Rowan's Oil Collection

Thursday, July 28, 2016

It is no secret that my whole family is in love with oils! Even Rowan is a big fan. Anytime we get an oil out, he comes waddling over, sniffing the air so he can smell the oil. Just imagine his scrunched up nose and sniffy is the cutest thing!

He would love to carry bottles around all day pretending to smell them. However, I can picture him chucking them across the kitchen floor (the kid has an arm on him), and we take oil safety very seriously! SO...I thought it would be fun to make some little essential oil toys for him to play with.

I ordered some wooden figures from Amazon and just painted them to look like our favorite essential oils! Rowan rarely sticks toys in his mouth, so I felt safe using acrylic paint that I had around the house. If your little one likes to chew on things you may want to look for a different paint option.

Wooden toys are always my favorite, and I am obsessed with how these turned out! Plus, Rowan really loves having his very own collection of toy oils. He is constantly dabbing them on his wrists and feet! Seriously...CUTE!!!

Backyard Plans

Friday, July 15, 2016

I have been really wanting to have some fun little shindigs at my house, but my yard is far from shindig appropriate at the moment. So, I have been searching through Pinterest for some inspiration! I know that summer is almost over, and that is when the BBQ season is in full force. However, I am more of a sweatshirt wearing and marshmallow roasting kind of gal, and when fall arrives I want the back yard to be ready for entertaining! We have been wanting to add a parking area in the back of the house for a couple of years, and that will be the first addition. To separate the cars from the party area, I would love to do a tin wall, like the one above! I can just picture all of our friends sitting around a fire with some string lights, cold beers, and sticky s'mores! 

Some other plans that we have for the back yard include finishing the grill with concrete counter, finding a wooden table with some benches for dining, and of course some DIY yard games! I will share all these goodies with you as we accomplish them! 

Enjoy your weekend!