I made a ping-pong table!

Good morning and Happy Canada Day!

This hot weather has me melting, but given the winter we just came out of, I hate to spend much time indoors.  I havemy patio all set up with a fan moving the air constantly, the Intex pool nearby and a FOLDING PING-PONG TABLE on the patio.

DIY ping pong table, ping pong table, folding ping pong table, backyard fun, backyard games

Yup, I built my own […]

2018-07-02T13:49:37-04:00July 1st, 2018|BUILD IT, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|0 Comments

Cottage Games / Camping Games

Do any/many of you head to a cottage or go camping in the summer?

We rent a cottage with friends each year and spend a week by the beach “Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool…” (Fresh Prince style). We load our cars to maximum capacity – so much so that the kids are usually bent into some awkward Twister position and my knees are up around my chest trying to fit one last thing in.

Granted, an ice cream maker isn’t […]

2018-07-02T13:53:35-04:00June 25th, 2018|GAMES / FUN, KIDS|0 Comments

One-Man Ping-Pong

We have had so much fun with our one-man ping-pong that I had to share the build so you could have fun with your family as well.

First off I want to say that I am the reigning champion of mini ping-pong / one-man ping-pong.  I only built our game last Monday, so I’m sure I’ll blow my record out of the water as I practice, but the family scores are currently:

2018-06-18T13:38:18-04:00June 16th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|1 Comment

Before & After – Lego Table

This Lego table / Lego storage project took a long time.

Normally, I would have whipped out a nightstand in a day or two, but this one was well over a week – mostly because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it.

This […]

Candy Bar / Candy Buffet

My girls have danced around the house all weekend reminding me that there are only “9 days left of school”.

At this point, actually learning anything is mute – it’s all about treat days and field trips to celebrate the end of another school year…. essentially a month-long party with a bit of math squeezed in.

Last week Madison had “Candy Day” at school.

I’m not sure why her teachers thought that jacking thirty 11 year-olds full of sugar was a good idea, […]

Outdoor Summer Games – Tic Tac Toe

I will admit that there are a LOT of pins with ideas for creating tic tac toe boards in fun and unusual ways.  Ladybug and frog rocks, chalk paint and frisbees on the lawn, paper plates in hotel rooms – there’s even a version of tic tac toe with lego.  It’s an easy game for any age and one that can be played just about anywhere.

Having written that, I do have a new, unique take on this fun, outdoor summer […]

2018-06-18T13:39:26-04:00June 17th, 2017|GAMES / FUN, KIDS|0 Comments

American Girl Doll Treehouse / Beach house

Build an American Girl Doll (or other 18″ doll) DIY dollhouse / DIY treehouse to keep the imagination going outside.

[Updated 09/07/17:  I am including some build plans in this post]

Our friend Jeannie is turning 8 shortly.  She is my youngest’s best friend and her parents are our best friends – so when a birthday allows me a little DIY love, I’m all over it!

I had a few parameters that I tried to stick to when building this American Girl […]

2018-06-18T13:39:35-04:00March 11th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|43 Comments
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