DIY Birthday Plate. Before3pm.com

Let me tell you a story.

My middle son absolutely LOVES arts and crafts.   Now, painting is definitely not my favorite activity because it is always such a mess, but he begged me to let him paint, and I gave in.

I set him up with his paint set, newspaper on the table, a cup for rinsing out his paintbrush, etc..

When he finished his artwork, he put everything away, including the cup of dirty water in the sink.

While the dishes were piled in the sink, the paint residue from that water cup managed to get on some of my plates, and to this day, two of my plates STILL have paint spots on them!

Why do I tell you this story?  Because when I actually TRY to get paint to stay on plates, it has never worked!!!!

That is, until now! Read More →

It has been one of those weeks where it feels that my entire day is made up of repairing/cleaning/fixing all the things that my children have broken and destroyed.

Obviously, that is not completely true – part of my day is making meals and then cleaning up after the meals.  🙂

Well, one of the things that I fixed this week was a crossbow one of  my boys got as a Christmas gift.   My husband accidentally broke it by stepping on it.

Friday Find - FIberFix Repair Wrap. Before3pm.com

(Of course, he wouldn’t have done that if the kids had not left it laying on the ground under a blanket…) Read More →

Use magnets to make an RC Car Toolkit so pieces don't fall out! Before3pm.com

For my son’s birthday, my parents got him an RC car.  It is a really nice one that goes SUPER fast.  Of course, you can also drive it slow, but where is the fun in that? Read More →