Back To School Photo Idea

So sometimes kids are not thrilled about returning to school in the fall, so getting a happy face for that photo can be hard. Or sometimes they are super excited and can’t be bothered to stand still long enough to get that pic.

I crafted this handy reusable photo prop for both situations.  Its a real chalkboard with vinyl sections. And it can be erased and used over and over (multiple students? new events? yearly?).

Just fill in the categories with chalk and have your student hold the sign.  Giving them something to hold usually fixes the “I don’t know how to pose” problem.  And they love filling in the all important information.  Check it out at my Etsy shop.

 

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Display some Parent LOVE

Mother’s Day is May 14! And Father’s Day is June 18.  Want to know how to celebrate both with one click of the button.  Check out my Etsy Shop for this cute tribute to your parental units.  Set on the mantle, bring to the party, display on bookshelf, or give as a gift.

I can customize the “Mom”  to suit your needs: mommy, nana, auntie, mema, etc.  And just think of the fun it will be when you get to “flip” it around for “DAD” (or papa, bumpa, uncle, etc.).  These sweet lil three blocks are reversible so you have it covered for both May and June. Awesome!

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A Wee Bit of GREEN

Rumor in our family is that my mom was a wee bit of Irish (however, there is some questionable ancestry involving circus performers-lol).  Anyhow as long as I can remember, I was told I’m half Irish.  And on St. Patrick’s Day isn’t everyone? So here to help you are some items from my Etsy shop.

Shoot your family wearing some green. Use these awesome St. Patrick’s Day party props to update your Instagram or Facebook page. Bring to work on the 17th and make them smile. And for those family and friends far away, let them know you love them ‘a latte ‘with these St. Patrick’s Day coffee shop cards.  Just pop in a Starbucks green gift card and mail.

Valentines Day is almost here

Hard to believe that it is just over a month away for HEART DAY.  I have already put up my valentines decor (love that red and black).  And best of all – my early bird approach is going to make you smile too.  In my Etsy shop I have three wonderful ways to show your love some love.

First a  manly tape measure card that holds a gift card from any hardware store – a sure way to his  heart.

Next I fashioned an awesome popcorn box perfect for popping a movie house gift card inside. Good for family, friends or that special move date.

Lastly a great idea for mom.  A cute coin purse for your shopping momma.  Just put in a gift card from her favorite store.

Now you can say “thank you” for making your Valentines Day shopping a breeze.

Festive Phrases

So I am the type of crazy person who puts her Christmas decor away the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Probably started this habit cuz it was easier to do it while I was off work that week, but now I do it cuz it makes me happy to have that ‘clean slate’ to decorate for the new year.

In that vein, I made some festive phrases blocks.  These cute blocks actually reverse to say two messages.  SO I put my Winter Wonderland one up with my New Year’s Eve decor (clocks pointing to midnight, toasting glasses, party hats, noise makers) and after that but before February, I will flip it to Home Sweet Home.

If you would be interested, I have one left in my Etsy shop for sale.  Hurry! And get that Christmas decor boxed up!

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Leap Day

Yay! It is leap year day! an extra day to spend enjoying life! And what better way to enjoy it other that being festive.  I even got my first leap day card in the mail (thanks Nancy). March is right around the corner – St. Patrick’s Day, first day of spring, and this year Easter is in March too.  Good news is that folks are taking advantage of this leap day with awesome sales.  Including Everyday Holiday Shop.  Check out the sale on spring and Easter decor along with seasonal fun too. 

Hope you get out there and enjoy your extra day or at least get online and shop some awesome sales.  I am going over to the Hero Arts site to take advantage of their 29% sale today.