Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You're So Cool Valentine

It's is February.  Time for some more classroom valentines. Every year I stress that I am officially out of valetine ideas. One of my favorite ways to spark ideas is to hit my stores party aisle. I peruse around and just let my brain wonder. This year I found these sunglasses and immediately jumped on the emoji band wagon. I made these You're So Cool emoji valentines.

Whew. One more classroom valentine done.

I have four classroom valentines to make this year. It will be the first and only time I will have four to make. Next year Oldest will be in Middle School and will be too cool to hand out valentine's.  I have already shared his tweenage approved Valentine for this year over at Skip To My Lou.

But today it is all about this valentine, which Little is not too cool for. In fact, he is just the right amount of cool.

I found these sunglasses at The Mart (Walmart if you don't know my lingo) in the party department. They were super affordable.

I made up this valentine using PicMonkey, and made it available in a pdf.

I attached the sunglasses with a little thread and some tape on the back. These were super fun, super easy, and very kid approved. Short, sweet and to the valentine point.

Download You're So Cool Valentine HERE.

Two down, two to go.

Do you need more classroom valentine ideas? Check out this post of Boy-Approved Valentines.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Super Easy Baby Blanket

This is one of the easiest baby blankets you will ever make. Seriously, I was done with this blanket in under 30 minutes. Plus with all the cute selections of super soft flannel that are available the possibilities and combinations are endless.

My brother and his wife just had a brand new baby girl. She is their fourth child but their first girl. She is tiny and beautiful. I found this London themed fabric a few weeks ago and fell in love. In anticipation for this new little bundle of joy I snatched it right up.

Seriously! Just look at all the cute little details on this fabric. I like to imagine that little picture-taking tourist is me. I have always wanted to go to England.

This fabric just solidified that. I mean I am sure I will be surrounded by jolly fellows in gingham suits and dapper bow ties. Don't burst my bubble.

Anywho, I picked a coordinating black and white print to go on the back. Perfection people.

So just how easy is this Super Easy Baby Blanket?

Well, here is what you need:

1 yard each of coordinating flannel fabrics
coordinating thread

How do you make it:

-Trim off selvage, and make the fabric even.

-Lay the fabrics on top of each other, right sides touching. Pin. Sew around the edges with 1/2 " seam allowance. Leave a 3-4" opening to turn out.

-Turn out. Press. Sew around the edge with a 1/4" allowance. I use a larger stitch to add a fun detail. I used 3.5. Make sure the hole you left earlier is properly sewn shut.

-Mark the middle.
-Sew a rectangle, or you can get creative. I sewed a heart. Doing this keeps the fabric from shifting.

The blanket is DONE.

See, I told you it was easy. SUPER easy to be exact.

Now it is all ready to go and cuddle with my newest little niece. Ack! I wish I were there to snuggle her, but I guess this blanket will have to do it for me.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Double Chocolate Oreo Skillet Brownies

We are almost done with the first month of the year, which means that you have in all likelihood earned yourself a cheat day. A whole month of sticking to your New Year's Resolution calls for a celebration of sorts.

A brownie celebration to be exact. When I want to celebrate, I always do so with brownies. So basically I am saying that you should probably too.

Since I am recommending a cheat day, I would suggest you do it with these Double Chocolate Oreo Skillet Brownies.

This is the kind of dessert that is SO easy to make you can basically just throw it together. Bake it. Slap some ice cream on top, and eat. Heck you can even forgo the plates and just dig in family style to the skillet's itself.

Plate. Skillet. Either way, it is delicious. In fact, Oldest informed me, "If Heaven had a taste, it would taste like these."

Can't argue with that son. Can't argue with that.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

You Are SODA The Best Valentine

Today I am over at Skip To My Lou sharing this fun and easy tweenage boy approved classroom Valentine. Go over, grab the printable, and say hi!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Boy Approved Valentine T-shirts

Earlier this week I shared 15 Boy Approved Valentines. Today I am sharing a round up of Boy Approved Valentine T-shirts.

As a Mom of all boys, I know first hand how hard it can be to come up with fun holiday shirts that are boy approved. Especially Valentine's Day shirts. I mean how does one put all that lovey dovey stuff into a cool, somewhat masculine shirt just right for a little man.

Years ago I decided I was just going to make my own shirts for them. It has been fun coming up with different boy approved valentine shirts. I have also found a lot of other cute shirts out there for boys. So I rounded them all up in this post.

You're welcome.

Some are shirts you can DIY yourselves and a few are ones you could buy. Make or buy, they are all cute...er, uh I mean studly.

Just Another Day in Paradise

The Crafted Sparrow via Classy Clutter
Sugar Bee Crafts

Just Another Day in Paradise 

Just Another Day in Paradise 

Just Another Day in Paradise 

Just Another Day in Paradise 

Newly Woodwards  

Just Another Day in Paradise 

Happy Go Lucky 

Small Friendly 

The Gap

Born Fabulous Kids

Our 5 Loves

Man there are some pretty awesome boy valentine shirts out there. I have some major inspiration for this years shirts and I am excited to share them with you in the next week. Woot!! 


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