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Thursday, January 28, 2016

100th Day of School; Dress up like you are a 100 years old day

This week my daughter's class celebrated the 100th day of school. They were all told that they could dress up the way they think they will look when they are 100 years. I gotta say...I had a ton of fun with this and can't stop cracking up at all of my daughter's facial expressions in these pics! haha My younger daughter said, "I didn't know it was Old Lady's Day!" Bwahaha!


We decided to look together to see how we could easily make her look 100 without going out and buying much. This is what we came up with and we loved it!


We picked out a loose fitting dress and sweater for her to wear.
  

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"I will walk by Faith..." Word Art

If you know me at all, you know I love word art. I have several up in my house and am always adding to them. In fact, I am in the middle of creating a "new wall full of word art" in my living room right now. And this new one I just finished is perfect to add to the wall!



I love anything funny, uplifting, thought provoking, encouraging, family related when it comes to quotes, sayings, and more. AND then...I love to turn it into word art to hang. And this one is no exception. It's perfect for an everyday reminder for me.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Valentine Gifts Galore; Day 5: Hot Air Balloon Valentine

Well, today is our last day of a week filled with DIY Valentine ideas. Which one has been your favorite so far? 

I've saved the best for last, because today's is just as easy and soooooo cute and fun and sure to catch some eyes. I love this one for teachers, kids, or your loved one. It's so fun and so easy! 
It's my favorite one this week!


It's a hot air balloon valentine that is so easy to make! 
  
All you need is:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Valentines Day Gifts Galore! Day 3 {Think out of the Box Valentine and for the Leading Male in your Life}

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It's Day 3 of a week of Valentine DIY gift ideas! And I've got a couple of new ideas for you today! Both are also super simple and inexpensive again too!

The first is one that my kids are going to give to their teachers this year on Valentines Day. 

Grab a package of these cute little transparent heart boxes in the wedding section at a craft store and fill them with some festive and colorful candy. Then just print out a little tag that says, "Thanks for helping me think out of the box." 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Valentines Day Gifts Galore!/Day 2: You are SO-DA one for me!

For the last two years I have had so much fun coming up with little fun and inexpensive gift ideas. And this year is no exception, so this week, I will be posting ideas daily here on the blog! I try to keep them fairly simple, because I don't know about you, but life keeps me busy enough! Ha!


So to start out this week, I found this cute little glass soda "can" at a Dollar Tree store near me. (AND really...you don't even have to go find this little guy. Just pick up a soda can and it will work too!) ;)


Monday, January 18, 2016

A week of Valentines Day Gifts Galore; Day 1

I've had fun the past couple of years coming up with some fun DIY valentine gift ideas and this year has been the same way. I have so many new ideas that I decided to spend the whole week sharing them with you!

They're so fun and easy and my kids so get excited about giving them. Last year I shared these DIY valentines here and here.



Another favorite from a couple years ago was this
I pick you
Valentine
with the nose pencil sharpener:


And then, of course there is my all time top pinned Hogs and Kisses.



One thing about giving valentines, no matter what you do creates a smile, so give away! And check back every day this week for even more ideas!




Monday, December 28, 2015

New Years Eve {Printable} Countdown Game

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Happy Monday! Did you survive the Christmas clean up this past weekend? Ha! That always seems like the worst part. You work for weeks getting ready for the BIG day and then all of the sudden it is over, and what's left is the aftermath. I do have to say that I enjoy seeing all that we are blessed with IN that aftermath though. It's all about perspective I guess, isn't it? Well, today I'm excited to share something with you that you can use THIS weekend with your friends and family to help you ring in the New Years together! A fun New Year's Eve Countdown Game that you can just print out and hang up. So so easy! Plus I've got yummy snacks to share like this Cracker Barrel Cheese Tray and ways to save over $13 with Kraft! So...don't go anywhere!

Friday, December 18, 2015

A Wall of Christmas {Decor}

I don't know about you, but I am so ready for the end of this week. If you have kiddos in school, you know how crazy these last two weeks have been...especially this one! I've been up since 5:30 this am working on last minute Christmas gifts my kids told me about last night! UGH! (My son told me last night he had a white elephant gift exchange in one class today and can he also take gifts to his teachers?) I think I have made about 20 teacher gifts now this week. Ha! Plus little gifts for my kids' friends and for classmates, and a teacher's bday, and and and...then you get all the class parties and more! I'm exhausted and so ready to sleep in! haha

One thing I did finish recently though was my "Wall of Christmas"! It's so fun with fun Christmas quotes. I love how it turned out and wanted to share.


It really was pretty easy and I love how it transforms our living room even more into the spirit of Christmas! I pretty much took boards and frames I already had and just gave them all an update! I also took a bunch of my fav pics of my kids in the snow and put them all in a frame. So fun!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Minion Lemon Bars Recipe #MinionMovieNight

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How many of you remember my fun DIY sock minion I posted awhile back? (You can find it here.)  It's been a favorite at our house and also one of my top pinned posts. How can you NOT love those fun little yellow guys?! Well, I have a super fun and easy minion recipe for you today! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Glue Dots Designer

Have you checked out Glue Dots blog yet? I am excited to be one of their designers this year and have been having fun with some of my projects for them. In fact, two of them are up right now! The Winter Wonderland card and Christmas in a Can. Remember my little Hogs and Kisses can I made here





It's been one of my most pinned posts and was so fun and easy to make. If you like that, you need to check out my Christmas in a Can post on the Glue Dots site too! So fun and you could make from things you already have around your house!

Glue Dots is always posting all kinds of tips and tricks and fun little projects to do on their blog and on their Glue Dots Fan Facebook page as well. So go check them out and let me know what you think of my projects for them!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What to do with your Thanksgiving and Christmas leftovers...Dinner Balls!

I absolutely love Thanksgiving dinner! BUT...the best part??? The leftovers! I love the cold tukey sandwich leftovers. I also love these new Thanksgiving Leftover Dinner Balls we started making with our leftovers! They are perfect for the day after...or the day after that! A great way to change it up with your leftovers! YUM!


They're really quite easy too AND you can customize them to your own liking! Add what you want from the leftovers that you have...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Turkey Treats Recipe

I've got a quick little post for you real quick before Thanksgiving. If you're looking for a fun little treat for the kids to make as they are waiting for dinner, OR if you want a cute little something to set beside each place setting at the table, I've got you covered today!


All you need is:

Monday, November 23, 2015

Boy Scout's DIY Paracord Neckerchief Slide



I've shared a few posts in the past where I have shared some fun cub scout projects I have made, but today I want to show you a super easy BOY scout project. My boys are getting older, and don't want the cutesy stuff, but this one they like! 

My boys seem to ALWAYS be losing their slides...whether they take them off at home and misplace them, or at a scouting activity or overnight campout. And the ones at the scout store add up fast!

Well, this is perfect for you to make a few or even as troop and very little cost!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Seasons of Life and My New Announcement!

Well, if you follow me on Facebook or on Instagram, these pictures will look familiar to you. AND it will explain why my posts have been a bit fewer and further in between lately. haha


As we took the picture above, the kids were wondering why there was an extra pumpkin, but my oldest daughter caught on really quick. haha

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Creating More Memories, and Less Regrets #TreatYourFamily

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I can't believe that the holidays are already right around the corner. Once we hit the end of October, it seems the rest of they year kicks into fast forward warp speed! One of my goals this year is to not let the enjoyment of being with family and friends get away from me during this time. It's so easy to get caught up in everyday life and your "have-to-do-this-today" lists, that sometimes we forget to focus on what matters most and where our real blessings are found.