August 31, 2012

DIY Ribbon Lanyard

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Last time we went to Disney I didn't really carry much with me - I let my husband carry it all in his wallet... but that got to be a pain when we would split up and I decided it was snack time or what not.  And of course now with fast passes I want to be able to have a place to store them and also have easy access to them.  I decided a change purse on a lanyard would be the perfect solution for me.
I purchased an adorable padded card/coin purse from A Helping Hand Bag and was pleasantly surprised to find out that they were donating ten percent of each sale in August to Hope House of North Georgia, www.hopehouseofnorthgeorgia.com, a safe place to protect vulnerable children.

August 30, 2012

What are little boys made of? #127

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August 29, 2012

Sugar & Spice #126

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It was my daughters first day of 6th grade today.  Of course we did the obligatory first day of school pictures.  You may remember last year I shared with you how I like to do "comparison photos"... here is this years:

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August 28, 2012

DIY Autograph Books!

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I'm prepping for our Disney World vacation that is coming up in October... I KNOW I have two more months, I'm a planner, remember?  Anyway, our last trip to Disney when our oldest was 5 was FILLED with meeting all sorts of characters... as was our Honeymoon trip to vacation (seriously, my husband had never been... he was a kid in a candy store - best honeymoon EVER).  We purchased the Disney Autograph book and pen last time, but there really wasn't a good way to add pictures and the book isn't cheap.  I decided this time I would make each of my kids a book that they could bring with them and fill with all of their favorite characters signatures and when we got home we could fill it with pictures of them and said characters.
This is how I created mine... for $2.60 each!

August 27, 2012

MASH - I'm bringing it back!

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Ok, not really sure it ever went away, but I'm totally bringing it back!  You all know what MASH is, right?  You know, that fortune telling game you scribbled onto a scrap piece of paper in gym class (wait, you didn't do it gym class... was that just me?) or at the lunch table.  You'd write MASH along the top (stands for Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) and then have different categories that you and your friend completed.  After the "board" was all filled in, you'd either put hash marks or draw a spiral until your friend said STOP.  Count up the marks and that is the number you use to go around the board, crossing off everything until you had only one item under each category... that then told the player who they would marry, how many kids they would have, where they would live, etc.

August 26, 2012

A Duct Tape Craft Round-Up!

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After sharing my duct tape wallet and finding the duct tape purse and wedding dress, I was inspired to do a round-up of other fun, and amazing, duct tape crafts!
 
Check these out:
 Duct Tape Laptop Sleeve by nelliebellie via Madigan Made.

August 25, 2012

Link Party Wrap-Up

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My, oh, my!  You all have been busy beavers this last week!  The links to this weeks parties really had me excited!  Check out a few of my favs:
 This Curious George Party by One Thrifty Chick is seriously the cutest!  All the little details just MAKE the party... and you REALLY need to click over to see what a sport the birthday boys Dad was - guarantee it will bring a smile to your face.

August 24, 2012

Bright Red Duct Tape Wallet

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My nephews 10th birthday was yesterday and when I asked his mom what he wanted for a gift she said she really didn't have a clue.  He has everything he needs, so what do you get a kid that has everything?
 
I sat on it a few days and had decided I might just get him a gift card or do a fun cash gift.  
As I was crusing around Facebook, the chat window popped up from my SIL:

August 23, 2012

What are little boys made of? #126

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August 22, 2012

Sugar & Spice #125

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August 18, 2012

Link Party Wrap Up

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Hi Guys!  It's been hectic around my house lately!  August is a busy time for us.  Although I did take an hour to myself this morning and got a fabulous mani/pani!  Want to know a little secret?  It was my FIRST PEDICURE EVER.  No joke.  I think I'm addicted....  Anyway, I just wanted to check in to share a few favs from this week's link parties.  Hope you enjoy and thank you to everyone that linked up!
 
 I'm hoping my friend is having a boy, because I can't wait to whip up some of these totally-not-scary-but-oh-so-cute Monster Bibs from Stubbornly Crafty.

August 17, 2012

Teacher Gifts - DIY Personalized Notepad

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If you've been around here a while you may remember the note cards I made for my daughters teacher a few years back:
 Actually, I've done this for several of her teachers now and they are always a hit.  

August 16, 2012

What are little boys made of? #125

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August 15, 2012

Sugar & Spice #124

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August 13, 2012

And the voyage {of Kindergarten} begins...

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My baby boy starts Kindergarten at the end of this month.  My precious little bundle of joy that took us 8 months to conceive... that took me 22 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing to finally meet... that is just my sweetest love bug who wears his emotions on his sleeve... is starting KINDERGARTEN!  No, I cannot believe that 5 years have already come and gone, but I know one thing. He is 100% ready to start his school career.  We have been practicing hair styles, gone school shopping and have talked about what he can expect.  The count down calendar has been hung and we are prepared.  And of course, that includes his first foray into the first day of school photo shoot!
Because this is his first year I won't be able to do a "check out last year's first day of school" photo like I do for his sister, so I decided we would start his career off with a "1st Day of Kindergarten" sign.
 

August 12, 2012

ORGANIZATION: READER SUBMITTED

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I love when my readers share something they tried after seeing it here on seven thirty three.
It is the greatest compliment for a blogger!  
Diary of a Mad Crafter sent me a picture of her linen closet that she tackled after seeing what I did with mine, and it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy Creating! ~Kim
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Family Time - It's Great Medicine!

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{We spent yesterday on our friends boat fishing and kayaking.
Gorgeous day and the kids caught lots of itty bitty fish - great catch and release day!}

I love spending quality time with my family.  Whether we are hanging at home or out and about.  We've been doing a lot of extra family time the last few weeks, so I just haven't had crafting time, which I am OK with.  Of course that means I have less fodder for this here ole bloggy blog.
 

August 9, 2012

Link Party Wrap Up!

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Below are a few of my fav's from this weeks link parties.
googiemomma made her daughter, yes - made, this adorable vintage inspired dress.  It is "floofy" and  poofy and loads of fun to spin it!  Head on over to see how she created it!

What are little boys made of? #124

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August 8, 2012

Sugar & Spice #123

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August 7, 2012

Why I love my backyard space...

patio furniture
{My back deck with my patio furniture that I absolutely LOVE!  It is super solid and HEAVY, so no blowing over and definitely no shattering like our last glass top table.  Now I just need an outdoor rug for underneath it.}

As I mentioned in my last backyard oasis post, my husband built us a lovely new back deck.  At that point we were still in the process of stripping the stain so hadn't had our patio furniture out yet.  I am excited to say that trying process is over and our furniture is out and getting lots of use!  We love to eat family dinners at our patio table on warm, breezy evenings.  I spend lots of time in our lounger watching the kids swim, while I read a book or just sit back and relax.

I have snuggled my babies, laughed with my grandparents and hosted lots of birthday parties in this area.  And I can't forget all the hard work my husband put in to creating this space for his family.  Coming home after a long day at the office and working on the deck as well as sacrificing two full weekends to get it completed.  I have so many memories that I will remember, and I hope my kids will too, for the rest of my life!

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August 4, 2012

HOW-TO: Prevent Photos from Being Pinned to Pinterest

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I stumbled across this great post from Practically Functional that allows you to either make your entire site non-pinnable or just individual photos, maybe one of your children or family.
Super useful!
Happy Creating! ~Kim
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August 3, 2012

Linen Closet - A Scary Situation No More!

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I have organized my linen closet once a year since moving into our home 6 years ago... but it never seems to stick.  Especially when my husband does the laundry and just tends to SHOVE all of the linens and towels anywhere he can.

August 2, 2012

Party Wrap-Up

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Here are my party favs from the link ups this week:
I love this fun little card idea - give a friend a stylish birthday greeting with this banner in a box tutorial from shaken together!

What are little boys made of? #123

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August 1, 2012

Sugar & Spice #122

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