Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Treats

Do you need a LAST minute Halloween treat for your child's class? your own students? Neighbors? Friends? 

These can be used for ANYONE 
& are super CuTe 
& super easy!!

Genius Halloween Treat for the Kiddos- they have 15 packs of them at the dollar store!! Parents can keep an eye on them when it's dark- and what kid doesn't like glow sticks!?!!

I doing these for Aubrey's class this year! They have packs of 5 glow sticks at the Dollar Tree! :)

Easy Party Favor Using Cupcake Liner and Clear Treat Bag, adaptable for any holiday or occasion

Halloween Marshmallow treat bags

Marshmallow Ghosts:
These are cute and easy here is what you need:
.  Pretzel bags
.  Black permanent marker
.  Bag of mini marshmallows (one bag made approx 10 ghosts)
.  Some cute holiday ribbon

FREE Halloween printables
{Download HERE}

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Print these bag toppers. 
Add some treats to a sandwich bag, then staple the bag toppers to the bag. 
WA-LAH...super cute treat!

TREAT your teachers! FREE TAGS

{Blooms Design HERE}

I'm making these for Aubrey's teachers with candy & a gift card! 

Hope ya'll have a great Halloween Week!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chevron Wall

{More Pictures to computer is being weird for the moment.}

I have been pondering what to do on the walls in Aubrey's bedroom. The colors we have in her room are gray with accents colors of navy and green. We wanted it to be girly, but she's getting older and when our family expands--we didn't know if that would stay as her room. So we wanted a color scheme that would be flexible, and I am obsessed with navy!---so here we are! From the picture can definitely see we needed some color! So we decided to conquer a CHEVRON wall.

Paint (We used Indigo Cloth in Satin by Valspar)
Small Roller
Paint Tray
Painter's Tape
Chalking String
Measuring Tape
Level (Straight Edge)
Tarp/Sheet on the floor

I started by measuring the height and width of the wall. Then I tried to find a number of columns and rows that would definitely neatly into the measurements of the wall. 
My measurements were: 
Height: 105"
Width: 130.5"

So I decided on 6 columns because 130.5/6= 21.75" and I could mark that on a measuring tape. Then, I chose 5 rows because 105/5=21". I then drew this on a sheet on paper to give me an idea how it would look on the wall. After drawing the columns and rows on the paper, then you just draw a diagonal to create the chevron pattern. 

Next, it was time to take the paper to the wall. Yikes! I used a level to mark my measurements on the wall. (I was doing this by myself, so a measuring tape was difficult to keep sturdy by myself.) I mark off 6 columns that were each 21.75" and 5 rows that were 21". Then I took my chalking string, and taped it to the top of the wall on the mark I just made to create the lines of the columns. 

Once again, I taped it because I was by myself. Yes ladies, you can do this one by yourself!! 
 After I had all 6 column's lines, then I proceeded to do the same thing with the rows. I taped the chalking string to one side, pulled it to the mark on the opposite side, pulled tight, an popped the string to create the lines. In the end, I had 30 almost squares. 

Then, I took the level or straight edge and connected the corners of the "squares" with a diagonal. Each column's diagonals go the same direction to help you keep track. 

Next, I taped off the chevron. I used a blue colored pencil to place a mark on the blue spaces to help remember which ones would be blue. In order to tape it off correctly, you need to place the tape on the "blank" side of the diagonal. 

Now...all that is left is to paint! This is when my husband arrived home--for the easy part :)--and we brushed the lines & rolled the inside of the chevron!! 

We were THRILLED how it turned out!! Now one of these days....we will get to finishing the white walls with day! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Command Center

Command Center...what is a command center? This is what my husband was asking me when I asked him to paint a wall in our kitchen with chalkboard paint! :)

Now, it has become part of our daily routine! 

I went through many items to put on ours, and have finally found the items we need to fit our lifestyle! Along I am SURE it will change again! :)

Our Command Center includes:

-Monthly calendar (I print a few months ahead so I can see upcoming months as well.)

I'm keeping my eyes open for their 2015 calendar to be released! :)

-Weekly Calendar (This one is inside a frame for us to use as a dry erase.)

-Weekly Menu (I only plan for dinners, do this menu was perfect for us because I didn't need lunch and breakfast on it. It also has a shopping list, which is awesome!)

                                                                    {Found HERE}

-To Do List

-Attachable Bar for mail and other papers.

-Section for each family member for important reminders

I'm super excited to finally find a format that works for us! It definitely took many tries! 

How to you keep your family organized? 

What would you add I the command center? (One thing I want to add is a place to store chalk and dry erase markers.)