Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Gourd Turkeys

If you have left over gourds from Halloween, this is a great way to re-use them!

All you need are some pipe cleaners, leaves or actual feathers for the feathers, acrylic paint for the face, googly eyes, some pipe cleaners for the feet and a glue gun.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Project Life Valentine's Day Cards

I started doing Project Life a few years ago and I have to say that I am a huge fan! If you have never heard of Project Life, go to Becky Higgins' website and find out more! It is definitely worth taking a look.

I have to say that I absolutely LOVE Valentine's Day and I want to make it just as special for my kids as I do for my husband. I think that you can never tell your loved ones why you love them enough, so I thought each day from February 1-14, I would leave a little note expressing one reason why I love each one of them. I really want to put these notes in their Project Life albums, so I made these cards that I think would be perfect for using Becky Higgins' Design F page protectors. Of course, these are also available to you as one of my freebies. These cards are great to spread some love even if you don't use Project Life.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Father's Day

For Father's Day this year with the new Superman coming to theaters, I thought it would be fun to make dad feel like a hero. On Pinterest I have seen quite a few "Super-Dad" themed parties, but I have been unable to find a printable banner, so I made one. I have also included a template where you can create a gift for dad or grandpa by asking the kids why he is their hero. The template is a png file and all you have to do is slip your photos into the file in Photoshop or another photo editing software. If you need a quick Father's Day surprise, here it is!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Service Bucket List

I have seen a ton of Holiday bucket lists, so I thought it would be fun to do a service oriented one. I have made 2 lists. One has some suggestions, and the other is blank. I hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season!

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Turkey with the Terrible Temper

I am not really sure where this story came from, but I loved it as a kid! I just used some templates that I had made to illustrate the story. If you need a quick cute story for Thanksgiving, this is it. You can either print this or if you are in a real time crunch, just put this pdf on your iPad and you are set.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein's story, "The Giving Tree," is a great example of how much you can love others by serving them. To start of this great month of gratitude, I thought it would be fun to read that classic story and to create our own "giving tree." Part of having an attitude of gratitude is serving others, so the purpose of this giving tree is to do one random act of kindness everyday for the month of November. Each day an act of kindness is done, a leaf can go up on the tree. Here's to having beautiful full fall trees by the end of the month, and having full hearts as well. Here is a free printable if you would like to do your own "giving tree."

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I am Still Here... And a Quick Game for Halloween!

I can't believe that it has almost been a year since I posted on this blog. Sorry I have been absent, but we have had a ton of changes in our little family. My husband has graduated from law school, passed the bar, and is now a gainfully employed attorney. That has simplified my life some. :) I am no longer working full time and have been able to stay at home with my daughter. We are also expecting another little girl right after Christmas, so we are really excited! It has been a transition going from being a working mom to a stay at home mom, but it has been great! I have been tackling projects that I had previously neglected due to my simple lack of time while I was working. I seriously have a profound respect for both working and stay at home moms. It has been a good learning experience for me to be on both sides. :) Anyway, I have recommitted myself to this little blog and I am hoping to have a new freebie/ post once or twice a month.

Here's the fun part. I saw on Pinterest, these little dice number games for Christmas, but didn't see any for Halloween. Since my daughter has started preschool this year, and has started learning to recognize numbers, I thought I would whip up a quick game for Halloween. We tried it out and she thought it was pretty fun! Basically, you just roll the dice until you fill in all of the numbers on the ghost. My daughter also LOVES to glue cotton balls to pictures, so I have also included a blank ghost that you could use for a little cotton ball project. I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween! I just love the holiday season.