With fall/winter in full swing, families everywhere are preparing for cooler weather by performing small, but needed updates on their homes.


*October – April* – Home Improvement – For the next six months, Mommy of Two Little Monkeys will be featuring updates to make in your bedroom, children’s bathroom, living room, children’s playroom, kitchen, and more.

*Sponsors – If you have a product that you would like to submit for our Home Makeover Series, please email us! amanda@mommyoftwolittlemonkeys.com

Here are just a few of the companies that we will be featuring!

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The Latest in our Home Improvement Makeover…

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Posted on Sep 24th, 2014 - By Amanda - 213 Comments

This post was sponsored through our partnership with Trane. All thoughts are my own. Since becoming a homeowner, almost 6 years ago, I've learned…

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Creating an Outdoor Oasis at Pier 1 Imports #Pier1OutdoorParty #Sponsored #MC

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014 - By Amanda - 57 Comments

This post is sponsored by Mom Central Consulting (#MC) & Pier 1 Imports. All thoughts are my own. Outdoor parties are one of my absolute…

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21 Fun & Easy 4th of July Crafts

Posted on Jun 4th, 2014 - By Amanda - 2 Comments

Decorate your home for the holidays with any of these fun & easy 4th of July crafts! This adorable flower centerpiece is an essential to your…

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How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home #HealthierHome

Posted on May 27th, 2014 - By Amanda - 10 Comments

I am a Filtrete Brand blogger ambassador and was compensated for this post, but all opinions and selection of additional products used in this…

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Our Backyard Renovation – The New Deck is Going Up!

Posted on May 7th, 2014 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

Do you ever jump into a home project and wonder what you got yourself into? Our deck removal and new addition has turned into almost a 3 week…

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Simple Solutions to Organize Your Life from Post-it Products

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014 - By Amanda - 43 Comments

This post was sponsored by Post-it Brand. All thoughts are my own. As part of our Spring Cleaning efforts, organizing the kitchen was at the top…

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Every Mother Needs This In Their Home! – Our Spring Cleaning Update

Posted on Apr 24th, 2014 - By Amanda - 23 Comments

Spring cleaning takes motivation, organization, patience and lots of time. Spring Cleaning also takes the right tools and products to get the job…

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Our Backyard Renovation – Deck Demolition Underway!

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2014 - By Amanda - 3 Comments

We are getting down and dirty this week at my house! We moved into this house back in 2008 and we were told it was a matter of time before having to…

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Our Deck Makeover and Tips for a Great Spring Lawn! TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes

Posted on Apr 11th, 2014 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for TruGreen. I received a promotional item as a thank you for…

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Spring Cleaning Wishlist from Kohls

Posted on Apr 1st, 2014 - By Amanda - 23 Comments

This post was sponsored by Kohls. All thoughts are my own. I recently wrote about the things that we are doing to help make our home healthier for…

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Healthier Home Spring Cleaning Checklist #HealthierHome

Posted on Mar 31st, 2014 - By Amanda - 18 Comments

This post was sponsored by Filtrete Brand. Spring is officially here and if your house is looking a little bit like mine, you will understand the…

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How to Make a Paper Wreath – Paper Dahlia Wreath Tutorial

Posted on Feb 18th, 2014 - By Amanda - 13 Comments

The weather is soaring into the 60’s this week and it is giving me the itch to get our house ready for Spring. The first change in our house is…

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Valentines Day Burlap Banner with Hearts

Posted on Feb 4th, 2014 - By Christina - 2 Comments

Hang a little love in your house this Valentine’s Day with a Burlap Valentine’s Day Banner. With a few simple materials, and a crafty hand you…

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Easy Hardwood Flooring Care Tips

Posted on Jan 14th, 2014 - By Amanda - 1 Comment

There’s no arguing the fact that hardwood flooring adds immense beauty to any home. Hardwood flooring is durable, timeless, and relatively easy to…

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Disney Crafts for Children – Savings Jar

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2014 - By Amanda - 2 Comments

I’m not a crafty person but this Disney savings jar sure makes me look like one! I’m the typical Pinterest user, pinning every recipe, craft…

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13 Ways to Reuse Kitchen Items

13 Ways to Reuse Kitchen Items

Posted on Jan 1st, 2014 - By Amanda - 1 Comment

Think twice before throwing out used kitchen items. With these ways to reuse kitchen items, old containers, bags, foil, dishes and other kitchen…

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3 Types of Window Treatments that are Safe for Children

Posted on Nov 20th, 2013 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

The safety of their children is often one of the most thought-about concerns of parents. Whether it is choosing the safest vehicle, the safest area…

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Celebrating the Change of Seasons with Eric Carle

Posted on Oct 24th, 2013 - By Amanda - 6 Comments

I received products for purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own. My kids love their playroom, it’s their secret place in the house that…

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How to Turn a Step2 Wagon into Superman’s Telephone Booth – Halloween Prop

How to Turn a Step2 Wagon into Superman’s Telephone Booth – Halloween Prop

Posted on Oct 14th, 2013 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

Disclosure – I received a Step2 wagon for the creation of this post. All thoughts are my own. Halloween is around the corner, in about two…

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Master Bathroom Revealing with Delta Touch2O Faucet #DeltaInspired

Revealing of Our Master Bathroom Update! #DeltaInspired

Posted on Sep 15th, 2013 - By Amanda - 15 Comments

A few months ago, I shared with you some photos of our master bathroom. We moved into our house about five years ago and the only update made was a…

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Three Incredible Ways to Get More Storage Space in Your Garage

Posted on Sep 15th, 2013 - By Amanda - 2 Comments

What’s in your garage? Chances are it’s not your car… According to the U.S. Department of Energy 25% of people with two-car garages don’t…

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6 Steps to a More Serene Bathroom

Posted on Sep 7th, 2013 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

A hot shower massaging your back. Bubbles overflowing in a tub full of warm water. A bathroom should be a place of relaxation and luxury, your own…

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Inspiration For Our Master Bathroom Updates #DeltaFaucetInspired

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013 - By Amanda - 10 Comments

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Delta via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the…

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Popsicle Stick Bracelets | Crafts for Kids & Target GC Giveaway

Posted on Aug 1st, 2013 - By Amanda - 276 Comments

 This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Popsicle® Blogger Program. Popsicles are in abundance this…

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Updating the Master Bathroom with a New Delta Faucet!

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2013 - By Amanda - 21 Comments

As soon as we moved into our house, almost 5 years ago, we hit the DIY projects hard. New flooring, replacement of appliances, painting, etc. We…

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How To: Look After Your Drains

Posted on Jun 28th, 2013 - By Amanda - 5 Comments

As soon as you get onto the property ladder and can call yourself a homeowner, you’re faced with a whole new tirade of responsibility that, as a…

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Refreshing Our Bedroom Space with the Voice Of Color PPG Pittsburgh Paints

Posted on Mar 29th, 2013 - By Chantal - 29 Comments

In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with PPG Pittsburgh Paints and received product, coupons, premium items and reader giveaway items…

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Amana Side by Side Refrigerator is Child Friendly! Home Makeover Series

Posted on Mar 27th, 2013 - By Amanda - 5 Comments

Our kitchen makeover is still a work in progress! If you remember, I last showed you the Amana stove that was sent to us for review. We also received…

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Baby Bedding and Nursery Collections from Lolli Living by Living Textiles

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2013 - By Chantal - 14 Comments

Recently, we revealed our nursery / toddler room makeover. When I chose the colors for my kids’ room, I wanted to add a touch of femininity for…

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DIY Canvas Photo Wrap Kit from You Frame |Giveaway

Posted on Feb 18th, 2013 - By Christina - 29 Comments

If you haven’t read my bio yet, I’m a photographer. I get so much joy out of taking pictures and spending hours editing on my computer. Now I…

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Revealing | Children’s Bathroom and Guest Bathroom Makeover

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013 - By Amanda - 37 Comments

Our children’s bathroom, which also serves as the guest bathroom, has been on our bucket list of areas to update in the house. We wanted to do a…

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5 Easy Tips – Choosing a Mattress for Your Child

Posted on Feb 7th, 2013 - By Amanda - 6 Comments

Choosing a mattress for your child can be a daunting task. With so many models, brands, types to choose from, it can be difficult to know which…

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Designing a Nursery with Emerald Paint from Sherwin Williams | Reveal

Posted on Jan 25th, 2013 - By Chantal - 9 Comments

Designing a Nursery | Our Reveal! Ever since we found out that we’re having a little girl I’ve had an itch to redo the kids’ room. We moved to…

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Transition From A Crib to Bed with Beyond Bedding

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2013 - By Amanda - 7 Comments

The time has come to transition from a crib to bed. We recently reviewed a Southshore furniture bed in Andrew's room and decorated it to his…

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M9 Memory Foam Sleep Number Bed Review | Getting a Better Nights Sleep

Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 - By Amanda - 16 Comments

Next stop in our Home Makeover Series is our bedroom! We had the opportunity to visit a Sleep Number store and review the M9 bed from their memory…

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Home Makeover | Revealing of Amana Kitchen Appliances

Posted on Dec 11th, 2012 - By Amanda - 11 Comments

A few months back I shared with you pictures of my kitchen. The kitchen is the one room in our house that we have been wanting to change for a long…

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Sensory Bin with Shaving Cream Project | Pinspiration

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2012 - By Chantal - 27 Comments

I find myself trying to find new and daring ways to entertain B these days. I know our precious “one on one” time is going to be limited very…

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Reorganizing and De-cluttering the Childrens Playroom with Glad

Posted on Nov 19th, 2012 - By Amanda - 4 Comments

I love Christmas. The gathering of family, the decorating of the house, and the smells that all come with the Christmas holiday. When…

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Home Makeover | Children’s Bedroom Before & After Revealed!

Posted on Nov 12th, 2012 - By Amanda - 25 Comments

Next stop in our home make over project is in the children’s bedrooms. This is Andrew’s room, before picture, and while it is cute, this room…

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5 Activities to do Inside with the Kids when the Weather is Bad

Posted on Oct 29th, 2012 - By Amanda - 17 Comments

Bad weather can really make it hard to send your children outside to play when they are bored. With or without power, children become restless when…

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Home Makeover Event | Updating Kitchen Appliances Sneak Peek

Posted on Oct 12th, 2012 - By Amanda - 19 Comments

So this is a part of my kitchen. It’s not the most organized and I left it that way for a purpose! My house is not a house that is the most…

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Home Makeover Event | Children’s & Guest Bathroom Before Pictures

Posted on Oct 8th, 2012 - By Amanda - 12 Comments

Welcome to our Home Makeover Event, Mommy of Two Little Monkeys Edition! In 2008 we moved in our home, thinking that it was “move in ready”.…

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Fun & Easy Sensory Activity with Flour

Posted on Sep 20th, 2012 - By Chantal - 15 Comments

This morning “B” was extra rambunctious so I knew it was time to find him a new and different activity. I hopped on to Pinterest real quick and…

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Decorating for the Holidays on a Budget | Pinterest Inspirations

Posted on Sep 6th, 2012 - By Amanda - 18 Comments

Decorating the home is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Now that my kids are getting older, decorating is becoming more important to me.…

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Hawaiian Luau Inspired Beach Party Favors for a Child’s Birthday

Posted on Aug 19th, 2012 - By Amanda - 11 Comments

This week’s Pinterest inspired project is a fun idea for beach party favors that could work with a beach or luau party theme. I pinned this…

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Child Friendly Updates to Make to the Home and a Skinny Bench!

Posted on Aug 14th, 2012 - By Amanda - 10 Comments

We are gearing things up around here because starting in October we will be featuring simple Home Improvement ideas that you can make to your home.…

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Homemade Cloth Diaper Laundry Soap Recipe

Posted on Aug 13th, 2012 - By Chantal - 10 Comments

If laundry detergent has you scratching your head now, and wincing when you look in your wallet, you should know that you can make your very own…

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Stuffed Animal & Toy Storage Baskets | Pinned It & Did It!

Posted on Aug 6th, 2012 - By Amanda - 28 Comments

Your child grows up and the toy collection grows. Then comes a point where you want to either give away toys and stuffed animals or find a better…

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Build a Water Park in Your Backyard | Fun Summertime Crafts

Posted on Jun 28th, 2012 - By Amanda - 8 Comments

It’s Summer time and it’s hot out! Why not build a fun waterpark for your kiddos using PVC pipe? There are so many uses for PVC pipe and many…

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Have Fun With Your Kids and Create Your Own Personalized T-Shirts

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2012 - By Amanda - 7 Comments

Making your own t-shirts can be a fun family activity that everyone will remember, and it is a good way to find clothes for your kids that they will…

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