Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Best Free Downloads for Summer

Add sizzle to your summer with the best FREE downloads on the web.
While watching my favorite DVR show Studio 5, I found Executive Producer, Michelle Torsak sharing her top picks for everything from 4th of July party favors to summer chore charts. If you do not live where you get KSL go to Studio 5 website. They have the best collection of family resources on the web.

1. 4th of July Party Favors: Red, white and fun describe these sparkler cards and party favors from the always amazing Twig and Thistle.
2. Vintage Lemonade Labels: Print these gorgeous labels from J Bartyn on sticker paper and adhere to your glass canisters for a super chic lemonade stand.
3. Travel Bingo: Love this car bingo game from Martha Stewart. Print, laminate and play using your favorite candy as markers.
4. Jam Labels: Give the gift of your favorite strawberry jam with these darling labels from How About Orange.
5. Calendar Canning Labels: Unique and practical describe these canning labels from Sweet Preservation that let you both organize your pantry and commemorate your canning date or another special event.
6. Grass Clip Art: This Martha Stewart download makes the perfect background for a daisy sugar cookie. Packaged in cellophane and tied with a lovely ribbon, it makes a charming favor for a wedding shower or summer party.
7. Summer Floral Gift Tags: These beautiful gift tags from Eat Drink Chic add the “wow” to a bouquet of flowers or a hostess gift.
8. Children’s Chore Chart: This colorful children’s chore chart by ModEco Kids offers a new perspective on “chores”.
Note: The original download from modecokids.com is no longer available. The download is currently available from the Sutton Grace blog.
Share your favorite summer ideas with us. You can post your link here or email me. Thanks dianne@mom-stuff

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Weekend

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day.
It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have.
It is a time when families and friends get together for BBQs  to celebrate the lives lived and sacrificed for our freedom.
My Father served in WWII, My children’s fathers in the Viet Nam war, my son served in the army at the Pentagon and my son-in-law is getting ready so deploy for his second tour in Irac. I AM Proud to be an American and I AM Thankful for the lives given in service so we can enjoy a country with so much opportunity to be all that we can be.
Wishing you a Memorial Weekend with wonderful moments to cherish the freedom we have and to give thanks to the people who sacrifice so much for it. Remember the service men and woman in your prayers and help their families while they are away.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Great Father's Day Ideas

We have some great Father’s day ideas to help make this the best Father’s day ever. We here at Mom-Stuff want to celebrate all of the great Dad’s in the world.
Father’s Day Family Fun
5 ways to Celebrate Father’s Day (A special day without breaking the bank) . . . keep reading
The Truth about Dads
On the outside, dads are like steel. Anodized steel to be exact. But way down, deep inside, they’re all mush. Every last one of them. Show me any cantankerous, tough as nails, testosterone-driven Neanderthal, and I’ll show you his softer side–and we needn’t even be near a Sears Department Store. . . . keep reading
Father’s Day Dessert Recipes
Father’s Day Dessert Recipes- The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and there is no better time to work your kitchen magic than on Father’s Day. . . . keep reading
Father’s Day Kids Crafts
Make this fathers extra special for the Dad’s in your life. Help the kids make them a gift from the heart. Father’s love to keep the gifts their children make for them. . . . keep reading
Scrapbooking A Father’s Love
A Father’s Love Knows No Boundaries Scrapbooking Page . . . keep reading
Hanging Out With Dad
Great page for Father and Child pictures. . . . keep reading

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Do You Have Bad Hair Days at Your House?

Help is on the way!!!
Mom-Stuff wants to congratulate Amber, one of our moms, on a great blog. The Wright Hair has been honored in the  50 Top Hair blogs and Articles.
The Wright Hair has the number 6 spot, and it reads;
6. The Wright Hair This mom shares her tips and ideas for styling your little ones’ hair without putting her through pain. One daughter has thin, flat hair, making this a great blog for those who struggle with a similar texture.”
Amber appreciates this recognition and is happy to help others.  That is why she has her blog.
Be sure to click on the link and see the other top hair blogs that have also been honored.
Visit Amber at the Wright Hair Blog http://thewrighthair.blogspot.com/ and  get helpful hair tips from her article for mom-stuff, Hair Remedies from The Wright Hair blog!
Lauren’s Hairstyles are so cute and so much fun to recreate. So here goes another one. Because my daughter has a lot of hair but it is t…
I started by making a poof in the front of her hair.  (We did this because she is still trying to grow out her bangs) Make a french braid fr…
This is simple and cute taken from a spin off of Lauren’s Hair from Make it or break it.  I made a french braid across the entire front of h.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teachers Appreciation Week

This week is Mother’s Day. Mom-Stuff wants to wish all of our moms the best Mother’s Day ever. If you still need some fun ideas to help celebrate your Mother’s day visit mom-stuff.com for some last minute ideas.
This week is also Teachers Appreciation Week. We have posted two new crafts for you and your kids to make for their teacher. We hope you will have as much fun making these as we did.
Crayon Bouquet
This is a very easy project and it was so much fun for the kids to help with. My grandkids loved pushing in the crayons. . . . keep reading
Crayon Wreath
This project is mostly done with a glue gun so it is recommended for older kids or moms. . . . keep reading
Make sure you tell your child’s teacher “thanks” for all they do.  Teachers make the world a better place for all of us, one child at a time.
I Am A Teacher
By John Wayne “Jack” Schlatter  (Adapted from his book I Am A Teacher) the toughts of a Teacher.
I was born the first moment that a question leaped from the mouth of a child.
Throughout the course of a day I am called upon to be an actor, friend, nurse and doctor, coach, finder of lost articles, money lender, psychologist, substitute parent and a keeper of the faith.
I am the most fortunate of all who labor. I know that what I build with love and truth, will last forever. I am privileged to see that life is reborn each day with new questions, ideas and friendships.
And who do I have to thank for this wonderful life I am so fortunate to experience? You, the public and the parents who entrust to me their greatest contribution to eternity, their children.
I have wept for joy at the weddings of former students, laughed with glee at the birth of their children and stood with head bowed in grief and confusion by graves dug too soon for bodies far too young.
I have a past that is rich in memories, I have a present that is challenging, and fun, because I am allowed to spend my days with the future.
I Am A Teacher and I Am Thankful For It every Day.