The Daily B

Storytelling and Misadventures

January 28, 2021

DIY: homemade play dough

. The high temperature crept back up to 110 on Monday, so I was desperate to find some fun indoor activities to keep us all busy (and sane). One of my favorite standbys is play dough. It only takes about 15 minutes to make, it...

January 28, 2021

B’s 3rd birthday gift (sneak peek)

. I've been working on another fun upcycling project for B's birthday. Here's a glimpse: I'll be ready to unveil the whole thing next week...

January 28, 2021

DIY Barbie clothes

Had you asked me a few months ago whether I thought I'd ever have the desire to sew Barbie clothes, I would have laughed. Actually, nevermind. A few months ago we didn't even own Barbies, so I would have just given you a dumb look. But...

January 28, 2021

B’s Room: Before & After

. Another room complete, and I'm proud to say this one was our cheapest design yet. Total cost came in at $176. For B, we just wanted to give the room a little switcheroo and make it more fitting of her vibrant personality. We already...

January 28, 2021

Easy Upcycle: Magazine Rack to Doll Crib

.I've been on the lookout for a little bed for B's dolls to sleep in. This week, we took a stroll through a local thrift store, and this caught my eye:The tag said it was a magazine rack, but it looked to me like the...

January 28, 2021

B & Miles’ Play Area

I've always loved the idea of play rooms that are centrally located in a house. It creates a sense of togetherness, while maintaining boundaries between the kid space and adult space. The only trouble with centrally located playrooms is that you have to look...