Friday Five {Vol. 33}


Here are five things that made me smile this week.

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5. SHOP!! – I have wanted to open an online shop to sell handmade items for a while now.  I thought of dozens of fun things to create but had a hard time narrowing down my ideas.  Finally, with the help of a friend, I decided to make to make baby security blankets/lovies.  Henry absolutely LOVES to cuddle with Mr. Owl and I can think of nothing better than for other kiddos to have their own best friend to snuggle with!

At the moment my shop only has two items but I have more fabric and more ideas bouncing around in my head!

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I would be just tickled pink if you stopped by my shop  ( and shared it with others :)

So what made you smile this week?


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Kids Easter Craft {Tutorial}

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Stephen and I teach the 2′s and 3′s class at church.  After the lesson they usually have a coordinating page to color.  That is all fine and dandy but for Easter I wanted to do something special to help them remember the story of Christ’s resurrection.  Once this little project is assembled, the kids will enjoy sliding the popsicle stick up and down in the cup to show Jesus rising from the tomb.

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Depending on the age of your child, they may be able to do most of this craft on their own.  But if you are wrangling twelve 2 and 3 year olds (like us) than you will end up doing most of the craft and only have them color.

You will need:

  • Grey paper cup (I used the 9 oz size)
  • White card stock
  • Jesus printable (found here)
  • Popsicle stick
  • Black Sharpie
  • Crayons, colored pencils or markers
  • Tape
  • Scissors

I did an internet search and found this coloring page.  After downloading the picture I cropped it and resized it to about 3″ x 2.5″. You will need to print or draw (if your artistic) the picture of Jesus on white card stock.  Then color the picture and cut around the outside of the drawing.

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Tape a popsicle stick to the back of the picture.

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On the outside of your cup draw the stone and opening of the tomb.  I used a Sharpie because my cup had a glossy surface.

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Use scissors to poke a slit into the bottom of the cup.  Be sure the slit is parallel to the stone you drew on the cup.

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Slide the popsicle stick into the slit from the inside of the cup.

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Now you can pull down on the stick to pull Jesus down into the tomb and then push up on the stick to make Him rise out!

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I hope that you enjoy celebrating this special holiday with your little one!


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The Chicken’s New Home

Building a chicken tractor (coop and run that can be moved on wheels) ending up being a much larger project than we had thought it would be!  Check out Stephen’s YouTube video showing the building process and moving day.

If your reading this post as an email you may have to click over to my blog to see the video.


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Make Your Own Baby Sunglasses Strap {Tutorial}

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You may remember in my last Friday 5 I shared a picture of Henry sporting his new sunglasses. We found these baby sunglasses at Dollar General for $2.00. Score! But I knew that he wouldn’t leave regular sunglasses on for … Continue reading