DIY Day: Blanket Ladder + Day 4 – Fruits & Veggies

Today we had our amazing handyman here finishing up our shower. We had our soap dispenser fall off, so we needed some tile replaced. Anyways, I figured it was a good time to finish up our blanket ladder! It cost less than $10 to make and it looks great! We typically throw blankets on our couch when we leave the house because our husky loves to jump up on there and slime it with his fur. We didn’t have a great place to store the blankets, so I went to pinterest for help. Here are the instructions to create a super simple and beautiful ladder!


2 – 1×3 x 60″ pieces of wood

5 – 1×2 x 16 1/2″ pieces of wood 

Wood glue


Nails (app. 1 inch)

Primer and paint

We went to Home Depot and had the pieces of wood cut. Then, we brought everything home and got to work.

Put the 2 – 60 inch pieces side by side and then measure out the rungs of the ladder. 

Put the wood glue on the rungs at 6 inches, 18 inches, 30 inches, 42 inches and 54 inches. Then, nail them down. Super easy, right? Now it is time to paint. 

I used a white indoor/outdoor paint primer to start.

I was going for the same look as the inside of our front door; a vintage blue-gray look. 

Let the primer dry and then put one layer of the blue-gray over the primer. It will dry a little streaky and will give you that distressed vintage look. 

Voila! Time to hang some blankets! 

Here is my update on the fruit and veggie challenge šŸ™‚ 

Daily activity: Choose 6 fruits and 6 vegetables to eat this month… I also want to include something new…

Fruits: Avocados, blueberries, strawberries, papaya, mango, banana

Vegetables: Butter lettuce, onion, broccoli, asparagus, artichoke, carrot

Breakfast: 1 cup coffee + 1 tsp coconut creamer; 1 egg + 1 egg white + 1/2 cup blueberries + 1/2 cup grapes (1 fruit serving)

Lunch: 2 cups butter lettuce (1 veggie serving) + 2 oz turkey burger patty + 1/2 cup diced onion, hearts of palm, artichoke hearts (1/2 veggie serving) + 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (1/4 veggie serving) + 1/4 avocado (1/4 fruit serving) + 1 Tbsp lemon garlic vinaigrette

Dinner: 1/2 habanero grilled chicken wrap + 1 cup raw celery & carrots (1 veggie serving)

Snacks: 1 cup chocolate soy milk; 1 cup veggies (raw asparagus, carrot, zucchini) (1 veggie serving) w/ ranch + crackers with goat cheese + 1/2 cup raspberries and strawberries (1/2 fruit serving) + a few grapefruit mimosas… so not only did I have fun at a baby shower, but I got another 1/2 serving of fruit from the 100% juice šŸ™‚


Vegetable servings: 3.25

Fruit servings: 2.75

Day 4 complete! Happy crunching šŸ™‚ 


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