‘Orange You Glad’ Gift Idea (Free Printable Tags)

Oh Hello!

It’s been awhile. We know.

Let’s pretend we haven’t been absent for almost 7 months. Ok? Good.

I’ve seen these cute ‘Orange You Glad’ gifts on Pinterest and decided they would make a fun back to school gift for my kids’ teachers. We made this basket below and added some fun ‘orange’ items. Obviously we are past ‘back to school’. So, I not only made a couple of tags for teachers, but I also made them so that they could be given to friends, co-workers and birthday gifts as well! Scroll to the bottom to print out the free printable tags.

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Here is a cute one from My Pookie Designs.

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I had pinned this idea from Coley’s Corner awhile back which is where I got the idea for the orange tags. I love the cup filled with orange things.

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I love this simple gift idea because it can be one ‘orange’ item or many ‘orange’ items.

Click HERE or on the image below to download and print these free tags.

 

 

Orange you glad

 

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Now, ORANGE you glad we came back?

~Jenny

(and Jess…she’s here too…really!)

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!

Yarn Heart Wreath

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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”

Life without love Brown 8.5x11

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

Life without love Black 8.5x11

Triangles for Banner

Heart Banner8.5x11

Happy Valentines Day!

~Jenny

Blow Me A Kiss Valentine! {Free Printable Tags}

This weekend I went to the craft store Ben Franklin and saw this cute idea. Gumballs with a Hershey’s Kiss on top. Hence, ‘Blow Me A Kiss’! Ben Franklin actually made them in stand up plastic tubes. But, since they are .99 cents each, I thought they would be cute in pretzel bags. And lucky for me I had a bunch left over!

Blow Me A Kiss Free Printable Tags

Here is what you need…

Gumballs (Ben Franklin had LOTS of different colors!)

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Pretzel Bags and Hershey’s kisses. I think I got all 75 of those pretzel bags at Walmart for like $2.99. Much better than .99 cents per plastic tube.

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Layer your gumballs in your bag. You can choose how many. I didn’t fill them to the top, so I cut off any extra plastic bag that was hanging over. The bags are a little big, so push your gumballs to one side. This picture doesn’t do a very good job of showing you, but you get the idea.

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Then put a piece of tap on the back where I folded it.

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Add a cute ribbon, or use the silver ties that come with the pretzel bags. Print out our tags and attach them to the ribbon or tie.

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So cute right?

My second grader is very excited to give them to her friends. But, my fifth grader said, ‘Mom, I can’t give those to the BOYS!’ :)

Click on the image below to download and print.

Blow Me a Kiss

Blow Me A Kiss Free Printable Tags

 

Shortly after I posted this I found this cute blog that made them with the plastic tubes!

 

Also, for those of you that missed it last year check out these free printable cards. Click on the images below to take you to the post.

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Have Fun!

~Jenny

last minute gift ideas with free printable tags

Thank you to one of our readers, we were made aware that ‘the’ was spelled wrong in the ‘Scent of Christmas’ tags.  This has now been updated and fixed. Unfortunately, the pictures with the tags will still show it spelled the wrong way.  Thank you, Kelly, for pointing it out to us!

I’m sure you have been just as busy as we have with the holidays fast approaching. Jess and I have some fun ideas to share with you, but finding the time to blog it is a different story. I am going to share with you a few last minute gift ideas that I have done this year.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

 

Glitter Ornaments

The first idea are these DIY glitter ornaments.

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By now, I’m sure everyone has seen these ornaments I made last year.

DIY Glitter-Ornaments

This year, I put the glitter on the outside. It can be a bit more messy, but I think they turned out cute. The kids had fun making them too.

What you need:

- Clear Ornament

- The negative part of stickers or cut out contact paper using your Silhouette or Cricut.

- Glue (I used Martha Stewart roll on glue, but I also made them with the Pledge Floor Cleaner like last years ornaments.)

- Glitter

-  ‘Fake Snow’ for inside the ornament.

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Put your shape onto your ornament. Put some glue or floor cleaner on the area where you want the glitter. Pour glitter onto it and shake it off. Peel of  ‘sticker’ and you will have a glittery shape. I added some fake snow inside the clear ornament to give it more of a wintery effect. Below is a picture of the ‘sticker’ before adding glue and glitter.

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Soup in a Jar with Free Printable

The second idea is soup in a jar.

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I’m sure you have seen lots of ‘soup in a jar’ ideas. This is just another one. But, everyone likes soup right? And when it is all prepared for you, it’s even better! I am going to direct you to the blog that I got the recipe from for the directions… Ma What’s For Dinner

I liked this one because you add crushed tomatoes, which just makes it even yummier (I know Jess would disagree, but that is ok).

I also bought a soup mug from the dollar store and added an initial in vinyl onto the mug. Sort of like I did here.  Of course these mugs would also make great gifts.

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I created these printable tags for you to add to your soup in a jar.

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Click on the image below to download and print.

soup in a jar printable

 

Scent of Christmas Bags and Christmas Tiered Platter With Printable Tags

*Update-At the time I made these platters I did not realize that it says on the bottom ‘for decorative use only’. So, these may not be safe for food.  Sorry!

This last one is my favorite. I don’t know if it’s the tiered platter or the ‘Scent of Christmas’ bags that I like most!

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Remember the tiered platters I made last summer here?

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When I saw the blue, silver and red Christmas platters at Target for only $1.99, I knew I had to make some more platters. I still used the glass candlesticks from Walmart, but I only used one on these. I also couldn’t find a bowl to match the blue, so I bought a clear bowl and I love it!

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I saw these ‘Scent of Christmas’ Bags on I heart Naptime. I thought they were so cute and think they will make great neighbor gifts. Basically you are putting in oranges, cinnamon sticks, cloves and cranberries. The tags tell you how to ‘cook’ it on the stove to get the scent of Christmas in your house.

To get the recipe click here. Landee See Landee Do actually created these bags with free tags. But, there were a lot of people having problems downloading the tags. So, I created some for you.

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Click HERE or on the image below to download and print the UPDATED VERSION OF THIS TAG!

For best results, print on quality 8.5 x 11 inch white paper. 

The scent of Christmas

 

Aren’t these so cute inside the tiered platter? I do believe they are.

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Hope these ideas help some of you looking for last minute gifts.

Merry Christmas~

Jenny

 

 

my favorite peanut butter balls

These peanut butter balls are the best.

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My friend Caryn has been making them for years. Last year she shared how to make these frosted glass bottles.

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I don’t know if it’s the Rice Chex Cereal or marshmallow cream that makes these better than other peanut butter balls. I guess it doesn’t matter. They are my favorite and I think you would agree.

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Plus, they are super easy to make.

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Wrap them up in a cute bag and they make great gifts for neighbors or teachers.

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Or just eat them yourself.

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Yum!

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter

7 oz. marshmallow cream

1.5 cups Rice Chex

1.5 cups chocolate chips

4 tsp. shortening

 

Combine peanut butter and marshmallow cream. Add the Rice Chex.

Roll the mixture into balls. (I like to use my pampered chef scoop)

Melt the chocolate chips and shortening together gradually in the microwave.

Dip balls in chocolate.

Refrigerate the balls until they harden.

 

Enjoy~

Jenny

The best way to spread christmas cheer…{Free Printable}

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Buddy the Elf said it best. It’s one of our favorite movies. Every year we decorate the house the weekend after Thanksgiving and then settle in to watch ‘Elf’. It’s funny. EVERY. TIME. I thought this print would be fun to add to our decorations this year. And lucky for you I designed an 8×10 and 11×14 for you to print as well (It will not be scalloped like above).

Click on the images below to download and print. The watermark will not appear on the actual print.

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11×14

The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer Free Printable 11x14-2

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Now go sing!

~Jenny

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Our etsy shop {personalized prints and wood signs}

Today we’d like to share with you some of the products we sell in our Etsy Shop.

Last February we sold these signs on Groopdealz. We sold quite a few of them and since then we’ve had lots of requests from our readers to make more. So, today we are happy to announce that we have finally created a limited amount. Click here or on the image below to purchase this sign for only $22.00. 

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We also have other distressed hand painted wood signs as well. Click on any image below to visit our Etsy Shop.

Personalized wood signs for teachers. 5.25 x 5 inches.

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7 x 16 inch ‘JOY’ wood signs.

Green Joy      Red Joy   

5.75 x 8 inch wood ‘JOY’ signs.

Wood Signs For Etsy (3 of 18)       Wood Signs For Etsy (6 of 18)      Wood Signs For Etsy (4 of 18)

5.75 x 8 inch ‘love’ and ‘Count Your Blessings’ wood signs.

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8 x 8.5 inch ‘love’ sign.

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We also sell personalized prints.

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We will be back soon with more DIY gift ideas!

~Jenny & Jess

pamper yourself gift jars {free printable tags}

Are some of you having a hard time seeing all of the Christmas ideas floating around? Especially when we haven’t even gotten through Thanksgiving yet? Jess’ husband is one of ‘those’ people that struggles with this. Which makes it so much fun for me to present to you another CHRISTMAS gift idea.

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These Pampering Jars would also make great gifts for teachers, neighbors etc. One of the reasons I want to share this idea with you now is because to get the most bang for your buck you need to start purchasing items right away. I actually purchased the jars this summer knowing I would be making these. I got 12 jars for $7.00. Over the last few weeks I have been using my coupons for other things like the shower gel and nail polish. Here is where I got everything and approximately how much they were…

Ball Jars – On sale at Ace Hardware – 12 for $7.00

Hand Sanitizer – Dollar Tree – 3 for (take a guess?)

Nail Polish – Joanne Fabric – 7 for $7.00 (with coupon)

Shower Gel – Joanne Fabric – 7 for $6.30 (with coupon)

Washcloths – Target – 8 for $5.00

Lip Balm – Dollar Tree – 2 for (you guessed it!)

The Almond Roca tin in the picture isn’t the same one that I originally had. I bought a huge tin at Costco for, I believe, $9.99. I’m not sure how many come in the tin because somebody (totally NOT me) ate quite a few of them before I was able to make the jars. So, let’s just estimate them at .10 each.

Pampered Jar & Free Printable Tags 

I was able to make 7 jars and each jar came to a total of $4.50 each. Not too shabby. You could get creative and add other things like lotion or foot scrub and cozy socks. There are lots of ideas.

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Add one of our free printable tags to complete your gift!

Click here or on the image below to download the free printable tags.

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Jess’ husband may not be happy I am posting about Christmas gifts, but I know he appreciates a good deal. Be proud buddy!

I’ll be back soon with another CHRISTMAS gift idea!

~Jenny

We ‘wash’ you a merry christmas gift idea {free printable tags}

I will spare you the details of just how busy Jess and I have been the past few weeks! I guess the beauty of a blog is that when you need to take time away to be with your family and other responsibilities it is always there waiting for you when you are ready to come back.

Today I am sharing one of my favorite gifts for neighbors, teachers or anyone that you want to give a gift to because you like them, but don’t want to spend a lot of money. I like to get Bath and Body Works soaps. Their soaps always go on sale, so once they do then stock up. They usually have them on sale on Black Friday. Of course, you can use any soap you’d like.

We Wash You A Merry Christmas Printable Tags

I can’t remember where I first saw the quote ‘We WASH’ you a Merry Christmas’. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now and I finally decided to make my own printable tags to go with them. I like to put ribbons and tags on four or five soaps and set them off to the side. There is always a last minute gift that seems to pop up and this allows me to grab it and go. Everyone likes soap right?

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I created the printables below for your personal use. Click here or on the image below to download and print.wash you a merry christmas

We Wash You A Merry Christmas Printable Tags

We will be back soon with more gift ideas.

~Jenny

Pumpkin Playdough {free Printable Leaf tags}

I pinned this cute idea from Blue Bird Lucy’s.  I thought they would be fun for my son’s preschool class. A kid can only get so much candy right?

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I used this NO COOK RECIPE from The Imagination Tree for the playdough. It turned out so good and I love that you don’t have to cook it!

You need:

  • 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • up to 2 cups boiling water
  • food coloring (optional)
  • few drops glycerine (optional- adds more shine!)

Method:

  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the boiling water
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Add the food colouring and glycerine (both optional)
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)

*This recipe made enough for 7 pumpkin balls.

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I created these leaf tags to add to your pumpkins. Click here or on the image below to download and print. For best results print on a premium matte paper on an ink jet printer.

Pumpkin Playdough Leaf Tags 

Wrap up the ‘pumpkins’ in some clear wrap, add some ribbon and the leaf tags. Then draw a face with a sharpie marker. 

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My son is excited to hand them out to his friends. These were so simple to make. You still have time to make some too!

~Jenny

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