Thursday, May 26, 2016

Good Luck Smartie Pants-Slip into the Kid's Lunchbox when it's Test Day, Spelling Bee, Musical Performance etc.

 Here's a lunchbox treat for your little "Smartie"  We've designed some round labels that can be attached to a little bag of Smarties candy. Slip it into their lunchbox for a special surprise at lunch time. It's a great way to let your kids know that you think they are a "Smartie"



Click HERE to purchase a set in 
our Etsy Shop.

It's also the perfect tag for the first day of school. Some may be worried about school and how they may do and this will be a positive way to remind them that they will do GREAT!

These labels are designed for a 2" round paper punch.  Then use a very small paper punch to put two holes in the top of each circle. Thread your twine through it and around the plastic bag of your choice and tie a bow.  That's all there is to it. You could also use yarn or string. Fill the bag with enough treats for your little ones or extra Smarties to share with their friends at school.  Perfect for any day but especially on test day. 

The TAGS come in orange, green, yellow, blue, red and purple. 

I used pretzels bags which are available at any craft store.  Look in the cake decorating department in your local craft store for small clear bags.  You can get a package of 25 Smarties from the dollar store.

Click HERE to purchase a set in 
our Etsy Shop.

To see lots of fun things for the kids, back to school and Teacher Appreciation Click HERE


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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fun Ideas for Summer Vacation Activities Plus A Easy Way to Organize It

We're reissuing this blog post just in time for the kid's summer vacation!

I loved it when the kid's summer vacation came more homework, no getting up early.....just relaxation and fun!  Okay, so every minute isn't perfect and there may be times when the kids don't always get along....  So how do we make this summer one the kids will always remember?  One simple word: Organization. We've found a lot of really great and fun ideas to fill the summer hours. Things the kids will like and you too.  Things you can do on an individual basis or as a family.

So you're asking "How am I going to organize this summer vacation?" We've got the perfect answer.  Our Summertime Activity Jar  will make this task simple!

There are 18 different tags in each color.  (red, green and orange-54 tags in all in this printable) Write an activity on each card and put one colored tag in each jar and have the kids draw out a card from the appropriate jar. That way you will be able to plan your day by the time the activity takes. You may not need this large of a jar and you may not use all the cards but we've made sure that you do have a lot of cards in case you need them.  There are actually 4 different labels for the jars too.

Click HERE to get the printable for this Summer Activity Jar

Red cards are for an activity that takes less than an hour.  Green cards are for activities that take more than an hour and orange cards are for activities that take more than a day. Just write the activities on each card. You can put a round sticker on each card to close it to there's no peeking!

The sky's the limit on what fun activities you can put on these cards. Use your imagination, ask the kids what they want to do this summer and check our blog often for more fabulous activity ideas!

Quick activities can be fun too. They might be just the thing to get the kids out of the "I'm bored" frame of mind.  You can put this label on a box or any kind of container instead of a glass jar.

Learning to bake and cook is an excellent activity....Swimming and water balloon games are fun too. Check out some of the activities we found below.  We will be posting more ideas for summer activities in future posts.

Activities that take more than a day are perfect for the orange jar.  You may need the kids to draw out a specific card and you can do that by making the card or keeping track of what activity is on which design of card or picking it out of the jar yourself.  I'm sure this jar won't be loaded like the one in the photo. You could use a smaller jar.  We purchased these jars at IKEA for $2 or $3.

Click HERE to get the printable for this Summer Activity Jar

Below are some ideas to get you started filling out your activity cards.  Lots of great ideas with more to come!

Kids love scavenger hunts and its something you can do inside the house or in the backyard or even at a park.  Have fun looking at these ideas!  Click HERE


Now this Jumbo Backyard Kerplunk game looks like fun. Click HERE

Kids love bean bag games plus it helps with their coordination!  Click HERE

All I can say about this game is FUN FUN FUN   Click HERE

Time for the kids to be creative!  Click HERE

Excellent outdoor game. (sorry but couldn't find the original link but It is pretty explanatory)

COOL and Fun Activity!   Click HERE

This sounds like an afternoon of fun.  Click HERE

Click HERE to see one of our Summer Activity Posts 
in our blog with a LOT of Fun Ideas

We have Soooooo Many Fun Activities and games for your kid's Summer Vacation that we can't post everything here.  Watch for other posts with Amazingly fun Ideas.  Your kid's SUMMER Vacation is going to ROCK THIS YEAR!!!!

Click HERE to get the printable for this Summer Activity Jar


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Friday, April 29, 2016

A Fun Gift Card Holder for All Occasions-Teacher Appreciation, Birthdays, Graduation etc.

People just LOVE to get gift cards and it's a pretty easy gift. We've just designed this one here and we hope you just love it!  There are five different message tags that you can use to personalize each one for a different event. This gift card holder really displays the gift card nicely.  Vertical cards or horizontal cards  look great.  It's a kit and all you need is glue to put it together. We supply everything else so it's super easy. Takes only a few minutes. Made with premium cardstock and ribbon. 

Whatever the occasion is we've got you covered. Just put the tag on the card with the appropriate message for your gift and you're done.

Great to give for:
 Teacher Appreciation
New Job 
or just to say 
 "I love you" 
or "You're Awesome

Some gift cards have a vertical design. They will fit nicely on this card too.

Fun Gift Cards to Give Are:

Movie gift cards
Restaurant gift cards
iTunes cards
Office Supply cards
Starbucks cards 
Fast food restaurants cards
Clothing Stores cards
Disney Store cards
Walmart cards 
and many more options

 Each gift card comes with a white envelope.   The tag comes with a green grommet in it which makes it easy to thread the green ribbon through and then tie a bow.  We used white foam dots to adhere the gift card- it just gives it a little dimension.

 It's a gift card holder unique to us that will be loved by the recipient.

CLICK HERE For more Info about these Gift Card Holders


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas-End of Year Candy Bar Wraps with Sweet Messages

Give teacher some yummy chocolate with a "Sweet" message.  Our candy bar wraps go around a regular size Hershey chocolate bar. And who doesn't like chocolate plus it is an inexpensive gift, but one teacher will love.  There are five different wraps, each with a message for teacher.  Gift tags are included too. (We have these same candy bar wraps with beginning of school year messages too) 

We used a white organza ribbon to attach the tag. You could glue the tag to the wrap if you like, even on the back of the wrap.  Give teacher one of each wrap or if there is a message you like better, you could give her several of the same one.

You can print the wraps at home or take them to a printer like Office Max, Office Depot, Staples etc.  You can print on copy paper or white cardstock paper. The printers will have the cardstock.

There are a lot of fun ways you could present these to your teacher. This is one of the clear paint cans you can buy at any craft store.

All you do is print, cut out and wrap around a adhere to a bar with tape, double sided tape, or glue. How simple is that? 

The wrap fits around a 1.55 oz Hershey bar wrap

All 5 Teacher Appreciation Wraps are available HERE
Won't teacher be happy! 


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Our Camping Birthday Collection is Now Available--Party Favors, Food and Decorations!

It's the perfect time for an outdoor/camping themed birthday party! This type of party can be so much fun, especially using some of the ideas we show below. Our Camping Birthday Printable makes it even more special! A camp-out sleep-over would be great fun for the kids too

This party package is good for kids and adults. This is my son-in-laws birthday party. It was lots of fun with lots of treats and good food.

Click HERE to start planning a Camping Birthday Party (printable available now) 

So Many Treats to Choose From!

Our buffet table is just loaded with treats for this camping party. Some your guests can eat while at the party and some they will take home.  Just adding some of our printables takes your party to a whole new level-A FUN ONE!

The Dollar Store is a great source for containers and decorations
During the summer The Dollar Store has lots of colorful plastic containers. Use them to hold party favors or add ice to a large bucket for your drinks etc. Cheap but so cute!

Camping Decorations are easy to find!
We gathered up these Mason Jars with candles, a red tin and a wooden box for decorating. A thrift store is a super inexpensive place to these things for a camping party or even your own camping supplies.

Chocolate Cupcakes are everyone's favorite!
You've already got a fabulous treat with these chocolate cupcakes but make them even more fun by topping them with these "Happy Birthday" round tags.

Orange and Root Beer Soda are fun w/wraps, tags and straws 
Stewart's Soda has a twist-off lid and are delicious! Our drink wraps can be used for bottled water.

Party Favors-Giant Bubbles
These over-sized Bubbles bottles from The Dollar Store are a fun party favor. Use the dollar candy wraps, cut to fit the bubbles bottle and add a "Thanks for coming" tag.

Party Favors-Silly String
We also picked up some Silly String for a party favor and added a "Thanks for coming" tag.

Dollar Candy Wraps
Dollar candy comes in different sizes but we've made the candy wraps large enough that it will fit the largest all the way down to the smallest box. Just adjust to fit your favorite candy box.

Bag w/tag for Granola
Granola is a fun camping treat. Just use a plain paper bag for the guests to fill with granola. We used a edge puncher to make it a little more special, then added a "Thanks for coming" tag.

Earthbound Farms Granola Recipe
I love this Granola recipe and what's more perfect for a camping party the Granola? It is so yummy that I could have it for breakfast everyday!  Here it is

Wrap fits all sizes of Dollar Candy
The candy wraps for the dollar candy and the giant Hershey chocolate bars come in brown or orange. We added a contrasting bow on each box.

Add a tag to a bag of cookies for party favor
Whether it's homemade or store-bought cookies,  this 4" x6" clear bag is perfect with our tag on top!

Burlap and a cute tag make this drink FUN!
We bought a 4" roll of burlap at Zurchers to put on the front of these mason jars. They have a lot of different burlap items that you can use for a camping themed party.

A Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushy drink is such a great summertime treat
This drink was isso  refreshing and delicious! People will be impressed!

Giant Hershey Bar 
The wraps for the dollar candy also fit the Hershey Giant chocolate bars. 

Sixlets come in all kinds of colors
 The kids will also love these Sixlet candies. We found 2 lb bags at Winco Grocery stores for $6.35. You can buy 2 lb. bags at JoAnn's or Zuchers for about $9.85.

Hershey chocolate Nugget Candies are so delicious!
These "Going Wild" and "Wild Things" candy wraps make this party favor super fun! If you haven't tried the Hershey chocolate Nuggets you are missing out! 

Party Favor Treat Box
This party favor treat box can be used to hold literally any treat that you want. We put candy in a 4" x 6" clear bag and added our "Roughin' It" tag on top. The quick and simple tutorial is included within the printable. We used the straw flags to decorate the front of this box. 

Round Camping tags can be used in so many ways
Round tags that say "Happy Birthday" and "Thanks for coming" are included and can be utilized in many different ways for your party favors and food.

Such a fun way to serve Watermelon-Looks like a treat now
Cutting the watermelon up like this is soooooo Easy but look how fun it is now! First slice it into 1" to 1.5" slices, then turn it 90 degrees and slice again....And you're done! It's a really easy way to eat Our party guests loved eating watermelon this way.

Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushy
We used the second half or the watermelon to make this Watermelon Slushy that was so yummy! Here's the recipe.

Smores are a MUST for a camping party
Yes Smores are a must and such a simple dessert that everyone loves.  You could get the Hershey candy bars at Walmart for $2.88 for 6 bars!

Outdoor Fire Pit Tutorials
My husband put this together one afternoon. Super simple and we love using it. Check out our "Ourdoors" Pinterest board for tutorial on building your own fire pit.  Click HERE

Our  SMORES Pinterest Board has 27 different Smores Recipes!  Click HERE


Thanks for checking out our Camping Birthday Party. It was so much fun to put together. 
 This is where your FUN begins! CLICK HERE


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