Mother’s & Father’s Day


I Am Your Father T-Shirt for Dad

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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

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

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

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

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

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers from Healthy Happy Life

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

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

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

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20 Mother’s Day Gifts and Printables

Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Breakfast in bed, homemade cards… such a fun day!

To make life easier for you, we’ve searched the web for our favorite Mother’s Day gifts and printables.  We know you’ll love them!

For more ideas, jump over to our Mother’s Day Pinterest board.

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

20 Mother’s Day Gifts and Printables

DIY Jewelry Dish from The Crafting Chicks

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

DIY Pin Tucked Apron from Delia Creates

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

Silhouettes in Photoshop from The Crafting Chicks

20 Mom's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

“Soda-lighted” basket from Lolly Jane

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

Handprint Flowers from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

DIY Magnets from Sundaesins

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

Personalized Photo Jewelry from The Crafting Chicks

20 Mom's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

DIY Brag Books from eighteen25

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

Mom’s Emergency Stash from eighteen25

20 Mom's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

I’m a MOM, what’s your super power? from All Things Thrifty

20 Mom's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

 

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these printables!

Handprint Flowers Printable from The Crafting Chicks

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these DIY gifts!

You’re the BALM! from Smart School House

20 Mother's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these printables!

Thumbprint Family Tree from Day 2 Day Super Mom

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Breakfast Menu printable from Home by Heidi

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Mother’s Day Coupons from Skip to my Lou

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You ‘worm’ my heart from Mommy Envy

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Printable Tag and Gift Idea from The Crafting Chicks

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Best Mom Ever Medallion from No Biggie

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Questionnaire free printable from The Crafting Chicks

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DIY Silhouette Wall Art from The Crafting Chicks

20 Mom's Day Gifts and Printables - I love these printables!

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Father’s Day Handprint Tree 2015

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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

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Mother’s Day Handprint Flower Free Printable

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Here is this year’s Mother’s Day Handprint Flower Printable. For the last couple years I’ve offered you a couple options for this printable so you can document those cute little hands for all the Mother’s in your child’s life.  I went a little more simple with the design this year and I hope you all like it.  For ideas on how to use this printable, you can check out the Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers from 2013

mothers_day_handprint_tall Or the Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers for 2014

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Whatever you do make sure you take time to show love to all those who mother your child.  And hopefully you men out there will find this printable and make it for the women in your life.  I know I would be so excited if my husband made one of these for me. (hint hint!)

Here’s the download for the 3 stem option

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And here is the 4 stem option

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All printables are property of The Crafting Chicks, LLP.  PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Feel free to link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables. It’s also good karma to leave a comment if you download.

 

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Mother’s Day Printable

Mother's Day Printable

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! As a mom I adore the sweet little gifts I receive from my kiddos. I have had many breakfasts in bed that I would have to say were very interesting… but endearing.

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These past few weeks, I have been brainstorming with my good friend Holly, and we came up with this fun Mother’s Day Printable. It not only gives “Mom” an option of what food she likes and where she would like to eat her breakfast. But, also a 2nd Mother’s Day printable that is all about “Mom” and the kinds of things she likes and enjoys. Such a great way for kids and or hubby to get to know you better! These printables could be used for a very fun Mother’s Day morning full of memories and love.

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To all you GREAT Moms out there. I applaud you! Its a a lot of HARD work but so very rewarding! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

I wanted to share these printables with you. You can download the questionnaire below.

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And the menu below. Download

 Please remember all printables are copyrighted property of The Crafting Chicks, LLP or their contributors.  Please don’t alter or claim as your own.  Personal non-commercial use only.

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DIY Jewelry Dish

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I’m always racking my brain trying to think up fun creative gift ideas, especially for Mother’s Day.  I was trying to think of all the things that I would love and decided I really needed a Jewelry dish.  I decided that my mom would love a DIY Jewelry Dish that my girls made for her.  What a fun keepsake this would be.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Polymer clay
  • tin foil or wax paper
  • butter knife
  • rolling pin
  • oven safe bowl

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To get my little helpers started we washed our hands and made sure our work surface was clean.  Place a sheet of tin foil or wax paper under each set of hands.

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I let my girls each choose 2 colors, and we cut them in half, leaving the other half for another project.

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The clay can be pretty hard so you’ll need to knead it out lots.  My helpers were pretty good when the clay wasn’t as rough, but some of the clay did require a little more adult help.
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Once they had the clay in a more pliable state, we were ready to roll each piece into a snake.  The fun is starting.

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We took each snake piece and started to coil it.  Then connected the next color as we continued wrapping.

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My girls had so much fun with this.

Then I took the rolling pin and flatted it all out.

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Now you could be a perfectionist at this part and make sure it’s even everywhere, but I wanted this to show that my girls made it.  The imperfect is perfect to me.

Take the flatted clay and lay over an oven safe bowl.

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I also placed the bowl on a cookie sheet so it was easier to move.

You’ll bake this at 275 degrees F (130 C) for 30 minutes per 1/4″ of thickness.  I think I cooked mine for about 40 just for good measure.  Follow directions on the clay packaging.

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Once you take it out of the oven, you’ll want to remove it from off the bowl.  It can start to stick if you let it cool on there too long.

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Throw some jewelry in there and you are all set.

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15 of our Favorite Brunch Recipes

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

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!

Pretty, Yummy Fruit Salad from Pioneer Woman

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!

Yogurt Parfait Bar from The World According to Eggface

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!

Birdnest Bites from Simply Real Moms 

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!

3 Ingredient Pineapple Orange Spritzer from Thirty Handmade Days 

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!

Quick and Easy Crepes from The Baker Upstairs 

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!

Sour Cream and Banana Whole Wheat Pancakes from The Crafting Chicks

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!

Beautiful Breakfast Tart from The View From Great Island

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!

Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole from Gimme Some Oven

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!

Baked French Toast from Just Between Friends

 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!

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

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!

Build Your Own Waffle Bar from Design Eat Repeat

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!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake from Your Home Based Mom

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!

Blueberry Croissant Puff from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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!

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Father’s Day Handprint Tree 2014

 

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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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