10 Chic School Supply Projects

Dressed Up Office Supplies Feature

This year I took the boys shopping for clothes, but I didn't get to shop for back-to-school supplies. Cue weeping angels. Seriously, though. I am a bit of an office supply freak. I love to purchase them (probably why I didn't get to go this year) and I am a sucker for anything a bit special or CUTE. It's not fair that the kids get to have all of the fun, so today I am sharing a fun round up of 10 chic school supply projects that would dress up any desk! DIY Leather File Folders via Homey Oh My Gold Polka Dot Notebooks via Damask Love Stamped Pencil Tutorial via Hands Occupied Washi Tape … [Read more...]

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Hi friends! Rebecca, from The Crafted Sparrow, here today. I know most of you are just getting ready to start your back to school prep, we actually started school last week.  One of my favorite things to do at the end of each summer is to shop for school supplies.  I love all the bright colors, it just makes me so happy.  I also love giving a gift to our new teachers on the first day of school, something fun and useful to them in the classroom.  Today I'm sharing this fun Back to School Teacher Gift Idea with you. Highlighters and neon colored markers have to be one of my favorite school … [Read more...]

Apple Party Favor

Apple party favors. These would be perfect for a back to school party + they're really inexpensive.

In a few weeks, I am hosting a small get together with a few of the other moms who's kids will be back in school. The whole event has an apple theme and I am really excited about it! Today you can get a sneak peek of the party by checking out the cute apple party favors I am making for everyone to take home over on Skip to My Lou. In the meantime, be sure to bookmark these free little thank you tags I've whipped up to share with you! They're perfect for these treat jars, but could be used for just about any back-to-school themed gift. DOWNLOAD APPLE THANK YOU … [Read more...]

An APPle for Teacher Gift

App for Teacher Feature

Can you believe that it's nearly August? Geez. I am not at all ready for summer to end. I'd like to tack on another month or two. However, all of the kids going back to school in Arizona (thank you Facebook) have put fall planning top of mind. I am not quite ready to hit the stores for school supplies and such quite yet, but I have nailed down our back to school teacher gifts. Today, I am sharing my "APP"le for Teacher printable. Paired with an iTunes gift card, this printable is one of the easiest back-to-school teacher gifts I've ever put together. I printed the cards on my home … [Read more...]

DIY Minion Party Favors

Minion feature

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Affiliate links do not affect the purchase price of anything you might buy. We're movie goers. We often take the kids to see the latest release on opening weekend. It's our "thing." I try not to think about the serious cash that we're putting out to see these films, especially when upgrading to IMAX or 3D. Fortunately we live near a theater that allows outside food within reason, so I defray our costs by creating little goodie bags and themed treat boxes to take … [Read more...]

10 DIY Gifts for Girlfriends

10 Great DIY Gifts for Girlfriends Feature

There's nothing better than a giggle with your girlfriends. Nothing. I never would have guessed that I would meet so many amazing friends through blogging and form such deep, long-lasting friendships. I truly count myself among the lucky. Though those are the friendships you most often hear about when I refer to people here on the blog, link to a friends book release or similar. I actually have wonderful girlfriends from high school, college and my career that still have a place in my life. I am excited to celebrate ALL of my friendships with women National Girlfriend's Day -  Saturday, … [Read more...]

10 of the Best Minion Projects and Treats

Minion Projects and Treats Feature

Sometimes at dinner, after we set aside all electronic devices, I also resort to a quote free zone. Especially when a new movie has just released. I don't know about your kids, but the boys LOVE quoting movies. You'd think with Minions, I'd be safe. After all, the little yellow guys barely talk. However, I suspect dinner tomorrow night will consist of a lot of "he he he he" "do be do be do" and other Minion mumbles. Sigh. It's a rough life I lead people. I am hoping to zip those lips with a few fun Minion crafts that will keep everyone focused and busy...You know, get all of the Minion … [Read more...]

Squeeze Life Citrus Printable

Squeeze Life Feature

Today I am sharing a fun "squeeze life" citrus printable that you can download for free! Friends. It's been super-rainy in Utah the last month. I am trying not to complain. We're a desert state and we really need the rain, but man, I long for sunny skies. In my hope for better weather, I couldn't help but think about bright, cheery yellow...and lemons! Yep. Lemons ALWAYS make me feel better. They're so happy. I have been humming along to this absolutely fantastic song all week to keep my mood up...   Isn't it infectious? I love it. I decided it was time to get off my … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Gift Tag [Free Printable]

Ice Cream Treat Box 1

  Hello friends. Happy Wednesday! Today I am visiting my friends The Crafting Chicks, where I am sharing a quick tutorial on how to create these super-fun ice cream treat boxes. The boxes work great as party gifts and they come together sooo fast! You can see the key to this project is great paper - I used my friend Jen's Home+Made collection. Be sure to check out ALL of the details over at The Crafting Chicks today! I know a lot of your kids are already out of school, but we're just wrapping up this week, so I actually used the treat box as a fun teacher thank you. I created … [Read more...]

12 DIY Paper Flowers

12 DIY Paper Flowers via Snap Creativity

One thing I love most about spring is the emergence of all the beautiful blooms. (Fortunately, I don't have seasonal allergies so I can enjoy them in all their colorful glory.) Of course, fresh-cut flowers aren't always available nor do they last very long, which is why you should put together a bouquet of DIY paper flowers that will last you 'til summer. . . 12 DIY Paper Flowers . Paper ranunculus flower from D.I.Y. or Don't! . DIY paper anemone from Lia Griffith . Folded paper flowers from PaperVine . Tissue paper flowers from Mod Vintage Life . Easy DIY paper … [Read more...]