Newborn Costumes

Check out this roundup from Popsugar. It is the cutest to say the least. It’s all about babies. Who doesn’t love babies?! Who doesn’t love babies dressed up as the cutest of things?! These 20 knitted costumes will melt your heart and make you wish it was Halloween right now. I love these!

What was your favorite thing to dress up as a kid? I had some great costumes. Once I was the Tin Man from The Wizard Of Oz. Best costume ever. Another year I was Pippie Longstockings. Last year I was a pirate. You’re never too old to dress up, or too young to start. I love the mermaid tail and Captain America is the best superhero ever. Mario and Little Red Riding Hood are awesome too.

Here are some creative baby photo ideas from Brit and Co. Brilliant! I love baby photo shoots. The baby ninja is the best.

Here’s the link to all 20 costumes…

PopSugar: 20 Crocheted Newborn Costumes For Their First Halloween

Beauty Fails

What is your biggest DIY failure? Please share so I can feel better about myself. Lol. This a judgement free zone. I’ve had some serious disasters, one of my worst ones being those Easter chick deviled eggs. I’ve had a few painting and repurposing mishaps too but so far I’ve been pretty lucky in the beauty department.

I feel so bad for these people but I just can’t help but laugh! Number 6 is why I get my eyebrows professionally dyed. One of the fails on here, rag curls, has worked for me but it was a long time ago. Numbers 1 and 14…I know that everything marbled is from the Devil! I tried that on Easter eggs once and stripped the finish off my table. (Geeze what is it with me and Easter?!) Lol. To all of you providing our entertainment, thanks for suffering so we can learn from your mistakes. I am eternally grateful. Just because fails are awesome – here are 34 more to make your day even better!

Here’s the link to all 16 fails…

Diply: 16 Pinterest Beauty Fails That Are So Bad, They’re Good

Bed

Do you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? A hot cup of coffee not enough? A warm wonderful shower not tempting you out of your warm comfortable bed? Are you having a hard time getting to work on time? Can you not get your teenager out of bed? All of the above problems can be solved with this one ridiculous contraption. (It is seriously hilarious/ridiculous!)

This bed operates with two pneumatic rams to literally get you up out of bed. Talk about the ultimate alarm clock. It has flashing lights, sirens and a mechanism that can literally throw you out of bed.

This bed was designed and built at the request of a coffee company looking for a viral video to help them with advertising. So, it’s not available commercially. But, it sure got my attention. Can anyone tell me if the coffee works as advertised? It may be just the jolt I need to wake up in the morning, before going to more drastic measures like this bed. Lol. Huffington Post has some other help suggestions for how to wake up in the morning. Check them out here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Puppie

If you love puppies, kitties, and everything cute and fuzzy, this video is for you. So adorable. Even if you’re not the biggest fan, you won’t be able to resist the cuteness that is six tiny pug puppies snoozing in a row. They just weren’t able to stay awake! (I know the feeling.) They were lulled to sleep by a lullaby and are all blissfully dreaming on their backs. See their little legs twitching? The one with the tongue out? Precious! It’s just like with human babes…they need to sleep on their backs. Lol.

What cute little fur babies! I wish there was room in my life for another living creature but we are maxed out. Dogs, cat, children. Full full full, I have to settle for sleeping pugs and other adorable videos like this one, and this one, and especially this one to get my dose of cuteness. (The dog and the leaf blower is too much!)

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Science

You and your kids are going to love these science experiments featured in Buzzfeed’s latest roundup. They are anything but ordinary; they are straight up magical! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about dyed flowers, baking soda volcanos and soap clouds but this is next level science. These 35 experiments are brilliant and are going to keep your littles entertained. Everyone wins! Bordom bug officially beaten!

Kids grow up too fast! These experiments are fun and hands-on ways to help them learn about the world around them. Let them get messy! Let them play in colorful puddles, make edible marshmallow paint, crayon wands, moon dust, and exploding rainbows. The magnetic slime is so cool! And the egg geodes?! Amazing. Is bad that as an adult I don’t know how some of these work? For shame! I guess it’s ok. We’ll learn together! It’s never too late to learn new things!

Find all 35 mind-blowing experiments here…

Buzzfeed: 35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

Shelf

Not everyone loves to read. I can’t imagine being one of those people. How sad for them! Garrison Keillor said that ‘A book is a gift you can open again and again.’ I read another quote (author unknown) that said ‘A home without books is like a tree without birds.’ In that case, my trees are full of birds and my shelves are overflowing with books. So much so that I need more shelves! Maybe that’s why I loved this collection of bookshelves from Diply. They are wonderful!

Did you get a look at #7? A bookshelf secret passage that leads to more shelves and books. Score! The sinking shelves sure would be a space saver! #15 has a secret message. The ring shelf is a riot. Reading and exercising. Lol. What could go wrong?! Which of these is your favorite? They’re all pretty grand.

Aha! Parenting has a fun and interesting article on how to turn your kiddo into a reader. There are some good ideas in there! Be sure and check it out!

Here’s the link to all 18 ideas…

Diply: 18 Incredibly Creative Shelves For Book Lovers

Trailer

Vintage trailers are quit the thing these days; people get so creative with their refurbishing and restoration efforts. I have seen ones painted pink with bright everything, ones decorated in colorful paisley, and even ones decorated like soda shops. Most DIYs deal with the inside of the trailer. What about the exterior? A new trend is decorating the outside, making it just as cute as in.

Lynn Risor, a Texas artist, is one such person who wanted the outside of her camper to have a facelift. She started by painting it white; everyone needs a clean canvas to work with. Then she got out the drawing boards and let her imagination run wild. She wanted the outside of her little home on wheels to be a Victorian cottage. How cute! It has so much character. There is a pussy cat on the porch rail, fun lawn ornaments, a clothesline, and a cooling apple pie in the window. It even has grandma doling out hugs.

Lynn isn’t the only one who has gone above and beyond! I think the watermelon on wheels is amazing. What do you think about the wild west themed trailer? They are all so fun! Vintage Trailer Talk has a few other paint schemes that you need to see. So clever!

Here’s the link to see all the stunning transformations…

LittleThings: Vintage Trailer Gets A Victorian Makeover (photos)

nightstand fridge

Are you a lazy person? I think all of us have lazy days where we don’t want to do anything. I had one of those days yesterday and it was wonderful. We watched a few movies, ate some popcorn, did some porch sitting, and went on a walk (*that is doing something but barely since it was only to the park to sit and then come back). Buzzfeed has a roundup of the best products that will help you perfect your laziness, at least in the bedroom. We all need a lazy day once in a while…at least have one in style.

These 29 products are the best! All I want to do right now is go shopping. OMG! The bedphones are the coolest thing and I would use them every night. My husband definitely needs the anti snore pillow. He might respond to that better than me shoving him. #12 would be a fun kids gift, #22 would be a great gift for myself, and #13 would make anyone happy! (Especially college kids!) Which of these is your favorite? I have #29 but quite a few of these are going on the Christmas list. Lol.

WikiHow has an article with some tips on how to stop being lazy. Things that I’m not lazy at: eating, drinking, watching TV, and sleeping. Everything else I need a bit of help with. Read the full article here.

Here’s the link to all 29 products…

Buzzfeed: 29 Perfectly Lazy Products Your Bedroom Needs

Ice

Elle, from What’s Up Moms, has the ‘coolest’ ideas (hehe) for how to beat the sweltering summer heat during those hot summer months. They are fun, affordable, and probably something you haven’t tried before. New is always good when trying to beat the summertime blues.

My favorite is excavating ice blocks (maybe you will inspire your kiddos to become paleontologists). You could also try freezing the toys in muffin tins for quicker gratification. Lol. This is education and fun. Another way to dissolve this would be in the kiddy pool while everyone is slashing around.

Paint popsicles are awesome because they would cut down on messes! The ice boats wouldn’t work for me because my yard doesn’t have enough of a slope. Drats! Which of these are you going to try first? Check out Mashable’s roundup of summer fun DIYs for grownups. Only one involves ice (unless you count the coolers) but all are awesome! Be sure to make this the best summer ever, for you and your kids.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Fairy

Do you believe in fairies? I hope so because everyone needs some whimsy and fantasy in their life. Every little girl loves fairies! There is just something about magic, pixie dust (and flying), and a hidden world only accessible to children. Maybe you don’t love pixies and sprites as much as your kids (spoilsport) but you will love these miniature gardens just as much. Maybe even more!

I love the water fairy garden! How cute that it has a working waterfall. Using birdhouses to make a village is a lovely idea but I think my favorite would have to be the repurposed wheelbarrow. These mini gardens are especially great if you don’t have a lot of space but are looking for a ‘pop’ of color! Fairies have made quite the comeback. Have you seen the Tinkerbell franchise?! There is a lot of cool stuff out there. Backpacks, shoes, hair ribbons, school supplies and awesome movies. I kid you not, the movies are really good. Solid plots. Fun characters. Strong emotional appeal. It might just be me but don’t judge ‘em before you watch ‘em. Here’s a trailer for one of the latest.

Here is the link to all 12 ideas…

Diply: 12 Fantastic Fairy Garden Ideas