Monday, March 26, 2012

Crafty Kids ~ April ~

April's Crafty Kids project will have the kiddos creating treasure boxes.  These sturdy boxes with magnetic closures can be created to perfectly suit your child's room.  The boxes measure 6 3/8" x 2 1/8" x 4 3/8".  The sample box was created using "girly" papers and embellishments but the boys will be just as awesome using "boyish" papers and embellishments.  The colors of the projects will vary depending on the request of each child.

April's workshop will be held on Sunday April 15th and fees need to be in no later than Friday March 30th so that I have time to get the items ordered.  


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Chore Charts

I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the chore charts!  Grant uses his all the time and I rarely have to remind him about his chores anymore.  I shared the picture of Grant's chart and had a friend who requested 2 chore charts for her children.  They can be customized to meet your needs.   Let me know if you're interested in purchasing one or want help to make one :)

Crafty Kids ~ March ~

The workshop project for March for Crafty Kids was monogrammed canvases.  I cut out the letter, the kiddos punched out the shapes and designed their canvas.  There was a full house for Crafty Kids this month ... 13 kids!    I finally remembered to pull out the camera during the first session ... and forgot for the second one :(   

Emily & Taylor busy working on their projects :)

Sheri helping Bre with her canvas (or should I say Sheri making Bre's canvas)

The final (still wet) product from Bre & Wilson

I made Averi's and Grant added his own touches to his

Grant showing off his monogram canvas from Crafty Kids :)

Next month we will be creating treasure boxes.  I'll be making a sample in the next few days and I'll get pictures posted :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Grant's Chore Board

Our lives just got a whole lot more hectic since Averi arrived.  Keeping on top of Grant about his chores has moved way down on my list of priorities simply for the fact that I'm so preoccupied with other duties now.  I combined a few different ideas that I have seen used for chore charts and came up with this one for Grant.  The paper is entirely under glass so he can use a dry erase marker on it and easily wipe it off.  He is very excited about his new chore chart and I'm hoping that it helps remind him of his responsibilities.

These can be customized with any color scheme and made to fit the specific chores/responsibilities that your child has.  If you're interested in having one made, they're $20 each or 2 for $35.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Time to get organized!

The older Grant gets, the more hectic our schedule becomes!  I modified this idea that was found on Pinterest to fit our family's needs.  It's our meal planner/daily schedule.  The meals are written out on magnets and I have placed magnets in the top left corner of each day.  I could write out the meals but this way I don't have to try to remember the different recipes/meals that my family likes and it will ensure that we don't eat the same few meals over and over.  I was quite surprised ... by the time I wrote the meals out, we have over 40 different dishes!  The bottom 4 frames are perfect for jotting down reminders :)

**For the record, this was NOT our actual meal plan ... we didn't have 2 tuna dishes in the same week :)  **

I have had quite a few people ask about making a frame.  I am going to set up a night for people to come over to make their own.  You supply your own frame and the cost will be $5.00 to cover the paper and use of supplies :)  Let me know if you're interested :)