Jersery

I still have old jerseys from my days of playing sports in high school and even younger. I also have jerseys from some of my favorite professional teams that have been neglected in the back of my closet. That being said, I understand the sentiment and memories of the good ol’ days that just seeing one of your old jerseys can muster. Here is a nifty way to remove those old jerseys from the closet without tossing them away in the donation box. What if you could take those jerseys and put them in a place you can see them every single day?

This quick video will show you how to take those jerseys and make them into art for your child’s walls, your husband’s man cave, or proud mom’s trophy room. Everyone will love seeing the jerseys every single day. You will love that there is more room in the closets around the house. After all, that is valuable real estate for jackets, shirts, pants and next season’s jersey. Just in case you’re fresh out of jerseys…you can find some good deals here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Coffee Table

Wunderbar! That’s what this whisky barrel coffee table from DIY Projects with Pete is. 100% wonderful. This is a fabulous videos that show the transformation of an old whiskey barrel into a beautiful coffee table. It shows start to finish the project and I am just blown away at how amazing the finished project is. I really like the half barrel on it’s base. I would want to leave it like that and make it a…something. I don’t know what, but it looks really cool that way. Now if I only knew where to find a barrel…any suggestions?

Do you remember Hope Chests? My grandmother had one. Historically, a hope chest is a dowery chest. An unmarried woman would start storing things for marriage, like table clothes, dresses, and things that were homemade. Now they are more used for treasures and things you want to pass on to the next generation. This barrel table/chest reminds me of one.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Minion

Have you caught minion fever? ‘Banannna!’ ‘Be do be do.’ I love minions! Kevin is my favorite. Because of my love for minions and the Despicable Me movies I love this tutorial from Diply. It shows, in 24 simple steps, how to create the best minion cake ever! Seriously the best ever.

24 steps isn’t that many when you consider how adorable this minion cake is! I’ve seen some serious cake fails but this tutorial seems pretty foolproof. I might be brave and try it. Will you? I like how simple the finishing touches are. Most decorations are drawn on freehand but these one are made with candies and seem hard to mess up. I love it!

If you loved this cake then you will adore these cupcakes from Rosanna Pasino! Cupcakes seem just as popular as minions…maybe more! Nom nom nom! I can’t wait to try these, after I make the cake of course. Lol.

Get the full tutorial here…

Diply: Despicable Me Minion Cake (recipe and tutorial)

Cat Tree

Cats sure can try your patience. I love my baby but he can be so frustrating! They do tend to have a mind of their own and love to sleep wherever they want and rule the roost. A lot of us are cat owners or at least know somebody who is one. Pet lovers are always looking for the newest and best toys for furry friends. Those things can be expensive! There are DIY options out there. Hooray!

Check out this DIY cat tree! You never would guess that this awesome climbing toy was once yard junk. This is beyond my skill level but I wish it was! I’m so sad I didn’t see this sooner! We had to cut two trees down last week and I just took them to the dump last week. Lame! Lame! Lame! Hopefully I don’t have another tree that dies but if I do…

Here is a climbing tree that isn’t too expensive. It doesn’t look like an actual tree though. What do you think?

See more this fabulous project here…

Little Things: She Transforms A Tree Into A Classy Cat Playground

Mobile

Check out this awesome glow in the dark star mobile from Robert Mahar. It is just precious! I know you’ll love it. Maybe I will put one in my next nursery? Lol. I love the way that it recharges every night and that the glow in the dark glue lasts longer than those pre-made glow in the dark stars.

This really is such a simple DIY but it looks so precious. You will need to gather quite a few tools and supplies, scissors, markers, glow in the dark glue, wire cutters, etc.. Luckily most of the needed materials are pretty common household materials. Common materials that will leave you with an uncommon mobile.

Did you love this star mobile? Yes? Then you will adore these 25 DIY mobile tutorials featured at babble. There is something to fit every nursery and every baby (or big kid). I love the hot air balloons. Find all the fun and free plans here

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Treehouse

This is a great idea to change up your little monkeys’ drab white walled bedroom. With a few minor carpentry skills you yourself can create their new habitat and the proper tools. This 10 minute video will show you how to turn your child’s bedroom into the swinging jungle they deserve from beginning to end.

I love the hammock hanging from the new trees. The elevated bed with the crawl space (cave?) is a great addition too. He even included lots of storage by building a dresser into the bed itself. It all looks like so much fun to have with the kiddos. I would find excuses to hang out (pun intended) in this bedroom. The down side is, the kids will be so convinced they are monkeys that you will have a hard time keeping bananas stocked in the house. Lol.

Awesome work! While you are at it check out the amazing garage he built too.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Dent

What can you do with compressed air and a hair dryer? Well let’s see…why you can fix dents in your car of course! I didn’t believe it either until I saw this. You will be amazed!

Do you have door dings that drive you crazy? People need to be more careful of my precious car! Maybe this is the solution! Not for people’s thoughtlessness but for those dents in your sweet ride. How does this hack work? The hot air from the hair dryer causes expansion and the cold compressed air causes contraction. Those two together cause the dent to pop right out. My one concern is paint damage. A dent is easier to live with than a huge discolored spot. I think I’d like to try this on my husband’s junker of a truck before I give it a go on my car.

There are many methods for removing dents. Hot glue guns, plungers, lighters and foil.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Salad

I have been struggling with eating healthy lunches. I am always forgetting to put something together the night before and end up grabbing a packet of instant oatmeal or a tupperware of mystery leftovers. Sometimes I will make a peanut butter sandwich but those get boring after a while. I have this bad habit of eating out a lot too. The Domestic Geek has the answer to my lunch time crisis…pre-made salads in a jar. These four recipes are just the thing to make work lunches wonderful again!

These 4 salads are fantastic! And when made right will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. That means if you make them on Sunday you will be set for lunches until Thursday. (Then go out to eat with your friends on Friday.) There is a protein packed chopped salad, a spicy Greek salad, an Asian inspired salad, and a fresh and fruity salad. The fruit one is my favorite because of the candied pecans, fruit, and because I like lettuce on my salads more than vegetables. This is one of the best and tastiest ways that mason jars can be repurposed! Oh yeah…be sure you put the dressing in first or your salads definitely won’t last the week.

I love mason jar recipes! They are portable, adorable, and delicious. Greatist has a wonderful roundup of 27 other ones you should try. Especially the pot pies!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Donuts

I think I just ate my willpower! Donuts are one of my favorite sugary treats. Who isn’t a fan of a breakfast donuts and coffee? Happiness is anything deep fried or baked and this recipe from the One Pot Chef is no exception. Pure happiness. Let’s learn how to make delicious blueberry donuts in the oven in just minutes. Yes please!

I love the idea of baking donuts. Using the oven instead of the fryer is so much healthier. Grease and oil be gone! These tasty treats are sure to impress, homemade and healthy. I’m going to have to invest in a donut pan straight away.

My life is better off because of this tasty video but my waistline probably isn’t. (They aren’t unhealthy but they aren’t healthy healthy.) Looking for a slightly healthier donut? These 29 healthier alternatives from Greatist might be just the thing for you.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Leggings

Summer will be over soon. I hate to say it but Labor Day is around the corner and the first day of autumn isn’t too far from that. That means you need to take advantage of the warm weather while it’s still here! Shorts, skirts, sun dresses, tank tops, tees, and crop tops…wear ‘em while you can! This video from Handimania shows how you can make a crop top with just one cut out of an old pair of leggings.

No sew clothing projects are the best. Quick, easy, idiot proof. I normally am cutting up old tee shirts and trying to make them more fashionable but I guess I could grab a pair of leggings and some scissors and give this a go. That is, if I wore crop tops. Which I don’t! It’s a great idea but I just prefer to keep my tummy hidden. I didn’t like belly shirts much in high school and I don’t like them much now as the trend has come around again. Lol.

Are these other fashion trends coming back too? I hope the choker necklaces don’t but the jelly shoes do! What trend do you wish would come back? Please don’t say sky high platforms.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!