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DIY Faucet Extender

I’ve been looking around for a faucet extender, but hadn’t been able to find one locally.  My friend Laurie suggested I make one!  I got a flour scoop for $2.97 and Aaron did the rest.  He cut most of the handle off so it would fit, drilled a hole through what was left of the handle, and used a zip tie to attach it.  Super easy and 1/4 of the price of the real thing.  Now Jonah can stand on his little stool and actually wash his hands and brush his teeth at the sink.

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toddler-proofed

Today was the first full day that we had Jonah’s room and our bedroom opened up to him. It was a lot different spending time in rooms other than the living room. Now I feel bad that it took us this long to get the majority of the house toddler-proofed. I actually got to do some work at my computer in the office! There’s even room for Jonah to play next to me:

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One time when he was playing in his room, I went to check on him and found him “reading” by the window.

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I love that kid.

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Home Improvement

Remember that show?  Home Improvement?  I always hated it.

Anyway, we have been trying to come up with ways to make our tiny house more livable.  A big problem is that the living room was the only part of the house that was really toddler-proofed.  So yesterday while I was doing homework, Aaron was opening up more of the house to Jonah.  He can now go in the dining room area.  It’s not perfect, but it’s a big improvement.

Where the baby gate was before:


Dividing the living room (where I stood while taking the picture) and the dining room.  Very cluttered.


How it looks now:


There’s a small baby gate so he can’t get into the laundry room, and also one just to the right of the refrigerator, so he can’t get into the main part of the kitchen.

I’m really excited about my craft area.  It was cramped and cluttered before, and I couldn’t scoot out too much because I’d hit the kitchen table.

Before:

After:

Hopefully we’ll have more home improvement-type stuff to show soonish.

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