Free, Printable 18″ Doll Accessories

As I was saying the other day – the real reason I wanted to buy a laminating machine was to craft 18″ doll accessories for Chloe’s American Girl Doll.

She has been making little pouches and packets for months now (there are several YouTube channels specifically for crafting items for dolls), and she’s been using packing tape as her laminator – brilliant, but a tad difficult for little hands…. that’s where the laminator comes in!

2022-01-22T12:36:24-05:00August 2nd, 2016|KIDS, PRINTABLES|7 Comments

100 Things 2 Do This Summer

If you’ve followed the blog over the past few years, you will have seen this “100 Things 2 Do This Summer” list – but for those of you that are new, it’s worth repeating…

Three years ago I was faced with the challenge of staying home with my kids all summer long. My employer had retired and there was no benefit to seeking other employment at the beginning of summer when I’d just have to pay out daycare expenses.

But staying home […]

2021-06-01T12:08:52-04:00June 19th, 2016|100 LISTS, KIDS, PRINTABLES|0 Comments

“Who Am I?” Printable

My friend Amazing Amy posted this poem on her Facebook feed awhile back and I absolutely LOVED it:

Who am I, you ask?

I am made from

all the people I’ve encountered

and all the things I have


Inside, I hold the laughter of my


the arguments with my parents,

the chattering of young children,

and the warmth from kind strangers.

Inside, there are stitchings from

cracked hearts,

bitter words from heated arguments,

music that gets me through

and emotions I cannot convey.

I am made from

all these people and moments.

That is who […]

2020-08-23T15:47:59-04:00May 19th, 2016|DECOR, PRINTABLES|0 Comments

Laser Tag Party

Age 10, do you believe it?

Miss Madison is now a “tween” with all the attitude and aspirations of a full-fledged teen. She has moved on from ponies to painting nails, from playing with her toys to asking Truth or Dare Questions. I know that it was bound to happen and it’s a good thing that she’s moving onto new things but my heart breaks at the thought of her taking yet another step out of my arms […]

Texting Acronyms Parents NEED to Know

Madison and I attended a course on the weekend that was intended to help tweens feel more comfortable home alone.

Granted, I’m a stay-at-home Mom, so the need doesn’t arise very often, but on those rare occasions where I want to run in and out of the grocery store without the pre-battle to get the girls to come with me, I thought it would be of value.

The afternoon session of the course had kids in one room going […]

2020-08-23T15:48:04-04:00April 10th, 2016|100 LISTS, KIDS, PRINTABLES|1 Comment

Yoga for Beginners – Start Your Spring Training

As you may (or may not) know, I’ve been doing yoga two or three times a week for just over a year now.

It was nothing I was ever interested in trying – I mean, with a rear-end the size of mine, sticking it in the air seems cruel to fellow participants, not to mention my ego. I did sit through a class or two at the gym and was mortified at both my inflexibility and appearance in yoga pants […]

2020-08-23T15:48:44-04:00March 21st, 2016|PRINTABLES|4 Comments

Clearing Clutter – 100 things you can get rid of right now

*Repost from 02/07/15 But great ideas are always in style!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a “100 List” and my friend (Amazing Amy) pointed out that since it’s the meme of the blog – perhaps it was time to post another one.

We’re post-Christmas, pre-Spring-cleaning, so the focus shifts to clearing clutter from your home.

100 Things You Can Get Rid of Right Now - printable checklist

2020-08-23T15:48:53-04:00January 30th, 2016|100 LISTS, CLEAN, ORGANIZE, PRINTABLES|22 Comments