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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free Valentine Straw Chalkboard Tags & Love Hearts StrawFlags/Cupcake Toppers

In celebration of LOVE, here are a couple of free printables for you:)

{The Chalkboard Tags} - A massive variety of cute straws can be purchased from my store here:
These are the perfect width to attach to the bottom of a pack of straws, or can be punched and tied with some cute twine (available in my Etsy shop) around however many straws you like. Contains message “You Are Ex-STRAW-dinary, Happy Valentines Day!”. The printable is sized 8.5x11 and contains 13 tags on each sheet that just need to be cut out. I recommend card stock for printing these.

{Love Hearts Straw Flags/Cupcake Toppers)
Inspired by the love hearts candy these little flags are a cute addition to your straws with fun messages like: “Be Mine”, “I Like You”, “ You Rock”, “Love You”, “Call Me”, “For Ever”, “Smile”, and “Love Bug”. Each 8.5x11 printable contains 34 Straw Flags.
Instructions for making Straw Flags/Cupcake Toppers
  • Print the sheet on your paper of choice. (I used a 67lb card stock, but regular 20lb paper would work too) 
  • Cut the paper along the light grey lines, this will result in 34 individual flags 
  • Stick some ‘permanent’ double-sided tape on the back of the flags about two thirds of the way down, (so, one third of the back of the flag will have tape on and two thirds will not) ~ make sure the tape goes all the way to the edges this will keep the sides together giving it a professional look. 
  • Get your straw and wrap the flag around it with the love hearts on the outside, lining up the two ends together, then press the two sides of the flag together. ** These will also work as cupcake toppers and you would substitute a straw for a toothpick and put double-sided tape on half of the back instead. ** 
  • To finish your flag you can cut a triangle shape at the end or cut on a slant.
{{enjoy}}

*** for personal use only***
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Choose Kind

"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."
Mr. Browne's Precepts 

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Families are Forever - Free 11x17 Printables - Primary Theme 2014

I made this print for our Primary bulletin board and thought I would share the love with all of you too in a couple of different colors - it's sized 11x17 and is easily printed at places likes, Office Depot, Stables, Kinko's etc.

Download the Red, Yellow, Blue version HERE**
Download the Teal, Green, Purple, Yellow version HERE**


For more of my custom prints & designs you can go HERE:)

** For Personal use only.



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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Privately Parent, Publicly Praise

"Mock your children as they struggle and they will learn to never share their struggles with you." (Shared from this great article, worth the read!:


GREAT article "privately parent and publicly praise" your children. My Mission President, gave some great marriage advice years before I got married - to paraphrase him -, 'do not talk badly about your spouse in front of others', there is a time and a place to share concerns or problems with a few select TRUSTED friends/family, but to focus on negative behavior and feelings in your children or your spouse only serves to give a breeding ground for the feelings to grow in your heart. I'm a big believer in "As a man thinketh so is he", and positive thoughts lead to positive feelings, and positive feelings lead to positive behavior. In my humble opinion;)
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