The house with the PINK door….

I’ve always wanted a statement door and I knew when we moved this would be my first project. I talked with the hubby and got his input on living with a PINK front door. Yes a Very Berry pink door to be exact! I found my inspiration on Pinterest and was ready for the challenge.

Before we closed on our house I mentioned to our realator that I wanted to paint the door and as part of our closing gift, she gifted us with this awesome #HWTH door mat!

Initially, our door was black, and since it was already a grey exterior I wanted to spice up the outside. I went to our local Lowe’s Home Improvement store and grabbed a can of pink paint that I THOUGHT was the color of my dreams.

The first coat scared me so bad I wanted to abort the mission! But since I’m not a quitter, I decided to press on. After my second coat, I realized this was not the color for me.

I went back to Lowe’s and that’s when I found Very Berry by Valspar!

After 3 coats I was in love! They hardest or should I say most tedious part was using painters tape and painting around the glass.

I will admit, I was so scared but one I made the first stroke I was game and I’m so excited about the decision we made. Every morning when I drive off I look in the mirror and I’m excited to see that pink door as we head off on our daily routine.

Think of one item that you’ve been holding off on doing and knock it out this month!!! It’s literally SEPTEMBER and time waits for no one so I’m cheering you on now! Be sure to tag me in your pics and drop a comment below to let me know what you’re up too.

Cheers to taking risks and crushing them! Until next time…..

XO,

Meka

DIY Patched Denim

My oldest child and ONLY daughter Elle and I have a lot in common, and one of those “things” would be our connection in being creative!  She loves to do DIY activities with me so we got together and came up with a DIY Mommy and Me craft for our friends at The Craft Bar  take a look at what we came up with below! Tag us if you get around to trying this out with your little one(s)

Items Need:

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  • An Iron
  • Patches of your choice
  • Denim jeans or any denim item
  • Heavy duty glue gun

Place your patches in various locations on the jeans as seen below

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With adult supervision of course, I let Elle iron the patches allowing the heat to sit for at least 30 seconds.  Keep in mind you may have to go over each path in a circular motion to avoid burning the items.

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We suggest wearing after 24 hours and if any patches appear to become undone simply try ironing again or following up with the hot glue gun!

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Style and Enjoy!  This DIY was so much fun and super easy I am going to make a jacket for myself! Stay tuned and until next time…..

XO,

Meka

DIY toddler style

Hey Momtourage!  I wanted to share a cool quick and easy way to take plain black shoes from basic to  fresh! I’m always excited to find a great deal, so when I was in Walmart I found some black vans inspired shoes for Jagger and they were less than $6!  Check out my tips to make some for your little one below:

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  1. Bleach
  2. A spray bottle
  3. Black canvas shoes

After pouring the bleach in the empty spray bottle, simply spray the shoes lightly.  Be sure to spray in different locations so that you are able to have a cool splash pattern!

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Let the shoes sit for 1-2 mins to allow the bleach to set into the canvas

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Rinse the shoes with cold water and allow to air dry for 24hrs.

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After the shoes dry you are ready to style them! We absolutely love the way they turned  and I will be making some for the rest of the #HWTH crew!  Until next time!

XO,

Meka

DIY Playdough with Maveric

I had the pleasure of coming up with a fun kids DIY craft for my friends at The Craft Bar! Be sure to follow them on IG for more fun filled DIY projects, Sip and Paint Parties and Crafting Events! @thecraftbarsite 

Here’s a fun and easy way to make your kids all time favorite item!

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2 cups of Flour

1 cup of hot water

1/4 cup of salt

Food coloring of your choice

  • Mix together flour & salt
  • Add your choice of food color 4-5 drops to the water img_7072
  • Pour the colored water into the flour mixture stirring as you pour img_7077
  • Add more flour as the mixture gets sticky img_7079
  • Separate the mixture and add additional colors FullSizeRender (4)
  • Store in ziplock baggies
  • Enjoy!