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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

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Valetine’s Day “14” Decor

This is one of my favorite crafts to do. Mostly because it is quick, easy, and inexpensive! And you can make them for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries! I purchased all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby but I am sure you can find them at most craft stores!

Supplies:

  • cardboard numbers
  • scrapbook paper
  • mod podge
  • coordinating paint
  • paint brush
  • pencil
  • scissors

Below is the video from our Facebook live!  If you hang around there is a bow tutorial at the end of the video too!

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I love any reason to decorate with pink and eat lots of chocolate! What’s not to love?

XOXO,

Jessica

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Burlap Heart

I started to make burlap door hangers a few years ago when I found out how easy it was to paint and stencil on burlap. Not only is it easy to paint but this a no sew project which makes it fast! Did you know there was such a thing as colored burlap? When I saw this red burlap I had no plans for it but knew I had to buy it! And I am so glad I did!! Supplies:

  • burlap
  • hot glue gun
  • 22 gauge wire
  • assorted ribbon
  • pliers
  • white paint
  • polka dot stamper

Check our Facebook live video for the directions! Have fun and get creative!!! Think off all the cute door hanger you could make? Santa sack, ornament, pumpkin, carrot, Easter egg, cross, bunny, sun, beach ball and so many more! What would you make?

Happy crafting, 

Jessica

 

 

 

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Coffee & Confetti SVG

There are three things that make my heart extra happy! Coffee, confetti, and a mug! So girls, here is an SVG just for you! I bet you can’t help but smile every time you take a sip!!

you can grab your free svg here!    Just copy and paste the link and then save the file!

With love and confetti,

Jessica

 

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I Like You A- Latte Printable

 Have y’all seen these adorable candles at the Dollar Tree?

 

I have seen them in the Valentine’s Day and candle section! They are so cute! And check out the lid!

A coffee lid! Adorable, right? I know!!! I knew I had to create a cute little printable to attach. It is the sweetest Valentine’s Day gift! Perfect for a teacher or co-worker!

Add some ribbon and you are ready to go! If you want to add a little something extra how about a gift card to your nearest coffee shop?

Here you go! A printable just for you!!

XOXO,