Category: Fort Birthday How to

Blog How to DIY a toy weed trimmer using recycled materials

How to DIY a toy weed trimmer using recycled materials

Reuse Reduce and Recycle My twins broke their tent during some over-enthusiastic play. I couldn’t bring myself to throw away the poplar tent poles and plastic connectors. Inspiration struck this week on how to give these items new life and keep them out of the landfill. My boys adore all things to do with lawn …

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Blog The poop on potty training and pool time

The poop on potty training and pool time

When the Poop hits the pool – swimming with a potty training toddler We are dedicated to our twins learning to swim and are spending as much time in our pool as possible this summer. The inevitable fallout of this is pool pooping. No one wants to talk about this because the idea of swimming …

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Blog Big Potty, Little Seat – Installing a Toilet lid with a hidden kids potty

Big Potty, Little Seat – Installing a Toilet lid with a hidden kids potty

Any thing that makes Toilet Training Twins Easier is worth Doing. I spent about 8 minutes yesterday installing this awesome toilet seat with a hidden kids potty built into the lid. I love that it is hidden, stable, and my twins can’t take it off and play with it…. cause EWWWWW. This is a follow …

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Blog DIY Blackout Shades for sliding doors, quick and easy

DIY Blackout Shades for sliding doors, quick and easy

Early Sunrise Sucks Now that I can sleep in The days are going to keep getting longer for another month and my toddlers have no idea. I triple wrapped the window in their room with blackout shades when they came home from the hospital. I’ve got no room in my life for early-bird twin two …

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Blog Gear Guide for Road Tripping with Twins

Gear Guide for Road Tripping with Twins

The best that can be said about Road Tripping with Two Year Old Twins is that You Are Road Tripping with 2 Year Old Twins. This is Road Tripping with Twins: Part 2 – I actually bought these things – Part One here. Here is my list of things I already owned or acquired that ACTUALLY made …

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Blog What is a Box Rivet, Anyway? cardboard life

What is a Box Rivet, Anyway? cardboard life

You’ve heard me talk about Mr. McGroovy’s Box Rivets now a couple times here and on Fort Birthday’s Instagram and Facebook. But what are they anyway? The secret to cardboard box for excellence. Mr. McGroovy’s sent me a box of Box Rivets to help keep Fort Birthday standing as long as possible, AND my instagram …

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Blog DIY a Toddler Rope Railing

DIY a Toddler Rope Railing

NO HELP, Momma! The twins are turning two and have entered the “I WANNA DO IT MYSELF. NO HELP, MOMMA.” stage, but they are still too short to reach the railing on the stairs. This caused more than a few battles until I DIY’d a quick and easy solution: lower the railing. I didn’t want …

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Blog Don’t live with that light fixture you hate.

Don’t live with that light fixture you hate.

You don’t have to live with a light fixture you hate After 2 years of living in our new house I finally was fed up with the giant ugly chandelier that hung in the dining room. We dithered around making a decision on replacing it because we couldn’t agree on how we are going to …

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Blog Fixing Holes – Nap Time DIY

Fixing Holes – Nap Time DIY

Getting work done during Nap Time Skip down to the second heading to get right to the HOW-TO Finding time to DIY when you have toddlers is tricky. My day gets divided up into four types of time. 1)before boys wake up – ugh, don’t even talk to me I’m not getting anything done except …

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