7.25.2018

Date in a box PRINTABLES


When you’ve been with your partner for a few years, it’s important to find new ways to enjoy your time together. It’s completely normal to seek excitement, and date nights are a great way to keep things fresh and new in your relationship. Regardless of how old your relationship is, going on dates or even just spending time with each other should be a constant part of it. A different and interesting way of planning dates is by making a date night box.

Date in a box Printables


The way to begin making one of these is to first think of a theme. If you’ve been with your partner for awhile, you can use your memories and cherished experiences to find a theme that is unique to your relationship. It’s a fun way to show your partner how much you appreciate your partner and the time you’ve spent together. To help get you started, Gifts.com has come up with some ideas for your date night box, along with printables! You can use these as they are or customize them, so get ready to truly make the most out of your dates! And remember to have fun while creating new memories with your loved one.


Summer Tips from a 10 Year Old

I asked my 10 year old son to write a blog post after his school year ended and with a roll of his eyes, massive sigh and threat to not get to play xbox for the remainder of the summer, this is what he came up with...

Summer Tips from a 10 Year Old


Other than playing video games all day during the summer, I would rather...

Go camping, have fun, stay up late, watch movies, spend time with my family, explore new cultures, play with my friends, "don't get hurt", make new friends and go swimming.

The advice I'd like to give others is...don't care what people think about you, be yourself, be kind, care about others, treat each other equally and do what's best for you! Get a tan, grow up, be happy, listen to your parents, follow instructions, help with chores, don't talk back and remain calm.

Dair
Age 10

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Pretty good advice from a 10 year old but I know he'd rather be playing video games, haha!

6.11.2018

Fun and Free Kitchen Printables

These 28 free kitchen printables from Kitchen Cabinet Kings are great if you need to add a quick
decorative pop to your kitchen and/or dining area. There are many different design types to fit all
styles of kitchen, whether it’s modern, family-friendly, or rustic farmhouse.

I personally love the “Family Makes This House a Home” printable, it’s perfect for my family dining area.
Check out the other printables, download the ones you like and print them out at home or at your local
print shop. Frame them and hang them anywhere you have empty wall space.

Free Kitchen Printables - Home Decor




3.20.2018

Easter Egg Hunt Clue Printables


Spring has sprung!

I love Easter time, as it usually brings warmer weather and gorgeous flowers. Although this year, winter decided it just wasn't done sharing it's chilly white blanket with the rest of the world. No matter where you are rain or shine, may you enjoy Easter Sunday with your family.

Easter Egg Hunt Clue PRINTABLES free

After attending a celebration of CHrist's resurrection, you can go home and reiterate Jesus' promise - "I've come to give you new life and give it abundantly" - with an Easter egg hunt. Eggs represent new life and so do baby bunnies! 

Hiding Easter eggs around the yard or inside your home while keeping peeking eyes away is always a blast. My kids beg me to hide the eggs again after they've already found them all. Seeing their laughing eyes and smiles gets this Mama's heart every year. Whether you prefer to host your Easter egg hunt inside or outdoors, consider incorporating these adorable printables from Personal Creations into your Easter Sunday activities.

 FILL IN THE BLANK - Easter Egg Hunt Clue Printables
 OUTDOOR Easter Egg Hunt Clue Printables  INDOOR Easter Egg Hunt Clues Printable

(please click on each individual Easter Egg clue photo to open printable links)

My favorite printable is the fill-in the blank clues, as you can really get creative with your hiding places! What’s your favorite Easter tradition?



3.07.2018

St. Patrick's Day Word Search

Happy March y'all! The third month of the year seems to always roar in like a lion, sometimes bringing bitter cold temps and other years, sweet tiny flower buds. Whatever weather you're having I hope your March is a lucky one!

If you are looking for an activity to do with your kiddos, you've hit the jackpot! Good luck abounds as your kids work to find new words with this St. Patrick's day worksheet

St Patrick's Day Word Search - Kid Craft

For more entertaining spelling activities, go to Education.com!





2.14.2018

Valentine's Day Craft Ideas

Happy Valentine's Day 2018!

Here's a look back on some fun Valentine Day Craft Ideas I've posted on my blog for Valentine's past but now they are all wrapped up neatly in one post for you! Looking back on these makes me feel like a total slacker this year BUT I'm happy to say, I'm using all the decor I've made in the past still today! Hope you enjoy and have a LOVEly day spreading LOVE around!

Valentine Printable Tag - FREE - LeroyLime

Teacher Valentines - Valentine - LeroyLime

8 Valentine Crafts - Valentine - LeroyLime

Love Note Challenge - LeroyLime

Washi Tape LOVE card - Valentine - LeroyLime

2.05.2018

DIY Upcycled Jewelry Holder

Happy Monday!! Can't believe February has already arrived...along with some snow. I took a moment this morning to walk outside our village and soak in the peaceful cool quiet of a new day. The snow so perfectly covered every rooftop and tree in a precise blanket of unblemished white. The perfect start to my day after dropping our youngest off at kinder and before I tackle our mound of ski laundry from the weekend...but not before I've had my coffee!

One of my latest DIY projects was to figure out where to put my jewelry since I sold my jewelry armoire before we moved. If you remember, I made a smaller version of a jewelry holder for a teen that lived next to us in VA, you can see that HERE.


DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime




I guess you can say I've gotten quite a bit of use out of the doors we removed from our laundry room, since that's what I used for this project. I needed something I could set up on my dresser and not hang on the walls since most of them are hard to hang anything on here in Germany. I also wanted a splash of color in our closet, since we are renting and can't paint the walls, so I looked through my chalk paint stash and chose this lovely lavender shade.





DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime



No prep work for me, just slapped two coats on and roughed up the edges a bit with a sanding block. I dug through my hubby's tool box and found a few white hooks and cup hooks I had left over from another project and attached them around the edges. 
DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime

I'm pretty excited with how it turned out and love that it adds color and charm to our closet room. I destashed a bunch of my unworn jewelry before we moved as well, always feels good to declutter!

DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime

Here's the jewelry holder in all it's glory sitting on top of my dresser. The lighting isn't the greatest but I wanted to share how I display the rest of my jewels. I have a few trinket boxes, the brown cedar one my Dad recently made for me. The two trees I used to have on our mantle won't fit anywhere in this house, so I have them adding a bit of greenery to my jewelry set up and they double as clip holders too! How do you display your jewelry? I'd love to see, share a link in the comments or let me know your favorite part of this DIY project.

DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime

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1.21.2018

Valentine's Day Handprint Craft


With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get crafty with the little ones. From a little piggie, to an adorable monkey, Personal Creations made it easy to create Valentine’s Day crafts you can hang on the wall or gift to Grandma and Grandpa!



Print a template of your child's favorite animal, and have them stick their hand in washable paint. Then apply their hand on the template to create the outline of an animal. Once dry, help them complete the craft by cutting out and gluing additional pieces to the animal. With just a few basic materials and a tiny handprint, help your little one create a masterpiece this Valentine's Day! Handprints are such a sweet treasure to share, as we all know just how quickly our little ones grow up. Happy crafting!