Time Out Chairs

Time to get creative and make a great looking time out chair for your little ones.  Here is a collection of some I’ve found around the internet that caught my eye.  Which kind would you want?

Frame is made out of wood while the hourglass is made from 2 soda bottles that have been cut. They are joined by a wooden bead. (Via http://itsalmostgenius.com/index.php/almost-genius/a-2-minute-time-out-chair/)

Simple chair painted and written on. Also attached a hand kitchen timer. I’m not so sure the timer is a great idea to have in that spot. If your kids are anything like mine they will turn the dial on the timer to speed up their time. (Via http://followpics.co/time-out-chair-cute/)

The chair says “If time you spend upon this seat perhaps the dead you won’t repeat.” (Via http://enchantedleaf.com/FantasyFurn1.html)

Simple design, Find a chair you like and add your own paint. (Via http://www.pinterest.com/pin/4011087141752048/)

Simple Lego Storage

Have an old tool box lying around? Put it to good use, just store your child’s legos in it! Really old tool box’s might need a little paint but let your child put their own touches on it, they will be more likely to use it and keep their legos inside instead of out for you to step on.

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Color Coordinated Lego Storage

Turn Your Old Trampoline Into Luxury Decor!

The typical situation is:  you spent hundreds of dollars on a trampoline that the kids begged you for.  After a short while, the hype wore off and now you have this unused piece of equipment in the back yard creating an eyesore and making it difficult to mow around.  Well help is here!  I’m here to tell you how to take that unused money pit and turn it into your own piece of luxury decor you’d likely see only on vacation.  Be the talk of the neighborhood and watch the surprised looks on your friends faces when they ask where you bought it and you tell them you made it.
All you need for turning this project into reality is:
·         a trampoline;
·         some strong rope or wire;
·         a big piece of white sheet;
·         long white curtains;


First, remove the metal legs from the trampoline. Then decorate the sideline with rope or any type of fabric you would like. This way, you conceal the metal ring that won’t blend into the overall design of a white lounge. Next, cover the rubber surface (needles to mention that you should remove any other piece of decoration – like the blue canvas – from the trampoline) with the sheet. You can sew it to its own ends on the bottom side of the trampoline. Now, before fashioning the canopy from the curtains, make sure you attach some strong pieces of rope or wire (if that’s available to you) to the metal ring. Voila!
Optional:  If it’s easier for you, leave the metal legs on the trampoline and paint them (black is a good color).  You can use some dowel rods to make the shape for the canopy if you don’t plan on hanging it.





Make Bread With a Can!



Sandwich Bread- a cool way to reuse a can and bake fresh bread!

1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
salt to taste
1/4 cup finely minced sun-dried tomato
1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups all purpose flour
1 package (or 1 tablespoon) yeast

Mix 1 c. all purpose flour, yeast and 1 c. warm water, mixing well until smooth, add remaining ingredients into the bowl all at once and mix to form a dough.

Spray insides of two tall tomato-juice-size cans with non-stick cooking spray or carefully grease them.

Divide dough in half in equal piece and place it inside the cans
Cover cans with a clean dry dish towel and let rise for an hour

Place cans in cold oven

Turn oven on to 400 degrees and allow bread to heat inside oven for 15 minutes

After 15 minutes, turn oven down to 350

Let bake for 15 more minutes at 350

Let cool and enjoy!