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Spring Break To Do List

My kids are finally on spring break this week.  Here are a few things we have on our list to do.

1. DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland by Modern Parents Messy Kids

2.  Jelly Bean Topiary by My Garden of Eden

3. Tissue Paper Pom Poms by Martha Stewart

4. Hop the Movie
5.  Cadbury Egg Cookies by Our Best Bites
6.  Visit baby lambs at Grandpa A’s house.
7.  Kaylee’s book report.
8.  Kaylee’s school project.
9.  Put shelves together.
10.  Don’t go crazy.
Unfortunately, most of the fun things have to come AFTER #7 and #8.  Bummer.  In the craziness of moving, we have put off getting those assignments done.  Hopefully we can still have some time for all the fun items on our list.  Why do I suddenly feel so tired?  🙂
PS  Here is a peek at my shelves that I talked about last week with the printables.  I love how they turned out!

Favorite Printables

Printables and Templates are everywhere these days.  I have loved finding cute things to print for my house.  Here are a few that I have used lately that you might like too.

Job Chart Template

I found these templates from the Crafting Chicks and it was perfect for what I needed.  I love how you can personalize them and make them your own.  I made mine just text for now, but soon I will change Tyson’s chart to have pictures so he can “read” it himself.

Spring Subway Art Print

I love all of the Subway Arts that Eighteen25 has made, but 16 X 20 is just too big for me.  So, I change the size to 12 X 18 and add a row of words to fill the space.  This time with the Spring Subway Art I also changed the colors a little to match my spring decor better.  I love how it turned out.
With my color changes:

With my color and size changes (print as 12 X 18):

“I love us” Print

Also another one by Eighteen25.  This one is just perfect for the shelf that I’m putting together in my bedroom.  I’m collecting pictures of just me and Brian throughout our marriage.  This “I love us” will be perfect to put right in the middle.  (I’ll show you a picture of my whole shelf when I’m done collecting pictures!)  I did adjust the color slightly on this print, just to match my bedroom a little better.

What is your favorite printable lately?  Please share, I know I haven’t seen them all!


Free Digital Download: Digital Quiet Book

Several years ago I made the cutest little quiet book for my niece.  I made it with paper, scissors, glue, and laminated the whole thing!  It was pretty fabulous, but I vowed I would never make one like that again.  Going digital was the only way.  When my baby turned 2 (only 2 years ago) I made him a quiet book similar to the first one I made, but this time it was ALL digital.  I can’t believe that it is over 2 years old and still in my church bag and still looks great!  Tyson still loves to look at the pictures and now it’s fun to see how much they have changed.

I printed all these files at 4X6’s and put them into a cute little photo book I bought and you are done!

Simple as that.  Now, it took time for me to get all of these files made, but there is no use for everyone else to start from scratch.  I’ve decided to share my files and hard work with all of you!  I have taken my personal pictures off of the files, but you can see on the example above how many pictures I put on each page.

Download PSD files (Photoshop files which includes layers)
Download JPG files


  • Notice some letters have 2 page layouts.  That is just so I could fit more pictures in.  If you don’t have lots of pictures, one page might be enough for you.
  • Also, if your child doesn’t have a brother or a sister, an aunt or an uncle, it is easy to change what those letters are for.  For example, my sister used B is for Baptism in her book because they only have girls in their family.
  • If you do not have image editing software, you can alternatively print the JPG files with no changes and then add your own pictures on top of each page like a traditional scrapbook page.

*I used a really cute digital scapbooking kit by The Shabby Shoppe to make this entire digital quiet book.

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