Thursday, April 19, 2012

Recipe book

Simple. Easy. Why didn't I do this sooner?
First of all, I have had this paper stack for a few months. I love it. I didn't want to use it for anything. I wanted to keep it. But then I found a place for it, where I still get to see it all the time.  I made eight tabs.... breakfast, breads, appetizers, dinner, sides, treats, other, and holiday.
I organized my recipes, printed off some more... and I love it!

Where do I find new recipes and store all the ones I love to use: Check it out. It is amazing.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Preschool book, File Folder Games

So I have been doing lots of preschool fun things for my three.5 year old, Ella. She loves it! Thanks to all the awesome links from Pinterest, I was able to print most of this stuff for free. It's so nice when people share the stuff they make. I thought I would share what I have been doing...

So, first... I got me a few supplies:
A free throw-away file box
 To file all the preschool pages by type and file folder games I made.
Here are the file folder games I have made so far: I went through a lot... and I tried to pick the ones I thought would be the best for learning with different degrees of difficulty.

A flower match game (for Daddy's sake) My almost 2 year old can do this too. From File Folder Fun

 Hot or Cold? From File Folder Fun
 Fruit or Vegetable? From
 Color match paintbrush game (Also a winner with my almost 2-year old). From
 Noah's Ark. From Crafty Chic
 Egg pattern match up (This is a nice time-consuming choice) From File Folder Fun
 Counting flower petals. From

And this is one of my own making: a Paper Doll dress-up kit. This isn't so much a learning game, but it's fun and takes her a long time to go through all the outfit choices. I think I will add more outfits as time goes by. I just used my Cricut with my Everyday Paper Doll and Paper Doll Dress-up cartridges.

And I also made a preschool book for Ella to practice her numbers, letters, and a few other fun things:

 This is where we keep her dry-erase markers, crayons, and a few other supplies.

This has all numbers 0-10. From First School
 Letters A-Z upper and lower case. Also from First School
 Prewriting pages. From Shirley's Preschool Activities
 More fun themey prewrites. From Over the Big Moon
 Some themey games (Which one is Different?) Over the Big Moon
 Counting pages. Over the Big Moon
 And a little A-Z big letter, little letter match game I typed up.

I put them all in sheet protectors and into a binder. She uses her dry erase markers to do all her work over and over and over again. And I can't believe she still loves it.

Some other great links:
flash cards, file folder games, etc.
customizable worksheets and coloring pages

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Card crazy

So, my friend, Gena, has been talking about these envelope templates for quite some time. She uses old calendars and makes card sets out of them. Cool. Well, I decided to try my hand and snag an envelope template. I love it. I have gone a little crazy making cards over the past few months.


 Can anyone say, Christmas presents?