4th of July Party Ideas

If you're wanting to add some extra red, white, and blue to your entertaining this 4th of July, this post is for you.  Here are a few patriotic party ideas that will spice up your BBQ. I found this idea of tying a tin star around your napkin over on The Party Dress. Entertaining with Style suggests that you garnish your drinks with fresh fruit. Eleah has hooked us up with a tutorial on how to make these adorable 4th of July BBQ cups. Social Couture Table Talk has instructions on how to make these amazing 4th of July sand centerpieces. I've always thought it would be fun to organize a neighborhood parade.  Cindy has several crazy amazing 4th of July parade float ideas you could use. Kimberly has planned several activities to do with her kiddos: … [Read more...]

Cupcake Toppers

I'm quickly becoming addicted to cupcake toppers. I think they're fantastic!  Who would have guessed that a cupcake could possibly get any better. Here are a few different versions on how you can top off your sweet treat. Kim hosted a  lollipop birthday party for her daughter and made these darling cupcake toppers with her daughter's initial, name and birthday theme. Sarah and the Stamp Stars designed these cup cake toppers for her non-card project for Valentine's Day. They look to cute to eat! How amazing would these cupcake toppers be for as a get well or thank you gift! Melanie created this onesie cupcake topper for a baby shower.  She used a safety pin instead of a stick.  {{darling}} I thought Pagie's suggestion of making a photo cupcake topper of the groom was a fun … [Read more...]

Creative Summer Activities

Are you looking for some creative summer activities to do with the kids?  Here are several boredom busters from fellow bloggers. This is Cocoa's  cool summer time calendar. It's a a fun calendar to keep the kids busy in the summertime. I love it!! Use this Photo Scavenger Hunt List for a pre-reader.  Make your own using your photos or magazine clippings or download weelifes pdfs for free. Brandi creates a boredom buster box with things to do to dispel boredom on these long summer days. This is Julie 's quiet bag idea. We missed the giveaway {{drat}} but I still wanted you to see what she has inside her bags. Angie puts on a Silly Dilly Day Camp Day for her kiddos.  It's a weekly themed activities her kids can earn if they complete their … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Crafts with the Kids

I love making fun homemade gifts with my kiddos on Mother's Day.  Here are several little crafts that you print out and quickly do with your children.  You can  make any of these for  Grandparents as well. All About My Mom- Have your child fill in the blanks then get ready to laugh your head off. This is also a fun game to do at a pre-school Mother's Day party. Finger Flowers- To make simply print out on cardstock and use your child's painted fingers for the petals and yellow thumb for the middle. Draw on some green stems and  have them color the pot and you're all set. Hand Print Poem- Place the handprints of your child onto a sheet with this darling poem and laminate it to frame or scrapbook. My Mom Card - Print, color, and fill in the blanks on this cute … [Read more...]

Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day is fast approaching and I'm sure you're looking for some fun and unique gifts to make with your kiddos and to make for Grandma's.  Here are a few ideas that I personally love and have done with my little guys. Marie's man came up with this bookmark. Talk about impressive.  The next year Marie added lots of ways to say the word “Mother” in different languages for the back. Holy Cow, look these games Kathy personalized for her mother! Her Mom loves to play games so Kathy went above and beyond and made the play time a little more special. Mother's Day Coupon Book - Give service as a gift to Mom this Mother's Day by using this coupon book. Simply print it out and fill in the blanks. {{Easy}} Hettie made these homemade bath salts for Mother's Day.  Every … [Read more...]

Beautiful Wall Collages

I'm completely intrigued with well designed wall collages.  I think they are so beautiful!  Here are some tutorials and inspiration what you can do with your bare walls. There are a lot of you home decor enthusiasts that will love Kim's tip. She spray painted these plates to get a matching set for her wall decor. There are several great decorating ideas on HGTV.com.  This is a great collage that can be used for any large wall space. Here is Shannon's tutorial on how to create your own wall art.  It's super easy using canvas purchased at a craft store, paint, and scrapbook paper, and modge podge. What a great way to fill up a large wall. You could even do this and include black & white pictures of your kiddos. This is my "Boys will be Boys" wall going up … [Read more...]