Shamrock Wreath & Lucky Blocks {from the archives}

For anyone who may have missed it last year, here is my Scrappy St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Wreath. It is still one of my fave things I’ve made, so here we go…

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I wanted to have a cute St. Patrick’s Shamrock wreath. I am part Irish for heaven’s sake. Did you know that my ancestor was the one who kidnapped St. Patrick?! Anyway, I saw Char’s great idea for using hearts to make a shamrock shape, but I decided I am way too lazy to cut out that many felt circles. So, I combined that idea with this fabric scrap wreath idea and we had a winner!

Here’s my adorable Scrappy St. Patrick’s Shamrock Wreath

Why scrappy? Well for one thing it uses fabric scraps, but I also used a scrap of styrofoam packaging to make my hearts. So, ya wanna know how I did it? Here ya go!

Supplies needed: (lots of supplies but you probably have most of them at home)

  • Styrofoam packaging (or 4 hearts from a craft store)
  • Serrated knife
  • Piece of paper for heart template
  • Marker or pen
  • Measuring device
  • Scissors
  • Two colors Green Fabric (I think I used about 1/2 yard total)
  • White Glue
  • Pen or pencil
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments

1. Measure 4 equal parts of foam and cut in to pieces. Use paper template and trace edges on foam with marker lid. I just dented the foam with the lid around the template so marker would not show.

2. Cut the foam with your knife. Cut your fabric in to 2 inch squares.

3. Put some glue in a bowl. Put a fabric square over the tip of your pen and dip in the glue. Then, stab the pen in to the styrofoam. This will make a little “flower” out of the fabric square. Repeat, alternating colors to give it more dimension.

4. Once all your hearts are covered hot glue the edges together. I thought it looked kind of like a blob at this point, so I added a little stem.

5. I did not like the white edges showing, so I hot glued some ribbon around the edges. Then, I tied a bow and hot glued it to the back to hang the wreath from.

6. I added an embellishment from the scrapbook section that says “Lucky you” to break up the green blob.

I couldn’t let the St. Patty’s Day decor stop at the door. I made these adorable Lucky wood blocks at Amanda’s craft night. I’m so lucky to have awesome friends!


Goodbye February…Hello March!

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YW Lesson 8: Eternal Families


I found this amazing Celestial Airline lesson plan idea from Cher Castle via Sugardoodle. She has super cute printables for tickets and handouts and even provides a lesson outline to keep the theme going with the lesson material.

At one point she recommends having a suitcase to write What kind of things should we pack so we can enjoy eternal life?” (Examples-baptism, temple, repentance, scripture study, family etc.)

I found a perfect suitcase outline and made them to print two to a page so I figured I would share. Just click the image to make it big enough to print.




Suitcase image credit

I also decided to add in a water bottle (since that is something that can’t go with you through security) to write the things that we need to leave behind and try not to do to have an eternal family relationship. Here’s a printable page.


water bottle credit

I used to be a flight attendant so I am going to wear my flight attendant cardigan, but I was not sure where my wings were. So, I combined a couple of images to make my own Celestial Airline wings that I will wear. I’m also going to give them all wings with their handout.


Wings photo credit
Temple charm photo credit

Click the image below to print in bulk.

Feel free to use what you like!

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Printable Behavior Charts

I needed a little help in getting my kiddo motivated to listen and obey. I decided to make it fun with a colorful chart where he would earn points toward a prize. I figured if I was going to go to all the work to put something together I better share! Here are the free printable behavior charts, just choose boy or girl and add your child’s name at the top. I laminated mine with clear contact paper so I could use it over and over with a dry erase marker.


Click on the image you want below to print it full size.

Boys printable behavior chart
printable behavior chart

Girls Printable Behavior Chart
printable behavior chart

Add the point value needed at the bottom by the arrow and also at the top of the rectangle so you can color in the points as they earn them on the graph. I added a little picture of what he is earning also so he can see it every time we add or take away a point.

The point value varies on how big the prize is. It took him about 3 weeks to earn Candy Land, but just 3 days to earn a Toy Story velvet paint page. He averages about 5 points per day.

I used Everyday Mom Ideas “L’il Monster” free digital scrap kit to make my behavior charts.

The girls at Pocket Full of Posies have a SUPER cute behavior chart too!

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Blogger Celebration

It’s my party and I’ll SING if I want to?! Today is my 2nd blogiversary and I needed a super fun way to celebrate, but what is a party if you are all alone. Blogging is about connecting with people, sharing ideas and bringing us together. So, I recruited 16 of my fave creative bloggers to throw caution to the wind and really let you see how excited we are to be able to share our lives and thoughts with you! Thanks for listening and here’s to another fantastic year of blogging!

Thanks to all the fabulous ladies and their kiddos who starred in this celebration! No children, microphones or animals were harmed in the making. Maybe just a few ear drums. ;)

Here are links to all the participants, go check them out because I adore them and I’m pretty sure you will too!

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