started on our Christmas wreath (assuming the stores don’t take down the Christmas decorations this week!)… and Im hoping to be more creative and more skilled with each wreath that we decorate. But I will always treasure this first wreath we made together!

Happy Wreath Decorating!

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