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Take A Smile….And Share Them Too! + Free Printable

Take A Smile....And Share Them Too! + Free Printable By: NotSoIdleHands.com

We all know that this is a season of giving and showing love to your fellow man...no matter what you believe. It's hard to resist. It's simply in the air. Annnnnnd New Year's is a time when we all want to try to be kinder, gentler, versions of ourselves {you know, for a week at least}. Case in point, I was heading into the post office yesterday {yikes, I know}, and even though I had a huge stack … [Read more...]

Easy Last~Minute Halloween Hot Chocolate Treat + Free Printable

Easy Last~Minute Halloween Hot Chocolate Treat + Free Printable By: NotSoIdlehands.com

I'm all about doing things last~minute....just ask anyone that's had the misfortune of planning stuff with me. I'm usually the one who has to think and plan stuff out for the first 98% of my time frame, and then that last 2% is when the H in ADHD comes in handy for me {H meaning hyperactive, or course}. So, 3 weeks ago, I started planning to make some fun treats to bring to my kiddos' schools for … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Birthday Party Favors ~ Party Part 2

Harry Potter Birthday Party Favors ~ Party Part 2 By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, here we are at part 2 of the fun Harry Potter party we had last month. You can see Part 1 here or Part 3 here or Part 4 here. I wanted to make the favors look like the candies from the books/movies, but I also wanted to put my own fun spin of them. I also like using see~through bottles and containers that are cute and can be dressed up any way. Here are the Bertie Botts jars. I used the … [Read more...]

Printable Father’s Day Tags With Awesome Quote

Printable Father's Day Tags With Awesome Quote By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Wanna hear a funny story {of course you do....who says no to a funny story}? This happened the year I posted about these funny t-shirts I made for our girlies to wear whenever they were out~and~about with their dad. I was trying to hurry and get the shirts done and photos taken as well as still adjusting to our recently adopted tiny kiddo {yes, we brought her home in Feb, but adjustment always … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

How To Teach Your Kids About Making New Year’s Resolutions + Printable!

How To Teach Your Kids About Making New Year's Resolutions + Printable! By NotSoIdleHands.com

The new year is upon us now and it's resolution time again (already?....sheesh). Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not one to go making crazy promises that I can't or don't intend to keep. I've done enough of that in the past..... I like to look at resolutions as a starting point to whatever goal I want to reach for myself in the the near future. Because, let's face it....it's almost impossible to … [Read more...]

Easy Last Minute Neighbor Gifts~Freebie Printables Too!

Easy Last Minute Neighbor Gifts~Freebie Printables Too! By: NotSoIdleHands.com

If you're like me, you are still scrambling to get things done and that includes the trying to find a way to show your friends and neighbors that you think they're awesome. I wanted to make something that would be usable for the whole family and not just sweets (which I love BTW....just in case you wanted to bring any my way). So I thought and though (and then got strep throat) and thought some … [Read more...]