Easter Printable Giveaway + Feature on Growing Weisser

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I’m so delighted to be featured on the lifestyle blog Growing Weisser this week! Growing Weisser is a lifestyle blog written by a mom and her four daughters. One of the daughters, Bekah, became a good friend of mine during my time in Grenada, and I also had the pleasure of getting to meet her lovely mother Kerry when she visited! I love the name they came up with for their blog — Weisser is the last of each of the girls (maiden names for all the daughters who’ve now all married and changed their names) and makes a perfect name for a blog that shares wisdom about topics like cooking, parenting, organization, crafts, and faith.

They kindly asked me to be a part of their Passion Perspective series on their blog this week, and I was happy and honored to be a part of it! Check out the complete interview over there every day this week. Read a little about my education and background, the journey of starting Lavender’s Blue, challenges I faced along the way, and some products and reviews.

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Also, be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a free Easter Printable party pack!

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DIY Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Book + Free Printable

I promised you a free printable from Emmett’s Very Hungry Caterpillar party, so here it is! If you’re looking to make your own Very Hungry Caterpillar felt book like Emmett’s, I’ve got just the thing for you. I think this would make a perfect gift for a young child or even a teacher. You could even enlarge all the pieces and use it in the classroom with a felt board. You can use any felt, but I like to use wool felt blends because the quality of the felt is higher and it comes in a wide variety of beautiful colors. I purchased mine here (if you sign up for their newsletter, you can get a discount code too).

different colored felt
Very Hungry Caterpillar printout (at the end of this post)

Go ahead and cut out each object, leaving a generous amount of space around the outline. Next, pin it to the appropriate colored felt.

After that, simply cut out the felt pieces along the lines and then remove the pins and discard the paper. At this point, several of the pieces will already be done! A few of the more complicated pieces may need to be glued together, either with white glue, fabric glue, or a few dots of hot glue.

For the actual felt book, I bought some grey felt by the yard at the fabric store, and then cut them down to size. I sewed them down the middle to hold the pieces together, and that was it!

Here’s a look at each of the pages:

1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, and 5 oranges

cupcake, ice cream cone, pie, watermelon, lollipop, cake, cheese, salami, pickle, sausage

1 green leaf, the cocoon, and the final butterfly

See Emmett’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday party here and invitations here.


DIY Midterm Survival Kit + Free Printable

Midterms just passed recently for Dean and many of the students in my Women’s Bible Study. I thought it would be nice to put together some survival kits for the students to help them through the week, so my fellow SO’s (significant others) and I baked/bought some goodies to put into these kits. I had a lot of fun coming up with fun names for all the treats we put in – “Brain Bars,” “Top-Dog Trail Mix,” “Crunch-Time Cookies,” “Mighty Muffins,” and “Power Popcorn.” Don’t you just feel like going out and saving the world after reading those names? :)

If you have a student in your life, maybe they could use an extra boost of energy too! Click on the image below for a free download of the tags and labels used in the Midterm Survival Kit. Simply print on cardstock or label paper, trim, and attach to your items. Enjoy!

Valentine Love Quotes – Free Printable

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d provide you with some printable love quotes to get you in the mood. I originally wanted to create two or three to use as wall decorations for our bedroom, but once I got started, I couldn’t stop!

I’ve provided a few different size options, so you can download the poster size (8.5″x11″) to hang up in a room, the card size (3.5″x5″) to use as greeting cards, or the mini card size (2″x3″) to stick in a lunch box or on a gift. Just download the pdfs, print them out, and trim along the crop marks.

Click on the picture above to download all three sizes. Click here for poster size, card size, and mini-card size.
How many of them can you identify? :) I’ll reveal the sources tomorrow!

DIY Superbowl XLVI Party + Printables

I’m not really a football fan, nor do I know much about the sport at all. But I’ll take any opportunity to throw a party. :) So, when my husband suggested having a small Super Bowl party for his study group buddies, I said, “Sure, why not?”

I started researching the teams to find out the colors and what their logos were, and I must say I was very disappointed when I found out that both teams have the same exact team colors. That doesn’t make for a very exciting party, now does it? :P

Well, I worked with what I had, and it actually looks more like a coordinated, well-matched party than a SuperBowl rivalry. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Anyway, feel free to download and use for your own parties! Use both teams’ printables or just cut out the one team you’re rooting for if you’re feeling particularly competitive. :)

*Thanks to Brands of the World and the Noun Project for the free vector files!

DIY Tabbed Dividers + Free Printable

I recently started going back to school. I’m no stranger to the school environment, but it’s somewhat refreshing to be able to enter the classroom as a student rather than teacher. I’m taking some really interesting classes this semester, and I’m hoping to pick up a few new skills and learn a bit more about typography and digital illustration.

Anyhow, I was in need of some tabbed dividers for my school notebook and thought that I would go ahead and create a set for myself. I’ve always really disliked those yellow divider pages with the clear colored plastic holders, but there never seems to be much variety.

Here’s a DIY set of tabbed dividers for you, in case you’re like me. :) I’ve included most of the “normal” school subjects and also a few blank ones for you to fill in on your own. Happy studying!

Full-sized sheets of label paper (or regular paper + gluestick)
Single hole punch
DIY Tabbed Divider Template

Step 1: Print out DIY Tabbed Dividers Template

Step 2: Cut out tab.

Step 3: Punch corners with a single hole punch.

Step 4: Fold in half along the printed line.

Step 5: Remove label paper (or apply glue)

Step 6: Lay tab down (stick side up) and place cardstock about 1/4 of the way on top of the tab.

Step 7: Fold tab over along pre-folded line. Press firmly.





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