Category Archives: DIY

Laundry Goals: 8 Tips and Tricks to keep you on Top of that Laundry Pile

February 18, 2017

Laundry Tips with Armelle Blog and Persil Pro Clean at Target

Laundry Tips with Armelle Blog and Persil Pro Clean at Target

This is sponsored advertising content from Persil ProClean. The opinions stated are my own.

Anyone else feel like they need a laundry intervention?  Yep.  Me too!  As a busy mom of three, it  always seems like it is a struggle to keep up on the laundry!  Just when I have things figured out, we get really busy, or go out of town, and the laundry just piles up!  This is where I’d insert the monkey covering his face emoji!  The struggle is real!  Or in my case, the laundry pile!

Kids Throwing Laundry

I’m partnering with Persil ProClean today to share with you a few of my laundry goals, and tips to help keep up on laundry.  And, did you know you can find Persil ProClean at Target now? I’m loving their Sensitive Skin Power Liquid formula.  My skin can be a little sensitive, so I typically try to buy the dye-free sensitive formulas for my kids as well.  I’ve tried several dye-free, perfume-free sensitive skin detergent options, but they didn’t seem to get my clothes as clean, and my whites bright, but Persil ProClean has really done a great job on getting my clothes really clean, and stay bright (especially my workout clothes, ya know what I mean?).

Laundry Room Home Decor Ideas Target

I have a few laundry goals, and tips I wanted to share with you if you are feeling that laundry dread like I was.  I’m hoping to keep implementing these into our home to help laundry time not be the worst time of the week anymore.

Be sure to read more to see all my laundry goals and tips!


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DIY // Five Minute XOXO Valentine’s Day Art for the Home

February 11, 2016

DIY Home Decor Valentine Art

DIY Home Decor Valentine Art

Adding a little homemade detail to your Valentine’s Day decor doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating.  This Valentine’s Day Art takes less than 5 minutes, and is a great way to add some Valentine festivities to your Home Decor.

Placing extra touches of love around your home creates some excitement and helps to share the love.  As long as you can cross your X’s and circle your O’s than you can create this DIY work of art!   It is simple to make, and you can get creative as you want with the color combos,  I loved this color combo from the Acrylic Paint Set form the Hand Made Modern Brand from Target.

Valentine DIY Art Supplies
You will need to gather some supplies:-

Target Hand Made Modern Acrylic Paint Set

Step One
Decide on your colors and what order you want them to go.

Step Two
Place the Art Paper under the mat, and secure it with tape.  Keep the spacing in mind so that you have enough room.

Step by Step Instructions for Valentine's Day DIY Art

Step by Step Instructions for Valentine's Day DIY Art via Armelle Blog

Step by Step Instructions for Valentine's Day DIY Art via Armelle Blog
Step Three
Paint your X’s and O’s

Step by Step Instructions for Valentine's Day DIY Art via Armelle Blog
Step Four
Allow to dry and place in a frame.
Set up in your home, and share the love!

DIY Home Decor Valentine Art
This would be great hung on a wall in a big huge frame, or set aside some tabletop Valentine’s Day decorations. You really can make it to any size you wish to fit your needs!

Well, there you have it!  As easy as painting some X’s and O’s, but makes a big statement!

I love adding a few touches of holiday decor around the house to help get me into the Holiday Spirit, and this DIY is so simple, anyone could be an artist!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

All photos by me.

Minted // Non-Candy Classroom Valentines

February 10, 2016

Rubik's Cube Classroom Valentine's Day Cards

Rubik's Cube Classroom Valentine's Day Cards

With Class Valentine’s Day Parties just around the corner, I wanted to share with you some ideas for some Non-Candy Classroom Valentine’s that my kids are giving out this year.  I knew it would be a busy time of the year, so this year I decided to make it easy and order them from Minted.  Minted has such a cute selection of Classroom Valentine’s, and you can come up with so many ideas on what to pair them with.

Here are a few things I paired up with the Minted Classroom Valentine’s for my kids.

Rubik's Cube Classroom Valentine's Day Cards

I love the Geo Heart Foil Valentine Card by Ana Sharpe.  My favorite part about this Minted Card was that I was able to customize it to what I needed, and change the font to my liking.  I ended up putting, “I think You’re Brilliant!”  on the card.  I thought that was a cute card to add a little mini Rubik’s cube (puzzle cube favor) that I found at Zurcher’s Party store.  My little Norah is so excited to give them out to her class!

Non-Candy Minted Classroom Valentine's Day Cards

Ezra my third grader is quite the little sports lover.  He loves Football, so this “All Star” Valentine from Minted was the perfect option!  We paired it with a little mini football bouncy ball for his classmates.  I loved the optional print on the back side of the card too.  It was fun to customize each card with little details.

Non-Candy Minted Classroom Valentine's Day Cards

Soccer Ball Valentine's Day Cards

My little Thomas is a pre-schooler, and he is becoming quite the soccer fan.  I loved these For Kicks classroom Valentine’s from Minted that say “I get a KICK out of You!”  I found some cute soccer ball hacky sacks at Zurcher’s Party store that were perfect to pair with the little soccer ball Valentine’s.

Soccer Ball Valentine's Day Cards

I absolutely loved all the options that Minted had for Classroom Valentine’s, and it was so nice and convenient to customize and order them!

Happy “Class” Valentine’s!