Holiday/Special Event Ideas & Printables

4th of July Dessert (Wild Berry Sundae with Toasted Pound Cake Stars)

I know I said I was going to wait until Wednesday to share this 4th of July dessert with you all, but since the 4th is on Thursday, I thought it would be better to give you a day to round up the ingredients. This festive Wild Berry Sundae with Toasted Pound Cake Stars is fast and easy to whip up and tastes amazing! Depending on how much…

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4th of July Shirts {How to make FIRECRACKER T-Shirts}

 Aren't these 4th of July shirts fun? I've been on the lookout for fun projects to make with my kids so when one of my friends was describing some t-shirts her kids had made at vacation bible school, I knew we had to try making some of our own. As she was describing them fireworks came to mind and so we set out to make ours red,…

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Books and Brew {Celebrate Reading With A Starbucks Book Date}

  "The more that you read,  the more things you will know.  The more that you learn,  the more places you'll go" .... Dr. Seuss   Literacy is one of the most important gifts we can give our children. As a mom, and a teacher, I believe this from the bottom of my heart. And yet, I know that in the…

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CAT in the HAT Jello Splat {Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss}

In about a week's time, on March 2nd, readers across America will celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday! If magic exists, I believe it resides in books and therefore I always try to put a little extra fun into this day with the hopes of encouraging my children to find that magic. In the past I have sent treats, likes these Seussa Paloosa…

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Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Loaf

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Loaf

This delicious recipe for Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Loaf from Rhodes tastes just like chocolate donuts. My kids loved it! This recipe uses frozen cinnamon rolls and turns them into a fancy dressed up loaf of bread swirled with cinnamon  and laced with chocolate. With only three ingredients and just a few steps…

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DIY Melted Snowman Ornament: Some People Are Worth Melting Over {Easy & Kids Friendly}

I'm always looking for fun projects to do with my kids and these DIY melted snowman ornaments were too cute to pass by. Christmas is no exception. They love making things for their friends and family, and their teachers! They love giving to their teachers. While I love the giving side of things, I also like to keep things they make as…

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Fun Valentine Tradition – Sampling of Box of Chocolates Before Getting Out of Bed

Do you have any fun Valentine traditions? Have you ever climbed into bed with your entire family to sample a box of chocolates? No?!? Well what are you waiting for? For us, this is tradition. On the morning of Valentine's Day everyone crawls into our bed eager to crack open that heart shaped box. It happened first by chance, but we had…

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Graduation Cap Cookies

My little man graduated from preschool today and wanted to take something fun to share with his classmates. I love projects like these because they are so much fun to make with kids! In my experience, if the kiddos help, they are even more excited to share! I originally saw these in a magazine and they were called S'mores Graduation…

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Halloween Crazy Quilt

I'm breaking away from recipes today to share my Halloween Crazy Quilt with you. Fall is the perfect season to break out the quilts. My son's Birthday is in October. He loves October and everything that goes with it - including Halloween. He's the inspiration behind this quilt. I wanted something totally fabulously funk-ily…

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Halloween Ghost Ribbon Wreath

  It's starting to get a little spooky around here. Fun spooky, don't you think?! Interested in a making a ribbon wreath yourself? Click here for a…

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Halloween Treats: Spooky Graveyard Cups

Halloween has always been one of my oldest son's favorite holidays. I think that's because it is filled with creepy crawly boy stuff rather than mushy girly stuff. It doesn't hurt that he's an October baby either. Last year both of my boys had treat duty for their school Halloween parties. My preschooler took a fun cat skeleton sculpture…

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – Green Eggs and Ham Candy Pretzel Treats

Friday, March 2, is Dr. Seuss' birthday so let's make Green Eggs and Ham Candy Pretzel Treats! By chance, my son was assigned to bring snacks to school and wanted to keep with his tradition of bringing something festive to celebrate his favorite author's special day (he still thinks he's the cat with the tall hat). I had seen these…

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How To Make Beautiful Personalized Vinyl-Dyed Easter Eggs {Egg Tutorial No. 2}

  I have been so excited to share these Personalized Vinyl-Dyed Easter Eggs with you! Aren't they fabulous?!?! I love them! Who knew you could use vinyl to dye eggs? I especially love them because you can create so many different styles~ eggs with monograms, whimsical pictures, classic scrolls and other designs, really there are no…

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How To Make Homemade Apple Cider Christmas Gifts with Printable Tags

I'm always on the lookout for unique holiday gift ideas which is why I am sharing with you how to make homemade apple cider Christmas gifts. There's nothing wrong with cookies, fudge, or other delicious baked goodies, but sometimes I like to think outside of the box and give something a little different. A few years ago I shared a recipe…

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In All Of The Sea, You Are The Best Valentine For Me {Free Printable}

Last week I shared a fun printable Valentine perfect for all those who love gummy worms. And while Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to indulge in something a little sweet, sometimes it's nice to be able to offer something fun and yet a little lighter on the sugar side (if candy's how you roll, no sweat, swap the crackers for…

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Leprechaun Magic Rainbow Seeds {St. Patrick’s Day Printable Treat Bag Toppers}

Isn't it fun to celebrate holidays with treats? These St. Patrick's Day Treat Bag Toppers are a festive way to spread some fun.  I'm sure you know that leprechauns store their pots of gold at the end of rainbows. Everyone knows that, but what most people don't know is that leprechauns actually grow rainbows. Which is why they are…

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Leprechaun Traps ~ Carnival Edition {With a Free Printable}

If you haven't started planning your leprechaun traps yet, you'd better get started! It's almost time to catch those leprechauns!!!! My oldest son just finished his. He did an awesome job designing it. He decided to go with the classic box and bait trap, but cleverly disguised it as a Leprechaun Carnival. Totally fun! He created a "Hit…

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Love Bug Printable Valentine Kit

I'm honestly a little surprised these fun Love Bug printable valentines made it in time for Valentine's Day! It was one of those days where I had too much help. I had set everything up to photograph and turned my back for a second only to find my little one had scribbled all over the white boards that I use as back drops. I sat her in…

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Mason Jar Cinnamon Rolls {with free printable Christmas Tags}

Everything seems more fun when served in jars, right? Cinnamon rolls certainly are! They are delicious and super cute with the new tags that I made to go with them! Aren't they perfect for Christmas gifts (especially because you can cheat a little and use frozen bread dough)? You could even tie a spoon or a fork to the jar with some…

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Melted Snowman Puddle Cookies {A Food Craft}

My five year old is going to start kindergarten next year, full day kindergarten. I don't think I even need to tell you how I feel about that. But I will tell you that I want his memories of staying at home to be fun and filled with happiness and joy. We spend our time taking nature walks, having book dates, playing figures,…

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Popcorn Cake (Trick-or-Treat Cake)

My junior high years are laced with memories of this cake. We made it all the time - not only did we use it as after school snacks, we used it for Christmas and even birthday gifts!!! It's sort of like a popcorn ball gone WILD - the giant, chewy version bold enough to sneak in some M&M's and peanuts.   SUPER YUM! I made this one with…

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Recipe Bridal Shower

There is not only one, but three weddings in my near future, two of which are happening somewhere other than where I live. Both of these brides are very dear to my heart, and I know if I were closer, I would throw showers for them. There has to be some fun way to celebrate with them! And than I remembered an idea that my husband's…

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Seussa Paloosa Cupcakes {Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss}

Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday dear Dr. Seuss,Happy Birthday to you!Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904! If he were still here, he would be 107 years old! Can you iMaGiNe? Think about how many more amazing books would be out there if he were still around! Dr. Seuss is among our favorite authors. We love Seuss'…

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Easy Southwestern Colored Easter Eggs

Southwestern Colored Easter Eggs {A very simple easy way to add a little more color and depth to your Easter eggs}

  I'm always looking for simple ways to shake things up and these Southwestern Colored Easter Eggs are just that. Let's face it, in our world of craziness, there's just not always time to be "Martha." Last year while visiting my in-laws, we dyed Easter eggs as part of our holiday festivities. When my mother-in-law broke out the…

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Thanks for Helping me Learn and Grow Teacher Gifts in Butterfly Handprint Art Pots {FREE Printable Tag}

  I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with their loved ones. We spent an amazing weekend celebrating my niece's high school graduation. We are so proud of her and everything she has accomplished. It's kind of bittersweet, you know? We work so hard to prepare our children for this big moment and when it…

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Valentine Stockings & Stuffer Ideas

Do you have Valentine Stockings? We do, and my kiddos love them! Ours are pretty simple, I just sewed two felt hearts together, turned them inside out, glued felt initials on them, attached a little ribbon loop, and hung them from wreath hangers on our bedroom doors. I live in a house of boys, and so this is as fancy as they would…

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Valentine, You’re The Best Worm For Me {Free Valentine Printable}

Valentine's Day is upon us, and my boys love to participate in all the holiday fun, but you can bet your booties they aren't going to be caught dead handing out anything mushy, which is why this best worm for me valentine is perfect for us. In fact, my eight year old covers his eyes at the hint of a kiss, like when Eugene kisses…

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Would You Like To Make Speckled Easter Eggs? {Tutorial No. 1}

  The Bunny's already hopping around preparing for his big day! He's filled his basket with all sorts of Easter treats, chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, little trinkets and toys, and of course, colorful speckled easter eggs. He's going to be so jealous when he sees these~ aren't they fabulous!?! I saw them in Phyllis Hoffman's…

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You Are The Milk to My Cookies Valentine Printable {Free}

One thing I love to do is to think of fun ways to let the people around me know how much they are appreciated. I have seen paper CD sleeves used before in Christmas magazines featuring them as cute ways to package cookies, however, I don't seem to give individual cookies out as Christmas gifts. I do however think individual cookies make…

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You’re Dynamite Teacher Appreciation Gift {Teacher, Dad, Valentine, and anyone else} Free Printable Tag

    I am totally excited about this You're Dynamite Teacher Appreciation gift idea! Why? Because my son is totally excited to give them out. I have tons of cute ideas, but some aren't necessarily the kind of ideas that make my son excited. It's difficult to find things that just aren't too girly. Even…

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