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Have Fun with it Friday: End of school Year Tradition {Good-bye 1st Grade, Hello 2nd Grade! Hello Preschool!}

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End of school Year Tradition: Good-bye 1st Grade, Hello 2nd Grade! Hello Preschool!

End of school Year Tradition: Good-bye 2nd Grade!

End of school Year Tradition: Hello 2nd Grade!

End of school Year Tradition: Hello Preschool!

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Have Fun with it Friday: End of school Year Tradition {Good-bye 1st Grade, Hello 2nd Grade! Hello Preschool!}
Hayden had just completed 1st grade and Morgan will be doing another year of preschool (so hers just said “Hello Preschool”). It was a cute thing for the girls to wake up to on their last day of school to find these cute popsicle sticks in their breakfast!!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 5 minutes
• Would I do it again? yes! the smile on the girls faces was priceless…sometimes it’s the little things that they remember 🙂
• What I would do differently: Wish I would have started this when Hayden was in Preschool!
• Items used: Card Stock, Popsicle sticks, and adorable printable from: Crayon Wishes and Popsicle Dreams

Have you done anything for your kids from Pinterest lately? I would love to see it if you have! Send a link in the comment form below 🙂

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I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Have Fun with it Friday: Get your Creative Juices Flowing: Teacher Appreciation gift!

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Forgot to do this post earlier, but it really was a lot of fun! The girls enjoyed giving them out 🙂

MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

Creative Juices supplies needed

Creative Juices Teacher gift

Creative Juices Teacher gift

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Have Fun with it Friday: Get your Creative Juices Flowing: Teacher Appreciation gift!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 20 minutes
• Would I do it again? yes! These turned out so cute and the teachers really loved them!
• What I would do differently: change up the idea with different mugs, cups, candy and gift cards for different times of the year
• Items used: Water bottle with straw, lots of candy, gift cards to Jamba Juice for smoothies all summer, adorable idea and free printable gift card from: http://printable.tipjunkie.com/creative-juices-printable-gift-tag-teacher-appreciation/

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Taste it Tuesday: Homemade Chili-Cheese Popcorn

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Homemade Chili-Cheese Popcorn. As you have seen from many posts, we LOVE popcorn in our house and are always up to trying new recipes, and this one was definitely a different one!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 7 minutes
• Would I do it again? I really liked it, but I love all things spicy! Hayden even said she did, sweet thing, but I know she really likes it when we do some sort of sweet popcorn!
• What I would do differently: Nothing! I really like the heat in this popcorn!
• Items used: recipe from: http://forthemommas.com/cooking/chili-cheese-popcorn-recipe

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Make it Monday: DIY Bird Seed Wreath!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

DIY Bird Seed Wreath

DIY Bird Seed Wreath

DIY Bird Seed Wreath

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Make it Monday: DIY Bird Seed Wreath!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, super simple and fun project to do with the kiddos
• Time: 2 days (includes drying time)
• Would I do it again? yes! The bird ate it up right away so we will definitely have to do another one, it turned out so cute!
• What I would do differently: do different shapes like stars, hearts, you name it!
• Items used: birdseed, bunt pan mold, burlap from Home Depot (cheapest place to get it), and adorable recipe for the wreath from: http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/2012/03/birdseed-wreath.html

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Have Fun with it Friday: Creating an outdoor Sunflower Fort!

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Creating an outdoor Sunflower Fort!

Creating an outdoor Sunflower Fort!

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Have Fun with it Friday: Creating an outdoor Sunflower Fort! Thanks to my wonderful friend Megan for this tip on my “Recommend a Pin” page I definitely wanted to give it a try with the girls. If it works out I can definitely see them playing in it when the weather is nice (not right now!)
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): really it was super easy to do, now for the hard part- growing anything in AZ in the summer time!!
• Time: 20 minutes
• Would I do it again? well I might have to if this first plant doesn’t work out
• What I would do differently: plant when it’s not crazy hot and make sure there’s good enough soil
• Items used: sunflower seeds, love, and the adorable idea from: http://letslassothemoon.com/2011/08/28/sunflower-house/

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Have Fun with it Friday: Diy Dry Erase board for letter and name writing practice

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

Diy Dry Erase Letter/Name Writing

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Have Fun with it Friday: Diy Dry Erase board for letter and name writing practice
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 5 minutes
• Would I do it again? yes! We use these sheet protectors all time! It’s perfect for the girls to practice anything for school such as timed math facts.
• What I would do differently: redo the font with a more practical/standard font for Morgan to trace her name, but I liked it!
• Items used: Microsoft word, cardstock, and sheet protector, and cute idea from: mrsosterman.blogspot.com

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Have fun with it Friday: Welcome Summer party with free printable party favor and a welcome summer sign!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“Welcome Summer” sign to run through and welcome summer!

“Have a Ball this Summer” free printable party favor!

Chalkboard frame countdown sign once again!

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Have fun with it Friday: Welcome Summer party with free printable party favor and a welcome summer sign!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 20 minutes total
• Would I do it again? yes! Every year for sure 🙂
• What I would do differently: wish I would have started this sooner!
• Items used: Kraft paper for the Welcome Summer sign (idea from: laurie.tipjunkie.com ), cardstock and water balls (idea and free printable from: printable.tipjunkie.com), and my previous chalkboard frame I made from another post to use for the countdown ( http://ipinterest.me/2012/01/09/day-40-outdoors-we-will-goget-crafty-diy-chalkboard-spray-paint-message-board-frame/ )!

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Pin it, do it, done; a week of pinterest inspired fun: Marshmallow popcorn, Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread, Teacher appreciation, Mother’s Day/birthday

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

Marshmallow popcorn

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: Marshmallow popcorn!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3,
  • Would I do it again?  typically I like popcorn to be a bit easier than this, but the girls liked it!
  • What I would do differently: not sure if I would do it again for myself 😉
  • Items used: “3 bags popcorn (pop and take out extra kernels) 2 sticks of butter 16 oz bag of marshmallows 1 cup brown sugar Microwave butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar for 2 1/2 min. Take out and stir. Microwave again for 1 min. Repeat until thin sauce. When done pour over popcorn and mix.”

Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

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  • Project:  Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (I have to give Adam the credit for this one. Thanks babe)
  • Would I do it again? oh yes. I cannot resist chocolate and peanut butter, let alone ocmbined into a banana bread!
  • What I would do differently: try not to eat it all!
  • Items used: see amazing recipe at: http://cookiesandcups.com/reeses-peanut-butter-banana-bread/

Teacher appreciation 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: teacher appreciation printable cards and gift tags
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was really simple and turned out cute!
  • What I would do differently: nada
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from:  eighteen25.blogspot.com and  giverslog.com


Mother’s Day! 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: tipjunkie.com via Karie on Pinterest

  • Project: mother’s day (or adorable ideas for birthday’s or father’s day)
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3, just a bit time consuming
  • Would I do it again? yes! They were all a big hit and looked too cute!
  • What I would do differently: I loved the adjective banner. I would definitely do it again for another birthday or father’s day.
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from: tipjunkie.com , thecraftingchicks.com , ourbestbites.com

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I hope you were inspired as much as I was!

Until ipinterest again!

Karie J 🙂

Pin it, do it, done; a week of pinterest inspired fun: “the best broccoli of your life”, plum eye shadow, tangerine maxi dress, and teacher appreciation week, oh my!

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Project: “The best broccoli of your life”
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
• Would I do it again? not so much, I really just like steamed broccoli with olive oil and salt and pepper. you can’t get much simpler than that!
• What I would do differently: the above 🙂
• Items used: http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2008/11/the_best_brocco.html

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  • Project: InStyle Plum Eyeshadow/Olivia Wilde
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
  • Would I do it again? yes, I love this look for date night!
  • What I would do differently: nothing 🙂
  • Items used: Mac Eyshadows, Nars Laguna Bronzer, Tarte Amazonian Clay blush, Mac Lipglass

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: google.com via Karie on Pinterest

Project: tangerine maxi dress for date night!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
• Would I do it again? yes! I love this look 🙂
• What I would do differently: dress it down with more casual jewelry and hair 🙂
• Items used: Max Studio dress, Target earrings, Stella and Dot bangles, Tory Burch gold sandals

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Project: Teacher appreciation week: “Thanks a Latte”!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, just a bit time consuming, but so cute!
• Would I do it again? Yes!
• What I would do differently: nothing 🙂
• Items used: http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2011/04/thanks-latte.html , Starbuck’s gift cards, card–stock, hot pink twine from The Twinery, coffee sleeves

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 143: get crafty/ free printable kids birthday questionnaire for scrapbooks or project life, with video!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: day 143: day 143: get crafty/ free printable kids birthday questionnaire for scrapbooks or project life, with video!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! This is the second time that I have done the birthday video idea from Pinterest, but I found this adorable free questionnaire that I just had to use for Hayden’s birthday Album!
  • What I would do differently: keep it going every year!
  • Items used: iPhone video and adorable free printable from: http://leeloublogs.blogspot.com/2011/09/free-birthday-questionnaire-printables.html

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂