My sister (and BESTIE) is SO SMART!!!! I LOVE that she finally put up her website at www.TurningCrunchy.com. I know, I know, you are thinking what the heck does that mean? RIGHT?
She and her husband and boys are eating better, living healthier and all processed and chemical FREE!
I was on her blog this morning and saw this video on “Coring an apple!!” Like I said, she is SO SMART! (Because I am one who quarters and then scrapes out the seeds!)
We have had SO many views of our POINTS AWARD SYSTEM (Click here to see information on this) that I wanted to share another system that we have been using this summer in our home.
Quarter Reward System
On the first of the month (or what ever day works best for you), each of you children receive ONE roll of quarters in a jar. Mom also needs to have a roll of quarters as well.
Every time a child in our home is disrespectful or mean to another (and mom or dad hears or sees this happening) then that child owes the other a quarter. If they backtalk mom, mom gets a quarter. Mom can hand out quarters to any kid who is going above and beyond – doing a chore without asking, being extra nice, etc.
If a child runs out of quarters in the month, then, they will have to do an extra chore for each time that they act out.
One the first of the next month, the child will get to keep ALL quarters that they have in their jar to save or spend… And mom starts over with a new roll of quarters.
This has worked AWESOME with our new little boys… They do NOT want extra chores and LOVE to help extra around the house to earn quarters.
Poor Shelby… Her room in our home doesn’t have a closet. I am assuming that it was meant to be an office, but, she decided when we moved into this house 3 years ago that she wanted that room.
We found the next best thing… a “yard-sale” dresser can EASILY be converted into a wardrobe! And we even painted it to match!
There are so many things that are important to me – God, my family, my friends, my health, my happiness. When it comes to happiness, I always laugh at what other people deem in that category. To be rich does not make you happy.
Here are some FRUGAL ways to create your own advent calendar for the holidays.
For about $40 you can purchase one from a store like Costco or Target that you can use over and over and over again. We bought one about 5 years ago at Costco and it lasted until our move. One of the doors is off and I have to figure out a way to fix it.So we are doing the next best thing. We are making our own today.
T0 make your own Advent calendar, you are going to need the following:
- about 18 sheets of scrapbook paper (I used 16 sheets of Christmas printed cardstock and 4 sheets of plain Bazzil that matched)
- cutter or scissors
- To hang this you will need clothes pins, string and some of those 3M Command hooks that you can remove after the season is over.
I purchased a set of paper from my local craft store. It is a pack of 54 sheets of cardstock 12×12 patterned paper. I cut my patterned paper with my paper cutter into strips – 6 – 6×12, 22-4×12, 4 3×12 and 16 2×12 (these numbers can differ for your needs and you may have left over paper). I then glued a smaller strip on a larger one (see the photo)
Once you are done with the gluing on the patterned paper, it is time to fold. You are making a folded “card”. I actually made 2 folds on each card to have a closure. I used my score pal to score the cards, you do not need to use anything. I clipped together the cards, folded with clothes pins.
Once you have gotten each of the 24 cards folded, you will need to cut out and glue numbers to the front of them. I am using my Cricut, but you can use rubber stamps or foam stamps and paint. I switched up the size of the font on them.
Next, you will want to add inside of them a daily activity or scripture. We have added BOTH. I used WackyTac to add removable notes so that I can use my advent next year as well.
GIVEAWAY!!! Add a comment for a chance to win a bottle of WackyTac removable adhesive (Drawing to be held on December 10, 2010) Tell me what you would use your WackyTac for.
Luke 1:32 -He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
This is a SUPER EASY & FAST. (It takes about a hour to create.)
You will need
- 2 sheets of White Felt cut in half,
- 2 sheets of Red felt cut in half.
- Left over Red and/or white fabric
- Aleene’s hot stitch Fusible Web – If you don’t have this, you can stitch or hot glu your letter on the felt.
- Red or white embroidery floss and needle
- Ribbon and/or cord
- Hot glue gun
- Cut your felt in half.
- Cut letters to say BE MINE (I used my computer to print as a template.)
- Hand cut hearts.
- Glue the letters to the felt leaving 2 inches to at the top of each felt piece, alternating the red and white color.
- Stitch on hearts and buttons randomly on each letter.
- Fold over the top of the felt and hot glue it into a loop to allow you to run ribbon or cording through your banners letter.
- String with cord and HANG! 🙂
I have had a few requests for a tutorial, so I figured that I would post it.
This Action is for Sale at ALL of my shopping carts.
Step #1: Open the Layered PSD file. This action has been tested in Photoshop 7, CS – CS4 and Photoshop Elements 7 in Windows. You do need a C:/ drive to use it.
Step #2 – Change the font and color
Step #3 – Run any actions and layer styles that you want.
Step #4 – Run the final action – The Alphabet Action. The Action will cut your 12×12 sheet, name and save your alphabet as PNGs into the C:/DIGIAlphabet file.