Splash into Summer Giveaway

EDIT: Winners Jennifer M (from Glenpool, Oklahoma) – bounce house Anne S (from North Las Vegas) – camera Are you ready for another awesome pin it giveaway? We’ve got 2 A.MAZ.Ing. prizes up for grabs. FOR FREE. You’d be the coolest house on the block if you win the 11 in 1 bounce house/waterslide combo and break it out for some summer fun! Oh and don’t forget to share this giveaway with your friends so they can win the camera and take the sweet pictures of those priceless smiles! The Prizes up for Grabs: #1 Endless Fun 11-in-1 Inflatable Bounce House and Water Slide Combo (Donated By Sam’s Club) Pin It

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Chicks Picks: Yard Favorites


Disclaimer: We are Amazon Affiliates, so if you buy from Amazon through us, we receive a small kickback. Things are finally warming up here and we are thinking about yard work! So today we are sharing our favorite things that we use in our yards! Preen is necessary if you have flower beds and don’t want to weed every week.  Just follow the directions and you will have a lovely flower bed in no time at all! Garden Hopper This is a great way to keep all your gardening tools at hand, and also gives you a little seat. Zinnias I have always loved this kind of flower since I was walking one day and there was a whole field of them in someone’s yard.  I had to knock on the door and ask what they were called.  I have always loved the colors and textures that they offer. Hardy Hibiscus When we moved into our house, they was this [Read More...]

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Decorate Your Teacher’s Door {Teacher Appreciation Week}

door decorating ideas for teacher appreciation week "You uplift us and help our knowledge to soar" and "thanks for helping us grow"

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at our elementary school, and since I’m a room mom for both of my kids’ classes I got to decorate their teachers’ doors! We love our teachers and are thankful they take such care and have provided a wonderful learning environment for our children. I thought I’d share what we did for their doors. {I realize that you might have already had your Teacher Appreciation Week so if that’s the case, you can pin this idea for next year! } “You uplift us and help our knowledge to soar” For the first grade door I used my Cricut to cut out a bunch of darling little hot air balloons for the theme. along with all of the words. I used different colors of cardstock for this. I had the students each decorate their own hot air balloon and then I took a photo of each of them and glued it to the balloon. (I [Read More...]

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{Summer Fun Chart 2013}

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    Dun..ta..da..da!…today I’m rolling out the annual SUMMER FUN chart!  We’ve had several requests for a 2013 summer fun chart and I am happy to share it with you today!  You may remember the 2010 Summer Fun Chart, 2011 Summer fun chart, & 2012 Summer fun chart. It’s fresh off the press..aka Photoshop.  I haven’t even printed mine yet.  I plan to upload it to Costco tomorrow.  (size 16×20)  My kids look forward to this every year. When we hang it up…I will share some photos as well as a list of our family’s ideas for SUMMER FUN in 2013!  Only one month until Summer begins…are you ready? I made both a horizontal and vertical version…take your pick:)  Download link below! PS…What are some of your fun plans this summer?  Leave a comment:)     All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This [Read More...]

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Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers


If you’ve been a reader of this site you are well aware that I LOVE handprint art.  With a little help in the creative process, (Thanks Jamie), I decided to do a spin off my Father’s Day Handprint Tree, and make these adorable Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers!   Download below and enjoy! Each download includes a 3 stem and 4 stem flower group.  I used just regular ole craft paint for their hands. [wpdm_file id=28] Enjoy! All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for 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, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download. Pin It

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**WASHI TAPE GIVEAWAY*** from Plaid Barn


We are always excited to tell you about something fun and new and today it happens to be PLAID BARN .  They are a daily deal website with some great things to offer.  Below are some of the things they have sold on their site in the past.

Two-Tone Kitchen with Sherwin-Williams


Within minutes of closing on our house, I dragged my husband across the street from the title company, and we were standing in our local Sherwin-Williams store, picking out paint colors. I had talked him into a white kitchen, and I wasn’t giving him time to change his mind. He comes from generations of cabinet makers and a great love of wood, and it was a hard fought battle to get the go ahead to paint over perfectly good oak. I know some people absolutely love oak, and even have a mom who worked hard to get her oak kitchen, but oak is not for me. We came home with the Sherwin-Williams color, Alabaster, and set to work taking off doors and prepping them for paint. I was so excited to watch the transformation, and crossing my fingers that I would love it as much has I had built it up to be. After the last door was hung, the kitchen [Read More...]

{12 Free “Cinco de Mayo” Printables}

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Super excited to be part of this printable collaboration for “Cinco de Mayo”…check out what our talented blogger friends have to share! xo #1) {The Dating Divas} - Darling “Cinco De Mayo” Printable Photoshoot Props that will keep your whole family entertained! #2) {Somewhat Simple} - Adorable Mini Pinatas – perfect for decorating or using as placecards, invites or party favors for your next Cinco De Mayo party! #3) {Whipperberry} - A festive sign to welcome your guests to your Cinco de Mayo FIESTA! #4) {Crafting Chicks} - Printable Place Settings for your Cinco De Mayo family dinner party. #5) {Tatertots & Jello} - Colorful square pennants and flags to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. #6) {L’il Luna} - Super cute and colorful Cinco de Mayo subway art. #7) {My Sister’s Suitcase} - Fresh & easy guacamole recipe. #8) {I Heart Nap Time} - Darling “Fiesta” banner for your Cinco De Mayo party! #9) {The 36th Avenue} - Have a FIESTA this Cinco de Mayo with these Party Printables! #10) {Paging Supermom} - Uno, Dos, Tres… count in Spanish with these [Read More...]

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Personalized Bargain Backpacks


Our local DownEast has piles of name brand backpacks and luggage with names embroidered on that no one ever buys, because the who wants the wrong name stitched on their bag? The larger backpack has wheels and a pull out handle–perfect to use as luggage for trips to grandma’s house. Even little travelers can wheel it along. Here’s a quick way to take advantage of these mis-named bags and personalize them with the names you want. Step 1: Score some bags. These backpacks cost less than $15 for the two (together the retail price is just shy of $100). Step 2: Using your electronic cutter, cut out correctly spelled names using heat transfer vinyl. Remember to mirror the name before cutting. Step 3: Prep a piece of matching fabric. Cut to size, iron under edges, and stitch to prevent fraying. Step 4: Iron name onto fabric piece. Step 5: Use fabric glue to adhere the new name right over the [Read More...]

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{Cinco De Mayo Place Setting Printables}

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    My husband’s birthday falls the same week of Cinco de Mayo.  He LOVES mexican food…we plan to throw him a “FIESTA” this Friday.  We love Mexican food too!  We have sombreros, mustaches, and yummy food ideas!  Details to come:) Here are some cute printables I made for part of the table setting.  Below are napkin rings…just print, cut out attach the sides to make a ring…then slide through your napkin. Also sharing cute Cupcake Topper circles (below).  I plan on making “Tres Leche” cupcakes…then adding the cute circle toppers with a striped paper straw:) Click on “download” below to download these printables.  Can’t wait to share the party with you this weekend! [wpdm_file id=27] {All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for 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 [Read More...]

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