Every day my kiddo heads to school we need to pack her some snacks and a small lunch. I really try not to use plastic bags for packing up the food (since it just goes right in the trash), and multiple plastic containers don’t seem to fit in her lunch boxes. This is why I made these Reusable Fabric Snack Bags DIY for school time. I can put any dried fruit, crackers, granola, or any other dry food in there annnnnd it’s so easy t to clean. I just need to toss this bag in the washer with some towels when we clean them. She really loves the bags that have her name on them. She’s 4 and is REALLY into spelling her name.
Just so you know… it’s a pretty simple sewing project. You just need to sew straight lines, yay! To get the full tutorial, click here. There’s a free printable for you to make your own labels!
P.S. I’m a paid contributor for the HP Create blog.
Preschool is just about to start for my kiddo and that means we need a few new clothes. My girl has grown two shoe sizes since the summer began and she pretty much needs all new clothes… since nothing fits. All of her long sleeve shirts that went to her wrists in the Spring are now up to her arm, dresses are now shirts, and her pants are like capris. It’s blowing my mind now fast she’s growing. She’s definitely tall for her age and we can’t seem to keep up with how fast she grows out of clothes. Ha! So we wandered to the consignment shop and mall to find some clothes for this growing girl. I found a blank long sleeve shirt and thought it would be fun to customize this shirt. My kiddo LOVES kitties, so I ironed on some kitty faces onto her elbow. Little Cat Face Elbow Patches. I used this original cat face design to make her cat face pillow, it just needed a couple of adjustments to fit on her little elbows. Want to make this for your kiddo before they head back to school? Here you go!
Print out the cat face printables onto the iron on paper.
Tip: these should print at 3 inches wide, so if you need the faces smaller adjust the size before you print.
Cut out the cat faces. Be sure to leave about a 1/4 inch trim around the face shape.
Heat up your iron. Iron out any wrinkles on the fabric you are ironing the face onto. Use a lint roller to remove any fuzz from the spot before you put the face on.
Put the shirt on your kiddo. Use some washi tape to mark the location of where you’d like to iron on the cat face.
Following the directions of your iron on paper, iron on the cat faces onto the marked elbow spaces.
Let the ironed on cat face cool completely. Carefully peel off the iron on backing of the cat face.
Rain and Oregon. It’s a thing. We get about 6 – 9 months of rain a year. Now, I’m not complaining. I actually enjoy the rain 90% of the time. If it rains when I need to be outside or when I’m traveling, I get sad. Most of the time I really love it. The sound. The smell. It keeps this beautiful Portland green and clean. Plus I love comfy sweaters and cute umbrellas. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite lovely umbrella makeovers! Wander the links below to get some inspiration.
Fruity umbrellas, from Studio DIY.
This cute leaf umbrella makeover, from Mod Podge Rocks on HP Create is so perfect for Fall.
Painted triangle umbrella, from Handmade Charlotte.
I feel like I really need to make this Mary Poppins umbrella. I’ve seen these duck head umbrellas around. Woo! From, Paper Raindrops.
Painted Geometric Umbrella, on Happiness is Homemade.
P.S. I’m a paid contributor for the HP Create blog.
The end of Summer is the perfect time for making s’mores! We try to make them all summer long, but in the very height of summer, the nights are just too hot. No one wants to cozy up to a bonfire or bbq pit when it’s in the 90′s! Now that the evenings are cooling off a bit, we can get back to having s’mores all the time–hooray! I love all of the creative s’mores ideas out there right now: s’mores made with peanut butter cups instead of chocolate bars, s’mores made with chocolate chip cookies instead of graham crackers, s’mores cakes, and s’mores ice cream. I came up with the idea to make S’mores Rice Krispy Treats, and it might be the single greatest thing I’ve ever done for my family. I’m not kidding! I’ve made three batches in the past month and they’ve all been gobbled up by grown-ups and children alike. In fact, the last treat from the latest pan just disappeared sometime today, and I’m already craving another batch!
These scrumptious S’mores Rice Krispy Treats would be fun favors for an end-of-Summer party. They’re kid-friendly, but just sophisticated enough that grown-ups love them too. Place individual bars in clear treat bags, tape shut, and add a cute label! I designed these labels so that they can be cut into 2″ circles, but if you don’t have a circle punch, rectangles, squares, and notched flags are just as cute. They can be printed on regular card stock and taped or glued to the treat bags, or printed on label paper for easy sticking. Enjoy!
You can get the free “Here, have s’more rice krispy treats” printable HERE. Just download, print, cut, and stick!
S’mores Rice Krispy Treats
- 5 Tablespoons butter
- 6 cups mini marshmallows
- 5 cups Rice Krispies
- 1 cup very coarsely crushed graham crackers (Seriously, just break them into chunks.)
- 6 oz chopped Hershey bars (4 1.5-oz bars is perfect.)
In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat butter until melted. Add marshmallows, and microwave until marshmallows are melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Add cereal and graham crackers and stir until marshmallow goo is evenly distributed. Add chopped chocolate and fold in gently. It’s OK if the chocolate melts a little, but you don’t want it completely melted and mixed in. Spray an 8″ square pan with nonstick spray. Scoop mixture into the pan and pat down firmly with greased-up hands. Allow to cool completely before serving. Cut into 16 squares.
- Melissa Bahen, Lulu the Baker