RedBox Teacher Appreciation Printable

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Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up quickly and here is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to give teacher a night off! Even though we know the chance of them not correcting papers while watching a movie is slim, it’s the thought that counts. I love giving RedBox codes as gifts because it can be as simple as just the code, or you can easily turn it into a bigger gift by adding some movie treats. Chances are your kids will have a good idea of what their favorite soda is. I put it all together in this cute galvanized bucket I picked up at Michael’s. I can’t find them online, but they had a few different colors in store. Once you’ve downloaded the tags, head over to RedBox to buy your codes. The smallest number of codes you’ll be able to buy is 5, but if you’re anything like our family what you don’t use for teacher appreciation will [Read More…]

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Spring Celebration Giveaway

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It’s that time again! Time for a giveaway! We want to give you to the chance to win a $500 Gift Card from Visa or Home Depot AND 1 Gift Card from Visa or Home Depot for a friend. That’s $1,000 all together! Just enter below and cross your fingers.   Spring Celebration

Scrapbook Paper Covered Pencils + Printable

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 Hey there!  It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete blog.  I can’t believe we are already into the month of April and soon it will be May.  Where has this year gone?!  Remember back at the beginning of the school year I shared how to make a Scrapbook Paper Notebook?  Well, I thought I would end the school year with these Scrapbook Paper Covered Pencils + Printable.  This is just a fun and easy gift idea to thank teachers for all their hard awesome work. If you don’t know by now, I am obsessed with scrapbook paper.  I hoard so many paper pads, I hate to think how many I have.  Plus, crafting with pattern paper is my all time favorite!  I am always on the lookout for new paper pads.  SO, when I saw the new Pebbles Homemade collection by Jen Hadfield aka Tater Tots & Jello blog, I just new I had to make a project using this fun [Read More…]

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Cruise Travel Tips


Disclaimer:  Royal Caribbean and Southwest Airlines were sponsors of the Click Retreat and cruise, and Del Sol provided my ticket  for this adventure.  All opinions are my own This past January I had the opportunity to attend CLICK Retreat, A bloggers retreat focusing on photography and building your skills. Now this wasn’t any old retreat or blogging conference.  It was held on the the World’s Largest Cruise Ship, The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas.  The ship was amazing! The Conference was amazing! I did learn a new trick or two when it comes to cruising that I wanted to pass along to you. So here are my top Cruise Tips and Tricks to help you either save money or make your money go farther. Research your Ship The Oasis of the Seas was an amazing and very large ship.  I’ve cruised before and never had problem with my sense of direction.  On this ship,however, I could never get my bearings.  They [Read More…]

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Happy Easter Inspiring Printable

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  You know that we love to share an inspiring printable with you the first Sunday of each month and I’m so happy it’s my turn so I can wish you Happy Easter Sunday!    I sure hope that your Easter has been wonderful so far.  Mine has been spent with family and friends being reminded of the amazing gift our Savior gave to us. I found this quote: “At this Easter season we are reminded of why we love Him and of the promise He makes to His faithful disciples to become His beloved friends. The Savior made that promise and told us how, in our service to Him, He comes to us. … ‘Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love’ (D&C 6:20). I experienced the joy of coming closer to the Savior and of His coming closer to me most often through simple acts [Read More…]

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Spring Time Scattergories *Free Printable

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We’ve shared these fun Printable Scattergories games this year and we are excited to share our Spring Time Version!  A great game for those Class or Family Parties, thinking about SPRING TIME…from A to Z! Rules: To play Spring Time Scattergories, set a timer and work as fast as you can to list a Spring Time related word for each letter before the time runs out. When scoring, you get 1 point for every word that no one else chose for that letter. Highest score wins! (Personal Use Only Please-Download property of Crafting Chicks LLP) Pin It

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Spring Time Don’t Eat Pete! “Don’t Eat My Bunny” *Free Printable

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“Don’t Eat Pete” is a favorite game at our house!  We love playing it for family night.  I made a “Spring Time Don’t Eat Pete” version to play this week!…Don’t Eat My Bunny! Sharing a free printable for you!  Print (8×11.5). Directions: Place one Easter candy (m & m’s, & skittles are good ideas for candy) in each square of the “Don’t Eat My Bunny” Sheet. Send a child away from the room and have the remaining children choose which Bunny will be “Pete”.  Have the first child come back and begin eating the candy on each bunny, one at a time. As soon as the child tries to pick up the candy that is on the “Pete” Bunny, everyone yells, “Don’t eat my Bunny!!!!” Let each child have a turn and refill the game board with treats.  Repeat this again and again! This is also a great game for class parties, family parties, or Family night!  We love it! [Read More…]

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Easter Peep Houses

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I saw these Easter Peep Houses on Yesterfood.  So stinkin’ cute!  Every year at Christmas time my kids look forward to decorating gingerbread houses…it is one of their favorite traditions…so I knew they would love make these Peep houses.  They were so easy to prepare for…only a few items were needed, and the kids had so much fun adding their own creativity to their Peep House. I love how our Easter Peep Houses turned out.  They are so cute to display through the month.  Or to use as a centerpiece.  I love seeing their little creations around my house.  Add the Easter Peep Houses to a cake stand…and place on your counter. What you will need to make Easter Peep Houses: -Graham Crackers (5 halves per house-look at picture below) -Paper plates (I like colored ones…green or yellow…or pink) -Peeps  (We used bunnies and chicks) -Edible Easter grass (Found near the Easter candy in the grocery store…just learned of edible [Read More…]

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Easter Basket Cupcakes

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Sharing adorable Easter Basket Cupcakes today!  These were simple to make and turned out so cute.  A fun treat to add to your Easter celebrations. These Easter Basket Cupcakes are also fun to make with your kids!  They really took minutes to make after the cupcakes were ready and frosted.  Place them on a cake platter for an adorable centerpiece.  Or take them on a pretty tray to an Easter celebration. Grab some edible easter grass (I just learned of this!), mini egg treats, fancy cupcake wrappers…and you can make these sweet Easter Basket Cupcakes. What you will Need to make Easter Basket Cupcakes: -Cupcakes frosted (You don’t have to frost them fancy…you will be adding grass & eggs) -Edible Grass in pink and green (I found this in the grocery store by the Easter candy) -Cadbury Mini Eggs -Fancy Cupcake Wrappers (I found pink and white ones at Michaels) -1/2 in x 8 1/3 in strips of paper in [Read More…]

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DIY Jewelry Dish


This post is sponsored by Polyform Products. All opinions are my own. 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 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. I let my girls each choose 2 colors, and we cut them in half, leaving the other half for another project. The clay can be pretty hard so you’ll need to knead it out lots.  My helpers [Read More…]

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