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End of School Printable

Woo hoo! School is almost over! Summer is so close and we are getting ready for a summer filled with fun! I love surprising teachers and friends with goodies to kick off summer! I thought I would share some budget friendly gift ideas with you and include a printable to attach!

My sweet Maddy is going to bring in these small bags of cookies for her classmates this year! I bought a variety box of cookies and printed a few sheets of this printable. I punched a hole through the printable and the bag and used a cute ribbon to tie them together! Easy Peasy!

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My Bentley is finishing kindergarten this year. I can’t even believe it. I am already kicking myself for not enjoying more of his kindergarten year. It is such a different experience when it is your last one. He has had the best year and has made so many great friends! I knew he was going to love bringing his friends a surprise. He loves sunglasses so when I saw these at the dollar tree I knew he would love it! They had so many cute ones to choose from! I grabbed enough for his class mates and attached this printable to each one.

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This one is my fav! Flamingos just scream summer to me! I found these adorable drink floats at Target in the dollar spot and the Dollar Tree. Score! The Dollar Tree even had these adorable paper flamingo straws. I have a thing for paper straws so I may have grabbed 1 or 5 packages! While shopping at Target I also found these Seven drinks. They are fruit flavored carbonated water. This one is Sangria and is so yummy! Before I put the can in I filled the float with paper shred. I used some gingham ribbon to tie around the can and straw. So easy and so fun! Perfect gift for a teacher who is dreaming of days floating around the pool!

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Praying you have a Summer filled with fun and family!

Happy memory making,

Jessica

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Play Ball Printable

My little man is playing baseball for the first time this year. I will admit that I was a little hesitant about it after I saw the game schedule because our life is already crazy busy but seeing him on the field having the time of his life makes my heart so happy!

Since I love a theme and any reason to celebrate I knew I had to take advantage of all of the cute baseball themed snacks that are out now! First, were these adorable cupcakes that come in two flavors. He chose chocolate. Smart boy!

Then I started thinking of how else I could use these yummy baseballs and this idea popped in my head!

Add a glue dot to the glove and you have this….

What a fun snack to bring after a game! It is even a fun treat for little man’s lunchbox! I have added both printables for you to have fun with! For the glove I just cut along the lines! Easy peasy!

At this point I started thinking of more fun treats to add tags too and this was a no brainer! I have a feeling this won’t be the only baseball post!

Grab your printables here and here!

Play ball!

Jessica

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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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Let’s Party Printable

We have been busy with birthday parties around here! With 4 kiddos someone is always going somewhere and I knew I needed to be a little more organized! I created this cute little printable to attach to gifts! I love that it is perfect for boys and girls and saves me on buying so many cards!

Sometimes I just add them to a small gift for some of my girlfriends too! And this bright, fun, curly bow…Dollar Tree for the win!

There are so many different things you can do with them! It was a perfect addition to this fun Ulta gift for the make-up loving teen!

I love for the gifts I give to be personal so I struggle giving gift cards, even though I know they are a teenagers dream come true! By adding this bright and colorful tag it can take a gift from drab to fab! Print off a few sheets so you always have them on hand!

Happy partying!!

xoxo,

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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I Only Have Eyes for You Valentine

Hey love! I love Valentine’s Day! As a kid I remember anxiously awaiting the Valentines edition of Oriental Trading. I also have a February birthday so once I saw the catalogue I knew my big day and Valentine’s Day would be here soon! There is something about all of the pink, the glitter and the hearts that makes me excited!

My two younger ones went to school this year after being homeschooled so it has been a while since we have made valentines for classmates and I am not sure who is more excited!

We found these silly glasses at the Dollar Tree and knew they needed a fun little tag!


As you can see my kiddos are super excited too!

You can download and print the printable here! Attach them with some cute ribbon (which they also have at the dollar tree) and your Valentines are finished!!! How easy was that?

Happy Valentine making!

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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Bugs and Kisses Printable

I LOVE Halloween! Not the scary part but the imagination that comes along side it! I love watching little ones become their favorite superhero’s and princesses.  I love that we are making memories together!

And, it is another reason to celebrate! I love surprising my kiddos and their friends with fun and festive treats! Check out this fun spooky surprise!

All you need is a a fun container or even a clear baggie, kisses, some spider rings and you are set! Print this free printable, attach with some ribbon and you have a sweet treat for your sweeties!

Be sweet and spooky!

Jessica