Stairway Renovation

Hey Guys!

Today i’m sharing a home renovation project my husband and i recently completed.

Our house had a carpeted stairway, that we wanted to change to hardwood to match the rest of the house. Plus our dogs like to lay on the landing area and it was starting to smell from previous accidents they have had.

Here is the before.

We started this project by ripping up all the carpet and we also changed the wall color to white, to brighten up this area even more.

And then, we added the treads and risers. We stained the treads ourselves with a light stain to match our hardwood floors. We painted the risers white.

Then all that was left to do was the finishing touches (caulking, replacing baseboard, touching up paint, etc.).

I love the way it turned out, and i love that we no longer have stinky carpet! Sorry i forgot to get a picture before we put the baby gate up.

Minecraft Birthday Party

Hi Guys!

This week my son turned 11 years old, and since he is super crazy for Minecraft, we had a Minecraft themed party for him. I found lots of great ideas online and i couldn’t wait to decorate…

Minecraft Birthday Party

The Nether Portal – To¬† be honest, we created this super last minute, so it didn’t turn out exactly like i would have wanted it to (mainly a cutely decorated sign), but my son was super impressed with this. All you need to create this is: Streamers (black & purple – I bought mine at the dollar store), tape, and a sign that says “Nether Portal”.

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Minecraft Window Panes – This part was super labor intensive, that we actually had to start on this the day before. It was well worth the effort though, it turned out great. All you need to create this is: White Tape & scissors.

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Creeper Face – Probably one of my favorite decorations was this giant creeper face! All you need to make this is: Square Paper Plates (dark green, light green, & black – they sell these at the dollar store) and tape.

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In This House Sign – We have a regular “In This House…” sign, so i just printed this Minecraft version out and taped it over our sign.

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The cake – I ordered a plain cake (just blue frosting on it) from the bakery and then i ordered this Minecraft cake topper and decorated the cake myself. My son loved the way his cake turned out!

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That’s mostly it, except for some other hanging decorations, some balloons, some inflatable swords, and a happy birthday sign. I hope you have enjoyed this peak into our son’s birthday.

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DIY Peppermint Bath Salt

Hi Guys!

I’m back today with another fun DIY project, bath salt.

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Peppermint bath salt, to be exact. This project just screams Christmas time to me, and if you have ever smelt peppermint essential you know why. This project is super easy, only requires 4 products (5 if you want to add in the coloring), and smells amazing!

Ingredients:

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Directions:

In a large mixing bowl add the first 3 ingredients and mix well. Then, add the essential oil and stir well to combine. If adding in the red colorant, like I did, divide mixture into half and add colorant to one half. Finally, layer the bath salts into whatever container you are using.

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How to use:

Pour 1/2 a cup to 1 cup of bath salt into running bath water, and enjoy!

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I hope you enjoyed this DIY project!

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