Archive | May, 2011

Summertime Activities Bucket List {free printables}

31 May

Today I would love to share a little Summertime project with you –
Our Family Summer Bucket List!!
family summer bucket list
A few months ago I spied this $1 vintage lunchbox at my local thrift store.
It was beat up, but had so much character.
I didn’t know what I would do with it, but I knew I needed to buy it. 
vintage thrift store lunchbox
Fast forward a couple of months, my kids are on the verge of Summer Vacation.
I am so excited to have them home and do some fun things.
Last Summer it seemed like there were Summer lists all over the place. I loved that idea and thought it would be fun to do something like that and incorporate my sweet lunchbox.
Summer Bucket List
the bucket list cards

My husband helped me make up a cute printable for this project. I made a little sign for the front of the lunchbox. And then a smaller version for the summer activities.  

Our family came up with about 50 ideas that would be fun to do in the Summer.
 
I love all of the bright colors!!

wipeable markers
use year after year
I also made up a blank sheet that you can print off and write or type your own ideas. I took all of the sheets down to my local Kinkos and laminated them. That way we can use them over again every year. And, I laminated the blank sheet and we can use it with white board markers each year too. It just wipes off when we are done with that activity.
summer bucket list treats
I spray painted the lunch box a happy color. And then I took an Ikea glass bottle and filled it up with colorful candies and put another of the main labels on it. That way my kids can take turns picking an activity. And when it is their turn they get a little treat too.
summer bucket list outside
Another idea you could do with the printables is attach them to a magnet board and take the ones down after you are done with them. And, if you don’t have a lunchbox, you can use a plastic bin or even a shoe box to keep your summertime ideas.
bucket list outside
We are really excited for Summer to start so we can start doing the things on our Summer Bucket List.
I think it’s going to be so fun!!!
xoxo

Here are the files to download:
Activity Cards:

Summer Bucket List Labels-samples-tatertotsandjellohttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/56186107/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-2hcytokt5owd6gfzjyis
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

Label:
Summer Bucket List Label-tatertotsandjellohttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/56186108/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-1yvu7059bk8gnfse1eo0
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

Blank Activity Cards:
Summer Bucket List Labels- Blank-tatertotsandjellohttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/56186096/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-1finjw7mnr1doqgi786l
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();
I  shared this tutorial with Amy at Positively Splendid’s Summer Survival Guide.

Be sure to check out all of the fun Summertime ideas!!
Positively Splendid
xoxxo 

Have a Super Day!!!! 
PS I’m working on a slipcover project today.
I am excited to share it with you!!
What are YOU doing today?
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Summertime Activities Bucket List {free printables}

31 May

Today I would love to share a little Summertime project with you –
Our Family Summer Bucket List!!
family summer bucket list
A few months ago I spied this $1 vintage lunchbox at my local thrift store.
It was beat up, but had so much character.
I didn’t know what I would do with it, but I knew I needed to buy it. 
vintage thrift store lunchbox
Fast forward a couple of months, my kids are on the verge of Summer Vacation.
I am so excited to have them home and do some fun things.
Last Summer it seemed like there were Summer lists all over the place. I loved that idea and thought it would be fun to do something like that and incorporate my sweet lunchbox.
Summer Bucket List
the bucket list cards

My husband helped me make up a cute printable for this project. I made a little sign for the front of the lunchbox. And then a smaller version for the summer activities.  

Our family came up with about 50 ideas that would be fun to do in the Summer.
 
I love all of the bright colors!!

wipeable markers
use year after year
I also made up a blank sheet that you can print off and write or type your own ideas. I took all of the sheets down to my local Kinkos and laminated them. That way we can use them over again every year. And, I laminated the blank sheet and we can use it with white board markers each year too. It just wipes off when we are done with that activity.
summer bucket list treats
I spray painted the lunch box a happy color. And then I took an Ikea glass bottle and filled it up with colorful candies and put another of the main labels on it. That way my kids can take turns picking an activity. And when it is their turn they get a little treat too.
summer bucket list outside
Another idea you could do with the printables is attach them to a magnet board and take the ones down after you are done with them. And, if you don’t have a lunchbox, you can use a plastic bin or even a shoe box to keep your summertime ideas.
bucket list outside
We are really excited for Summer to start so we can start doing the things on our Summer Bucket List.
I think it’s going to be so fun!!!
xoxo

Here are the files to download:
Activity Cards:

Summer Bucket List Labels-samples-tatertotsandjellohttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/56186107/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-2hcytokt5owd6gfzjyis
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

Label:
Summer Bucket List Label-tatertotsandjellohttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/56186108/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-1yvu7059bk8gnfse1eo0
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

Blank Activity Cards:
Summer Bucket List Labels- Blank-tatertotsandjellohttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/56186096/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-1finjw7mnr1doqgi786l
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();
I  shared this tutorial with Amy at Positively Splendid’s Summer Survival Guide.

Be sure to check out all of the fun Summertime ideas!!
Positively Splendid
xoxxo 

Have a Super Day!!!! 
PS I’m working on a slipcover project today.
I am excited to share it with you!!
What are YOU doing today?

Make a Flirty Summer Button Necklace!! {tutorial}

30 May

I am so excited for Summer! 
Hopefully the warm weather will come to Utah sometime soon.
{It has been snowing here this week.}
In the meantime, I made a few Summer necklaces. 
Here’s the first:


Flirty Button Necklace

I love the white and turquoise color scheme. 
It seems so beachy to me!!
If you want to make one here’s what I did:

Supplies:
Cotton Fabric (I used a Dollar Store Flour Sack}
A couple other fabric scraps
Felt
Buttons
Covered Button Kit
Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon
Scrapbook Brads
Here’s what I did:

  • I cut out a felt bib form — about 5 inches wide by 3 inches high.


  • Then I made a couple fabric flowers. Nancy from My Blonde Ambitions has a great tutorial on how to make these.

  • Once I made the fabric flowers. I laid the flowers, buttons and brads on the felt template until I liked the way it looked. Then I glued the flowers, buttons and brads on the felt.

  • The last thing I did was glue two pieces of ribbon onto the back of the felt half circle.

Super easy!
And I love the flirty look of the necklace. 
Perfect for Summer

And, if you want more great necklace ideas, head over to Ucreate for more fantastic button necklaces and Becca from Blue Cricket Designs just made a really cute Button Necklace too.  

xoxox
PS Coming up this week:
A Summertime Activity Idea tomorrow
A Great Guest Tutorial
A Fab Giveaway
A Fun Party Idea 
And more!!!

Make a Flirty Summer Button Necklace!! {tutorial}

30 May

I am so excited for Summer! 
Hopefully the warm weather will come to Utah sometime soon.
{It has been snowing here this week.}
In the meantime, I made a few Summer necklaces. 
Here’s the first:


Flirty Button Necklace

I love the white and turquoise color scheme. 
It seems so beachy to me!!
If you want to make one here’s what I did:

Supplies:
Cotton Fabric (I used a Dollar Store Flour Sack}
A couple other fabric scraps
Felt
Buttons
Covered Button Kit
Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon
Scrapbook Brads
Here’s what I did:

  • I cut out a felt bib form — about 5 inches wide by 3 inches high.


  • Then I made a couple fabric flowers. Nancy from My Blonde Ambitions has a great tutorial on how to make these.

  • Once I made the fabric flowers. I laid the flowers, buttons and brads on the felt template until I liked the way it looked. Then I glued the flowers, buttons and brads on the felt.

  • The last thing I did was glue two pieces of ribbon onto the back of the felt half circle.

Super easy!
And I love the flirty look of the necklace. 
Perfect for Summer

And, if you want more great necklace ideas, head over to Ucreate for more fantastic button necklaces and Becca from Blue Cricket Designs just made a really cute Button Necklace too.  

xoxox
PS Coming up this week:
A Summertime Activity Idea tomorrow
A Great Guest Tutorial
A Fab Giveaway
A Fun Party Idea 
And more!!!

Great Ideas — {Free} Summer Printables!

29 May

These are just a few of the amazing ideas that are going on at the Weekend Wrap Up Party!! 

Come over and check out the creativity and link up YOUR ideas to win a beautiful Wrap Necklace from Lee La La

xoxo

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Another Great Ideas feature post coming up soon.

Great Ideas — {Free} Summer Printables!

29 May

These are just a few of the amazing ideas that are going on at the Weekend Wrap Up Party!! 

Come over and check out the creativity and link up YOUR ideas to win a beautiful Wrap Necklace from Lee La La

xoxo

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Another Great Ideas feature post coming up soon.

Great Ideas — Turquoise {1}

28 May
I know I have an affinity for turquoise — It’s so pretty! 
And there were so many turquoise projects this week-I just had to do a little feature!
 {Make Contact Paper Tote Bags @ See Kate Sew}
 {Turn leftover molding into Beachy Typography Blocks @ Craftberry Bush}
{Create Dinner Doodle Mats with free printables @ Kiki Creates}
{Make a Spring Monogram Wreath @ Liz Marie Blog}

{Find out how to make a Pedal Lampshade @ House of Chic and Penoche}
{and this Turquoise Stenciled Wall @ SAS Interiors
 {Create a Beautiful Ribbon Pillow @ Ameroonie Designs}
{Love this idea – paint your shoes @ Pink Stitches}
 {Sew up a Summer Pinwheel Pillow @ Gwenny Penny}
{Make Pinwheel Topped Cupcakes @ Sweeter Than Sweet}
{What teacher wouldn’t love getting this Beautiful Bag as a gift! @ Cullen Kids Mum}
{Make a Window Frame Jewelry Hanger @ A Fish who loves Flowers}
 {Decoupaged Chair @ In Between Laundry}
{Make a pretty iPod Cozy @ The Craft Project}
{Turn Scrap Wood into Pretty Shelves @ Vintage Marigold}
{Create a Blueberry Birthday Cake @ At Second Street}
{Print off this Beachy Printable @ Jessabells}
{Summer Bubble Printables @ It’s Always a Party at the Parkers}
{Refashion a Girls Tank @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff}
{Bake up a Rainbow Cake @ Gluesticks}
[transform a Thrift Store Find with Paint @ The Speckled Dog}
 {Make a Family Fun Sack @ Oopsey Daisy}
{Create a Silhouette Wreath @ Jacilynn Dashwood}
{Love this Turquoise Dresser Transformation @ Always in Wonder}
{Make over plain shoes with RIT dye @ Sweet Verbena}

 {Create a Beachy Rag Wreath @ Dragonfly Designs}

These are just a few of the amazing ideas that are going on at the Weekend Wrap Up Party!! 

Come over and check out the creativity and link up YOUR ideas to win a beautiful Wrap Necklace from Lee La La

xoxo
Have a Wonderful Saturday!!!

PS — I’m working on the TT&J 10,000 Facebook giveaway. I hope to have the post up tonight or tomorrow. I love featuring ideas over there and connecting with you!

And, another Great Ideas Feature post is coming up soon!