Teachers' Day is drawing near again...I rounded up some inspirations from the web for parents who want to DIY something for the teachers. Mason jars are now sold islandwide (in Ikea, Typo, TOTTS, Paper Market, NTUC Finest etc.) so I've included quite a few fun gift ideas in jars too. Just click on the hyperlinked titles to bring you to the detail instructions of each gift. Let's all take time to appreciate our teachers with these thoughtful gifts! 1. Ultra-moisturizing Lemon … [Read more...]
The Big Hearted Family Awards – Because it takes a village
2014 is the International Year of the Family (IYF) and there are many meaningful initiatives mounted to celebrate kinships and close ties. In the midst of our hectic lives, we have all met people (friends, teachers, relatives colleagues, volunteers even strangers) who made our day a little brighter and extended kindness to make challenges of lives easier. Yet not many of us conscientiously make efforts to make our appreciation known.Now there is a chance for us to do so! The Ministry of Social … [Read more...]
12 Awesome Fathers’ Day Crafts and Free Printables 2014
It's the school holidays. Why not round up some simple craft supplies and make something creative and inexpensive with your children to honour the man of our homes - the Daddies? Here are 10 great inspirations rounded up from the internet.1. DIY Fathers' Day Banner from Modern Parents, Messy KidsPhoto Credit2. SuperDad Father's Day Comic Printable from IHeartNapTimeClick to download 3. We Love Dad Photo-props from Strawberry MommycakesClick to download4. A 'Stashe Tray by Modern Parents, Messy … [Read more...]
10 beautiful (& free) ways to honour our Moms and Grandmas…
The arrival of May reminds us that Mother's Day is just around the corner. This year, I've grand plans for Dana to handmade some gifts for great grandmother and both grandmas - gifts which they could cherish. But I also want some printables to accompany these gifts to make them more pretty. So here are some resources which we can easily print out from our home printers, attach to a treat or gift to make our Mom or Grandma's day with a personal touch!1. Best Mom Ever Medallion from No BiggieClick … [Read more...]
Giving kids a sense of the Resurrection…
Easter falls on 20th April this year. Unlike Christmas, where the world celebrates Jesus' birth lavishly - decking our homes and malls with Christmas trees and tinsels, playing Christmas music for a month, feasting on log cakes and giving outlandish gifts to everyone. But Easter? Easter has always been a nebulous festival associated with Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts and Easter Egg crafts. We may find a handful of books in the bookstores and a few songs … [Read more...]
Tag it with Love – 12 Fav Free Printable Christmas Tags!
It dawned on me that Christmas is barely two weeks away. I've nary started my Christmas shopping. But one thing I know, I love my gifts to be adorned with little cards and tags for that personalised touch. Here are some free printables rounded up from the web to share.1. We Heart PartiesDownload here 2. Live Laugh RoweDownload here3. The Magic of Ordinary DaysDownload here4. Salt & Pepper MomsDownload here5. Lia GriffithDownload here6. Printable Labels for … [Read more...]
To Teachers with Love…
Dana came home from school last week and excitedly reminded me that we need to get gifts for Teachers' Day. So Mommy decided that this year, we will bless the teachers with something simple but heartfelt. I involved Dana in the preparation of these homemade Double Berries Jams - from dicing the fruits, stirring them continuously to bring to a boil, to placing the finishing touch by sticking the gift tags on. We hope that as the teachers relish the jams (with bread, scones, waffles or … [Read more...]
15 Awesome Teachers’ Day Gift Ideas with Free Printables!
Teachers Day is soon approaching. Here are some quick, inexpensive ideas to create a little something special to honor and celebrate the incredible teachers who are shaping our children's future. Good teachers make a big impact in our children's lives and I hope these gift ideas will give you inspiration on how to tell your favorite teachers “Thank You!” 1. Donut Teacher Appreciation Day Printable by Sara of Confetti Sunshine Pamper your teachers with a sweet treat and … [Read more...]
15 Great Ideas for Fathers’ Day!
Let's welcome the month of June - the halfway mark; the month of our wedding anniversary and the day dedicated to celebrate all Fathers. If your kids need a helping hand to create personalised keepsakes or mementoes for their Daddies, check out these easy and inexpensive gift ideas I've found on the web. 1. Fathers' Day Card from Bright Side PrintsPhoto Credit: One Charming PartyClick HERE to download and print on cardstock paper.2. Dad Photo Frame Template from Martha StewartPhoto Credit: … [Read more...]
10 Fav Free Mothers’ Day Printables
It's Mother's Day this Sunday. If you need some last minute ideas to jazz up your gifts or want to surprise your Moms (or Grandmas) with a handmade souvenir, check these out: 1. This little children collection is from Ana of Love Party Printables.It includes: 2" party circles, two "Happy Mother's Day" banners, straw flags, napkin rings, party labels, favor tags, water bottle labels, blank tented cards, invitations, Mother's Day cards, and cake toppers. Download here 2. This … [Read more...]