a homemade afternoon...

this afternoon it felt good to kick off the flip flops,
put the terrible two year old down for a nap,
and dig into a project.

(supplies: foam, primer, spray paint, fabric, pom pom trim and a 5 gallon bucket)

let me tell you,
this project was one of my top favorite homemade projects.
and i can guarantee...there will be a lot more modified buckets to come.
(our ideas for these handy seat/storage containers are overflowing)

we will be keeping this pretty one in the back of the van.
i plan to load it with brand new coloring books,
colored pencils, a puzzle, a few toys, maybe even a small blanket.

then, we can pull it out to watch the cousin's baseball games
or steal a few things from it when we make an impromptu visit to a restaurant.
trust me....this baby will come in handy!

i love it when a project turns out better than i had hoped!
and i really love it when i'm inspired by another's project or idea.
so, it was a super good day when the people at blogfrog  told me about Home Made Simple.
it's a website full of helpful tips, recipes, organizing, crafts....
 Pesto Pasta Salad with Chicken     Yarn or Ribbon Dispenser    
    i feel like it's my favorite magazine plastered on the computer.
to say it's a fun way to be inspired is an understatement.
and you must...
head over to facebook and check out the Home Made Simple Marketplace
you are going to love me for introducing you to both!

now, do you want a chance to win this...

the girls at eighteen25 admire your creativity!  Share your favorite handmade creation with us and get entered to win a 300-page hardcover copy of the book,
“Home Made Simple: Fresh Ideas to Make Your Own”.

Three Ways for Readers to Enter   
Each entry requires a separate comment:
1.  Tell us about your favorite handmade creation. Attach a photo if you have one!
2.  Join Home Made Simple Marketplaceon Facebook, explore the fabulous finds and handmade items, then come back to share your favorites.
3.  Have handmade items or fabulous finds to sell?  Post them for sale with Home Made Simple Marketplacevia Oodleand tell us about it.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Home Made Simple. The opinions and text are all mine.

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