Playhouse Makeover

Playhouse Makeover

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A year ago, Dan was on his way home and found an old playhouse on the curb. If you know us you would know that we would never pass this up.

He brought it home and quickly put it together. Franco was happy and played a little in it but as the months went by, he stopped going into it.

A year later it has been untouched but for me, I wasn’t ready give it up.

I did some research online and found so many playhouse makeovers. I had to do it. Even if this was the last year Franco plays with it.

I wanted the playhouse makeover to reflect Franco and his love for superheroes. I decided to do one of his favorites, Batman.

The before..

I unassembled the house and gave it a good power wash, crazy how much gunk was on there!

Unassembled and power washed..

Spray paint..

I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Satin colors. This paint stayed on the plastic the best and great coverage. The only gods color I did was for the door because it was the yellow I was looking for. Honestly, it didn’t go on well. I had to do multiple coats and it was streaky. I waited about an hour in between to apply a second coat.

Little additions..

There were some things missing so I had to get creative with things I already had. I added these vintage draw knobs and spray painted them black for the door handle.

Make Batman emblems all over.

My Cricut Maker came in handy for this project and made a bunch of Batman emblems. It added the final touch on the house.

More emblems around the house.

There used to be a phone hanging on the wall but since we never had it I stuck a flashlight in the holder.

Top part of inside the house was painted with chalkboard spray paint.

Assemble and play!

Overall, I spent about $70 on spray paint and it was worth it! In my opinion this is better than any store bought playhouse design.

Here are the colors I got for the playhouse and materials I needed.

Cheers to My Second Blogiversary!

Cheers to My Second Blogiversary!

I can’t believe it’s been two years Our Robins Nest Blog went live! This past year has been something I never thought would happen yet I got through with my creativity.

Because of is this outlet, I have been able to keep my mind busy and get through stressful times. Writing, crafting and art has always been my therapy and it really help me get through this year.

I am sharing my favorite blog posts from the past year.

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

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Father’s Day 2021 Gift Guide

I curated this gift guide for any father figure in your life! Most of these gifts I have already gotten for Dan and if he approves, that means it must be good.

Hydro Flask will keep dad’s drink hot or cold all day long no matter how distracted he gets.
Your loved one will appreciate you forever with Tushy’s portable bidets. Great for traveling and camping.
These shaving kits from Harry’s will be dad’s new best friend.
This Yeti cooler is great for parties, camping and trips to the beach.
The Pax 3 dual use cannabis vaporizer provides perfect flavor and vapor, long lasting battery, and a 10-year limited warranty.
For the survivalist, this Mystery Tackle Box subscription is perfect.
Anova Precsion Cooker provides the technique of low, slow water-bath simmering creates exceptionally fork-tender, mouthwatering meals. Designed to work with any pot in your kitchen, this sous-vide device heats and circulates water, cooking food evenly to a precise internal temperature for restaurant-quality results every time. Control cooking from your phone using the Anova Culinary app via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro: Six different modes ensure an ultra-reliable vacuum seal for all types of food
The Oura Ring combines advanced sensor technology and a minimal design with an easy-to-use mobile app to deliver precise, personalized health insights straight from the most reliable source: your body.
The 10-in-1 Flip Pillow transforms into a variety of positions to help with sleep, read, relax or watch TV in total comfort. It combines advanced sensor technology and a minimal design with an easy-to-use mobile app to deliver precise, personalized health insights straight from the most reliable source: your body.
Dad will fall in love with the most comfortable loungewear from Cozy Earth. Use code CE-NEST for 40% off your purchase

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Easy Copycat KFC’s Famous Bowl

Easy Copycat KFC’s Famous Bowl

Start of the busy week calls for an easy night’s meal. I made these copycat KFC’s Famous Bowl and they did not disappoint.

It was actually my first time making them and couldn’t believe what I was missing out on.

The secret to the delicious bowls was how I made the chicken. I made double so we can have it throughout the week as well.

How to make the chicken cutlets:

  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets (we are a dark meat family so we did 2 lbs of boneless chicken thighs)
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs (add more if needed.)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese together in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl add mayonnaise.

Lightly grease baking pan and pound your chicken. Spread Mayo on one side of the chicken and dip chicken in breadcrumb mixture. Once fully coated spread repeat on the other side of the chicken.

Bake chicken for about 20-25 minutes.

Now that you have your chicken, he is the easy part.

KFC copycat Famous Bowl:

  • 1 package of instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 jar of chicken gravy
  • 1 bag of cheddar shredded cheese

Make mashed potatoes according to package directions and heat up both corn and gravy.

Add mashed potatoes first into your bowl. Cut up your chicken into large cubes and add on top of potatoes. Next add your corn and cheese and top with loads of gravy.

How to Throw a Golden Girls Themed Party

How to Throw a Golden Girls Themed Party

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My favorite show of all time is The Golden Girls. I can recite the words to every episode and laugh like it was the first seeing them.

I think we can all agree that The Golden Girls are heartfelt and can give you a good giggle when needed.

A few years ago we threw this little Golden Girls themed birthday party and I plan to recreate it again. I am going to share how to throw a Golden Girls themed party with similar and new ideas.

I made sure to have palm tree and gold decorations including plates, table cloth, cutlery and balloons.
Tea cups and designer coffee cups are great decoration pieces (not just for drinking!)
I painted this Golden Girl piece at a paint and sip but this is a fun activity to do during the party. You provide the supplies everyone provides the creativity!
Straw toppers are great additions! We had these but in my Golden Girls free printables set you will get a bunch with some pretty funny quotes.
Cupcake and cake toppers of the girls heads are funny and the perfect addition to your cheesecake. These also come with my free printable set including an easy recipe for blueberry cheesecake!
There are so many Golden Girls themed games you will want to play all of them. I have this trivia game and whoever fills all of their cheesecake first wins.
If board games aren’t your thing I have created this super fun Pin The Toupee on Stan! this is included in my Free Golden Girl Game pack printables.
What’s a party without a cocktail? Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get access to this recipe printable and more in The Golden Girls party pack.

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