Poofy Cheeks

July 28, 2015

Printable Back to School Teacher Supplies

Printable teacher supply label for the first week of back to school.
 
My kids start back to school in 27 days. While I have thoroughly enjoyed having them home with a relaxed schedule and seeing all of them create memories together I am also ready for routine. I am ready to get back to bedtimes, planned meals and getting caught up on work. My shop shipping times have been a bit delayed the past few months because I can't seem to sit down and get a big chunk of work done. I feel like I am spending time rereading the same sentence of a page rather than finishing the chapter every time I sit down to work. Blogging has been sparse and the list of projects I want to complete multiplies on a daily basis. So who is with me on the back to school countdown?

 
Admittingly I always have these big plans to make the boys read daily and practice things they learned throughout the school year over summer break. I fail every time. We get busy and lazy. Then when there are a few weeks left until the school year starts I am scrambling to help them brush up on their reading, math and site words. This summer has been no different. I had a stack of books and worksheets for them to do over break and we didn't do ONE of them. There are some new rules being posted today that require reading before screen time.
 
Printable Back to School Teacher Supply Label

July 27, 2015

DIY: Inspirational Office Wall Decor with BEHR

I am sharing a paint project in my craft room as part of a sponsored post for BEHR paints. 
 
I have a mega awesome announcement to make today! If you have been reading my blog for a while or know me well then the answer is NO I am not pregnant. Now that we cleared that up... I have been chosen to be a part of the 2015 BEHR DIY Expert Team and I am overjoyed. I have a list of projects from interior painting and decorating to holiday crafts that will all include BEHR paints. One of the most exciting parts about being a part of the team is that I will be joined by a group of other amazing and inspiring bloggers to bring you the hottest trends and best tutorials.
 
We moved into our current house last November and while the color palette of tans, dusty blues and pumpkin pie orange work well together they aren't entirely me. I gave it a chance to see if it would grow on me but found myself more and more unhappy. The room that I find myself most unhappy with is my office+craft room space. We have a finished exposed basement where our family spends most of our time. My craft space is right at the bottom of the stairs and the walls are pumpkin pie orange. Trying to get into my creative zone or take pictures for blogging are nearly impossible with the reddish tint it adds to everything. Another problem with the darker colors is that the basement already lacks sunlight and spending the day downstairs working becomes dark and depressing after a while. When I am trying to bust through a to-do list that is the last problem I need!
 
Then pastels, light neutrals and gold take center stage and my office+craft room starts to take shape. I can't wait to show you how I made these fun frames with gold lettering. They have quickly become my favorite part of the space.
 
Pastel and Gold Office Space - DIY frames with BEHR #behrdiyexpert
 

July 20, 2015

Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse

This post is sponsored by Expression Vinyl in return for product. The ideas and opinions are all mine!
 
This past Christmas Santa brought Delilah a plastic playhouse. We usually keep the playhouse inside and it has kept both babies busy for countless hours. When other kids come to play it is the main event and everyone wants to run in and out of it. Even our two big boys want to get in and play from time to time.
 
I wanted to personalize Delilah's playhouse with a house number, glow in the dark stars and a little welcome note on the door. I used my Silhouette to cut Expression Vinyl and it took less than 30 minutes from start to finish! I have seen some people who put flowers and landscaping around their children's playhouses to make them seem like the 'belong' and since this one is inside most of the time I figured this would be another way to make Delilah's house feel extra special.
 
Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse
 


 
Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse
 
Supplies Needed-
 
Directions-
I started out by prepping the areas I was going to apply vinyl by rubbing them with an alcohol soaked cotton ball. To give the playhouse a makeover I cut different sized stars out on the glow in the dark vinyl and stuck those to the roof of the playhouse. Then I cut out a house number, 'Home Sweet Home' and 'Delilah's Garden' from the geyser blue adhesive vinyl. I like to use transfer tape when I am cutting out letters and words so I used transfer tape to apply the blue vinyl.
 
**I used a ruler to measure the playhouse areas before cutting the vinyl. My dad always told me to measure twice and cut once!
 
Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse

Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse

Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse

Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse

Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse

Delilah helped me rub the house down with cotton balls and after I put each thing on she told me it looked so pretty. 'So pretty' has become her favorite phrase ever since she tried cutting her own hair a few weeks ago. You can see for yourself over on my facebook page where I shared the video of her haircut interrogation! Luckily she gave herself bangs and didn't do half bad at it. The girl might have a future in the beauty industry.

Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse
 

Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse

Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse

During the day the stars have a muted green color but when I took Delilah out to look at them in the dark she was beside herself with excitement. I was thinking of putting more on inside/underneath of the roof so she can see them when she is in the house too.

As for Delilah's garden area we are going to plant some fake flowers. My little mini-me will get a kick out of them.

Home Sweet Home Personalized Plastic Playhouse

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July 10, 2015

Birthday S'mores Bar - Summer Birthday Celebration

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored
 
Throughout summer two of my sons, my husband and I celebrate our birthdays. Our family is practically in celebration mode all summer long! I rarely ever do anything for my birthday and always feel blah about it all day long. This year I decided to invite some friends and family over the night before my birthday for a S'More celebration, fun and games. I sent out a group text inviting everyone and told them kids were welcome but I wasn't going to be responsible for any of them.
 
I turned the big 2-8 on Wednesday and thanks to my friends and family it was one of the best birthdays I have had in years. We played a charades game through a charades phone app and laughed the entire night. The kids ran around pulling out every toy in the house and everyone had a great time. Since we were celebrating birthday style I threw together a S'Mores Birthday Bar complete with sprinkles where everyone could create their own S'mores concoction. Again - a hit among all ages.
 
 
Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores
 

Poofy Cheeks Shop Chirstmas in July Sale

PoofyCheeksShop on ETSY - Christmas in July Sale

I have been planning for today since May and I am excited to bring you the Poofy Cheeks Christmas in July sale in my ETSY shop! I have done summer Christmas sales through GroopDealz and Jane for the past few years but this year I decided to have my own Christmas in July sale too! There are a few details about the sale I wanted to explain...

Everything in the 'Christmas in July Sale' section of the shop has already been discounted but you can use the coupon code 'POOFYCHEEKS20' to take 20% off EVERYTHING! The sale runs from the 10th through Sunday the 13th.

Poofy Cheeks Shop Santa Sack Bags - Christmas in July Sale


July 6, 2015

DIY Hanging Mirrors on Budget - Modern Rustic

DIY Hanging Mirrors for any budget
 
Last weekend we put the finishing touches on my parent's master bedroom and as promised I am back sharing how I made the hanging mirrors they put on both sides of their bed. As with any redo the biggest thing is always trying to stay within a budget and this room was no different. I got my love of great deals and clearance shopping from my mom so it should come as no surprise that she tried to save money everywhere she could. She is super lucky to have my dad around because he is a jack of all trades when it comes to painting, wood working, plumbing, repairing, electrical and everything around the house! I might mention he is super lucky to have her around too - they have been married for 31 years now! My dad painted the room, hung the barn door track and hung the curtain rod and mirrors. My mom shopped for the accessories at Ross, TJ Maxx and even purchased the drop cloth curtains I suggested. I gifted the mirrors to her as her Mother's Day gift this year and put some of my own finishing touches on the room. As soon as we hung the mirrors it gave the room a totally different look and feel so I was very pleased with the outcome.
 
Make It Yourself - DIY Hanging Mirrors using Walmart Trays