As it seems to with every year, this year is going by fast. I cannot believe we are already at the end of March! With March ending, Easter is just around the corner and I love this time of year. Warmer weather is making its way (if it ever does in Washington), flowers and blossoms are blooming, and of course Easter (and all it’s yummy candy that is all over the store shelves). Cadbury eggs are my weakness… I literally cannot take a small handful and be done with it… I at least eat half the bag. I bought a bag of Cadbury eggs last week, and it was gone in two days. I tried to explain to my husband that I was trying to be good, but I have no will power when it comes to those darn eggs, and sometimes my efforts for giving away Easter goodies are non existent.
Well, if they ever make it out of the house, here are some cute gift tags you can wrap around those treats you’re giving away. Not only will your friends appreciate your goodies, but they will also love the way they look with these fun tags! 😉
The past month and half has been crazy in our family. We celebrated JD’s 6th birthday, and two days later our daughter had surgery, and I have just been trying to play catch up with everything else. Thankfully, our daughter has recovered quickly and has done so well with everything. Trying to get back to a normal schedule has been tough, but we are slowly getting there!
JD has been into Legos lately, and it’s not hard to see why, especially with the new Batman Lego Movie out. I had other things going on, so I tried to keep this party pretty low key. Luckily I still had this backdrop I made for a Trunk or Treat last Halloween. I wanted to throw it away since I didn’t think we were going to use it again, but I’m glad my husband convinced me otherwise! Using a box cutter, I cut out different shapes from a tri-fold board (for science projects) then painted it black, and cut out yellow squares from construction paper. I used diaper boxes (on the sides) and taped them together, and painted them black and used the yellow construction paper again for the windows.
I learned how to make the colored circles from a friend, and they are so easy to do! I used a circle cutter like this oneand sewed the circles one after the other so that they’re still on the same thread. I also found this awesome Lego “Happy Birthday Banner” here. And since I couldn’t find any other Lego Avenger printables, I made some for the party which you can download thoseHERE.
To save some money with balloons, I bought a pack at the dollar store, blew them up at home and hung them upside down from the ceiling over the table. I had balloons left over and left them all over the floor. It was a huge hit with all the kids… I’m pretty sure that was their favorite part of the whole party. I also had some extra boxes laying around and wrapped those up in colored paper that I found at the $1 store and cut out little circles and used them as a centerpiece for the table so they looked like big Lego pieces.
I found a list of great of games over at Play.Party.Plan. JD had been asking to have a pinata for a while at his party, and we finally gave in. Five and six year olds are pretty dang strong, because that pinata did not last long. We probably should’ve blindfolded them or something to make it harder! Now we know for next year!
I made a Lego cake, but I am not a cake decorater, so I will spare you the hideousness of how it looked. Let’s just say it was a major Pinterest fail! Overall, these kids had a great time and I can’t wait to plan the next party!
*Updated: I have added the 2018-2020 Goal Setting Worksheet below!
Happy 2017! Another year flew by and it was full of great memories for our family. We welcomed our baby girl in July, our oldest started kindergarten, our second child got promoted to big brother and is no longer the baby, we took a family trip to Dallas for a friend’s wedding, and my husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary! We’ve had many things to be thankful for and I’m looking forward to 2017!
With a new year, we welcome new challenges and new goals. Thanks to a reader in search of an annual goal printable, I’ve come up with this worksheet for you in hopes that it will be a helpful reminder of what goal(s) you’ve set for yourself this year. The past few years, making a New Years resolution has always been on the back burner. I had always felt I’d been setting myself up to fail, but after listening to a couple talks at church, it was a great reminder why we need to set goals for ourselves. It’s important to have something to work towards, and to help make us better. There are many things that I can improve on, and this year I’m going to do my best to make those imperfections a little bit less of an imperfection. 🙂
If you’re looking for something to help you reach your goal, these printables are the perfect thing to help remind you to accomplish it! They’re cute enough to hang in your home or office, and remind you everyday what you’re striving for.
We’ve finally started decorating for Christmas in our house and the kids and I are so excited. They’ve been wanting to help with everything! Today, I am excited to share with you the newest Christmas decor we’ve added into our home. These adorable Christmas Printables from Bellacor is the perfect addition to your Christmas decorations, and they fit in any 8×10 or 5×7 picture frame.
I love how they work perfectly on top of my piano, and love seeing this every time I walk through my front door. The saying, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” couldn’t be more true!
Grab your FREE printables here and check out the amazing deals over at Bellacor! They have so many beautiful pieces for your home, whether it be something small for your kitchen, or a piece of furniture that will help brighten a room you’ve been longing to transform.
Let’s be honest, Christmas Cards can get pretty pricey and sometimes it cuts into our Christmas shopping budget. It definitely cuts into ours. Our middle child’s birthday is 3 days after Christmas, mine is 2 weeks after Christmas, and the oldest is at the end of January… see what I mean? I can’t afford to spend too much money on Christmas cards, but I don’t want to sacrifice the look of my cards either. Luckily, this little project will turn your favorite family photo into a cute and festive Christmas card, and it’ll save you some money. Intrigued? I’ll tell you how.
We all know 4×6 prints are the least expensive, and if you’re new to Shutterfly, they offer 50 free prints – score! Cut out your printables and punch out a hole at the top. Wrap some string around your print and tie your printables to it and you’re all done. Stick them in an envelope and send them off to family and friends. I guarantee they will love them!
If you’re looking for some other Christmas cards at an affordable price, check out my shop!
I had a hard time coming up with a printable for this simple phrase. I wasn’t sure if I should make it overly extravagant, or keep it simple. I’d like to think I kept it in the middle, and let “Families are Forever” stand out more. And can I just say how glad I am that I get to be with my cute little family forever, even through the roughest of days, they’re the ones I want to keep with me for eternity. 🙂
This printable is perfect to hang in your home whether it be surrounded by pictures of your family, or hung up by itself somewhere in your home. It is the perfect reminder that families are important and a great reminder of what an amazing blessing this is from our Heavenly Father.
I’m sharing another amazing small business who I had the opportunity to work with and create this fun logo for her shop. While looking for a new hobby, the owner of Knotty Kreations stumbled across crochet and it quickly turned into something she loved to do on a daily basis.
She is incredibly talented and can do just about anything you ask. If you show her a picture of something that you want made, she’ll do exactly that! If you want to tweak it a bit, she’s got you covered. She makes a variety of items from hats, clothing, stuffed animals, blankets and much more!
You have to check out Knotty Kreations and see all the amazing stuff she makes! Check her out on Facebook and enter for a chance to win one of four items below on Instagram! It ends tomorrow, so enter now!
Last month, I had the chance to work with some amazing small businesses and designed logos for their shops. Today, I’m sharing the logo I designed for Fly Tots. The owner of Fly Tots was surrounded by palm trees growing up and wanted that memory of her childhood incorporated in her logo.
Fly Tots is a unique and fun shop that sells adorable cushions for your little one. It’s a great way to encourage your kids to read, and strong enough to withstand pillow fights (already tested!) 🙂
These cushions are easy for your tots to carry around the house and they come in a variety of hip styles! If you have a toddler in your home, you’re going to need to check out Fly Tots! She is currently offering a giveaway on Instagram, so enter today!!
I have been wanting to make one of these Birthday Calendars for a long time, and I’ve finally done it! I had seen so many cute ideas on Pinterest, but was always worried I’d mess it up. You see, when it comes to painting on wood, I find a way to screw it up and then I’m done with that project. I never want to see it again basically. Although, I remembered something my super talented SIL and friend (Tammy & Liz) did last year and I absolutely loved it!
I wanted to create something just like that, but didn’t want to have to deal with a painting fiasco. So, I came up with a solution and a printable that you can use too. It is extremely easy and all you need is:
1. Print out your background from the following options below.
2. On a separate sheet of paper, print out the “birthday cake” and cut those pieces out. (I’ve tried printing on glitter paper, and it did not work out well, so DON’T do it!)
3. Trace the “birthday cake” onto the back of the glitter paper and cut those pieces out.
4. Glue the glitter “birthday cake” pieces onto the background you printed out.
5. While you’re waiting for the glue to dry, hot glue your drawer knob at the bottom (center) of your picture frame.
6. Once everything is dry, stick the Birthday Cake Background into the frame and hang up your family & friend’s birthdays that you’ve written on the chalkboard tags onto the drawer knob and you’re done!
Easy, right? I’ve created 3 different backgrounds in 12 different colors. So pick your favorite and have fun creating you’re own Birthday Calendar!