My Own, Unscientific, Attainable, Better-than-what-I-was-doing-before Fitness Challenge

My commitment to health and wellness in the New Yearhyphy:

1. One yoga class a week. (We have just moved down the street from a fabulous yoga studio, Yoga Blend, so this helps.)

2. One at-home cardio session a week. (Something as easy as this video from SparkPeople.com, just to start out with.)

3. One long walk with my kiddo a week.

4. One at-home Pinterest-y toning session a week OR one bike ride a week. (Like this. Or this. Or this.)

This commitment fits three very important requirements:

1. Variety (I get bored easily.)

2. Attainability (It’s just one of each!)

3. Accountability (I’ve put it on the Interwebs, so now you all have to hold me accountable!)

 

homemade play stove, fire engine red!

photoEvery once in a while, I get a bee in my bonnet to do something crafty. With this project, as is often the case these days, Pinterest was the catalyst, and my daughter was the beneficiary. She had been playing kitchen a lot, so I decided to make her a stove. I really wanted to make it from as few purchased/new materials as possible. I did pretty well; the only things I ended up buying were:

  • Red and silver spray paint
  • Brads (what a great name for an object)
  • Thin sheets of foam

Granted, I have a lot of existing supplies. I was also able to scrounge up some recyclables and such. Altogether, these items were:

  • One copy paper box
  • Duct Tape
  • Cardboard
  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Magnets
  • The clear plastic lid to a pack of notecards
  • Paint marker
  • Sharpie
  • Box cutter
  • Cutting surface

I’ll let the pictures tell the story. The short version is: cut, paint, glue, assemble, tape, draw, present, play!

raw materials, found

raw materials, found

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The door in progress

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door, finished

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raw materials, purchased, and trimmed into circles for burners

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Spray painting in progress. (Paint didn’t quite cover the markings on the box, but no one seems to mind.)

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Paint in progress, 2 – protecting the door

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BRADS

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Knobs

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Finished! (Perfect fit for Ikea play cookware too!)

Pretty happy camper.

Pretty happy camper.