The other day I was scrolling through the hashtag #sharegoodness on Instagram and was really loving all the inspiration and goodness that can be found on there. So I decided that it would be really fun to start sharing my favorite inspirational quotes on Instagram on Sundays.
Did you know March is National Craft Month? Don't worry, I had no idea either until I read it on someone's blog. Well I thought in honor of the month it'd be a good time to finally share my finished craft space. Last year when we participated in the one room challenge, for our Master Bedroom (see the finished room HERE) I never actually finished my craft area space. Yes, it has taken me a WHOLE year to get it all put together. And even still I'm always moving stuff around.
To not bore you with words, I'm going to overload you with pictures instead :). See the bottom of post for sources.
Bath paint is perfect for rainy days, snowy days, cold days, hot days, basically for any reason you and your littles are stuck inside. Plus it's made with soap so easy clean up!
I know I'm not the only one getting sick of winter and all that has come with it. I feel like almost everywhere (well except the southern states) have been hit hard by either snow or rain or just plain cold weather. The forecast in the PNW, rain, rain and more rain. I really do love the rain, but there comes a time that you just need sunshine. Especially when your littles just need to get out and run around.
One Saturday morning, my husband had to work and it was pouring, so finally I quickly mixed up some of this bath paint made with soap and threw all three kiddos in the bath. Needless to say, they LOVED it. AND they stayed in there painting for like 30 minutes and then took a bath for another 30 minutes. Everyone was happy and the clean up was a breeze.
Bath Paint Recipe
1/2 cup soap (baby soap or body wash or hand soap)
1/2 cup cornstarch
2-6 tablespoons water (as needed)
muffin tin or other containers
*this makes enough to fill 6 muffin tins
Mix your soap and cornstarch until well homogenized. Add a little water until it reaches a nice paint consistency. Use a brush to test it out. If too thick, add more water, to thin add more cornstarch. Then separate into muffin tins or containers and add your colors. That's it!
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This post is a long time coming...like 8 months. Well, like mosts my posts on here. But my excuse for this one is a) I've been too lazy to take pictures and b) my kitchen just hasn't been clean...enough. I DO clean my kitchen...but just enough so that the smell of dirty dishes are gone and crumbs are off the floor. However, there always seems to be stuff cluttered all over the counters, and since that stuff isn't food that can grow bacteria, I have tended to ignore it. But enough was enough. This past week, I took a WHOLE day to declutter the kitchen counters of all unnecessary things (which was almost everything on it. It literally took me all day (mostly because kids don't like it when you actually want to get something done - so it takes longer to do).
--- > want to see the process of how we spray painted our kitchen? Go HERE
So yay!! I had a clean kitchen and so as not to jinx it I realized I actually needed to finally take pictures of it of our updated kitchen. Last August we updated our kitchen by painting our cabinets, adding tile, updating our counters with granite as well as updating our sink. My goodness, it's amazing what a paint job can do and some new tile. I'm completely in love with it!!! Ok, no more jabbering, let's just show you the pictures. Find details at the bottom of the post.
But first, can I just tell you how much I love how this kitchen came together!! The decision process was surprisingly difficult, like picking the right granite, finding cabinet pulls that we both liked and convincing my husband that hexagon tiles would be the best (obviously I won - but I have a feeling he came to my side because he loves me :) but he actually ended up liking the hexagons). And the undermount sink was a hard decision since I really wanted a white farm style, but I'm SO happy with the stainless steel.
Oh and the paint color...we actually re-did the paint on the bottom cabinets because the initial blue looked too close to our Alma Mater blue (BYU Royal blue - which we love but not for kitchen cabinets - you can see the cabinets in that blue HERE). Ok, fine, on to pictures.