Teacher Appreciation Week~Framed Teacher Eye Chart + Printable

Teacher Appreciation Week~Framed Teacher Eye Chart + Printable By: NotSoIdleHands.com

So, the end of the school year is fast approaching {like a speeding train} and that means we get to show all the teacher how awesome they are for stuffing our kids' heads full of so much knowledge! I wanted to share a cool printable you can frame for all those fantastic teachers in your life. You can just click on the photo to download this {as a JPEG and you can print it as any size you … [Read more...]

When My Heart Goes Out Walking Around….

When My Heart Goes Out Walking Around.... By: NotSoIdleHands.com

These days, my heart belongs to 3 others bodies, besides my own {and one grown up body, if you count my hubs}. In fact, I think they have larger portions of that organ than I posses myself.....which can't be safe for me at all. It's a really weird thing to experience, this sharing of my heart with others. I mean, I have been in a family before this one that me and hubby created, it's just that … [Read more...]

18 Cute and Fun Easter and Spring Crafts & Treats

18 Cute and Fun Easter and Spring Crafts & Treats by: NotSoIdleHands.com

I love this time of year...the weather is getting warm (but not hot yet) and pretty bright colors are all over to make me happy. Well, we have been getting ready and looking for fun Easter crafts to do, and there are so many out there. Here are some of the fun ones I found: Subway Art Painted Easter Eggs at Lil Luna Easy Burlap Easter Bunny by Landeelu Easy hipster Easter Eggs from One … [Read more...]

Unique Frozen Birthday Party Invites With Treat Inside

Unique Frozen Birthday Party Invites With Treat Inside By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Like I said in my last post, we are in full birthday planning mode here, so that's pretty much all I've been working on {and adding fun stuff to my Etsy Store}. So today I wanted to show some super fun invites I made for my kiddo to hand out to her friends for her upcoming Frozen themed birthday par~tay. I wanted to make something charming and surprising for her friends to start off the … [Read more...]

Frozen Themed Sewn Paper Party Garland

Frozen Themed Sewn Paper Party Garland By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, these days have been full of party planning for one of my kiddos....have you seen the pattern in my posts yet? She wants a Frozen themed party, so I've been up to my eyeballs in ice blue and purple {and Olaf}. One of the decorations I wanted to make is a cute and easy paper circle garland to hang in our living room for the festivities. These are SO easy peasy to make....you won't even … [Read more...]

22 More April Fool’s Tricks and Pranks for Kids

22 More April Fool's Tricks and Pranks for Kids By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ok, so I already explained how much we love April Fool's Day here, so I don't need to again. But I did want to share some more fun pranks you all can do tomorrow when you are all full of mischief. First, I want to show you what happens when you mess with a 3 year old's Cheetos.... This video is from waaaaaaay back! I opened some bags of Cheetos and switched them out for carrots. Then I used … [Read more...]

The Power of Failure

The Power of Failure By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I have learned to embrace failure....no, actually I have learned to love failure. Yes, that's a weird thing to say but it's true {and I'm weird, so I say weird things like that all the time}. Failure is an important part of life and, when all is said and done, usually helps make your life better somehow. We hate it though. We fight kicking and screaming against failure. We hang our heads in … [Read more...]

Cheater’s Guide~Checklists to Make Your Mornings Smoother + Freebie Printable

Cheater's Guide~Checklists to Make Your Mornings Smoother + Freebie Printable By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Around these parts, hubby is required to be gone a lot for work, which means I need to be on top of my game to get 3 kiddos ready for school each day. So last year, I was drowning so much every morning that I needed to devise a way to encourage the girls to want to get on board with my ideas too. It needed to be something fun, so they wouldn't get bored of it.....but also something that would be … [Read more...]