Summer Activity Bingo

Summer-Activity-BingoIf your kids are active like mine, we are always out and about during the summer. I have at least 1-2 big activities planned during the week, and at least one outing a day, whether that be at the going to the playground, library, playing baseball, etc. My son’s school recently had a “Bingo for Books” night for all the families where they did 5 rounds of Bingo and won a book or a prize for each round and since then my kids have loved playing Bingo.

With that being said, I thought my kids would have some fun staying busy and playing Bingo at the same time with this Summer Activity Bingo. I’ve made one with a whole bunch of activities you can follow along with, and one that you can type in and make up your own activities!

Here’s how to edit your blank Bingo Card:

  • Open the file in Adobe Reader
  • Click “Sign” in the top right corner of the window
  • Begin typing in the boxes.
  • When you are done, click “Done Signing” to save a copy or “Signed. Proceed to Send” on the right tool bar. Save a copy and/or send to a friend.

I’d love to see how your Summer Activity Bingo is going, so feel free to tag me in your posts on Instagram! Have a fun and safe Summer!

Summer Activity Bingo Download

Editable Summer Activity Bingo Download

 

DIY Father’s Day Gift – Dad’s Stache

Father's Day Gift Dad's Stache

I’ve been loving all the “Dad’s Stache” printables floating around Pinterest, and I thought it would be fun to add a personal touch and add the kids to the jar with a printable. The boys thought it was totally hilarious and loved wearing the “mustaches” on their face. That’s what makes this jar even more fun and adds the perfect touch for Dad’s father’s day gift.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Picture of Your Kids wearing these Mustache Printables
  • Printables: Small Printable to glue on the picture OR Large Printable Mustache Sign to hold while taking the picture: Dad | Grandpa| Gramp| Papa
  • Sign to use as a prop (See instructions for number 1)
  • Large Jar
  • Candy
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Box Cutter/Knife

Father's Day PicturesFather's Day Picture Jar

1) Snap some pictures of your kids wearing the mustache and holding a blank sign (or some other prop they can hold to make it look like they’re holding the printable), or holding the Printable Mustache Sign. If your kids aren’t holding the sign straight, you can always shoot the picture at an angle. 😉

If you printed out the “large printable,” go down to step 4.

Father's Day Printable

Dad's Stache Father's Day Gift

2) Once your picture is printed, cut it down so that it will fit the jar and use a box cutter to cut around their hands like the one pictured so you can slip the printable underneath. Getting the printable to fit will depend on your picture and sizes will vary. I made the border of the small printable sizes a little bit bigger so you can cut it down if you need to. You can either use the printable provided or make your own instead. 🙂

DIY Dad's Stache

3) Put glue on the back of the printable and carefully slip the paper underneath the kiddos hands.

Dad's Stache Jar Gift

4) Glue the picture onto the jar and stick some Dad’s favorite candy in and your Father’s Day Gift is all set! Since my jar was pretty big, I bought some candy bars to stick in the jar. This is perfect for Dad’s office, man cave, or his secret “stash” on the top shelf of the pantry. 🙂

 

 

June 2017 Wallpaper + Printable

June-2017-Wallpaper

As each month passes, I can’t believe how fast another one has gone by! We are approaching summer break and I can’t wait for some fun in the sun with my kiddos. Our first summer in Washington I was pregnant and always working. Now that I’m not doing either, I’ve been dying to explore the state of Washington! I’m looking forward to more hikes, exploring the Northwest Beaches (even if they are rocky), water fun, parks and so much more!

I kind of fell in love with this wallpaper, so hopefully you will too! I’ve made one for your desktop, smartphone & one for you to print out. Can you tell that I’m excited about summer yet? 🙂 Hopefully this fills up your space with lots of color and gets you in the spirit of Summer.

June 2017 Desktop Calendar

Download the June 2017 Wallpaper: Desktop | Smartphone | Printable

Pineapple Countdown

DIY Pineapple Countdown paper chain

We have a couple things to look forward to this summer. First and most importantly, school is almost out! The next big thing on our list is our family vacation to Hawaii, and let me tell ya, we are pretty excited about it. My 3 year old will do the hula dance and it is hilarious, I can’t wait for him to see the real thing! With Hawaii on our minds, I came up with this fun Pineapple Countdown. It’s the perfect way for all of us to see how many days we have left, and a great way to help our 3 year old learn to count (and get his numbers in the correct order).

Everything is easy to put together, the only party I had trouble with was the pineapple tops. I don’t know about your freehand cutting skills but my pineapple tops were garbage. So I made it easier on myself (and for you) with a printable that you can print on green construction paper and you can cut out as many as you need.

Pineapple Count Down

Here’s what you’ll need:

Green, Yellow & White Construction Paper

Pineapple Top Printable – (Print on Green Construction Paper)

Scissors

Tape

diy pineapple countdown chain

Get everything cut out and ready to go. I cut my strips about 1″-1.5″ thick, and cut it horizontally so I had more strips from one piece of paper.

Pineapple Countdown

Stick two pieces of tape onto the back of a pineapple top, as pictured above. This doesn’t have to be fancy, since you’ll be taking off the loops as you countdown your days.

Pineapple Countdown chain and printable

Place the pineapple top onto the middle of a green strip of paper, and then form a circle and hold it together with a piece of tape.

Countdown Pineapple Chain

Add another “chain” to the green strip by placing the yellow strip of paper through the green strip and holding it together with tape. Then add another yellow strip as pictured above. Your pineapple top may look like it’s going to move all over the place, but I promise once it’s hanging, you can adjust it the way you like and it will stay!

Countdown Chain

Then add a white strip of paper after the yellow loop and continue the pattern again. It should look like the picture above.

Pineapple Countdown Chain DIY

Keep on adding loops until you’ve reached the desired length of your countdown. These are also great for party decorations! I love how these turned out. My husband told me these cracked him up, but I think it got him pretty excited about our upcoming vacation!

Pineapple Chain Countdown

What are you counting down for? Share yours on Instagram or Facebook!

Ice Cream Banner Printable

Printable Ice Cream Banner

If you’re having an Ice Cream Party, you’re going to want to have this Ice Cream Banner around! Pair the Ice Cream Banner with this Tissue Paper Tassel Garland! Super easy and I love how the two go so well together!

Ice Cream Banner Printable

In order to create the look, I used a small piece of string and made a loop on the back of the ice cream cone and taped it down, making sure their was a small loop sticking above the printable. I put the tassels and ice cream cones on a large piece of string, sliding the ice cream on after the 3rd or 4th tassel, and repeated the process. Hang it over an ice cream bar, or serving area and you’ve got yourself one cute Ice Cream decoration!

Ice Cream Cone Printable

Download the Ice Cream Banner

Grab the matching invitation over at my shop!

Mother’s Day Printable

Best Mom Ever Printable

I’m a little slow going with staying up to date with holidays, but we are jam packed with baseball in our house! Both our boys are on different teams and our schedule with practice and games keeps us busy almost everyday of the week! Any of you out there trying to juggle life with your kids’ hectic schedules?

If you are struggling to find something for your mom or the grandmas in time for Mother’s Day, here’s a printable that they will love to have around in their homes. I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day and found these beautiful Watercolour Flowers from Fox & Hazel and thought this would go perfectly with a Mother’s Day Printable! Print these beauties out and stick them in a beautiful frame and you’ve got yourself a Mother’s Day gift! I’ve made a few different versions – whether you’re giving this to your own mom or grandma, this is a great reminder of how awesome they really are.

Mother's Day Best Mom Ever Printable

Download 5×7: Mom // Grandma // Grammy// Nana

Download 8×10: Mom // Grandma // Grammy// Nana

To all the mother’s out there, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

 

May 2017 Desktop Calendar

May Desktop Calendar Download

Washington was nothing but rain in April – apparently we’ve hit a record of the most rain that the state has had in a long time, so I’m so glad it’s finally May! I’m looking forward to less rain and nice, warm, sunny days (hopefully to come soon!) I’m also looking forward to (and a little nervous about) school coming to an end! Hopefully the kiddos and I will have some lazy mornings, fun adventures, and some fun in the sun. Now, the only problem with school being out is having all 3 of the kids at home…. dun dun dun.

Anyway, here is another monthly Desktop Calendar for you to add some style to your computer! Hope you’re all getting some sunshine in your area. 🙂

May Desktop Calendar 2017

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Looking for a printable calendar for 2017? Grab yours here!

Check out the 2017 Yearly Calendar in this style in the shop!

Emoji Gift Tags for Teachers

Emoji Teacher Gift Tags

Teacher’s appreciation week is next Tuesday, May 2nd to be exact, and what better way to tell your child’s teacher that you care with these fun gift tags! My kindergartner has “technology day” once a week and his teacher for that class hands out some fun Emoji prizes if the students have done well that day, and he absolutely loves it. Since he liked it so much, I thought he would love giving these to his teachers!

Emoji gift tags

EMOJI TEACHER GIFT TAGS PRINTABLE

EMOJI TAGS PRINTABLE

I wrapped these tags around a bag of candy in some treat bags ( 4 x 9.5 inches ) and cut down the tops a little, folded the bag down and sealed it off with a piece of tape. You can wrap these tags around any sweet treat or attach it to any gift! They’re so fun you’re kids and their teacher(s) will love it!

Emoji Gift Tags – Download Here

EMOJI PRINTABLE

P.S… I love this picture because it is so candid! My 3 year old tried to be stealthy and snatch a piece of candy during this “photo shoot.”

Bunny Banner Printable + Tutorial

NURSERY BUNNY BANNER display

I know that Easter is 2 days away, and this is a little last minute for Easter, but this project is also great for baby showers and nurseries! So pin this one for later.

I love how this bunny banner turned out, and it was so fun to put together. I will be honest, it is a little tedious with all of the paper flowers I made, but the end result looks whimsical and makes a great decoration for Easter, baby shower, or nursery! Here is what you’re going to need:

Materials:

White Cardstock + Bunny Banner Printable

Gold Cardstock (1 is plenty!)

Colored Cardstock + Paper Flowers (Check out these tutorials)

Glue + Hot Glue Gun

String + Tape

Optional: Tiny pearls for extra embellishment for your flowers found at your local craft store.

Bunny Banner

The very first thing I did was make all of my flowers. My flowers are smaller than many of the tutorials I found, and one way you can make the flowers smaller on some of the templates is to reduce the percentage on the Print Window that pops up before you print. Or, if you have a Cricut, you can adjust the size there with your file.

BUNNY BANNER TUTORIAL

Print out your Bunny Printable on white cardstock. You will see on the printable there is an ear (it prints on every page) for you to trace on the back of the Gold Cardstock. After you’ve cut out the center of the ears from the gold cardstock, glue them in the middle of the ears as pictured above.

BUNNY BANNER FLOWERS

EASTER BUNNY BANNER TUTORIAL

Then, hot glue the flowers and position them the at the top of the bunny’s head. Add additional embellishments in the middle of the flowers. String them together, hang it up and admire your work!

BABY SHOWER BUNNY BANNER

EASTER BUNNY BANNER

 

 

April 2017 Desktop Calendar

April Desktop Calendar

There are times where I am stuck and can not come up with something to design or just can’t think up what I’m going to do next. I recently received an e-mail from a reader asking if I would do a wallpaper calendar or quote for computers. This was such a great idea, I was so excited to start creating and ended up turning it into a calendar and a quote. I plan on having new designs every month, and will do my best to get a new design out a couple days before the month ends, so make sure you check back for next month’s!

I’m always looking for new ideas, so if you don’t see something on my blog that you’re looking for, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll see what I can do!

Monthly April Desktop Calendar 2017

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Looking for a printable calendar for 2017? Grab yours here!