August 31, 2015

Printable Back to School Interviews (K-6th Grade)


I know the majority of you have kiddos who have or will be starting school soon and what better way to record these precious milestones in your offspring's life than with Free Back to School Printable Interviews?!
Keep track of favorite colors, best friends, and life dreams by creating an ongoing memory book with the help of these cute free printables! I'm super excited to be sharing these with you today!
Back to School Printable Interviews. What a fun way to record these precious milestones! The kids will love answering the questions, and I'll get a kick out of their answers.

One of my most loved items from when I was a young squirt is my little school memory book.
Every year my mom would sit down and ask those BIG important questions; like what I wanted to be when I grew up? Flight attendant, school teacher-I had all kinds of aspirations. I'm pretty sure I never answered "I want to work in a prison someday". Wait? What? What? Oh yeah, I may have failed to mention that before.
Well, morning glories that's a story lifetime movie for another day. 

My point is that keepsakes evoke memories and feelings and let's face it as parents we sometimes forget the little things! This is a fun and sweet way to document your children as they grow. The kids will enjoy answering the questions, and you'll love hearing what they have to say....maybe.

Back to School Printable Interviews. What a fun way to record these precious milestones! The kids will love answering the questions, and I'll get a kick out of their answers.

I created a design for Kindergarten through 6th grade and am offering them all to YOU for FREE! 

Click on each link below to download and print all 7 (8x10s) of the Back to School Printable Interviews. Later you can slip them into a photo album with their school pictures and make a cute book.










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August 28, 2015

Dose of Delight | 8.28.2015


Weekend greetings! Hard to believe we'll be transitioning into a new month next week. August went by in the blink of an eye. I'm excited though, with September comes Autumn and new seasons always tend to bring a renewed burst of creativity for me. Somehow in the past 24 hours I've managed to add about twenty more projects to my crafty to-do list. I'm hoping a certain toddler allows me some free time this weekend!

The favorite links of the week


My heart skipped a beat when I saw this desk Jamielyn made over.....

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What's a decorator's worst nightmare? Visible home wires! Oh, and boob lights.
 Really smart ways on how to hide them....the wires, not the boobs.


The gals over at Lolly Jane are so clever. Can you guess what they used to make this succulent pot?
My favoritist (yes, I made that a word) idea ever!

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I know this won't apply to all of you but a great read for you boss ladies out there!

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Such an adorable and sweet party (pun was intended)

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Don't forget you can always come chat and hang out with me over on Instagram and Facebook.
I usually share sneak peeks of projects on IG so you just may catch a few new ones this weekend!

Have a delightful weekend! 



August 26, 2015

Easy DIY Marquee Sign: Party Decor


When I was brainstorming ideas for Little B's Moon and Star birthday party I stumbled across a similar celebration over at A Beautiful Mess blog. I kept coming back to the cute moon marquee sign that they shared. So I put together our own DIY marquee art, and surprisingly it was incredibly simple!

Make a marquee sign for you next party! Step-by-step instructions included. Very easy!

Here's what you need:
  • 1 piece of large foam board (Size depends on your personal preference)
  • Pencil 
  • X-acto knife
  • Spray paint
  • Strong, permanent glue
  • Paint and small brush or a paint pen for writing your message
  • Packaging tape or any strong holding tape
  • Marquee lights ( I used these from the Heidi Swapp collection)
  • Screwdriver or knife to poke holes in foam board
  • Optional: something large and round to trace for your template if you suck at freehand drawing like me
Now for the instructions. I apologize I don't have a lot of step-by-step photos and the few that I do have are horrible quality but I was rushed trying to get this project done one evening before the party so please forgive me. I'm quite certain you can make this without a picture tutorial, it's really that easy! I believe in you.

Step 1:  Start your project by tracing a large circle on your foam board and cut it out using your x-acto blade. Sidenote: I'm only 5'2 so you can only imagine how comical I looked trying to carry the world's largest foam board ever through Hobby Lobby.


As you can see, I amuse myself when I'm home alone and the kiddo is asleep.

I used a large round clock to trace out my circle. Round mirrors or the top of small tables are examples of some other items you can use. Or rock on with your bad self if you're just really good at drawing circles.


Step 2: After your circle is cut out, use that as a template to create your crescent-shaped moon on the scrap pieces of your foam board. Then cut that out with your x-acto blade.

Step 3: Spraypaint the shapes the color of your choice.  I used Rust-oleum's satin Aqua and flat Black.





Step 4: After the paint has dried, it's time to add the marquee lights. First, count how many bulbs you have so that you know how many holes you need to make. Then either eye it or use a ruler to plot out the distance you desire between each bulb. Once you have your placement marked, you can start making your holes. I just used a screwdriver and carefully poked the holes along the side of the crescent moon. 

Step 5: Start adding your lights through the back of the moon. Use tape where needed.



Step 6: Similiar to step 5 over on A Beautiful Mess, I also added a couple pieces of scrap foam blocks to create a buffer between the moon and the back piece of the sign. The marquee light kit is battery operated ( Yay! For fire-free projects!), and the buffers allowed more space to be able to turn the light switch on and off without getting my fingers stuck between the two pieces of foam board.

Step 7: Glue the moon to the back piece and allow to dry.

Step 8: Write your message across the sign with your paint and small paintbrush or paint marker. 

Here she is in all her glory! I just used a couple 3M strips to stick her to the wall.

Make a marquee sign for you next party! Step-by-step instructions included. Very easy!

Make a marquee sign for you next party! Step-by-step instructions included. Very easy!

I was pretty impressed with how it turned out. Is that weird to say about your own project? Little B on the other hand was not. After hanging this magnificant piece of fine art on the wall I asked him if he thought it looked like a moon?  He paused for a second, then with a disgusted look on his face shouted "Nooooooooooo!" *Shrugs* You can't win them all.

You can check out more of the party here.




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