Day to Day Adventures

Why we are NOT homeschooling anymore

HomeschoolKim BrushComment

This year starting school didn’t include homeschooling for our family. After being in the trenches with my four kidos for 20 years it was a bit of a shock. Do you want to know why we would choose to NOT homeschool our youngest? Well, read on!

Over two decades ago this month, I sat nervously down with my oldest and we started our first phonics lessons. It was so foreign to me as a public school teacher to only have to keep one child’s attention. The subject matter was totally different as I had taught middle school and adults prior to that first day of Kindergarten in our home.

Spray Paint and Stenciling Colored Mason Jars for Fall Decor

Kim Brush3 Comments

It's no secret that Mason jars are my thing. They are so versatile in the kitchen and for crafts! Since summer is almost over, I realized that my sweet spring mason jar colors need to have a cozy fall update. To replace the soft pastels I want to share a new DIY that uses the spray paint technique that I detailed in my DIY Bless You Jar Tissue Dispenser post(so go check it out!) and add in some stenciling and maybe even burlap flowers!

DIY Bless You Mason Jar Tissue Dispenser

CraftsKim Brush13 Comments

I have a confession to make. Mason jars are my addiction. I can't NOT buy them at a garage sale. My daughter says that I have "jar" a problem. She's probably right.  Last summer I started up-cycling some of my "extra" jars (Translate: I had run out of space and needed to share some of the love with friends) into Bless You jar tissue dispensers!

So many Projects, so little time aka Week 3 of #the100dayproject

CraftsKim BrushComment

Time for creativity every day makes me SO happy. It is week 3 of #the100dayproject. This week was all over the board.  Rug making, vinyl projects, crocheting projects!

Sometimes my projects are gifts and sometimes they are for a post on the blog. 

But often they are just for my sanity. Who else does crafts to keep yourself from going crazy? It's my daily self-care. Even if it is only for 15 minutes--it works.

How to make a Pencil Holder for a Teacher Appreciation Gift

CraftsKim Brush4 Comments

Are you on the hunt for a great teacher appreciation gift?  Teacher Appreciation Day is May 8th!!!! So don’t wait too long to make these Pencil Holders for each of your child’s teachers. 

Not interested in making these yourself? 

The be sure you check out my Etsy page because you can order them from me! Blue Daisy Dreamer is my handmade craft design business so that is the name on my Etsy page.