Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #88

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #87 is starting right out of the chute with our features from last week’s party!

 

MOST VIEWED

 

Editor’s Pick

$1 Upcycle And Headband Tute from Stone Cottage Adventures

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Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

 

Janine from Janine’s Confessions Of  A Mommyaholic  

Raquel of Organized Island

Emily of My Mom Made That

Marcy of Day2Day Supermom

Lynn from Turnips 2 Tangerines

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

Danielle of Sew Much Crafting

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Tammy of Creative K Kids

and… Tammy of The Ultimate Linky

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Guest Posting Announcement: Vinyl Laptop Decals

Guess what!?  I have a cool announcement.  I’m writing this post from my awesome new MacBook Pro.  Yup, I’ve made the switch after a lifetime on a PC.  This is a bit of a transition, but I’m in love with my new computer.  So much so, that I’m sharing a new project today over at the Silhouette School while Melissa is on vacation.  I’d love it so much if you’d stop over there and visit me.  Here’s a hint– it’s a tribute to one of my favorite books.    I also promised the readers of the Silhouette School that I’d show them another vinyl decal that I made for the Big One’s laptop.  (I had been borrowing his laptop while I was between laptops, and he’s so excited to get it back!)  It is a tribute to one of his favorite computer games: Minecraft.

My Mom Made That: Laptop Vinyl Decals (Minecraft Inspired)

The tutorial and vinyl recommendations are over at the Silhouette School, but if you are interested in the cut file for the Minecraft creeper, I have a free one available here.  I’ve gotten a ton of use out of this cut file, as I also used it to make the Big One’s back to school supplies that I shared a few weeks ago.

Now that I have our laptops all personalized with vinyl, my next step is to make an iPad decal for the Mellow Man.  His request is one that is Super Mario brother’s inspired, so I’m trying to come up with ideas for his decal.  If you have any suggestions, be sure to send them my way!

 




Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #86

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
How is your summer going? Flying by? We are so honored and pleased that, busy as you are, we have continuously had LOTS of blog hop visitors all summer long. Wow!
 
This week we have a special addition: co-host number 10, Janine! We are so excited that Janine has accepted our invitation to add our party to her blog and expand our reach. Yipee! Be sure to stop by  Confessions Of A Mommyaholic and show her some love. Janine’s social media links are the first in our list below making it super-easy for you to follow her.
Our newest co-host: Janine of Janine’s Confessions of A Mommyaholic


And now for the most-viewed posts from last week:



MOST VIEWED


save money

Spender vs. Saver Money Tips by Cents And Order



Second & Third Most Viewed



Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta from Oh! Mrs. Tucker

Painted Out by Woods of Bell Trees



Very Popular

Chocolate Mousse from My Pinventures 

DIY Toilet Cleaner by Men Clean

Memory Gratitude Bulletin Board Craft from Poems & Quotes

Homemade Air Freshener from Living Cheap On The Chic



Editor’s Pick

Lunchbox Jokes & Notes #printables #school #cleanjokes

Lunch Box Notes & Jokes from Coconut Head Survival Guide



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  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways please.
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Janine
from Janine’s Confessions Of  A Mommyaholic  
Raquel
of Organized Island
Emily
of My Mom Made That
Marcy
of Day2Day Supermom
Lynn
from Turnips 2 Tangerines
Carrie
of A Mother’s Shadow
Danielle
of 
Sew Much
Crafting
Diane
of Recipes For Our Daily Bread
Tammy
of Creative K Kids
and… Tammy
of The Ultimate Linky
Sinea
from Ducks ‘n a Row

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop with Ducks ‘N A Row

Welcome to our 85th Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Hey, we reached 400 posts two weeks in a row. How great is that!

This month we have 9 outstanding blogs hosting this party. Wow!  Say “hello” to our August co-hosts.


1. Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row
2. Emily of My Mom Made That
6. Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow
7. Raquel From Organized Island
8. Marcy from Day 2 Day Supermom
9. Danielle from Sew Much Crafting


And now for the posts that you liked the most!

Most Viewed

3 Reasons NOT To Give Your Husband More Sex from Calm Healthy Sexy



Second and Third

NEW Blog Hop List for YOU by Ducks ‘n a Row

Outdoor Movie Night from Day2Day Supermom




Very Popular

DIY Temporary Hair Dye from Meatloaf and Melodrama

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie from In The Kitchen With Jenny

Mason Jar Crafts from Vintage Zest

Blogland Tour from Homemade Interest

Keeping with our desire for everyone to get their posts seen by as many as possible, the “editor” picked #399 from last week’s party as her favorite of the week.
Editor’s Pick

DIY Pampering Lemon Sugar Scrub from Undercover DIYer



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  • PLEASE TWEET THIS PARTY !!!!  We want everyone to know about it!
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways please.
  • Visit three or more others. Let them know you’ve been there!
  • When you are PINNING, remember to do it from the original post. Black heart (cards)
  • If you are new, be sure to let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. Black heart (cards)
  • Thanks for joining us!

 

Raquel
of Organized Island
Emily
of My Mom Made That
Marcy
of Day2Day Supermom
Lynn from Turnips 2 Tangerines
Carrie of A
Mother’s Shadow
Danielle
of 
Sew Much Crafting
Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread
Tammy of Creative K Kids
and… Tammy
of The Ultimate Linky
Sinea from
Ducks ‘n a Row

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Start Back with Lots of School Supplies Printable

Thank you to Great Clips for sponsoring today’s discussion and inspiring my family to support teachers!

This week I got an email from our civic association. They were asking families to donate backpacks that were filled with new school supplies like pencils, markers, crayons, folders and notebooks.  I was a little surprised by this drive that was coordinated by our neighborhood and the Big One’s elementary school.  Most of the kiddos at the school don’t seem to be lacking, and I know the PTA has a healthy budget to support a bevy of extracurricular programs at the school.  Why was the neighborhood trying to collect 100 backpacks filled with school supplies for children?  It turns out in our wonderful little school, that has a great PTA and lots of kids who seem to have plenty that a third don’t have enough to buy the necessary school supplies.  Who picks up the slack– it’s usually the teachers. I assume.  Those teachers, who don’t make nearly enough for all that they do, spend their own money to make sure the classroom has what it needs to run!

My Mom Made That: Back to School Supply Printable

Apparently the average teacher spends $1000 or more on school supplies for students during each school year.  School supplies for your children, my children!  Well, I thought I would share a little printable that I made for us to use to start the school year off right.  To let the teachers know that we’ve got their back!  It’s a small 3×5 card that I can tape to the top of a package of paper, or tied to a bundle of pencils or pens.   I’d rather my sons’ teachers be focused on teaching my sweet boys than worrying about getting more supplies.  I want them to feel appreciated!  (If you’d like to use this printable, just click on the picture above, as I’ve saved in a full size image).

My Mom Made That: Back to School Supply Printable

 

I’d like to share another group that is trying to help teachers with the burden of buying school supplies.  Great Clips is the world’s largest salon brand  with over 3300 salons throughout the United States and Canada.  If you click the picture above, you’ll be taken to a page to watch a video of a classroom makeover and see how Great Clips has already fulfilled two teachers’ classroom wish lists. In order to help other teachers throughout the U.S. and Canada, for every person who downloads  the Online Check-In app, Great Clips will contribute to AdoptAClassroom.org (up to $20,000) to help continue to support teachers and students.   What is the Online Check-In app?  Itlets you add your name to the waiting list at your local Great Clips salon. It’s not an appointment – what it does is let you add your name to the list before arriving at the salon to help save you time.  We take the Big One to Great Clips fairly frequently to get his shaggy mane trimmed.  It’s great to know that you can get “call-ahead” seating when go, particularly when you are rushing around to get ready for the start of the school year.

This year Great Clips is also  hosting a contest to send $100 worth of school supplies to your door.  Think about how much your teachers would appreciate all those pencils!  To enter the #GREATLIST contest, go here.  Every day, one lucky winner will get their school supplies bought and shipped to their front door for free!   Plus #GREATLIST contest entrants receive a $2-off Great Clips coupon with their confirmation email the first time they submit a school supply list.  The contest has already started, and is running until September 5th, 2014.  Be sure to enter!