Sunday, July 6, 2014

Doctor Who Countdown Printables

Hello, fellow Whovians. The premiere date for the new series of Doctor Who has been released, and that date is August 23, 2014! If you're anything like me you've watched the
BBC teaser trailers, and every fan made trailer you've come across on Pinterest and Tumblr. For those of you brave enough to display your obsession for the whole world to see I have created two printable countdowns to help pass the time, and show your Whovian pride. The first is a countdown chain and the second can be laminated or placed in a frame to use with a dry erase marker. You could just draw tally marks on your arm, but that might throw off your Silent count. ;)

You can right click and save the images or download them from the links below the pictures.
Print on sturdy card stock, or laminate your TARDIS. Cut a slit in the bottom to attach the first chain, and go from there.
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Are you excited about Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor? I'm really looking forward to what he will bring to the series, but I'll admit that I feel like I'm recovering from a bad breakup after saying goodbye to Matt Smith's Doctor.

47 days! Let the countdown begin!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chalkboard Play Table for Under $4

I got our plastic Ikea table and chairs from a classifieds listing for $5 a few years ago. They have made it through two owners and three moves in perfect condition, but they just couldn't make it through Philly's "Trying Threes". Our little Dennis the Menace got a hold of some Sharpies and the rest is history.

Luckily, this was nothing that 20 minutes and a $4 can of Rust-oleum chalkboard spray paint couldn't fix.

Don't you just love cheap and easy projects?

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mini Mud Pies On the Go

Growing up dirt cups were my favorite snack. There was something so fun and adventurous about pretending to eat dirt and worms. I still remember the first time I had one. It was a treat for my kindergarten class and I giggled through every bite. Now that I'm a mom my kids love dirt cups just as much as I did. For their playroom camping trip I decided to make their favorite snack, but instead of cups I used mini pie crusts. The crusts were right next to the pudding at the store. It was fate.

The result was three very happy little campers and a hubby who exclaimed, "I just ate a worm!"

These mini mud pies would be great treats to make on a real camping trip since none of the ingredients need to be refrigerated.

 Do you remember your first dirt cup?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Freebie: Chalkboard Family and Playroom Rules

Today I'm sharing my latest printables: A set of family rules, and a set of playroom rules.
Each set includes a color and a black and white version. I personally prefer the black and white family rules for our kitchen and the colorful playroom rules for the playroom. :)

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Of course I used PicMonkey to design these. Did you know PicMonkey now lets you use your own fonts? As if I wasn't addicted enough...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

DIY Playroom Tents

Let me start by saying that I HATE camping. I love the outdoors, but I prefer to come home at the end of the day, wash off all the beautiful nature and sleep on my comfy memory foam mattress. While I hate camping, I love tents. They are so fun and cozy! My kids agree, so I've been planning an indoor camping trip complete with tents.

While searching Pinterest for DIY tents I came across the perfect a-frame design from I also found an amazing loft bed design for my daughter's room. Be careful, that site is slightly addictive.

I slightly modified the instructions. Instead of 1x3 boards I used 1x2. They are only $1.07 at Home Depot! For the two tents I used 7 1x2x8 boards cut in half. This came out to 7 1x2x4 foot boards per tent. For the covers I used twin sheets. I also picked up two sets of battery-powered twinkle lights from Dollar Tree. The total cost for two tents came to less than $15!

Here are the results:

These are some happy munchkins!

Miss Sassy Pants in her natural habitat.
The kids can't wait to go "camping" this weekend.
To make your own check out the awesome tutorial from Ana White HERE.