Free Kitchen Conversion Chart Printable

It has happened to all of us, your in the middle of baking something and you only have half of the amount of sugar, flour or butter you need. 

We've all been there. Sometimes it's a lack of planning which leads to a kitchen disaster or it's just an oversite. But you still left with a recipe that needs converting. 

And how do you split 3/4 cups of sugar??? Easy, 6 tables spoons! I have made this simple conversion chart for you. 

You can print it here in color or here in black and white. 

And don't forget you can pick up a copy of The Poor Girl's Handbook the Kitchen on Kindle right now for just $2.99, it's loaded with little tidbits like how to fix kitchen disasters. 

Free Printable Valentines Day Cards

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! So it's never been a big deal to me, but since I have a toddler who can now do crafts and helps me cook treats, I love Valentine's Day. It's just a special day to wear red and eat candy and make sweet cards. 

But if you forgot tomorrow is Valentine's Day and you need a little Valentine, for whatever reason, I have designed two printables just for you. 

The first is a line from the Lumineers song "Ho Hey." 

The second one is my take on the conversation heart. 

You can download both of them in the links below. Remember, these are for your personal use only. 

You're My Sweet Heart

Conversation Hearts

Happy Valentine's Day!

Printable Monogram suitable for framing

 

Yesterday I shared with you the cute way I took photo frames from drab to fab. Well, if you're planning on a DIY Chrstimas and want to add a little something extra to your frames, why not a monogram?

So, I made you these cute monogram printables, free. Just print it out, resize it on the desktop program of your choosing and enjoy. 

Share the link to this with your friends and family, but make sure you use these for personal use only. 

Click the links below to download your desired letter!
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Free monogram printables perfect for framing

 

Yesterday I shared with you the cute way I took photo frames from drab to fab. Well, if you're planning on a DIY Chrstimas and want to add a little something extra to your frames, why not a monogram?

So, I made you these cute monogram printables, free. Just print it out, resize it on the desktop program of your choosing and enjoy. 

Share the link to this with your friends and family, but make sure you use these for personal use only. 

Click the links below to download your desired letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

 

 

Our Christmas to do list 2013 (FREE PRINTABLE!)

I have never in my life been more excited over a Christmas than I am this year. (At least that I can recall.) It's because I have a 2-year-old and a 6-month-old. That just spells FUN CHRISTMAS! 

I just wanted to dive headfirst into Christmas and stay there til sometime in February. But, I know if I don't make a list of things I want to do I will look back and be a little sad. So, I made a Family Fun Christmas To Do list. 

It's much like our Fall Family Fun list. Which we accomplished. (More on that later this week.)

Our list is pretty simple and you can print it for free here. 

You might notice that Santa is absent. Santa will be visiting Ry and Issie and leaving presents in their stockings. But I wanted to emphasize the reason we celebrate Christmas- Jesus. 

This is a time of worship, a time to celebrate what Jesus has done in our lives and a time to share those blessings with others. 

We will still watch Rudolph and go to parades, drink cocoa and do all those things that make this year a little magical. And we might even get our photo made with Santa. 

What are you doing to celebrate the season? 

(Free!!!) Printable Nativity Advent

Tomorrow (or today when you are reading this) begins advent! It's the time we wait... the time we wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus and we enter a precious time of worship. 

I love it. I love it even more now that I have children. And now that Ry is two he really has something to look forward to. 

I wanted to make a special advent calendar just for him and share it with all of you. Click here to download. 

Each day we will cut out a star and place it on the calendar until the 25, when we will put the angel in his/her place. 

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Luke 2: 9 -14. 

What are you doing to count down til Christmas?

 

Birthday Fun and FREE party printables

My sweet boy is two today! I still can't beleive it's been two years since Ry was born on his "magic" birthday 11-11-11. 

It's gone by in a flash. It's true what people say, DON'T BLINK! 

This weekend we joined with family and friends to celebrate his birthday with a "train party." My boy loves all things tractor, truck and train. So he had a blast. 

I thought I would share with all of you some details and give you some free "choo choo party" printables like the invitation I designed and our cupcake toppers. 

Ry's party was a total famly affair. My dad converted his riding lawnmower to a train, which he used to pull the party goers around our front yard. 

And my mom made these super cute train pants! (And she also painted him a shirt, which you can see in the top photo.)

We served really simple foods like

Mini baked sandwiches 

Creamy Peanut Butter Dip for apples 

Buffalo Chicken Dip 

And Mini homemade mini corndogs (recipe below) 

Of course, cup cakes and ice cream 

Mini Corn dogs: 

Yields 48

6 all beef hotdogs (I reccomend Nathan's)

2 boxes Jiffy Quick Cornbread Mix

2 eggs

2/3 cup milk

Spray your mini muffin pan and preheat your oven to 350. 

Mix your Jiffy Mix, eggs and mix. Drop your cornbread in to your mini muffin pan.

Slice your hotdogs into little pieces and drop a peice in each "muffin." Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. 

I made these cupcake toppers as well as the invitations and tags for goodie bags and the food table. I wanted to share it with you FOR FREE!!!

Throw your own train party and use these cute printables. And if you do leave me a post about it on our Facebook page! 

 

 

Bath Bomb DIY with free gift tag printable (DIY gift under $1)

Christmas is just six weeks away! (Give or take...) I don't know about you, but I could use the gift of relaxation. Wouldn't it be nice to give the gift of relaxation? Well you can. I made this bath bombs last week and they were the bomb dot com. (Forgive my late 1990's humor.) 
These homemade bath bombs require minimal effort and are just as good as bath bombs from places like Lush, for a fraction of the cost. I made 24 mini bath bombs and 10 full size bath bombs for around $8. Yup, a DIY gift under $1 each. Plus, I made you a little gift tag you can print to give your own bath bombs. 
Here is a video tutorial. 
What you'll need:
2 cups baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1 cup citric acid (this is an affiliate link. Please read my disclosure policy for more info)
5 drops essential oil
3 tsp olive oil, or coconut oil, or sunflower oil
2-5 drops food coloring (optional!)
spray bottle with water
Step 1. Combine your dry ingredients and stir. 
Step 2. Next add your essential oils and oil (like evoo, sunflower or coconut) and stir. 
Then add your food coloring if so desired. 
Give everything another stir. 
Step 3. Next, spray the mix with your water until it feels like wet sand. Then mix with your hands. 
Use a mold or your hands to form to desired shape. 
Let sit for a couple days.