How We Keep Our Memories Safe and Organized

How We Keep Our Memories Safe and Organized

This a post about saving our most cherished memories, flash drives and even…fireproof safes.

Imagine a natural destruction hitting your home – knock on wood (maybe I should have said “hello” first lol – bare with me though).  As you run away, what item will you chose to save when you only have seconds to get out of the door? I assume we all, will try to save our beloved humans and pets but, besides living souls, what is the most important item/possession, you will try to save if you can?

Is it money? Books? Your phone or/and laptop? If you were to think about it now, what would you say is the ONE possession you cherish above all?

I have put some thought to this and I will tell you what my most important, cherished and must-have-forever possession is:

Memories.

Read on the simple way to organize and store away safely, your memories. And how to make sure you will know exactly what is saved and where!

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DIY Wooden Toy Blocks

DIY Wooden Toy Blocks

I have a recent addiction: the compound miter saw.  Seriously.  It was love at first use and ever since, I found all sorts of excuses to use it more. Excuse no 1: DIY wooden toy blocks for our daughter. Cubes, rectangles, pyramids and cylinders. (No bridges; this is an one-tool-DIY and bridges require two tools.)

I made a battlement, though.

Check out how to make your own wooden building blocks for crafts and toys. Plus, three four tips for making your cubes and pyramids perfectly smooth without crazy amounts of sanding.

Yes, that’s right: minimal sanding! And smooth, factory worthy blocks. 😉

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Adorable Cut & Dress Up Unisex Doll

Adorable Cut & Dress Up Unisex Doll

 

So adorable! Tutorial for a cut and dress up doll by TwoPlusCute

Make an adorable, cut & dress-up, unisex doll, that stands on its own (and is sturdy enough to hold actual jewelry), using a pizza box.

Do you remember those dress up dolls we were cutting off of paper and had all sorts of cute outfits? They were pretty and elaborately designed but were not very sturdy and consequently, they didn’t last long. I made a much sturdier and larger version for The Cute – and didn’t cost a thing!

Read on for the tutorial, plus 6 ideas for learning activities using this cute dress up doll.

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Happy Birthday: The Cute turned 3!

 

The Cute had her 3rd birthday, by TwoPlusCute

Our baby daughter (The Cute) turned 3 years old last week and I report that the party was a success and everything went smoothly. And I didn’t starve the guests – though a few of them brought extra food; just in case.

It is kind of a tradition for us to make a post on The Cute’s birthday but this time, I will share how I “used” my child to get through the Greek public sector.

Repeatedly if I may add – and I would do it again in a heartbeat. (Post includes EPIC Spanish video.)

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4 Learn How to Read Activities

4 Learning How to Read Activities for toddlers by TwoPlusCute

Last Wednesday, I told you how I came up with an idea to use our personalized chalk board for a “learn to read” game. That one idea produced two more and then, The Cute came up with the fourth idea.

Pen and paper work just fine but, the magnetic letters add a tactile dimension to the learning games – besides the visual and the auditory (from spelling out loud the letters and the formed words).

Without further ado, Wednesday’s mini post is about 4 learning activities inspired by a small DIY.

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Personalizing our Toy Chalkboard

 

Personalized Magnetic Board and a Game by TwoPlusCute

We have this nice double surface board from Melissa & Doug but the primary colors didn’t really do it for me. And I do not know why but, lately I have this urge to personalize everything generic and make it “ours”. So, I grabbed the board and turned it into a kitchen menu board for The Cute’s play kitchen.

Since I have a ton of paint from my super sample haul in December, I picked a pink (front side), a hot pink (side…sides) and a soft green can (for the back side) and went to work.

Begone primary colors!

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DIY Bookcase Ledges for our Nursery

DIY Bookcase Ledges for our Nursery

Bookshelf ledges by TwoPlusCute header

In our nursery, the book situation was a little…blah. For the longest time we used a basic – so basic it was ugly – cabinet that I came to regret the 20 dollars it costed. If you don’t like an item, even 10 cents are too many.

Enter the DIY bookcase ledges. A project so simple that I was bound to make it difficult.

For one, I nailed the 5 ledges twice. Because the first time, even with my painstaking attention to detail, my brain was – apparently – in a completely different dimension than the rest of me and so, I nailed every.single.ledge, wrong.

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