leatherette leggings.

i have found a new obsession for my fall wardrobe . . .
i am always on the hunt for fashion forward looks that are equal parts comfort & style.
in my opinion. for busy everyday living. it is crucial to feel at ease in your fashions.
to know that you look great. & feel great. is just the best.

well. ladies. i have a treat for you. 
the hue leatherette leggings at nordstroms have nailed this just beautifully.
these stretchy faux leather leggings are impossibly comfy.
and if i do say so myself . . .
totally on trend for fall fashions.

they are the perfect mix of downtown cool meets rocker edgy meets chic glam.
take a peak.

they look fab with heels. & equally as chic with flats.
the easiest pant to dress up or down this fall & winter season. 

i love these hue leggings so much that i snatched up both a black & a brown pair.
and i can hardly wait to style them in so many different ways.
a sleek tunic. an oversized sweater. a feminine blouse.
the options are endless. 

oh. and the best part. these are totally a steal.
at the bargain price of 48 dollars . . . you just can't beat it. 
snag yours here before they are all gone! 

fifteen months.

oh to be fifteen months . . .
where all you need is a wagon. a hose. & room to play.

just love that barefooted. sandy bottomed. silly little babe of mine. 

his kinda day.

little mister's kinda days are super simple. 
it doesn't take much to make a 14 month old boy an extraordinarily happy boy. 
his days are filled to the brim with love. giggles. & slobbery kisses.
just give him a whole day at home. 
jam packed with teepees. trucks. tickles. & tumbles . . .
and well. he we couldn't ask for much more. 

fourteen.months.old.kinda.days are totally terrific. 

diy magnetic board.

i love the idea of a magnetic board in a playroom.
it is just so much fun. & really stinkin cute.
it provides great entertainment. imagination stimulation. & a bit of education. too.

i had been on the hunt for the perfect one . . . but just could not find it.
i wanted it to be extra big. and to order an extra big one costs extra big bucks. 
so. i decided that we could just make our most perfect magnetic board.
& it turned out exactly as i had hoped it would. 

our board is a whoppin' four feet by six feet.
& the entire board cost less than 100 dollars to build.
{thats a steal compared to the options i found online}
the kicker is that it only took one weekend to make. 
{thanks to a super handy dad}

first things first. 
we got a piece of sheet metal cut to the size we wanted.

next. we used liquid nails to adhere the sheet metal to a piece of plywood.
{you want the plywood & sheet metal to be the same size}
using clamps to hold the pieces together . . . let the glue dry overnight. 

pick up some trim molding from home depot to use for your framing.
paint it the color of your choosing. i chose glossy black. per usual. 
adhere the trim to the sheet metal using liquid nails. 

after the board & trim have completely dried
it is time to hang your board.
keep in mind that the board is very heavy.
you will definitely want to make sure you affix it well. 

then voila!
you have your very own magnetic board. 

accessorize your board with age appropriate magnets & watch the fun begin. 
i chose to use wooden animals. letters. & dinosaurs. 
they are super cute & big enough that they won't fit in patrick's mouth. 

all of the animals have really sparked patrick's curiosity.
he loves to point at each of them so we can tell him their names.
he also loves to try to take the magnets off & put them back on again.
it is really fun to watch him explore his great big new toy. 

we always knew magnetic boards were way fun . . .
but who knew they were so easy to make?!

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