There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

Looking for recipes to make...

Glad we were able to squeeze in one more trip out into the community and zoo before things start shutting down. Friday Piper and I made an impromptu visit to Pt defiance zoo! It was great minus the cold/rain; there was only a couple other people, animals were active, didnt need to touch anything. Now schools are out for 6 weeks and we plan on quarantining ourselves at home for most of that time, except to get out into nature. 
#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

Glad we were able to...

On February 3 I started My Peak Challenge and happy to say I'm still going strong! I've been needing to make some lifestyle changes and get more active. I've been working to control what I eat, getting some kind of exercise  in daily which I'm really enjoying. I didn't think I'd ever say that! 💚 #MPC2020 has truly started changing my life, I've had more positive thoughts and my body feels good. @mypeakchallenge

#mypeakchallenge #healthyliving #healthandwellness #loveyourself #fridayfeeling #tgif  #challenge #movement #bodypositive #healthblogger #wellnessblogger #health #wellness

On February 3 I started...

Just an IDEA!! With the coronavirus and people stocking their homes with TP, disinfecting wipes, tissues, hand santizer.... Think about buying an extra wipe container, hand santizer and/or tissue box and donate it to your child's teacher. I'm 100% positive they wouldnt turn it down! Keep in mind I'm sure the school is supplying them with some stuff but a lot of times teachers spend money out of their own pockets for classroom stuff. Remember your child is spending a good portion of their time at school right now, not just at home. 
#protectyourchild #parenting #momblogger #momlife #teachers #classroom #supportteachers #goodbyegerms

Just an IDEA!! With the...

Upcycling an Ikea Toddler Table & Chairs

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Learning to upcycle and craft doesn’t come natural for some including myself. Although there is something I’m coming to understand; art and crafts don’t need to be perfect, if you’re trying that’s good enough. There’s multiple ways to do stuff not just one way.

When I saw this Ikea toddler table and chairs on my local Buy Nothing Facebook group I just knew I had to get it and upcycle it. I had my doubts about doing it myself, if I should just paint it and glue the cracks in the seat and call it good. Then I just decided I was going to not only paint it but put cushions and fabric on the seats, I was going all the way and not doubt myself. They turned out amazing, a few miner imperfections but perfect in my eyes. And it was so much easier than I thought it’d be.

This is what I started with, the seats had cracks all over and crayon/marker markings throughout the set. If you’re on Facebook and haven’t joined your local area’s Buy Nothing Group, I highly suggest joining. You can find or ask for many amazing things, not to mention meet your community members. 

After wiping the set off and removing some strips of tape that was on the chairs, I had to dismantle the chairs a bit. So, I grabbed an allenwrench, laid the chairs on the ground with the back to the ground and removed the two screws from the front. Those came off easy and then I slid the white seat board out. I measured the white square on the seat for where I’ll place the cushion and fabric. Then I headed to the local craft store, Hobby Lobby. Found the cutest fabric that matches Piper’s room perfectly, a yard was only $6 and the poly foam was $3.99. Keep in mind the fabric should be thin as it will be hard to replace. Here’s similar fabric.

For the foam, lay the seat board on the foam and cut with an exacto knife a straight line with the board. The foam should lay perfectly without extra hanging over. Then lay the seat board on the fabric and you want to leave about 2 inches extra on every side.

Now it’s time to put it together. Place your seat board, foam and fabric and grab your either glue or staple gun. Then you fold over the fabric to the bottom of the board and glue it to the board, it was very easy.

This was the most difficult part but was still easier to do than I thought it’d be. After your seat is complete and ready to be placed back, slowly slide it back in. This was a little difficult as you had to pound on it in a few places, that’s why it’s best to get very thin fabric. Be sure to take your time on this step because it can be easy to ruin the cheap wood. After it’s in, close it up with the allenwrench and you’re ready to paint.

Learn from my mistake unless you’re really good at painting, paint the chairs before you put the seat cushion on. Painting didn’t take very long and it was very easy. I painted on two coats, of the Mint Julep chalk paint and it dried very quickly.

Give it a little time to dry and then you’ve got a completed project. What a great and easy way to turn a plain table and chairs into a unique piece of furniture! I felt proud of the work I completed and that I saved this from being thrown into the landfill. Piper absolutely loves her little table and chairs, the seats are comfortable and it goes perfect in her room with her kitchen set.


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There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

Looking for recipes to make...

Glad we were able to squeeze in one more trip out into the community and zoo before things start shutting down. Friday Piper and I made an impromptu visit to Pt defiance zoo! It was great minus the cold/rain; there was only a couple other people, animals were active, didnt need to touch anything. Now schools are out for 6 weeks and we plan on quarantining ourselves at home for most of that time, except to get out into nature. 
#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

Glad we were able to...

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