Friday, March 18, 2016

Simple and Inexpensive Kids Monster Bathroom

Wow is my kids bathroom a difficult room to photograph!!!! (Maybe all bathrooms are tricky!!) It is a long bathroom with a pocket door between the sink area and the tub/toilet area. While I like this idea functionally, it makes photoing tricky. 

I spent a lot of time debating on if I should paint this room or not. I decided not to paint it and am very happy with my decision not to paint it. It just looks so bright and clean with the white painted walls!
I love the look of the bright and bold colored prints with the dark frames on the white walls. I love the little Monster artwork I purchased on Etsy!!! They turned out so cute and look awesome in the room! I got their initial letter hooks a year or so back and never had a place for them. So they work out great for hanging their towels!!
More monster artwork!
The inspiration on my monster themed bathroom! A Target shower curtain.
The best part of this bathroom is the extra storage!! There is enough room in the large bathroom vanity to hold all of their towels!! This was part of my spring organization on the 40 Bags in 40 Days!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Small Bathroom Reveal and Free Artwork

Wow it is hard to photograph a small bathroom!!! Especially with a dark wall and a bright window and a reflective mirror.... 

Immediately I knew that I had to paint our small main floor powder room. And it didn't take me long to make the bold move and paint the whole thing a dark navy! I am so glad I did, I love this room!!! (A side note, it too forever to paint this room navy, it took so many coats and with it being a small room with unmovable items in it, it just took a long time!!!)

I knew I would need some fabulous artwork in this room, I gave my kids paper and a couple colors of paint in the colors I wanted, and yeah instant FREE artwork!!!
Being a small powder room, there is not any storage, so I thought this Ikea shelf would not only complement the navy wall color but be a perfect small storage space!
I also didn't want a basic builder grade mirror in all of my bathrooms, so I found this pretty mirror which works perfectly with the dark navy walls!
I love my small little navy bathroom!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Should You Paint Your Cane Chairs?

 I debated and debated. Consulted with my sister who did not paint the cane chairs she acquired. And decided YES, YES you should, or in this case, I should!!
 I bought the pair of cane chairs from Craig's List for $30!! They needed to be reupholstered, that was a given. The previous owners had cats and the fabric was white and nasty. The cane was ok, but they were very worn and chipped, so I decided yes I was going to paint! And I am so glad I did, they look AMAZING!

I splurged on the fabric, and purchased this fabric at $25 a yard!!!! I never spend this much on fabric, but since I only needed a little, I splurged. 
 Aren't they pretty?? I am so happy with how they turned out!!
 And for about $25 a chair, you cannot beat that!!! Take the risk, paint your cane chair!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DIY Kids Birthday Party Table

A few years back when planning my son's second birthday party, (he is soon to turn 6!!! Where did the time go????) I knew I wanted a kids table, but I didn't have one big enough for all of the kids coming to his party. After some brainstorming, I remembered I had an old hallow-core door that I had converted into a beer pong table which we for some reason never used. Well it turns out a hallow-core door turned beer pong table, makes a GREAT kids birthday party table!!! 

Can we talk about DIY awesomeness for a minute?? I HAND painted that W on the table!!! 

Anyways, after a trip to Home Depot, I bought 4 short screw in wooden legs and 4 corner brackets. I attached the brackets and as easy as that I had a short kids table that held LOTS of little kids!!!

The best part is this table is easy to store! Unscrew the legs, and its flat! And now that my kids are getting a little older, I can go and buy new legs that are a little taller and we still have a table!

Here are a few places I have used this table!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Simple Red Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

A couple weeks back I posted about my daughter's 3rd birthday, and realized I never shared her big 2nd Birthday Party. At the time this little girl was OBSESSED with Minnie and Mickey Mouse. So it was a VERY easy decision on what type of party she would have. But since she had an over the top PINK 1st Birthday, I decided on a red Minnie Mouse party.  I love the look of the primary colors in the red Minnie Mouse - and made for some easy party decorations!

The cupcakes were so simple. I ordered a couple dozens from Target and had them frost them in red and white.
Mini Oreo's and little bows made some EASY Super cute Minnie Mouse cupcakes.
A few days before her party she decided she wanted a Goofy cupcake. I added little figurines to some of the cupcakes, so she got her Goofy cupcake!

As I have done for all of her birthday parties, we had a Hot Chocolate Bar. A must in February! 
I made all of the Mickey silhouettes with my Silhouette.
No party is complete without a Happy Birthday Banner! 
 The food with a Minnie Mouse Birthday party could not be any easier!!! A HOT BOG Bar of course! Check out my tips for a hot dog bar with a free printable!
Hot dog topping suggestions!
 Some simple table decor for the kids table!
And there you have a simple red Minnie Mouse Birthday Party!!! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Handmade Headbands and Banner Pendants

A while back I toyed with opening an Etsy shop and putting my sewing to use. I have finally created a Facebook page for some of my sewing projects. Check out my new Facebook page: Ange Sew Simple

Sample banners!

I also created some headbands for a local photographer, so I made a few extra. These make great newborn photography props! They are adorable on!

Thanks for visiting, stop over to my Facebook page and like Ange Sew Simple for new items!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

2016 is My Year

2015 was a great year! We sold our house, lived with my parents for a few months while we built a new house, and moved into our brand new house! As you can imagine it was a crazy busy year! But it was great.

2016 is going to be my year! A year I focus on myself for once. I've already had my birthday for 2016, and I am getting so close to a crazy big number, so it's time to focus on me!

Just planning on doing a few simple things!!
1. Eat healthier
2. Move more
3. Drink more water
4. Do something for myself at least once every other week
5. Get organized