#SpringIntoCarters Spring pieces for tots

I participated in an Influencer Activiation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s.  I received a complementary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation.

Spring springs early for us.  We are already well on our way to Summer here in the desert, with our temperatures reaching the upper 90s already!  But our girls haven’t quite figured out that long sleeves and jeans just don’t work in the heat.  So I knew I needed to go through their closet and remove the winter wear and stock up on some Spring essentials.  That way I can ensure they have seasonally appropriate clothing while they still get to choose their own outfits – and show off their style.  I got the opportunity to shop for some clothes for the girls from Carter’s and I had so many great things to choose from!  And now we are set for our warm-weather Spring! 

Simple Fizzy Easter Egg project

A couple of years ago we had a great time working on a MESSY way to decorate Easter eggs.  It is one of my most popular posts this time of year – probably because it looks like such fun!  So Aunt Stacie asked if she could come over and decorate Easter eggs the same way with the girls this year.  But I kind of like to try new things, so I promised we could do it, but we would try something new.  And this was less messy and still LOTS of fun.   Our activity was inspired by Toddler Approved’s Volcano Egg Dying activity.

Laundry Rom Make-over Reveal -a simple redecorating project

FINALLY!  I am finally ready to reveal our laundry room makeover.  You have been getting glimpses of it through some of the posts I have been doing since the beginning of the year, but now I have some amazing pictures (thanks to my friend Erica) to show you just how big the difference is!

When we first moved in to our house about 8 years ago, we were blessed to have an “indoor” laundry room.  At our first house the laundry was in the un-drywalled garage.  It just felt dirty even if the laundry was clean.  A few months before we moved, we had purchased our front loaders for the laundry.  The indoor laundry room was completely empty except for the washer and dryer.  So, my husband had his cabinet-makers make some cabinets to maximize the storage options in the room.  They added uppers and a countertop over the washer/dryer and created a large cabinet on the perpendicular wall with lots of hidden and exposed storage options.  And we painted the walls a cool teal/blue.  I fashioned some curtains to cover the washer/dryer when I didn’t want them to be exposed.  And that was our laundry room for quite a while. 

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One of my go-to shopping spots is Groopdealz.  They are a curated shopping site that offers a lot of great deals each day on things I LOVE.  I mostly shop their home products, but I have purchased some of their clothing and jewelry deals in the past and have loved everything I have ordered from them.

But today it got even better: Groopdealz is now Eleventh Avenue.  When I got the notice saying that they had changed their name, I was so excited!  For those of you who don’t know, all of our family days are on the eleventh of the month.  Our anniversary is on September 11th, our first born on June 11th, and our youngest on October 11th!  So, my head and my heart leans toward eleven!  Now I get to shop for fun things for our home from Eleventh Avenue!

Family Insgtagram Display, bottom rail

One of the projects I have been most excited to share with you here on this blog is our new laundry room.  I have been working for months on small changes in there to make a BIG impact.  The biggest impact is that I now LOVE my laundry room and want to be in there!  And my favorite part of our laundry room is the wall that runs along the entry from the garage where I created a family Instagram Display and a place for the girls to doodle to their hearts’ content.

I am kind of an Instagram addict.  I joined just before W was born and over the past couple of years have become an avid “Insta-poster” (I love making up new words!).  It is just such a simple way to share the everyday things going on in our lives.  It has also become the source of some of my very favorite family snapshots.  But the only problem is, if I don’t print out the photos, I have to get on my phone to see them.  Our girls would spend hours looking at the old photos with me.  So, one day, inspiration struck to create a wall to display all our favorite shots.