Friday, June 26, 2015

How to make a firecracker pinwheel hair bow / 4th of July hairbow tutorial

I'm actually early this year ;)

ha ha ha

One week until the 4th of July....I almost forgot the bows again. I'm happy to say that Kennedy now has a couple of bows to wear. Now, if I could only figure out some of those cute hair styles!

Check out the tutorial below. It's easy. I promise!

The blue/red STAR print ribbon came from Rollin N Ribbon.
The flag print/fireworks print ribbon came from Tutu The Moon.

Here's some more Patriotic tutorials from PAST YEARS :

Patriotic flag bow tutorial

Patriotic July 4th LOOPY hair bow tutorial

Visit me on Youtube (mommy crafts a lot)  for the complete list of hairbow tutorials and other crafty "stuff".

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

10 popsicle recipes that are sure to cool you off!

It's so hot outside. I have visions of popsicles dancing in my head! No, REALLY. I DO!
I bought a fancy little popsicle maker a few weeks ago (and by fancy I do mean.....A FANCY DOLLAR TREE POPSICLE MOLD!) ;)

The kids have been itching to use it. What the heck? Let's do this!

I had a few popsicle recipes saved to my Pinterest boards. I thought I would share some of my favorites with you.

Smore Cheesecake Pops by What's Gaby Cooking
Salted Caramel Mocha popsicles by Melanie Makes
Banana Split Pudding pops by The Kitchen McCabe
Rocky Road Pudding Pops by Mom on Timeout
Berry Sorbet pops by Jelanie blog

Chocolate Covered Strawberry popsicles by Chocolate and Carrots
Dole Whip Popsicles via Today's Creative Life
Somoa Popsicles by My Baking Addiction
Cookie Dough popsicles by Dip it in Chocolate
Cherry Coke popsicles by Simply Sated

Let me know if you try one OR ALL 10!!
I'd love to know which is your favorite.

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Day in the Life: NEW VLOG

It's HOT, Y'all!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

10 mouthwatering milk shake recipes to try this summer! (Milkshake round up)

It's hot!
There's no better day to enjoy a milkshake than a HOT SUMER day.
Did I mention how HOT is is? 

Here's a list of 10 mouth watering milkshakes.
Be careful of those BRAIN FREEZES :)

1.) Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshake via Rachel Cooks
2.) Skinny Reese's Milkshake by Something Swanky
3.) Churro Caramel Vanilla milkshake via Live Laugh Rowe
4.) Red Velvet milkshake by Pizzazzerie
5.) Cake Batter milkshake via The Novice Chef

6.) Smores milkshake via Katie's Cucina
7.) Kit Kat milkshake by The Penny Wise Mama
8.) Rolo milkshake via Life with the Crust cut off
9.) Key Lime milkshake by Katie's Cucina
10.) Banana Split Milkshake via This Silly Girls Life

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ribbon grab bags FOR SALE

25 yards of printed ribbon $14.50 and includes shipping!

If you would like to purchase simply fill out this form and click the submit button once finished. It will take you directly to paypal for payment and processing.

(photo is for example purposes Each bag will vary)

Grab Bag ribbon form <----Fill this out

Eye-Spy Printable / Lalaloopsy

Here is another addition to Kennedy's Eye-Spy book.
This one is themed after Lalaloopsy (another one of our favorite toy collections).

You can see the Shopkins eye spy here.

Right click and save to your computer. I will be printing mine on 8x10 photo paper.

Can you spot your favorites?

4th of July printable

Do you need a photo for your mantle? Print this one out and put it in a 8x10 photo frame.
Instant Patriotic Decor :)

Right click to save

Kennedy opens Season 3 Shopkins (FREE SHOPKINS BOTTLECAP IMAGES)

Watch Kennedy open her newest Shopkins (5pk) and (12pk). Kennedy is still crossing her fingers for a Limited Edition!


Also, check out this freebie on the I like big bows blog.
Click ----> Shopkins Season 3 bottlecap images

It's a Shopkins Season 3 bottlecap image sheet for your craft projects!

Have you been able to score Season 3 yet? We purchased these on the Toys R Us website and they limit how many you can buy :(

Friday, June 19, 2015

Giveaway! My Mommy Crafts A lot ribbon by Rollin N Ribbon

Remember this ribbon? Love Love Love it and not just because it has my name on it ;) It's so cute. Are you a mommy that crafts a lot?
Would you like to win some?

Designed by Rollin N Ribbon (love this shoppe)

I am giving away (2) 20 yd bundles of these prints. TWO WINNERS!

How to enter:
This week I posted 2 VLOG videos. (Wednesday and Thursday) All you have to do is leave a comment underneath one or BOTH if you would like to enter twice **This is acceptable.

If by chance your name is picked for both videos it will only count as ONE to be fair but you will have DOUBLE the chance to win! ONE PRIZE per person

Here are the two VLOG videos :

That's all you have to do! I will choose (2) winners on June 26th and will announce the winner in a video on that day.


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EYE SPY Printable (Shopkins theme)

Remember Where's Waldo?

Those "Hidden Pictures" pages in the Highlights magazines?

 I.Loved.Those. (Still do)

I made this one for Kennedy since she loves Shopkins.

We plan to make a big "EYE SPY" journal/book over the summer. I will be printing out these pages as I make them, laminating and putting them all in one big binder for her. I figure that these can keep her busy while I'm folding laundry or washing dishes :)

Maybe someone out there would like to make an EYE SPY book too. If so, just right click this image and save it to your computer. Print it out (8x10 document). I plan to print mine on photo paper purchased at the Dollar Tree.

How to play? Just choose a Shopkins character for your little one to find! Can you find the LIMITED EDITION? :)

Fun times!

Check out the Shopkins Journal pages too :)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer journaling for kids! (Shopkins journal pages PRINTABLE)

Start a journal over the summer break!
It's a great way for the kids to keep up with all their fun activities. Hey, it also means putting those video game controllers down for a bit ;)

I love to journal and doodle. Any other "journal junkies" out there? HOLLA!

Here's some fun Shopkins journal pages that I created for my girls. They LOVE Shopkins! (but I'm sure you already know that by now)

Right click and SAVE THESE TO YOUR COMPUTER then print on regular 8x10 printer paper.

All about my DAD (printable for Father's Day)

Father's Day is this weekend! Need something for the kiddos to slip in his gift bag? Print this out and see what their answers are! 

*Right Click and SAVE AS (to your computer) Print on 8x10 paper 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

What's in the box WEDNESDAY ?! Ribbon Haul

It's time for :

"What's in the box WEDNESDAY" ? ! ?!

This week is another ribbon haul from Rollin N Ribbon. I love this ribbon :)

Find out more about this ribbon over on my youtube channel.

Craft Collaboration with CRAFT KLATCH *Youtube

I teamed up with Craft Klatch on youtube for a little "challenge".

We created wall hangings for you made with supplies that came from the DOLLAR TREE.

 I made this simple POOL NOODLE wreath.

 Craft Klatch made a super cute little princess mirror.

Go check them out!