DIY Toddler Headboard with Foamology




My daughter, Brooklyn, is terribly girly. She loves all things pink and anything to do with Princesses and Minnie Mouse. She has been sleeping in her toddler bed for a few months now and I thought it would be fun to dress it up for her. I thought a new headboard would be perfect, and I'm thrilled with the way this project turned out.

This project was incredibly easy because I used a brand new product called Foamology! I used the Pokeadot Foam and it really helped make this project simple and perfect for a headboard.


I started with the foam, some beads, and some pink silky fabric. I wanted it to look like a Princess bed and I thought the shimmery fabric would be perfect. I measured the headboard and realized that I would need a little bit more foam. I simply got another piece of foam and cut the length I needed. It was really easy to cut using scissors. I was actually surprised at how simple it was.


A little hot glue was all it took to stick it to the main piece of foam. 



I laid the fabric over the foam and centered it.


This next part was so much easier than I thought it would be. All I did was poke the fabric through the pre-cut holes in the foam. I made sure to poke it all the way through the back of the foam until I could see the fabric coming out the back.



Once all of the fabric was poked through the holes, I took the paper off the back and wrapped the fabric like a present. You can watch how easy it is to do here.

I wanted to put some cute beads in each of the holes to dress it up a little. Although the beads would have stayed by just pushing them in, I knew Brooklyn would be tempted to play with them. I decided to sew them to the fabric. It only took a few minutes and the bead were secured so I knew she wouldn't be able to pull them out while she laid in bed at night. 



Now my headboard was done! Yay! 


To put it on the bed, I just removed the paper backing and stuck it to the frame. Simple as that! 





I love it and so does Brooklyn. The Foamology foam was so easy to use and this video was easy to follow.

You can follow Foamology on Facebook or Fairfield World on Pinterest to see lots of great ideas. I have a whole list of things I would love to do with this foam, especially since it is so easy to work with. 

The best part is that you can save 25% off of foamology products by using the promo code 14FOAM25 when you checkout at www.foamology101.com. Now you can get started on your own project!

I would love to know what you would use this foam for! Tell me in the comments some of your great ideas!




(This post is a sponsored post and House of Sprinkles was compensated for testing this new product. The opinions and experiences with the product are our own.)

Living Spaces



'Welcome' to our living room, hope you enjoy your stay.

Old boyfriend jeans, crisp white shirt, black blazer, diamonds & pop of color.  This is not the pairings for an outfit, but inspiration for our living room.  When we were deciding the elements for our room I literally would print pictures off the computer and tape them to the walls and fireplace to try and get a clearer vision.  I relate to the commercial where the elderly lady literally pins her vacation pictures to her wall...so funny!  We wanted a modern yet elegant feel, and had to work with some pieces that we already had, money was an issue. 


Old brown mirror from Wal-Mart that I painted with acrylic paint to add color and vintage appeal.

Resurrection
Pop of color and flowers for the mantle.
My wish for above the fireplace is this photo depicting Jesus Christ, by photographer Mark Mabry. Reflections Of Christ


Colorful throw, found at Nordstrom's, that brings together the turquoise, yellow and grey.

Love anything with an x-frame!
We added this buffet for 'something old' appeal, it helps bring character to the room while grounding it also.  For it to function as a media unit we cut out one of the back panels to put the electronics and cords out of sight.

Chairs, Buffet, Lamps & Greenery from Furniture Row.  Rug from Rugsusa.com.

We already had this black leather couch, but if I could I would replace the 'black blazer' for a distressed leather jacket! 

My wish couch, so comfy!!  (from Restoration Hardware)

Now, I'm contemplating on painting the walls navy.  I've seen a lot of rooms with this color and really love it...




Chili's Copycat Roasted Corn Guacamole



When my in-laws came up to visit in January we went out to dinner. We ended up at Chili's since most of the restaurants were packed that night. I love Chili's chips and salsa, so my mother-in-law and I ordered the chips and salsa with the roasted corn guacamole. It was AMAZING! I pretty much ate all of it and didn't really share. Sorry about that. Well, kinda sorry. It was delicious. I've been craving it ever since!

I decided to try and make it at home and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. The smoke flavor really adds to it, and paired with the sweetness of the corn - it's a winner.

Roasted Corn Guacamole

5 Avocados
1/2 cup Pico de Gallo
1 cup corn (3 ears)
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


Grill the corn until blackened on each side. Let cool and then cut off the husk. If you don't have access to a grill or it is cold outside, you can cut the corn off the ear and broil it in the oven.

Halve avocados and remove the pit. Dice the avocado while in the skin and then scoop out with a spoon.

Mix the avocados, corn, Pico de Gallo, lime juice, liquid smoke, and cumin in a medium bowl. Add salt to taste. You can also add more cilantro if desired.

Enjoy!


Mint Polka Dots

I am in no way a fashion expert, but I do like clothes. What girl doesn't, right?  This is one of my favorite Spring/Summer outfits and I thought I would share it with you. It's comfortable enough to wear everyday, but cute enough to wear out on a date.





The top is also cute paired with white pants or shorts and the blush pants go great with pretty much anything! The shoes are classic wedges that can dress up any outfit. What is your favorite Spring/Summer outfit?

Top: The Jean Girl - Here
Pants: The Jean Girl - Here
Shoes: Maurices - Here


My Favorite LDS Books for Kiddos

I'm always on the lookout for books that I can take to church to keep my kids busy and keep them learning. I know there are lots of great books out there and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you. 



I'm starting with my kids' favorite book, a little gem I found and almost didn't buy. Man am I glad I did! This book is very well used and is often fought over during Sacrament meeting. The pages are filled with flaps that keep little fingers busy, and each page has a letter associated with something from the Book of Mormon. This book is a keeper and one I will probably give as gifts. It's a must have with little kids.

The board book Beautiful Savior is a great book for Sacrament meeting. The pictures by Greg Olsen are gorgeous and the book invites the spirit. I try and read this book to my kids while the Sacrament is being passed so we can focus on the Savior. 

We love the "My First Book of Mormon Stories" books and all of the books in the series. We use these for FHE a lot as well. I like the board book version because little fingers can't tear the pages, but they have them in paperback for older kids.


This book is a classic and I love the message of it. It comes in both board books and hardback. We have both! This book is one my favorites to read to my kids.


Along with You Are Special, You Are Mine is also a great book by Max Lucado. We have both the board book and the hardback of this book and I stick the hardback in our church bag regularly.


The next two books are books with beautiful pictures of Christ. I love to read them to my kids, but I don't normally take them to church with us, only because they are larger and don't fit very well in my church bag. They are good to have around for reading on Sundays and for FHE. If you have older kids, they would be a good book for them to read on their own.



This next book has been on my wish list and will probably be the next book I buy for my kids. It has flaps to keep them entertained and it teaches them how to be reverent in church. Yes, please!


What are your favorite church books for kids? I am always looking for new ideas and would love to hear some of yours!



Thrift Store Find - Chess Pieces (After)



Remember this post about our thrift store find? You were all super curious what we were going to do with them and we had to show you how cute they turned out! 


They look so fun in all of the bright colors we found and the spray paint covered amazing. 


Now that you have seen them in all of the fun colors, what should we do with them now? Any ideas?