A few weeks ago I was asked to join in the Back to school fun over at the Ribbon Retreat. All of the bloggers were given a letter of the alphabet and asked to make something that went with that letter and back to school. I am so excited to be sharing the letter "L" with you in the Back to School Series. I had a few ideas for the letter "L". I finally decided on making a reusable Lunch bag. I have seen them on the web but this little bag is special. Why you ask? Because most of these tutorials use vinyl fabric from the store. I chose my own fabric to make this and used an awesome product called Thermo Web Iron on Vinyl. You can use whatever fabric you want and make it vinyl! It is so cool! I fell in love with this adorable alphabet fabric at the Ribbon Retreat and went to work.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
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Have your kids gone back to school?? Mine still have a week at home but we are totally gearing up to get them their! New clothes, backpacks and school supplies are on the list! We think so much about getting our kids ready but today I wanted to share a little something for the teachers!
I love a great Teacher! I have a few I remember fondly. They helped me grow, learn who I am and became great inspirations in my life. So now as I watch my own kids head out to school I want to give a little back. With a little help from Office Depot and Photoshop I came up with this fun giving basket for a special teacher. Packed with school supplies just for him or her!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Hurry, hurry...the school bus is coming! Grab your lunch box, your back pack and those good lookin' school smiles because the bell is about to ring! Can you believe that in just a couple of weeks, school is starting and our kiddos will be out the door racing to the bus, skipping to their brand new classes, running around with their friends at recess and meeting their new teachers? Crazy!!! This time of year brings so much excitement...including new school supplies, new clothes and super cool shoes (that of course make you run faster and jump so much higher!) and don't forget new teacher gifts that requires our creative minds and juices to run wild! Speaking of...have I got a surprise for YOU! I can't even wait!!! This month we have creative minds and juices running more than wild!!! All of August we are going to brush up on our alphabet skills creativity at it's finest with 26 of the MOST creative and FABULOUS ladies I have ever met! I have teamed up with these blogger buddies to bring you the funnest series ever!!! We are celebrating the alphabet one letter at a time Back To School style!
Here's how it works. Starting tomorrow, these lovely ladies are going to be getting crafty with their assigned letter of the alphabet! Their homework assignment was to come up with and to create a super awesome project that celebrates their letter. One day at a time, these innovative ladies will share their letter project with us, right here, front and center!! I can't even tell you how much fun this is going to be!
Are you ready for the letter line-up? Hold onto your hats! "A" - Amber, Crazy Little Projects "B" - Becky, Patchwork Posse "C" - Christine, I Dig Pinterest "D" - Amy, Ameroonie Designs "E" - Bev, Flamingo Toes "F" - Kim, Seven Thirty Three "G" - Kimbo, A Girl and A Glue Gun "H" - Meredith, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home "I" - liZ, Simple Simon and Co. "J" - Sky, Capital B "K" - Emily, The Benson Street "L" - Adrienne, Free Time Frolics "M" - Michele, The Scrap Shoppe "N" - McKenzie, Girl Loves Glam "O" - Janica, JaniJo "P" - Melanie, Find it, Make it, Love it "Q" - Elizabeth, Simple Simon and Co. "R" - Michelle, The Ribbon Retreat Blog "S" - Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts "T" - Natalie, The Creative Mom "U" - Becky, U Create "V" - Kami, Sweet Charli "W" - Terra, Mama Says Sew "X" - Jessica, Running With Scissors "Y" - Lisa, Mabey She Made It "Z" - Jaime, Everyday ArtWow, right?!? This is going to be spectacular and full of yummy creative goodness! So get those rulers out and your scissors sharpened because you are going to need them! Your assignment??? Make sure to check in every day of every week in August, Monday - Saturday, to help us celebrate and learn more about our alphabet and how these incredible ladies transform their letter assignment into pure crafty genius!!! And...what is an awesome series without an awesome giveaway??? Hehe...don't you worry because this series is totally jammed packed with inspiring creativity and an INCREDIBLE giveaway too!!! But, you are going to have to be a little patient, because the giveaway won't come until a little later, so stay tuned and make sure to check back every day!!! See you tomorrow class, where we will learn all about the letter "A"!
Friday, July 18, 2014
Several weeks ago my friend Emily at www.thebensonsstreet.com asked me to join in on her back to school series. Joining in the fun are 44 other bloggers too. This series is jam packed with great ideas to get your kids started for school this coming year!
I have a son going into junior high this year so I thought it was a great opportunity to do something for him. So after days of thought. Yes days... We are talking the dreaded Junior high where nothing is right and from day to day, his mood and attitude is a mystery. I finally came up with something that her wouldn't be embarrassed by!
Thursday, May 29, 2014
As the school year draws to a close, I find myself searching for a teacher gift. I want to do something for them that gives them an option. I like to give my teachers more than chocolate and Diet Coke. So this year I came up with 2 option. One for Ice Cream and the other for a Smoothie. Because everyone loves Ice Cream and smoothies. They are the perfect summer treat! So head out to your local Ice Cream Parlor or smoothie shop and get a couple gift cards for those amazing teachers you kids have had the privilege to learn from and print off the easy gift card holders to tell them THANK YOU!
Thursday, August 8, 2013
How is it already August? How am I already buying school supplies and school clothes? Well the summer may have flown by but me and my blog friends have some projects to get you in the mood for back to school. Check out these amazing back to school projects and get in the school spirit!
1. Back to School Mantle by The Crafted Sparrow 2. Churched up Backpacks by Maybe I Will 3. Back to School Wreath by Among the Young 4. Flour-less Cookies by Hollyhocks & Honeybees 5. Portable Homework Station by The Benson Street 6. ABC Book Page Bunting by She's Crafty 7. Back to School Trends by Flats to Flip Flops 8. Back to School Shopping List by Free Time Frolics
Monday, July 15, 2013
Getting your family prepared to head back to school, can be difficult especially after a long, fun-filled summer. Here are a few of our favorite Back to School Tips to help you along the way.
1. Back-to-School Supplies Checklist - Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Safety scissors? Not Yet. Use the same checklist each time you head out to grab supplies, to keep track of what you have already purchased and the things you still need to. These are also handy if you have more than one child. Simply print 2, 3, 4 list and add their name to the top.
I know its a little early to be thinking back to school. But I wanted to get this one up and going for all of you. Back to School Shopping is just around the corner. With 4 kids and a busy schedule I can never remember what I have or need for my kids.
I have boys who really don't like shopping and they don't really care what clothes they wear. (I am lucky we haven't hit that stage yet.) So I find that I do a lot of their shopping for school clothes when I am just out and about. I usually check out the sale racks each time I go shopping. The same for my daughter. The only problem, I have 4 kids and I can never remember sizes. Especially for shoes! The little buggers keep growing!
If your kids are like mine they are growing like weeds! I feel like I am always on the look out for a bigger size in clothing. So I search the internet for clothing suggestions for kids. I found this great article on wiki how. It gave some guidelines and suggestions for how many of each item to buy. For me some were over exaggerated. (My kids don't need 15 t-shirts) So to help keep track of what I have bought, and what we need, I put together these fun colorful printable's to help you keep track of what you have and what you need to buy. I have included a separate list for boys and girls. Pick the color you like and print. Be sure to follow the rules of my free printable usage!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Teachers are super important. Without them where would our children be? (Moms too!) They probably spend more time with our kids than we, as parents do. I made this printable to remind us of what a teacher is. They are all theses things and more. Thank you to all the teachers out there. Your patients and creativity in teaching our children is a appreciated.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Here in Idaho we still have a few weeks till school starts. But back home in Utah kiddos are heading back today, Here is a cute little printable to get you back into the swing! Printable size is 11x14. Just right click, save to your computer, then print at your favorite printer! Have a Happy Day!
Please right click and save to your computer. Then print wherever you like!