Year of the Horse: Happy Chinese New Year

chinese new year information

新年快乐 Gung how fat choy (loose phonetic translation)… This is the traditional Cantonese Happy New Year greeting, which literally means, “May prosperity be with you”. Today marks the beginning of the Spring Festival.  This is the oldest festival in China.  Most of us know it as the Chinese New Year.  It marks the reawakening of […]

Saying Thanks After the Holidays: Printable Thank You Template

thanks a latte cup wrapper

Now that the smoke has cleared you may be thinking of how to thank some folks. Whether it is for holiday thoughtfulness or something else, you will want your ‘thank you’ to stand out from the crowd. This clever approach should do the trick. THANKS A ‘LATTE’ CUP WRAPPER Before you start: We used standard […]

DIY Valentine Treat Box

valentine gift box printable template

Looking for a way to package up those little Valentine’s treats? We’ve got you covered today with this simple printable box template that is just the right size. You simply print the pdf from the link below. Then just cut, fold, glue, and decorate to suit your needs. I printed my box on white card […]

Halloween Craft: Tombstone Candy Bar Wrapper

tombstone candy bar wrapper printable

It’s time for spooky and scary… and chocolatey and sweet. Over the next few weeks we have several Halloween themed posts planned for you. Today we are kicking off the festivities with this cute little sleeve for your fun-sized candy bars. It’s super easy. We’ve done all the hard parts for you. All you need to […]

Songs of Summer: Music for Bonfires

music for bonfires

Nothing says summer like a campfire or bonfire. Gathering around with food, drink, and friends stretch the fun well into the night. If you are lucky enough to have someone in your group who plays guitar the evening is made even more fun with music in the air.   Today we have compiled a quick […]

Easter FUN

Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying some wonderful spring weather where you are. Spring has arrived in full force and we are enjoying some lovely afternoons. Easter is right around the corner and everything is in bloom. It is truly an awakening. Birds are chirping and bees buzzing. We have prepared a couple of Easter inspired tips for you today to […]

Chinese New Year: The Red Envelope

chinese new year red envelope prinatable

Happy New Year or 新年快乐. The celebration of the Chinese New Year has begun. There are many interesting customs surrounding this special time in the Chinese calendar. Even if you don’t adopt all of the ideas, you may find some fun new traditions for your family and gain an understanding of another culture along the way. Be sure to […]

The Kid Table: Free Printables

thanksgiving kids table ideas

Most big family gatherings that involve dinner include the kid table. You probably remember sitting at one and anxiously awaiting the day you would graduate to the grown-up table. This table, removed from adults and adult conversation, was seldom very exciting.  Strangely, as soon as I became a real grown-up I realized that the kid […]

Halloween Fun!

batty drum shade

Halloween is just around the corner and we have lots of stuff to share with you to add some spook to your mood. This banner is a quick printable that just requires some cutting, hole punching, and stringing. The printable pdf files appear after the jump. You might remember this DIY wreath from Holiday 2010. […]

Thinking Inside the Box: Recipe Box

recipe box tips

Recipes are an important part of our lives. For many, they are passed from friend to friend or through the generations as a reminder of those who went before us. Keeping them safe and organized is important, too. Poking them inside a cookbook and hoping for the best seldom works. Today we cover where to keep them and how […]