Adult DIY, DIY Projects

How To Spray Paint A Vanity Stool

Spray painting is a great way to transform something old or boring, into something new and beautiful! You don’t have to be a pro artist either, anyone can do this DIY project. But it is important to take the necessary steps when spray painting anything.

The first time I tried my hand at spray painting, it was a tad disastrous! So, let’s recap the proper steps you need to take for a successful spray painting project. Continue reading “How To Spray Paint A Vanity Stool”

Adult DIY, DIY Projects, Kids, Kids & Parenting, Kids Crafts

DIY Back To School Supplies

Back to school

We’re half way through the summer holidays, and most of us are starting to put together our kids’ school supplies. So, why not consider a couple of fun DIY projects to do with your kids to get them excited about starting school? And let’s face it, a school supplies DIY project is not only fun, it can also save you a lot of cash! What with buying new school shoes, backpacks, uniforms, etc., it’s always nice to be able to save something here and there! I hope this list will inspire you and you too will have a go at trying some of them. Your kids will definitely enjoy doing these awesome crafts! Continue reading “DIY Back To School Supplies”

Adult DIY, DIY Projects

Spray Paint a Vase – Ikea Hack

Have you ever looked at a piece of decor in your house and thought “I can do something with this and make it look fabulous!”?. I do it all the time!

I love glass vases, but sometimes I just look at them and think – BORING! They’re plain, transparent, they need flair! And, who am I kidding? I’ll find any excise for a DIY project! So I went out and got a couple of spray paints (like one can wasn’t enough!) and went crazy.. See, when I have a project in mind I sometimes don’t read tutorials and I just learn as I go along. So, mistakes were made, I screwed up a perfectly good vase BUT I learned from it. And I’m going to share with you the mistakes I made (so you don’t make them!) and what you need to do to spray paint a vase perfectly. Continue reading “Spray Paint a Vase – Ikea Hack”

Adult DIY, DIY Projects

DIY Chore Chart

My son is of a certain age where he understands that he can earn money by doing his daily chores. Then, when he has enough money he can buy that special toy he’s been eyeing! I searched high and low for the perfect chore chart, and I found just the one! Continue reading “DIY Chore Chart”

Adult DIY, DIY Projects

Bedroom Wall Art

I talked in another post about doing something with bare walls (in your kids’ bedroom). This time I’m going to be sharing ideas for covering that boring wall in the main bedroom (most of the time it’s above the bed!). Continue reading “Bedroom Wall Art”

Adult DIY, DIY Projects

DIY Pouf

I love poufs! They make the prettiest living room accessory! So I went out in search of a cute, knitted pouf..

You know how much those things cost? €50! Hahahaha! €50! There’s no way I’m spending that much money on a pouf!

So I came home, actually contemplating if I should buy the ridiculously overpriced pouf.. Then I thought, I’ll just knit one myself! Why not, right? Wrong! See, I tried to knit before cos it looks so relaxing.. I started knitting a pillow cover once, now I have a knitted doll’s house carpet at best! So I moved on from that idea to an Ikea hack! Love Ikea, love love Ikea hacks! Continue reading “DIY Pouf”

About Me

The Woman Behind The Blog

Firstly, I’m a sucker for an organised space, checklists, schedules, routines and anything DIY. I will look in a drawer and instantly find a way to organise it, or at the very least, prettify it! Then, I will open the drawer every chance I get just to admire it’s organised glory (I’m not the only one who does this am I??). I love having my days planned out, or else I’ll just be all over the place, not sure what to do next. And DIY.. My oh my, so many random items fall victim of a DIY project!

I’m a perfectionist, that’s for sure. I also tend to procrastinate (which is where schedules come in!). But apart from being these things, I’m first and foremost a mummy of a gorgeous little boy!

They say life changes when you have kids. Boy are they right! Life becomes so much more beautiful, and hectic, and chaotic..

I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world! My family is the most important thing to me, and I’m always striving to keep my two guys happy.

I’m a stay at home mum, and an aspiring photographer. I love taking care of my home and my family, and I also adore photography. Apart from being a mummy (/nurse/teacher/confidant am I right?), I also write on this blog full time, and I’m working towards opening a photo studio (fingers crossed!)

The Mummy Life is all about, well, the mummy life! I talk about

  • Health & Fitness – Cos with all the running around, we need to remember to stay fit and healthy! (Get started here!)
  • Kids & Parenting – From getting pregnant to activities you can do with your kids (Get started here!)
  • Organisation – To keep your house (and your brain!) in order (Get started here!)
  • DIY – Anyone up for saving some money, and have fun doing it? (Get started here!)

Above all, I want to help every mum feel successful and proud in every effort we are doing to raise our little ones. We are all doing a perfect job, in our own unique way!

Let’s face it, we all face struggles here and there when it comes to parenting. Whether it’s getting a fussy eater to eat their vegetables, trying to discipline our children in a firm yet gentle manner, getting everything done when you feel like the day is just too short, keeping a budget for your family income, or just taking care of yourself, that’s where The Mummy Life comes in. Nothing about being a mum is predictable, but at least we can be prepared!

I want this to be a place where you, as a mum, can find comfort, and more importantly, answers!

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