Family Halloween Craft: Frankenstein’s Monster Footprints

  Materials: 2 Sheets of Blue Construction Paper 3 or 4 (etc if you have more kids) Sheets of White Construction Paper Black Marker Green Crayons Googly Eyes Elmer's Glue & Glue Stick Scissors Method: Trace everyone's right foot. Outline the feet with a black marker and color hair, a scar, and bolts. Color the feet with a green-yellow (or yellow-green??) crayon & have your kids color their own. Add glue dots where the eyes should go and ask your kids to place … [Read more...]

Filofax Week 38: Pretty Sky

Theme: Pretty Sky Colors: Blue, Green, Pink   Materials Bird Washi: Michaels Thin Washi: eBay Hot Air Balloon stickers: Target The Documented Life Project [Art to the 5th blog] Draw, paint, doodle, or sketch a feather.  OR incorporate a real feather into your page.  Fun AND it coincidentally goes perfectly with this week's theme!!  :) New Stuff I have to decorate the October calendar and I can hardly wait!!  I've been looking forward to it all year, lol.  My life. … [Read more...]

Filofax Week 36: Labor Day / Moving

Theme: Labor Day / Moving Day Colors: Red and Blue We're moving on Saturday, which is why that day is blocked off.  On the left, I have a big space blocked off for a to do list.  There is so much to do to get ready to move and then there's normal stuff to remember in all the craziness.  I need it all in one spot... Materials: Red Chevron Washi: Target Blue Polka Dot Washi: Dollar Store Thin Washi; eBay Stickers: Target The Documented Life Project: [Art to the 5th Blog] This … [Read more...]

Filofax Week 27: USA!

I LOVE THIS WEEK OF THE YEAR! Theme: USA (and my birthday) Colors: RED WHITE AND BLUE, baby!   Materials America Stickers - Target (Dollar Bin) Washi Tape - Dollar Tree Thin Washi - Ebay Exciting Things This Week Mon: Water Park with kids and their Grandma / Aunt Tue: Meeting with our Lender Wed: Home Inspection, Friend Visit Thr: Fireworks Fri: Parade & More Fireworks Sat: My Birthday The Documented Life [Art to the 5th Blog] Add a crossword puzzle, soduku, … [Read more...]

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Are YOU still cooped up inside because of this horrible winter??  We are!  And since Frozen, Cupcakes has been very much into snowmen lately…  So here's an idea for an Easy Winter Craft Activity for you and your kids... I went into my craft studio the other day looking for some string for my friend Barbie (whole other story).  Of course Cupcakes wanted to come in with me.  She LOVES my craft studio (column of drawers) and rarely gets access to it.  One of the drawers had all these sparkly … [Read more...]

7QT: I Know I Know It’s Not Even Thanksgiving Yet…

- 1 - Happy Friday! This week was pretty hectic and so I'm happy for the weekend. - 2 - Dessert of the Week BROWNIES!  Just from a box but still delicious!  :) - 3 - Secret Santas were Pulled Do you do Secret Santas at your place of employment?  We just picked ours this week and I'm SO excited about it!  I LOVE Secret Santas and this year we're adding two new elements: a white elephant gift and an ugly Christmas sweater day.  Ahh so much fun!  :-D Don't ask me who I got because … [Read more...]

Great Summer Kids Craft: Painting Pots

I've told you before about my weekly play date with Amelia over at La Cupcake Buzz.  We always have a lot of fun eating dinner and having the kids play.  But this week, she brought a craft for the kids!! Painting Flower Pots! Here are the little arteests, Cupcakes and K-Dawg.  <3 Amelia found these pots at Michaels on sale for $0.40! You also need acrylic paint and brushes. They had a great time! AND Now we can keep them forever to ... * actually plant a flower, * make a … [Read more...]

DIY: Foaming Hand Soap

A few months ago, I found a pin to make your own foaming hand soap.  Since it saves a ton of soap and I love foaming soap, AND it was super easy, I made some. If I remember the pin correctly, all you do is fill a bottle a quarter of the way with hand soap and the rest of the way with very hot water, and shake.  Couldn't get any easier.  How much is generic brand hand soap?  Like $1.29 or something?  Now you can make it go 4 x as far!  That's practically nothing.  :) However, since I wanted … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day!

This is what Cupcakes gave me for Mother's Day.  I wasn't surprised though, since I'm her daycare teacher (she's 2 and at the moment, I'm the 2 year old teacher), I made these for the whole class.  I think they turned out SUPER CUTE!  I got the idea from this pin, but made some small changes. Green Paint Handprint Construction Paper Pot Construction Paper Flowers (that the kids choose and glue on) Reason Child Loves Mommy Pink Border with Year *Love* HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL YOU … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Organize Your Earrings

I used to have all my earrings in a big pile in a dish in my bathroom.  Not only was this unorganized (the opposite of what I'm going for this year), but it made it difficult to wear cute earrings.  I would always just wear the same pair(s) on top all the time.  I needed a solution!  I tured, like I always do in these situations, to pinterest - my own personal gold-mine of ideas.  Here are some things I found: Source: blogher.com via Jamie on Pinterest Source: … [Read more...]