Happy Friday! I have one more free printable for you for Christmas: free printable gift tags! I used the Fiskars Tag Punch (it’s kind of hard to punch with but I love the shape of the tags!) You don’t have to use a punch at all though, you can cut your tags out and keep them as is or use a Corner Punch to round the edges. For this picture I had to try out my new Christmas stamp I just got from Michaels in their $1-$2 bin. I don’t usually use stamps, but I’m loving this one!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful time. We went to ICE! at Gaylord Palms (I will post more about this later), saw some Christmas shows at Busch Gardens, decorated the tree, and even braved the crowds (on Saturday, not Friday!) to finish our shopping.
Today I wanted to share the free printable letter to Santa I made around this time last year. It is about the entire size of standard printer paper, so it will take up the whole page- good for big handwriting.
1.24 Pack Glitter Set1 |2. Pink Milk Glass Cake Stand|3. Coach Valet Keychain|4. Himalayan Snowflake Punch|5. Natural Reindeer|6. Coach “Madison” Tote| 7. Short Sleeve Cashmere Sweater |8. Petite Pear Crystal Necklace| 9. MAC Cremesheen Glass in Deelight
1.Deluxe Workshop|2 Take Apart Airplane|3.Loops ‘n Swoops Amusement Park|4.Pass to Your Local Zoo|5. T-Ball Set|6. Action Trio Superhero Costume Set|7.Train Fair Isle Sweater|8.Let’s Go Fishin’Game|9.Little Tikes Tap-A-Tune Drum
It’s almost Black Friday! Do you go to the stores and shop on Black Friday? I don’t like to. I actually did one year, against my better judgement and that was it for me. I don’t like it that crowded. I take advantage of the online sales instead.
I’ve made up a list of 9 gift ideas for women and 9 for young boys (about 3-5yrs. old). Most of them are on our personal Christmas lists, and a few are just fun ideas I thought of. Like the super hero costume set. I thought that would be a lot of fun for little boys, but Tyler is not quite to the super hero stage yet.
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Tyler is officially ready for Thanksgiving! Last night we made our headbands for a fun, extra way to celebrate the holiday.
How we made them:
We got all of our supplies from Joann’s, but I’m sure you can find them at most craft stores. What you will need:
- - brown elastic bands to wrap around as the headband
- - large colorful feathers
- - sticky Velcro strips
- - super glue
- - needle and thread
- 1. First we measured the elastic band around Tyler’s head, leaving a little extra to put Velcro on.
- 2. Cut the Velcro strips into 3 equal parts.
- 3. Stick them on the elastic headband with just enough room to put the stem of the feathers in between.
- 4. Use super glue to attach the feathers to the elastic headbands. If you want them to last longer than a day or two, I would suggest using a needle and thread and sewing them on.
We showed Tyler what he looked like in the mirror and he loved it! I wasn’t sure what he would do as he doesn’t usually leave hats on, except on rare occasion. But he didn’t want to take his headband off.
I have to admit I’m not the best cook ever. Pretty much because I never tried cooking new things. Now that I have Tyler, I try … sometimes. I wanted to share one of my latest recipes I enjoy at Thanksgiving…Sweet Potato Casserole. It’s the only way I like eating sweet potatoes. I got it from my cousin Melissa because I knew she would have a great recipe for Thanksgiving, she’s an amazing cook! And I love this one because it’s easy enough that I can make it too!
The recipe will turn out really sweet. So sweet in fact that it will practically taste like candy! It’s great as is but, we will play around with the sugar sometimes and add about half of what it says and it will still taste good. Even if you don’t add as much sugar as you’d like, you can always sprinkle on some brown sugar on top to taste.
I went ahead and typed the recipe up on one of our free printable recipe cards so you can just print it out!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?!? On Monday I want to share a recipe that would be great to make for the holidays. But for now, I thought I would kick off a series of a few giveaways. Today’s giveaway is for a free printable invitation design of your choice from Trish’s Design Studio. You can order your invitations up to one year from the end of the giveaway date. The giveaway starts Friday, November 22 at 8:00 am and goes through Monday, November 27 at 11:00 pm Eastern Standard time.
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I’m starting a new blog! Yes… another one! However, it will be similar in the fact that I will be sharing a lot of creative diy ideas, decorations, and customized paper goods to make your occasion special. It’s called By the Shore Studios and it is currently on Blogger until I get the official website set up.
- - Trish’s Design Studio will be focused on all things for kids – especially parties!
- - By the Shore Studios will be focusing on weddings.
Previously I’ve been sharing both children’s parties and wedding ideas all in one place. But many times, you may be looking for one or the other, but not both. So I wanted to just separate them to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for. Really, it’s not going to be any different than what I’m currently doing, I’ve just organized what I’ve been writing about into 2 different locations. Please check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think.
I can’t believe it but I’m getting a plan together to decorate a “big boy” room for Tyler! Seriously, where does the time go? He shouldn’t even be crawling yet, let alone getting a big boy’s room!
I’ve decided to go with a Nautical theme for his room using navy, white, and Kelly green. Above are the wall art prints I’ve created for his room. I thought about using them in picture frames, but think I’d like them even more as Canvas Prints.
I only want 3 of them, but I have to decide between the wheel and the seahorse. I love seahorses, but the wheel does coordinate well with the boat and anchor. Which one would you choose?
It can be hard to put together outfits for holiday cards for the whole family that coordinate without completely matching. So I recruited my sister to help out. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion and may share some ideas on here from time to time, it’s just that I trust my sister more than myself when it comes to choosing outfits for photos. Beth has picked out most of my favorite outfits for Tyler’s professional photos so far.
She decided to go with a red and gray theme and put together an example for mom, dad, brother, and sister. Thanks Beth for sharing some ideas with us!
I can’t tell you how excited I was to see these pictures in my inbox! I recently worked with April from House by Hoff on printable party decorations for her little girl’s 2nd birthday party. It was a butterfly theme with multiple bright colors in which I created a happy birthday banner, cupcake toppers, food labels, a welcome sign and favor tags.
I love the details of the butterfly party that she put together. She incorporated so many fun and unique ideas!
Here are a few ideas from the party:
- - butterflies centerpieces
- - painted 2 sitting on the table next to one of the centerpieces
- - picture board of Lily’s photos
- - butterflies in the apothecary jars
- - stringing cupcake toppers across the mirror for added decoration
- - butterfly headbands
If you haven’t stopped by House by Hoff yet, you definitely need to! April shares a lot of wonderful decorating ideas for the home. Thank you April for sharing pictures of Lily’s special day with us!
The items I created for this party are now available in the shop!