Chicks Picks: Office Supplies


Raise of hand for who love office supplies as much as me!  I love Back to School time where everything goes on sale and I can snag extra things to bulk up my supplies.  We wanted to make sure you knew about some of our favorite supplies out there. Martha Stewart Bone Folder It makes nice creases and is great for turning fabric.  It also will come in handy if you get caught with a sneaky ninja and will double as a weapon. Crayola Twistables Crayons These are the best!  I love them.  You can mark your scriptures or color and they don’t make a mess. Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Markers Love these! Love the colors. Great for journaling and writing on notes and cards. Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape I think it’s about time that everyday tape is fun.  I love using this to wrap presents or tape a note to the fridge.  You can write on this tape which [Read More...]

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Albion Fit Giveaway


One important lesson I’ve learned from my husband is that you should look good and dress the part no matter what you are doing.  (Yes! My husband believes this. I’m a lucky girl!)  I think this is definitely true when it comes to working out.  The days of wearing an old scrubby t-shirt and sweat pants are over. Let me introduce you to Albion Fit. Albion Fit has super luxurious and flattering fitness apparel.  Every piece is fashionable, yet practical so you can actually break a sweat. I chose to try out this fun burnt orange Love Racer tank, and I have to say that I am in love with it.  The fabric is so soft and comfortable.  The ruching on the sides adds just another fun detail that is flattering. Albion Fit also sells swimwear. I love how the swimwear is feminine and different from other swimwear out there.  There are fun details added to each suit. Albion Fit has [Read More...]

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Icelandic Pancakes…My Very Favorite Pancake


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 [Read More...]

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50 Back to School Ideas


  It seems like summer just started, but here we are getting ready for school to start again.  Some of you may already have started which means your summer is over.  We’ve searched the web for some fun ideas, printables, and treats just perfect for back to school time! Back to School Printables From One Charming Party Lunchbox Notes, Kiki & Company on Whipperberry School Days Party on Amy Atlas Back to School on Maddycakes Muse Back to School Printables on Anna and Blue Paperie Teacher Treat Printable from My Sister’s Suitcase Teacher Appreciation Gift from Design. Wash. Rinse. Repeat   Back to School Family Dinner on Marci Coombs Back to School Crafty Containers from The Crafting Chicks Apple Cupcakes from Make and Takes Back to School Teacher Gift from The Crafted Sparrow Back to School USB Charger Teacher Gift from The Crafting Chicks Back to School Teacher Gift from Simply This and That Back to School Lunchbox Joke Printables [Read More...]

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How To Make a Rootbeer Float Printable


Did you know that Aug. 6 is National Rootbeer Float Day?  I found out last year and thought it is the perfect day to deliver a fun treat to friends and family.  I ran to the store and got everyone a carton of ice cream and a 2 liter of rootbeer.  I didn’t have time to make a printable last year, but made sure I had one for this year to share! I was talking to Nikkala and she took my printable design idea and she came up with this one for you. Add it to a single bottle of rootbeer and a small carton of ice cream for a single person.  Or for a family gift, give a larger carton of ice cream and 2 liter or a 4 pack of rootbeer.  Either way, you are delivering happiness! All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as [Read More...]

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Mega Back to School Giveaway


It’s so hard to believe that it’s already time to think about back to school shopping! Where did the summer go? We are so excited to present to you today a mega back to school giveaway! Where you have the chance to win 1 of 10 $100 gift cards to one of the awesome shops featured above! This giveaway is brought to you by Mom’s Best Network, Babiekin’s Magazine, Lunchpails and Lipstick, The Little Style File, No Biggie, The Crafting Chicks, The Dating Divas, Stylish Littles, The Happy Gal, Momentity, and No Diets Allowed A huge thank you to our sponsors, Ruum Kids, Tea Collection, Joules clothing, See Kai Run, and Pac Packs for making this giveaway possible.   To Enter: 1. Leave us a comment about your favorite back to school item from one of our sponsors above… As part of the rafflecopter entry You must ALSO make sure to leave the same comment with the main host of [Read More...]

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Back to School USB Charger Teacher Gift

With You In Charge

This post is part of Michaels Back to School Challenge. When Michaels asked us to participate in their Back to School Challenge, things suddenly got real around here. Summer is almost over! On the first day of school I try to send a small gift and a note for his teacher, letting them know we are excited for the year and that I would like to be involved in their classroom. I find that it not only helps my relationship with the teacher, but is a great ice breaker for my timid guy on the first day of school.  There’s nothing like giving a gift to help you feel like friends. This year he will have a male teacher half of the day, and I realize cute things are lost on them. These bright USB car chargers caught my eye on an end cap at Michaels! And who doesn’t need a car charger?! Plus I think it qualifies as an [Read More...]

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Back To School Fonts


Do you remember the old days where you would write your friends notes and pass them in class or the hallway?  Ah, the good ole days before texting and technology took over our lives.  Writing was a big deal back then.  I remember making my letters all fun and fancy. Here are some fun fonts to take you back to those days.  Hope you enjoy! To download a font just click on the hyperlink name below.  Some fonts are from Lost Type Co-op and you have an option to name your price for download.  You can enter $0.00 if you’d like or thank the developer with some money. PW Left Hand Hello Belle Kindness Ellie ami Quaver Sans Hello Skinny Weekend Summer Fun Skinny Chick My Font Addiction Delius 5th Grade Cursive SaySomething Mr and Mrs Popsicle Hello Recess Oil Can Little Days Rawengulk Vintage Friday Night Lights Learning Curve   What are some of your favorite fonts? Pin It

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7 Elements of a Magazine-Worthy MASTER BEDROOM


Some items were provided by Pottery Barn. Who doesn’t want a magazine-worthy bedroom?  I’m so excited to share this post.  There are definitely elements that create a finished look and I’m excited to share these tips and tricks.  We have been in our house for about 7 years and we haven’t done much with our Master Bedroom.  I once heard that when you move, you should ALWAYS set up the master bedroom first, since the relationship of the parents is the center of the family.  I thought this was interesting since I usually think of this backwards and want to take care of everyone else first.  Well, I was so excited to use some of the Pottery Barn items since they are CLASSIC and WELL-MADE.  I love that I can DIY around the CLASSIC Pottery Barn pieces and mix handmade and thrift finds with them. BEFORE: AFTER: ELEMENTS OF A MAGAZINE-WORTHY MASTER BEDROOM: ELEMENT 1:  BED.  The bed is the centerpiece [Read More...]

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