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Friday Freebie: My Memories Designer Pack {10/28}

It’s time for another Friday Freebie from My Memories.  The download includes two Quick Pages (just add your photos, text, and you are done!). Plus you will get all the individual elements and papers used to create the two pages. Here is are my layouts for the Quick Pages: And here is a page I created with some of the elements that this kit comes with: I created these pages using the My Memories software, but . . . Continue reading

How To: Batman Mask

For my son’s Lego Batman party, I made super hero capes and batman masks to go in the treat bags. They were able to wear these at the party and then take them home. These were so easy to make and really did not take too much time. How to: Batman Mask Supplies needed: Black craft foam (2mm thick) Black round cord elastic Scissors Small hole punch Cardstock to use for template Step One: Print . . . Continue reading

Smart Thinking Lifestyle Tips

Thanks to Tervis for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website http://www.tervis.com to learn more about the world’s first smart cup. The responsibilities of being a stay-at-home-mom seem to be endless – take care of and raise responsible, thoughtful children, be a wife, clean and maintain the home, plan meals and cook, run errands, take care of pets, keep finances on track, and for me – try to grow my blog and Etsy business. When becoming . . . Continue reading

Friday Freebie: My Memories Designer Pack {10/21}

Starting this Friday I will be offering a freebie from My Memories every week!  Each freebie will include two Quick Pages (just add your photos and you are done!). Plus you will get all the individual elements and papers used to create the two pages. Here is are my layouts for the Quick Pages: Added photo and text Added photo and text And here is a page I created with some of the elements that . . . Continue reading

Batman Cupcake Liners (and a free printable)

I pinned this great idea on Southern Belle to make cupcake liners for the cupcakes. It makes a big impact with not much time involved on the day of the party. You simply frost your cupcakes with colored icing and slide them into the pre-made cupcake liners. Anything I can do ahead of time I am always on board with. Typically I will create a more elaborate cake, such as the Transformers cake, or the Thomas the Train . . . Continue reading

How To: Sew Super Hero Capes

For my son’s Lego Batman party, I wanted to make capes for each of the kids that were coming. I needed this project to be inexpensive and relatively uncomplicated. I knew I wanted to use felt because you don’t have to do anything to the raw edges. So, a trip to Jo Ann’s was in order. I ended up sewing the capes two different ways, and each was really easy. It took less than 10 . . . Continue reading

How To: Super Hero Action Word Signs

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. For my son’s Lego Batman party, I knew I wanted to make some action word signs to hang up all around our backyard as decorations. I got my inspiration for the signs from Southern Belles Charm.  I knew I could make these relatively easily with my Cricut and a little bit of time. For each sign I used black card stock, a solid color card stock (red, yellow or blue), . . . Continue reading

Lego Batman Party Preview

Sorry I haven’t posted much this week. I am in go, go, go mode! But I didn’t want to leave you completely hanging with no idea of what I have been working on. So this post will be big on pictures and small on words. Here is a little sneak peek of some of the Lego Batman awesome-ness. Action Word Bubbles I made a bunch of action word bubbles to display as decorations. I will . . . Continue reading

How to: Sew Bean Bags

I am just going to go ahead and christen this “Lego Batman Week” on the good ol’ blog here. I made the invitations and mailed them out. Now on to the fun and games! I found some amazingly awesome fabric at Jo Ann’s when I was getting stuff for Thomas’ party today. Source: joann.com via Laura on Pinterest Is this perfect or what? I knew I had to figure out some way to use it. . . . Continue reading

Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap

Even though I have been out of commission for over a week now, I have managed to get a few things done. Mostly out of pure necessity. My son’s birthday party is next weekend and I have a ton of stuff to get done. Be prepared for some very Lego Batman intensive posts over the next week! My foaming hand soap just ran out. Bummer, right? I love that stuff and the kids think it . . . Continue reading