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Best Job Ever! free printable

Do you love words as much as I do? I am such a word-nerd. I’m awed by how much meaning can be conveyed in one little word or phrase. Whether it’s scripture, a line from a favorite hymn, an age-old quote, or your favorite phrase, just hang some words on your wall and you have meaningful art. 😉 (Read about easy, meaningful, one-of-a-kind art in this contributor post.) Last week, I shared my heart for the job we do as full-time mamas.  It is a joy and a privilege.  But it…

Free Printables and a Thrifty Wall Art DIY

That’s right, mamas.  This post is a two-for-one. And I’m sooo excited. Because I love the way it turned out. You know that feeling when you finally complete something that’s been hanging around in your head for months, and it turned out the way you pictured it?  You’re all, Yaaaaay!  Kids, come look!  Or at least, I am. 😉 I’m also excited because I’m getting to offer you two things: a set of FREE PRINTABLES *AND* a little DIY tip for a very inexpensive way to jazz…

DIY Erasable Message Mugs

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you shop through them, I will receive compensation. So.  It’s been a while. Life’s been happening.  Mamas, you know how it is. But I think you’re gonna like this little diy. It’s for all you white-dish-loving mamas out there.  Like me. You see… I have these white coffee mugs that look so cute on my mug tree, (find it HERE) which is so handy at my little coffee station. When we have people over, everyone can just grab a cup, and fill &#8216…

No-Cost Headbands

Yep.  You read that right.  Today I’m sharing an easy little tutorial for NO-COST HEADBANDS like these… Sweet, right?  I made the one pictured here without spending one single cent.  And I’m getting ready to make some more.  Want to make your own?  (It really is easy, I promise.)  Join me over at  Busy Mom’s Helper  and find out how! P.S.  Model not included…

Free Sunshine Printable

“You are my sunshine…my only sunshine…You make me happy…when skies are gray… You’ll never know dear…how much I love you…Please don’t take…my sunshine away…” This song takes me back.  As in, back to kindergarten.  Amazing how something so small and simple can transport you across the years that way.  It’s also something I’ve sung to all my babies, as I’m sure most of you have.  Aaaand I have a little niece who is quite…

Tin “Pumpcans”

Fall is unofficially here.! Leaves have already started to fall in my yard, and the weather is absolutely perfect.  I enjoy all the seasons, but fall is my favorite.  I kicked it off with my favorite kind of project…the quick & low-to-no-cost kind. I made some pumpkins from cans, so I just haaaad to call them pumpcans. 😉 Join me over at Busy Mom’s Helper for all the details…

Super Easy Chalkboard Banner

Well, summer is in full swing, and I’m trying to find the perfect balance between getting lots of things done, and getting some R & R.  How ’bout you? Today, for my contributor post,  I’m sharing a tutorial for this Super Easy Chalkboard Banner.  It’s the perfect little project for the lazy days of summer.  But my favorite thing about it, is that I’ll get to use it over and over, all year long, since it’s erasable! Hint:  It’s very similar to the chalkboard on my dining…

Adventures for Kids, Without Doing a Thing

It’s about that time again… when we can all kick up our feet and relax a little. You know, in between gardening (I’m really good at growing weeds), beach-going, spring cleaning (yes, I do mine in the summer), and finishing all those projects I have lined up. My kids have big summer plans, and I’m sure yours do, too. But just in case you have some down time, or the occasional rainy day… I have something really fun to share with you! We discovered Adventures in Odyssey when my oldest was…

Dollar Store Decor

  Did you know that you could sometimes get décor for free?  That’s how I ended up with this big letter S.  My daughter brought it home from the store where she worked.  It was left over from a store display.  She said they save things like that for people all the time if they ask.  Good to know! 😉 She used it for several projects, and was done with it, so I decided to give it new life.  I pictured it wrapped with jute twine, and I am loving the way it turned out. You may not…

Easy No-Bake Gluten-Free Granola

Do you ever buy those yogurts that come with their own little packets of crunchies to add on top?  We love those things, but they are pretty expensive, considering how quickly our family can go through them, so now we make our own! I did some experimenting, and came up with this EASY No-Bake Gluten-Free Granola that we love and make over and over again.  It’s tasty, easy, and sooo much cheaper than store-bought granola. It’s so versatile, too.  Not only do we sprinkle it on yogurt, but we use it just like…