Tag Archive: WFMW

Yo-Yo Curtains: Tutorial

Thank you to Heather for being willing to guest post for me today.   Heather has a degree in home economics and now homeschools her four children.  She blogs at Kingdom Arrows and also has the distinct privilege of being one of my real life friends. Bet you thought I was going to talk about…

Help Kids Keep Their Room Tidy

Every morning before breakfast our kids are supposed clean their bedrooms.  Currently the 5 girls are in one bedroom and the four boys are in another bedroom, so both bedrooms have the potential for a huge mess and lots of squabbles.  We’ve found a great solution for both of these potentials. Our secret  for having…

Rain Gutter Book Shelves: Tutorial

I have seen these rain gutter bookshelves several places online and have always thought they would be wonderful to have in our book loving home.  Then I saw them at my friend Heather’s house, asked if she liked them, how easy they were to clean, etc. and I finally decided to take the plunge. The…

Display Children’s Art: Make Your Own Magnetic Wall

Last Wednesday when I posted about our chalkboard wall, I left you with a tease that I was going to post about my wonderful idea for displaying children’s artwork.  (No, it’s not hang the pictures on the fridge 🙂 ) I was inspired with the idea a few years ago while skimming a decorating magazine….

Homemade Chalkboard Wall

A while ago I posted a tutorial for making your own chalkboard paint.  I finally got around to painting one of our dining room walls with the paint.   Unlike the table that I painted in my last post, I did not sand the wall after painting.  Well, I began to sand and then decided that…

Hand-dyed Playsilks Tutorial

Psst. Have you heard about playsilks? Playsilks are one of the most open-ended, imaginative “toys” available.   Our children use playsilks as dresses, scarves, hats, veils, skirts, shirts, belts, baby doll blankets and slings, streamers, flags, stretchers, handcuffs, peek-a-boo blankets, props for dancing, forts, tents and houses. Kool-Aid dyeing your own playsilks is simple and it’s…

Car Preparedness

As a young mom it never failed, we would be out and about and something unforeseen would occur . There I would be empty handed, not having the equipment that I needed to handle the situation. I have learned and now I have an emergency box. This box is kept under the seat in the…

Affording Clothes

We clothe our family of 11 for $25 a month. We have done it for this or less since we have been married. Now lest you think that our children run around in rags, we have gotten compliments from near strangers about how we must spend a fortune on dressing our children in such cute…

Build a Better Schedule

When I began this blog I wrote about how helpful our schedule was in allowing our family to accomplish everything that we need to accomplish. Here are some things that we do to make our schedule more practical for our family with several young children: Schedule the children’s chore time immediately preceding a meal or…

TV Guardian – WFMW

Have you heard about the TV Guardian? This amazing little contraption hooks up to your TV and DVD player and then filters out inappropriate language by muting your television. It uses closed captioning to enable you to follow the story line without being exposed to all those yucky words. We have had ours for nearly…

Family Vacation Ideas

Works for Me Wednesday is backwards this week. I post a dilemma and you get to leave a comment with your solution. This is your big shot. I know you’re brilliant, now you get to prove it. I would love some ideas on how to take an inexpensive vacation with children. Tips on packing, destinations, activities,…

Homemade Chalkboard Paint- Tutorial

Did you know that you can make your own custom color chalkboard paint? I tried it out and not only is it inexpensive and easy, it actually works! Before I tackled a wall or some other large, obvious surface, Mark convinced me I decided to test it out on something more easily fixable. This table…