Play-Doh Valentine Free Printable

"Valentine, I think you are a'doh'able" Free Printable #valentine

We’re big fans of Play-Doh at our house.  It’s minimally messy and usually keeps the kiddos entertained long enough for me to make dinner or get some laundry done.  I’m also a fan of giving it in favor bags at birthday parties or on Valentine’s Day, instead of the usual candy and sugar.  Not that there’s anything wrong with treats, but sometimes it’s nice to have other options. 

"Valentine, I think you are a'doh'able" Free Printable #valentine

I created a cute little Valentine’s Day printable to gift with a small 1oz container of Play-Doh.  You can find the Play-Doh Party Bag Dough, 15 Count (assorted colors) on Amazon or in select stores.  Print out the cards on cardstock and cut a circle in the center of each heart.  An easy way to do this is to trace the Play-Doh carton, but make sure you cut inside the lines.  (If you cut too large of a hole, just use a little tape on each side of the container to the back of each card.)

Download the free printable here.

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Holiday Cookies eBook: Free Download

Today is the big day!  I switched my site over from my previous SweetBellaRoos.com to Grace and Good Eats.  This change was a long time coming and I am so excited to begin 2015 with my new site.  When I started Sweet Bella Roos it was a semi-private blog, affectionately nicknamed after my daughter, and my Mom was my only reader.  I never imagined it would grow to what it is today or that I would still get so much joy from sharing a little piece of my life with all of you.  I struggled with a bit of an identity crisis, afraid to commit to being a “food blog”, but as my recipe development and food photography skills have (immensely) improved over the past five years, I’m finally ready to wear the title proudly.

To celebrate I’m giving away a free download of my Holiday Cookies eBook! 

FREE DOWNLOAD: Holiday Cookies- 10 delicious cookie recipes for the holidays and beyond

This digital cookbook features 10 of my most favorite cookies (never before seen on the blog).  Most of these recipes are my go-to, tried and true, recipes- with a few new ones thrown in to the mix.  These are the recipes I would pull out when I needed to bake some goodies to bring to work for a holiday celebration, to a potluck event at church, or even just a rainy Saturday deserving of cookies.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Holiday Cookies- 10 delicious cookie recipes for the holidays and beyond

Holiday Cookies is a 24 page PDF with 10 recipes, full page color photographs of every cookie, tips and methods, and includes:

  1. Chai Spice Cookies
  2. Browned-Butter Shortbread
  3. Sea Salt Caramel Pecan Sandies
  4. Lemon Sandwich Cookies
  5. M&M Monster Cookies
  6. White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia
  7. Peanut Butter Blossoms
  8. Oatmeal Cranberry
  9. Sugar Cookie Wreaths
  10. Mint Chocolate Fudge

These are all simple, easy to follow recipes that don’t require any crazy ingredients.  I’ve included a mix of chocolate, fruit, and spice so you are sure to find something to please everyone.  While these cookies are perfect for the holiday season, they can certainly be made any time of year!

DOWNLOAD THE EBOOK HERE

I hope you enjoy baking and sharing (and eating!) these cookies.  And I hope you will follow along with me on my new site.  I’ve changed the name of most of my social media accounts, so please make sure you are following me under my new accounts!

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Giftable Single Serving Hot Cocoa

Single Serving Hot Cocoa- perfect to gift in little containers filled with marshmallows, peppermint, etc

 I found these little plastic ornaments at Michael’s (orig. $1.99, sale $.99) a few days ago and thought they would be PERFECT to fill with something.  I love that they are square, and are able to sit up nicely, as opposed to the round ones you usually find.  The lids popped out no problem and they were super easy to assemble. …

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Spooky Halloween Bingo- Free Printable

Spooky Halloween Bingo- free printable! (10 different cards)

I am the queen of procrastination.  I should have shared these Spooky Halloween Bingo Cards last week, but seeing as I just made them 5 minutes ago, that would have required me to not do something at the last minute.  At least it’s not October 31 right?

These bingo cards would be a fun addition to your Halloween party.  I’ve created 10 different cards for you to print and you can use candy corn or individually wrapped candies as the markers.  We will be using these to keep the kiddos busy while we wait for Dad to get home so we can go trick-or-treating! …

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Comparison is the Thief of Joy- Free Printable

I’ve been working on my office makeover… pretty much since we moved in a year ago.  It’s the very first room in our house (formal living room) and it’s the first thing you see when you open the door.  For this reason alone it makes me anxious to get this room finished!  Just standing in there today moving stuff around and trying to organize, I could feel my creative juices flowing! 

We painted the walls with gray and white horizontal stripes, which I LOVE.  I found a tall counter-height table with four chairs for a STEAL on Craigslist that I can’t wait to paint and refinish.  I originally purchased some cheap shelves from Target and it was a HUGE mistake.  They were practically falling apart after we got them assembled.  Not to mention it took me three trips to get a complete set of three bookcases that weren’t either broken or missing pieces.  I love me some Tar-jay, but these bookcases were a nightmare.  I finally decided today that they had to go. 

We made the long drive out to IKEA tonight to pick up some things to finish up the office.  It’s only about an hour away from us, but when everything else is so close, this really feels like a trek!  You know I love IKEA, and used a lot of their products in my Play Room Makeover

One of the areas I’m most excited about is the gallery wall above my desk.  I want to add some family pics and fun, inspiring, printables to the mix. 

"Comparison is the thief of joy"- free printable

I have loved this quote by Theodore Roosevelt for a long time, and thought it would be the perfect first print to go on the wall.  As I was looking through all of the office makeover ideas on Pinterest, it’s easy to get discouraged looking at all of the beautiful rooms that are so well designed and put together.  But you know what, my little office/ craft room/ space makes me happy and I’m pretty excited about that!   I can’t wait to show you the reveal!

Download the free printable here.

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Summer Bingo – Free Printable

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I knew when school let out, it was going to make for a long summer.  Bella Roos LOVES school, and I love routine. :)

It wasn’t even the second day of summer before I heard “What are we going to do today!?” a million times.  She usually has a game set up by breakfast- which doesn’t go over so well with little sister.  We’ve tried to stay busy and have fun, but man, I’m already running out of ideas! 

I’ve signed her up for a few camps in July and she attends an art class every Monday.  We are lucky to have several pools available to us in our community- and since Sophia has started to come around on the whole water idea- we will be hitting those up soon for sure!

I created this summer bingo free printable- it’s fun and bright, and perfect for summertime.  There are 10 different cards in the set.  (You can print off an extra card and cut out the squares to make it easier to call them out if you like.)

Download Summer Bingo

Be sure to follow my Kids Activities Board on Pinterest for more great ideas:

What are you doing to not lose your mind stay busy this summer?  I would love to hear your ideas!

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He Is Risen- Free Printable

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Friends, I am so excited for Spring.  It has been an obnoxiously long winter here in Texas!  I know I say every holiday is my favorite, but this time it’s true- I love Easter.  Sweet babies in their Easter outfits, the egg hunts, budding trees, and of course the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.  Not to mention, Easter has the best candy of all the holidays.  Hands down.

I’ve been slowly decorating my Easter mantel, and I was so excited about this frame that I had to share it now.  You could easily DIY this- paint a wooden frame white, scuff it up with some sand paper to get that shabby chic finish, and attach a simple burlap bow.  I found this already finished at Hobby Lobby (50% off) and wouldn’t you know it just jumped in my cart.  Sometimes even crafters get lazy. :)

When I saw it I immediately knew I wanted to put a chalkboard printable inside.  It’s been sitting on the mantel waiting for me to create the printable, and it didn’t take Isabella 5 minutes to call me out on it.  “Mom, who is this family on our mantel???” 

Download the He Is Risen printable.

I’ll be sharing more of my DIY projects from my Easter mantel in the next few days.  Be sure to check back!

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Valentine’s Candy Wrapper- Free Printable

Valentine's Candy Bar Wrapper- NUT FREE!

Do you have a child or know someone with nut allergies?  My children do not, but we have met many new friends this year in school that do.  Our first grade system even has entire “nut free” classrooms.  As Room Mom of my daughter’s class, we have had to all work together to find solutions to ensure the treats we bring for the class are not dangerous to any of the kiddos.  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I wanted to share a treat and free printable for the “nut free” crowd! …

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Christmas Bingo- Free Printable

Christmas Bingo- 10 FREE Printable Cards #christmasMerry Christmas Eve!  I hope you are baking up yummy treats and spending time with loved ones right now! Just in case you are looking for something fun to do together (or something to keep the kiddos busy while you frantically wrap last minute presents… just sayin’), I’ve created this fun Christmas Bingo free printable for you.  There are 10 different cards in the set.  (You can print off an extra card and cut out the squares to make it easier to call them out if you like.)

Download Christmas Bingo

Every year we spend Christmas Eve at my Mom’s house and eat homemade tamales and play games with all of the cousins.  This year instead of a white elephant gift exchange we are going to play Christmas Bingo.  We are blessed that so much of our family lives close and we are all able to get together.     

If you are looking for any last minute holiday recipes, check these out:

Christmas Crack aka Chocolate Saltine Cracker Toffee- this stuff is ridiculously easy to make and SO addicting! Perfect to gift or snack on #ChristmasChristmas Crack aka Saltine Cracker Toffee

Peppermint Hot Chocolate CookiesPeppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese FrostingGingerbread Cupcakes

Classic Spritz Cookies- simple ingredients, easy to bake, and makes a lot! #Christmas #cookiesClassic Spritz Cookies

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Halloween Candy Bar Wrapper Free Printable

Halloween candy bar wrapper free printable- great teacher or neighbor gift!Last night I sat down ready to get some serious blog work done- scheduling posts, editing pics, perusing Pinterest… and you know what happeend?  These Halloween Candy Bar Wrapper free printables… and nothing else.  Didn’t schedule a single thing.

Halloween candy bar wrapper free printable- great teacher or neighbor gift!But sooooooo cute right?  I wanted to give BellaRoo’s teacher a little treat next week, she is trying to be good and limit sweets (per her “get to know me” questionnaire) so I picked up a few Luna bars instead of candy bars.  I’ve never tried one but they sound amazing- Vanilla Almond, S’mores, White Chocolate Macadamia.  I whipped up these Halloween candy bar wrappers to make them a little more festive.

Download the Halloween Candy Bar Wrapper Free Printable

These would also be cute neighbor gifts or treats for your kid’s friends.  Or maybe you are the awesome house that hands out full size candy bars on Halloween?

What candy are you most looking forward to indulging in on Halloween?  Isabella knows to save me any and all Twix and York Peppermint Patties!

Looking for some last minute Halloween treat ideas?

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