In The Ocean Digital Scrapbook Template Set

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My kids went to school a week and a half ago and I have spent most of the time since then taking care of things that I put off while they were home and scrapbooking! We spent a lot of time in the water and at the beach this summer so I designed my new In The Ocean Template Set to scrapbook some of our photos. This set of 8 shaped templates features 4 single photo and 4 … [Read more...]

How To Create A Custom Shaped Photo Mat

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My daughter loves horses and went to horse riding camp this summer. I arrived early on the last day so I could see her ride. She made my heart skip a few beats when she stood up on the saddle while her horse was walking. I got a great picture of that moment and she asked me if I could frame the picture for her room. I took the request a little further and created a custom … [Read more...]

How To Save Money On Books

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My family and I fled Vietnam when I was a baby and immigrated to the United States. I only spoke Vietnamese until I started first grade. It was a struggle to learn English as well as reading and writing. I was placed in the lower reading groups until fourth grade when I finally overcame the language barrier and began to excel in school. That is also when my love of reading … [Read more...]

7 Easy DIY Backpack Tags For Back To School

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The summer has flown by and I can't believe my kids start school in 2 weeks! One of the first things we do with our school supplies is make sure that everything is labeled with my children's names. It's easy to remember to label all the crayon boxes, glue and scissors but don't forget to label the backpack. Here are 7 DIY backpack tags ideas that you can use. My kids … [Read more...]

Modge Podge Photo Wood Numbers for Birthday Decor

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Grandmom, my husband's grandmother, recently turned 95 and had a birthday bash. She is an amazing woman with great stories to tell. Grandmom still corresponds with dozens of family and friends via mail. We love getting letters and cards from her. For her milestone birthday, I used Modge Podge to create large photo wood numbers that also doubled as decor for her … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Onesie Using Heat Transfer Vinyl

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This Harry Potter onesie project using heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is sponsored by Expressions Vinyl but all designs and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. I am over the moon when my love of reading and crafting collide. My friends gave me Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as a birthday gift and began my obsession with Harry Potter. I felt compelled by … [Read more...]

Snorkeling With Kids In The Florida Keys and South Florida

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My husband and I took our kids to South Florida for a quick four day vacation. My kids (6 and 8) completed a one week snorkeling camp earlier in the summer. They love snorkeling and were so excited to try it out in the ocean. Our main goal for this vacation was to snorkel as much as possible. I added a list of highlights and more in depth details about snorkeling with kids in … [Read more...]

Summer Memories Jar

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My kids live in the moment. They give me blank looks when I ask them what they did last week so you can imagine if I waited all summer to ask them what they did during their summer break. Memory keeping is important to me so I decided to make a summer memories jar to store our favorite memories. Each memory is written on a card, folded and put into the jar. At the end of the … [Read more...]

Use Silhouette Studio to Design Accordion Fold Card

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My mom has repeatedly mentioned how much she and my dad love the DAD accordion fold card that I made my dad for Father's Day this year. Her birthday is coming up so I decided to make my mom a MOM accordion fold card. I used Silhouette Studio to design the card and I am sharing my tutorial on the Silhouette School blog today. Head on over to Silhouette School to check out … [Read more...]

Vibrant DIY Washi Tape Composition Book

Vibrant DIY Washi Tape Composition Book

My kids are halfway through their summer vacation and I am already thinking about what they need to go back to school. My daughter and her friend love writing in their BFF summer notebook so I thought my girl would like a washi tape composition book. She can use it at school or as a diary during the school year. Be sure to read through the entire post because I have a video of … [Read more...]