{12 FREE Patriotic Printables}


Hooray! Today’s the day when we share 12 BRAND NEW printables  as part of our printable blog hop–just in time to get ready for the 4th of July! Before I show you all of the amazingly patriotic printables our friends have created for you to download, here is the one I made. I found this quote and loved it–I thought it’d be a great quote to hang on the wall for Independence Day. You can download it here. Now you can go visit 11 other blogs to pick up more free printable goodies! There’s something for everyone. Check them out:  #1) {The Dating Divas} – A vintage pop-up card letting your sweetie know they are the ONLY one you want this 4th of July! #2) {Somewhat Simple} – Two super simple and adorably patriotic milk carton-style treat boxes! #3) {Whipperberry} – A festive “Let Freedom Ring” printable banner for the Fourth of July! #4) {Crafting Chicks} – A patriotic quote [Read More...]

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{2013 Summer Fun Journal}

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  A couple of years ago, we added photos and details about our “summer fun” in a journal.  I made the cover to match the 2011 chart.  It is so fun to look back and see the memories we made during the summer, and how much my kids have grown. I made a new cover to match the 2013 Summer Fun chart.  (Download Below) Download Link: [wpdm_file id=36] 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. Just a reminder…this is a a zipped file.  To unzip…right click on the file and click on extract all.  You can then open the file and use the image:) Pin It

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{100 Ideas for Summer Fun}

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  Last month I shared my 2013 summer fun chart… It’s not too late to print one and add your ideas for summer!  Today I’m sharing 100 summer fun ideas you can pull from and add 50 to your chart.  We always get so excited to do these fun activities when summer begins…most of the time we don’t make it through our list, but it’s good to have goals right?!  Stay tuned for the summer fun journal cover this week! What did you add to your summer fun list this year?   Pin It

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{Chick’s Picks-Summer Salads}

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      Spinach Tortellini Salad     Chicken, Spinach & Bow Tie Pasta Salad Harvest Chicken Salad at Mom What’s for Dinner?  Applebee’s Knockoff Oriental Chicken Salad at Mommyimhungry.blogspot.com Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad  Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing Pin It

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{Ten 4th of July Ideas}

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  Old Glory by Nikkala Festive Paper Lanterns for the 4th  by Jamie 4th of July Cupcake Gifts  by Brooke 4th of July Wordart  by Jamie 4th of July Treat Bags  by Jamie Festive Cupcakes for the 4th  by Nikkala  Patriotic  Flag Cake YUM!  by Brooke    Remember your 4th Scrapbook Inspiration  by Jamie  Fireworks’ Photo Tips  by Kirsten Red Velvet & Cream Cheese Cupcakes  by Becky     Pin It

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Summer iPhone and iPad Wallpapers


Click on the links below to download. If downloading on your mobile device the image will open in a new window, hold down on the image for a few seconds and then save to camera roll. From there go into settings and choose as your wallpaper. If you don’t have an iDevice, you aren’t completely out of luck. Readers have let us know they have downloaded wallpapers and they work on HTC phones as well! If you try and have success on other phones/tablets let us know! iPhone 4 or 4s / iPhone 5 / iPad iPhone 4 or 4s / iPhone 5 / iPad iPhone 4 or 4s / iPhone 5 / iPad Pin It

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Power of Moms Retreat Recap

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Hey friends!  I am so excited to tell you about the POWER OF MOMS  retreat that Brooke and I had the privilege of attending a couple of weeks ago.  If you’ve never been to the Power of Moms website, YOU MUST.  It’s always been one of our favorites here at Crafting Chicks and it’s the most amazing parenting site.  Saren and April and their 300 authors are REAL, HONEST, EMPOWERING and so very RESOURCEFUL.  I love it also because they talk so much about “Deliberate” in your parenting.  THIS CONCEPT IS POWERFUL and I love that they remind all of us that we can plan, prepare, and make our families and parenting experiences wonderful and purposeful. Retreat Description:  Power of Moms Retreats are uniquely powerful opportunities for learning, sharing, reflecting and relaxing. Part “professional development” in the field of motherhood and part get-away, Power of Moms Retreats can entail a day-long or weekend get-away or simply a two or three-hour gathering where a group of [Read More...]

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Celebrate Dad!


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! 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. Pin It

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