30 Summer Salads that we know you’ll love

30 Yummy Salads - Chicken Salads, Pasta Salads, Salads with Acovado... So many great recipes!

Summer Salads just might be one of my most favorite things!  There are so many variations to choose from!  So crisp, so fresh, so yummy, so many salads to choose from!  Today we’re sharing 30 of our most favorite Salads for you to try this Summer.  We think you’ll love them as much as we do! What are you waiting for? Start tonight! For more yummy recipes jump over to our Salad Pinterest Board. 30 Summer Salads 1- Peachy Cobb from Lemon Tree Dwelling 2- Pomegranate Pecan and Pecan Salad with Poppyseed Dressing from Crème de la Crumb 3- Harvest Cobb from Damn Delicious  4- Fruit Salad from Super Healthy Kids 5- Skinny Chopped Veggie Salad from The Wicked Noodle 6- Strawberry Dressing from The 36th Avenue 7- Strawberry Cucumber Salad from Life Created 8- Lemon Berry Salad from Oh, Sweet Basil 9- Broccoli Cauliflower Salad from Chef in Training 10- Blackberry, Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad from Lemon Tree Dwelling [Read More…]

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15+ Teacher Appreciation Ideas

15 ideas for Teacher Appreciation - Printables, gifts, flowers and door ideas!

 It’s that time of year again!  Can you believe it?  Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us… now what am I going to give those amazing teachers who teach my children every day?  No need to worry, we’ve got you covered!  Printables, paper flowers, candy flowers, simple gift ideas, and even door ideas!  It doesn’t get easier than this. Teacher Appreciation Ideas Printables 1. Redbox printable from The Crafting Chicks 2. Classroom Fingerprint Tree from Balancing Home 3. Gift Card Holders from Hip 2 Save  4. Plant Poem from The Crafting Chicks   Gift Ideas 5. Sticking with us from Love the Day  6. Ex’STRAW’dinary Teacher Gift from Giggles Galore  7. The strain is over! From Landeelu  8. Creative Juices from Drama Mama’s Little Corner  Flowers 9. Chocolate Bouquet from Tikkido 10. Paper Blooms from Lia Griffith 11. Pencil Posies from The Crafting Chicks  12. Marker Bouquet from The Happy Scraps  Doors 13. Superhero door from You’ve Been Framed  14. Music Teacher door [Read More…]

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15 easy Chore Charts that your kids will love!

15 easy chore charts that your kids will love! These printables are so great (and easy)!

We are always looking for the motivation to get chores done.  Today we’ve put together a list of our most favorite Chore Charts! Your kids will love them almost as much as you will! For more chore chart ideas visit our Pinterest Board. Chore Charts Morning Motivation Job Charts from The Crafting Chicks Chore Jar from Whatever Dee Dee Wants No Fail Summer Job Charts from The Crafting Chicks Work for Hire Chores from The Chic Family Fill in the Blank Job Charts from The Crafting Chicks Punch Card Chores from Thirty Handmade Days Job Chart Template from The Crafting Chicks Chalkboard Chore Charts from Eighteen25 After School Chore Chart from Somewhat Simple Summer Bingo Chore Chart from The Dating Divas Clean the House Treasure Hunt from Mother’s Niche Tic Tac Toe To Do List from Design Eat Repeat Frozen Chore Chart from Blessed Beyond a Doubt DIY Erase Chalkboard Chore Chart from Simply Kierste Chore System from Homemade by [Read More…]

20 Spring Decor Ideas

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these! So many easy DIY projects!

 Spring is almost here!  Are you ready for it?  Oh I am!  Well, my house isn’t … but I am!  To help get you ready for Spring, we’ve gathered 20 of the best Spring Decor projects from the web.  Add any of these to your home and you’ll be feeling the sunshine! 20 Spring Decor Ideas Chalkboard Herb Garden from The Crafting Chicks Pallet Planter from Southern House Restoration Rustic Succulent Pots from Meatloaf and Melodrama Boxwood Wreath from Reasons to Skip the Housework Colorful Burlap Wreath from Ginger Snap Crafts Faux Flowering Branches from My Soulful Home Tulips in a Vase from Life Fad Tint Mason Jars Blue from Setting for Four Spring Sign from Creations by Kara How to make a Moss Wreath from Entirely Eventful Day Hello Spring sign from Create Craft Love Spring Baby Grass Wreath from P.S. It’s in the Details He Has Risen printable from 36th Avenue Paper Spider Mums from Live Laugh Rowe [Read More…]

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15 of our Favorite Brunch Recipes

15 Favorite Brunch Recipes – These recipes would be perfect for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or just a Spring Brunch Party! I can’t wait to try them!

Brunch is in the air!  Spring is the perfect excuse to make your favorite breakfast recipes!  (Mother’s Day is also a great excuse!!) Today we are sharing 15 of our Favorite Brunch Recipes with you.  They are sure to please!  Waffle bars, omelet bars, fruit salads, donut skewers, smoothies, fruit tarts… we’ve got them all! Brunch Recipes Omelet Bar from My Pookie Designs Pretty, Yummy Fruit Salad from Pioneer Woman Yogurt Parfait Bar from The World According to Eggface Birdnest Bites from Simply Real Moms  3 Ingredient Pineapple Orange Spritzer from Thirty Handmade Days  Quick and Easy Crepes from The Baker Upstairs  Sour Cream and Banana Whole Wheat Pancakes from The Crafting Chicks Beautiful Breakfast Tart from The View From Great Island Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole from Gimme Some Oven Baked French Toast from Just Between Friends Donut Hole Breakfast Skewers from ValSoCal   Sunburst Energy Smoothie from Super Healthy Kids Build Your Own Waffle Bar from Design Eat Repeat [Read More…]

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St Patrick’s Day Round-up

St Patrick's Day Round-up | Decor, Gift ideas, Printables, Dinner ideas, Leprechaun Traps... this post has it all!

We just love St Patrick’s Day!  There are so many fun things to do with the kiddos!  To make it easy for you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day ideas. Gifts, treats, printables, treasure hunts, good luck charms, decor… we’ve got it all! St Patrick’s Day Round-up Rainbow Donuts from The First Year Leprechaun Traps from The Crafting Chicks Lucky Penny Letters from Made by Marzipan St Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt Printables from The Crafting Chicks I am “CEREAL”-sly lucky to be your Mom! from Blue Skies Ahead DIY Lucky Charms Notebooks from The Crafting Chicks Shamrock Tree from Lolly Jane Mini Pots of Gold from The Crafting Chicks St Patrick’s Day Pizza from Over the Big Moon Good Luck Charms from Frog Prince Paperie Lucky Me Gift Bag from The Crafting Chicks Rainbow and Pot of Gold Treats from I Can Teach My Childs Shamrock Soda Labels from The Crafting Chicks Rainbow Loom Lucky Charm [Read More…]

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March Madness – 16 Sweet Ideas

16 Sweet Ideas for March Madness - This has everything I need for a great basketball party!

We are so excited for March Madness to start!  What about you? To get you ready for the fun, we’ve gathered ’16 Sweet’ ideas for your March Madness Party!  Food, decor, printables… we’ve got you covered! 16 Sweet Ideas for March Madness 1 – Basketball Table Décor from Occasions 2 – Basketball Sliders from Hungry Happenings 3 – Basketball Snack Tags from Salt and Pepper Moms 4 – Basketball Cupcakes from The Crafting Chicks  5 – Basketball Party Drinks from Spaceships and Laser Beams 6 –  How to make a basketball bag from Instructables  7 – Ultimate March Madness Date from The Dating Divas 8 – Basketball Centerpiece from Project Momma 9 – Pizza stand from Homemaking Hacks 10 –  Basketball Nails Tutorial from Polish Pals  11 – Table setting from Be Different… Act Normal 12 – Basketball Blanket Tutorial from The Misadventures of Handmade  13 – Basketball Wreath from Seven Layer Charlotte 14 –  Printable Basketball Tournament Bracket from [Read More…]

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15 Amazing Casserole Bakes

15 Amazing Casserole Bakes - These look so good! I know what I'm making for dinner!

Casserole Bakes We love a good Casserole Bake!  These dishes are perfect when you’re short on time.  They are also great dishes when you are bringing dinner to a friend or neighbor! We’ve gathered 15 of the most amazing Casserole Bakes for you!  You’re going to love them! Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole from Jo Cooks Swedish Meatball Casserole from Pocket Change Gourmet Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Bake from ifoodreal Beef & Noodle Casserole from Six Sisters’ Stuff Chicken Noodle Bake from The Crafting Chicks Meatball Sub Bubble Up Bake from Life With The Crust Cut Off Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti from Gimme Some Oven Teriyaki Chicken Casserole from Oh, Sweet Basil Topless Chicken Pot Pie from The Crafting Chicks Spicy Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake from Let’s Dish Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole from Mom On Time Out Baked Spaghetti from Budget Bytes Sweet Potato & Quinoa Bake from Super Healthy Kids Chicken Fettuccine Casserole from Somewhat Simple Quinoa [Read More…]

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21 Free Printable Valentines on The Crafting Chicks

21 Free Printables Valentines on The Crafting Chicks - Oh my kids are going to love these! And I love how easy they are!

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it.  We’ve made it super easy for you this year. Here are 21 Free Printable Valentines from The Crafting Chicks! Just click, print and deliver! It doesn’t get easier than that! *All Valentine printables are for personal use only.* Leaping Lizards!  It’s Valentine’s Day! Valentine… You make my heart SOAR! Valentine… Let’s CONNECT! Valentine… Don’t Stress! Healthy Valentine Printable Bite Size Valentine Printable Valentine… You are Sugar & Spice & everything nice! You knock my SOCKS off Valentine! You are the SPRING to my step Valentine! Valentine… Let’s STICK together! Valentine, you QUACK me up! Here’s a little SUGAR RUSH for my Valentine CRUSH! You are EXTRA awesome Valentine! Don’t burst my BUBBLE, be my Valentine! LEAPING over to say, Have a HOPPY Valentine’s Day! Valentine… I think you are really SHARP! Valentine… you a-MAZE me! Valentine… you’re my favorite fish in the sea! Put a RING on it Valentine! Hugs & [Read More…]

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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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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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The Top 15 Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Top 15 Cleaning Tips and Tricks - These are great!

It’s that time of year when holiday decorations are down and my house looks empty.  An empty house  always make me realize that my house needs a good cleaning!  So we’ve searched the web for the Top 15 Cleaning Tips & Tricks!  You’re going to love these! For more cleaning ideas jump over to our Cleaning Tips and Tricks Pinterest Board! How to wash pillows and make them white again by Inter Design Info How to clean glass shower doors by Ask Anna Homemade Granite Cleaner by No. 2 Pencil How to remove carpet stains by The Shabby Creek Cottage The world’s best homemade laundry soap by The Crafting Chicks Safely clean your computer keyboard by The Mamas Girls How to clean moldy water bottles by One Hundred Dollars a Month The no-scrub way to clean your stove burners by The V Spot How to remove water rings by Homemade Mamas How to remove hard water by The Thrifty Home [Read More…]

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Everything you need for a fabulous New Year’s Eve party!

Everything you need for a fabulous New Year's Eve Party

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and we love this fun holiday.  We went through our New Year’s Pinterest board to bring you everything you need to celebrate! From Printables, to Recipes, this round-up has your night covered! Printables: 1- Catch My Party – Invitations, menu cards, resolution cards, drink labels, banners, and more! 2- The Crafting Chicks – Countdown numbers 3- The 36th Avenue – Bottle labels, gift tags and more! Decor: 4- Oh Happy Day – DIY Sequin Photo Booth 5- Honey & Fitz – Bubble Wall 6- Studio DIY – Confetti Dipped Balloons Party Favors: 7- Evermine Blog – Midnight Kisses 8- Lil’ Luna – Sparkling New Year 9- Hoosier Handmade – Countdown Goodie Bags Family Friendly Activities: 10- Capturing Joy – BINGO Game 11- Soho Sonnet – Countdown Activities for Kids 12- No Time For Flash Cards – Year in Review Photo Scavenger Hunt Appetizers: 13- Taste and Tell – Pepperoni Pinwheels 14- The [Read More…]

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How to create, share and add Google plus circles

How to create, share and add a circle in Google Plus

Let’s talk about Google+ for a minute… If you are a reader… Google+ is a great way to get to know the person behind your favorite blog or the people behind your favorite brands!  There is a lot of interaction.  If you comment, they will comment back! If you are a blogger… Google+ is a fabulous way to connect with your readers!  It’s also really important for SEO and improving your Google search rankings. Now let’s talk Google+ Circles… If you’re a reader… G+ Circles are a way to organize your friends.   Create as many circles as you’d like.  Ex. Friends, Family, Co-workers, Acquaintances, Girl’s Night Out Girlies, Favorite Blogs, Favorite Brands, Family Reunion, etc.  You can put a single person into as many circles as you’d like.  From your news feed you can control which of these circles you see.  You can also control which of these circles will see what you post. Important note – You can’t control [Read More…]

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