Back to School – Free Printables

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Attach to a Jar or Package of Gummy Bears.

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Attach to a bottle of lotion or hand sanitizer.

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Cut in half and attach to a baggie of graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate and marshmellows.

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Attach to a Skor candy bar.

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Attach to a water bottle and put the individual lemonade packets inside.

Mother’s Day

Night before Mother’s Day Chance took me to get my favorite ice cream treat at our new Dairy Queen!


At church we started our Change for Real Choices and our 7th graders were amazing.  They labeled bottles and passed them out to people after both services.

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I am so thankful for these 3 kids that God has blessed me to be their Mother.


After church Reed had a scrimmage.  Then after the scrimmage Chance and 2 of the other coaches took us to El Paseo!


It was a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Tea

At Sonshine Academy every year the 3’s department does a Mother’s Day Tea.  It is so sweet.  They came in and stood in front of our tables and sang for us and then joined us for cupcakes and punch.  They present us with a present and then we look through their Me Books from the school year.



These 3 were known as The Three Stooges.



The Doc is in…

Have you seen the cute new show Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior?  Well if not you should drop by our house.  We love it!  Super cute and sweet!

The show inspired me to do Chloe’s 4th birthday party medical/Doc McStuffins theme.

I have a very talented friend Catherine at Everything Design that helped me do the invitations, water bottle wraps and cupcake toppers.

Chloes invite




As Chloe’s friends arrived they received a Dr.’s coat (boys white undershirts-cut up the middle) and a hospital bracelet.  On the hospital bracelet I asked them their age and the weighed them.  It would have been fun to measure them as well, but they were ready to play.




They were then ready to diagnose some serious problems and help administer first aid.  The kids loved this and spent much longer doing this than I thought they would.

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First Aid was fully equipped with a Dr’s kit, rubber gloves, popsicle sticks, blood pressure cuff, felt band-aids, guaze, etc. and the patients (stuffed animals).

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Band-aid template (cut 1)

After First Aid they could color and draw in their own Book of Boo-boo’s (mini composition notebooks).



Then the food!  Always my favorite.


Band-aids (sugar wafers with icing)




Apple a day keeps the Dr. away, Cheese Sticks, Cotton Balls (marshmellows), Band-aids and Q-tips (see below)



Q-tips (pretzel sticks with marshmellows dipped in white chocolate)

Each child left with a Dr.’s kit, Dr.’s bag, felt band-aids, real band-aids, suckers, and stickers.

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Vintage Baseball Shower & Burlap Banner

Burlap Banner:

Start with 1 yard of burlap and the printed name pendants.  Cut the burlap into 8 equal squares.  Hot glue the pendants to the burlap.  Cut the burlap to the size and shape you desire.  Then fold the top of the burlap square over the rope and hot glue along the edges.

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Vintage Baseball Baby Shower

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Food table




outfits and old pictures of the soon to be mom and dad


Everyone that came to the shower wrote a message to the baby boy on a baseball.

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Reed turns 8

For Reed’s birthday we took him to a Dallas Mavericks game vs. Golden State Warriors (that is his rec team name).  He had a special treat while we were there as well.  A friends son is on the drum line and he came to our section with some other people and they had our whole section say Happy Birthday and they gave him a t-shirt with concert tickets bundled in it.  He had the best birthday!054 067 069 070 071 073 074 075 078 079