Monday, July 7, 2014

Ben's Bed Upgrade

New baby on the way = a bedroom upgrade for our little man (2 and a half years).

Inspiration: Land of Nod Ride the Rails set and Noir Stripe Sheets 


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine's Day Fun for My Little Man

A few fun candy-free finds for my little guy's Valentine's Day bag. I was in a yellow mood this year for some reason. Maybe because he's getting older and it's harder to find cute pink finds for a two and a half year old!

Target... these are still a favorite "treat" for my little guy.

Target... BPA free


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Room 3 Kindergarten with Mrs. Hardy

Apple Unit Art: September

Writing Center:
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • dry erase materials
  • sand writing station
  • magnetic word building station with dollar tree cookie sheets

Calendar corner

Pinterest Idea: Book display 

The Gingerbread Man Unit: August

Student Work Baskets

Closet Maid Cubbies

August Selection

Common Core Focus Wall: August

I am a Pirate Unit: September

Monday, July 22, 2013

DIY Jewelry Holders

Linen fabric + foam backing + frames from Home Goods 
= instant decorative and functional jewelry holders!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

DIY Montessori Learning Tower

I'm happy to finally gather up and post some of these pics of our new DIY Montessori Learning Tower inspired by Jenny's DIY from  Mint in the Middle. She has really great measurements posted in her comments, by the way.

Anyone with a toddler knows how much of their day revolves around food and our little 19 month old is especially interested in being involved with whatever is going on in the kitchen. We are really enjoying reinforcing his booming vocabulary with fun, hands-on, sensory experiences. He's up in his tower every day picking, washing, mixing, smelling, chopping, and squishing.

We are really happy with the results! This is such a great alternative to the super bulky and pricey ones for sale.

The finished tower only cost around $45 (compared to $200)
Making Play Dough

These cherries were fun to wash, chop, smell and of course, taste!

Zucchini "Nini" Pancakes

Measuring and scooping dry noodles

A dash of cinnamon makes everything tastier!

Helping mom make a salad

"Miss Miss" (mix mix)


Helping dad make the tower... "Tools!"

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Surfer Boy Room Update: 18 Months

My little surfer boy got a room update inspired by his favorite Pandora channels: Modest Mouse and Jack Johnson. Hope you enjoy his Cali-Coast inspired Retro Surfer Boy space.

Betsy's Summer House Antiques in Capitola Village


Restyle Retro Design Prints
Skim Board: Capitola Surf Shop

Shadow Box: Baby's First Bathing Suit

Tiny VW Bus from Capitola Surf Shop

Modest Mouse Album Art: Society 6

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bathroom Paint Refresh

Color- Valspar Zero VOC Montpelier