Tips & Templates

This is where I post printable templates for chores, lunchtime fun, birthday decorations and more. It’s also where I share any tips and tricks I learn along the way.

Growth Chart DIY with Video!

Hey!  Wanna see how I make the most popular item in my shop? Check out this quick video and instructions on how to make one yourself!  Download Step By Step Instructions (PDF) PURCHASE STENCIL Purchase Stencil File (.studio3) for download Growth Chart Ruler DIY Mark height directly on the wood board with a permanent marker or paint pen. Save the [...]

Custom Traceable Cards for Preschool Age Children

I’ve always dreamed of the days when I could make crafts and cupcakes for my kids when they are in school.  Well, my oldest son (4 yrs) started preschool this year!  Yay!  He absolutely LOVES school and is a very social little guy.   It’s just so exciting to see him enjoy this new experience in life.  And now came the chance for [...]

Check Out, Checkout 51!

Are you like me and spend WAY TOO MUCH time and money at the grocery store?  I have two little boys who are growing quickly and like to eat.  Now that they aren’t babies anymore and I’ve had to double our meal sizes and add a ton of snacks to the menu, I finally understand why my parents made sure you didn’t take something [...]

Did you miss me? I missed you.

Well I haven’t posted in quite some time now, but it’s time to get back on this wagon.  I haven’t stopped crafting / caking, I’ve just stopped posting about it, so I have a lot of great posts to add in the next few weeks with how-to’s.  Here is a little preview of a few projects I’ve been working on.  Much [...]

DIY: On the Go Play-Set

As we sat in a restaurant last night with our almost 3 year old and 16 month old, I was reminded how I could really use something to keep these boys occupied while we wait for food. The youngest is at the stage that he’s throwing everything on the floor when he’s done, so needless to say we made friends with (they may choose different [...]

A Game of Catch-Up!

Hello! I’mmmm baaack! I haven’t posted very much lately as things have just been kinda crazy in life the last few months. That certainly doesn’t mean I wasn’t busy making things to blog about though! I’m going to play a game of catch-up over the next few days and post everything I’ve been up to, crafty wise [...]

What’s For Dinner?

So as part of our budgeting process, my job is to bring down our grocery costs.  I’ve been couponing for a little over a year now and do pretty good.  I usually save between 12 and 30%.  I do strive to be better, but need to put in the time coupon hunting.  I did find that one good way to cut costs was to make a dinner menu for two weeks at [...]

Lunch Letters

Since I’m now a stay at home mom, we have to cut some corners, so I make lunch for my husband every day for work, which is a big saver by the way!  I always like to place a little note in the bag to let him know I’m thinking of him and/or put a smile on his face.  I created this template to use to keep it quick and simple.  No [...]

Toddler Sized Thank-You!

Now that I’m a stay at home mom I’ve found that I actually have time to send those thank-you notes that I always want to send but somehow usually put off until it’s so late the person probably wouldn’t even remember why I was thanking them in the first place.   So with this new-found time, I thought Jackson was old enough to make his own [...]

Adult Sized Chores

Well I made a cute little chore list for my toddler (Kid Sized Chores) and thought…maybe if I reward myself with a check mark after each chore, I would be more likely to complete them.  Not as cool as a sticker, but I’ll settle for the satisfaction of marking it off my list and admiring just how much I accomplished! So I sat down and [...]
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