Thankful for pie! {printable tags}

Thankful for Pie Printable Tags |

I'm totally thankful for pie. My ideal Thanksgiving is a small dinner then lots and lots of pie!  To keep track of all those fabulous pies, I've made some fun "Thankful for Pie" printable tags. They're a super cute way to label all the different flavors or pie, and who made them! Aren't they so cute?  I just printed the tags, cut them out, and taped them to striped paper straws.  You could also use bamboo skewers, if you have those on hand instead.  Write the info on the tag, and they're ready for your pies! It would also be fun to attach to a pie that you're giving as a gift--just add your name in addition to the other information. I just love them!  Happy … [Read more...]

Free Christmas card templates…plus easy tutorial!

Free Christmas Card Templates |

I love receiving Christmas cards, and so does my whole family.  My kids pore over the letters and pictures, reading them over and over again throughout the season.  I also have a Christmas Memories Book, and I keep all of the cards we receive each year.  It's so fun to look back over the years and see how our friends and family have grown and changed. I also look forward to sending cards, and it's a tradition that our family loves to to together.  Our Christmas card assembly line has been happening for quite a few years now, and it's just one of the things that we love to go together. Today I'm sharing a few fun Christmas card templates...all you have to do is add your photo, and it's … [Read more...]

Paper Bag Popcorn

Paper Bag Popcorn |

We are huge popcorn fans at our house. HUGE. I won't tell you how many bags of popcorn kernels we have in our basement! It's the  yummiest snack, and who can watch a movie without popcorn?  With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, I was thinking of  fun gift and party favor ideas, and I knew Paper Bag Popcorn would be perfect! Not only are they SUPER cost-effective, but they're totally adorable! Isn't it the cutest?  I just love paper sacks!  Inside that cute little package is a bunch of popcorn kernels, and on the outside, the recipe for the person you give it to to follow to make easy & yummy Paper Bag Popcorn! These would be adorable on Thanksgiving plates, as … [Read more...]

Trick-or-treat printable gift tag

Trick-or-treat printable gift tags |

October is NEXT week, people.  Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like it was just June?  The last quarter of the year is my most favorite, but it always goes the fastest.  Here is upstate New York the trees are just starting to change colors, the air is getting a little more crisp at night, and all I want to do is bake apple pies and wear cozy sweaters!  To quote Anne of Green Gables, "I'm so happy I live in a world where there are Octobers!" October also means Halloween, and I embrace all of the "cute part" of the holiday.  It means darling costumes, candy, yummy food, jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and parties! Parties are on my mind right now, and today I'm sharing a … [Read more...]

Easy fall gift ideas & printables

Easy Fall Gift Ideas & Free Printables |

Hello there, fall!!  It was a cool 59 degrees today, and I had my windows wide open, just soaking in all that lovely fall smell.  It's going to get warmer this week again, but this little taste of fall definitely has me on the countdown.  Fall brings on the beginning of the holidays, and most definitely my favorite time of year. It's full of friends, family, and giving! There are always fun opportunities to give gifts during these fall and winter months, and I love easy gift ideas, especially ones that will fit a budget. I've also discovered that a cute tag makes ALL the difference--add it to any gift, and it goes from drab to fab!  I created a darling printable tag that's perfect for all … [Read more...]

Fall bucket list –19 ways to celebrate autumn

Fall Bucket List | Free Printable |

I absolutely adore fall.  It is my most favorite season, and I look forward to it all year long. The crisp mornings, yummy smells, brilliant leaves, cozy sweaters, warm fires, football games, pumpkin patches, cider mills, apple picking, bonfires, trick-or-treating, roasting pumpkin seeds, carving pumpkins...I could totally go on and on and on! There just really isn't anything about it that I don't love! Making a fall bucket list is a great way to really celebrate autumn, and helps you enjoy all the wonderful things there are to do and see!  Fall means the start of the holidays, more time spent with family and friends, and the best four months of the year! Our family has so much fun … [Read more...]

Make packing lunches easier & faster with a school lunch station!

School Lunch Station | Free Printables |

With my twin boys starting kindergarten this year (sniff, sniff), I will now have five kids to pack school lunch for.  All of a sudden this past week that seemed like... a lot.  We still have a couple of weeks until school starts, but I decided to get organized now! I've always had some kind of lunch station, but the thought of 25 bags of chips, 25 fruit cups, 25 granola bars, 25 string cheese, and 25 go-gurt (plus sandwich stuff) per week really got me thinking about how I could create something to make the packing process a lot faster and easier. So...the official school lunch station has been created, including some super cute printables as the finishing touch. It's simple, but that's … [Read more...]

DIY notebook paper treat bags

DIY notebook paper treat bags |

I was at Target (of course) and saw the cutest notebook paper treat bags. I immediately thought how fun they would be for all things school, and at first thought I would buy up a bunch to keep for throughout the year. But I would have to spend a fortune to do it, and I didn't really want to do that. Then I remembered I already had some plain white treat bags at home, and realized it would be super easy for me to make my own DIY version, anytime I needed them! You guys, they are SO easy to make, and literally take just a couple of minutes.  If you have plain white treat bags, and a couple of colored pencils, you can make your very own set of notebook paper treat bags. You can always … [Read more...]

Monogrammed backpack tags

Monogrammed Backpack Tags |

My kids love having something on their backpacks that identify it as "theirs".  I created these super cute monogrammed backpack tags that are perfect for the new school year! I prefer using monograms instead of their full names for safety reasons, plus initials are really just adorable! My darling boys (yes, they're twins!) are heading off to kindergarten this fall (sniff, sniff), and they are SO excited about their backpacks and tags. On my girls' tags, I added a bit of ribbon. I think I could add even a few more pieces, for a fuller look, and it would be darling! These are SO easy to need just a few items and you can make one for each of your kids! … [Read more...]

First day of school printables!

First Day of School Free Printables |

I know, I know, back-to-school stuff already??!!  The summer is flying by, and even though we have a little more than a month before my kids are back in school (right after Labor Day), I know it's going to come fast. We are trying to stuff in everything we can, and working on whittling down our summer bucket list.  Too many things, not enough time! I'm also in my get-everything-organized-before-school-starts mode, and making these cute first day of school printables was on my list.  I know some of you  go back to school in August, so I thought I'd share them now! It's a first day of school ritual--snapping a picture to capture that moment in time--each year is a milestone to be … [Read more...]