Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Time Bingo

I'm so excited to be here! I'm Krista and I blog over at While He Was Napping. It's been my little corner of the blogosphere since 2010. I have three little boys that keep me busy and a husband that keeps me sane and grounded. I am usually wading around in a sea of Tonka trucks, Thomas trains and Hot Wheels. While He Was Napping is my little island in that sea of testosterone where I get to escape into fun recipes, kid's activities, digital design and maybe even a sprinkle of glitter.


It's been getting warmer around here and the trees are even starting to blossom. This is my favorite time of year in the desert. Everything is pretty and green... well, there's a little more green and a little less brown. The temperatures aren't so high that you have to stay inside during the day; the evenings are a nice mix of chilly and just right while the mornings are just brisk enough to make you grateful for the sunshine. Spring. I think this is probably my kids' favorite time of the year too. We get to play outside: ride bikes, go to the park, eat ice cream on the porch swing. We are gearing up for Spring Break and I can't wait to have less structure in our lives for a few days to just enjoy this gorgeous spring. springtime bingo We also love games. So, to combine two of our favorite things of the moment, I made up a game for my kiddos. Spring Bingo. We've been playing it the last couple days and it's perfect for my 3 and 5.5 year olds. Because it's picture matching, my 3 year old can play by himself and my 5 year old still enjoys the game too. Spring Bingo If you would like to get your own copy of the Spring Bingo game, you can download the PDF, save it to your computer and then print. The files are formatted to 8.5x11" and you'll need Adobe Reader to access them. Don't worry it's free and you can download it if you don't have it already. There are three different game board styles and a sheet of bingo cards. Print all the pages, cut the cards apart (laminate them, if you want) and then find some fun markers to use. We used cheerios and my boys played for about 20 mins in an endless version of the game. They loved it!



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sweet Orange Julius


One of my favorite spring (and summer) drinks is Orange Julius. I remember making this sweet Orange Julius as a kid and sitting in the warm sun drinking it. It is so easy to make and of course I love how sweet it tastes.




Orange Julius Recipe

1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate
6-8 ice cubes
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend in a blender until ice is completely crushed and has a smooth consistency.

Enjoy!


*You can change the consistency by altering the water with out affecting the flavor too much. 



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Printable



Hi everyone! I'm Britney from The Princess & Her Cowboys and I'm excited to share this fun printable with you today! For many people, winter hit pretty hard and at some points it can seem like the snow will never melt. We haven't really had a winter here, only a few storms which is unusual for Utah. One of my favorite things is when you can see the first buds of spring all around you; flower shoots, birds chirping, leaves growing on the trees. There are so many words that you can associate with spring and so I thought I would share this printable with you!

The colors and words can bring up a bunch of different memories for you, like dancing out in the rain or smelling the new tulips and daffodils that have broken through!
Spring Printables l The Princess & Her Cowboys  

I love spring because it's kind of like a refresher of a new year. It's not quite the "create resolutions" time of year but kind of a break after a long winter. What is your favorite thing about spring? Britney loves to read, write and play sports. Hiking, traveling and hanging out with family are some of her other passions. She loves to share sewing tutorials, easy recipes and other tidbits she's learned along the way over at The Princess & Her Cowboys. Make sure to stop by and say hi! 



 



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bloom Where You Are Planted Sign


Hey Everyone! This is Summer from Summer Scraps and I am so excited to be here today! Over on my blog you can find all kinds of crafts and recipe ideas. Today I am get to share a Spring idea with you. Spring is here and one of my favorite things about Spring time is the flowers! I love the phrase "Bloom where you are planted". So I thought this would be the perfect time of year to create a sign using this phrase.
 

Bloom where you are planted

Supplies Needed:

  • Scrap Wood – I used 2×2 wood scraps (7 boards are 15″ and 2 boards are 10″).
  • 14 – 1 1/4″ screws – I predrilled the holes and then put the screws in to make sure the wood did not crack.
  • White paint
  • Flower Stencil - you can buy one or make one
  • Red and orange spray paint
  • Vinyl that says “Bloom where you are planted”
  • Tape
  • Scrap paper
Okay let’s get started! First Cut/sand your wood. Line up the 15-inch wood pieces as shown in the picture below. Screw in the two shorter pieces to add stability.

Flip your sign over and paint it white, let dry.
Once dry, tape down your flower stencil on the wood. I placed paper around the edges to make sure excess spray paint didn’t get anywhere else on the wood.
So I wanted my flower to be red with a pop of orange in the middle. So first I used the orange spray paint and I lightly sprayed around the middle section.
Next I used the red spray paint and lightly sprayed over the rest of the stencil. I lost a bit of the orange so I gave the middle a quick spray of orange in the center again.
Then I carefully removed the stencil and let it dry.
I did the words in black vinyl. I used the Brush Script font (in case you are wondering). Add your vinyl words and you’re done!
Perfect for a nice spring day, right? If you like this idea you will probably want to see how I made these cute Bunny Cupcake Toppers Bunny-cupcake-toppers

 I would love for you to come on over and visit me on my blog Summer Scraps or follow me on pinterest!


For past Spring Fling posts go here. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Easter Printable Tags


Happy Easter free printable tags for your Easter gift giving needs Hello Whatever DeeDee Wants readers! I'm Holly from Paper Crush (formerly Paisley Petal Events) and I'm excited to be here today as part of Dianna's Spring Fling series! Paper Crush is a blog and shop dedicated to making life pretty with all things paper. I participated in the bloggers Spring Fling last year by sharing a fun "Hello Spring" printable banner. Today I'm sharing some cute Happy Easter tags that actually coordinate with our Spring banner, to use for all of your Easter gift-giving needs. Hello Spring Free Printable Banner from Paisley Petal Events I always like to give little gifts or treats to friends and family for most holidays and these Happy Easter tags are perfect for just about anything! Free printable Happy Easter tags for your gift-giving needs Simply print the PDF on your color printer at home, or download and bring the file to your local office supply store (Office Depot is my personal fave!) and have them print out the tags for you. Cut out the tags with your pretty gold scissors or a paper trimmer, punch a hole in the corner of the tag and attach with coordinating ribbon to your gifts. Free printable Happy Easter tags Use the tags and attach to little candy treats or small gifts. Free printable Happy Easter gift tags in a fun and bright color scheme. Free printable Happy Easter gift tags Colorful Happy Easter free printable tags for any fun Easter treats or gifts.
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If you love to use printable for holidays as much as I do, then I know you'll love a new product and program we launched at the beginning of the year - our printable subscription program - where you get new printables delivered directly to your inbox or mailed to you each month! Click HERE for more details. Our Spring & Easter collections are perfect for this time of year!
Bright & colorful Hello Spring Printable collection to brighten up your home for Spring
Easter printable collection - perfect to help you decorate and get ready for Easter!
As I mentioned above, we re-branded from Paisley Petal Events to Paper Crush last month and would love for you to follow us on social media and check out our new online shop where we sell unique party supplies, beautiful paper & stationery products, must-have desk accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts.



Friday, March 20, 2015

Annual Spring Fling



Are you ready for spring? I am! To help kick off the spring season the annual Bloggers Spring Fling series starts Monday morning, so get ready for loads of spring fun!


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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Instagram $330 Giveaway!


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