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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 {}

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

old window for frame {}

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 {}

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 {}

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 {}

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 {}

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


My Kids Art Buffet…Perfect for Creative Kiddos!

Kids Art buffet {}

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 {}

 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! {}

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Make Along Monday {Monthly Challenge}

Feel like there are million things on your “wanna make list” or that you’ve pinned on Pinterest but have never made? Wanna little push to get those things done? Love a challenge? Or all of the above? Join us in Make Along Monday!

On the 1st Monday of every month the Make Along Monday Crew will post something to make along. It could be a project, recipe, or theme. This month it’s Summer Wreaths!! Need a little inspiration? Check out all of our projects!

Dolen Diaries has a beachy twist on a monogrammoss wreath and a patriotic clothes pin flag.

OneKriegerChick is sharing a DIY Hanging Kite {from a Poppy Seed
Projects frame}

ONE little MOMMA shares a neutral patriotic moss and burlap wreath perfect for all

Moore than a Mommy is sharing a summer fun wreath with beautiful Hawaiian themed

ElleElyse is sharing a coral and teal fabric scrap wreath.

ApplesBy Ashley is sharing an Easy Interchangeable Wreath ready to make an appearance
for Independence Day.

On the last Monday of the month (June 24th) post your pictures on Facebook {OneKriegerChick} or our link up
party. *Don’t worry we will remind you!

We will post our favorites on our Make Along MondayPinterest Board so don’t forget to follow!  

So Have Fun and Be Creative!  Can’t wait to see your Summer Wreaths!

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DIY Hanging Kite {from a Poppy Seed Projects frame}

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!  A couple weeks ago I guest posted on Poppy Seed Projects…Just in case you missed it, I am sharing it today!

Not sure about the rest of you, but I am ready for Summertime!  Summertime around our house means Fun, Relaxed days…What better way to set that tone than with a bright, yet welcoming…Kite!

DIY Kite using Poppy Seed Frame {}

Ready to see how you can make your own Hanging Kite?

First let’s gather our supplies:

Kite supplies {}

*Poppy Seed frame of choice {I used Eleanor square}

*Paint supplies

*Embellishments {vinyl, fabric, ribbon}

Now, Here’s how I did it…First I painted the edges of the frame so the creamy color would show through when I sand it.

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Then, I painted a section of the frame where the quote would be.  No need to paint the entire frame.

Navy accent paint on kite {}

Then, using my Cricut, I cut out a vinyl quote “let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring” from Mary Poppins.  I carefully adhered the vinyl, making sure to firmly press all the edges down. (That way the next coat of paint will not bleed under the vinyl.)

vinyl lettering for kite {}

Originally, I had planned to use all acrylic paint.  Until…I remembered I had a perfect Aqua spray paint!

Ready for Final coat of paint {}

So much quicker than acrylic and it dried uniformly and without lines.  Make sure to allow each coat to dry before applying another.

final coat on kite {}

Now, for the finishing touches..I very carefully removed each vinyl decal, exposing the navy paint underneath.  Then, to give it a little more character, I lightly sanded the edges.  For a kite tail, I cut strips of navy ticking fabric and tied three knots.  I then hot glued the fabric to the back of the frame.  Using the same fabric, I tied an imperfect bow at the top corner.  This can all be customized based on the look you’re going for.  Bright colored ribbons would add a fun pop of color too!

Let's go fly a kite frame {}

Just what my front porch needed, don’t ya think!

Front Porch with Poppy Seed Kite {}

What is the most unusual wreath you have used or created?

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{Frugal} Chick Friday…with a twist

Welcome to One {Frugal} Chick Friday!

Hello there Friends!  Hope you had a great week…winding down with school or enjoying one of the first weeks of Summer vacation…

Let’s chat a bit…

I feel like I’m pretty frugal, but I know YOU are too!  I would LOVE it if you would share some of the tips and tricks you have learned along the way.  If you are implementing frugal ideas that you couldn’t live without (or wouldn’t want to), please send me an email at thekriegerchick (at) gmail (dot) com

You do not have to be a blogger or need to have magazine glossy photos.  That’s NOT real life!  It’s just a bonus if you have a link or a picture you could send my way.

What I will do is feature some of my favorite ideas.  After all, we can ALL learn from each other, right?!

I’m really looking forward to hearing from you!

Frugal Tip Time…

Don’t worry…I still have a frugal tip to share today.  It’s a little one…in a little package.

How many of you have Keurig coffeemakers?

I do, and I use it every day, sometimes more than once a day.

I think it is such a pain to take the water reservoir off each time it needs to be filled, so I came up with a perfect solution for refilling…

milk jug as Keurig pitcher! Why didn't I think of that! {}

Use an empty quart milk jug!  Have you even seen these?  Not only are they super cute and perfect for those of us (me) who do not drink milk, but occasionally need milk for drinks…but they fill the Keurig.

They easily fit into a cabinet, so you do not have to see it.  And the cost is way less than purchasing a small pitcher.

There you have it…my little frugal tip of the day…

Now, please send me yours! 

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