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Monday, May 21, 2012

FREE "Smart Cookie" Graduation Party Printables

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Well, the school year is almost over! Woohoo!!! I love the summer. I love having my kids at home with me for 3 months. Such a relaxed feeling. No vigorous schedules, no homework. Just play. Keeps us happy:)

My 11 year old, who we like to call Little Mouse, is graduating 5th grade. Next year she moves on to middle school. The whole thing scares me, but for now this is a momentous occasion so we will celebrate. Because she is a SMART COOKIE! I made these party printables below in honor of my Little Mouse. She loves the color blue so that was the obvious color choice for these party decorations. I plan on having a little graduation bash the last day of school with just our family. My sister will be in town to celebrate with us. And I'll make Little Mouse's favorite cookies, chocolate chip cookies and homemade Oreo cookies.

I'm sharing these printables with all of you out in blogland to celebrate your graduate. Whether they are moving from 5th to 6th, or graduating high school. We must celebrate the little things. That's what makes life so much fun!

Click on the image below to get your FREE smart cookie printable party pack.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

FREE Printable Baseball Water Bottle Labels

Well, it's baseball season...yay!  We love baseball and softball in my family.  The kids are very involved.  With four kids it sure does make for a tiring busy fun spring.  :)

This week I am in charge of after game treats for my son's baseball team.  Why not Cracker Jacks?  Take me out to the ball game....

 I picked up some mini bottled water to go with.  To make it more festive I created some water bottle labels to celebrate a great game.

You can pick up these water bottle labels for your team as well.  Just click the picture below to download.  Enjoy!!

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Readathon Treat Tags - Free Printable

Tomorrow is Dr. Suess' birthday. That's a big deal in our house. We loooove Dr. Suess. And at my daughter's school they are having a readathon. They go to school in their pjs and read all day long. Sounds fun, eh? I wish I could do that. :)

I did some looking around online for a treat or simple snack to share with her classmates. I didn't want anything messy or greasy because it may get on their books. Then I found this...

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Soooo cute!! I got some gummy worms and filled some small bags. Then I created our own tags to go with.

Here they are...
I created a PDF file of these tags to share with you. You can download them --> HERE. I think these little treats will be a success in my daughter's class. Can't wait to pass them out!!
If you use these tags let me know by leaving a comment. I'd love to see them. And I give my permission to PIN these as well. Just don't pin the first picture because it's not mine.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Granola Bars

This post is orginally from my family blog and was posted last year. I am digging it up to share with my readers of this blog. It's one of my favs.

Yesterday afternoon, as Sweepea was drifting into blissful sleep in my arms, I had thoughts of Valentines and granola bars swimming in my head. Valentines Day is around the corner (it's one of my favorite holidays...and not just because its an excuse to eat chocolate :) and I have lots of Valentines crafts I want to try. Granola bars crept into my mind because I have been craving them. It's been a while since I whipped up a batch.

So I am rocking back and forth, enjoying my moment with Sweepea, listening to the quiet, when a thought popped into my head. What if I made heart shaped granola bars? I have a heart cookie cutter. I wonder if that would work. I placed Sweepea on my bead, covered her with her fleece blanket, closed the door, and headed for the kitchen. I mixed up my homemade granola bar recipe. I had posted the granola bar recipe on here a while back, but here it is again. This one below has a few changes made from the original...

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a cookie sheet.

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup wheat germ

3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup unbleached flour

3/4 cup raisins, dried fruit, or mini chocolate chips

1/4 to 1/2 cup nuts (sunflowers, almonds, walnuts etc.)

**I did not use the nuts this time. I thought they might be too bulky and distort the shape. But sunflowers probably wouldn't. Or you could finely chop the nuts. I also used mini chocolate chips because of the same reason.

3/4 tsp. salt

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and had the following ingredients.

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup honey

1 egg, beaten

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together until well blended.

Place a cookie cutter shape (I used a heart) onto the greased cookie sheet. Scoop the granola mixture into the cookie cutter.

Plat it down. Make sure the granola gets into the corners. I filled mine until the granola was even with the top of the cookie cutter.

Gently lift the cookie cutter away from the granola. If you notice your cookie cutter is sticking, lightly grease it.
Keep doing this until all the granola is used. I was able to make six hearts. I place the granola hearts into the oven for 20-25 minutes. Do not over bake or they will be too hard. You know if they are done when the edges are lightly browned.

You could package a heart granola bar in a clear bag and give them to your special someone. Or better yet sew a cute valentine bag. They would enjoy the granola bar and they could keep the bag to use again.

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Monday, January 9, 2012


Well, upgrading my computer is taking a bit longer than anticipated. Who knew I had so much junk on my little laptop. But ooooh! the great things I will create when it's done.

So for now I would like to share the Valentine's tags I created last year. I featured them on my family blog, Searching Simplicity. That was before I had my shop and this blog.

Download the tags --> HERE. Cut them out, add a little ribbon, and attach to a cute pencil. Let your friends know they are the "write" one for you!!

I hope to have my computer up and running shortly. But until then...Enjoy these tags!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Just an FYI...I will be working on upgrading my computer in the next week. So Valentine goodies are being put on hold. I hope to have them in the shop by next week, but can't really guarantee it. I'm just in a wait-and-see mode.