7QT: Summer Fun, Bookmark, Websites and More

- 1 - #Updates - Caleb's still teething. - They might be closing our beloved Splash Pad. - I think I need a new logo. - We're going to a carnival tonight. - My brother's birthday is this weekend! - We bought Cupcakes a backpack (25% on Cartwheel!) because - We might be sending her to preschool! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Ice Cream! I should have taken a picture - we haven't purchased ice cream in forever!  (I had a coupon, haha) - 3 - Beautiful Handmade Bookmark As you know … [Read more...]

Fun & Easy Firework Art Project for Kids

  I found this great simple 4th of July art project on Pinterest, and I already had all the supplies necessary to do it!  This was such an easy craft and Cupcakes really enjoyed it.  The tricky part was finding the time when she was awake but Tootsie Roll was napping.  We squeezed it in because she actually woke up before he did during the afternoon nap! Supplies: - Red & Blue Paint - A White Piece of Paper - About 8 Flexi Straws - Scotch Tape Instructions: 1. Assemble the … [Read more...]

Cute DIY Cinderella Mouse Craft: Gus Gus & Jac

Have you seen the new Cinderella movie?  It took us a while, but Cupcakes and I finally went with my mom to see it!  I might say this a lot, but I LOVED the movie!  Loved!  The message was beautiful and even though I cried pretty much the whole time, I couldn't have been happier with how it was done. Cupcakes loved it too.  So we wanted to do some Cindrella-related crafts and activities. We had this Scholastic book from a couple of Easters ago.  I found them at Jewel (Albertson's to some … [Read more...]

Cardboard Box Activity: Make a DIY Play Car

  We've been doing all these home improvement projects to rectify all the violations our foreclosure home has.  One of the projects we have to do is install an area well.  I didn't know what that was until we had to look it up to fix it.  It's kind of like a window well, but I guess more rare.  So we had to order it online. Lowes (who by the way is not sponsoring this post, as much as it might appear to be) sent our area well over in this fun Cupcakes-sized box!  How could we NOT do … [Read more...]

10 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

  Our St. Patrick's Day Party this past Saturday was so much fun! I had forgotten how amazing / funny the movie Quiet Man is! Cupcakes loved helping me make all the treats for our party, including the cupcakes, haha. Here are Some Ideas for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Little Kids today! 1. Go looking for shamrocks in the yard. 2. Make shamrock sugar cookies using three hearts. 3. If your kids are old enough explain three hearts ^^^ making one shamrock are like the … [Read more...]

First 7QT of 2015

- 1 - Happy Friday! I am all jumbled up... Hopefully now that the holidays are over and I have my new Filofax set up, I will be able to get my days straight again. - 2 - Dessert of the Week For New Year's Eve, we had pizza bagels, pizza rolls, carmel chocolate popcorn, regular popcorn, and ice cream.  ...  Now it's clear why I have a stomach ache... - 3 - My Bullet Journal If you want to see all my December pages, check out my creativity blog on Tumblr. - 4 - InstaLife  – … [Read more...]

7QT: Pajama Christmas Adventure!

- 1 - Happy Friday! Can you BELIEVE we're about to be entering into Christmas week?!  This is such an incredibly exciting time of year! - 2 - Dessert of the Week My sister got the family a French Silk pie from Baker's Square (as you know that's my favorite pie), but shockingly no one at my parents' house ate it.  (?!?!?!)  So my mom brought it over to my house.  We ate it after bedtime over the course of a few days and it was absolutely delicious.  PLUS it was Christmas decorated - red … [Read more...]

Easy Snowman Craft to Make Ornaments or Whatever

I need to do more crafts with my kid(s), and what better time to start than Christmas time??  I found an amazing one on pinterest from the blog, Crafts for All Seasons: Glue Snowmen. Supplies Needed: Wax Paper Elmer's Bottle Glue Sequence or Small Buttons Christmas Ribbon Bits of Scrap Paper for Top Hats Beads & Fun Beads   Method: - Put out a sheet of wax paper. [I used Parchment Paper here, and I think that was a HUGE mistake.  I should have just gone out and bought … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Paper Chain Craft

Here's a fun and easy craft you can do with your kids or students to help them focus on the reason for the season!  Cupcakes, Hobbs, and I took turns coming up with things we're thankful for, things we want to thank God for.  It was a great teaching tool for Cupcakes! It was also a great craft for practicing use of scissors and glue.  I cut some strips and then I let Cupcakes cut some "strips":     Cupcakes' "quasadilla" Then, as a family, we all talked about … [Read more...]

How to Make Batman Korker Bows… or Any Kind of Korker Bows

Materials: Yellow & Black thin ribbon (or any other colors) Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks Alligator Hair Clips Needle and Thread Dowel Rods (1/4") Small Clothes Pins Scissors Lighter Oven / Cookie Sheet / Tin Foil Method ** I learned how to make these from The Frugal Girls blog ** Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Wrap ribbon around the dowel rods and hold them down with clothes pins Line them up on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cut each … [Read more...]