Picture Bunting for the Birthday Girls!


My BABY girls are turning EIGHT this weekend!! (I'm secretly in the corner crying my eyes out...) They are seriously so excited, and I think they've written and rewritten and edited gift lists at least four times this past week.  They are so thrilled about their big day, and I love to do little things that make it even more special. Hanging a Picture Bunting is a really simple and easy way to celebrate their years of life, and highlight some of our favorite pictures of them.  My girls LOVE it,  and I have a feeling they're going to want to keep it up for a while.

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 I inserted the pictures into Word, re-sized as needed, then printed them onto white cardstock.  If you already have developed prints, you can certainly use those too.  I just clipped them up on a piece of twine I hung across my mantle, and used clothespins that I covered in washi tape.  The whole project took me less than 30 minutes, because I already had the pictures on my computer that I wanted to use. it may take you a little longer if you need to find pictures first.  I also created a cute printable for the center, using the same colors as the clothespins.

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You could do this for an anniversary, graduation, baby shower...really, any kind of celebration.  SO fun!

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Those tiny babies!! They were (are) my little miracles, and oh, how thrilled I was that they were finally here!

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I just adore it. It's a quick and simple project that will most definitely be a hit, and mean a lot to the special person in your life you're celebrating!

Happy Birthday, baby girls!!! xoxo

SNAP 2014 & and My NEW Blogger Business Cards!

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Guess where I'm headed tomorrow???  My VERY FIRST blog conference!  Wahoooo!! I've been blogging for a long time, but it's just never been in the cards for me to attend a conference. I was pregnant with my twin boys when I started blogging, and my twin girls were only two years old. Since then, I've had my boys (who are now four years old), another baby, moved cross country, plus a few other things that have put traveling to the backburner for awhile.  But...it's finally time!  My hubby was able to make it work with his schedule, and I'm bringing my baby to Utah with me so she can be spoiled rotten spend time with my parents while I'm there. I'm totally thrilled to be able to meet in … [Continue reading...]

Silhouette Heat Transfer Promo & Portrait GIVEAWAY!

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I am an affiliate with Silhouette.  All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone. --  I love my Silhouette, use it ALL the time, so I am so happy when I get to give one away!  One lucky reader will win a Silhouette Portrait this week!!  All the details on how to enter will be at the bottom of the post. But first...let's talk PROMO!! This month is featuring heat transfer, which was one of the first products that I tried years ago when I first got my Silhouette. I can't tell you how freeing it was!  I was used to printing letters on paper, cutting them out, pinning them to material/felt, cutting them out again, then using an iron on transfer to get it on to the final product (shirts, bags, … [Continue reading...]

Introducing Sargento Tastings…My New Indulgence!

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 This post brought to you by Sargento. All opinions are 100% mine. ----- Lunchtime is one of my favorite times of day. I feed my kids, and then take a few minutes for myself before starting again on never-ending list of things to do. It's my little breather during the day--halftime, if you will!  It's my way of re-grouping, and a delicious lunch is part of it.  I'm always on the lookout for yummy, easy, and healthy lunch ideas to enjoy during this time, and I've recently discovered something FABULOUS I want to share with you..Sargento Tastings! Sargento Tastings are a new product from Sargento--a line of specialty cheese snacks that open up the world of cheeses,  from a brand you know … [Continue reading...]

Oatmeal Scotchies

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This week my kids were begging me to make cookies, and I ended up making Oatmeal Scotchies. They are a classic cookie that have long been one of my favorites, but I hadn't made them for my kids in a very long time. I don't know why, because they were a huge hit with them too, and I'm sure it won't be long before we make them again! If you haven't made them before, they should definitely go on your must-try list.  Creamy butterscotch and hearty oatmeal wrapped up in a buttery cookie dough...YUM!!!  They come together quickly, and in less than 20 minutes, you can have heavenly warm cookies out of the oven! Traditional Oatmeal Scotchies call for cinnamon--I don't love it with the … [Continue reading...]

Canning Lid Flashcards

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My girls are in second grade, and have started learning their multiplication tables. The only way to really learn them inside and out is repetition....and A LOT of it.  I really wanted to come up with a way to help them practice through the school year, and into the summer, preparing them for third grade next year.  I love flashcards, but the paper ones never seem to last long at our house. I don't know if you can relate, but it seems like some of them get bent, torn, or lost.  A younger sibling may get a hold of them, and well, that's the end of the flashcards.  So...I used some extra canning lids I had sitting around, and created my own durable and adorable Canning Lid Flashcards! I … [Continue reading...]