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Valentine’s Day Cards – Love Song Lyrics

Valentine’s Day Cards – Love Song Lyrics

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! These simple Valentine’s Day Cards are the perfect DIY for the special one in your life. Each card is a handwritten quote from famous love songs by Elton John (“Your Song”) and Elvis Presley (“Can’t Help Falling in Love.”) These cards can be printed on craft paper for a rustic feel or white paper for a more sophisticated touch. Click the photo to download, then personalize inside with your own handwritten note.

This year is the 8th Valentine’s Day my husband and I will share together. On our wedding day, I walked down the aisle to Ingrid Michaelson’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Since then we have considered it “Our Song.” Over the last 8 years I have sang this song a thousand times and it’s only become more special to me.  I’ve sang it in the car, while we slow danced in the kitchen, and to both of my sleeping babies.  “Take my hand, take my whole life too / For I can’t help falling in love with you”

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You Will Forever Be My Always Wall Art

You Will Forever Be My Always Wall Art

My husband and I have started watching “This Is Us” every night after the kids go to bed.  It has been the kind of show that makes you appreciate what you have.  It reminds you to love your marriage.  It shows couples and families facing problems together as a team.  When I saw this quote I didn’t just think of my husband, but also of my sons.  Thanksgiving is next week and I am so grateful for my family.  I’m thankful for my husband who is not only my best friend but the love of my life.  I’m thankful for my two year old who brings me joy in the smallest things, and i’m thankful for my baby who grows so fast it hurts. You will forever be my always.
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Dinosaur Bingo Cards

Dinosaur Bingo Cards

Only a week left of having two under two! These Dinosaur Bingo Cards are the first in my series of Free Dinosaur Party Printables. My oldest son’s Dinosaur Birthday Party is next weekend and I am working to make him as many decorations as possible, so I can also give them to all of you!   We are having family over for his party and I have planned little activities that we can all take part in.  There will be a dinosaur easter egg hunt and dinosaur bingo. I have designed 10 bingo cards and 16 call cards.  These are great for dinosaur themed parties, classrooms, or just to play at home with your kids.

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Urban Jungle Gallery Wall

Urban Jungle Gallery Wall

I don’t know if it’s my old home or just Oklahoma, but I can never get enough light in my house.  Almost every plant I bring home slowly dies from over watering and lack of sunlight.  I’ve seen pictures of urban jungles on Pinterest where the homes are covered from floor to ceiling in house plants.  I bought books and read all the articles I could find and somehow my plants still seem to die.  I’ve started buying low light plants and have been doing much better but I still dream of my own urban jungle covered in plants and bohemian rugs.  For all of you out there, like me, who love plants but haven’t yet found your green thumb, these are for you.  I have found and edited 7 beautiful photographs to make your home more green.

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All photos below are size 5×7 or 7×5.  Click each photo to download.
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“Where the Wild Things Are” Party & Printables

“Where the Wild Things Are” Party & Printables

My oldest son Jonah’s second birthday is only two weeks away.  While planning for his upcoming party, I remembered all of the DIY decorations I made for his first birthday.  I thought it would be a great idea to give away everything I made for his “A Wild One” party.  It was “Where the Wild Things Are” themed and he even wore a Max costume.   I will do my best to include links to where items were purchased as well as download links to all of the “Where the Wild Things Are” printables. Not all printables are pictured below, so be sure to check the full list to get everything available.

To skip the party and download all of the free printables. Click Here.

Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables

I created the “A Wild One” Banner by printing it onto cardstock, hole punching the top, and stringing twine through the holes.

Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables

I ordered the smash cake and cupcakes from Walmart Bakery. They are currently having a special where you get a free smash cake with a bakery purchase of $15 or higher.  The Cake Topper and Cupcake Toppers came from PaperlyPress on Etsy. The cupcake stand and tropical leaves are from Amazon.

I created the graphic in the background and it is now hanging in my son’s playroom as wall art. I changed the text to Birthday – King of All Wild Things so that you can download it for yourself. Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables

For party food, I created Table Tents with clever names relating to the theme. We had Moss Balls (Cheese Balls), Crowns (Peanut-butter & Jelly Sandwiches), and Monster Teeth (Apples, Peanut Butter, and Marshmallows).  I made cheese balls and rolled them in chopped parsley for a mossy look.  They were a huge hit and turned out even better than I expected!  I included the recipe below. I used a Large Crown Cookie Cutter from Amazon to cut out the sandwiches and toasted them.  The monster teeth were also a really fun food for the kids and very easy to make. Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables

Mossy Cheese Balls

November 7, 2017
: 30
: 35 min
: 4 hr
: 4 hr 25 min
: Easy

Cheese balls rolled in chopped parsley for a mossy look.

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Ingredients
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion (1)
  • 1/4 cup chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • Assorted crackers and/or flatbread
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl let cream cheese, cheddar, and butter stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add milk and Worcestershire sauce. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in green onion and ham. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  • Step 2 Before serving, shape cheese mixture into a ball. Roll ball in parsley and let stand 15 minutes. Serve with crackers or flatbread. Makes about 30 (1-tablespoon) servings.

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I created a Crown Yourself Print and put it in a basket with Gold Crowns i got from Amazon.  We took photos of Jonah in his “Where the Wild Things Are” Costume and framed them in Walmart frames to display around the house.

Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables

The Leaf Garland can be bought from Amazon and the Gold One Balloon from Hobby Lobby. I bought a “Where the Wild Things Are” Book from Amazon and asked people to write a note to Jonah on the front cover for a keepsake. I edited the graphic to say “Our Wild One” instead of Jonah’s name so you can use it too! You can print this Birthday Keepsake Note here.Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables

Jonah’s favorite part about the party was riding around in his boat just like Max from the book.  We used poster board, tape, and markers to create a boat from his Radio Flyer wagon.  Of course his Build-A-Bear had to come along for the ride.Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables

Lastly, I used the same prints from the “A Wild One” Banner but only printed out the crowns and the one to make bunting for his highchair.  He had a blast eating cake for the first time, and had to change clothes to open his presents.Where the Wild Things Are Party & Printables

Here is a round-up of all of the different “Where the Wild Things Are” Party Printables – OR – You can view all of them at once HERE.

“A Wild One” Party Decorations

“A Wild One” Party Decorations

Here is our collection of 15+ free “Where the Wild Things Are” party printables. Click Here to see pictures of these printables used at my son’s “A Wild One” birthday party.

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Little Lamb Wall Art

Little Lamb Wall Art

Time to get cozy with this little lamb.  Do you need wall art for your farmhouse? A fluffy friend for your nursery? This print does it all and will fit any color scheme. Frame it in a gold frame for a sweet, sophisticated look or in a rustic wood frame for a country feel.

This free printable was inspired by one of our most loved prints (The Minimal Cow).  Since the minimal cow was published, it has been pinned on Pinterest over 10 thousand times and is hanging on walls around the world, including blogger Taryn Whiteaker. To make the lamb feel more soft and cuddly a hand painted effect was applied and the background was removed.

If you have ideas for other animals you would like to see, leave it in the comments below.

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Autumn at the Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum

Fall has always been one of my favorite times of year.  Around here, the last few weeks of October are some of the only times you can really enjoy being outside.  My oldest will be two next month, and we always look for activities to keep him entertained.  He likes to be able to run freely and touch everything he sees. Luckily, we have found zoos and botanical gardens a great way to get fresh air and keep him entertained.  We took a weekend trip to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.  In the fall, they have a special event called “Autumn at the Arboretum,” with a village built from 90,000 pumpkins.

I had visions of taking beautiful pictures of my boys in the pumpkin patch, but of course reality always hits.  I was lucky if I could catch either child still long enough to take a decent picture. My oldest spent half the time snacking on crackers and throwing fits whenever I asked him to say “cheese.”  When we finally got them to the pumpkin village, I realized how impossible it was to get an infant and a one year old to look at the camera and smile at the same time.  I eventually gave up, and spent the day enjoying the trip instead of taking pictures. Here are my candid, real life photos.  They aren’t perfect, but neither are we.

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Lego Patents Wall Art – Set of 4

Lego Patents Wall Art – Set of 4

As a mom of two boys, we are all about Legos.  We play with every size Lego, watch Lego movies, and go to Legoland. It seems like Legos grew up with me.  A lot of the block sets today are aimed at teenagers to adults with thousands of pieces per set.  Lately, I find myself dreaming about building my own palaces and skyscrapers from the Lego Architecture sets.  I have found 4 original Lego patents from 1958-1979.   By now, most Lego patents have already expired, but you can still hang them on your wall as a homage to your childhood.

You can find almost any patent online from Google’s Patent Search but many early patents aren’t in good condition.  I have spent time to edit and clean up these original patents so that they look like they did when they were originally filed. I’m guessing the scanners, years ago, weren’t that great because most of the patents were scanned and filed sideways with lots of marks.  Luckily, you don’t have to worry about any of that.  You can just print and hang these original works of art.

If you are interested in me doing patents more often, leave a comment below on what you would like to see.

lego patent wall art

lego patents wall art

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