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day 80: crafty kiddos/ diy cloud dough (moon dough) with printable mason jar label/ easy and fun!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: bhg.com via Karie on Pinterest

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Project: day 80: crafty kiddos/ diy cloud dough (moon dough) with printable mason jar label/ easy and fun!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, I wish I had tried this earlier, it was SO easy (plus the baby oil smells so good).
• What I would do differently: nothing, except make more! The girls had so much fun doing this today 🙂
• Items used: mason jar, scrapbook paper, sticker labels, flour (4 cups), baby-oil ( 1/2 cup)

Cloud-Dough inspiration:

http://www.jugglingwithkids.com/2011/11/cloud-dough.html

Free Printable labels:

http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/organization-basics/free-printable-storage-labels/#page=22

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 73: outdoors we will go/ super easy valentine’s centerpiece (tulips and conversation hearts ;)

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 73: outdoors we will go/ super easy valentine’s centerpiece (tulips and conversation hearts 😉
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, in fact I will be doing it again and again for each and every season! Halloween (candy corn), Easter (Jelly Beans), 4th of July (red, white, and blue M&M’s?), Turkey day (pumpkin candy corn?), Christmas ( red and green M&M’s?). Maybe I’ll come up with some better ideas, but it’s too easy and adorable not to do!
  • What I would do differently: nothing at all except to change it up each season!
  • Items used: large or small conversation hearts (Brach’s or Sweetheart’s work great!), pink tulips, small vase to hold flowers, and large vase to hold small vase as well as the candy 😉

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 71: organizational chaos/ big black garbage bag clean out/ spring cleaning the kids rooms!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: thehappyhousewife.com via Karie on Pinterest

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• Project: day 71: organizational chaos/ big black garbage bag clean out/ spring cleaning the kids rooms!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (turned to a 3 when the girls saw what I was doing 😉
• Would I do it again? yes! I NEED to do this more often, not just before we move. Maybe every 3 months, or 6…. 😉
• What I would do differently: in the past I always tried to get the girls involved, which is why I always hesitated to do this, but it’s really tough. They really don’t want to part with anything! Maybe when they’re older they can do it, but for now, I’ll have to keep dong this myself 🙂
• Items used: BIG black trash bags. I ended up using 8 ocmplety full bags: 2 that I was going to completey trash the items, 1 that I will hopefully sell the items as soon as I have the time, and 5 that are gong to be donated! Amazing that there was that much stuff to get rid of!

Below is the site where there is a TON of organizational tips, love it! http://www.memoriesoncloverlane.com/search/label/My%20Cleaning%20And%20Laundry%20System and

http://thehappyhousewife.com/home-management/give-donate-sell-toss/

Cleaning House: An Overview
1. Declutter
Once every couple months, I do a “black garbage bag” clean-out. This is the best way to start with the “program” and just about my favorite thing on earth to do. I use black garbage bags because I don’t want the kids or Jeff to see what I’m throwing away/giving to Goodwill, OR they might all of a sudden decide they just LOVE something they haven’t seen for years and/or never touched before in their lives. Once you do this once or twice you will start to see a difference and love your house again. (I do sometimes ask the older kids to do this with me in their rooms…esp. with clothes or if I’m not sure if the “use” something…but this is mostly done when no one is aware.)

The reason I do this:
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING – THE LESS STUFF YOU HAVE THE EASIER IT IS TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE CLEANED AND STRAIGHTENED.

The kids won’t miss it I swear. And if you think they might, put a “KEEP FOR AWHILE” garbage bag in your attic/basement (hidden) and see if a whole 6 months go by without them asking for it. I don’t really buy the kids a lot, but birthday parties and Christmas and with 5 kids…you know how that adds up. So, we don’t have a ton of clothes, toys, crap, because it’s just too much work to keep it all organized. And they will play with fewer toys more than they will play with tons of toys. Just watch…put everything away but 5 things and all of a sudden you will see them “LOVE ” those things.

That goes for MY stuff to: if you don’t LOVE it, and it’s just taking up space, get rid of it.
ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
In the kitchen most especially…every appliance you don’t use, bowl, tupperware, etc…how many spatulas do you need?…and don’t use the “I might use it one day” excuse…if you don’t use it OFTEN, get rid of it. If you miss it terribly, and you regret getting rid of it so bad and mourn for it’s loss, then buy another one. That’s what stores are for. If you have trouble with this, read the book, “It’s All Too Much” by Peter Walsh…excellent!

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 63: crafty kiddo/ 20 questions to ask every year on (or near) your child’s birthday!

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20 questions* : answered by Morgan Elle Johnson, February 1st, 2012

1. What is your favorite colorpink
2. What is your favorite toy? Elmo
3. What is your favorite fruit? Apples
4. What is your favorite tv show? Despicable Me
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Mac and Cheese
6. What is your favorite outfit? this one (black shirt, paisley print leggings, flower clip, and silver flats)
7. What is your favorite game? playing with sister Hayden
8. What is your favorite snack? how about treats for a cracker
9. What is your favorite animal? little giraffe
10. What is your favorite song? Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
11. What is your favorite book? Arthur’s Family Vacation by Marc Brown
12. Who is your best friend? Mora from Preschool
13. What is your favorite cereal? Rice Crispies
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? play with flower experiments
15. What is your favorite drink? applesauce
16. What is your favorite holiday? playing in snow with a Snowman (Christmas time)
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? usually Hayden wakes me up at night-time
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Rice Crispies
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Rice Crispies
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Cinderella 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

http://reavespartyofthree.blogspot.com/2011/06/morgan-3-years-20-questions.html

Source: reavespartyofthree.blogspot.com via Karie on Pinterest

• Project: day 63: crafty kiddo/ 20 questions to ask

every year on (or near) your child’s birthday!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (we did about 3 different takes since Morgan was a touch distracted… wanted a sucker, wanted to do each thing I was asking her in the video, you name it 😉
• Would I do it again? I will definitely do this every year, unfortunately I didn’t think about this for Hayden at age 3, or Pinterest wasn’t available to spark my creativity, but hey, I’m staring now! I will be making an album/scrapbook with some photos from her birthday as well as these questions and answers, hopefully soon!
• What I would do differently: nothing that I can think of quite yet!! 😉
• Items used: flip video camera and my sweet little Morgan who just turned 3!
Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 61: fashionable momma/ casual day party outfit!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: day 61: fashionable momma/ casual day party outfit!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, it’s such a classic jeans outfit that you can really do anywhere and never goes out of style!
• What I would do differently: Dress it up even more for a date night with some fun jewelry!
• Items used: Gap shirt, Joe’s jeans, J-Crew belt, Sosie bracelet
Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 56: crafty kiddos/ a visit from the tooth fairy/ fairy dust/ free printable gift certificate, tooth chart, and a special note/poem from the tooth fairy!

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MY TAKE:

FROM PINTEREST:

Source: hammertown.com via Karie on Pinterest

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Project: day 56: crafty kiddos/ a visit from the tooth fairy/ fairy dust/ free printable gift certificate, tooth chart, and a special note/poem from the tooth fairy!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, I think she will love it! I’ll be updating this post tomorrow with her take on it all!
• What I would do differently: nothing I can think of right now!
• Items used: free printable tooth fairy certificates and tooth charts (click on pictures above to link you to the site), our own craft glitter (from Target), fiskars round edge paper cutter
until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 55: get crafty/ minnie mouse birthday party easy decor flower add-ons for cutlery and napkin holder, picture frame, and cupcake stand!

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MY TAKE:

FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 55: get crafty/ minnie mouse birthday party easy decor flower add-ons for cutlery and napkin holder, picture frame, and cupcake stand!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! ALl were such a very quick and simple way to tie in your birthday theme with things that you already have.
  • What I would do differently: nothing really, except to do it to more things!
  • Items used: cupcake stand & polka-dot flowers and ribbons (Michael’s), black frame (Hobby Lobby)

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂