Hello, Chippy Little Bird

Spray paint is my best friend.  Really.  We’ve been close ever since I discovered how easy (and cheap) it is to take something I already own, was given, or thrifted, and make it better.  Like this chippy little bird. There’s just something about chippy little birds that I love.  Kind of like sunshine.  They are sweet and happy, but still rustic.  They have that “been around for a long time” look. So, I decided to make myself one.  I bought a little bird from the dollar tree, and gave him a makeover.  It was…

Free Sunshine Printable

“You are my sunshine…my only sunshine…You make me happy…when skies are gray… You’ll never know dear…how much I love you…Please don’t take…my sunshine away…” This song takes me back.  As in, back to kindergarten.  Amazing how something so small and simple can transport you across the years that way.  It’s also something I’ve sung to all my babies, as I’m sure most of you have.  Aaaand I have a little niece who is quite…

Sweet Rewards

Another holiday is upon us, and I am all about using every opportunity as a teachable moment- even Valentine’s Day! I’m sharing how I use these “Sweet Rewards” over at Busy Mom’s Helper.  Click on over for an easy-peasy idea of the sweet and simple variety…because they are my favorite. 😉   &nbsp…

Children and Chores

This weekend I’m sharing a guest post for my friend, Keri, on her blog ONE MAMA’S DAILY DRAMA.  We all have our share of drama, don’t we? 😉  Head over and check out this idea on dealing with Children and Chores, that might make your day just a little bit easier!   &nbsp…

Don’t Tell the Others, but This One’s My Favorite

You’ve seen my hutch before, in other posts, and maybe on instagram (riggstownroad), but you’ve never been formally introduced. So… let me introduce you to my favorite piece of furniture.  Don’t tell the others. 😉 She was always beautiful, but she recently got a makeover, and now she just shines. ; Two things I loved about this girl, were the storage part and the display part.  The display part had a downside though.  It limited the storage.  I could only store things on those shelves if they were styled to my liking and coordinated with…

The Sock Basket

How are those resolutions coming along? My word for the year is ORGANIZE. True, it’s something I already like to do, but there are some areas around the house I can’t ever seem to stay on top of.  Hello, paper pile. I do like to organize in ways that are very easy to set up and maintain…and that look cute. 😉 I’m sharing an EASY organization tip today over at Busy Mom’s Helper. Join me there and leave a comment to share your favorite tips! &nbsp…

New Year, New Look, New Site

Yay!!!  I made the move to word press from blogger, and as you can tell, the new address for Riggstown Road is riggstownroad.com.  I chose to do it myself,  (well, me and Google!) so it’s a learning process which will continue as I add new features to the blog. I thought I would start the New Year, New Look, New Site with a look at some favorite posts from the past year. First, everyone’s favorite food post: This $1/1 Minute Salsa   and everyone’s favorite parenting post (and overall favorite!): Consequence Chart…

Kid-Friendly Christmas Cake-Topper

Just in time for Christmas Eve… If your little ones want to help you prepare something special in the kitchen this holiday season, here’s a fun and EASY way for them to do just that. Click on the link for the details over at Busy Mom’s Helper. And may you have a Wonderful Christmas…

20 Alternatives to TV for Kids!

Your hands are busily trying to finish dinner without burning it, it’s the baby’s fussy time, the phone is ringing, you have a long list of to-do’s, and your mind is occupied with all of these things, while your other kiddos whine that there is “nothing to doooooo.”  After a couple of rejected suggestions you may find yourself saying, “I don’t know…just do something!” Does this scenario sound familiar?  It may or may not be a composite of personal experience. 😉 In times like these, it…

Make Your Own Indian Corn – from Popcorn!

I had grand plans, y’all.  I’m kinda famous for ’em.  I see potential everywhere. Problem is, things don’t always turn out quite the way I envision them. Like the plans I had for this DIY Indian corn.  I had the coolest idea.  I knew just what I was going to do with it, and it was going to be the most adorable thing. Except that it didn’t work so well.  Very frustrating.  But then I remembered that the light bulb took a few tries to get right, too, right?  So I…