Friday, October 14, 2016

Boo your Neighbors!

“Booing” our neighbors is my FAVORITE thing to do during this time of year. I have found some darling printables that can be printed for free and used for this fun tradition.
I thought I would show you 3 fun ideas that you can make to add a personal touch!
I copied this idea from this original pin.

Items Needed:
Green Bag
Black foam sheets or cardstock for the hair
Large google eyes
Marker- to draw features

I wish I could give you some awesome instructions. But, this bag is easy to assemble as shown! I just free handed the hair template!
I got my idea from this pin.
I just copied this concept and then made it using a bag (to make it larger for the neighbors!)
Items Needed:
Black Bag - I got a fun glitter one
Black foam sheet or cardstock for wings and ears
White foam sheet or cardstock for teeth
Large google eyes

Same easy instructions for this one. I just free handed the wings and the ears, you can just assemble it as it is shown here!
I fell in love with this pin when I saw it here.
Items Needed:
Black Embroidery Floss
Orange Embroidery Floss
1 Sheet of Orange Felt (8.5x11 sheet) - Cut in half
2 Sheets of Black Felt - Draw a witch shoe and cut 4 pieces
1. (Optional) draw black lines on your orange felt for the witch stockings.
2. Fold the orange felt in half and blanket stitch
3. Add stuffing to the legs
4. Blanket stitch the 2 pieces of the black felt shoes to the bottom of the stockings leaving open a small opening to add more stuffing. (Then stitch the opening closed).

Have so much fun spreading some less than scary treats to your neighbors!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School Organization Ideas

With school back in session, it is time to get organized! I found some ideas I loved the MOST…
The first pin I saw was this one. I already LOVE In a Pikle bags, but in this post… it mentions using these bags for lockers or backpacks. This is a perfect idea to keep those “emergency supplies” in their locker. The different pouches you can use to fill it with either In a Pikle's amazing accessories or your own custom “junk” make it so you can quickly find what you are looking for between classes. 
Best news yet! 
They are offering of $20 for the In a Pikle bags or accessory sets. And, if you spend at least $20 and use the code backtoschool, they will give you a back to school accessory pack FREE!
The BIGGEST conflict in our home is getting clothes prepared to wear the next day. How easy would it be to help your kids get all of their outfits worked out on Sunday night. Ironing for the week could be done and your week would be stress free! The original pin is hereShe actually charges for her tags so I recreated some that you can just have printed on 4x6 pictures on my blog! 
You can download them HERE!
Confession… I HATE studying with my kids. ESPECIALLY when it is for a test. I just don’t have the attention span. This genius app Quizlet is the best! You can use it to create tests, memory games, regular flash cards and a written study. It is AMAZING. 

This pin seems to be everywhere. I think it is a genius idea to label the markers for what they are used for when you study. 

Hope some of these help you... Back to School is always so exciting, isn't it? (Can we say halleluja for the kitchen being clean for the entire day every once in awhile)!!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Kids Crafts to sell!

It is so fun to watch little entrepreneurs in the summer. But, when lemonade stands start to get a little boring… here are 2 ideas your kids could make to sell instead!

I got the original idea from this pin:
You will need:
Muslim bags
sharpie marker

I got all of these supplies from the craft store. This craft is easy peasy to make! Just write the tic tac toe board on the bag and mark the rocks with “x”’s and “o”’s. 

This craft cost about $.50 per craft to make and so fun to put together :) 
My not-so-favorite craft that I tried, was this PRIZE INSIDE SOAP
You will need:
Clear melt soap base
silicone mold or soap mold
toys to put inside. 

The instructions were simple… melt the soap, put the toy in the mold, fill it with the soap. I bought the soap that was linked in the original pin and it ended up looking white and lumpy. I think someone else could do this well, but I somehow didn’t get it right :) So… I would try a different soap base than the one in the link. I think you could make these for about $.50 per soap as well!