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Lucky Hedbanz

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We had so much fun with our Valentine Hedbanz cards, that I’m back with a set for St. Patrick’s Day. If you aren’t familiar with the game HedBanz* here’s a quick break down. You wear awesome plastic headbands that have a slit to hold the card. Without looking at the card you insert it into the slit, and then by asking questions you try to figure out what you are. Kind of like 20 questions. Only instead of 20 questions, you are racing against a timer. If you get it before your time is up you pick another card and keep asking until your time expires. Then it’s the next person’s turn. When it comes around to you again, you pick up asking questions where you left off before. It promotes logical thinking and a lot of laughs!

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If you don’t have the game, I bet you could make elastic headbands, like the elastic hair ties only larger, and they would work just as well. Place the card between your forehead and the elastic to hold it in place.

lucky_hedbanz_cards The download includes a front and back page, for a total of 9 cards. As always, I recommend printing on matte photo paper* for best results. Check out my post on printing printables for answers to common problems. cc_download

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**Ultimate Valentines Printable Pack…MUST SEE!!**

Oh BOY, have we got some exciting news! Hang onto your hats ladies, because we have the DEAL of all DEALS for you today! Not even kidding.

We seriously cannot wait to introduce you to…

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Yep, that’s right! 22 popular bloggers & designers created 22 of the most DARLING printable packs to make this the most successful & memorable Valentine’s Day you’ve EVER had!!

This baby seriously has EVERYTHING you could EVER want or need to pull off the BEST V-Day EVER!

  • Valentine’s for the kids’ classmates? Done!
  • A cute gift for the teachers? Included!
  • Your date night? Completely planned!
  • V-day decor? Just print!
  • Party planning? Covered!
  • Gift idea? We’ve got several!
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!! {See EVERYTHING below!}

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Just look at all of the goodies included….

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1. The Dating Divas“Choose Your Own Valentine Adventure Date Night OUT!” Get ready for an adventure! That’s right, we have your Valentine’s date already planned out for you. Just print the clever “Choose Your Own Valentine Adventure” booklet, hand it to your honey, and let him decide how the night will go. {If you can’t get out for Valentine’s Day- no worries! See #20}

2. Paging Supermom“Heart-on-a-String Lunch Kit” Why not send the kiddos to school with a little extra LOVE in their lunch this Valentine’s Day? The Lunch Bag Seal, Sandwich String Charms, and Juice Box Wrap are sure to make it a lunch they’ll remember! (I’m thinking the hubby would love it too!)

3. Yellow Bliss Road “Valentine Monster Bingo” Add some fun to the holiday by playing this cute but simple game with your kids. Bingo set includes 6 different Bingo cards as well as the calling cards. (This would be a FUN one to bring to class parties too!)

4. Whimsicle Design Studio“Valentine Gift Wrap Set” Your Valentine gift-giving just got a whole lot easier (& cuter!!) This darling set includes 5 gift tags, 3 bows, & 3 wrapping paper sheets! (And hey- you can use most of it even AFTER Valentine’s Day too!)

5. My Sister’s Suitcase“Valentine’s Dinner for Kids” Let the kids enjoy a special dinner that’s just for them! Included in the Dinner Kit: printable Invitation, Coloring Placemat, Straw Flags, Mini Banner, and a Tic Tac Toe game (for a little after-dinner activity).

6. Strawberry Mommycakes“Babysitter in a Bag” Everything you need to keep the kids entertained while you’re out on your HOT V-day date! Includes the cute Bag Label, a Babysitter Information Card, Dragon Treasure Hunt Instructions, AND the darling Puzzle/Clue Treasure Hunt Pieces.

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7. Thirty Handmade Days“You Color My World Valentine’s Pack” Youwon’t believe all of the cuteness included in this pack! The Bag Toppers and Sticker Labels are perfect for pairing with a box of crayons as Valentine’s for the kids’ classmates and friends. The two gift card holder templates are perfect as a cute teacher gift… AND the Valentine’s coloring page finishes off the set!

8. The Girl Creative“4 Valentine’s Day Prints” Add some instant V-day decor to your home with these 4 different, GORGEOUS Valentine’s Day Prints. You can print and frame all 4 in both 5×7 and 8×10 sizes! (These are so beautiful, I’d leave them up year round!)

9. The Dating Divas “Dine & Be Mine Bedroom Fun” Surprise your sweetie with this sassy but classy way to spice things up on Valentine’s Day! Give him the invitation to a night of romance, then present him with the romantic Menu of Services and his Love Cash. Now what man wouldn’t love THAT?! *wink*

10. Somewhat Simple“Valentine Advent Boxes” Countdown to “LOVE Day” all month long with these 14 ADORABLE Advent Boxes. Fill them up with sweets & treats, activities to do as a family, or anything your heart desires!

11. CdotLove“Valentines Wall Art” These 3 Valentine’s printables are perfect for displaying together or separately. You can trim to 8×10 for framing OR put behind a mat in a larger frame. (I’m thinking it would make for darling bedroom decor!)

12. I’m Topsy Turvy“Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt” Chose from two different Scavenger Hunts for your spouse OR kids! The Kids’ Scavenger Hunt will have them hunting for Valentine’s related items, and the String Scavenger Hunt leaves a trail of string with lots of sweet love notes!

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13. Petite Party Studio“Love Checks” These darling love checks from “The Love Bank” make the perfect, meaningful gift for your Valentine. They even come with a cute checkbook cover to put them in!

14. Falala Designs“Woodland Creatures Valentine Craft”Help your kids create their own Valentines with this simple craft. I can’t even get over how CUTE these little critters are. The heart they’re holding even opens up to deliver a personal message.

15. Love the Day“Valentine’s Party Printables” If you’re hosting a party this Valentines, this pack has everything you’ll need! We’re talking: Party Flags, Cupcake Wrappers, Drink Labels, AND lots of different Party Tags! (I think I’ll throw a mini-family party just so I can use them!)

16. Smitten By“3 Love Cards” No need to buy Valentine’s cards this year, this printable pack has everything you need. Including: A DIY Scratch-off Card (with instructions), an “I Love You” card, and an “I love you because…” card! Good luck choosing just one.

17. Tatertots and Jello“Valentine’s Dinner Printables” This printable pack is jammed packed with goodies for a memorable Valentine’s Dinner. Included: Cupcake Toppers, Banner, Plate Toppers or Silverware Holders, Place Cards, Straw Toppers, and even 2 5×7 prints!

18. 733 Blog“Love Coupons” Give your honey some love coupons this Valentine’s Day! It’s a fun gift that keeps on giving. And who wouldn’t love some spoiling and pampering from their sweetie? It even has a page of blank coupons so you can personalize it with your own ideas!

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19. The Crafting Chicks“Kid Valentines”Sing it with me…. “What does my {heart} say? Ha Ha Ha Ha HaHa Happy Valentines!” These cute and clever Valentines are perfect for the kiddos to give their classmates and friends. 6 fit on a sheet and they even come in 3 different colors: red, green, and pink!

20. The 36th Avenue“Party of 2 At-Home Date Night” Can’t get out for Valentine’s Day? This printable pack has absolutely everything you need for a romantic night in- no babysitter required! Including: Invitation, Menu, Napkin Rings, Coasters, Food Toppers, Small Banner, Bottle Wrapper, AND Valentine Print.

21. Family Ever After“3 Valentine’s Prints” Still need more festive decor to get your house decked out for V-day? We’ve totally got you covered. Print and frame all 3 of these cute Valentine’s prints, available in 4×6, 5×7, AND 8×10 sizes.

22. Kristen Duke“Our Love Story” And last, but definitely not least- check out this cute printable Love Story Journal. With places to write down “His Version” and “Her Version” this is a keepsake you’ll want to keep forever!

See? Told ya! EVERYTHING you could EVER want or need to pull off the BEST V-Day EVER!

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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.

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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 moms step away from their regular lives to learn from wonderful trainers and from each other and head home empowered with ideas and support.

Our Retreats are designed to unite women from all backgrounds, regardless of religion, age, family size, or employment status. We find common ground in our desires to be deliberate mothers.

*****UPCOMING RETREATS****:

(Total nerds getting our parenting awesomeness on.)

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I learned so many things there and here are just a couple of tidbits (and they have amazing worksheets on each of these topics):

  • Family Systems:  It’s all about systems to keep your house running smoothly with as little effort as possible.  
  • Family Economy:  We talked about different ways to  reward and keep track of chores and responsibilities in the home.  It’s great because you start by thinking about what you want your children to learn when they leave the home.  I love their idea about the peg system.  Each child has a number of pegs that they put in the FINISHED spot when they are done with certain chores.  At the end of the week, they get paid for their pegs.  I love the quote Brooke always says, “The purpose of the task is to build the relationship.”
  • Personal Workflow: (based on Getting Things Done by David Allen…which I adore)  They have adapted David Allen’s program for moms, it’s AMAZING.  They discussed how we gather process and organize all of the things, tasks, papers in our lives so we can have clear minds as mothers, brilliant.  I love the idea of the INBOX.
  • Synergistic Parenting:  I love their idea about the 5 facet review for each child, each month, with your spouse.  It’s where you go on a date with your spouse and discuss each child’s mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social state.  You look for possible problems as well as the possibilities and opportunities for each child.  It’s great because I think if we all did this, many problems would be solved before they are real problems.  I LOVE THIS.  What a great reminder to focus on each child individually, because they really are individuals.
  • Family Culture:  What do we want people to remember about THE _________ FAMILY?  You build your family culture with mottos and statements that define who you are as a family what you want your family to be.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this.  With my app Kid Chatteroo, this is HUGE and what’s it’s all about.  Family culture is what makes your kids keep coming back to your family now and in the future.  They talk about traditions.  I LOVE this.
  • So. Much. More.  It was amazing.

We were pleased to hear from Linda and Richard Eyre, NYT Best-seller authors…..for just about 35 parenting books.  They just happen to be Saren’s parents who Brooke and I have read their books for years.  It reminds me years ago when I met them at a conference and I think I cried because I was meeting them…they are THAT amazing.  I am THAT nerdy.

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Look who downloaded my App KID CHATTEROO….

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This isn’t the most non-blurry picture but I had to include this since we love Saren’s mom so much, mama EYRE.

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*****UPCOMING RETREATS****:  ONE OF THEM IS TONIGHT IN BOSTON!!!!

We can’t say enough about this retreat.  You know how some things you walk away a different person?  This was no exception.  It really makes you think about all these things that are so important.  I am so passionate about all these things and it was magical to be there and be totally inspired and to be in such great company.  I even want to go again.  They also have many AMAZING programs for moms online HERE!

Thank you April and Saren from Power of Moms.

xoxo,

Brooke and Kirsten

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it’s here it’s here Kirsten’s KID CHATTEROO app!

I’m so thrilled to announce the official launch day of my new iphone app called KID CHATTEROO downloadable HERE!!  Yes, I’m a Crafting Chick for life and now I get to add this to my list of fun things to be a part of.

This is what it’s all about:  CONNECTING WITH OUR KIDS!  Let’s be honest as parents we ALL are looking for fun and easy ways to feel that closeness with our kids so we can be better parents.  This new app does just that and my wish this whole time for the two years i’ve worked on this with my small Kid Chatteroo team is that this will be just one more tool in your bag of parenting tricks that helps to strengthen these important relationships, and laugh while doing it.  Please please help us spread the word.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

Create your “PEEPS” with the faces in your family * Pick your category to pull your fun questions from (no wrong answers) * Push on the avatar to record these cute little conversations * recordings are stored by child with a time/date stamp * Smile because you captured your KIDS and who they are today, to be enjoyed for years to come

Part of the KID CHATTEROO app description is this:  “Whether you are on a road trip, tucking your child in bed or chatting over the dinner table, Kid Chatteroo questions will spark all sorts of funny, imaginative, inquisitive, and playful conversations that are sure to leave you with that silly, warm, fuzzy feeling! Capture those little voice recordings with our easy-to-use recording feature, it’s like capturing time in a bottle. YEA!”  Check back later this week to see what some of our kids answered to some of the funny questions…SO CUTE!!!

(DOWNLOAD HERE)

If you like Kid Chatteroo and want to see more apps like this, please write a review & share it with your friends, that would mean THE WORLD to us!!!

With 750,000 apps on the app store, good apps only get noticed this way…THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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Grandma’s Camp: The Indian in the Cupboard

Last year I introduced you our Grandma’s Camp. This year Grandma chose Indian in the Cupboard as the book of the year. It worked out great, and the kids were at Grandma’s Camp while I was at EVO’12. They had so much fun and assure me they didn’t miss me even a little.

She made each kid a little Indian costume, and together, her and my dad made this teepee for the kids to sleep in!

And they don’t mess around–this thing is pretty much a full sized teepee. Just like Little Bear in the book, she had the kids paint the teepee. They also made beaded necklaces, headbands and bows and arrows.

I don’t know what else they did, as all my boys can talk about is this teepee! I think Grandma has set expectations pretty high for future camps!

 

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