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Washi Tape Gift Tags December 21, 2013

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Washi Tape Gift Tags

Washi Tape has become my newest obsession!  I love this stuff!  There are so many fun things to do with it.  I even have a “washi tape” board on my Pintrest site.  Because I am the queen of making things more difficult than they need to be when I’m a mother of young children, I decided it would be fun to make my own gift tags this year.

Don’t get me wrong they have been so fun to make, but it has usually been about 9:30 at night when I sit down to make them!  They are cute, though, right?

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Gift Tags (either bought or cut on the Cricut – I cut mine using the Art Philosophy Cartridge)

Christmas Washi Tape

Red and White Baker’s Twine


Washi Tape

I bought this Christmas Washi Tape from Pick Your Plum on a whim!  They had a deal on Thanksgiving Day so how could I resist.  My favorites were the “Merry Christmas” and “Green & White Chevron ones”!

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I just jumped in and got creative with the tape.  Here are a few examples.

Gift Tag Collage

Here’s how they look on the gifts.  On my wrapped gifts I opted for these cute tags rather than adding bows (that always fall off anyway).  I hope people enjoy them!  I may have found my new thing.  I see having a big stack of these tags on hand to use all throughout the year.


The 12 Days of Christmas – Student to Teacher December 20, 2013

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We celebrated Will’s kindergarten teacher, Mrs. T., with 12 gifts for Christmas.  It was so much fun to bring something each day.  I think his teacher enjoyed seeing what she was going to get each day, too!

I found this fun idea from “A Bushel and a Peck”.  Please visit this blog to see how she put the gifts together.  You can also get a free printable of the labels to attach to each gift.

Clipboard Collage

1st Day:  Clipboard

“For the 1st day Christmas,
something for you to use,
I’m giving you this clipboard,
so your papers you won’t lose!”

This is the day I went all out for.  I bought a small clipboard and added some magic to it with some craft paint, ribbon and washi tape.  It was quick and turned out pretty cute.

2nd Day:  2 Red Sharpies

2nd Day of Christmas

3rd Day:  3 binder clips

3rd Day of Christmas

4th Day:  4 dry erase markers

“For the 4th day of Christmas
Dry-eraser markers come in four…
As my Kdg teacher,
You really help me soar!”

4th Day of Christmas

5th Day:  Popcorn

5th Day of Christmas

6th Day:  6 packets of cocoa

6th Day of Christmas

7th Day:  7 packs of gum

7th Day of Christmas

8th Day:  8 paper clips

8th Day of Christmas

9th Day:  9 Candy Canes

9th Day of Christmas

10th Day:  10 magnets

10th Day of Christmas

11th Day: Pencils

11th Day of Christmas

12th Day:  12 Apples with Caramel Dip

“For the 12th day of Christmas,
12 apples you’ll find in here,
I wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!!”

So, I forgot to take a picture of the 12th Day’s gift — oops!



November Tidbits December 13, 2013

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November Tidbits

November Tidbits — better late than never, right?

1.  I just love this picture of my boys!  I took it on Thanksgiving Day before we left for the festivities.  These two really have a love for each other.  Will has really taken to the job of big brother and more times than not helps out his brother, shares with him and shows him affection.  I’m soaking in every moment of this sibling LOVE!

2. & 3.  Bennett continues to grow and develop so quickly.  His language is growing everyday.  We have really noticed how much he understands lately.  He is able to understand and follow a one-step direction.  His new words are “mine” and “apple” (a-poo!).  He has taken to playing trains a little bit – here you see him standing in the middle of the track.  We are slowly weaning him off the binkie, but he does love that thing.

4.  Chris and I had the wonderful opportunity to be chaperons for the Sounds Like Love music festival in Minnesota the second weekend in November.  We brought a group of about 25 high school youth to the weekend Christian music festival.  They were such a fun group.  The concert they put together under the direction of John Jacobson was great!

5.  This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with Chris’s mom’s side of the family.  We had quite a large group so we held the festivities at the local bowling center.  Here is a picture of the big spread everyone put together.  It was a day full of wonderful food, family, bowling and football.  Later, we went to my parents’ house to see my mom’s side of the family and have another piece of pie 😉

6.  This is a picture of the line that Chris and I stood in at Wal-Mart Thanksgiving night.  It was actually well-orchestrated there and we were in and out within an hour and came home with a voucher for an i-pad mini!

7.  The day after Thanksgiving I joined my sister-in-law and mother-in-law for our traditional shopping adventure.  We had a blast and knocked out quite a few gifts on the list.  That night we bundled up and went to the Parade of Lights Downtown.  It was fun, but cold!

8.  The last day of November we took some time to put up our Christmas tree and other decorations.  Will helped a little by putting on a few ornaments.  Will has really matured this month with being dropped off at school and managing his behavior on the playground.  His big thing this month was making Bey Blades out of Legos.  His creativity amazes me sometimes!  He is definitely ready for Christmas and has been counting down.


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