DIY Baking Soda Paint Ornaments

Today, I’m hosting a fun DIY Ornament Challenge! Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers, at the end of my blog!!

DIY Christmas Ornaments have commenced! It is something I look forward to every year and I think I may just make this an annual Christmas tradition on my blog!

Over the years, I have made DIY ornaments, almost every Christmas! Sharing my first DIY ornament below as a child and also sharing my DIY ornaments that I’ve made throughout the years with all four of my daughters.

I think my love of diy actually started with my mom. I always remember opening her linen closet and just looking at all of her DIY craft supplies! One year for my birthday, I had a few friends over and we made DIY stained glass ornaments. Still hang those two ornaments on my tree, every year.

I started making ornaments to be frugal in the first years of our marriage. I enjoyed it so much, I continued almost every year, for the past 25 Christmases!

This year, I decided that my youngest two daughter’s Christmas tree ornaments needed to coordinate with their room more, so…I decided to test a couple ornaments with my diy baking soda paint!

I started off with some vintage ornaments that I purchased from my friend, Sarah, who owns a small shop, Sweet Cards Shop.

I decided to use Sherwin Williams Orchid to paint on the ornaments as the base coat.

Next, while the ornament was still wet, I added baking soda, sprinkling it on and kind of tapping the paint brush around with the baking soda. If the bright pink started showing through, I just dabbed on a bit more paint! If it doesn’t look good, just wipe it off and try again!

Next, I used some leftover gold craft paint, that I had left over from our Barndominium Dollhouse, to paint the ornament cap.

Hang with a vintage ribbon like me or a velvet ribbon would be pretty too! So simple and fun to add to your Christmas tree this year! Customize your color, based on the colors you are using for Christmas this year! I bet you have left over paint that you can use too! I chose this color because I wanted it to coordinate with their room!

I hope y’all enjoyed our DIY Ornament Challenge this year! Please check out my blogging friends to see the Christmas ornaments they have created to share with y’all!

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Gail from Purple Hues and Me

Jemma from At Home with Jemma

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Denise from Hootshack

Pottery Barn Terracotta Pumpkin Dupe

Let’s take this Hobby Lobby pumpkin and turn it into a Pottery Barn terracotta pumpkin dupe! You see, I loved the look of these large terracotta pumpkins. I found from Pottery Barn, but they were $89. There was just no way I was going to pay that much per pumpkin, so I figured I’d DIY it myself!

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FALL DIY BLOG HOP

Our sweet friend Terrie from Decorating More with Tip decided to take a break from our blog hops, so I decided to jump right in and host! I thought it would be fun to create a fall DIY with several of my blogging buddies. 

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Supplies

• Faux Pumpkin

• Air Dry Clay 

• Flour 

• Brown, Orange & White Craft Paint

• Paint Brush

First, I decided to use some of my  inexpensive  faux pumpkins from Hobby Lobby. I have had my pumpkins for a few years but linked some that are comparable above.

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The first item on my agenda was to carve out eyes, a nose and a mouth for my pumpkin. I drew on an eyes, nose and mouth, so it was easy to carve out with a knife.

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Next, painted the whole pumpkin, including the stem, with the brown, white and orange craft paint. 

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I mixed the colors until I achieved the color! 

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Next, I sprinkled flour all over my pumpkin while it was still wet by sort of dry brushing it on. 

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Next, I used air drying modeling clay to extend the pumpkin stem, making it a more whimsical type of pumpkin.

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When the clay is dry, it’s time to paint!

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I painted the air dry clay stem, the same color as the pumpkin.

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Finished! Time to style your new terracotta pumpkins around your house! It’s honestly such an easy DIY! I’m so glad I didn’t spend $89 on the originals, and instead created this Pottery Barn terracotta pumpkin dupe!

I also painted a pumpkin and made it into a floral dupe!

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Please be sure to check out my other blogging buddies to see what they’ve come up with for our Fall DIY Blog Hop!

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 Jodi-The House House Blog

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Gail-Purple Hues and Me 

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Hannah-Baggott Farmhouse

I hope y’all have enjoyed our Fall DIY Blog Hop! I enjoyed hosting and hope y’all will come back again! Happy Fall Y’all! 🍁🥧🎃

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DIY Better Homes and Gardens Marble End Table Dupe: How to Create a Modern Marble End Table for under $50

“ This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I receive commissions for purchases made through those links, at no cost to you, through Amazon Associates program or Home Depot.”

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Anyone else love a good dupe?? This DIY Marble End Table is so easy to make and costs under $50 by reusing items you already have on hand! The Better Homes and Gardens version is priced at $100 plus!! Check out our IG Reel, pinned on IG!

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That’s over a $50 savings!! We’ll show you how we created this dupe in about a weekend! My top tip is always use or reuse what you have on hand!

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Six sweet bloggers have challenged ourselves to a DIY High End Dupe!! Be sure to check out each blogger at the end! Hosted by the very sweet and talented Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip!

What You’ll Need

  1. Round cut piece of quarter inch plywood. Our tabletop was a salvaged piece of wood from our daughters outgrown table/chairs set.
  2. 2×2 for the legs-We reused the table legs on the table. –
  3. Paint-We used white paint on hand from SW in Ibis White and SW Iron Ore.
  4. Stain-We used Minwax Seni Transparent in Red Oak, which we already had on hand.
  5. Wax-We used Minwax Grain Highlighting, which we already had on hand.
  6. Resin Kit-Linked in Amazon Store!
  7. Feather & Stick
  8. Paint Brush
  9. Sponge or old t-shirt.
  10. Spray bottle with water.
  11. Screws/Screw Driver
  12. Saw
  13. Sander/Sand Paper
Continue reading “DIY Better Homes and Gardens Marble End Table Dupe: How to Create a Modern Marble End Table for under $50”

How To Create a Modern Wood Feature Wall for $50

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Teaming up with several blogging buddies for a DIY Home Improvement Challenge. our host is my sweet friend Terrie, from Decorating and More with Tip!

I have had plenty of time to think about design elements for our barndominium master bedroom! I toyed with the idea of a geometric wood wall but I was unsure! After talking with a couple of my interior design buddies, I decided to just go for it!!

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Materials

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Paint 

After we installed the trim, we painted the accent wall. This will save time once the accent wall is installed. 

We painted the wall Orchid by Sherwin Williams in an eggshell finish. We use Free Form Paint Brushes. You can use SWEETSOUTHERN15 for 15% off!

Time to Install the Geometric Wall

Stick with 45 and 90-degree angles! we only used 20 furring boards! We spent less than $50 on this wall!

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We decided to start with the right hand side of the wall. Honestly, we decided to just hold boards up at different angles, with various spacing ,to see what looked right. Next we leveled and nailed as we placed the boards on the wall!

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Once we got into a groove, the install went really fast and ended up being a really fun project. It took us a couple nights because we ran out of boards! it could easily be done in a day to complete!

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Time to Caulk 

Time to caulk the seams and wood putty the nail holes!

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I caulked along the seams where the boards meet the wall, using two tubes of tubes of caulk. 

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I also sanded a few of my boards as they were rough! And once the caulk is dry….

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This part of the project gets a little tedious because you have to apply the rest of the paint with a brush!

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Make sure you get into every nook and cranny. I used a craft brush in the really tight spots where my boards met with an adjacent wall or the trim. You’ll definitely want to brush on two coats. 

Once your paint is dry, you’re done! Now you can style your room and enjoy!

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I hope you have enjoyed this project with us! Check out my other blogging buddies to see what DIY Home Improvement Project they have come up with for their homes to share with ya‘ll!

                  Terrie Decorating and  More With Tip

Tammy Patina and Paint

Teresa Through the Vintage Door

Shae Sweet Southern Grace

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DIY Dollhouse Kitchen Backsplash

I am excited to share about a project that is near and dear to our family’s hearts. When our #3 daughter was turning 2 years old, my husband and I designed and built a wood kitchen set for her!

This is our number one, two and three daughters decorating cookies for Santa! When we built the kitchen set (far right), we also build a table and chairs set too. This photo is circa 2014.

When their baby sister came along…

Photo is circa early 2016!

…and we couldn’t wait until our youngest two were able to enjoy playing with it together! We have had this in our home for the past 8 plus years! Plus, all of their cousins have enjoyed coming over to visit and play with it too! How special!

I chalk painted the kitchen set and table/chairs set in white! Photo is circa 2018.

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Now that the kitchen set has been outgrown, I wanted to repurpose it into something that would be enjoyed for a few more years to come! I thought it would be cool to turn the kitchen set into a Barbie ”Bardominium” Doll House. The first if it’s kind, I believe. Fitting for our family, as we’ve been building our barndominium for the past year and a half!

DIY Challenge with Glue

I’ve teamed up with my sweet friend (host) Terrie from Decorating & More with Tip, plus several other blogging buddies! Our goal is to do a diy type of project with any kind of glue. Challenge accepted! My glue of choice is hot glue!

Doll House Kitchen Backsplash 

After we reconfigured the kitchen set into a dollhouse, I knew I wanted to ask my youngest daughter, what she wanted in her dollhouse. Definitely a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Ok. Those are attainable.

This is during the demolition process of the kitchen set!

And this is part of the after. We salvaged every piece that we thought we could repurpose in some way.  

As I dove into all things dollhouse related-scale sizes of Barbie furniture, how to make little accessories, wood for building, ext, I thought about popsicle sticks for the backsplash in the doll house kitchen. Wait. Let me back up for a minute. If your new here, we did a wood herringbone backsplash for our barndominium kitchen. Check out our IG post here. Naturally we needed that in our dollhouse too, right?! 

Dollhouse Plans

I always roughly draw up plans for whatever project I’m working on. Here is my drawings for the front and back of the dollhouse. Also, keep in mind, this is our version of a Barbie Dreamhouse, “Barndominium Addition” and made to look like our barndominium. 

Front of the Dollhouse Rough Drawing.

Back of the Dollhouse Rough Drawing.

Dollhouse After

This is the dollhouse after we rebuilt it from the girl’s kitchen set. This is with almost two coats of paint! I had a great helper! Our youngest babe!

Supplies needed:

• Hot Glue Sticks

• Hot Glue Gun

• Wooden Popsicle Sticks

• Scissors 

Herringbone Pattern Backsplash

The task may seem daunting but it is achievable! We used the herringbone pattern backsplash in our kitchen as a reference! The herringbone pattern started at the bottom edge of where the dollhouse countertop will go and continued making it’s pattern,  all the way to the top. Then continued until both kitchen walls had been completed! 

Photo from welshdesignstudio.com. 

Measure 

Basically, whatever size herringbone design you decide to make,  which in our diagram is represented by the letter ‘W’, make your cuts based on the size of your space.

This is my very rough drawing.

It’s basically a math equation based on height and width. The dollhouse was a little different than our actual kitchen backsplash. Check out welshdesignstudio.com to follow their mathematical equation!

Cut

I suggest cutting your pieces in sections, in case of any mistakes that are made. There will be some as it was a learning curve until I figured out that we could easily do a herringbone pattern if I made a math equation from the size of the space for the herringbone pattern. It’s kind of like simple algebra!

Stain, Paint and Protect 

Stain or paint your wood. Since this was a dollhouse, we decided to leave the wood bare. Our kitchen backsplash in our home has two coats of poly in clear matte.

Lay Out Pieces

I suggest laying out your pieces first, which will help insure less mistakes! Trust me, we made some with the kitchen wall! 

Add Wood

Now we are ready to add the wood to the space! Herringbone is such a beautiful, classic pattern to add to any home or dollhouse in our case!

If you don’t succeed, try, try again!

I tried three different options for the dollhouse kitchen backsplash before the third one worked! First was to draw on shiplap with a pencil then trace with a black permanent marker. Second, I tried horizontal shiplap. Finally my oldest daughter suggested the original idea I had had, which was to make the herringbone patterned shiplap. I finally agreed we should at least try it and it worked to our liking!

Finishing Thoughts

It’s really not to hard and the impact is amazing! We still have a ways to go with our dollhouse as it’s been a learning curve for me! I am so glad we went with the herringbone pattern!

Dollhouse Completion

The best way to follow along on the completion of the dollhouse is on IG, which I will link below!

I finally have figured out that balsa wood is the best for dollhouses! I am going to add the window trim and board and batten next! Then I will build the kitchen cabinets! It’s a process but I will make sure to blog about all things related to the dollhouse build as things become finished!

I hope you have enjoyed being here! I would love for you to follow along with us on IG for our dollhouse build and for our self built barndominium as well!

Please take some time and check out the other ladies in our blog  to see what they’ve created with glue! 

DECORATE AND MORE WITH TIP
THE HOUSE HOUSE
PURPLE HUES AND ME 
SWEET SOUTHERN GRACE
PATINA AND PAINT

Barndominium Custom Built Work and Homeschooling Station

I am excited to share how we built our barndominium desk with ya’ll today! It’s budget friendly too at under $90!!

I’ve teamed up with my sweet friend (host) Terrie from Decorating & More with Tip plus several other blogging buddies! Our goal is to each turn something from Trash to Treasure!

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Background of Our Barndominium Build


Most of ya’ll know that we have been building our barndominium, the past few months! Check out the blog here.

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We basically started with a piece of land that literally was littered with trash and have built our home with own hands! The photo below is where my husband was clearing our land of trees, trash and junk cars.

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We also had to rent several dumpsters to throw away the large amount of trash! The photo below is dumpster number 2.

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Curating Spaces For Our Barndominium Home

Since tax season has rolled around, I knew that I would need a space to work on our taxes, instead of sitting on the concrete floor. I have not had a desk since our move and had been teaching/working at my dining room table! Our youngest two girls needed a space for schoolwork!

A855ECC8-1739-43BF-9D7F-79F38528ABFEOur Vision Coming to Life

I have had this vision of what I wanted this space to look like for the past several months. I enjoy roughly sketching out designs for our home. I want to make sure that every single inch of our almost 1,700 square foot barndominium, to be useful and curated to our family’s specific needs.

Supplies needed:

~2-2x12x12 foot boards

~3-Quarter inch pipes

~3-Quarter inch floor/wall flange  

~Stain- Minwax Semi-Transparent Red Oak (on hand)

~1.5 inch wood screws  (on hand)

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Assembling the Desk

The first item on our agenda was sanding down the wood on all sides. My husband also had to trim one of the boards, as it was uneven.  Next we counter-screwed the boards together.  

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After the boards were counter screwed, we applied a light coat of the stain on either side.  

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Next up was installing the quarter inch pipes and wall flanges to the wall. Measure how far apart you want your “brackets” to be and mark with a pencil.

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Add your 1.5 inch screws to the studs in the quarter inch pipes and your done! Place your desk top on the “brackets” that you’ve installed! Done!

Styling our Work Space

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We still have a check list of items to finish. I need three barn lights to go over each desk area. I also need to build two bottom cabinets for either side of my desk area, which will hold my printer/computer on one side then files/desk items on the other side.

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I’ve bought three white mid century chairs, along with a couple cork boards for the girls wall sides. The middle desk area is mine and I’ve added a vintage crib spring for my memo board. 

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 I am also adding pipe “brackets” to the wall with metal galvanized baskets to hold pencils, crayons, markers and color pencils.  I am loving how it is looking and can’t wait to update y’all with a finished look soon-probably on IG, so be sure to be following along with us on IG as we finish up with this project plus more on our barndominium build! 

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I would love for you to check out my other blogging buddies below and see what item they found from Trash to Treasure! You will never be disappointed with these ladies!

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Decorate and More with Tip

Bluesky at Home

The House House

Purple Hues and Me

Sweet Southern Grace

Baggott Farmhouse

Patina and Paint

The House on Silverado

Pallet and Pantry

Cloches and Lavender

 

DIY American Girl Christmas Tree

Today, I am teaming up with six of my blogging friends to share our ”Surprise Box Challenge”.

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Our rules were simple: draw names, purchase $10 worth of items from The Dollar Tree and ship to the person we were assigned to then wait to receive our items!

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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED 

Challenge accepted?! I was a little unsure of the items I received until.. The first idea that came to mind was making a tree for my youngest daughter’s,  American Girl dolls!

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I decided to get to work on the tree first! I used the ribbon to make a box topper first. Super simple! 

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I just gathered the ribbon in a few loops, like so..

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Then I used the twine that was attached to the wood hanging piece to tie a knot and secure my bow!

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I used the remaining ribbon to cascade down the tree in three different sections.

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I decided to use the berry garland as my garland and sort of loop it on the tree. I also used the wood tree ornaments and just strung them on the tree. They even game with string to tie them on the tree!

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I decided to use the red scarf as my tree skirt but cut off the white pom pom balls.

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I did not use the lights because they needed batteries and that was not included in my box. Bummer!

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My little sure did love Mommy’s new craft for her doll thet she got for her birthday!



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I hope you enjoyed this challenge and will visit the other ladies blogs as well!

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Decorate and More with Tip

Worcester Run

Sweet Southern Grace

Patina and Paint

The House House

Stilettos and Shiplap

DIY DRIED ORANGE GARLAND

Last Christmas, I wanted to try the diy dried orange garland that was all over Instagram! I couldn’t try it out because we were living in our camper, which had no oven, while we built our barndominium! This year, I knew I would be trying it! Dried orange garland is super easy, plus budget friendly as well! check out my REEL on IG!

Today, I am joining a group of blogging friends for a fun Christmas DIY blog hop, hosted by Terrie, Decorate and More with Tip !

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DRIED ORANGE GARLAND

This garland is perfect for hanging on your Christmas tree, mantel, on a cabinet, gathered around  your window or even as trim for your Christmas gifts! It takes a little bit of time, but your house will smell amazing and it is SO worth the effort! 

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ITEMS NEEDED

  •  10-12 Oranges
  •  Scissors/knife 
  •  Twine
  •  Baking Sheet
  •  Parchment Paper

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Cut off ends of oranges. Slice oranges into about 1/4 inch thick in slices.

2. Place oranges, in  single layer, onto baking sheet, lined with parchment paper.

3.  Bake for 4-6 hours or uintil completely dry.

4. Make a knot into the end of a piece of twine and thread oranges through.

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TIPS

Pat oranges dry before placing in oven. This helps to take out some of the moisture. I also opened my oven occassionally to let out some of the steam. Oranges are dried when the pulp is see-through. I held mine up to a window and if the pulp was see-though,  it was done!

I am so glad that I made dried orange garland this year! I love it’s simplicity during the Christmas season! You could even leave it up as winter decor through February! I may add this to my yearly traditions! Check out a few of my friends as we all have gotten together to share a Christmas DIY! I know you will love what they are sharing with you! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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Decorate and More with Tip

Patina and Paint

Blue Sky at Home

The House House

Blessings By Me

Purple Hues and Me

Sweet Southern Grace

LeCultivateur

Hootshack

Why Choose Organic Cotton Bedding for Kids?

“This blog post is sponsored by Coco Village and reflects my own personal views and opinions on the products.”

Organic cotton is better for people and the environment. We’ve chosen to go organic with our kids bedding!

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As parents, we always want the best for our children. Our children spend an average of 10 hours out of 24 hours in their bed! By adding 100% organic cotton to their beds is really the best we can do the best for our children! Parents can sleep soundly while our children dream peacefully in bedding free of chemicals and toxic substances!

Non Organic Cotton Production 

Non Organic Cotton has “earned” the title of being the dirtiest crop on earth-with 16% of the world’s insecticides and requiring $2 Billion in pesticides each year. Pesticides and insecticides used in cotton production contaminate the soil we use to grow crops, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Non organic crops also uses much more water due to unhealthy soil conditions.

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Organic Cotton Bedding


Organic cotton is produced in ways that it is better for the environment by using non-gmo seeds, farmers hand-picking weeds, using less water by having healthier non-pesticide soil. By applying these principles, the soil will result in a harvest that yields better for cotton farmers.

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What Happens When We Choose Organic Cotton?

By making a choice for a sustainably-produced cotton product, we help protect our environment, people and animals. Since organic cotton is grown with the help of natural cultivation methods, without artificial fertilizer and chemical pesticides. Examples like: crop rotation or the use of biological control agents.  The results are that people and the environment are sleeping and breathing less toxicity!

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Coco Village Organic Cotton Bedding

Coco Village has been in our home for the last couple of years. This is one of our family’s favorite shops! Coco Village also has 100% Organic Cotton Bedding for kids! Our youngest two girls were so excited to begin decorating their new room in our new Barndominium!  We started off with Coco Village’s Organic Cotton Geo Quilt and in the White Black color. 

This quilt is the perfect mix between  texture, comfort and organic cotton quality! I love the minimalist neutral design, with soft organic cotton  blends beautifully with any decor! Your results will be  a warm and inviting environment. Your kids will love it!

Coco Village Black Friday Sale

Subscribe to Coco Village’s VIP early Black Friday sale!! If you subscribe to the link, you will get special early access on November 25th to all their BF deals!!!  Check out the REEL we made on IG of our new bedding!

If y’all have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

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How I Found the Best Appliances for Our Barndominium

[This post contains sponsored links from ZLINE. All reviews and opinions are mine.]

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Today, I am ecstatic to share about how I found the best appliances for our Barndominium Kitchen. I searched for modern looking appliances that were superb quality at an affordable price. I found them at ZLINE and I am thrilled to have the high-end appliances of my dreams without all those high prices!

Modern, High Quality & Affordable ZLINE Appliances 

When we began dreaming of our DIY barndominium , I had substantial plans for our kitchen in the barndominium. I was determined to find high-end, high-quality, modern appliances at an affordable price. When I found ZLINE, I knew my search was over. Their company met all of my expectations and more!

Why You Should Buy a ZLINE Appliance

On average, ZLINE appliances are 50 % less expensive compared to similar products on the market. ZLINE brings the best quality-to-price ratio in the industry. Trust me when I say that I did my research when it came to the purchase of appliances for our DIY barndominium. I wanted appliances with multiple features but also something that would stand the test of time. I wanted to have an appliance to grow old with per say. I have been cooking for over twenty years and I thought it was about time that my culinary experiences would reflect well on a quality, well built appliance. Let me not forget to mention how stunningly gorgeous these appliances are to the eye! A show stopper in any kitchen!

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ZLINE Dropin Gas Stovetop 

All ZLINE ranges use handcrafted Italian burners, which are some of the highest quality on the market and imported directly from Italy. The single-piece porcelain top is durable and easy to clean. All of the ZLINE hinges are designed to stay put and imported from Italy, along with a fluid and stable weighted action.

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Range Features

• Italian brass burners provides superior heat retention and even flame distribution.
• Solid-pieace cast iron grate. Heavy duty, built to last with exceptional strenth-to-weight ratio.
• Heavy duty, no-scratch Italian made porcelain one-piece cooktop. Easy to clean with  no crevices that can hold residue.
• Cooktop can be installed into counter or island.
 
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ZLINE Professional Single Wall Oven 

Luxury is the first word that comes to mind with our new ZLINE Convection Single Wall Oven. Experiencing the beauty of our built-in with a modern design has been surreal! I told my husband we may gain some weight with all the biscuits, casseroles and desserts I have been making!  

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ZLINE Professional Wall Oven has several standard and convection cooking modes, including: Standard Bake, Standard Broil, Convection Bake, Convection Roast, and Convection Broil. 

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Oven Features

  • Standard Bake and Broil modes.
  • Built-in design.
  • Temperature probe and sabbath mode feature.
  • Comes  with one oven rack, one telescoping oven rack and a broil pan and tray.
  • Halogen oven light.
  • Self-Clean technology with delay cleaning feature to begin self-cleaning on your schedule.
  • Safety panel lock.
  • Proprietary stay-put hinges are designed to support the full weight of the oven door and hold at any place.

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ZLINE Built-in Convection Microwave Oven 

Upgrade is the first word that comes to mind with our new ZLINE Microwave! With 11 different power levels, utilizing regular heat, broil, or convection cooking elements. It is perfect for busy families on the go! The microwave oven’s cooking features include multi-stage cooking technology, sensor cooking, express cooking, and multiple auto-defrost settings. I also enjoy the safety of the child lock safety feature! I love the reversable wire rack that you can use facing down for baking or roasting or facing up for grilling. 

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Microwave Features

  • Ceramic made with reversible turntable. The turntable can turn clockwise or counter clockwise. 
  • Kitchen timer feature with a crystal clear LCD display.  
  • Multiple defrost settings.
  • Standard, broil and convection microwave modes.
  • 1,000 watt cooking power to thoroughly cook or defrost any dish.
  • Rapide preheating-The oven reaches the set temperature very quickly to expedite the reheating process. 
  • Sensor cooking-The microwave oven automaticall determines the required cooking time for each food item and allows you to cook foods without selecting cooking times or power levels. 

Closing Thoughts on Our ZLINE Appliances

If you are looking to upgrade your appliances or install appliances in your newly built home, look no further when it comes to ZLINE appliance! Quality, luxury and best pricing for top of the line appliances. I am so pleased with our decision to purchase ZLINE appliances! We love every single detail of each appliance! If you have any questions about purchasing appliances, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

❤️~Shae