The official start of fall is finally here! I don’t know about you, but this year has really flown by for me. Up in Alaska, we are gearing up for our winter weather which will be here in just a few short weeks. So I thought, what better way to prepare for the best time of the year than some fun fall crafts you can enjoy with the kids. From pumpkins to turkeys and everything in between, be sure to check them out!
Rory Neil is six weeks old and I have finally finished his aviation nursery. (Better late than never, right?) When I found out that we were having a boy, I was clueless as to how I wanted to decorate. My daughter’s nursery, with all things pink and girly, came much easier of course! After scouring Pinterest for ideas, I stumbled upon Jennifer’s nursery at MommyBeta. I fell in love with the airplane wall she had designed above her son’s crib. With my husband’s career in the Air Force, aviation was a perfect theme for my Rory. I re-created her look and then let my imagination go from there.
This DIY chalkboard was so simple to make and looks beautiful hanging on our wall where we had nothing but a big white space before. My daughter absolutely loves it and it is something that we can enjoy doing together. Most of all, this tutorial is that it was designed to come off of the wall so that taking it down for moving is fast and easy! As a military family who is moving around every 2 – 3 years, this was a big deal for us!
With baby number two’s due date only seven weeks away (eek!), I’ve found myself reminiscing more and more about the baby days with our daughter. That is, what I can remember. Those first 8 weeks were mostly spent in a zombie-like state of exhaustion. I do, however, remember the excitement that came with decorating her nursery. Never mind the fact that our budget was almost non-existent in those days or that little move to Korea we made just two months after she was born, I was determined to have the perfect nursery!
It has been a very long, dark, and cold Alaskan winter stuck inside the house. That is why I knew that I wanted my daughter’s birthday present to be something that we could enjoy together as a family outside. I didn’t know what I was looking for exactly. After scouring Pinterest for ideas, I stumbled across this beautiful DIY sand and water table from Bumble & Bean.