Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Free Printable Set: To-Do, Food Journal, Meal Plan, Activity Log & Brian Unload!

Last year I posted an organizing printable set that was one of my most popular posts of the year!!  I have created a new version with a black and gold theme!  The set includes a Weekly To-Do, Food Journal, Meal Planning, Activity Log (based on the FitBit app), and Brain Unload! Enjoy!!

New in this set is the Activity Log! Do you have a FitBit or other type of activity tracker?  This is a great way to track your steps, miles, etc. all on one page (and keep you motivated to increase your activity each day!)

Gold striped background by https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaBoutiqueDeiColori
Set designed by Jamie/fashionablemoms.blogspot.com

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Free Printable: BINGO - Top News of 2015

Hello all my friends!!!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Each year, I create a video slideshow with family pictures from the year.  I always include a Top News Stories section with pics from the big news, controversies, celebrity gossip, sports, etc.  So I was inspired to create a BINGO game with some of the big events of 2015!!! This would be great to play on New Year's Eve!!!  Paris attacks, Deflate-gate, Star Wars, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Warriors NBA Champs.......etc.....

Here it is: 2015 TOP NEWS BINGO - Adult Version
(I put this game together very quickly, so forgive any mistakes!!!)

Disclaimer: I do not necessarily agree, disagree, condone, or disapprove of the current events/news items in this game.  I just googled Top Events of 2015 to compile the list.

Background by etsy.com/shop/prettygrafikdesign on Etsy

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Last-Minute Gift Ideas $5-$10

I wanted to share a few last-minute gift ideas that are inexpensive, useful, easy to find, and quick to pull together!!!

Soup Mugs and Soup Mix - about $6.00-$7.00 (I paid $5.50)
I gave a set of soup containers and my fave Bear Creek Chicken Noodle Soup to all the ladies at the office where I get my allergy shots.  It was a hit!!! They loved it!!  Originally I was going to purchase these soup mugs from Target for $6.99...until I found some at Dollar Tree for $1.00!!!! They had pink, blue, and green, and from what I could tell, they are a pretty good quality (I hope so, at least!!!). You could also use ceramic ones and any soup of your choice, of course!

Gift Cards - $5.00 or $10.00
When in doubt, just get a GIFT CARD!!!!!!  Our local Kroger grocery store had Amazon gift cards in 3-packs of $10.00.  These were great for the bus driver, dance teacher, and gym/art teachers!  You can purchase Starbucks cards in almost any increment.  I used to feel silly giving gift cards because the person would know how much I spent.  But now, I don't care!!!!  They can get what they want and it's so easy!!!

Bath & Body Works Hand Soaps - $2.50-$5.00
I find that the hand soaps are better than lotion or other bath products because the scent isn't too strong, so you can't go wrong with any of the options. Also, unlike lotions, they will actually get used up to the end!!!  I often throw away old body sprays and other products like that because I have half the bottle left a couple years later. It goes bad and has to be trashed. Not the case with the soaps!!

Any kind of Kits - $2.00-$10.00
Any little kits full of useful items are always appreciated! You can put them together yourself!
1-Purse Kit: A cute zipper pouch or pencil case filled with mints, gum, and chocolates
2-Car Kit: A plastic shoebox filled with wipes, snacks, nail files, tissues, etc. 
3-Mom Kit: A clear zipper bag with Band-Aids, Neosporin, Tylenol, hand sanitizer, Shout wipes, floss, disposable toothbrushes, etc.
4-Craft Kit: A photo box filled with glitter, washi tape, gel pens, stickers, note cards, etc.
5-Baking Kit: A loaf pan filled with the dry ingredients for pumpkin bread or banana bread

 Hope this helps with your last-minute shopping!!!

This is not a sponsored post.  All ideas are my own personal opinion.
Star background by etsy.com/shop/Prettygrafikdesign.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Our Family Christmas Card

I wanted to share our Instagram-style Christmas card that I designed! If you still haven't decided on a card yet, these are available in my shop! Turnover is 24 hrs. if you order by 12/22/15!!

On the card we actually sent out, we used our address where it says "The Rathbun House."  It was a difficult decision whether to use my husband's Instagram name or mine, but as you can see, we decided on his!

I hope you all are getting through the chaos of the season and enjoying your time of shopping, family, and food!  Merry Christmas to all !

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Girl Scout Cookie Necklace from a Plastic Cup

To all of you moms of Girl Scouts or Girl Scout leaders....here is a little craft project idea!  These are little necklaces or keychains you can make using plastic cups, Sharpies, and an oven!!!

You will need:
3 oz. Plastic Bathroom Cups (the 9 oz. translucent cups work too, but you may need to adjust baking time)
Permanent Markers
Baking Sheet and Foil
Hole Punch and String or Ribbon
Oven preheated to 350 degrees F

Step 1: Use the markers to draw a design on the cup.  

Step 2: Punch a hole in the cup just below the rim. 

Step 3: Place cup(s) on foil-covered baking sheet and place in center of oven. 

WATCH CAREFULLY!!!!  It only takes about 10-20 SECONDS for the cup to melt!!

Step 4: Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. 

Step 5: Add a ribbon and the necklace is ready to wear and advertise cookie sales;) 

Jamie My Fashionable Designs
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Elfster.com and Kids' Gift Ideas from Actual Kids' Wishlists!!!

I have to share about THE BEST site for gift exchanges....elfster.com!!!! This is not a sponsored post;    I'm just sharing my personal experience!  For the past several years, my family has used "Elfster" for our annual Christmas gift exchange and to update wish lists for birthdays. Elfster draws the names for us and allows each person to add to their own wish list. No stressing about deciding what to get!

So, I wanted to share some gift ideas!  These items are directly from my own kids' lists, as well as my nieces and nephews' lists (ages 4-16).

Girls - Ages 4-6
-Disney Princess Palace Pets Bright Eyes Feature Plush, Dreamy

-Mini Star Music Show Children's Toy Stand Up Microphone Play Set w/ Built In MP3 Jack, Speaker, Adjustable Height

Boys - Ages 4-6
-Minecraft Figures 2 Pack - Steve with White Horse
-Minecraft Series 1 Figures 3 Pack-SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop
-Minecraft Toys
-Minecraft Games

Girls - Ages 7-10
-8 Inch Doll Pretend Play Hair Salon 30 Pc. Set, Combo Child Sized & Doll Sized Complete Hair Accessory Set Perfect for American Dolls, Doll Furniture & More! 18 Inch Doll Hair Care Kit Play Set

Boys - Ages 7-10

Girls - Ages 11-16

-olloclip 4-IN-1 for iPhone 6/6 Plus and 6s/6s Plus Silver Lens/Black Clip OCEU-IPH6-FW2M-SB

Boys - Ages 11-16 (some items are more 11-13)
-Wilson NCAA Solution Official Game Ball Basketball-Fuzion PRO X-3 Stunt Scooter-Harry Potter Wand with Ollivanders Wand Box
-iPhone Lightning Dock - Silver-Monopoly Electronic Banking Game-iHome iPL8BN Stereo FM Clock Radio with Lightning Dock for iPhone 5/5S and 6/6Plus-PS4 Controller Designer Skin for Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock Wireless Controller - Battle Torn Stripes-NBA 2K16 : Early Tip-off Edition - PlayStation 4-PS4 Games
-iTunes Gift Cards
-Sports Jerseys
-Sports Caps

What does Elfster do? (It's FREE by the way!)
*Elfster randomly draws the names for the gift exchange!  It just takes a little bit of setting up the exchange by entering emails, needing everyone's approval, etc., but once you hit "Draw Names," each person gets an email with their Person! You can even specify which names someone can't have. For example, we don't let kids get their parent's name.  That way the parents don't have to shop for themselves!
*Elfster allows each person to set up their wish list and you can even mark "Purchased" when you purchase something for your Person.
*Elfster sends reminders for birthdays and allows you to "follow" any wish list within your group.
*You can send anonymous questions to your Person!  This is great if they forgot to include a size or if something on their wish list is sold out and you want to ask them about an alternative!
*You can have child accounts linked to the parent account so you don't need to keep signing out of your own to get into the kids' accounts!

We have a total of 18 people on my side of the family, so this is the best and easiest way to manage an exchange of that size!  WE LOVE ELFSTER!!!!!

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Free Printable: Burlap Merry Christmas Banner!

Hi everyone!!!  I just added a new Christmas Banner to my Etsy shop, but I wanted to share with you the free mini version!!! Download HERE or click on the image below! If you want to purchase the full-size banner, which includes this mini version as well as matching gift tags, use code BLOGGER for $2.00 off!!! :)Jamie

Burlap background by etsy.com/shop/ClipArtGraphics.
Font by https://creativemarket.com/Nickylaatz.

Created by Jamie/fashionablemoms.blogspot.com
My Etsy shop: https://etsy.com/shop/myfashionabledesigns

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! 
Enjoy your day celebrating and relaxing and eating!!!  I'm thankful for each of you for visiting my blog! I enjoy reading your comments and emails and I especially love helping other moms by creating printables and sharing ideas!   Hugs to you all!!!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Free Printable: Faux Gold Foil Thanksgiving Printable Set!

Happy Thanksgiving Week everyone!!!!! Hope you all had a great weekend! I am still sad that our Buckeyes had their first loss of the season on Saturday:( Ouch.  But I happen to know that many of you are from that state up North, so no hard feelings! We will hopefully redeem ourselves for the big game this Saturday!!! Go Bucks;)

Anyway....I hope you are getting ready for a few days of resting, relaxing, and eating!! In case you are looking to add a few more decorations around the house or are in search of a nice gift for your host....here you go! A set of faux foil Thanksgiving printables!!!
DOWNLOAD SET HERE or click on the images below!
>>>Show me photos of how you use my designs! Use #myfashionabledesigns on social media!<<<

Font from https://creativemarket.com/h_m
Designed by Jamie/fashionablemoms.blogspot.com for your personal use.
My etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyFashionableDesigns

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Free Printable: Christmas Organization Set

Don't worry....there is plenty of time left until Christmas!!!!!  I'm just getting a head start on my Christmas printables now;)

Here is a set of planning pages that I hope will be helpful in reducing stress during the craziest time of the year;)

The set includes Gift Tracking (example above), a December 2015 Calendar, Christmas Activities tracking to take notes about what you need for family events, classroom parties, etc.  The set also includes a Receipts page to fit inside a gallon zipper bag and store all your receipts, as well as a detailed checklist for Home Decor, Trees, Lights, Christmas Cards & Wrapping.  Bonus: 2 sheets of gift labels!  Enjoy!

Relax and enjoy the Thanksgiving season:)

Clipart credit: Borders by etsy.com/shop/digitalfield
Background by etsy.com/shop/prettygrafikdesign
Created by me for your personal use!
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Free Printable: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hi everyone!!!!  My kids are already begging to start decorating for Christmas, but I just finished putting up all the Thanksgiving decor, so we're going to hold off until we get through that first!!!! But I have added some new Christmas designs to my Etsy shop and decided to create a special one for you as well!!! WHITE BACKGROUND  BLACK BACKGROUND

Font credit: https://creativemarket.com/Nickylaatz
Mockup elements by https://creativemarket.com/Placeto
Created by Jamie/fashionblemoms.blogspot.com

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Free Printable: "Give Thanks" Thanksgiving Banner Flags

Hi everyone!!!  I hope you all had a safe and exciting Halloween!!!  I can't believe it's November already!!!!!  I'm going to try to pack up all my Halloween decor today and move into Thanksgiving, so I'm sharing this colorful GIVE THANKS banner with you!

Clipart Credit:
Background patterns by www.etsy.com/shop/winchesterlambourne
Circle frames by www.etsy.com/shop/pickychicken
Turkeys and banner flags created by me!

And here are some highlights of my family's Halloween season:

My Glamour Witch and Thomas the Tank Engine before Trunk or Treat at the school:

The night of Trick or Treat and the large volume of candy the kids got (for me)!!! 

One of my favorite parts of Halloween: The School Costume Parade! 

Mya, Mason and me before Costume Night at Church:

Wow, it was a warm and beautiful November 1st in Central Ohio!! Perfect for jumping in piles of leaves!!! 

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pumpkin String Art with Push Pins!

I was in charge of the craft for Mya's class Halloween party, so I was looking to do something unique with her class of 3rd graders!  I have tried out the string art using nails and wood, but I knew that would not work in the 15 minute time slot we had (not to mention the cost and skill level it would require!).  So.....I came up with an alternative! Here is Mya's:

The kids loved making these and it was a huge success!!
Here is my original version:

I prepared all the supplies ahead of time, which was very time-consuming, but made things run very smoothly at the class party.  Here is a list of the supplies needed:
Green push pins
Ribbon or string for hanging
Pumpkin cut-out
Glue gun and glue sticks
Ruler & pencil
Knife or cutter

I cut out 6x4" rectangles for our project.  

Use the glue gun to glue two layers of cork together, with the hanging string or ribbon glued between the layers.  It is necessary to glue two pieces together so it's thick enough for the push-pins to go in but not push all the way through.

I prepared the boards ahead of time and gave each child a bag with the supplies he/she needed for the project: pumpkin cut-out, 16 clear push pins, 4 green push pins, string.  I also glued each end of the string with a glob of hot glue to make the ends strong so the kids could simply poke the push pin into the string's beginning to start out and then again at the end.  No need to tie the string around the push pins!!

The pumpkin shape will be removed after the push pins, so be sure the kids are poking the push pins outside of it, not through it!!

Lift up a push pin and push it through the beginning of the string.  Then just randomly wrap the string  in any pattern you choose!!  Mya chose to wrap a border on the top part of the pins then the remaining string under the push pins, but you can also weave it all on the top part, as in my original version.

Use the green pins for the "stem" or you can use green string as in my original version.

Happy Halloween!!

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