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Cricut Halloween Craft Contest!

Cricut Halloween Craft Contest!

afflinksincludedHalloween inspires so many delightfully devilish crafting projects that it is no wonder there should be a celebration! Enter to win the Cricut Halloween Giveaway, where you could win a Cricut gift card for $50, $75 or even $100! Winning designs will be posted on the Cricut Facebook page!

Here are some designs that I found on the Cricut site to get your creative juices flowing. If you need to stock up on your Cricut supplies in order to give your designs that extra bit of spook, great news—Cricut offers free shipping on all orders of $31 or more through 10/31!

Cricut Halloween Treat Bags
Cricut Halloween Treat Bags
Cricut 3D Pumpkins
Cricut 3D Pumpkins
Cricut October Birthday Card
Cricut October Birthday Card
Cricut Crash Landing Cupcakes
Cricut Crash Landing Cupcakes
Cricut Halloween Klok
Cricut Halloween Klok

Good luck, and may the best ghost or goblin win! Submit your Entry to Cricut’s Halloween Contest here!

15% off Fine Art for Kids at Oopsy Daisy

15% off Fine Art for Kids at Oopsy Daisy

Save 15% off at Oopsy DaisyWith the rise in more exotic names of children these days, Personalized decor for kids’ bedrooms and play spaces is in more demand than ever!  Oopsy Daisy offers lots of kids room decor & wall art that i appropriate for all kids and lots of personalized items.

At Oopsy Daisy, you can find personalized canvas art, growth charts, night lights, lamps, birthday banners, and placemats.  Growing up, my grandparents marked our growth on a door jam in their house, and all these years later unfortunately that door jam has been lost to the ages with the selling of their house.  Portable growth charts are a great alternative when families are more mobile these days.

Boy do we have an Oopsy Daisy coupon for you!  Through the end of the year, you can save 15% off all room decor at Oopsy Daisy with code DL15.  Take advantage of these savings today!

Peace Like a River

Peace Like a River

This was always a popular song for younger girls since there aren’t many words to remember.

I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul

I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul

I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul

I’ve got peace and joy like a river
I’ve got peace and joy like a river
I’ve got peace and joy like a river in my soul
I’ve got peace and joy like a river
I’ve got peace and joy like a river
I’ve got peace and joy like a river in my soul
I’ve got peace and joy like a river in my soul

Woven Placemats

Woven Placemats

woven placemat

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Start with a sheet of purple felt.  Fold it in half.
  2. While the felt is still folded, draw a series of lines across the fold about 2″ apart.  Do not draw them all the way to the edge – leave about ½” at the edge.
  3. Use chalk and the ruler to draw the lines before cutting the felt.  Use a damp sponge afterward to wipe off the chalk once the mat is put together.
  4. Starting on the folded end of the felt, cut along all the lines.  When you unfold the piece of felt, there should be ½” border that is uncut.
  5. Using a sheet of pink felt, cut strips about 2″ wide that are as long as the width of the purple felt.
  6. Lay the purple felt on a table so it’s lengthwise.  Starting on the upper left corner, help the girls weave a pink strip down through the first slit, up through the second, down through the third, and so on through all the slits.
  7. Weave the second strip of pink through the purple so it alternates from the first strip.  Make sure that each new piece of felt is pushed up next to the previously woven piece.
  8. Continue weaving strips in this way until there’s no room for any more strips.
  9. When you’re done weaving, secure each strip of woven felt using glue.  You might also have to trim the woven edges a bit to make the edges of the place mat even.
  10. Trace a heart onto the red felt, and then a smaller heart onto the pink felt, trying to keep the same basic shape of the heart.  Cut out the pieces.  Only glue the edge of the “v” of the larger heart onto the mat as shown.  This will leave a pocket to hold the silverware.  Glue the smaller heart onto the larger heart.  Let dry before using your woven placemats!

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Adult supervision is required at all times.
  2. Adults should handle the scissors and cutting when working with younger girls.

A Lovely Pairing: Wine Paired with Girl Scout Cookies?

A Lovely Pairing: Wine Paired with Girl Scout Cookies?
Photo by KaiChangVong on Flickr
Photo by KaiChangVong on Flickr

Yes, you read that right!  It may be blasphemy to suggest that cookies be enjoyed with a beverage other than milk, but to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Day, the fine folks at Wine Club Reviews & Ratings have paired your favorite Girl Scout cookies with the appropriate wine to enjoy them with!  Check out their article to learn about wine paired with Girl Scout Cookies!

Some of their wisdom:

Lemonades

When snacking on these shortbread cookies with lemon-flavored icing, grab a buttery Chardonnay like the 2009 Cambria Chardonnay from Uncorked Ventures.

Go give the entire article a read here: Pairing Wine With Girl Scout Cookies