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Maracas Made From Plastic Eggs, Recycle Those Easter Eggs!

If you have kids and do any sort of Easter egg hunt you probably have an abundance of these little guys around the house right after Easter, am I right?  They seem to multiply! Last year I was so excited because I thought we used the last of ours at a family egg hunt.  I didn’t consider that my kids were also participating and we brought home just as many as we took!  Oh well, you might be glad you have extra because now you can make these!

You will need:

plastic eggs

plastic spoons

washi or duck tape

beans,rice, gravel, something to place in your eggs

These are great because they don’t require a trip to the store.  Use what you have and they will be perfect! You will need 2 spoons for every 1 plastic egg.

Begin by putting some of your filler inside your egg.  I used beans because I had them already and they are super inexpensive.  I didn’t fill them very full, you want the beans to be able to move around.  So i filled one half of an egg about half way.  Feel free to experiment and see if different fillings change the sound of the maraca!

Make sure your egg is shut all the way.  You want to be sure you are using an egg that will close all the way, sometimes these eggs like to come apart on their own, don’t use one of those.

Once you have filled it and shut it, place it between two plastic spoons and wrap a few times in your washi tape.

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That is it!  Wasn’t that easy?  I thought this would be great for a preschool group or a church nursery.  As long as you keep an eye to make sure they are not opening them.

Enjoy your new instruments!

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Shoe Rack Organizer

03/24/2017 6:00 pm · 0 comments

by Katie

Shoe Rack Organizer

Bestselling Shoe Rack Organizer has over 800 reviews! It holds 24 pairs of shoes. This is perfect for your closet, mudroom, or garage.

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  • STURDY AND RELIABLE CONSTRUCTION – Made from durable and high-quality polymer plastic, your large shoe organizer is built to last
  • STORE UP TO 24 PAIRS OF SHOES – Great dimensions 40.94 inch L x 11.8 inch W x 29.1 inch H Amazing shoe cubby tower – Finally, you’ll longer be tripping over shoes in your entryway or embarrassed when guests come to visit and see your shoes laying everywhere or using shoe bags/boxes or garment racks. If you love shoes, this is the best organizational tool you’ll ever own. Ideal for closets, cabinets, hallway and entry shoe storage
  • QUICK AND EASY ASSEMBLY – No tools are required. Simply fasten the rails to the handsome large white resin stands and you’re ready to go. You can remove your shoe rack organizer from the box it ships in and have it assembled in under 5 minutes
  • ULTIMATE IN CONVENIENCE – Perfect for adult men women and kids shoes and boots. This floor shoe racks dimensions make it easy for you to maximize your small closet space
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replace a worn out trampoline safety pad with pool noodles ~ Easy DIY, #diy, #trampoline, #poolnoodles, #homeimprovement

Here is a quick and easy safety tip that can be done on a budget…. Replace A Worn Out Trampoline Safety Pad With Pool Noodles .  Plus it looks really cool, I love how the bright colors POP and make the trampoli look bright and cheerful.

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We have had a trampoline for a few years now and I think we take pretty good care of it.  We take it down for the winter, and try to avoid the kids “abusing” it.  Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for the weather!  All it took was a few bad wind storms last year and the poor net and safety pad were trash!  I am sure I am not the only one who got pinched by a trampoline spring or two as a kid. It doesn’t feel good!  I was hoping to avoid that with my kids. Since I am thrifty, I didn’t want to spend a lot on a replacement.  These pool noodles were from the dollar store.  I bought 10 but only ended up needing 9.  Can’t beat $9!  Not to mention, I think it looks fun and brightens up the back yard!

You will need:

Pool noodles

box cutter

A tool to remove the springs (we got one with our trampoline that we saved. but I found a replacement here for super inexpensive if you need one!)

Begin by measuring your spring and deciding what length you would like your sections to be.  Then measure and cut your pool noodles into as many sections as it will provide.  You will probably end up with little pieces off the ends, save them, they will work for summertime crafts for the kids!

Once you have them all cut, it is time to put them over the springs. Using your nifty tool, remove one spring at a time, sliding the pool noodle onto the spring before replacing it.

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This isn’t hard, just monotonous.  Thankfully I had my husband do it for me and it took him just a few minutes.

There you have it!  A bright, cheerful trampoline makeover that will be fun all summer long!

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Airwalk Sneakers

03/24/2017 2:00 pm · 0 comments

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Airwalk Sneakers

Don’t miss this deal on Women’s Airwalk Sneakers! Great colors to choose from.

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Achieve that cool retro look with the Women’s Legacee from Airwalk! It features a canvas upper with rubber cap toe, lace-up design, canvas lining, padded insole, and a built-up, non-marking outsole. Manmade materials.

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