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Crayon Fun

Am I the only mama who gets tired of finding broken crayons? I feel like our crayon box is overflowing with broken crayons but I hate throwing them out because it just feels was wasteful so…..we put all those crayons pieces together to make bunny butt crayons (it was Easter and I couldn’t resist)!

This was so fun and I can’t believe I haven’t done it before now! I grabbed as many crayons as I could find and removed all the paper. Bentley (6 yrs. old) started off helping me peel the paper but became quickly frustrated so I gave him another job while I peeled them.

Love all the colors!

Once they were done it was time for his favorite part….breaking the crayons! It’s important that the crayons are broken in small pieces so they melt evenly.

We placed the broken pieces in this adorable bunny butt mold we found at Micheals and melted them in a 250 degree oven for 12 minutes. I totally recommend placing the mold on a cookie sheet before placing them in the oven. Once the crayons had melted we allowed them to cool before removing our new crayons.

Next time I make them I will be sure to cut up the crayons even smaller!

My little guy was so excited to start his next masterpiece!

We loved the way all the colors blended together! And seriously, how cute are these?

These would make the cutest party favors! So many possibilities! Have you made your own crayons? I would love to know your tips!

Happy coloring,

Jessica

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More Precious than Gold

I love a printable! Adding a sweet little tag can take the ordinary and make it extraordinary! I wanted to do a little something for my kids teachers just to remind them of how thankful we are for them.

I headed to the Dollar Tree to pick up some yellow paper shred, Rolos, and these mini pots. Once I got home I stuffed the pot with paper shred and piled in some yummy Rolos. I printed off this fun printable and tied it on with some fun ribbon.

So simple and so sweet! Sometimes it just the unexpected treat that can make someones day! I hope they love it!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Jessica

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Easy St. Patricks Day Wreath

I love any excuse to decorate but admit that I am not a huge St. Patricks Day decorator. Maybe because it is so close to Easter and Easter is my favorite! Who knows but I knew my kids would get excited with a few decorations and since I didn’t want to spend a ton of money I headed to my favorite place… The Dollar Tree! Y’all, I just love it there!

I grabbed a grapevine wreath, 2 strands of St. Patricks Day garland and this green, glittery shamrock! $4 and I was out the door! Ok, that’s a lie. There were like 10 other things in my cart.


I knew I had floral wire at home and some ribbon that would be the finishing touch!

This is the easiest project ever! All I did was wrap the garland around the wreath. Two strands was enough but three would have made it even fuller. I tucked the ends of the garland through the wreath so I didn’t need to use hot glue.

With a piece of floral wire I attached the Shamrock to the top of the wreath. I added a gold bow and voila… an easy and inexpensive Saint Patrick’s Day wreath!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy creating,

Jessica

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Blessing Bucket

Don’t you just love surprises? I do and I love surprising others! My kiddos and I brainstormed who we can bless for Valentine’s Day. I knew I wanted it to be a mama of littles because I remember how chaotic that season can be. I wanted to provide all the tools so they could make a memory together because lets face it, when you have little ones it isn’t easy to always have things planned. When mine were little I felt lucky to get a shower!

We decided on a cookie decorating kit which is extra fun during Valentine’s Day because of all of the sprinkle options! Who doesn’t love sprinkles?

We purchased everything at Walmart. I grabbed a cute dish towel, cookie cutters, sugar cookie mix, sprinkles, icing bottles, and some paper shred. I put everything in this adorable popcorn bucket and added a cute tag that you can download here!

I did decide to make some royal icing to fill the bottles with. If royal icing isn’t your thing you can buy pre-made icing and that is just as fun. Here is my recipe for royal icing:

1 cup confectioners sugar

2t corn syrup

2t milk

1/4 t vanilla extract

food coloring of your choice.

I add all the ingredients to my mixer and mix on low until it is nice and smooth. It is important it is the right consistency. If it is to thick I add milk until it is the desired consistency. I then separate the icing into separate bowls and add the food coloring. Once it is mixed and ready to go I either fill decorator bottles or ziplock bags and start decorating.

Now comes the best part!! Leaving it on their door step and praying they create lots of sweet and messy memories. Those are the best kind!

Be blessed friends,

Jessica

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Nothing But Net!

Do you live in a house of ballers? I sure do! Both of my boys eat, sleep and play ball! If I don’t hear the sound of a ball bouncing I know something is up. Jackson is to old for cute basketball snacks but not my sweet Bentley! He is still at the age where mamas sign up to bring a team snack so I jumped at the opportunity to make something cute! If you are on the list as snack mom I have a free printable just for you!

The snack was quick and easy! Cheese balls (because they look like basketballs!) in a clear bag tied with some cute basketball ribbon. I punched holes in the tags and tied them on with a string! Easy peasy and so cute!!!

Need a healthier option! I whipped up these last year! All you need is cuties and a sharpie!

I would love to see pictures of your basketball players! One of mine seems to be all grown up! Don’t blink mamas of littles!

Happy Saturday sweet friends!

Jessica

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Pool Noodle Birthday Candles

I LOVE celebrating my kids birthdays! I always have! I have the best memories of parties my mom threw for me and I knew it was something I wanted to continue for my own kids. This past week my sweet Savannah turned 12. I am not even really sure how that happened.

Mamas, can you feel my pain? I mean, she was just born, like yesterday. Here we are the last year before she is a teenager. I can’t even.

The older they get the more I want to hold on to tradition and continue big celebrations for them! I thought it would be fun for her to wake up on the morning of her birthday with a yard full of candles! So, off to the dollar tree I went and I loaded up on pool noodles and craft foam. I also purchased some dowel rods from the craft store.

When I got home I used a serrated knife to cute the noodles in half so each noodle was 2 candles! I cut my dowel rods in half too. You could totally do this with a saw but I just broke them over my knee! I can’t help it. I am an impatient crafter. Next I cut flames out of the craft foam and with a little glue stuck the flame into the top hole of the noodle.

Next, was the best part! Decorating the yard! All I did was stick the dowel rod in the ground and slid the noodle over it. So stinking easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bentley even helped!

Our yard was definitely a sight the next morning! But seriously, how fun? Who doesn’t want to wake up to a yard full of candles? Best part? They can be reused for everyone’s birthday! We have definitely started a new tradition!

Happy celebrating! 

Jessica

 

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DIY Inspired Rae Dunn Eggs

I love all things Rae Dunn. Like really love it. But let’s be real, it is hard to find it. Unless you can spend your days stalking your closest TJ Max it just isn’t gonna happen. So, when thinking of how I was going to decorate my bar cart for spring I knew I needed some fillers and what would be better than Rae Dunn inspired Easter eggs!

And can we say easy! You need 2 supplies! Wooden eggs (I got mine at Michaels) and vinyl cut in The Skinny font. You can download the font for free at Dafont.

Once your vinyl is cut using your favorite cutting machine you are ready to label your eggs! They are perfect to nestle in among your spring and Easter decorations. Now, where else can I put these sweet little eggs?

Praying your day is blessed!

Jessica

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I’m Stuck on You Slime

 

Do your kiddos love slime? My Madelyn is obsessed!!!! Seriously, obsessed! Here favorite part? Giving it to her friends just because! That makes this mamas heart burst and overlook the glue, shaving cream and food coloring that seems to have taken over our house!

As I watched her pile up little containers of pink slime I knew it needed a Valentine’s Day printable so here you go!
Get your printable here!

There are a million recipes on Pinterest for slime but we recommend recipes that call for shaving cream or contact solution as an activator! Much safer on little hands!

xoxo,

Jessica

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Pom Pom Love

I am a lover of all things pom pom so the idea to hot gluing them to a pillow case in the shape of a heart was a no brainer! Is it possible to look at a pillow full of pink pom poms and not smile? I mean seriously, I bet you can’t do it!

This project only required a few supplies:

  • pillow cover (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
  • hot glue gun
  • pom poms
  • pencil to draw your design

Before you start make sure you place something inside your pillow cover so you don’t glue the front to the back! A piece of paper works just fine!

After you sketch your design just start gluing! That’s it! Easy peasy and oh, so adorable!

You can watch the video of our Facebook Live below!

xoxo,

Jessica