Tooth Fairy Pillows

 

The Tooth Fairy has been an EXTREMELY busy lady around our neighborhood these past few weeks!  Our oldest was SO EXCITED to lose his top two teeth last week within days of each other and within days of his best friend losing two of his teeth too and then another one of their great buddies lost one of his too, both while at school!  Which of course makes it even more exciting!

Our littlest one, has her bottom two teeth on the verge of coming out any day now, a first for her! So not only is the tooth fairy incredibly busy, and going a little bit broke, but also getting a bit sleep deprived, waiting to make the tooth-for-cash swap!

I happen to have an AMAZING mother in law who has made each of our kids really adorable Tooth Fairy Pillows and I can not thank her enough for these nifty inventions! They have made the tooth fairy’s job so much easier and my kids LOVE their pillows!!

When each of my kids got their first wiggly tooth, Grandma started sewing (so thankful Grandma can sew since I have STILL not mastered that!) and then sent them a special package with their very own tooth fairy pillow. So once the teeth come out, I place it in a small plastic bag, slip it in the pillow, and then they put it right under their pillow for the tooth fairy to find! Much easier for the tooth fairy to find a pillow than a small bag or envelope underneath a pillow! Kaylee, my youngest, is still waiting for that first tooth to come out so she can officially use her pillow for the first time!

I did end up adding a piece of ribbon to each pillow so that now each pillow hangs on the kid’s bedframe instead of going under their pillows! I have some light sleepers and the tooth fairy was having some issues with the older one waking up a lot! 

Here are pictures of our Tooth Fairy Pillows!

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If you don’t have a fabulous grandma in your life who can sew them for you, I have seen them all over Etsy or if you can sew yourself,  I have seen tons of pictures and patterns all over Pinterest! It would be a fun project you could do with your kids too!

~JESS

Valentines Décor (Free Printable sign And Banner)

I decorated for Valentines around the middle of January. I know some may think I’m crazy, but here we are, two days away from Valentines Day and I’m glad I got to enjoy it since it will be over before we know it! I created the printable sign below. I love the saying. I also created the triangles with hearts in them and made a banner. And, because I can’t leave well enough alone, I put glue inside the hearts and added red glitter. Glitter makes everything better.

Valentines Sign Free Printables

I used the same “Love is patient…” printable that I used last year. Click here or on the picture below to download and print.

Valentines Decor Free Printable

I made these crepe paper flowers glued to balls a couple of years ago. You can see above the white part of the balls is showing. I didn’t complete the whole ball. One because it was tedious. And two because it was easier to put them in jars like this. I had planned to put something inside the jar, but then I sort of liked it just as it was.

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I also finally got around to cutting out pieces of tulle and putting them on Christmas lights. I have been wanting to do this for the past two Christmases, but never had time, so I thought they would be just as cute with Valentines décor. I bought that little box at Joanne Fabric and painted it white and distressed it.

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I realize there isn’t much time to decorate, but I say it’s never too late! Scroll down to download these free printables!

For our new readers are some other fun ideas for Valentines Day. Homemade Chocolate Peanut Cups plus free printable tags.

Chocolate Peanutt Butter Cups 

Chocolate Peanutt Butter Cups

Or print one of these four printables.

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Or if you somehow missed seeing these bleach pen t-shirts then click here!

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Or if you are looking for a fun craft to do with the kids, these yarn wreath hearts are fun!

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I created the signs to be printed off on 8.5×11 inch paper, but the box around them is an 8×10 so that you can frame it. If you want to go even fancier, you can cut around the scalloped scroll and add it to something else! Click on the title or the picture to download and print.

Brown- “A Life Without Love Is No Life At All”

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Black- “A Life Without Love Is No Life At All”

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Triangles for Banner

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Happy Valentines Day!

~Jenny

Create your own inspiration Boards

One of my favorite blogs is I Heart Nap Time. Jamielyn has just launched a very fun and creative site called The Inspiration Board.

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This site allows you to create personal inspiration boards.  You can choose the size of the board you want and then dress it up to make it your own unique board. She plans to add more ‘goodies’ in the future.

Below is the board I created. My inspiration is my sister’s wedding. She plans to have it in a barn. It is going to be so much fun!

Starting tomorrow, Monday, February 11th, you can vote for your favorite board. Create a board yourself and link it up and/or vote for your favorite!  If you happen to like my board of course I’d love your vote. Click here and vote for #107!

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I think you will love this new site! You can create as many boards as you’d like and save them to come back to later.

Have fun and let us know if you create a board!

~Jenny (AKA #107)

Fall Decorations, recipes & Free Printables

The beginning of this school year has been busier than normal for me. I am chairing a fundraiser at my daughters’ school which has taken up all of my extra time. So, while I have a made a few new things for the fall, I thought I would first share some of the things we created last year. We have quite a few new followers. So, for those of you that missed them, here you go. Enjoy…

Fall Decorations, Recipes and Free Printables

 

Pumpkin Bread & Free Printable Tags

I actually can’t believe I haven’t made pumpkin bread yet this year. I may have to make this today. Yum. We have new 2012 printable tags for you too!

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Fall Decoration Ideas & Free Printable

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Click here or the images below to download these free printables.

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Count Down to Candy

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Candy Corn Pudding &I Free Printable Candy Corn Tags

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Recycle your tin cans to decorate.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Muffins

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Burlap Pumpkin Placemats

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Frosted Pumpkin Cake

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We do love the Fall!

~Jenny & Jess

Cutest 1st birthday party. ever.

I had to share this birthday party with all of you. This adorable little girl belongs to Jussi, a friend of both of my sisters. My sisters had stopped by my house after the party and I was ooohing and ahhing over the cuteness. So, I begged Jussi to let me show off her sweet little girl. Jussi was at my wedding 12 years ago. I was tempted to post a picture of her from it, but decided I would be nice since she is so kindly letting me post about her little one.

Let’s start with her name. Ruby Mae. Does it get any cuter than that? ‘Ruby’ was Jussi’s husband’s great great aunt who passed away last May. And ‘Mae’ was Jussi’s great aunt that she was very close to. She passed away two years ago this month. I think it’s very precious that she is carrying on their names.

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The pictures in this post were taken by Jussi’s friends.

You will love the way Jussi decorated for Ruby’s 1st birthday. The burlap ‘ONE’ in front of her high chair and the banner for her cake (see above) make it so unique. And the tied fabric on the back of the high chair completes it.

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Look at those gorgeous tables.

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She strung pictures on the fence of Ruby’s first year.

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The frame below was hung from a tree in between the tables. The pictures are of both Ruby and Mae who she was named after. Adorable.

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She set up a photo both with props. Love.

Those pretty girls on each end are my sisters.

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That is Jussi on the left with Ruby, Ruby’s Aunt and Grandma.

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Seriously. Stop. The. Cuteness.

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I think Ruby was quite pleased with her party. Well, at least her cake.

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She can’t wait to see what her Mommy has planned for her 2nd birthday.

I can’t wait either.

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Happy 1st Birthday Ruby Mae.

~Jenny

Ribbon & Flower Barrette Holder

 

  So yesterday Jenny shared with you her amazing flowers and painted mason jar tutorials, and today I have another flower and mason jar idea too! Totally different concept, but oh so easy and oh so functional for your little girls room!

My little girl Kaylee has tons of barrettes, clips, pony’s (this is what she calls her rubber bands that hold her pony tails up) and headbands. I have forever used the very simple solution of keeping them within reach in her room, on her dresser (so she can use them on her dolls and Barbies too) in simple Mason Jars. And since I wanted them to at least look a little bit cute, I just added some ribbon around the jars to dress them up! Can you guess what her favorite color might be?! Her room is a combination of pinks, and purples and princesses galore!

 

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A couple of weeks ago at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), we made extremely simple and totally adorable Ribbon and Flower Barrette holders that went perfectly with Kaylee’s room! So I moved all of her clip-on barrettes to this holder and got rid of a couple mason jars! (We are now down to the 3 you see above, originally there were more!) And seriously, these are the EASIEST barrette holders to make EVER!!!

Here is the finished product hanging on Kaylee’s princess mirror!

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All you need are about a foot and a half of ribbon (you can really go as long or short as you want here), a Gerber daisy (fake of course from any crafting store and cut off it’s stem) and a girl’s bracelet (like the kind you find at the dollar store in a pack of ten) and a hot glue gun!

Here is the back of the holder. You simply put your ribbon, through the bracelet, fold it down and glue it in place and glue the flower to the front! There you go!!  Now add your clip on barrettes (or even photos with really cute clips or decorated clothes pins to the ribbon) and hang it up!

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But now I think I might just have to go paint those Mason Jars like Jenny just showed us!!!

 

~Jess

A Simple Gift Idea {Painted Mason Jars & Fabric Flower Tutorials Plus Free printable cards}

Uh…was the title long enough for you?

Normally I wouldn’t do two tutorials in one post, but because Teacher Appreciation is next week and Mother’s Day is the week after that, I wanted to share a simple gift idea that I think either one would love. Plus, I’m going to bet you will end up making some for yourself as well.

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Painted Mason Jar & Bottle Tutorial

I realize there are a lot of blogs that have posted about how to paint glass jars, but because I think I finally found my favorite ‘mixture’ I thought I’d share it with you.

What you will need:

- Clean Jar (Mason or other clear jar: spaghetti sauce jars, soda bottles etc.) (Always save your clear jars and bottles. You just never know when you might want to break one out and make a craft with them.)

- Gloss-Lustre Mod Podge

- Paint Brush

- Food Coloring

- Water

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Mix together:

1 tsp. of Mod Podge

3-4 drops of food coloring (or more if you want it darker)

1.5 tsp. of water

This is where you can have fun and experiment with colors. If you want the aqua/turquoise look, try two drops of blue and 1 drop of green.  One ‘mixture’ can actually be used on four to six jars depending on the size.

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Next, paint the glue mixture onto your jar. It will look something like this below. Don’t worry…it won’t stay like that. I took this picture when there were still some bubbles on it. I tried to paint most of the bubbles off so that it was smooth. Also, I made these jars (the blue ones) a little lighter than I have in the past, so your ‘paint’ may look different than mine.

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Let It Dry:

Either let it dry on it’s own upside down over night, or (here’s the cool part) put it on a plate upside down place it in the microwave for 30 seconds. You will see your results almost immediately.

I didn’t take any pictures of just the jars because it was late at night and I got straight to work on embellishing them, sorry.  

I love the purple one. It goes perfectly with the tulips my hubby and daughter ‘surprise’ planted me years ago. Tulips always remind me of my friend Kristen who was one of my bridesmaids. She’s always loved them. And I love how little things like tulips bring back memories of friends.

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Ok, so once you have painted your jars set them aside. If you’d like to add some fabric flowers to them then keep reading. If you’d just like to add a card, then scroll to the bottom to download and print.


Fabric Flower Tutorial

(No Sewing = equals = A Good Thing)

I’m going to show you how to make fabric flowers that can be used on a variety of things. I realize there are lots of fabric flower tutorials out there as well, but these are very simple to make, yet look so elegant.

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What you will need:

Silky synthetic fabric (chiffon, taffeta etc.)

A tea light candle or a lighter.

Glue Gun

Card stock (for circle templates)

Scissors

Felt circles

Embellishments: tulle, pearls, feathers, beads, buttons,

Optional for hair: headbands, clips, bobby pins

 

How To Make Your Flower:

1. First cut out a template of 5 to 7 circles on card stock paper. I like my smallest circle to be 1 inch. Then I make each additional circle a 1/2 inch bigger than the next. (ex. 1in., 1.5in., 2in., 2.5in. etc…)

2. Depending on how big you want your flower use your template to trace and cut out your circles. If you use a dark marker, make sure you cut inside your marker line so that it doesn’t show on the fabric. I usually make dots around the circle just to give me a visual of where to cut. When you cut out your circles don’t worry about them being perfect. I also like to cut the same size circle two or even three times especially when I am doing smaller flowers. Since your circles are not perfect they will just add to the layering effect.

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3. Next, take each fabric circle and put it close enough to the flame so that it starts to curl slightly. Turn your circle around until all edges are curled to your liking. I suggest that you do a couple of practice ones first. Also, for safety, it’s best to do it over the kitchen sink with the water running.

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Are you wondering how I held the flower, lighter & took the picture?   Yah, that’s not me. That’s my ‘hand model’ and friend Andrea. Thanks Girlfriend!

4. Once you have curled your edges they should look something like this. I ‘barely’ curled the edges for these flowers.

5. Next, start with the smallest circle and put a dot of hot glue onto the bottom/middle of it. Then layer it inside the next biggest circle. Now take those two circles and add another dot of glue and layer it into the next circle. Continue until they are all glued together.

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If you want to add tulle in the middle of a couple of the circles like I did with the one below, just add it to your layering steps. You can embellish your flowers with pearls, beads or whatever else your little heart desires.

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I like to attach alligator clips if they are going to be worn in your hair mostly because they are easier for my girls to put in their hair. You could also attach them to a flat back bobby pin or a headband. If you do this it’s best to cut out two identical felt circles. Glue one felt circle to the flower and then glue it onto the top of the headband. Take the second felt circle and glue it so that overlaps the the underside of the headband and attaches to the felt one you glued on the flower so that it holds it in place.

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Ok, let’s finally bring the two tutorials together and make our gift!

There are a couple of ways to attach your flowers. If you want to put it on a bobby pin so that it can hold a card I think it’s best to attach a piece of felt to both the glass and the bobby pin flower. Sorry these aren’t the greatest pictures. I was working late at night when the kiddos were sleeping. But basically it seems to stick better when the felts are glued to each other.

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Or just add the felt to the back of the flower and glue directly onto the jar.

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If you want to skip the flower then simply add some ribbon, flowers and print one of our cards below.

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I’ve designed these cards so that you could easily attach a gift card if you’d like. Or if you’d rather skip the gift card then just cut it down the middle and use only the printed side.

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I’ve separated the cards into four categories.  Scroll down to download and print cards for Teachers, Mother’s Day, Birthdays and Thinking of You.

*I also added a fifth category as well. You can print plain ‘Thank You’ cards as well they just aren’t in the grouped picture below. Free Printable Gift Cards

Click on the images below to download and print. We recommend that you print on a quality matte paper using an ink jet printer. Each print below is sized to print on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper.

Teachers

Teacher Gift Card Flowers

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day Gift Card Flowers

Birthday

Happy Birthday Gift Card Flowers

Thinking, Praying & Get Well

Thinking of you Gift Card Flowers

Thank You

Thank You Card Free Printable

I’d love to hear if you make one or both of these projects.

They really are simple and oh so cute! 

~Jenny

Linking up with… Tip Junkie, Six Sisters Stuff, I Heart NaptimePositively Splendid, Not Just A Housewife, Chef In Training, How To Nest For Less The 36th Avenue, One Artsy Mama, Toys In The Dryer, Skip to My Lou

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Stairway Boxes

 

Hello Friends! I hope you had a great Easter! It was a beautiful weekend here in the Pacific Northwest, we actually got to 70 degrees! Easter Sunday was a beautiful day spent in reflection of what Christ did for each of us. HE IS RISEN INDEED! We got to spend our day with family on beautiful Whidbey Island, it was a perfect day!!

These 2 certainly made it especially fun!

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This past week was Spring Break so we took advantage of the school-less days to visit with some dear friends that we don’t get to see very often anymore, our very best friends and former (and see Char, I didn’t say OLD) neighbors, who now live over 2 hours away from us! Our former neighbors, the Pez family (that is the well abbreviated form of their last name) have been some of our best friends and the funny part is that the majority of our friendship has been long distance! We were just realizing this week as we were talking that we have now been NON-neighbors for almost 6 and a half years! And we lived next door to each other for less than a year before we moved away! Sometimes lifelong friendships just happen that way!

When we first moved away (we moved 2 hours North from our former home), we got together EVERY single month. We met in the middle in Seattle or took turns making the trek from one of our houses to the other! My first born, Cole and their one and only, Faith, are two months apart, so it was a friendship from the get go for our two little ones! When we had Kaylee almost 2 years later, she was just accepted right into the Faith and Coley-Bear (that is Faith’s nickname for Cole) mix. And though our monthly meetings have now spread out over the six year span to more like every 6 month meetings, we still pick up right where we left off, including the kiddos!

It was so FUN to spend the day at the Pez family house! The kids played the day away, we barely heard a peep! and Char and I spent the day chatting and crafting and scrapbooking away! PERFECT day!!!

Char shares my love for crafting and scrapbooking and Pinterest too! So it was really fun to be at her house again (I  hadn’t been there since last October) and see all the fun ideas she has incorporated from Pinterest or just come up with on her own, she is SUPER creative! One of the ideas that she found on Pinterest, I HAD to take pictures of because I just LOVED it. It is super simple, it was easy and cheap to make and is super functional!!!

I LOVE these Stairway Boxes!!!

 

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I should have taken a few more pictures, but we were awfully busy doing all that talking and crafting!

Char just covered some boxes she had on hand with different colors of burlap, used chipboard letters and glued them on! Now when she has stuff that needs to make its way upstairs, she just puts it in the designated box at the end of the stairs and up it goes at the end of day or whenever you are making a trip upstairs! This sure beats the piles of stuff I leave on the end of my stairs that everyone walks right on by ten times a day! (Sorry, pet peeve rant!) And I REALLY should have taken another picture to show that her stairs are actually quite wide and there is a wide landing below so her stairs don’t feel cramped AT ALL by the boxes, it is SUPER CUTE!!

Oh, and The D is for Dad, F is for Faith and M is for Mom! Everyone has their own box! LOVE it! I have a few other crafty ideas from my friend Char that I will be sharing with you but I am saving those for another post!

I also got to spend some time with 2 of my besties from High School over Spring Break which was so fun! And my baby brother came up from Florida to visit all  of us Washingtonians, well really he just wanted to snowboard! And it was a bonus to see us too. I didn’t get to see him as much as I wanted to but it was still good to spend some time with him! He did make us this AMAZING salmon one night that I am HARASSING him about sharing with the rest of you so I’ll update you on that if he ever lets me share the recipe, it was seriously AMAZING!!

~JESS

Expressions Vinyl Giveaway!

Expressions Vinyl is giving away $25 to one of our lucky readers!

I have mentioned many times before how much I love using Expressions Vinyl. They have so many different colors and types of vinyl. But, the best part is that you can purchase them in sheets for a lower price which means that you can create many, many things!

Scroll to the bottom to enter, but before you do, let me share with you some of the things I have made with their vinyl. Some of these things we have shared on this blog and others are gifts that I have made, but never shared. As I was going through all of the pictures, I was amazed at how many gifts I make using their vinyl!

Indoor & Outdoor Vinyl

I made these cute herb pots for my daughter’s teacher last year. I cut out the words ‘basil’, ‘parsley’ and ‘oregano’ using white vinyl.

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Remember this personalized mug? I have made quite a few of these mugs using their outdoor vinyl. And yes, you can even put it in them dishwasher. I made mugs for my kids and have put them in the dishwasher over and over for more than a year now!

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I made this wood sign for my cousin. I painted it with chalkboard paint, then I cut out the vinyl, ‘weeks until’ and the cute onesie.

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Remember this sign I made last Fall? It was one of our very first posts. I needed something new for my Fall décor so I whipped up this cute sign using their brown and orange vinyl.

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Here is another chalkboard sign I made. I cut out the vinyl ‘days until’ as well as the flower and flip flops. We made this for my daughter’s best friend that was getting ready to go to Hawaii. They have a place over there, so she can use it again!

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Remember our tutorial on how to make your own glitter ornaments? Who knew these would become so popular! I used vinyl to add to these ornaments to give it a personalized touch!

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I love this sign. I made it as a gift to give at our Women’s Retreat.

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Here is another one of our very first posts. Click here to see the tutorial on how to make these cute gumball machines. I cut out ‘memories’ using Expressions Vinyl.

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I found this picture while for something else. This is a great way to use their vinyl. Cut out dates and titles to add to your scrapbooks.

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T-Shirt Vinyl

I LOVE their t-shirt vinyl. It is so fun to create personalized gifts with it. I whipped up this t-shirt the night before my daughter had a Veteran’s Day Assembly. See the tutorial here.

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I made this hat for my cousin using their t-shirt vinyl…awww!

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I also made this for my daughter’s friend to wear in Hawaii.

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This is a cute hat I made for my niece Lola who lives in Australia. It’s not the best picture, but you can see her name on the side.

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This shirt was also for my cousin’s little boy. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest and knew I could design my own using the t-shirt vinyl.

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Remember these burlap pumpkin placemats? I made these using their t-shirt vinyl.

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Inkjet Printable Vinyl

And of course you probably remember this post from yesterday Printable Waterproof Vinyl Tray

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Those are quite a few projects wouldn’t ya say? Eleven of them I made as gift for others! Of course there are more that I didn’t share with you, but those alone should give you a reason to start using vinyl! Of course you need a personalized cutter like a Cricut or Silhouette Cameo. I have had a mini Cricut for years but…

I am still holding out hope that the magical Silhouette Cameo Fairy will bring me one. I know, I mention that a lot. One can hope!

Ok…enough about my projects.

Let’s get on to the giveaway…

The above information is all 100% my opinion. I am in no way being compensated by Expressions Vinyl. I just really like them.

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$25 to Expressions Vinyl

The first two votes are mandatory!

‘Like’ Plum Adorable & Expressions Vinyl on Facebook. That’s it!

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun! 15 ideas to do with your kids.

It’s pretty clear that we like to have fun with every holiday and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. So, whether you are having a party or just looking for ideas to do with your kids, we have some fun ideas for you to celebrate St. Patty’s Day.

Last year I made my girls these shirts. Click here to see this year’s shirts as well as a download for this template. Or click here to see our burlap stenciled pillows to see how to make the shirts below.  

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For breakfast I made them rainbow waffles and green milk.

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Then I sent them on a treasure hunt using these cute Shamrocks from The Crafting Chicks. {free printable}

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At the end of their treasure hunt they found these simple ‘pots of gold’. I found the glittered baskets at the dollar section at Target. The tags were also from the The Crafting Chicks.

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I like to change things up a bit and keep the kids on their toes, so this year I thought it would be fun to make them this simple breakfast. This is from Thoughtfully Simple. Free printable as well.

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And because my kids love any sort of treasure hunt, I found these cute printables for a treasure hunt from Oopsey Daisy.

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And because this just makes me laugh, I may have to add this to the hunt. This is from Differentiated Kindergarten.

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Here are two ideas to put in your pot of gold at the end of your treasure hunt. The M&M’s idea is from It Is What It Is and the rainbow Twizzlers idea is from Our Best Bites.

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Here are some other fun ideas.

Rainbow pancakes found at I am Baker.

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Rainbow cupcakes also found at Our Best Bites.

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Make green popcorn using Kool-Aid. What? So cool!

This recipe was found on Tasty Kitchen.

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This would be fun for a party! I found this on Pinterest and there was no link back to a website. Looks easy enough to make!

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If you are celebrating, don’t forget to check out our free St. Patricks Day Printables. Click on the images below to take you to the post to download the free printables.

Print on burlap.

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Print on paper (8×10 and 5×7 printables).

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Enjoy~

Jenny & Jess