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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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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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What I Wore Wednesday {WIWW: splash of color}

Happy Wednesday Friends!

Besides the pool, one of my favorite things about Summer is COLOR!  I LOVE COLOR…in my home and in my wardrobe.  You may notice that I typically infuse some sort of color into my outfits…maybe a bright shoe, jewelry, handbag, scarf or sweater.

This outfit is NO exception…

In fact, this may be the brightest piece in my wardrobe…

AND I LOVE IT!

~A Splash of Color: Turquoise & Lime~

Neon wrap shirt {Onekriegerchick.com}

turquoise & lime wrap shirt {Onekriegerchick.com}

turquoise, lime & denim {Onekriegerchick.com}

~Preschool Graduation Look~

Turquoise & Lime wrap shirt (NY&Co), Dark denim skinnies (Elle for Kohl’s), Lime wedge heels (Kenneth Cole Reaction), Lime earrings & necklace (Silpada), bracelets (gifts)

And the real me…In motion…I rarely sit down…I’m usually chasing after little boys…ALL DAY…

A photo shoot is no different!

Turquoise & lime, lime jewelry {Onekriegerchick.com}

I’m sure I was grabbing for or pushing away…They just love me so much!

How do you infuse COLOR in your wardrobe?

If you like what you see here, check out and follow along with ALL the One Krieger Chick Looks on my Get The Look Pinterest board!

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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
seasons.

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

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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{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! {Onekriegerchick.com}

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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