Wednesday, August 13, 2014

uh-mason school year

I am in complete denial -  I can not believe summer is over!!! I took the last few weeks off from blogging so I could recover from our AMAZING family vacation and the CRAZY carnival birthday party. As much as I am trying to not face it, summer is done and two of my kiddos will be starting kindergarten.  In between my panic attacks and crying spells I thought I would do a quick post on what we put together for the kids to take their teachers on the first day.

This is super easy to put together and I included two different choices for the label. If you are like me and you only have a black and white printer I created one that you can print from home last minute on some cute paper.
Here are some items that we thought of to  put in our jars:
-post it notes
- a few of my favorite ink pens in fun colors
- mints
- gum
- A few packets of Emergen-c ( A must for a teacher and all the back to school germs!)

I hope you all enjoy your kiddos first day of school!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Carnival Party: Part One - The Favors

Months ago when we were planning our family vacation and booked it to come home the day before C and E's birthday I thought it was a great idea. I would set up everything before we leave come back the day before the party and do finishing touches. Sounded great then, it's a totally CRAZY idea now! I am a mad woman trying to get everything done for the party and pack for our trip. I wanted to do one quick post before we leave for vacation to share some exciting Picmonkey news and of course to give you away a freebie!
I was busy working on the invitations and thank you tags on Picmonkey when something just barely caught my eye. I thought I would mention it in case you might have missed it! As if Picmonkey wasn't FANTASTIC before, now you can use any of the fonts that you have on your computer. There have been so many times when I wished I could use a font I owned. Will wish no longer... it has come true.

If you are creating something or editing a photo on Picmonkey and click the "T" all the fonts open up. Now up at the top there is tab that you can click on that says "Yours". If you click on that all of your fonts on your computer will open up! So exciting!!!! I have already been dreaming of all the other things I can create and make.

Until I can make something else, I thought I would share with all of you the thank you tags I created for the big carnival party coming up. I spotted these adorable bags at Michaels in the dollar bin. I opted to fill the bags with sidewalk chalk and a lollipop since we will be out of town before the party and I wanted one more thing crossed off my to-do list.

Don't worry we didn't forget about favors for the adults. Adults will be going home with a box of fresh homemade caramel corn. It will be a long night making the caramel corn, but our recipe is so good and worth it.