Christmas Countdown

Hello y’all! We are gearing up for the holidays over here. I was in charge of making a Christmas Countdown for 50 people, so I knew it needed to be something cute, simple, and reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas. So, with the help of many wonderful family members, I busted them out. And we are providing the pages for you… for free. Boo-yah! Now, I typed them, then realized I didn’t love the order we originally had, so that’s why the dates are all over the place. However, the purpose of this is to cut out, so ultimately it doesn’t matter 😉

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We printed ours on red and green paper in black and white, but it also looks so clean, fresh, and crisp in color on white. To keep all the pages together, we bought binder clips and just hole punched a circle in the top corner of each. Simple and easy. To package it up cute, I put it in a clear plastic party bag, tied with twine, and added a small ornament from the target dollar section. These would be so cute to give out as neighbor gifts, family gifts, or just to make for yourself too!

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Enjoy! Just click on the picture and save. As always, these are free for personal use only. All of these Scriptures, and the talks were taken from lds.org. We would love to know what you plan on using this for, leave a comment below. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Dirty 30 | Birthday Party

Hello, everyone! Tori’s husband turns 3o this year so she knew she wanted to throw a little party. We brainstormed and thought hard about what to do. We came up with the idea to have a “Dirty 30 Coke Bar” party. Now, if y’all are from Utah, then you know what a dirty drink is. If you aren’t, well, let me just tell you you’re missing out! It’s your choice of soda, then flavor mix ins, such as coconut, lime, vanilla, and a lot more combos. We all love the dirty drinks and what is better than a dirty 30 party? 😉 Thank you to Fiiz for letting us buy the flavoring off you. At the bottom, please enjoy free printables to use for your Dirty 30 party!

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And, here are some of the printables we made for you to download. Choose from Drink Bar or Coke Bar for the Drink Station. For the Birthday Note sign, we left a blank space for you to write in the name of the birthday person. Print on color or patterned paper and it looks so cute! Free to use for your personal use only. 😉

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Sick Baby Survival Kit | Gift

Baby gifts are some of our favorite gifts to give! Especially very practical gifts and especially when it’s for a first time momma. Now, don’t get us wrong, we love giving the adorable outfits, hats, bows, shoes, and all that super cute stuff, but, we love finding and giving gifts that are super useful. The first time my baby got a fever, if it weren’t for my family giving me a sick survival kit, I wouldn’t have had anything on hand to help. I would have had to run to the store…. with a sick baby, and a first time momma dealing with a sick baby. Is that a bad combination or what?! Since then, this has been my favorite gift to give! The thing I love most about giving a Sick Baby Survival Kit is that you can cater this gift to any price range and budget! We’ve done this gift multiple times now, but I only have one picture. Taking the picture of the gift is always the hardest part!

Our items we love to include are: Tylenol or ibuprofen | Johnson’s Soothing Vapor | Pedialyte | Oragel | Teething toy | Book | Jammies | Humidifier | Thermometer | Brush and comb |

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And to complete your gift, a free printable!! Just click and save and it’s yours to use for personal use 😉  The circle border is from the amazing We Lived Happily Ever After! You can go download more borders for yourself here. Go check out her blog for more awesome graphics! Happy Gifting!

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Appetizers | Gift

I went to a “Being Prepared” wedding shower. Once you get married, it seems like you are then asked to start bringing dishes to family parties, most of the time an appetizer. Or at least that’s how it is in our family ;). I decided to give an appetizers gift for being prepared because when you’re first married, you don’t always have on hand everything you need to make an appetizer. For our appetizers, I gave a chips and salsa platter, and then a basket with pasta salad, and a few recipes and items needed for some of my favorite dips.

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Here are some tasty dips that we love…

Moster Cookie Dough | Guacamole | Cookie Dough | Brownie Batter | Pumpkin Pie | Fiesta Dip

Pallet Pumpkin | DIY Tutorial

Happy fall y’all! Since fall is now here officially, we thought it would be fun to bring you a festive fall or Halloween easy craft!

This is so easy and the pictures explain it pretty well, so if you have a question on anything not covered, just leave a comment below!

Step One:

Pick your boards and lay them out. Stagger the edges to make a tiered shape.

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Step Two:

Measure the distance between each tier level and mark off on the other side to cut. Our tiers varied from 1 inch to an inch and a half. Our longest middle board ended up being 21 inches, and was 18 inches tall, excluding the stem.

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Step Three:

Paint with a base coat so when you want your actual color, it will be brighter and you won’t need to do as many coats.

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Step Four:

Lay your boards face down and use a thin board to keep it all together, and then screw through each board to make sure it is secure.

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Step Five:

Distress the pumpkin using sandpaper. We used 100 grit. I also had a little help with this step 😉

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And finally, get that pumpkin hung up! I kept mine plain, but how cute would be to add a pattern to it? You could do chevron, stripes, polka dots, or even a jack-o-lantern face. The possibilities are endless! We’d love to hear if you make one!

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If you love that banner and candy corn sign, look no further than here and here!

Under the Sea | Baby Shower

We are so excited to share this party with y’all! We had way too much fun planning it. Some things didn’t go as originally planned, but the changes we had to make made it turn out even better! Today we will just post some pictures, and then we will do a follow up tutorial of all the little details in the next few days!

For decorations, of course it was all things Under the Sea. We made these adorable little sea creatures and they were the perfect touch! Watch for a tutorial on how to make these coming soon, or feel free to follow us to 😉

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For dinner we did a delicious chicken taco salad bar, which y’all don’t need to see pictures of that! The dessert was the real fun! For the utensils, we put them in these fun paper bags for a quick and easy way to get all the necessities without carrying a big handful. We cut the tops with decorative scissors and added on the adorable clipart which we made in photoshop. We purchased the adorable sea clipart, which we also used to make the invites, here.

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The banner was made from on the cricut from the Creature a Critter cartridges. We also made the centerpiece out of that same cartridges. For the water, we used blue crinkle paper and the sand is graham cracker crumbs.

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And finally, the dessert. Not only was it adorable, but hello, look how cute and fun it was! We found the inspiration for these crab cookies here, but we opted to do cookies that we purchased at Dicks Market. Another good tip to keep the colors the same with the crabs, buy colored toothpicks and use the reds and oranges. One other thing we did differently on our crabs was cut the fuzzy peach claws in 4th instead of a crescent shape. The inspiration for our oyster cookies came from here. We choose to use Keebler Sandies cookies. We also found an amazing Betty Crocker Cake Icing canned spray frosting that made the frosting part soooo easy. For the pearl we used a sixlet. For the decorative candy jars, we used pearl sixlets, and the Goldfish Graham cookies. The purple cakes in the back were Little Debbie Jellyfish Marshmallow cookies.

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Jake and the Neverland Pirates | Birthday Party

My little man had his first birthday back in December and he loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates so his party was a no brainer! It was so much fun planning and deciding what  to do and how to decorate. As always, we try to decorate and make the house themed and fun, but still stay on a budget.

For the decorations, I found a free Disney digital paper download. I downloaded the skull and bones and used that to make a banner throughout the whole house by cutting out triangles. I also found free downloads of all the characters, gold doubloons, to hang up. I also used these straw flags to wrap around the silverware in a napkin. For any words you may want printed, like a Happy Birthday sign, you can find the font here. I also used 14 pictures to make a big #1 for his year in review.

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The food was simple sandwiches that I made to look like a crab with croissant, olives, and cheetos. Ok, ok lets be honest. In all the birthday party day of craziness, I forgot to put the legs of the crabs on. But use three cheetos on each side to make an adorable croissant crab.

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For dessert we had cupcakes from Smiths. If you have read any of our other posts, anytime we have cupcakes we get them from Smiths. They do a great job for a price that doesn’t break the bank, and they are so tasty too. I purchased instant downloads off Etsy for these fun cupcake toppers. They were so cute!

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It was such a fun night! Do you have any Jake and the Neverland Pirate lovers at your house? If so, we hope this gives some good ideas for a fun piratey party!

Colored Rocks | Tutorial

We have a ton of rocks just lying around our yard. They are boring and ugly and really just get in the way of pretty flowers. One day we collected all our rocks and decided to paint them. We have so much spray paint from past projects we decided to put it to use.

This tutorial is super hard. So I hope it makes sense 😉 Gather rocks | Wash all the dirt off | Spray paint a base coat primer on (we used white) | Spray paint your colors of choice | Let dry | Place in garden, sand box, around the yard for some color, or wherever else you want. Easy, right?

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This is an easy way to add some cheap and easy fun to your yard! My little guy loves digging and finding them and putting them in the back of his toy truck. Even my nephews love to play and dig and find them. Hours of fun!

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We would love to hear if you plan on doing this! We are thinking how fun it would be to paint some fun things on them too, lady bugs, bees, rock people, fish!

Hello, Again.

Guys. Things got crazy and all of a sudden it has been a year since we posted. Yikes and wow! We are hoping to get more into the groove of blogging more often and have some great things in store. But, lets be real… life is busy! But stay tuned for more posts and we are hoping to get caught up from the last year! Make sure to follow us by email to get notified everytime we update!

Happy Halloween | DIY Banner

Hello everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your October! Afterall, October is such a fun month! So, it’s only the beginning of the month and it’s not too late to keep adding fun little items to your decor! With that being said, here is a fun “Happy Halloween” burlap banner. It’s cute, easy, and super cheap!

So all I did to make this easy and super cute banner was find a font I liked online and cut the letters out along with cutting out triangle shaped burlap.

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Next, trace the letters onto the burlap with a sharpie.

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Then, using a sponge brush, dab paint onto the letters, and once the paint was dry I added a glitter coat.

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Once the paint has dried, hot glue your letters onto your banner and hang it up! So easy!

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