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Painted Rainbow Bead Necklace + Cool Painting Hack

Painted Rainbow Bead Necklace + Cool Painting Hack @NotSoIdleHands.com

Since the weather has warmed and St. Patty's Day is next week, we wanted to make more fun things to wear for Spring. I also wanted to show you a cool hack to use when painting beads....it's life~changing. Seriously! You'll Need: Wooden Beads {I carry these in my Etsy shop} Paint~ I used the "pearl" finish from Martha Stewart Paintbrush~ duh Plastic Straws Rice in a container … [Read more...]

Rustic Advent Tree with Stamped Treat Bags

Rustic Advent Tree with Stamped Treat Bags @NotSoIdleHands.com

I love advent calendars! I think it's because they remind me of when I was a kid and we lived in Germany....where they do Christmas up reeeeeel good!! We used to get those little paper calendars where you opened the tiny paper door each day and hidden behind was a fun little chocolate.....every.single.day. I don't know about you, but there wasn't any other time of year where we got our own little … [Read more...]

Fun and Easy Tic Tac Toe Kids Travel Game

Fun and Easy Tic Tac Toe Kids Travel Game By: NotSoIdleHands.com

So, I just looked at a calendar this afternoon and realized that summer is closing in....fast!! That means I need to get some things ready for the times we will be in the car for longer than we really want to be trapped in a car together. I thought these cute muslin bags would make a great bag and board for a tic tac toe game the kiddos can play in the car....or anywhere, really. You will … [Read more...]

Hall Closet Re-Do and Wrapping Paper Storage

Hall Closet Re-Do and Wrapping Paper Storage By NotSoIdleHands.com

Don't forget to enter the Katiedid Designs giveaway here for your chance to win some cute card designs or fun paper straws! In the midst of getting ready and packed up to fly off (with 3 kiddos) for Thanksgiving last week, I had a really crazy thought. I thought: "Man, I'm soooooo tired of this nonsense storage closet we have here in our hallway, I should totally re-do it.....right now.  Yep, … [Read more...]

Board and Batten Coat Nook….Finally!!

Board and Batten Coat Nook by NotSoIdleHands.com

Ever since we moved in a little over a year ago, I've been planning and re-planning this little area next to the laundry room. Since coat season is on it's way, we desperately need someplace that's easy for the kiddos to hang their 5,000 coats and jackets....along with a place for snowy boots, hats, gloves, and scarves (and bills).  Otherwise, it all ends up on the floor all.over.the.house. I … [Read more...]

Not So Spooky Halloween Birdhouses

Not So Spooky Halloween Birdhouses @NotSoIdleHands.com

This post has been a long time coming folks. I actually bought these little birdhouses after seeing these stinkin' cute ones here from Jannypie.....Sooooooo cute huh? So yes, I have had these just laying around for like, 4 years!! I even packed 'em up and moved them with us across several states (I was THAT determined to make them). I didn't really add many embellishments since I think the paper … [Read more...]

Fun Popsicle Shape Sticks

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It's no secret that our youngest, Kira is very active....in fact she is a sensory seeking kiddo and needs to keep her hands busy......all.the.time. So when I went searching for something to help keep her little hands busy during church, I saw this idea floating all over the blogosphere and the light bulb went off! I went ahead and painted mine first, and love how it looks this way! First, you … [Read more...]

DIY Providence Front Porch Bench

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I LOVE our front porch! It's big enough to sit out on and watch the kiddos ride bikes around, but not too big that it takes over the front of the house. The only problem was, there was no place to actually sit (to watch kiddos or otherwise). So, I set out to find the perfect front porch bench. I went to every store I could think of.....several times. But, none of them were "the one." Or, they … [Read more...]