Layered Ice Cream Cake


This post is sponsored by Adobe Voice.


This layered ice cream cake is easy to make, but has a lot of steps, so I’m trying something new today. Instead of having a post a mile long with lots of photos and typing, I’ve used Adobe Voice to make it all into a little video.

If you have little stories to tell, you might want to try Adobe Voice too. You can download it for free in the app store.

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Class Party 101 – Valentine’s Edition

Valetine's Day Class Party 101 - Everything you need for a class party! Games, Treats, Crafts and more!

Any classroom volunteers out there?  We’ve gathered everything you’ll need for the Valentine Party this year!  We found fun games, easy crafts, and yummy treats!  Click on the links for all the details. For more class party ideas, check out our Valentine’s Day Class Party Pinterest Board. –Games– My heart is bursting from Balancing Home Headbanz from The Crafting Chicks Arrow Game from A Girl and A Glue Gun Memory Game from Crazy Little Projects Musical Hearts from Teach Mama BINGO from The Crafting Chicks –Crafts– Origami heart suckers from Skip to my Lou Stitchable Conversation Hearts from U Create Baking cup valentine flowers  from Skip to my Lou Thumbprint Bookmarks from Crafts for all Seasons Cupids crafty bow and arrows from Make and Takes Mosaic hearts from Elementary Sparkle Valentine robots from Kiki and Company Robot valentines from Make and Takes –Treats– Red snack day from Super Healthy Kids Dipped wafer cookies from Family Fresh Meals Rice krispie treats [Read More…]

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CREATE Marquee Letters


Marquee letters are hot hot hot right now! I’ve tried making them on my own and they were soo time consuming.   Heidi Swapp’s Marquee new line at Michael’s make it so easy. They have every letter, plus some fun shapes.   The line has paper and glitter and washi tape to decorate the letters with.   They come with everything you need. The lights and bulbs and even a tracing template that makes it super easy.   When tracing, flip the template and paper over. Be sure to make the circles.   A regular hole punch is the perfect size. Look how nicely the lights and battery pack tuck in the back and out of site.     I’ve been wanting to add CREATE above my window in my craftroom and these fit perfectly up there! I love the addition to my craft room! Pin It

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DIY Photo Album Cover *Life is A Beautiful Ride

Add this image/quote to any photo album or scrapbook! It is the perfect quote to go with documenting your sweet life! This is also a great gift idea for loved ones.  I made this in Cricut design space and cut out the vinyl with my Cricut Explore. LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE (Cricut Design Studio) Materials: -Cricut Explore Machine -Cricut Design Space software -12×12 standard grib cutting mat -Vinyl (your choice of color) -Mini Photo Album -scoring blade Prep: Find your album and decide on the size for the front. My design is 6×6 inches. Load your vinyl onto the cutting mat and into the cricut explore. Cut: Cut the vinyl using the appropriate settings. Assemble: Remove the vinyl lettering and image and place on the front of your album. Pin It

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DIY Adventure Quote Tote

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This is the perfect tote for any book lover! “Adventure is out There” A perfect quote to go with any book tote to carry your favorite reads.  Or make a library tote!  Sharing how I made this adorable tote using my Cricut Explore. Materials: -Cricut Explore Machine -Cricut Design Space software -12×12 standard grib cutting mat -Gold Iron on Transfer Material -an Iron -A 11×13 white Prep: Add the gold iron on material to your cutting mat. Choose the appropriate setting on the dial. Cut: In design space, pull up the “Adventure is out There”. Load the cutting mat and cut. Make sure you select “mirror image” before you cut. Assemble: Iron over your tote…get it really hot. Place your image on top of the bag. Iron over the plastic. Be sure to get the tiny details with your iron. Gradually and slowly peel off your plastic top. I also like to place a thin towel on top of the [Read More…]

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Only the Gentle Are Strong Free Printable


I’m over on SNAP today sharing my One Word for 2015. My one word is So hop over to the SNAP site  and you can read over my thoughts and why I chose this word! If you have come from the SNAP site you can download the printable below for your use! Enjoy!   All printables are property of The Crafting Chicks, LLP.  All Crafting Chicks products are copyrighted. They are for personal use only. No selling of prints or redistribution of files is allowed. Thank you! Pin It

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20 Healthy Snacks to Keep You Moving!

20 Healthy Snacks to Keep You Moving! - Oh I love these recipes!

We are all trying to keep those New Year’s Resolutions.  To help you find some healthy food choices, we’ve gathered 20 Healthy Snacks to keep you moving!  You’re going to LOVE these recipes! For more healthy options, jump over to our Healthy Snack Pinterest Board!  1 – Skinny Peanut Butter Granola Bites by Inside Bru Crew Life 2 – Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie by Or So She Says 3 – Fruit Leather by Brooke’s Kitchen of Culinary Dreams  4 – Baked Sweet Potato Chips by Baubles and Baked Goods 5 – Quinoa Coconut Granola Bars by Super Healthy Kids 6 – On the Go Protein Pack by Green Eggs and Goats 7 – Triple Layered Breakfast Apple Sandwich by Tales of a Kitchen 8 – Healthy Homemade Granola by MamaMatters Fitness   9 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls by Daily Burn 10 – Hummus Cups by Bakerette 11 – Cucumber Boats by Mrs. Olson’s Kitchen 12 – [Read More…]

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Office/Craftroom Tour


This post is sponsored by Michael’s.   I’ve shared parts of my office with you before, but I don’t think I’ve ever taken you on a tour of the finished room. You might remember when we painted the filing cabinets and installed the desk, or when I recovered my office chair back here. The good news is we still love our desk system as much as ever and the office chair is still kicking.   One side of the desk is the computer station and where I spend my nights. And the other houses my sewing machine, and when the sewing machine is put away my husband sets up his laptop in the area. A closer look at the sewing machine end of the room. I’m so excited for the peg system. It has taken way longer than it should have to find the energy to get this office put completely together.   Finding a system to keep everything organized [Read More…]

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Safari Party Game Printables…Safari Ranger Certification

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Our Safari Ranger Certification Games were so fun as part of my boy/girl twins Safari Birthday Party!  Sharing today how it was organized and each detail!  The kids loved this.  You can find other details and more inspiration in the following links.  I have also included the “Safari Ranger Certifications Sheets and Badges” as a free download below. Safari Party Decor & Inspiration Safari Party Games, Ranger Certification *Free Printables Safari Animal Cupcake Toppers *Free Printable Safari Birthday Party Banner *Free Printable Safari Party Trading Post   Each child received a Safari Ranger “Passport.”  As they went around to each “animal” station, they received a stamp or sticker.  I found these Adorable Animal Stickers at Oriental Trading. After their sheet was filled up, and they had been to each station, they received the “Certified Safari Ranger” Badge The Lions Den… At this station, we had a few relay races…including a tunnel or “den” to crawl through.  We also had some [Read More…]

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