Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year!

fun dragon mask free printable via alpha mom, created by skip to my lou

2015 is the year of the… Sheep! Lets hope that 2015 is as docile as the fluffy, peaceful sheep. Maybe I need to stop watching the news (or going online for that matter), but it seems like we could all use a break from the craziness of the past couple of years. Glass half full. When in doubt, be nice. It's not all about you, think of the herd. Go Sheep! Oh, and it's okay to give that dog who's nipping at your booty a little kick every now and then.

Last night we celebrated Chinese New Years Eve together with family and friends. Good times. Good food. We made every indulgent calorie count. So delish…

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Any big plans for the weekend? Tomorrow we'll be hanging out at my kids' basketball games and will probably go out to dinner on a less chaotic night. The hubs is good at surprising me, so we shall see when and where that is!

I'll leave you with this "nutty" valentine that I whipped together this week for my 3rd grader's class valentines. I found these realistic-looking peanut erasers in the Target dollar aisle bins last year. They were 4 for $1… Gotta love a good deal. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Make // Minecraft Valentines - Free Printable

My six year old loves Minecraft, so this year we decided to make Minecraft Valentine's Day cards for his class. I kept it simple with swords for the boys and hearts for the girls-- All in the pixelated-Minecraft theme of course!

Perler Beads lend themselves perfectly for this. I have to admit that I kind of like working with them-- slow, pedantic and somewhat relaxing if you're not in a rush.  I had a bit of practice with Perler Beads when we threw a Minecraft-themed birthday party last summer (details HERE). 

You can obviously do a lot more with Perler Beads and the Minecraft theme-- Minecraft Creepers, Steves and Mobs, etc. If you're looking for more design ideas, check out these Perler Bead cupcake picks.

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