Father’s Day


An Easy (and silly) Fathers Day Gift I love silly sayings to tease dads! This oven mitt was at the dollar store and I grabbed some white vinyl heat transfer from Expressions Vinyl. I made the saying in Cricut Design Space on my iPad using the Southwest cartridge font. Of course who doesn’t love this saying, ‘I’m too hot to handle’!

Make sure your reverse your image so that the words come out right. Load your mat and VHT into the machine and use the Iron-On setting on your Cricut’s smart dial, then press the C to cut.

Create and easy and inexpensive Fathers Day gift using a dollar store oven mitt and your Cricut Explore Peel the backing off you VHT so the positive of the image is showing. Whatever is stuck on the film will be ironed on to your material. Use a dry iron and on medium heat, place the iron on the backing and move back and forth for about 30 seconds. Once it’s stuck, gently peel off the backing. Then take your iron again and gently go back over the design to secure it. On my mitt, there was stitching so I went over those areas good so I had no lifting.

Once your mitt is done, wrap it up and let the laughs come!

Create and easy and inexpensive Fathers Day gift using a dollar store oven mitt and your Cricut Explore

Make sure you check out some of my ongoing projects over on the Frenchie blog and follow me on Pinterest and Instagram to see what my latest projects are. While you’re at it, here are some of my latest recipes perfect for Father’s Day!

Bacon and Goat Cheese omelet for a Father's Day Breakfast                      mini icebox lemon pie

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Mens Valet Caddy

For Mother’s Day I made some fun DIY Jewlery Dishes. I love using mine and having a place for the little things.  One look at my husband nightstand told me he needed something similar.  I present my Mens Valet Caddy. Oh, and I bet you’ll never guess what it’s made out of.

Friendly Plastic Pellets

The secret ingredient are these Friendly Plastic Pellets.  Here’s how to make a caddy for your man.

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Follow the directions to melt the pellets. I used a wet method and it worked well for this project.  Wait until the pellets turn clear and then with a craft stick, remove the plastic.

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You’ll want to knead the plastic and try to get it all smooth.

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Grab your rolling pin and start to roll the plastic into an even sheet.  You need to do this step as fast as you can because the plastic will start to cool and harden.  If it does you can just reheat by placing it back in the water or using a heat gun.

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Once your plastic is rolled out, you’ll want to get your mold ready.  I used a small plastic container and put tin foil over it so the plastic wouldn’t stick.

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Draped your plastic over your mold and shape to your preference.  I wanted it square with pinched corners so that’s what I did at this point. Set aside and let it cool.

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Once it was cool, I pulled out my spray paint.  I love this Mirror Effect from Rust-Oleum.  I thought it made this caddy really have that hammered metal look with the plastic not being completely smooth.

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Once the spray paint dries the valet caddy is ready to use. Have your man toss in all his lose change, ring, watch, keys. Whatever he needs to keep in one place.

If you want to try make sure to grab some Friendly Plastic. It’s available at Michaels.

 

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I Am Your Father T-Shirt for Dad

I Am Your Father T-Shirt For Dad

Do you have a Geek loving dad in your life?  My dad raised all of us kids on Star Wars, Star Trek, and Indiana Jones.  We grew up loving these movies and still have the hidden geek inside us.

To honor him for Father’s Day, I decided to make him a, “I Am Your Father,” t-shirt with my Cricut.  I can’t wait to give it to him. I think he’s going to love it.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own.

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First, open up the Cricut Cut File in Cricut Design Room.  You may have to download the font first, it’s Star Jedi. Also, make sure to get the right one.

Get your file to the correct size for your shirt.  I suggest measuring to see how large you’ll want it across the shirt.  It will be different for each shirt size.

Cut the wording in Cricut Design Room, and make sure that you Mirror Image so the letter aren’t backwards.

Once it’s cut, you’ll need to weed. This is where the weeding tool comes in handy. This font is a little tricky without a tool. You just need to grab that small line in-between to make it look right. Here’s what it should look like once you are done.

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Once you have weeded the vinyl, you are ready to place the vinyl on the shirt and iron it on.

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Follow the vinyl directions for this step.

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Now you’re done! That was super easy huh.  Now go wrap it up for the geek in your life.

Make sure to check out our other Father’s Day gift ideas.

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15+ family favorite BBQ recipes - Burgers, steaks, sides, desserts... Love these recipes for the grill!

It’s BBQ season!  I’m so excited!  Who’s with me?  Warm summer nights, eating outside, grilled goodness filling the air… you can’t beat it!  We thought you might want to try some new recipes this season.  So we gathered a few of our Family Favorite BBQ Recipes for you.  Heat up that grill!

Family Favorite BBQ Entrees

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Bev Cooks

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Skirt Steak Fajitas from Apples and Sparkle

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Grilled Pizza from The Crafting Chicks

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Grilled Steak Tacos with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce from Feasting at Home

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Paprika Chili Powder Salt from The Casual Craftlete

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Steak and Potato Kabobs from Taste and Tell

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Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers from Healthy Happy Life

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Family Favorite BBQ Sides

Easy Grilled Veggies from Gimme Some Oven

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Grilled Blooming Onion from Diethood

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Grilled Mango with Chile and Lime from Everyday Southwest

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Grilled Brown Sugar Pineapple from Oh, Sweet Basil

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Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn from The Cookie Rookie

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Family Favorite BBQ Desserts

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Salted Caramel Sauce from Lulu the Baker

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Grilled Donuts from Shaken Together

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Grilled Strawberry Basil Kebab from Cooking on the Weekends

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Grilled Shortcake Skewers from Betsylife

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S’mores Pizza from Clean Scentsible

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Grilled Caramel Apple Crunch from Coffee With Us 3

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This Father’s Day Handprint Tree has become one of the most requested posts for this time of year. In fact, I’m always surprised how early you all start asking for this.

This year I went a little more simple with the frame but added in a different tree to give you a few more options.  I think that I’ll have my three girls just add their hands wherever they want on the tree. Usually I try to stage it a bit but they are getting old enough that they can just place their hands and then it has more of their touch to it.

If you have questions on how to do this please refer back to previous Father’s Day Handprint trees like:

2012 Father’s Day Handprint Tree Father's Day Handprint Tree printable 2013 Father’s Day Handprint Tree

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and 2014 Father’s Day Handprint Tree

Make a Father's Day Handprint Tree

For the 2015 version download below

Download All printables are property of The Crafting Chicks, LLP. For personal noncommercial use only. It’s good karma to leave a comment if you download.

 

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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!

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 Recipes

Omelet Bar from My Pookie Designs

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Pretty, Yummy Fruit Salad from Pioneer Woman

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Yogurt Parfait Bar from The World According to Eggface

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Birdnest Bites from Simply Real Moms 

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3 Ingredient Pineapple Orange Spritzer from Thirty Handmade Days 

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Quick and Easy Crepes from The Baker Upstairs 

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Sour Cream and Banana Whole Wheat Pancakes from The Crafting Chicks

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Beautiful Breakfast Tart from The View From Great Island

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Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole from Gimme Some Oven

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Baked French Toast from Just Between Friends

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Donut Hole Breakfast Skewers from ValSoCal   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!

Sunburst Energy Smoothie from Super Healthy Kids

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Build Your Own Waffle Bar from Design Eat Repeat

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake from Your Home Based Mom

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Blueberry Croissant Puff from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Hi everyone! June is here and Father’s Day is right around the corner. My name is Kiki from Kiki and Company and I am thrilled to be here today to share a quick printable project to make the dads in your life feel special.

Printable Daddy Ties. Love these for Father's Day!

I LOVE spoiling the dads in my life on Father’s Day to let them know how much they are loved.  I wanted to come up with a cute “card” that kids could fill out for them and the Daddy Tie was born.

Printable Daddy Ties. Love these for Father's Day! 3 colors

The Daddy Tie is super easy to put together. Simply download the tie. Print and cut out. Have your child fill out the questionnaire or if they are too little, you can help them.

Printable Daddy Ties. These will be perfect for Father's Day!

 (and believe me when I say how fun it is to hear the answers those cute kiddos give!)

Printable Daddy Ties. Cute!

Then simply glue the top of the tie (patterned) to the questionnaire. I left a little space at the top to put your glue!

Printable Daddy Ties. 3 colors..perfect for Father's day!

Punch the designated holes and add string, yarn, ribbon, etc. to the tie long enough to tie around daddy’s neck. I even added some little printable tie tacks you can glue on them if you want. You are done!

Printable Daddy Ties. Super Easy and fun.

The answers my 3 older kids gave were perfect. He smiled and laughed at some, but the one similarity between them all is that they called him the best dad in the world and that made him feel like a million bucks!

Printable Daddy Ties. I can't wait to see what my kids say. #fathersday

I hope you and your kiddos have a blast making a daddy tie for the dads in your life and hope you make them feel like a king on their day!

free printable daddy ties at thecraftingchicks.com

To download the Daddy Tie, click on the link below:

My dad is my hero necktie GREEN STRIPE

My dad is my hero necktie NAVY DOT

My dad is my hero necktie ORANGE HEX

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I’d love to see you at Kiki and Company where you can find more Father’s Day printables including:

fathers day printables at kiki and company

Superhero Father’s Day / Me and My Dad Printable / Father’s Day Toolbox Coupon Book

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Father's-Day-2014

Here it is! The 2014 Father’s Day Handprint Tree!  The requests for this have started rolling in.  I honestly planned on having it up earlier, but I still think you have plenty of time to get this done and ready to gift to those special Dads in your life.

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I went simple this year with just a brown stitch boarder.

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Once again my girls were super eager to get their hands painted and press them into the tree.  Hope your kids, and Dads, love it as much as we do!
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Iclandic-Pancakes

This recipe is simple.  It’s my favorite type of pancake out of crepes, waffles, pancakes, and German Pancakes.  I love them because they are sweet, thin, and delicious.  I got this recipe from my dear friend Celeste who got it from her brother in-law Lance, who got it from his mission to Finland.  I had them first when I was in high school and I have not loved any other pancake more since.

ICELANDIC PANCAKES

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2t baking soda
  • 1/2t salt
  • 2T Sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (YUM)
  • Toppings:  syrup, ice cream, berries, whipped cream, etc, let your mind wander

Sift all dry ingredients, stir in the rest of the ingredients, and stir until combines.  I usually add a little more milk so they are a little bit thinner.  Pour in round pan or do what I do, pour over a whole rectangular skillet and make a giant pancake.  After cooked on one side, flip to cook on the other.  Cut up into pieces when done.  These pancakes are not fluffy, they are more dense and more wet.  They are delicious.  ENJOY.

 

 

 

 

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Father’s Day is coming up and we have teamed up with Cardstore to Celebrate Dad with a Pin it for Papa Giveaway!  This is a fun way to thank Dad for being #1 and to show the special moments that made your relationship with you dad!

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My older sister on the left, my dad, and me at 8 months old.

I hope you don’t mind if I share a bit about my dad.  I love him tons!  He is a quiet guy that knows almost everything, can fix almost anything, and can make you feel like a million bucks.  I feel super lucky he’s my dad.

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