Just Winging It Shirt: Celebrating the Wing Mama


One of the Monkey’s teachers at preschool told me that she calls this month, “Mayhem” because of all of the craziness that goes on in families during the end of the year.  I have had various functions almost every day for all three of my boys, and I’m hanging on by a thread.  Yup, I’m just winging it right now.  I know that I’m not alone, and every mom out there has days where she is just trying to hold it all together.  This week for me it means that the boys aren’t getting a bath every night, and we are having easy to serve dinners, like Red Baron’s Pizza.  I know that many moms are doing their best to hang in there right now, and I wanted to show off a t-shirt that I made to celebrate how we are all doing our best to be a WingMama during the month of May.  I was delighted when Red Baron Pizza invited me to talk about these struggles as a part of their introduction of a new mascot– the Baroness.

Are you just winging today as a mama? This t-shirt design is for you! Sharing my experiences as a #wingmama (Sponsored by Red Baron Pizza)

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Patriotic Freezer Paper Coasters

I have been shocked by all of the DIY coasters that crafters have created.  In fact, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to DIY coasters.  I really like coasters as a way to spice up a table for any holiday.  A few years ago, I created a tutorial for Beaded Patriotic Coasters that I loved, but were quite time consuming and very delicate.   This year, I am going to show you a quick tutorial to design your own patriotic freezer paper coasters that will take less than 15 minutes to complete.   I used my Cricut Explore Air™ machine, but I am also going to show you how to make coasters using freezer paper without a cutting machine.

Using cork coasters, you can make these patriotic freezer paper coasters with a cutting machine or by hand in under 15 minutes! An easy, lightening fast craft!
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Easy Mickey Mouse Party Banners

This post is sponsored by Disney Parks and Cricut.  I am proud to partner with them and am honored to be using Cricut products and sharing my love of Disney.  My opinions and enjoyment of both is entirely my own.  This post may contain affiliate links, which won’t cost you extra, but helps support this site.

Today I wanted to share the super easy Mickey Mouse Party Banners that I made for our recent #DisneyKids Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Preschool Playdate.  I had been wanting to make a custom party banner using my Cricut Explore Air, and this party seemed like the perfect opportunity to make one.  I decided to make two different versions, one where I created a traditional party paper chain garland, and the other being a lettered Disney banner.  I was delighted with how both of them turned out, and how easy they were to make.  In case you’d liked to make some for your own Mickey Mouse Party, I’ve included links to the Cricut Design Space files for you to use.

Decorate for your Disney Preschool Party with these two simple and easy to make Mickey Mouse Party Banners. Both can be made quickly and easily with your Cricut Explore.
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Easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign

This post is sponsored by Disney Parks and Cricut.  I am proud to partner with them and am honored to be using Cricut products and sharing my love of Disney.  My opinions and enjoyment of both is entirely my own.  This post may contain affiliate links, which won’t cost you extra, but helps support this site.

I started planning our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate, as soon as I talked to the Monkey about our “Mickey Party.”  We wanted the party to focus on the little boys play fort that the Mellow Man designed and built last year.  I particularly wanted a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign since I knew that it would suit both the party and could be used long term with their play fort.  With a few minutes of designing in my Cricut Design Space, a spare 2″x4″ and some handy goodness from the Mellow Man, I was able to create a darling and easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign in under an hour.  Plus, it cost me nothing, and looks incredible.  To me, that is a crafting win.  If you’d like to make one for yourself, here’s how to do it.

This easy to make Wooden Mickey Mouse Clubhouse sign is perfect for a party or play fort!

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Springtime Mailbox Refurbishment

It must be nearly spring!  Houses are selling in our neighborhood quickly, and lots of families are out doing beautification projects.  When I was driving around our neighborhood, I was noticing that there were a lot of pretty mailboxes, and I started thinking that we needed to replace ours.  After pricing them, and realizing the cost, and acknowledging that all my mailbox needed was a little TLC, I decided that a mailbox refurbishment rather than a replacement was in order.  I thought I’d share how I went about refurbishing our mailbox, as it takes only a couple of hours, spaced over a weekend.  With the springtime weather, this is such an easy DIY to spruce up your outdoor home!

Does your mailbox look weathered and untidy? Don't replace it! You can update it inexpensively with paint and vinyl following this mailbox refurbishment to make your house stand out!
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