Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reindeer Cookies

This kids and I had a blast making these today. I got the idea from the Nap Time Crafts blog and changed it up a bit. They were sooo easy to make and my 4 year old students LOVED them. I let them make one Rudolph cookie and then I let them pick their favorite 'regular' reindeer. Some of my girls chose to make Clarice...Rudolph's BFF.

All you need is:
Nutter Butters
(break apart the cookie and put the pretzels inside with some extra frosting to hold)
Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter M&Ms

Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Christmas

I've been neglecting this blog lately due to the busy Holiday season. I plan on getting back on track in the new year. So Merry Christmas and have a terrific NEW YEARS!!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

WINNERS 12/6/11

The winners of the Christmas Headband Collection are:

Post #2 - nessicafe
Post #11 - Andrea
Post #13 - x0xkathleen


I've already sent emails to all the winners please let me know if you didn't get it. :0)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

UNICORNS {Handmade Cuteness}

SATURDAY {Sell it}
My daughter is fascinated with unicorns. Here are some cute 'unicorn themed' handmade goodies I found on Etsy. ENJOY!!!

Unicorn Tote {emandsprout} $12
Unicorn Party Pack {slindb} $35
Unicorn Clip {mazzy522} $3.5
Unicorn Wall Decal {cvillage} $45
Unicorn Necklace {teapartypendants} $5
Unicorn Art {hrushton} $17
Unicorn Stuffed Knit {orabellebaby} $56
Unicorn Outfit {ticklemytutu} $45

Friday, December 2, 2011

FREE {Alphabet Printables}

Just found these awesome alphabet/color by number printables (click image for link)... supplied by A Heart For Home.
Language Arts and Math all wrapped up in one adorable activity!

A must visit {Make it and Love it}

FRIDAY {Find it}

While browsing the blogosphere this week I found this awesome cite called 'Make it and Love it.' There are tons of FREE tutorials on their...go check it out!!! One of my favorite things that I found was this Holder for your charging cell phone using a baby lotion bottle...hello...genius!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Crafts....for the kiddos

Here are some darling Christmas crafts to try with your kiddos.

Educational Website

THURSDAY {Teach it}


Do you teach Pre-K or have preschoolers at home? If so this website is AMAZING!!! I use this all the time to print out worksheets or get ideas for my preschoolers, but it covers all grades. Simply visit this link: Education.com, select the grade, then select a subject, and PRESTO you have a ton of FUN stuff for your kiddos. NO NEED TO BUY WORKBOOKS! Oh and did I mention it's FREE!!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Giveaway {Christmas Headband Collection}

Hello Y'all! The last giveaway was a big success...so thank you all who entered. Now it's time for another Wednesday {Win it} Giveaway!!!!

This time I'm having a giveaway with three winners (using random.org). Each winner will receive three (black, silver, & red) beautiful glitter interchangeable headbands (thickest part measures 1" and they are estimated to fit toddlers to adults) and ONE ivory flower clip (3.5" in diameter) with hand sewn faux pearl beads. The flower is attached to a 1.75" partially lined alligator clip and each headband has a loop to add the flower or any other clip you already own. My daughter has every color of these headbands and they are beautiful!!! (NOTE: The red flower pictured on the model is not in the giveaway...the picture is just to give you an idea of how these headbands look).

This giveaway is for persons residing in the USA, Canada, & Australia (International winners may not receive them in time for Christmas.)

I have three sets of these ready to ship...there will be three winners and you can't win twice.

Each individual can enter up to 5 times in the following ways:


(1) Be a Facebook Fan of Emma Lee's Boutique if you're not already. {Link: ELB} Comment under this post with "I'm a FAN

(2) Become a member/follower of this blog. Simply look in the left column under the title '{Dabble} Followers' and click 'Join this site.' (refresh the page if it doesn't show up right away) Comment under this post with "I'm a Member"

(3) Blog about this giveaway. Comment under this post with "I Blogged about this and leave the link to your blog."

(4) Tweet about this giveaway. Comment under this post with "I tweeted about this giveaway."

(5) Facebook about this giveaway. Simply add a link to this giveaway on your facebook page. Comment under this post with "I facebooked about this giveaway.


Monday, November 28, 2011

A Place of their own...saving mommy's dinning table

I got a new dinning room table a few months ago and when I saw my daughter banging her fork on it during breakfast creating tiny dents in it.. I decided right then and there that I needed a little table just for the kids to eat at when we aren't sitting as a family. This is their spot...just for them!

I went to a few yard sales, searched on craigslist, and finally I went to a local thrift store and found this beauty:

Okay...I realize it doesn't look attractive, but I saw potential and for $35.00 I couldn't pass it up.

My nice dinning room table is black on the bottom with a dark walnut color on top. I wanted the kids table to match it as close as I could. I sanded the top and stained it with a black walnut polyurethane. I'm not much for painting so I found this spray paint for wood...OMG...LOVE IT!!! Goodbye paintbrushes. :0)
WARNING: When I painted the wood it left a bit of black residue... so when it's dry go over the painted surface with a wet rag and wipe off any excess...especially on the seat of the chairs. Lesson learned on my son's tan shorts... ;0p
Here it is finished...so much better than when I brought it home and I love the leg design.

Now for their wall. Of course I had to decorate their spot and make it personal. The only thing I bought was the shelf $20.00 {Target} and sign $10.00 {Marshalls}. I already had 2 8x10 black frames and I decided to do a silhouette for each of my kiddos. The way I did it was I took a picture of my kids side view. Loaded it on the computer and cropped it to a size 8x10. Printed the picture in black and white, plain paper, on low quality {don't waste your ink}. Stapled the picture to thick black scrapbook paper, cut out their silhouette, taped it to a piece of 8x10 white paper, framed it, and hung them up. I really like the way they turned out and the kids like it too.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Cookies

TUESDAY {Taste it}

Aren't these cookies Cute!

I tried to recreate them, but I could not find any candy corns...should have stocked up at Halloween! So I made up my own Turkey Cookie using 2 sugar cookies {1 large, 1 small}, gummy worms for the feathers, a red icing tube for the gobbler and it also served as my glue, candy eyes {found at target}, and graham crackers cut into triangles for the beak. I think they turned out pretty cute and the kids had a blast making them...so EASY!

Tip  Junkie handmade projects

Giveaway Winner

The winner of the last giveaway is #16 Jennifer Hill. I'll contact you Jennifer via email. Thanks to all for participating. I will have a Christmas clip giveaway next wednesday 11/30 with multiple winners...FUN!.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Paper Thanksgiving....budget friendly decor

~MONDAY {Make it}~

We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year. Normally we run from house to house, but this year both families are coming together in one home. Today I made some napkin rings, place mats, and thankful favor boxes for Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgivings aren't fancy. No fine china here, but we do use real plates and pre-set the table. We always have a buffet style dinner and sit together to eat.

I used 12x12 scrapbook paper as place mats {16 cents each} and I punched the corners with my rounded edge punch.

With the same style paper I made napkin rings {no need for fancy napkins...I use paper towels}, the stickers are from this {Free Printable} that I printed on sticker paper and punched out with my 1" circle punch.

Then I used my sizzix pillow box die to make little gift boxes that hold 4 Hershey's hugs and kisses. I embellished them with green paper hand punched on one side with a lace trim punch, a crescent tag (sizzix die) that says 'thanks,' and a piece of twine.

I found an awesome burlap role at Micheal's today...it makes a great simple and thin runner for the table, plus I'll be able to use it for gift wrapping...yay!

I also found the star wreaths yesterday at Target {$10 each} and love them.

So that's what I made today.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Tree of Life

My husband and I watched this movie last night. OM Goodness...I really liked it. It's not your normal movie...very artistic...kind of confusing...but with a strong message. He couldn't keep his eyes open as he called it a 'snore fest,' BUT I loved it. My eyes were peeled till midnight finishing this movie (okay the venti iced latte from starbucks at 7pm probably had something to do with it). It was a real tear jerker and my throat was killing me...you know when you want to just sob, but you try to keep it in. My husband asked this morning..."so what was that movie about anyway." I said, "it's about life...the beginning, the struggles within, and the end of it." Enough said... go watch it.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

FREE Printables

I LOVE FREE things! Lately I have encountered countless post on Pinterest and other blogs about FREE printables. When I see the word FREE I attract like a magnet and click away. Here are some AWESOME printables I've found so far. I'll be adding to this post as I find more that I like. Click each image to go directly to the original site.