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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Happy 7th Birthday Skylar Rose!


Happy 7th Birthday to my daughter, Skylar Rose!  Hard to believe that she is 7 years old today.  She will always be my baby girl.  I thank God every day for blessing me with a daughter who is kind, funny, smart, caring, and who makes me feel so loved!  She brings so much joy to our family!

In honor of Skylar, here's a look back at some of Skylar's past birthday parties.  I love seeing her sweet smile.  She is such a wonderful gift from God!


Monster High 6th Birthday



Circus 5th Birthday



Fairy 4th Birthday



Knight & Princess 3rd Birthday


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Merry & Bright 5x7 Holiday Card - Free Printable


Winter break is almost here!  Brody and Skylar only have a few days left of school.  We wanted to thank their teachers for their hard work this year by giving them Target gift cards for Christmas (who doesn't love Target???  I could probably live in Target, I do shop there all of the time and spend countless hours just walking the aisles...)  

I found the cutest Santa and Snowman gift card designs.  Aren't they cute???

Here is a closeup of the jolly guy...


And look at this cute snowman!


Of course I had to create a printable that would match these cute gift cards I found at Target.  Just print these cards out on white heavy cardstock, punch some holes on the card and the paper that the Target gift card is attached to, and use some cute holiday-themed ribbon to attach the two together.  

Voila!  
You have a cute gift ready to give to somebody who deserves a shopping spree!


Just go HERE or click on the photo below to download your free cards (your cards will be blank on the bottom and not have my children's names on them.)

https://app.box.com/s/6gs3q3zp6d1wuunfhgxmh8m1uqellb6z

Now go print these out and make somebody's day!  
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

If you would like to have your cards customized with a name, you can visit my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Conversation Questions - Free Printable

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays!  I love being able to spend time with my family while enjoying a delicious meal.  It really is a perfect time to tell your loved ones how thankful you are for them and all that they do for you.  It is also a wonderful time to relax, turn off all of the electronic devices, and just get to know each other. 

Last time our family was together at my in-laws' house, we played this game where everyone had to think of their favorite things, and then everyone else in the room had to guess those favorite things.  We kept points to see who had the most correct answers (our family is pretty competitive like that).  We had so much fun guessing and learning things about each other that we didn't know.  

So in honor of Thanksgiving and family time, I created printable conversation questions that you can use on Thanksgiving day.  Not only can you learn more about your family members, but this could be helpful if you still do not know what to get them for Christmas!

Just click HERE or the photo below to print out these cute conversation cards.

https://app.box.com/s/xupnnx7t0ylk5hpu85cjkud9ulq7g3tb

These cards also match the other free Thanksgiving printables I created in the past.  In case you haven't seen them yet, check them out by clicking on the photos below.

http://sweetmetelmoments.blogspot.com/2011/11/free-printable-thanksgving-centerpiece.html


http://sweetmetelmoments.blogspot.com/2011/11/free-printable-thanksgiving-placecards.html


http://sweetmetelmoments.blogspot.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-kids-table-and-free.html

I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Caregiver Appreciation - Free Printable


As a breast cancer survivor, I am extremely thankful to all of the people who have shown me so much love and support during a pretty crazy time in my life.  I am most thankful to my caregiver and amazing husband, Chris.  He was at every doctor appointment (and continues to go to all of my appointments with my oncologist, radiologist, and semi-annual mammograms.)   He was also the one who started a Relay For Life team in my honor the year I was diagnosed.

 Now I am very involved with our local Relay For Life and this year I am leading the area of recognition.  In honor of National Caregiver Month, we wanted to recognize and show appreciation to all of the caregivers our there, making them know that they are our MVP's!  With this year's theme for Relay For Life being sports, I thought it would be fun to give our caregivers pom poms with a custom tag I made that says, "Dear Caregiver, Thanks for being an awesome supporter!"


Whether you are a Relay For Life organizer that wants to recognize all of the caregivers in your community, or a cancer survivor who wants to show appreciation to your personal caregivers, including loved ones, nurses, and doctors, I hope you find this tag useful and know that you will brighten up someone's day!


Just click HERE or click on the photo below to download the file.  You can print on white, heavy cardstock, and then staple each label to a pom pom (I bought mine from Dollar Tree).

https://app.box.com/s/t6cjusv6ptxfhbrmiqrw0gxhgawlzacv

If you want to learn more about Relay For Life, go HERE.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Fashion Friday - Black & White Stripes and the Pulteney Bridge


I have recently been obsessed with looking at winter outfits on Pinterest to start planning for the colder weather that is coming.  It is crazy that most of this week I was sweating in shorts and a t-shirt, and we are in the middle of November already.  I have been reminiscing about the colder days in the city of Bath, in England, when Skylar and I wore our matching black and white tees and moto jackets.


While it was already summertime in Bath, the weather was cool and beautiful.  Some days, it was actually a bit chilly!  I loved how comfortable my boots were, considering we walked everywhere in Bath.  Brody and Skylar's favorite playground was about a mile from our hotel, located at Royal Victoria Park.  It is always important to have comfortable shoes on vacation!


In these photos, Skylar and are standing in front of the Pulteney Bridge.  It is definitely a must-see when you visit Bath.  It is unique in that it is one of only four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides.  The photo below shows some of the windows from the shops on the bridge.  You can also see the weir, where a scene from the movie Les Miserables was filmed.


Here's another view of the weir from where Skylar and I were standing.


Hopefully, we can return to Bath and enjoy this beautiful view again.  Skylar really loved this city! 


You can get our similar looks here:

Iris: top {similar}, jacket {similar}, boots {similar}
Skylar: top {via TJ Maxx}, jacket {similar}, boots {similar}
Stay tuned for an upcoming post on my winter outfit Pinterest finds!