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Beachfront Bargain DIY Makeover from room to room from Island Princess 215, Okaloosa Island, Florida

Okay, this week’s HGTV Beach Flip room project was interesting. The room challenge was to create a Bonus Room / Den / Office / Extra Sleeping Space. Wow, that is a tall order to fill. Especially, in a small beach house sized room. As usual, some of the rooms were really lovely; however, they all […]

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Beachfront Bargain DIY renovation from Island Princess 215

We’ve been on our own Beachfront Bargain Hunt for about 10 years now. While vacationing along the Alabama – Florida Gulf Coast for 20 years, we began dreaming of our own Beachfront Bargain. At first it was really just a dream and slowly, within the last few years, our dream became a bit more serious. Our […]

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Beach Cottage Renovation on a Budget from Island Princess 215

This week on HGTV Beach Flip, the couples moved into their living rooms for some big redesigns. At the moment, it looks like team Martha & Alex with their relaxed white on white beach style are the ones to beat. I especially like their white shiplap walls and the addition of wood beams. However, as […]

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Beach Bargain DIY Budget Kitchen Refresh from Island Princess 215

Are you watching the HGTV Beach Flip Series? This week, I’m continuing to play along with our own beach bargain renovation. Last Sunday, the Beach Flip couples ripped out their kitchens and did complete remodels. There were little bits and pieces I loved from each kitchen update (Especially the boat cleats as cabinet knobs. Working […]

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Real Life Beach Flip on a Budget from the Island Princess 215

 Welcome to our Beach Cottage Reno Sunday night, we watched the first episode of Beach Flip the HGTV series. (When I say we, I mean everyone in my family was forced to watch the first episode because I was in control of the TV viewing Sunday night.) I’ve been waiting for this series with great anticipation because I’m totally […]

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The Important Thing About My Daddy - Father's Day Poem from Kids: waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown The Important Thing About My Daddy Poem Homemade Father’s Day Gift from Children   Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown Why we love this book: This morning the kiddos and I began brainstorming Father’s Day […]

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How to Create a Fairy Garden with Your Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: In a Spring Garden Edited by Richard Lewis Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats How to Create a Fairy Garden with Kids Handmade Mother’s Day Gift by Kids DIY Stepping Stones by Kids Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: In a Spring Garden  Why we love this book: […]

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Mother's Day Stepping Stones DIY by Kids

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: In a Spring Garden Edited by Richard Lewis Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats Handmade Mother’s Day Gift by Kids DIY Stepping Stones by Kids    Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: In a Spring Garden  Why we love this book: This little gem of a book is […]

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Planting a Butterfly Garden with Children from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: The Seeds of the Milkweed Written & Illustrated by The Second Grade Students of East End Elementary DIY Backyard Butterfly House made with Window Screens Butterfly Garden Plants Butterfly Gardening with Children Monarch Butterflies Monarch Butterfly Plants  Build a Butterfly House in a Weekend! Last week, I […]

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Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: The Seeds of the Milkweed from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: The Seeds of the Milkweed Written & Illustrated by The Second Grade Students of East End Elementary DIY Backyard Butterfly House made with Window Screens Butterfly Garden Plants Monarch Butterflies Gardening with Children Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: The Seeds of the Milkweed Written & Illustrated by The […]

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Build A Water Fountain and Pond in Weekend - from waddleeahchaa.com

I’ve Fallen in Love with a Water Fountain! You know you’ve found true love when He skips all of the fluff gifts and gives you something He knows you really want. On Valentine’s Day, My Man of Steel walked into the house with a bouquet of grocery store flowers. (He knows I love flowers but […]

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Pocket Frog Cupcake Toppers: FREE printable from waddleeahchaa.com

Last week, MacGyver celebrated his 11th birthday at his annual river party! Moms how does this happen? How do our babies grow-up so fast and how can we stop it? I know, I know, I have to let him grow-up. But why? Really, tell me why! Okay, now that I’m over that emotional distress, let’s […]

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All About My Daddy FREE printable Father's Day Gift from waddleeahchaa.com

10 Favorite Father’s Day Gifts Last Father’s Day, I went on a search for Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Kids. I compiled my 10 Favorite Father’s Day Gifts in a Father’s Day post. I especially liked the questionnaire type ideas and my favorite was a simple typed version by Daffodile Design. However, I have two […]

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Daddy & Me Journal Father's Day Gift from Kids at waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: I Love You When . . . by Annie Baker How to Make a Daddy & Me Journal FREE printable: Daddy & Me Journal introduction note I Love You When . . . Father’s Day Poem Template Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: I Love You When . . […]

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He's Got the Whole World in His Hands another great Books for Kids GIVEAWAY from waddleeahchaa.com

We Have a WINNER selected by Rafflecopter and random.org You can view results on our original Post: Making a Family Tree Geography Project The Travel Game for Kids Congratulations Tara! Tara H May 19, 2014 at 7:08 am I love to eat eggs and grits for breakfast!  Contact us at our email: winner at waddleeahchaa […]

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10 Favorite Mother's Day Gifts and Activities from waddleeahchaa.com

Update – Now there are 11 Mother’s Day Gifts and Activities! Easy Mother’s Day Terrariums from waddleeahchaa.com fun and easy project for children a gift that will continue to grow and bring joy throughout the year step-by-step directions with photos Mommy & Me Journal from waddleeahchaa.com This Mother’s Day give yourself a gift! I have […]

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DIY Backyard Makeover: The Garden Shelf Project from waddleeahchaa.com

DIY Backyard Makeover: The Garden Shelf Project Apparently, I have relaxation issues. If I’m not tackling a project, I manage to quickly find one. Often no need for planning. I just dive right in. When we wrangled MacGyver’s recycled project chest out of our shed for his backyard science center, I also noticed a forgotten […]

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DIY Backyard Landscape Makeover: The Rose Arbor Project from waddleeahchaa.com

Spring Is In the Air – Let the Gardening Begin – At least That’s What I’m Telling Myself We’ve experienced an unusually cold and dreary winter here in the South Texas Hill Country. Spring continues to be such a tease with another blast of cold weather heaving itself upon us on Sunday. (I know if […]

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How to Make a Simple Stuffed Dinosaur: a kid friendly project from waddleeahchaa.com

One of my missions here at waddlee-ah-chaa is to highlight educational toys that inspire children to explore, create and think. A few weeks ago MacGyver reminded me of an important lesson. Simple art supplies (and free time to play and explore) are the best educational toys on the market! At the conclusion of homeschool each […]

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Valentine Party Ideas from waddleeahchaa.com

Once upon a time, I celebrated Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening. Well, well, well my children have totally co-opted Valentine’s Day. And I love it. They’ve been counting down the days and planning away for our family Valentines Celebration. Valentine’s Day has become a day truly focused on the ones we love. And the […]

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Valentines Cards - handmade activity for kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Each year we make handmade Valentine Cards for family and friends. Last Friday, I shared some of the ideas I have been collecting on pinterest with my kiddos. They picked their favorites and we began stitching away. We aren’t quite finished but I thought I’d show you a sample before Valentine’s Day has passed. Beware […]

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