Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Great to Be 8! I like to look for Rainbows

If you are not in primary than you are missing out.  Just kidding all of the church is awesome.  But primary is like the middle of the cinnamon roll.....which to me is the best part!

We have twelve 7 year olds turning 8 this year and so we wanted to start the year off with a bang.  Sorry to those who have already celebrated great to be 8's this year!

Our theme was "I like to look for rainbows"
LOVE this song.  I found this idea on pinterest for St. Patrick's Day, but "converted" it a party favor.

You need a bag of Rainbow Twizzlers

1 bag makes around 8 to 9 party favors
I got a second since we had 12 great to be 8's

and clear gift baggies

Dollar store is great.  I bleed Target so that's where I got mine.

Then arrange the Twizzlers on a pan and then put them in the baggies. 

Fold over the top and tape.

Print, cut, and tape on cloud handout on the top of the baggie.

So....I didn't realize that I did "love" instead of "like" until I had cut and taped them.  
I did change it afterward in a PDF for all of you!


Cut out and tape to the top of the baggie.  And there you go!  Cute party favor!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Baby Girl Announcements

Congrats to my sister-in-law Brooke and a big welcome to baby Reese!  Isn't she absolutely precious.

I made these announcements using Picmonkey.
And if you haven't visited that free photoshop site....stop what you are doing now.  Go and Do! I promise it will change your life.  Amen.

Now for the one of the cutest babies ever...

This was just a for fun one. 

And this is what I ended up doing.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

5 Must Haves for Your Baby Boy

You hear the news......it's a boy!  Now what's the first urge you receive?  Um, hello, shopping spree.  You just can't help it.  You need all the cutest of cute things for your bundle of joy.
I found myself on Pinterest, Etsy, Zulily, Amazon, anywhere that fed my shopping needs.  These are my favorite finds.

1.  The Mustachifier

What the freakin' cute????  Comes in the classic gentleman, ladies' man, and cowboy.  Perfect for your little beau.

Note:  Our little man was so tiny that the mustachifier was a wee bit heavy at first.

Make the Mustachifier for a just-as-cute, inexpensive, and lighter alternative from Create Studio.  

2. Minky Couture Blankets

My family is OBSESSED with these softer-than-cloud blankets.  None of our kids can sleep without them.

Besides avoiding the hassle of sewing together the difficult minky fabric, Minky Couture fabrics come in tons of sizes and and amazing designs.  Buy one and become addicted.

Three minky's your little man needs:
Mini Minky - a 10in x 18in mini blanket for on-the-go softness
Infant Minky - 36in x 30in to snuggle your babe in
Fitted Crib Sheet - perfect for a good night's sleep (more like snoozes)

COUPONS:  yes.....never buy a Minky without a coupon!

If you live in Utah, look in your local Hometown Values magazine
Sign up for email deals on Minky's website, or go to

3.  Baby Moccasins

Freshly Picked baby moccasins as seen on Shark Tank!  Not only are they adorable, but the soft soles prove better for teaching your babe to walk.  SO popular right now.

Now if you are like me, $60 baby shoes don't exactly coincide with your budget.

Sail East Couture sells moccasins on Etsy for $19.99 and they are just as cute.

If you are an adventurous DIYer then try these DIY Moccasins from Sewing In No Man's Land.

4. Bow Ties

Bow ties, bow ties, bow ties.  We all are going crazy for them.  Babies and bow ties just go together.

Little Mr provides a sturdier bow tie for the bouncy baby boy.  Fits right on his top button.

Or make your own Velcro Bow Ties by The Pleated Poppy.  Easy no-sew tutorial!

And last but not least......

5. The Baby Boy Cardi

Okay....how can you look at a baby in this and not die from cuteness??? Yes please.  There are a few places to buy these on Etsy, but Haddon & Co is my favorite.  She also has Cardi/Bow Ties sets.  You can also find these at Carter's.

Buy the Baby Cardigan by Haddon & Co

Happy shopping.  Tell me what you think!