It’s hard to find a kid that doesn’t like to play with mom or dad’s camera, but sometimes it’s not the best idea to let them run off and play with an expensive camera. We’re all for encouraging creative freedom, so why not let your kids loose with an inexpensive single use camera that results in quality photos?
- My Life as a Dog… or cat, or bird. Ok, bird would be a little tough, but after your kid is armed with his or her camera, have them play different roles. For example, ask them to take pictures from the point of view of the dog and capture what the dog sees and does everyday. The pictures will inevitably be interesting, but it’ll also be neat to see how your kid sees life through the eyes of someone (or something) else.
- These Are a Few of My Favorite Things… Let your kid tell a story of his or her own. You can even do this over the course of several days or a week. On Monday, give your child a single use camera and have them spend the week taking pictures of all of their favorite things (toys, pets, outfits, paintings, family
I wanted to thank the people from "Kodak" for writing up this fun article for Everyday Mom Ideas. And to let you all know about the up coming giveaway tomorrow that Kodak is sponsoring. 3 lucky commenter’s will be winning their very own Kodak Sports Camera. So stop on by tomorrow and enter to win! -Julia
This is a set of two 12x12 quick pages that go side by side. Here is what they look like together. I added the journal text just to show where a journal entry should go. You can add your own journal entry on the QP's.
Below are the individual pages for a closer look. You can insert up to 10 of your own photos.
12x12 Quick Pages are in a png. format set at a standard 3600 pixels each for easy photo editing and high printing quality. To download the QP pack just click on the link above and don't forget to unzip the folder once its downloaded.
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In DIY Projects , Featured Guest Blogger
I’m so excited to have ALL THINGZ RELATED here as our first ever featured guest bloggers. I stumbled upon there site a few month ago and was mesmerized by how clever these two ladies are with their creations and I knew I had to share... Thanks Bridgette and Rebekah for doing a great job on this post. -Julia
Hi! We are Bridgette and Rebekah from All Thingz Related! Our blog is all crafts and creativity! If you love home decor and love learning how to make things then our blog is the place for you! We would LOVE to have you come visit us! I have to tell you we are so excited to be guest posting for Julia…and we want to take a minute to say THANKS FOR HAVING US! Today we have a project perfect for busy Moms! I Have 4 kids and Rebekah has 3 so we know what its like to juggle Dr. appointments and school programs…we think this might help! Or at least be a beautiful way to keep things straight!
Magnetic Calendar and Chore Chart
We both started our projects with a sheet of medal from $ Tree!
We found this medal mixed in with the matted art at $ Tree…It was a little tricky to find but worth the trouble! They are 12in.x12in. so this makes them great for a sheet of scrapbook paper! You might have to trim things up a bit but still…perfect!
I chose to draw out my “grid” for the chore chart but Rebekah found some beautiful paper that already had the grid on it at Michaels! Good find Rebekah!
For the chore chart…after I drew on my grid I just took some tags I had printed out and glued them down and used some stamps to embellish each child’s square! I chose to stamp my girls initials on their square instead of doing their whole name. I also printed the days of the week off and cut them out for the top. Every thing here has been distressed with an ink pad! Time to decoupage this down on the medal! While that is drying we can make magnets!
We both chose to print off what we needed for our magnets…months…numbers…chores and a little bit of clip art! Now you can decoupage them to what every you choose to make your magnets out of! Rebekah chose to use pieces of wood for her magnets! I chose to use strips of adhesive magnet strips and stick my print outs right to it. Then we both decoupaged over them to give them a nice finish! So by this point your background should be GOOD and dry! It take a while to make all these magnets! Lets see if the work paid off!
This is the chore chart all finished! The older kids get 3 rows and the younger kids get 2. I am going to reward my girls for every magnet they have on the chart at the end of the week!
Check out this beautiful calendar! Rebekah made cute magnets for holidays! The heart is for anniversaries and the balloons is for Birthdays! She used a crop-a-dile to punch holes at the top so she could hang her calendar with a ribbon! Wow…this calendar is going to make each month FUN!
Thanks for having a look at our fun with magnets! Please let us know what you think! It was GREAT to be here today!
~Bridgette and Rebekah
If you would like to be considered for a Featured Guest Blogger at Everyday Mom Ideas just email me a link to your site and direct links to 3 of your best post at firstname.lastname@example.org
A friend emailed this to me Ive been meaning to share with my readers for a while now (I added my own photos and had to edit a few words myself). So here you go, I hope you get a big kick out of these fun facts.
- The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for...Blood plasma.
- No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times. Oh go ahead...I'll wait...
- Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks. (So, watch your @$# )
- You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
- Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.
- The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
- The King of Hearts is the only king WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.
- Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning .
- Most dust particles in your house are made from DEAD SKIN !
- The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer...So did the first 'Marlboro Man'.
- Walt Disney was afraid ...OF MICE!
- PEARLS DISSOLVE IN VINEGAR !
- The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
- It is possible to lead a cow upstairs... but, not downstairs.
And the best for last....
Turtles can breathe through their butts. (I know some people like that, don't YOU ?)
So.......... ......... ...
Remember, knowledge is everything, so pass it on...and go move your toothbrush !!!
I just love stationary and hand written letters. I love designing stationary even more. This 4x6 printable comes in a jpeg. format. To download the standard 8.5x11 paper shown below, just click on the link above and dont forget to unzip the folder.
I love comments so let me know what you think by commenting below!
I found this vinyl leather chair in like-new condition at a thrift store for $20!!! Added an orange pillow (favorite color... its the color of sunsets what's not to love) and placed it in the corner of the room. I tell you this is a perfect chair to use when putting on shoes.
So now its your turn! Link to your Frugal Fantastic Find Here. Lets see what kinds of Savvy Discoveries my frugal friends are finding!
I made this from my most recent kit "Deer And Darling" which is also available for FREE download just a few post below. This QP almost has a ST. Patricks day feel to it that I was not going for. But its still super cute. You can fit up to 5 of your own photos into this QP. To get it just click on the link above and dont forget to unzip it!
I’ve been meaning to put these up for a while now. I took these back in January. For my sisters birthday she wanted me to do a photo shoot of her. She had recently lost 20lbs and grew her hair out and dumped a crumby husband. And wanted some cute pics that reflected the new and improved her. So she went and had her hair done at the salon and I did her makeup. But by the time we were ready to shoot the sun was setting. So we had to rush to our location.
Thank goodness for the flash! You can't even tell the sun had set. Oh and tip number 1: The best time to take photos is either when the sun is just rising or at sun set. Always flash on.
I’m surprised we got through any of it. We kept giggling throughout the whole thing. From people driving by to weird body contorting pose request by me. One of my favorite things about my Big Sis is that we have huge laughs...
I mean isn’t this giggling face just infectious?
1. Use the pipe cleaners as hooks by wrapping one around each pinecone making a loop at the top.
2. Spread peanut butter all over pine cone.
3. Roll the pine cone in bird seed. And there you go it's ready to hang up outside.
Here is my latest kit that I call "Deer and Darling" it is spring inspired. Spring has not quite hit here in southern Utah so I’m jonesing a bit for it. My sister Marie thinks that this is the best kit I’ve done. I just hope my readers love it and come back for more digi freebies. I love getting comments so make my day and let me know what you think of this one.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter!
One my family’s favorite Easter tradition is actually eating mom's potato salad. Its a bit of a labor of love due to all the chopping but totally worth it. Even as a child I could not stand any one else's potato salad because I had been eating the best potato salad all my life. I remember eating a store bought potato salad and spitting it out because I thought it was surely poisoned it was so bad. This is an old recipe that my family has been making before I was even born and its so good that we haven't altered it a bit. We always make a big bowl of this because it goes faster than the main dish. You can make it a day or two before serving and It will still taste amazing. Also it makes a great left over dish as well. And now I’m sharing this coveted recipe with you.
8-10 - medium, cooked, peeled, and cubed Russet potatoes
1 dozen of peeled, boiled and chopped eggs
15 oz (about half a jar)- Mayo
5 oz (about half a jar)- Sweet Relish
1 can of Medium Black Olives sliced
1/2 cup of diced red onions
1 cup of chopped celery
1. In a large bowl gently add potatoes, eggs, olives, celery, and onions.
2. Stir in relish and mayo until mixed evenly.
3. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and store in fridge.