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Hello One little Momma Readers!  So excited for Kilee and her new little man and thrilled to be here guest posting!

I’m Ariean from OneKriegerChick where I blog about life in between laundry and kissing boo-boos…As well as home decor, kids parties and family pleasing recipes {all on a budget!}  Love it if you paid me a visit!

As a fellow boy momma of three boys under five, I thought it would be fun to do a project encompassing three boys…

We moved into our home over a year ago, but there is still not much artwork on the walls.  Until now…Today, I am going to share with you a fun way to capture and display your little ones…

Bathtime Photo Shoot~perfect bathroom wall art in an old window! {Onekriegerchick

This idea came to me when I managed to corral all three boys into the bathtub at the same time…This NEVER happens anymore because my oldest thinks he is too old/too cool for baths.  They were so cute playing that I grabbed my camera.  Then I thought it would be fun to style their hair with shampoo…So, we ended up having a Funny Photo Shoot.  The boys Loved it and were H.i.l.a.r.i.o.u.s!

Here are some of the outtakes…

bath collage

The photos were so funny I knew I wanted to do something with them…I remembered a 3 paned window I had been holding onto for the past few years knowing…one day…I would have the perfect project for it!

Here’s How I Did It…

Start with an old window…like this gem I picked up at an auction a few years back.  {Give it a good cleaning…This one was covered in layers of dirt and goo.}

old window...Before {Onekriegerchick.com}

After a good scrubbing, this is what I had to work with…

old window for frame {Onekriegerchick.com}

I chose my favorite pictures of the boys, edited them in a sepia tone and had them printed as 5 x 7’s at Walgreens {there was 40% all enlargements that week…Yay!}

brothers framed art in old window {Onekriegerchick.com}

Then, I cut white cardstock to the same size as the window pane opening.  I mounted the pictures to the cardstock using an acid free archival adhesive and placed them into the window frame.  Lastly, I taped the paper into place using white Gorilla Tape.  Duct tape or other strong tape will work fine too…I just had this on hand.

how to frame in an old window {Onekriegerchick.com}

To hang the window, I used picture hanging hooks and ran a wire across the back.  I thought this would be a little more sturdy since the window is long.  Also, I didn’t want it falling on any little boys while going potty!

back of window frame how-to hardware {Onekriegerchick.com}

And here it is hanging on the wall in the boys shared bath.  There are no windows in the room, so you cannot see the true colors.  The wall is a sea glass color with cream wainscoting and pressed tin ceiling.  The photos really pop on the wall and give SO much personality to the room!

perfect bathroom wall art~brothers photos in an old window {Onekriegerchick.com}

So what’s stopping you?!  Gather up your kiddos and have a crazy hair, silly outfit, funny face photo shoot!  The photos will be awesome and your kiddos will LOVE it!

If you like this project, you might also like how I Boy-proofed my kitchen chairs

BOY proof Laminated seat cushions at {Onekriegerchick

OR

My Kids Art Buffet…Perfect for Creative Kiddos!

Kids Art buffet {Onekriegerchick.com}

Have way too much FUN today!

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DIY Lampshade makeover {4 easy steps!}

Welcome to {Frugal} Chick Friday!

Hello friends… Hope you’ve all had a fantastic week!

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but I have been working on my Master bedroom for quite a while.  A little project here and another project there.  Slowly, it is turning into a tranquil retreat.

Today, I’m going to share how I covered my bedside lampshades with you all.

I started with these basic wall mounted lamps from Home Depot.  There’s nothing wrong with them besides that I thought they were boring.

plain lampshade before makeover {Onekriegerchick.com}

 I looked for months for fabric, but never found exactly what I wanted.  Then I saw a picture of a wire lampshade frame covered in strips of ribbon…LOVED it!  Until I went to Hobby Lobby and looked at the price of ribbon…Yikes!  Of course ribbon was not on sale that week…or the next.  Ugh!

So here’s what I came up with…Same concept, but using what I already had on hand.

DIY Burlap lampshades in 4 easy steps! {Onekriegerchick.com}

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What I Wore Wednesday {WIWW: Behind the Scenes}

Hello Friends and Happy Wednesday!

I’m back with another What I Wore Wednesday, although this one is a little different.

Did you know I have three boys ages 5, 3, and 1?

Yeah…There is never a dull moment around our house and that includes during photo shoots!  Sure my pictures look posed and put together on the blog, but that’s not what’s going on behind the scenes…

Here’s a Sneek Peek at what happens while Mom’s trying to get a few blog worthy photos…

There might be some wrestling…

wrestling behind the scenes {Onekriegerchick.com}

And you might see a little one sneaking away…

E sneaking away {Onekriegerchick.com}

And this was a particularly ornery day…

Onery A {Onekriegerchick.com}

A photo bomb {Onekriegerchick.com}

And sometimes…even Mom gets caught…

Another fun photo shoot {Onekriegerchick.com}

Hope your days are full of unexpected funny moments too!

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Where I’m At…OnelittleMomma

Happy Morning All!  Just wanted to pop in and let you know where I’m at today…OnelittleMomma!

My dear friend Kilee at OnelittleMomma just had her third baby boy!  Yay!  While Kilee  takes a much needed break from blogging with her new little one, she is featuring a few other bloggers on her site.  Guess what we’re sharing…BOY ideas!

So…Head on over to OnelittleMomma to see how I turned a silly bathtime photo shoot into a FUN piece of personalized artwork!

Here’s a Sneek Peek…

bath collage

Gosh…They make me laugh!  

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Author of the Week {Summer Series}

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

Boy…Do I have something exciting to share with you all today!!

This Summer, I teamed up with my friend Shelly from DolenDiaries to bring you a Super Fun Summer Series…

Author of the Week Series 2013

For the next Nine weeks, June 17 through August 16, we will be sharing some of our favorite Children’s book authors.  Plus…fun activities, crafts, recipes and field trips!  It’s going to be so much fun!

 

We’ve even included a {FREE Printable} for you to follow along!

Just click here: author of the week summer series schedule

What are you waiting for?!  You don’t want to miss out on the First week!  Head over to DolenDiaries now…

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