I’ve been married for 8 years, and I still do not have an effective way to keep track of my bills. Granted, a lot of our bills are on auto pay but sometimes I cannot remember for the life of me how much exactly comes out. This totally drives me crazy and I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while, and I thought it was finally time! So here is something to help you keep track of your own bills at home!
These are perfect to keep on your office wall, fridge, binder, or anywhere that will help remind you when an upcoming bill is due. I’ve created a yearly checklist as well as a monthly checklist or for those payments that are not a reoccurring monthly bill. I hope these help keep you stay organized and prepared for those routine payments!
I can’t believe that the beginning of the school year is just around the corner! The summer always seems to go by faster than I plan and while it has been fun, it has also been a little crazy in our house with 3 little kiddos running around (I’m sure many of you moms know exactly what I mean). This year, we’ll be putting our 3 year old in pre-school for the first time and I know he’s super excited about it! He’s been waiting to go ever since his brother started kindergarten last year.
Today, I’m happy to share with you a “First Day of School Sign” that you can use to capture your cute kiddos on the first day of a new school year. These make it so much easier to help you remember what they looked like on the first day of school in a new grade and what year they actually started that grade. They’re also great for scrapbooking or using them as a binder cover that you keep your child’s projects in for safekeeping.
I’d love to see how you use your First Day of School sign on Instagram! Have a great school year!
Since it’s the last official month of Summer, I had to throw in some popsicles for this month’s wallpaper. I cannot believe that we are already into the month of August and slowly starting to get ready for school to begin. Luckily for my kids, school doesn’t start until the day after Labor Day so we have 1 full month of summer left to play.
As hard as it is sometimes to have all 3 kids home with me, I have also enjoyed having the chance to play with all 3 kiddos and do fun things with all of them! We have gotten almost all of our Summer Bingo activities done already and have gotten at least 3 bingos! If you haven’t seen the Summer Activity Bingo Printable yet, check it out here!
Hope you’re all enjoying your summer! Now grab your colorful and fun wallpaper for the month!
I’m so excited to share with you the 2018 Printable Calendar! This year, I’ve added some fresh new designs, as well as a few returning designs from previous years. If you are someone who likes to write everything out on paper and help keep you organized, this Printable Calendar is just what you need.
This calendar is such a life saver and it helps me plan out my monthly activities, especially with my kiddos. My husband loves using his phone to help him know what events are coming up next, but I’m a visual person and need to write and see everything in front of me for the whole month. You can hang this on a clipboard on your desk, hang it up in your office, or keep this calendar in a binder for those PTA/Booster Club Meetings, church meetings, etc. Have fun staying organized!
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!
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!
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:
Optional: Tiny pearls for extra embellishment for your flowers found at your local craft store.
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.
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.
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!
I was pulling out some of my Valentine’s Day decorations this past week and realized I how little I had. I’ll be honest, I have never been too worried about going all out for Valentine’s day, but this time I felt like there were parts of my house that could use a little more “love”. I wanted to be a little bit more crafty with this one, and took out my Minc and started to come up with some different ideas. This print was one that stuck and it has been a fun addition in my house!
If you’re looking to add another decoration in your home, here’s what you’ll need:
XOXO Printable 8×10 or 5×7 – (Make sure to print from a laser printer. The foil will not stick if printed on anything other than a laser printer).
Start by turning on your Minc (I usually set mine at a 3). Print out page one of the XOXO Printable and cut out a piece of the hot pink foil so it fits over the letters.
Place your foil on top of the X’s and stick it inside the foil transfer folders. Once it’s in place, run it through the Minc.
Peel off the foil after it’s gone through and and put it back into your printer making sure it’s facing the right way so that it will print out page 2 of the XOXO printable.
If you’ve printed it correctly, you’re page should look like this. If you didn’t, that’s ok. It took me a couple tries to get this right…
Do another rough cut of your light pink foil this time and set it on top. If you’re adding the gold foil to the “hugs & kisses” this would be the best time to do it. I’ve found that putting it through the Minc as little as possible helps keep from distorting the foil that was there previously.
Once that’s through, peel off the remainder of your foil and stick your new piece of decor in a frame and admire it.
If you don’t have a Minc, not to worry! I’ve also made the same printable in color HERE. If you’re looking to buy a Minc, they’re available at Joann’s, Michaels, Amazon, and many other stores.
It has been a cold winter for us in Washington. Last week, it was so cold they pushed back school 2 hours due to ice on the road, and my kindergartner already starts school at 9:15. It was a crazy week, and all this cold has made me want lots hot chocolate. We love hot chocolate in our house and my kids get pretty excited to drink it whenever we have a chili morning. With Valentine’s Day coming up and knowing it will still be pretty cold, I thought it would be fun to put the two together! And as many of my printables, it’s easy to assemble.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Hot Chocolate packets (I used the swiss miss 7.3 oz packets)
1. When printing out the printable, make sure you DO NOT hit “Fit to Page” “Fit to Scale” in your printer settings when you print. This will throw off how you cut your printable and the print on the front will not be centered. Make sure you select “Actual Size”.
2. Cut down the middle of the page and fold it in half – for those of you who still remember the elementary term “hamburger style”.
3. After you’ve folded your print in half, unfold it and tape your hot chocolate at the top (and bottom if you prefer, mine stayed intact with just one) of the inside.
4. Fold it back up and tape it shut at the top with washi tape, and totally optional – place some washi tape at the bottom to give it a little extra something. And that’s it!
If you prefer to save some paper, I’ve also included a page of tags to print off and you can wrap a tag around a packet of hot chocolate with bakers twin or use the washi tape to put on the front of your packet.
I’m know we’re not the only ones, but it has always been a tradition in my home for each kid to open up one gift on Christmas Eve, our choice. It was so fun, and made it that much more exciting to see what was left under our tree the next morning. My husband’s family also got to open one gift before Christmas, but they were always pajamas. When I joined their family, I loved the idea that you would be getting a new set of pajamas each year (or every other year – that’s how we’ve worked out Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families).
While still carrying on my families tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve, I’ve converted to my husbands family tradition with making it a new set of pajamas each year for my kids. In order to figure out which gift our kids get to open the night before Christmas, I’ve made these gift tags to make it easier to find. You will no longer need to make extra notes on your gift tags reminding you to “OPEN ME ON CHRISTMAS EVE,” buy an extra roll of wrapping paper to determine which ones are the “night before Christmas” gifts (unless you enjoy doing that which isn’t a bad idea) or set them aside in another room until it’s time open.
With my eldest in school, I’ve been trying to keep up with all the events he has going on at school and his after school activities – this kid is only 5 mind you. Plus trying to stay on track (as best I can with a 3 month old) with everything else that’s going on at home. So, I’ve made these Weekly Planners to help me keep up with all the craziness, and the best part, they go perfectly with the 2017 Calendar!
This planner is perfect for just about anything, whether it be trying to maintain your hectic schedule, or planning weekly meals, this planner has got you covered! Grab yours now and let it help you manage some organization in your life. 🙂