Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Craftaholic Strikes Again! (More Kid Stuff)

Here are some pictures (sorry they're not fantastic) of a couple projects I did last night.  (Ideas from Pinterest).

ABC Spoons-With store reward coupons, I bought some plastic spoons when I didn't have anything else I wanted to buy and the coupons were going to expire.  On the white spoons at the top, I used a black sharpie to put the alphabet letters in capitals.  On the clear spoons near the bottom, I used a blue sharpie to put them in lower case.  It looked like an awesome activity to have kids match up the upper and lower case letters.  (I know I would have liked this activity when I substituted as a paraeducator in a kindergarten classroom earlier this year). 
 Hue Pins- Again, store rewards expiring and these clothespins on clearance, I snatched them up and glued strips of these paint chip samples that I got for free while redeeming a coupon for a free 8oz of paint at Lowe's. This can be more advanced for kids than just recognizing blue from red, but the different shades/hues from eachother! 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Monthly Post?! {Blog Fail}

I've lapsed in my blogging again.  What's a girl to say?  I've been so busy (for example this week) that I didn't even go out couponing or do any crafting.  And for this girl, that's saying something!!!!  We're moving mid next monthish (lease ends June 30 but we can start moving into the new place mid June) so I'm catching up on regular cleaning and getting a head start on packing.  I decided when I need a break every now and then, I sit down and play a couple games.  First I go here to swagbucks and play a game in the hopes of winning some points (randomly awarded 2 points...450 points gets you a $5 gift card) and then I go here to play games-10 points once every hour max, 2000 points gets you a coupon for one (1) FREE 64oz bottle of any variety of Old Orchard juice or drink. Maximum value: $3.49.

In other news, my Pinterest addiction pays off.  I pinned this just the other day and my hubby and I decided to make these tasty bacon pancakes this morning. (picture won't load :(  darn...)  Best.  Idea.  Ever.  Just sayin'.  Have a great day!