Printable Lunchbox Notes {Free! Yay!}

In my little part of the world, school has already begun, and with that the most crucial decision of a year - Buy lunch or take lunch?  We've decided to mix it up and do a little bit of both this year.  For those days that my kids will be taking lunch, I've created these cute lunchbox notes to put into with their meals to remind them that they are loved. I thought you might like to share them with your children, too! There are 5 different notes, plus one blank for you to write yourself. Would be adorable for a special birthday wish or a reminder that their babysitter is picking them up that day, etc. You can stick these notes into lunches, snacks, backpacks - even briefcases! If you printed them on sticker paper, you could cute them out and place on a brown paper bag. Old school … [Read more...]

Best FREE Recipe and Cooking Apps

One of the best parts of using technology is being able to store and organize information and being able to use it anywhere - the kitchen is no exception - here are my choices for must-have cooking apps: Must-have FREE Cooking Apps   Foodily - like pinterest for foodies, Foodily lets you search, share, and organize recipes and even create menu plans. Cookbook Cafe - not only can you create and browse cookbooks and search recipes, the best feature is the four timers PLUS oven timer, conversion charts and substitutions. I would be lost without this app on Thanksgiving! IFood Assistant by Kraft - search recipes, get new ideas, and even get help shopping for ingredients for this handy iphone app. FoodGawker - Gorgeous photography, equally yummy recipes...you can spend a lot of … [Read more...]

Summer Fun Photos (Free Printable!)

One of the best parts of Summertime fun is capturing all that fun! You don't need to have a fancy camera; any point or shoot or smartphone will do. Summertime is bursting with amazing photo ops; the sun is high in the sky and faces are full of smiles! Just to be sure that you don't miss any of those special summer moments when you are shooting, we've created a printable just for you. Print out a copy (Or two! Or three!) for your fridge, for you car, for your purse or camera bag. Don't miss another classic summer photo!   [sc:adsense ] Click here for our printable list of must-have Summer Fun Photos. Share your Summer Fun photos on Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #summerbliss - I can't wait to see how Summer looks to you! … [Read more...]

Fun {and Free!} Kitchen Printables

Kitchen printables can be used to decorate, or can be functional as well - laminate and hang the conversion table inside a cabinet, place the labels on inexpensive glass canisters on your counter, use the pretty mason jar lids as a hostess gift! I love the menu planner too - I am always looking for ways to organize in the kitchen and this is a great start! I love Lindsay's Menu Planning page - she not only gives you the menu in a lot of pretty colors, she shows you how to bind it in a notebook to keep track of all your past menus as well! I love these little illustrations from The Handmade Home- I could see these being used for ADORABLE note cards! This conversion and measurement chart from I Should be Mopping the Floor is going up inside my cabinet right away - I … [Read more...]

Free Printable – Food Labels and Canning Labels

For this month's printable, I was inspired by all the posts I have seen lately about canning and giving food as gifts - Can't you picture these on some homemade treats? I had so much fun making them! To use, click on each image to get the full size image, then right click to save - then print! Next Month - Lunch box notes for back to school! … [Read more...]

Embellishing for Beginners

One of the main reasons a lot of people begin to sew is to make their own clothes. While it is amazing to be able to create your own clothes, embellishing clothes you already have is a bit less intimidating, and gives you much faster results than starting from scratch. Here are some easy ways to add a custom touch to your clothes: Tutorials This no-sew fabric flower tutorial from Wise Craft is a perfect Springtime addition to your jacket, bag or even a headband! This Applique tutorial is shown for a quilt, but the same technique can be used to embellish an adult OR kids shirt (especially one with a wretched stain that won't go away). Martha Stewart has a number of ideas for embellishing simple tote bags that could easily translate into clothing as well! Did you know you can … [Read more...]