Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Golden Ticket Reward System - NEW RELEASE

My sister in law called me about a month ago with this great idea for a new "rewards system."   She wanted to be able to give her kids a  reward for good behavior.  She asked me if I would create some kind of "coupon" to give to her kids and wanted one that was a little more special, "like a golden ticket."   What a PERFECT idea!!!  I couldn't wait to get started for her sake and mine.  I wanted to use this system in my house as well.  This system's concept is easy:  the kids do something good or kind for someone in the family and they get a reward ticket in return.

I created 4 different color designs so each child in the family could choose their own tickets, in addition to the GOLDEN TICKET. 

This system is easy.  Once you have printed, trimmed and laminated the tickets, simply use a Sharpie marker to write the reward.  When the ticket has been cashed in, simply wipe clean with some window cleaner and be on the look out for some more good behavior. 

My hubby and I have decided to keep the rewards simple.  Here are a few we are using
  • Stay up 15 minutes late
  • 1 extra dessert
  • 1 more book to read at bedtime
  • Manicure
  • 15 minutes of Mommy/Daddy play
  • Date to the Movie Theater - Golden Ticket
  • Dinner Date with Mommy/Daddy - Golden Ticket
The ideas are endless and can be adapted to each child's likes and needs. 


A special THANKS to Just So Scrappy and her digital kits!!!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

We celebrated our Valentine's Day a little early by having our Family Valentine's Dinner last night.  My hubby works late on Mondays and we didn't want him to miss out on all the fun.  It was so awesome to see my kids eyes light up when they saw the table.  Just a few simple embellishments went along way to make my table look so festive. 

I used the hearts from my "Heart Attach" game, along with silk rose petals and blue Sweet Tart candies.  I loved having the pop of blue on the table.

We finished off the night playing, Don't Eat Val, Valentine Tic Tac Toe and Find the Heart Attach.  I was the big loser for the night.  I got schooled in Don't Eat Val and got beat a time or two by my 4 year old in Tic Tac Toe.  However, unlike my kids, winning was not the most important thing to me last night - it was seeing the smiles on my family's faces.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Gift Tag - You Melt My Heart

 Valentine's Day is fast approaching, but I have one more gift idea for you.  This gift tag can go with so many ideas, but here are a few I came up with this afternoon.

Give a container full of chocolate candies.  Who wouldn't love chocolate on Valentine's Day and chocolate "Melts" 

I also made some heart shaped Rice Krispy treats.  After I molded the hearts using the Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan, I sprinkled colored Wilton Candy Melts over the top with a fork and topped with Valentine colored sprinkles. 

Finally, using Wilton Candy Melts, I made free form hearts shaped suckers.  After I melted the candy melts, using a large spoon, I made a heart shapes over small sucker sticks.  And once again sprinkled with Valentine colored sprinkles. 

I went with something different today and used toile to attach the tag to all my gifts. 

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

YW Manual 3 Lesson 7 Handout

Here is the handout I created for my lesson at church on Sunday.  I love spending time preparing the lessons to give to these young girls, but I also love creating something from the lesson for the girls to take home.  My hope with my handouts is that my Young Women will look at them throughout the week and be remember the keys points to what they were taught. 

Click HERE to download!

Included in this download: 
Quotes from the lesson
Scripture used in the lesson

Thanks to Just So Scrappy!  I used her "Summer Breeze" kit to created this handouts

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chase Birth Annoucement - NEW RELEASE

My baby turned 1 today!  My precious baby has turned into a busy little guy that loves push buttons, pull out all my sandwich baggies onto the floor, crawl under the table and play with with sister and brother.  He yells at me all day long and his yell means many different things - change my bum, I need a drink, I'm stuck, snack time and so on.  The hard part is trying to decide what he exaclty means.  He has been a complete joy in our family and it is hard to say which one of us loves him more. 

To celebrate his big day, I am releasing his custom birth announcement in my Etsy Shop for purchase. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine Gift Tag - You Knock My Socks Off!

My kids love "crazy socks" as they like to call them so I decided it would be a fun gift for Valentine's Day.  I picked these socks up at the Target $1 Spot.  I had to go Batman for my little dude, no girly socks for him.  As for my daughter's there were too many cute ones to choose from so I closed my eyes and grabbed.  Then I printed, trimmed and attached the tag below with red raffia.  I think that I am in love with red raffia as I have used it quite a lot this Valentine season.  Embellishments have always been a weakness of mine.  I can't get enough of them. 

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I used Just So Scrappy for this digital creation!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine Tag FREEBIE - I Was Soapin

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I have been working on my kids Valentine gift to their teachers.  I think that teachers deserve more than just a piece of candy on Valentine's - don't you?!?!  Here is a quick, easy and inexpensive gift for teachers, friends or neighbors. 

I went to my local Dollar Store to purchase my soap.  Then I printed, trimmed and attached the tags to the soap with red raffia.  Voila!  Simple to make and one more thing crossed off my check list. 
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