How To Make Two Ingredient Dollar Tree Slime

 My kids are huge arts and crafts lovers. The older ones are known for going on YouTube to and finding slime recipes that never really workout for them. That is when I decided to start researching slime and trying out different slime recipes. 

As a mom of 5, I don’t have all day to sit around and measure out slime (which I hate by the way) ingredients and I literally will not do that. So when searching for recipes, I looked for the cheapest ones that required the least amount of ingredients. I came across an online article about slime you can make with only ingredients from Dollar Tree and decided to try it out!



I ran out to Dollar Tree and picked up some cheap conditioner and corn starch. That is it people. You can add food coloring and sparkles or whatever you want, if you want. I had food coloring at home so decided not to buy anymore (why would I want extra of anything the kids can use to destroy stuff). I picked up the cheapest corn starch and Suave conditioner (I got green apple in hopes of good smelling slime), checked out and went home to see how it works. 

The first batch was a total disaster. The article I found had terrible measurements and it turned into a big sticky mess. So I decided to play around with it and see if I could figure out the right amount of ingredients to make this 2 ingredient Dollar Store slime a success. And guess what, it worked!!



So give it a try, promise your kids will love it. Oh, AND, get the good smelling conditioner. It literally makes the slime smell AMAZING! The slime is super soft too!

So now you are getting annoyed, just get to recipe. Am I right? LOL

Here you go!

SLIME RECIPE

– In a bowl mix
– 1 cup of conditioner 
– 2 cups of corn starch
– Once you have it all mixed, add a few drops of food coloring if desired. Since I used green apple conditioner, the color was already green and did not require any food coloring! 
And, it keeps well in a plastic bag or wrapped in plastic wrap.

Have fun friends!
-Laura 

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DIY Pinecone Ornaments

I hope I am not the only one out there with a toddler who keeps breaking every ornament on the tree! I decided that I was sick of buying ornaments and figured the kids would enjoy doing some fun crafts, so we made our own.

We already had all the supplies which made it really easy! We have pine trees so pinecones are never a short quantity around here.
You will need –
– Thin ribbon
– Hot glue gun
– Pinecones
– Glitter paint
Optional
– Table cloth

I sent the kids outside to get a bunch of pinecones while I laid out the table cloth (our table was super not cheap, so I always but the cheap $1 table clothes from Walmart to protect it). One that was done, I cute a bunch of 6″ ish pieces of ribbon and burnt the edge with a lighter to prevent fraying.

Once the pinecones were inside, I used the hot glue gun to loop the ribbon at the top of the pinecones. This easily creates a “hook” to hang the ornaments on my Christmas Tree. I used red ribbon which added a festive Christmasy effect to them that I love. The color you use is totally up to you though.

Next, I gave the kids the glitter glue (scary right?). They used their own creativity to give the pinecones some pretty effects. I did one “example” pinecone for them to see. The kids did some with all colors (red, green, gold and silver) and some with just a couple or only one. They all turned out really pretty.

Once the ornaments were dry, we hung them from out tree branches with our other ornaments. They are the perfect filler ornaments and give our home a really pretty pine tree effect. On top of that, the kids love that they made the ornaments themselves! I love being able to give them a chance to have some fun artwork to show off to their friends and family!

Let me know if you guys make them! I would love to see what your family creates.

-Laura

Bathroom Sink Upgrade

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dorel Living. All thoughts and opinions are my own**

When we bought our house, I knew right away that we were going to have a huge issue in the master bathroom. Why someone opted for a pedestal sink in a master bathroom mystifies me. So going into purchasing the home, we started looking at different sink and vanity options for a TINY bathroom.

That is the sink we were dealing with, for 3 LONG months. We finally found the perfect colored, sized and style of sink through Dorel Living. We opted on the Dorel Living Otum 36” Vanity! It took forever for us to settle on a size and style since we were working with such a limited space and wanted to upgrade the mirror to one that we already owned and matches our bedroom set. I was pretty dead set on a gray and Payton was pretty deadset on a dark brown (guess who won LOL)!

Removing the old sink was pretty effortless. Since it was just a pedestal sink, it eaily came up off of the flooring and detached from the wall. Our biggest issue was that the piping didn’t match up to the new sink so that required to buy a few extra supplies to hook it up. Still, it was very easy.

When our package arrived from Dorel Living, I was relieved to find that our vanity arrived assembled! Woo Hoo!!! I was super worried about having to put it together, I seriously lack patience in that area! 

It did not include the fixtures which was how we wanted it. This gave us the opportunity to get the vanity we wanted and match our fixtures to the shower. It would have been so difficult otherwise. We found the perfect sink fixtures and it ended up so beautiful. 

We were really happy to find that the color of the sink was EXACTLY what the photo showed on the Dorel Living website pictures! For us, that meant that is matched our mirror and bedroom perfectly. To have drawers, cabinets and counter space has been so life changing for our bathroom. Not only do we love our bathroom transformation, we know that it will help the resale value of the home! 

One downfall was that we did have to remove our towel rack and toilet paper roller. We did know that going into deciding to put in a vanity. We have a towel hook on the back of the bathroom door (for not, we plan to remove that and install barn doors) and still need to purchase a free standing toilet paper roll holder. For now we just set it on the back of the toilet!

Can’t wait to show you guys more projects that we are doing to the new house!

-Laura

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