10 Valentine’s Day Fonts

Hello there!

With February around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about making Valentines for our friends and family. We love creating our own Valentines, so I thought it would be fun to share 10 Valentine’s Day Fonts with y’all today. You can download these fonts, save them to your fonts folder on your computer, and use them in Word, Picasa, Photo Shop, etc. to create your own Valentines. It’s actually really easy.

10 Valentines Day Fonts

Aren’t they fun?! And they just *scream* Valentine’s Day, right? Now all you have to do is click on the names of the ones you want to download below and save them to your computer….easy peasy!

Have fun creating your own Valentines this year with these 10 {free} Valentine’s Day Fonts!

See you tomorrow for more Valentine’s Day fun. And if you enjoyed this post,, check out my Mustache Valentines and Kiss & Hug Valentines, both are have free printable tags!

5 {Money Saving} Summer Fun Activities

Hello and happy Hump Day!

Today I thought it would be fun to share 5 of my favorite money saving summer fun activities with you! Now that it’s summer break and the kids are out of school (or taking a break from homeschool), it’s time to plan fun summer activities for your kiddos. As you know, the more kiddos you have, the more expensive your activities cost is. We do lots of fun things at home during the summer, but it’s fun to get out to of the house once in a while too.

I have found 5 fun things you can do with your kids this summer without having to break your bank …or sell your kidney.

5 summer activities

 

 

1) Harkins Summer Movie Pass

summer movie pass

This is one of our FAVORITE things to do in the summer. For under $10 a person, you can see one movie a week for 10 weeks. I know! Now they are not brand spanking new movies, but they are newer movies. And it’s fun to beat the heat in the movie theater with some popcorn and friends. We even bring in our own snacks. We also buy the Harkins shirt and cups every year to help keep the cost of movie theater goodies down. More info about the summer movie passes HERE.

2) Splash Pads or Community Pools

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We visit splash pads on a weekly (sometimes more) basis in the summer. Not only is it completely free, but the water provides hours of entertainment for the kids. We bring cups, buckets, squirt guns, and squirt bottles with us. We often bring snacks or pack a lunch so we can stay a while. It’s also fun to visit different splash pads to switch it up a bit. Community pools are also fun to visit and some even have fun water slides.

3) The Library

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The library offers TONS of free entertainment. Not only can you check out books and movies, but most libraries also provide Culture Passes. You check them out just like a library book but it gives you 2 free admissions to different museums and zoos around your area. Check with your local library for specific details. We’ve been to the zoo and 2 museums for no cost at all using the Culture Pass. My daughter LOVES playing on the computers at the library too. They have lots of fun learning games for kids. The library also provides a fun summer reading program with incentives and prizes to encourage your kids to read. The library also provides a monthly calendar with free activities such as story times, movies, speakers, concerts, game nights, Lego club, etc.

4) Home Depot and Lowe’s Kids Workshops

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Once a month, both Home Depot and Lowe’s offers a free kid workshop on a Saturday morning. They provide you with an apron, the materials and instructions needed to build or construct the project, a certificate of completion, and a pin or patch for the apron. All for NO cost to you. Check out your local Home Depot and Lowe’s for their schedules. Find Home Depot’s  kid workshops HERE and Lowe’s HERE.

5) Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

This is a FUN one and we will be doing it for the first time this summer. Basically, your kids read 8 books, record them in a PDF journal (provided by Barnes & Noble), and turn it in for a FREE book! Pretty cool right? Find more info HERE.

 

So awesome, right?! Now get out there and utilize these awesome activities so that they stick around!

If you have other {Money Saving} Summer Fun Activities, leave them in the comments! I’d love to add to my personal list :)

Thanks for stopping by friends! I’ll see you Friday for a yummy recipe.

 

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Tot School Tuesday: Spring Pre-Writing Prints

Hi friends!
Welcome to Tot School Tuesday, where See Vanessa Craft and I share all things tot and preschool friendly.

Spring is in the air here in Arizona and my daughter and I are really enjoying this weather. I created a couple of  prints for her to practice pre-reading and pre-writing, and I thought I would share them with you and your kiddos…

Download Spring Color Words HERE

Download Spring Words HERE

Aren’t they fun?! My preschooler really enjoyed them yesterday.

She verbally spells the words, sounds them out, and writes them.

Are you ready for one of my most favorite teaching tips?

Here it is…

Slip prints and worksheets into plastic page protectors and have your tot/preschooler write with a dry erase marker. That way, you can reuse the prints for extra practice without wasting paper. Typically, we practice them 3-5 times before moving on…not in one day, but over several days.

I hope you enjoy the prints…let me know if you use them with your tot/preschooler!

Now it’s time to head on over to See Vanessa Craft for more Tot School Tuesday ideas…

And don’t forget to link up your tot/preschool friendly activities, crafts, and teaching ideas here…

Bunny Cotton Tails Treat & Printable Tags

It’s the weekend!
WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!
I am busy preparing for a vendor fair next weekend but I wanted to stop by and share a FUN Easter treat with you all today that will take you all of 5 minutes to put together.
Supplies:
Small glass jars (Dollar Tree)
Cotton Candy (Dollar Tree)
Baker’s Twine
Scissors
Hole punch
How-to:
After purchasing your supplies, fill the glass jars with cotton candy.
Print off the Bunny Cotton Tails tags HERE and cut them out.
Hole punch the corner of the tags and secure to the glass jars with baker’s twine. 
Give to friends, family, neighbors, teachers, co-workers, your mailman, etc.
Simple and fun right?
And how cute are the tags?!
So what do you think?
Thanks for stopping by, friends!
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY that’s going on right now!
The more we support MFTM sponsors, the more awesome giveaway opportunities we have!
See you next week : )

Seuss-tastic Chalkboard Prints

It’s the weekend…my favorite part of the week!

I plan on getting a TON done this weekend…how about you?

Today is a pretty special day… it’s my favorite children’s author’s birthday!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

In celebration of this special day, I have 4 fabulous freebies for you…

Aren’t they fun?

I used some of my most favorite Dr. Seuss quotes and turned them into fun prints! Ours are hanging in the play/homeschool room.

Thanks to my bloggy buddy, Michele of The Scrap Shoppe for the colorful chalkboard backgrounds!

As soon as I saw them, they reminded me of colorful Dr. Seuss books.

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These prints are free to download for personal use only. They are formatted as 8x10s but can be scaled down (I scaled mine down to 4x6s to fit into frames I had on hand).

And remember, if you LOVE it, PIN it!

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

Enjoy your weekend : )

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Check to see if you are the winner –> HERE.

Daughter/Son of a Heavenly Father Prints

Good morning!
As I’ve mentioned a few other times, I have been busy working on my daughter’s room makeover. I am so excited to finish it up and reveal it to you, friends!
The other day I was laying out the decor for her walls on her bedroom floor (I do that before hanging anything) and I decided I needed to make a print for one of the arrangements. I wanted something inspirational…something I want her to be reminded of daily. Here is what I came up with…
I just love the way it turned out.
What do you think?
I also created a boy version for all of you boy mommas out there…
Aren’t they sweet?
You can download the GIRL version HERE and the BOY version HERE.
They are formatted as an 8×10 but can be sized down. Please remember these are for personal use only.
And remember, if you love it, PIN it!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you are having a great week so far.
Don’t forget to enter this week’s GIVEAWAY!
Click HERE to enter.
I’m taking tomorrow off from the blog but I want to wish you all a LOVE filled Valentine’s Day!

Kiss & Hug Valentines

Hi there!
I’m stopping by today to share a sweet Valentine idea with you. This one is inspired by one of my favorite songs.

Supplies:
Small gift bags
(found mine in Target’s Dollar Spot)
Hersey’s Hugs
Hersey’s Kisses
Kisses & Hugs tag 
Baker’s twine
Scissors

This Valentine is simple…
Just fill a cute gift bag with Hugs & Kisses (chocolate),
Print out the tags on white card stock HERE,
Cut your tags and attach to the gift bags with baker’s twine.
For a non-candy idea, pair the tags up with chap stick!
Aren’t these tags just the cutest?? Polka dots, hearts, arrows…it’s LOVE.
Do you recognize what song these sweet lyrics are from?
Here’s my favorite version…
If you use the tags, please remember they are for personal use only.
And if you love it, PIN it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Mumford & Sons Chalkboard Print

Hi friends!
I’m so thrilled with all of the new friends/readers/fans Mine for the Making has that I wanted to share a little freebie with you all!

Of course I love Mumford & Sons and of course I love chalkboard art. 

I’m trendy (as Kelli of the LollyJane would say *winks*).
So if you love a good Mumford & Sons song blaring while your mopping the floors or driving the kiddos to gymnastics and you love a good piece of chalkboard art (minus the chalk dust), then you will love this print I made!

I just LOVE it!
What do y’all think? Are you singing along with me? : )
If you love it as much as I do, PIN it!! And then download your free print HERE

This prints as an 8×10 but can easily be scaled down to a 5×7. And remember, freebies are for personal use only.
Just download, print, trim the edges of the paper, and pop into a picture frame! It’s a great gift and a great piece of decor for your own home. 
I think this print works for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also one you can leave up year round (I know I will!).
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Tot School Tuesdays: Mustache Valentines

Hi there!
Welcome to another Tot School Tuesday where my bloggy friend Vanessa of See Vanessa Craft and I share fun ideas and activities you can do with your tots and preschoolers.
Today I am sharing a silly Valentines idea for your tot or preschooler. These are perfect for boys or girls… I mean, who doesn’t love a mustache?
So cute, right? Perfect to hand out at the next play date : ) 
SUPPLIES
Mustache Valentines
(download HERE)
Scissors
Mustache Chocolate Mold
Lolly pop sticks
Chocolate Melts 
Scissors 
Baker’s twine
Hole punch
Cellophane baggies
Just download the tags, print them out, and pair with a chocolate mustache. It’s the coolest Valentine on the block! *winks*
Luci can’t wait to give these to her friends!
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to head on over to See Vanessa Craft for more fun Tot School ideas!
Now it’s your turn to show us your Tot School ideas!

{Hope} Chalkboard Print

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh friends.
I have something pretty sweet to share with you tonight. But first, a bit of a “back story,” shall we?
For the past year or so I have been working on stress in my life. Whether it be ridding of things that cause me stress or finding new ways to deal with stress…or to eliminate it completely. Stress is unhealthy…mentally, physically, and emotionally. Some say that stress causes illness such as cancer…or can even prevent fertility. One “exercise” I find that really helps me relieve my stress is to prayerfully read my scriptures. Technology makes this super easy for me… my scriptures are ALWAYS with me on my phone. 
Last night I was lost in my thoughts…which can sometimes turn to stress…so I busted out my scriptures and began to read. Something I really like to do is “thumb” through the topical guide and look for key words of things that I am worried or stressed about. Last night I wanted to read about HOPE. And reading about hope turned into a burning desire to create something…something to remind myself to always be hopeful. Maybe some of my friends need this remind too. 
{download HERE}
“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil” Hebrews 6:19
I hope you like it! 
Feel free to download for your personal use and if you love it, PIN it! : )
Thanks for stopping by tonight, friends!