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Dollar Store Valentines

Dollar Store Valentines 

Are you a fan of your local dollar store? I love hitting the shop closest to my house and getting inspired from all the wonderfully random items they stock. This year, I teamed up with my friend Michelle from Printabelle to offer you some fun Dollar Store Valentines. She has loads of amazing party printables on her site AND she can also customize them for you for a small fee.

Free Printable Dollar Store Valentines

 I sent Michelle some photos of my finds and she made these FREEBIES for us! 

Free Printable Dollar Store Valentines

Here are my treasures from the store. And here’s what we did with them…

 Phone Books

Free Printable Dollar Store Valentines


Free Printable Dollar Store Valentines


Free Printable Dollar Store Valentines Download the FREE Dollar Store Valentines Printables

All you have to do is click on the link and save to your computer. This is the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to get your freebies.

 For Phone Book Valentines:



For Soldier Valentines:



For Sunglasses Valentines:






Happy Valentine’s Day!

5 Free New Year’s Eve Printables

{5 FREE New Year’s Eve Printables}

5 Free New Year's Eve Printables Wow… it feels like it was just Christmas a couple days ago. Actually it was Christmas a couple days ago! If you aren’t prepared for your New Year’s celebration yet (like myself), don’t fret. Some other great bloggers have you covered. Here to save the day are some great sets of printables.

Note: Please pin from the source, thanks!

5 Free New Year's Eve PrintablesMEGA collection of swanky New Year’s Eve Printables by Printabelle for Catch My Party

5 Free New Year's Eve Printables

FREE FUN New Year’s Eve Photo Props by I Heart Naptime

5 Free New Year's Eve Printables

Golden hued New Year’s Printables by Celebrate Mag

 5 Free New Year's Eve Printables

Classy chevron New Year’s Printables from DIO Home Improvement

5 Free New Year's Eve Printables

Delightfully Vintage and Shabby 2014 New Year’s Printables by Live Laugh Rowe

And if you’re looking for a FREE printable calendar for 2014:

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars

Here are a Dozen FREE 2014 Calendars.

Wishing You and Yours a Very Happy 2014!

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars

 A Dozen FREE 2014 Calendars

Well… heck! It’s just about the 2014. I never got used to 2013… so now I guess I won’t have to try anymore! It’s time to think about getting organized. Luckily, there are some talented graphic artists out there who create fabulous FREE calendars… and share them!

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars

 Let’s dive in and see some of these lovely calendars:

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars

Cheery fun! This cute Coffee Break Calendar is by MeinLilaPark.

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars

There are delicious graphics on this Sweet New Year Calendar by Eat Drink Chic.

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars

Kawaii… thank you! Kawaii Kokeshi Doll Calendar by Creative Mama.

A Dozen Free 2014 CalendarsClean lines make this Free Chevron Calendar by The Nest Effect very appealing!

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars 

Don’t you want a nibble of this Cute Cupcake Calendar from Cupcake Clip Art?

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars

There’s fun calendar for each month! Free Printable Calendars by iMom.

 A Dozen Free 2013 Calendars

This pretty calendar is yours for a tweet or FB post! Free Whimsical Mini Calendar from The Ink Nest.

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars

WHO) loves free calendars? We do! Owl Lover 2014 Calendar via The Owl Barn  

A Dozen Free Calendars

This planner has it all! Free Planner Printable Calendar by The Handmade Home.

A Dozen Free Printable Calendars

Simple and happy! Free Printable Calendars by Shining Mom. 

A Dozen Free Printable Calendars

Let’s get this party started… Free Confetti Calendar from

A Dozen Free 2014 Calendars

Chalk it up to great graphics and a fun gift idea… 2014 Chalkboard Calendar Printables by Create Craft Love.

Thanks for all the freebies!

Free Vintage Christmas Party Printables

{Free Vintage Christmas Party Printables}

I have an early Christmas present for you today… a set of FREE Vintage Christmas Party Printables! 

Vintage Christmas Party Printables

This fun set was designed by my pal Keren from Free Pretty Things for You!  It includes a banner, invitations, party circles, straw flags and gift tags.

You can download them right here. Just click the link and save to your computer.

Santa Sparkles Banner 1

 Santa Sparkles Banner 2

Santa Sparkles Banner 3

Santa Sparkles Invitations

Santa Sparkles Party Circles 

Santa Sparkles Place Cards

Santa Sparkles Gift Tags

Santa Sparkles Straw Labels

Thank you Free Pretty Things for You! Special thanks Sahlin Studio, who kindly allowed her GORGEOUS digital Glimmer Paper to be used. Check out her beautiful Santa’s Workshop Kit

These printables are part of a Christmas Printables Round Up…

Christmas Printables

Check Out all the Wonderful Printables!


#BacktoSchoolWeek Mini Meditations for Kids

 Back to School Week


Yay, it’s #backtoschoolweek! I am thrilled to be part of this week of crafts, recipes and PRIZES, brought to you by Miss Information, {i love} my disorganized life and twenty other bloggers! This is a “must see” group of posts for us busy Moms.

Back to School Meditation Cards

 I am excited to share this idea with you to help ease your kids into the busy back to school routine: Mini Meditation Cards. These free printable cards are meant to help center your children and help them feel relaxed and positive about school.

Back to School Mini Meditation Cards

Here are just a few of the sayings from the over 25 cards (there are also extra blank ones to write your own meditation):

I enjoy learning and growing

I am smart and confident

When I feel frustrated at School. I take a deep breath and try again

I listen to my teacher and do my best to follow instructions

I treat others with kindness and respect 

Back to School Meditation Cards

 Supplies: Small Plastic Pail (3 inched), Echo Park Paper & Glue Sticker Sheet and Scrapbook Paper, and ribbon (all available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames) and Kid’s Mini Meditation Cards by Printabelle for Yesterday on Tuesday (directions for downloading below).

 Step 1: Cut a piece 2 inches thick from the scrapbook paper and place inside plastic paint can.Back to School Meditation Cards

 Step 2: Download, print and cut out the Mini Meditation Cards.

Download the Kid’s Mini Meditation Cards

1. Click this link: Kid’s Mini Meditation Cards (there are 2, one full of sayings and a second with some blanks too)

 2. In the bottom right corner, you’ll see three dots, click on them

3. Choose “view all sizes” 

4. Choose the size you want (large) and save it to your computer, that’s it! 

Back to School Meditation Cards

Step 3: Decorate the can with stickers from the Echo Park Paper & Glue line. Place cards in can.

Back to School Meditation Cards

 Step 4: Encourage your kids to take a few moments each morning or evening to pick a card and quietly think about that it says.

Back to School Meditation Cards

I hope Back to School is a fun, exciting and positive time for you and your family.

Now for the swag! Here’s where you can enter the #BackToSchoolWeek GIVEAWAY, AND…

Join us for the Pin Chat and Win Amazing Prizes!

#backtoschoolweek Pin Char

Here’s how it works:
  1. Go to the #BacktoSchoolWeek pin board on Pinterest here. It will be full of fun Pin graphics with questions about back to school. You can re-pin the questions, answer questions in the comment section of the pins and pin crafts/recipes to the board as answers to questions {only the comments on the question pins count as entries to the PinChatLive giveaway} How fun is that?!? {**Only ONE comment per question pin per person, please. Pinterest views multiple comments from the same person on the same pin to be spam}
  2. Go to the YouTube video that will be happening during the PinChatLive from 6-7 pm EST Sunday Aug 25th. We’ll be chatting about back to school and doing a play-by-play of the pinning.You’ll be able to see and hear the hosts of #BacktoSchoolWeek and some of the participating bloggers! Comments on the video count as PinChatLive giveaway entries!
  3. You’ll be able to watch/listen to the YouTube video while you see the PinChat unfold on Pinterest. Cool, right? 
Hope you can join us, it’s going to be a Pin-tastic time!Cool, right? 

#BackToSchoolWeek Crafts and Recipes


Free Printables School is Sweet

 School is Sweet.. right? Geek alert: When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to go back to school. I loved getting my school supplies organized, going back to school shopping and walking to school on that first day of class. For me, it was a happy time… because I think {School is Sweet}! Who’s with me? 

Free Back to School Printables

 I’ve teamed up with Printabelle to offer you a FREE set of “School is Sweet” printables featuring teal, orange, yellow, red and green apples and polka dots.

This set has many pieces including:

-Large Banner

-Mini Banner

-Gift Tags

-Cupcake Toppers

-Treat Bag Toppers

-Water Bottle Labels

 Download the School is Sweet Set

1. Click this link: School is Sweet Set

 2. In the bottom right corner, you’ll see three dots, click on them

3. Choose “view all sizes” 

4. Choose the size you want (large) and save it to your computer, that’s it! 

If you like these (and I hope you do!) there is one more neat printable that coordinates with this set that I’ll be sharing in a couple weeks {wink}.

Here’s where I like to link.

 Other Printables from Yesterday on Tuesday

Halloween Party Printables

Vintage Halloween Party Printables 

Thanksgiving Party Printables

Thanksgiving Printables 

Free Printable Valentines

Color Me Happy Valentines

 FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables

Valentine’s Day Party Printables

 Free Vintage Valentines

Vintage Valentine’s Day Freebies

Father’s Day Kisses & Candy Gift Jar

Create a {sweet} present for Dad: a Father’s Day Kisses & Candy Gift Jar!

Father's Day Gift

 Dad will be reminded of how much you adore him for months to come. This jar holds a lot of candy (it’s very “manly”) and the blue printables give the gift a masculine feel. This would be a great present for children or kids of any age to make for dear Dad!

Father's Day Gift

 Father’s Day Kisses & Candy Gift Jar Supplies

1 gallon Mason Jar

2 bags each of mini candy bars and kisses and 1 bag of candy hugs

scrapbook paper, cardboard stars and ribbon (mine are from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond)

letter stickers

FREE Best Dad Ever Printables (I used the Gift Tags, Mini Candy Bar Wrappers and Sign)

 To Download:

1. Click this link for Free Father’s Day Printables

2. Choose on the printable you want

3. Click “Actions” in the upper left hand corner

4. Scroll down to “View All Sizes”

5. Select the “Large” size and save to your computer

6. Print

Father's Day Gift

 Cut out mini candy bar wrappers and attach to candy bars using double sided tape.

Father's Day GiftFill the jar up with the candy. Cut out the gift tag, and a 4″ by 4″ piece of scrapbook paper. Layer and adhere to jar. Punch a hole in the cardboard star and add letter stickers. Embellish the jar with ribbon.

Free Father's Day Art

 Pop the Father’s Day Sign in a frame.

Father's Day Gift









FREE Father’s Day Printables

I’ve got a special treat to help you celebrate all the amazing Father’s out there: FREE Father’s Day Printables! These amazing set was created by Printabelle for Yesterday on Tuesday to share with all of you.  Designed in manly shades of blue with a award ribbon theme, these Father’s Day Printables are sure to make Dad feel like the superstar that he is.

Free Father's Day Printables

 Dad will be impressed with your style and smart frugal ways when you celebrate his special day with this handsome set. Here’s what’s included.

FREE Father’s Day Printables “Best Dad”


Subway Art


Cupcake Toppers

Thank You Cards

Menu/Place Cards

Mini Candy Bar Wrappers

Water Bottle Labels

 Gift Bag Tags

 Additional Ideas for these Father’s Day Printables

Place a picture of Dad and/or Grandpa in the blank banner medallion

Make prize ribbons of out the Gift Bag Tags by cutting or punching them out, adding ribbons and a cardboard backing and a pin on the back.

Use glitter or slickers to add sparkle to the subway art or sign

Frame the subway art or sign

Use the water bottle labels on “Dad’s” brand root beer

 Wrap a bunch of mini candy bars in the mini candy bar wrappers. Put them in a mason jar and add a Gift Bag Tag reading “For Dad, because you’re so sweet.”

Cut out the mini candy bar wrappers and write reasons why you love Dad on the blank side. Fold them and place in a box for Dad to open.

The possibilities are endless… just like your love for Dad! 

 Simple Instructions:

1. Click this link for Free Father’s Day Printables

2. Choose on the printable you want

3. Click “Actions” in the upper left hand corner

4. Scroll down to “View All Sizes”

5. Select the “Large” size and save to your computer

6. Print

 More Free Printables:

FREE Mother's Day Printables

 Mother’s Day

FREE Mega Set Easter Printables | Yesterday On Tuesday #easter #freeeasterprintables #easterprintables #yesterdayontuesday #printabelle


FREE Mega Set St. Patrick's Party Printables - #stpatricksdaycrafts #stpatricksday #stpatrickspartysprintables #freestpatsprintables #printabelle #yesterdayontuesday

St. Patrick’s Day

 Coming Soon… All the Yesterday on Tuesday Printables together in one convenient place. Woo Hoo!


 Happy Father’s Day!









DIY Citronella Soy Candles

 Citronella Soy Candles

Soy Citronella Candles

It’s that time of year where bugs (both good and no-so-good) are invading our backyards and patios. While I don’t want to do anything to hurt “helpful” bugs like spiders and ladybugs, I am not a big fan of mosquitos! The always seem to come buzzing around at that exact worst moment… like when you’ve invited your neighbors over for a barbeque and you’re JUST about to serve the hot dogs. Here’s a way to get those mosquitos and other flying insects to buzz off: make your own Citronella Soy Candle. The lemony scent of citronella can send the pests packing.

Citronella Soy Candles: Supplies

Soy Wax, Containers (I used glass jars from Ben Franklin Crafts Redmond), waxed wicks, wax (to adhere wick to jar– both items also available at Ben Frankin Crafts Redmond) and Citronella Essential Oil. You also need a food-safe thermometer, and a microwave safe container. Tip: A glass measuring cup with a spout is helpful. You’ll also need pencils or rulers and tape (for keeping the wick straight).

Soy Citronella Candles

 Step 1: Use a dab of wax to stick the metal part of the wick to the bottom of the jar.

DIY citronella candle

Step 2: Press waxed wick firmly to make it adhere to jar. Tip: Use the eraser side of the pencil to if you can’t reach the bottom of the wick.

DIY Soy Citronella Candles

 Step 3: Using a pencil or ruler and tape, suspend the top of the wick in the center of the jar.

DIY Citronella Candles Step 4: Melt the soy chips in the microwave. I used 4 cups of soy wax chips at a time. It took 8 cups of soy wax chips to fill the larger class container. In my microwave, it took three minutes for 4 cups of wax chips to melt.

DIY Soy Citronella Candles

 Step 5: Check the temperature of the soy wax. It need to be at 180 degrees. Let the temperature fall to 140 degrees before adding 15 drops of citronella essental oil. Mix (I used a wood skewer).

DIY Soy Citronella Candles Step 6: Carefully pour into jar and wait.

Soy Citronella Candles

 Step 7: Let the candle(s) sit undisturbed for 48 hours.

Free Citronella Candle Labels Step 8: If desired, print out these FREE Citronella Candle Labels for Yesterday on Tuesday by Printabelle onto White Sticker Paper (available at Ben Franklin Crafts Redmond).

Label Download

1. Click this link: Free Citronella Candle Labels

2. Click actions (upper left), then view all sizes, select large and save to your computer

3. Print on sticker paper


Step 9: Cut out stickers and apply them to jars.

How to make soy citronella candles

Stuff to Remember:

Don’t leave melted wax or a lighted candle unattended.

Trim wick to 1/8″-1/4″ after each use.

Don’t let temperature of soy wax chips exceed 300 degrees when melting wax, it could cause a fire.

If wax does catch fire, use baking soda or smother with a lid to put fire out (NOT water).

Always check package instructions and use your common sense.

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