A Year of Printables

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We've gathered all of our printables from the last year -- from Valentine's Day to the 4th of July to New Year's Eve and everything in between and put them all right here in one post. Consider it your one stop shop for the coming year. So, stock up on printer ink and pin away, we're sure we've got something you're going to want in 2014!! Bubble Valentine  /  Fish Valentine  /  Maze Valentine Sharp Valentine  /  Valentine BINGO  / Ring On It Love Always Wins Banner  /  Frog Valentine  /  Strength of My Love Posters I Am a Child of God  /  Pollinate the World  /  2013 Primary Posters Lucky  /  Shamrock Soda Labels  /  Springtime Fun Tooth Fairy Stationery  /  Tooth Pillow Pattern  /  Toddler Incentive Charts Peep Tags  /  Mother's Day 2013 Flower Card  /  Pony Up Cards for Hair Elastics Make Your Own Italian Cream Sodas  /  Cinco De Mayo Place Settings  /  National Rootbeer Float Day Map of the United States  /  Father's Day Handprint Tree  /  … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Chase

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This past weekend I put together an Amazing Race style Christmas party for my husband's side of the family. We've done Meck Mom's Halloween Party for the last 6 years and I knew it would be so much fun to do with a Christmas twist! We did it in in downtown Salt Lake City and I kept all locations within the Trax Free Fare Zone, which allowed for us to have teams greater than 6 people and not have to worry about car seats and parking. Plus it was a fairly central location for us. We sent out this letter ahead of time, with teams assigned and the rules to give everyone a better idea of what they were getting into! I really thought it would have been fun to include a Front Runner train ticket for everyone to ride into the city on, but well, schedules and my budget wouldn't allow it. It would have added another element of fun, especially for the train loving kids in the family. It would also have been fun to award points for wearing your team color, ugly sweaters, or even reindeer … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas 2013

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We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas!  We are so grateful for the love and support we get from our family, friends, and all of our readers!  We are blessed beyond measure and hope you feel the love and warmth of this wonderful day!   But first and forever there was just a little family, without toys or trees or tinsel. With a baby—that’s how Christmas began." —Jeffrey R Holland … [Read more...]

Christmas Class Party Ideas

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I have a printable post all scheduled and ready for today, but our download manager is not working right. Maybe you've noticed? We're working on it and hope all of our downloads will be working ASAP. But since that wasn't going to work for this morning, and I realized we only have 5 days until class parties, I thought I'd share some ideas for class activities, just in case. Okay.....I might be the only one...but, just in case there are other's of you out there that have fallen behind on your carefully planned December to-do list, this is for you! Class party ideas that you can quickly throw together! Mitten Mayhem Crayon Ornaments Don't Eat Pete Build a Snowman Snowball TossPin the Heart on the GrinchMinute to Win It Holiday StyleSanta Says, Snowman Freezes, etc.Holiday HedbanzMemory and Tic Tac ToeChristmas Mad LibsChristmas Charades … [Read more...]

Dutch Babies from Jen at Tatertots & Jell-O {Bloggers Best Christmas Series}

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AND.....Drum Roll Please......the famous and amazing Jen from Tatertots & Jello!  There isn't any nicer than Jen.  Every since the first time I met her, i've been impressed with how kind, generous, and TALENTED she is.  She is so sweet and ALWAYS up on the trends in the DIY and crafting world.  WELCOME JEN!!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Crafting Chick readers!! I'm Jen from Tatertots & Jello. I am so excited to be here sharing one of our favorite Christmas morning Traditions -- Dutch Babies, and a free printable too!   We love celebrating our heritage through food. We make Finnan Haddie from my Danish ancestors and we also make Dutch Babies from my husband’s side of the family. If you aren’t familiar with Dutch Babies, they are also called German Pancakes and are a mix between crepes and pancakes — light and fluffy and delicious. We love to serve them with wedges of lemon, fresh berries, warm syrup and … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Tradition {Christmas Tradition Series}

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I'm so delighted to be visiting The Chicks space today, I think they are all fabulous ladies, whom I'm blessed to know. I'm Kristen Duke, and I like to Capture Joy in all aspects of life, over on my site. It started with photography, and now I love to share so much more! Not only do I share photo tips such as what camera to buy, I also share home DIY projects such as the treehouse we just built, recipes my kids gobble down like Chicken Curry Broccoli, as well as parties like my daughters' Pretty Purple Party. If you need some light reading over the holidays, look for my love story written chapter by chapter (it's a doozy!) I'm also the author of Say NO to Auto, a beginner photography book and video workshop. I am a sucker for a any kind of tradition all year long. I am a big believer that traditions of any kind whether it be a special plate used on your birthday, an outing you take on a holiday, or a meal you eat on the first day of school, tie a family closer together. So I … [Read more...]

Christmas Cinnamon Rolls {Christmas Traditions Series}

Hi there!  I am so happy to be here with you and the sweet ladies of The Crafting Chicks today!     I'm Laura from Inspiration for Moms and I'm excited to share with you two of my families favorite Christmas traditions! First, no Christmas would ever be complete without watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.  This movie cracks me up every time I watch, year after year. One of my favorite quotes from that movie is: Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark? Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights. The second Christmas must have is my sweet, warm Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls.   These delicious rolls are a perfect breakfast to enjoy while opening presents.  Honestly, they couldn't be easier to make--- the bread machine does all the work! So today, I'm going to share with you the recipe. Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls For Dough: 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F) 2 eggs, room temperature 1/3 cup butter, melted 4 1/2 … [Read more...]

Countdown to Christmas Calendar {Christmas Tradition Series}

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We're excited to have Cassia here today! Maybe we've mentioned it, but anyone with twins is a superhero as far as we're concerned! ****************************************************************************** My Mommy Style | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram My name is Cassia and I blog over at My Mommy Style. We are 4 mommies who blog about Family, Food, Fashion, Photography and Fun. Pop on over for a visit, we'd love to have you! I am so thrilled to be guest posting on Crafting Chicks; we have been avid followers of the Chicks and are constantly inspired. I love all things Christmas! I love Santa and reindeer, presents and caroling! Although, as I asked my 4 year old this week why we celebrate Christmas, he said, "A'cuz Santa comes and brings me toys!" Ugh. Mommy Fail. It's no wonder why. Everything on TV and even all of my decorations are trees and reindeer, Santa and elves! So I wanted to figure out a better way to display the True Meaning of Christmas and in a way … [Read more...]

Home Depot Blogger Network: Decking the Hall

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Want to know a little secret? Not every house has a beautiful mantle decorated for Christmas. sshhhh....I know right? They seem to be everywhere and everyone seems to have one, but our house is very lacking in the mantle department. I almost convinced the husband to help me build a faux fireplace just so I could have the mantle. But luckily for him, I came to my senses when I realized we don't have a spot one would work in and took to decorating our stair area instead. I love what Home Depot's Director of Trends and Design, Sarah Fishburne says, "Find the designer within and deck more than just the halls. Start with the front door and go from room to room, adding a wreath here and some garland there." And that's exactly what I did! Home Depot's Style Guide is full of great advice and ideas for decorating your home. Download the latest Style Guide to enter your best Holiday Décor for the chance to win $1,000 GC to The Home Depot. We've lived here for a little over a year, … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Art Mini Frame

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I currently have a big fat crush on chalkboard art. And I love the miniature frames from PoppySeed Projects. And this project combines the two. Originally this projected was posted on their blog, but I wanted to be sure you saw it (and got a chance at the free download at the end) First thing that I love? Poppy Seeds miniature frames! You know how small things are adorable? Well, it's the same with these frames! I think they are so fun painted a bright color and left empty on in a wall collage. In fact (don't tell Kim or Holly) I think the mini's are my absolute favorite of all their frames. I used the Miniature Eleanor Frames, sanded and painted a metallic red. Because the frame is so small I decided to keep it pretty simple and just a solid color. And the other thing I'm loving right now is chalkboard art! So I created this little bitty sign to go inside the frame. You can download them here. They come 4 to a page and are sized 4" x 3" to fit perfectly. You could use … [Read more...]