Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Santa Video Message

This is so awesome! It's a personalized video message from Santa to your child and it's free! I just did one for each of my children it's just adorable! The boys are gonna freak when they see it. All you do is just add some info about your child like: what toy he/she wants, where they live, his/her name, color of eyes/hair, and a few other things. You download a picture too which goes into the "nice" book. He'll even say your child's name if it is a common one. They didn't say my son Trysten's name because it is spelled differently, but they did say my son Gavin's name. Anyway, go HERE to try it out! It doesn't take long and they don't take any of your personal info or anything. They do ask for your name and email at the end but I just put my first name in and it worked. If you want to see what it's like first for HERE to check out my oldest son's video.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kids Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Thanksgiving is almost here! Here are some fun ideas to keep your kids busy while you are slaving over the stove all day making Thanksgiving dinner! :)

Over at Alphamom you can print off these cute table accents for your kids to color.

Here is a fun activity placemat for the kids to do.

Or if you are going to be watching football all day (we will be here at our house) here is a fun Turkey Bowl picture to color. :) Go here to print it out.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Countdown Idea

I found this way cute idea to countdown to Christmas with a muffin tin! My kids would love this! Put some yummy candies behind each number or a fun activity to do each day. SOoo cute and easy. :) You can find two different looks and instructions here and here. These would make fun gifts too. The muffin tins are less than $5 at Walmart and I am sure you have some cute scrapbooking paper laying around right?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Table Runner and Tree Skirt

Check out this really adorable table runner and way cute tree skirt over at Moda Bake Shop! They are made by Melissa Mortensen from the Polka Dot Chair. She even gives us a tutorial on how to make them! I want both of these really bad! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

$1 Store Stocking REdO :)

Here is an adorable and easy idea (and cheap) idea from Pleasant Home. So creative! This would be a cute gift to give to friends and neighbors and put Christmas candies or cookies inside.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Free Holiday Photo Cards!

How would you like 50 FREE Photo Cards – and get shipping FREE too?? What an awesome deal. You can order 50 FREE 4X8 or 5X7 photo cards. Just go to SeeHere by Fujifilm , order your cards and use promotion code freebies4mom-1109 . I just ordered mine! The site was a little slow because everyone else knows about this deal too, I'm sure, but it is worth it! The sale goes until November 30th. Go get some free cards to send to all of your family and friends, all you have to pay for is the stamps! YAY! Merry early Christmas to us!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Diaper Cake

I made this Diaper Cake for my Sister-in-Law at her baby shower. This was the first one I have ever made and I think it turned out pretty cute! I might start selling these down the road, they are so fun to make! I have some other cute ideas to make with diapers too, I will post those when I find the time to actually make them! :)

Lollipops on Top :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall is here!

I found these adorable fall ideas over at Heartland Paper. So stinkin' cute. I really gotta make time to make these. I especially love the wreath. I don't know why but I am really into wreaths this year. I want to put them on every wall of my house. :)

Fall Wall Hanger

Fall hanger

To make this on your own, you will need:
8 heavy weight patterned papers (we used My Mind's Eye)
4 5x7 photos
"FALL" die cut lettering (we cut ours using the QuicKutz silhouette)
1 sheet of 12X12 Autumn shape stickers by Reminisce
1 sheet of Autumn words stickers by Reminiscec
1 dowel
2 dowel caps
Jump rings
Brown Ink Pad
Corner Rounder
Small Hole punch
Pop Dots
Assorted Ribbons

Cut patterned papers to 5x7 cards, round corners of papers and photos.
Lay out papers and photos in desired order.
Using pop dots, adhere lettering to cards
Place stickers as desired or as shown in photograph
Punch holes in the center top, bottom, and sides of each card (do not punch holes in outside edges of cards) *Be careful to punch holes evenly so that they will match up from card to card.
Using jump rings, connect cards on sides and top and bottom.
Thread ribbon through jump ring connected to the top cards and tie around dowel.
Tie a variety of ribbons around dowel to add fluff!

Paper Loop Wreath: This classic wreath can bring a splash of fall color to your door. It is simple to make and can easily be customized to match your decor.
Fall Wreath Full
To make this wreath, you will need:
8-10 patterned papers
1 foam wreath base
Glue gun and glue sticks
Ribbon for tying

Cut each patterned paper into 36 1X4" strips
Staple each piece in half, forming a loop of paper
Begin gluing pieces to wreath base around the outer edge of the wreath. Overlap pieces slightly. Continue in layers until wreath is covered completely.
Fall wreath close
After entire wreath is covered, fluff loops out so they fill up the open spaces.
Attach ribbon with pins in back of wreath. Tie in bow and hang where desired.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Ok, this will have to be my last Halloween post since my favorite holiday is only two days away! I made these cute letters a while ago and forgot to post them. I just found some cute halloween paper and modge podged it onto the letters. A fast and easy project that turned out pretty cute, I think!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bat Puppets

The boys and I made these cute bat puppets together the other day. They had a lot of fun and were pretty proud of them. We just used black socks, felt, yarn, and to make the wings not so flimsy I used foam sheets. Pretty easy and pretty fun. They kept them occupied for rest of the afternoon at least. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Candy Corn...

Wow, aren't these cute! I really want to make some of these. Pretty easy too! Here is the tutorial.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thankful Tree

Every year I try to make something during this time of year to remind us of the things we are thankful for. Last year I cut a branch off of our tree and stuck it in a pot filled with rocks. We cut out colorful leaves and tied ribbon on them. Then we would fill them out every day with things we are thankful for and hang them on our "tree." We do it every day or at least every F.H.E. until the Thanksgiving comes around. The kids loved it and soon the tree had thankful leaves hanging all over it.
I found this cute idea today on Roots and Wings Co. I might have to try it out this year. I bet the kids would have fun with this one too. I love her idea how she has the leaves falling onto the ground with the things they are thankful for. Or you could start with a bare tree and fill the tree full with thankful leaves too.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How to preserve leaves fast

Here is a neat and fast way to preserve leaves so you can use them for a beautiful craft and not have them fall apart!

Mummy Suckers

Aren't these fun! And so stinkin' easy. Go here to find out how to make them.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall is in the air...

Today is nice and chilly and I love it. It makes me want to snuggle up with a blanket and drink a cup of hot cider from Starbucks. I was so excited when I found this recipe from Roots and Wings Co. It sounds so yummy!

Caramel Apple Cider

Cinnamon syrup (You can buy it from Starbucks)
Apple juice or Apple cider
Whipped cream
Carmel syrup drizzled on top

Pour Apple Juice or Apple Cider into your mug and stir in about 1 teaspoon of the Cinnamon syrup. Heat in the microwave to desired temperature. Top with whipped cream and drizzle caramel syrup on top. Enjoy!
This recipe is from CDKitchen for Starbucks' Caramel Apple Cider serves/makes 1

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ghostly Trick or Treat Bag

Here is a cute idea from Mama Thompson. I just think it's adorable! If you are not a sewer, you can just by a cheapo bag from Michaels and put your kids cute little feet on that. I was actually thinking about just putting their feet on black paper and framing it. I can stick it on my entryway table for all to see! If I ever get around to making this I will post a picture of it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spider Web Balloons

Oooh, these are so spooky! I love 'em! Wouldn't these be so cool hanging all over your porch? Go here to find out how to make them.

Monday, October 5, 2009

File Folder Games

I just found a great website where you can get free File Folder Games. I don't know about you but it is so hard to get my kids to sit still anywhere we go. These are awesome things to throw together and carry around with you whenever you need them so they will sit still for a while. I use these at church and they just love them! Here are a couple of websites to check out:
Crafty Chic
File Folder Fun
The awesomest thing about these is that they come in color so you don't have to color them yourself! That makes it totally worth it for me. :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beautiful Christmas Quilt

Wouldn't you just love to make this quilt for the Holidays? Well you can download the free pattern here! I would just love to have this hanging on the back of my couch this winter.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Glowing Jack O' Lanterns

Oh wow, these are cute! I am sure I've got some jars laying around the house I could use too. You could make them into ghosts or monsters also. Go here for directions.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Paper Pumpkin

Isn't this just adorable? I just love it. Here is the directions on how to make it. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009


Check this out! This is so adorable! And sooo easy. I am really gonna have to make one of these. Go here to found out how to make it!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Anyone Knit?

I don't. But I wish I did because you can download a free knitting e-book on favecrafts.com! It has 24 easy knitting patterns in it from scarves, to baby sweaters, toys, and hats. Go download it now! And if you really want to you can make me something out of it! ;) Knitting is probably something I will never learn how to do. I have tried to learn but since I am left handed no one can figure out how to teach me! Knitting e-book

Friday, September 25, 2009

More pumpkins...

These Pumpkins are neat. :)
I am sure that everyone has some wood laying around to make these up really quick!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pumpkins and Candy Corn

Ok, I really love Halloween. Can you tell I'm a little obsessed? It's my favorite holiday. As soon as fall comes around I am filling my house with everything pumpkins, ghosts, and leaves. So when I saw these I got pretty excited. They are so much fun! Pumpkins and Candy Corn

ooooh! I want this!

This Trick or Treat Banner is AWESOME! It would look so cute hanging over my fireplace. I found this over at Nap Time Crafts. She is so creative! I wish I could think up things like this.

Flowers make me happy

Check out these beautiful flowers by Heather Bailey! Aren't they just wonderful? I want to make these really bad and they look quite easy. You can add them to anything. I wonder if you can make tiny ones to put on barrettes or headbands for little girls. I might try it. Not like they would be used at my house but I could always give one to my little niece. :) Packing Flowers

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Superhero Cape

You can make your kid any superhero you want with this easy cape to make! My kids would love this! Perfect for Halloween. Just throw it together and there you go, you got a fun, cheap costume! Here is the tutorial: Superhero Cape

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy First Day of Fall!

These little pumpkins are so cute. Maybe I will actually have time to make these since they are NO SEW! Yay! I almost peed my pants in excitement. Here is the link to the tutorial on how to make them. They would be cute little gifts for anyone. NEW SEW PUMPKINS