Friday, March 20, 2015

Time to color!

So I need to share a great product that we love over here. Recently, I posted some new placemats that I created. I mentioned these placemats are great for playdoh and also writing fun as well (they are dry erase!) They can practice writing their name, letters or just scribble;)

Well, we recently came across dry erase crayons and we LOVE them over here. They.are.great. You may already know about them (maybe I'm behind..could very well be.) I bought these a few months ago at Hobby Lobby but never tried them. How's that for impulse buy?! Anyway, I hauled them out while we were playing with our placemats the other day and they worked out perfectly. Wipe right off and don't leave any residue. Also good to note, I usually use baby wipes to wipe off dry erase marker because I always have them around and they work so good.

If you have these placemats, or other dry erase tools, I thought I would pass the fun along! If I'm behind and you all know about these, it's ok, I'm cool with being the only one excited about dry erase crayons.

If you're interested in grabbing a placemat from me, just check out the "placemat" page to the right and let me know what one(s) you like the best.  They go for $12 OR 2 or more, for $10 a piece. If you want your little ones name on the placemat, I do offer custom ones for $15. They are nice and sturdy and measure 11x17.  I've heard of a couple people that are putting them in their kiddos Easter basket, great idea! I haven't thought that far, please tell me I'm not alone! Time to get on that;)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Prints!

Ian has been learning the ABC bible verses this past year and that makes my mommy heart so happy. My mother-in-law is an amazing teacher and I owe her for planting the seed and starting this with him.  I jotted them down for us to work on at home, on a plain, white sheet of paper, and proceeded to stick it on the fridge. Useful yes, pleasing to the eye? Not so much. I decided to spruce them up to put in the boys room and thought others might like to have them as well!

I have three different designs.  One is more of a chalkboard look, so that one is great anywhere in the home. The other two I created with playrooms and kids rooms in mind, but I would put them up anywhere bathroom or hallway perhaps?

The other two prints have the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians on them. I've always wanted them displayed in our home but never really found one that went with the aesthetic of our home and I finally made one myself! Such a great reminder of how we should live and act everyday. 

So here they are folks. Let me know what you think! I'll have these at the Mom2Mom sale on Saturday as well. 

Chalkboard ABC

Three Trees ABC
A Touch of Pink ABC

Fruit of the Spirit - Tan
Fruit of the Spirit - Robins Egg Blue

Friday, March 6, 2015

Birthday Calendars!

A few years ago, I stumbled across an old Dutch birthday calendar at my in-laws house. I loved the concept and I made a bunch of them for Christmas gifts and a couple of shows. Jump ahead a few years, and it was time to update them! 

We are so reliant on technology and if you're like me, you just love a good calendar. There are still birthdays of those loved ones that can sneak up on you, even with those friendly facebook reminders.   After all, Grandpa and Grandma might not be on facebook (I'm always shocked to see those over the age of 80 on facebook!), Mom and Dad's anniversary, your pet's birthday and the list goes on.  I've given this as a gift and input all of our families birthdays and anniversaries before hand, so it's all set to go!

Here are the two styles of birthday calendars that I'll have available at the Mom2Mom sale at Community Reformed Church on Saturday.  I made a vintage flower inspired calendar as well as a tribal/aztec/modern one (how's that for the correct term?!)  They are spiral bound and measure 7x13.

Have you ever heard of a birthday calendar? Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Placemats!

So if your kiddos are like mine, they LOVE playdoh. And if you're like me, you don't so much enjoy the aftermath of an hour of playdoh fun on the counter tops. Can someone say, giant playdoh-residue mess? Insert, these puppies! We have been using our placemats since Christmas time and the boys love using them.  Although using them as playdoh placemats are not the only thing we use them for!

Have I mentioned your little one can practice writing their name, letters, and numbers with a dry erase marker?  My little guys are always looking for a surface to doodle on.  can also create a custom one that includes your little one's name, so they can practice writing it out (and also distinguish theirs from their siblings and avoid the inevitable meltdown. What, that doesn't happen at your house?)

I initially made these for all three kiddos for a Christmas gift, but now have decided to design a bunch more! Here are the current options I have available for sale.

I will be at the Community Reformed Church Mom2Mom sale on Saturday, March 14 from 9-12. Come say hi and check them out! I will have other fun goodies available as well. If you can't make the sale, but would like to purchase a placemat, just let me know.

All placemats are 17x11 and are nice, thick dry-erase laminate. So, which one is your favorite?

vintage airplane

under the sea 

chooo chooo train
cars, cars, and more cars!

vintage stars

balloon bouquet


flying kites