DIY Milk Glass

Hello my friends!  It has been way too long.  I hope you are having a fantastic summer!

I would like to say that I have tons to post and my house is magically decorated.  It's not.  And I am being craft-lazy.  I am trying to live in the moment and enjoy these fun summer days with Little Man.  Plus I am getting caught up on our family blog in a BIG way.

Although the progress on decorating has been slow (I am so indecisive!), I LOVE the addition of this "milk glass" to my kitchen cupboards.  Ever since I saw this post on Elle Apparel, I knew that this would be the perfect addition to my kitchen.

I love and adore milk glass.  I love the clean lines and the white.  Even though I really don't have any of my own!  So I decided to make my own.

(And let's just ignore the pineapple on top of the fridge.  And the odd gap between my flour and sugar canisters.  Deal?  Deal.)

 

I raided Good Will one afternoon, and came home with a bunch of stuff!  My plan was to paint all of it in several coats of Glossy White spray paint.
Funny story:  Little Man walked in to Good Will with me and asked to leave immediately!  Strange.  He normally loves to get out and go shopping. I asked him why, and he said, "Because it's ugly!"

 

I also used some things I already had on hand--like this vase.  Mr. oopsey always sends me the same flowers in the same exact vases.  Not that I'm complaining, but I have lots of these vases!  So this one wouldn't be missed.

Lovely right?! Then it was just a matter of how to arrange all of the pieces across the cabinets!  I had fun making my arrangements across the cupboards.

Mr. oopsey helped me use scrap wood to prop everything up so it could be seen from eye level.  He even created some wood pieces with grooves to fit the plates perfectly.  You can't see the wood at all from below.

I love how this turned out!  And it was so easy!

What do you think?

Switch & Go Dinosaurs Review

This post brought to you by VTechKids. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

Like most Moms, I am always looking for new ways to entertain my Little Man especially in the summertime.  But I would prefer that his entertainment be educational and interactive.  So when I was approached to review 2 Switch & Go Dinos, I was positively thrilled.

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When the package arrived on our doorstep, I simply told Little Man that I wanted him to try out some new toys.  Of course he was excited.  Typically I don't hand out new toys unless it's a special occasion or prize of some sort.  So this was just like Christmas!

 

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For the next week, Little Man did everything with "Horns" the Triceratop and "Sliver" the T-Rex.  Little Man has always loved cars, but this was his first introduction to dinosaurs.  He was completely fascinated.  They joined us for story time.  They helped us clean the house.  They provided hours of entertainment, and even had the honor of being introduced to Grandma and Grandpa.  Dare I admit it--they even snuck into his bed!

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What I loved most about these Switch & Go Dinos is the opportunity to have two awesome toys in one!  (What can I say?!  I'm a bargain girl!)  The toys are very interactive.  The cars easily morph into dinosaurs--each with individual sound effects and LCD screen options.  When the toys are in "car" mode, you can select the specific driver on the LCD screen; when the toys are in "dinosaur" mode, you can select the dinosaur's eyes!  Plus there are unique expressions that the cars say while in car mode (my personal favorite was "Turn my wheels!").  In dino mode, each dinosaur exclaimed 30 expressions, many of them handy-dandy facts about dinosaurs.  The sound effects really helped to bring the toys to life!  My husband and I find ourselves repeating the catchy phrases over and over again.  These toys are well loved!

Although Little Man is too young to catch on to the dino facts right now, I know he will continue to love these toys as he gets older.  What I loved even more was the opportunity for him to use his imagination!  It didn't take long before Little Man was pretending that they were vacuums, lawn mowers, and more!

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Besides Sliver and Horns, there are 2 other dinos available:  T-Don the Pteranodon and Tonn the Stegosaurus.  You can buy them on Amazon now for $15.99.  Beginning June 18, the 4 dinosaurs will also be on sale for $15.99 at VTechkids.com.  Buy today on Amazon.

All in all, I was very impressed with these "Dino-Cars."  More importantly, so was Little Man!

So what do you think?  Which dino is your favorite?

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Have a fabulous day!

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