Friday, May 31, 2013

Pinterest challenge s'more kit teacher gift

Sorry if it seems I haven't been around in awhile. I've been busy trying to keep up with house work and little things around our home {pulling weeds, working in the yard etc. etc.}. The last two weeks have been a little crazy with baby showers, soccer tournaments, art shows, Memorial day picnics and just LIFE!

Today is the last day of school for my kids! Being a stay at home mom during the summer is always much more fun {I miss having my kids with me all day}. I'm excited to start planning some fun summer activities. 

However, before I get ahead of myself let's talk about the last day of school and teacher gifts! I found tons of great ideas on Pinterest, but finally decided to go with s'more kits that I found at our fifth house

Here is how mine turned out!

I found my cute plastic containers at the dollar store! 
I changed mine by adding a ribbon and paper tag instead of a picture frame.

 My youngest this morning before heading off to her last day of 4th grade {they grow up too fast, sigh}.

We have one more crazy weekend before we can totally start relaxing {dress rehearsal and two dance recitals}. Of course relaxing to me is rummaging through thrift stores for treasures and moving furniture around the house! Don't worry I will be around this summer and I'm sure I'll have a project or two or three to share with you!

Enjoy your weekend!


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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pinterest challenge fun graduation gift

Last weekend we attended our first graduation party of the season. I knew we were giving cash, but I wanted to try something different than just the standard card.

I had pinned this idea a couple weeks ago and knew it would be perfect. The original idea uses a 2 liter pop bottle {you can check it out here}. 

I made a smaller version with a plastic water bottle. I made the label and gift tag on my computer and used some scrapbooking paper and ribbon to dress it up {of course I used the school colors}. I attached the label to the bottle with glue dots {they are super strong and don't show}.

This would also be a great gift idea for birthdays as well!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mustache bash

Wow, now that spring is here the days seem to just be flying by. Along with warm weather spring also brings a full calendar of activities at our house. Just this morning I had to say goodbye to my eighth grader who is taking a school trip to Washington D.C. for four days. I also have to prep for the garage sale I'm having this weekend!

Anyway, last weekend my daughter celebrated her tenth birthday with a mustache themed sleepover. I got most of my ideas from Pinterest and am excited to share some pics of the bash with you today!

Every girl received a cool mustache and pin when she arrived.

I found these adorable pins here.

The drink station...we wrapped water bottles in mustache duct tape and had mustache straws {I found the mustache straws by accident at Walmart for just $1.00 per pack}.

To dress up the food station I used paper lanterns from last years mad hatter tea party.

We had a walking taco station so the girls could make their own dinner.

All of the signs I just whipped up on picmonkey, printed and put in a frame.

For dessert my daughter didn't want a cake just ice cream. I set up an ice cream bar with tons of yummy toppings. I wish I had some pics of it, but by the time I set it all up the girls had already plowed through and it was a hot mess!

We played the cheetos snack toss game which you can find here. Somehow the girls ended up covered in shaving cream {not part of the game} and our driveway was covered in cheetos {part of the game I didn't think of before hand}. They had a blast with this one!

I also made this game of NAME THAT STACHE. I used picmonkey and the facial hair overlays to put this together. If I figure out how to make this a printable I will share it with you!

I would say the mustache bash was a success and all the girls had a great time!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, May 10, 2013

Birthday party planning

It's hard for me to believe but my youngest is turning ten next week. She is a bit like me in that she LOVES planning parties and we usually start planning for her birthday months in advance.

This year we are saving money for our upcoming vacation so our birthday budget had to be under $100 for everything {food, decorations, invitations etc.}. She decided she wanted to have a sleepover with a mustache theme. FUN!

I put together the invitations on picmonkey {yes they have a mustache overlay} and printed them on cute paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby with a coupon of course!

Today I am decorating and getting all the food together!
Tonight will be loud a blast with a house full of ten year old girls! 

Can't wait to share all the details with you next week!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pinterest challenge owl chalkboard

I'm back today with another idea I pinned from Pinterest! I love being able to check off some of the cool ideas I've pinned!

Last week while on one of my weekly trips to Michael's craft store I came across this cute wood owl cut out {I have a thing for owls lately}. My mind started churning with ideas, and bingo I remembered something I saw on Pinterest. The best part was that I had everything else I needed at home already.

Here is what my owl looked like when I brought it home from the store.

I used some pretty blue spray paint on the top half and some chalkboard spray paint on the bottom. I made the eyes and beak out of paper from my scrapbooking stash and just glued them on.

I think this little guy will look great on my front porch!

I almost see the original idea visit Angela at button birds designs.


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Saturday, May 4, 2013

concert ticket shadow box

Last weekend I took a little {2.5 hour} road trip with my favorite ladies {my mom, sister in law, niece, and my two lovely daughters} to Lexington, Kentucky to see a young lady by the name of Taylor Swift {you may have heard of her} perform at her red tour.

I was just as excited to see her concert as my daughters! And she did not disappoint, her show was amazing! Really good!

Since it was my girls first ever concert I wanted to do something special with their concert tickets. This is what I came up with for my youngest daughter.

Our concert journey began with a homemade sign.

My mom made each of the girls a little travel box filled with snacks and drinks for the drive and hotel stay.

Of course the girls all wore their Taylor Swift shirts to the concert and were very excited to see the famous squirrel pajamas on display!

My niece {in the black} and my daughters {in the red} holding their tickets!

At the concert!

I used a small shadow box from Ikea {I think it was $9.99}. I used some leftover fabric to cover the mat {the black and white looks great in her room}. I added a concert pic and the ticket along with a little scrapbooking card. 

The perfect way to showcase her first concert experience!

Thanks for stopping by!


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