Candy Bar Love Notes {Easy Peasy Valentines}

It's Friday!  That makes me very happy!

After being out of town for 6 days this week, Mr. Oopsey Daisy comes home today.  After battling the sickies, I have not been the best Mom this week.  I am so looking forward to having our family together again!  And having a little me-time will be nice, too!

Are you ready for another easy peasy Valentine's Day idea?

 These candy bar love notes are intended for the Mister in your life...   

It's not often that I get to share my handsome hubby with the blogging world, so I am going to take full advantage right now!

Here is the short version of our very own love story:

My sweet husband and I met while I was teaching first grade and he was doing real estate/going to school in Utah.  Instead of asking me out, my husband hired me to do secretarial work for his business over the summer.  I started "work" (if you can call it that!) on Monday, and we started dating on Friday!   And I loved him so much, I even agreed to sit in a freezing cold lake at sunset in frigid temperatures for our engagement pictures!  

 

 

So we were married.  Handsome hubby graduated and secured a job that brought us back to my home in Denver.   Little Man joined our family, and we were thrilled!  But here's our only problem:  Handsome hubby travels a lot for work.  That can be hard.  Very hard.  I am always looking for fun ways to let him know that I am thinking of him while he's away!

I don't know who said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but it seems to be pretty accurate in our marriage!  Handsome hubby loves to eat!  So I grabbed some of his favorite candy bars and made an arsenal of candy bar love notes!  This way, I can grab one and stuff it in his suitcase for him to discover in a hotel later on.

So here is how you can make your own!

YOU WILL NEED:

-- Candy bars

-- Candy bar love note images (provided)

-- Scrapbook paper or colored cardstock

-- Ribbon

-- Scrapbook supplies (scissors, glue, hole punch, etc.)

-- Embellishing supplies (distressing ink, etc.)

I started out by selecting several of his favorite candy bars at the grocery store.

I created some tags in Photoshop.  (Download will be available at the end of the post!).  Some of the labels were created to fit a 2-inch circle punch (blue).  Some were created just to be regular old tags (yellow).  I printed them on scrapbook paper and colored cardstock.

So I got to work with my circle punch!

I mounted them and distressed them a bit.

I wrapped the larger candy bars in scrapbook paper and glued them shut.

Some of the notes are intended to be thoughtful.  Some a little more fun.  But now I have a bag-full of sweet nothings that I can use to show my husband how much I care!

Which one is your favorite?

Fast Break

M&M's

Nerds

Take 5 (my personal favorite!)

Skittles

Mounds

Twix

If you want to create your own, you can download the tags for the circle punch here and the larger tags here.

And you know if I do something this thoughtful, I should definitely get flowers in return!  Ha ha.

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day with your hubby?

Have a very happy weekend!

Valentine Cards With Sewn Hearts {Easy Peasy Valentines}

Happy Friday!!

Are you ready for another quick-and-easy valentine today?

Here are some simple cards with sweet nothings for someone special in your life.  And they are printable!

I must tell you that I am a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice.  I love me some P&P.  So this card just happens to be my favorite, though I did make a variety.

I created these 6 images using Photoshop.  It was a great chance for me to use as many fonts as possible. :)  Which one is your favorite?

I printed the images on a plain, "brown paper bag" type paper.  There were 6 different cards, so I printed 2 on a page. You can download your own images here if you would like to make your own.

Just cut in half and fold.

I love how the words printed out--they look stamped.  Absolutely lovely!

They were just a little plain, so I sewed a heart to the front of each card.  I raided my pile of scraps to cut out some hearts.  Don't you love using up scraps?!  I do!  These would be much cuter if they were hand stitched.  But, well, I avoid hand stitching whenever possible.

All done!

I'm thinking of giving one to my hubby every day during the week of Valentine's Day.

Have a super weekend!

W is for Winter {Mommy School}

The first Mommy School packet of 2012 is here!

Download is available at the end of this post.

 

After the holidays, I needed something to look forward to.  A new project.  And so did Little Man!  So I decided to take advantage of the frosty weather to create a winter Mommy School packet!  I was able to complete this packet thanks to my husband!  Sweet Mr. Oopsey Daisy gave me two full days (and I mean full days!) to bust this packet out.

This unit was especially fun for me to put together because I created my own "Magical Mitten Day" with my first graders each January.  I had many happy memories sorting through my teaching files and creating a packet ready for preschoolers!  If you live somewhere where there is absolutely no snow (hello, Arizona!), then no worries.  There are tons of ideas for playing with pretend snow!  This might be a great time to teach about the four seasons.

Here are some of the concepts covered:

Letter of the Week: W

Number of the Week  2

Color of the Week: White

Theme of the Week: Winter

Song of the Week:  Once There Was a Snowman

And of course there are pages and pages of ideas that I can’t wait to do with Little Man including games, literacy activities, math, science, flannel board stories, arts/crafts, and snacks/recipes!

Here are a few sneak peeks:

This snowman sequencing will be a fun way to put events in order.

Count the number of mittens in every box!

ABC Snowman chant.  This packet is bursting with poems, songs, and games!

ABC Mittens for identifying letters

Which one is different? activity.

"The Snowey Pokey" sung to the tune of "The Hokey Pokey."  Clever!

"W "writing practice and coloring pages.

Winter Snow Walk scavenger hunt.

Roll a Snowman game!

Terms of Use (Please read before downloading)

* All Mommy School printables are created for Oopsey Daisy subscribers…. so just hop on over to the sidebar and hit “follow” before downloading.

* This packet is in PDF format.  Please be sure that you have the most updated version of Adobe Reader in order to open the file.  This packet is too large to e-mail, so this download is the only way I have to share this with you.  If you run into issues downloading, please check the spyware and download settings on your personal computers.  I am not able to help with troubleshooting on technical issues.

* PLEASE do not take advantage of my willingness to share.  I will not customize this packet using different fonts, colors or personalized formats.  I am sharing what I have created for my own family.

* This packet is for personal use only!  You may use this for your own preschool class or in your own home.  You may never sell or redistribute any part of this packet.

* I do have a copyright on my blog. You may not redistribute my Mommy School packets or host them on your own site.  Please link to my personal blog to refer a friend.

Graphics Credit

Many thanks to the incredible designers at www.mygrafico.com for allowing educational use of their graphics!  Please keep in mind that their copyright statement indicates that PDF files can only be used for personal and classroom use.  I have used their graphics with permission, so thank you, thank you!  I want to credit these fabulous designers for their incredible designs:

Goodness & Fun for the “Smitten with Mittens” clip art.

Goodness & Fun for the “Let it Snow” digital papers.

Cupcake Cuties for the “I heart SNOW” elements clip art.

Now for the fun part!

You can download your own W is for Winter packet here on 4shared or here on Scribd.

You're going to love it {I hope!}

I would always LOVE to see if you post about your own Mommy School adventures.  Drop me a line so I can see what you’re up to!

Have fun!

Halloween Subway Art & Glittered Witches’ Hats

This was my guest post for Miss Lovie's Spooky Scary Halloween series.  You will find tons of fun Halloween ideas there!

Happy Monday, my friends!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

I can't believe that this year I have been such a slacker.  I had the best intentions of decorating for Halloween over the weekend.  However, I woke up early Saturday with a nasty bug.  I was in bed all day long... so the Halloween decorations will just have to wait a few more days!

But I do have one little area nicely decorated and ready for Halloween...

Do you remember eighteen25's Christmas subway art and glitter trees from last year?  Well, they inspired me to make my own glitter witch's hats and Halloween subway art!

This sparkling display is brightening up my living room right now!

First, I created this Halloween subway art in Photoshop.

To make your own:

You can download your own 16x20 print here.

I printed it mine at Costco for the cheapest rate I could find.  I threw it in a frame, and I was done!

Piece of cake.

To create the witches' hats, I bought 3 styrofoam cones and 3 wooden circles at Hobby Lobby.

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A is for Apples {Massive Packet!}

It's Mommy School time! 

Hip hip hooray!! 

Download available at the end of this post.

I am thrilled to be finished with this massive Mommy School unit!  And now I can't wait to get started with all kinds of Apple fun here at home!  Right now is the perfect time to study apples.  Just this week, we are canning our own fresh applesauce!

You may remember that A is for Apples was one of my very first Mommy School units.  However, I didn't create all of my ideas in packet format.  Because it is one of my all-time favorite units, I wanted to re-visit it again this year!  My format for Mommy School has kind of evolved, so I wanted to organize it a little better this year.

 

Here is a little peek at what's inside:

Letter of the Week:  A

Number of the Week:  1

(I am only working on numbers 1-10 right now, so we are starting back over at 1 with this packet!)

Color of the Week:  Red

Song of the Week:  Apples and Bananas

Theme of the Week:  Apples

 

And of course there are many more fun ideas that I can't wait to do with Little Man including games, literacy activities, math, science, flannel board stories, arts/crafts, and recipes!

And here are a couple of sneak previews...

There are TONS of yummy apple recipes!  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  I used this Apple Pickin' Kit to create these templates.

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Date Night In a Bag {Dating Divas}

You are in for a treat today!

Today, I get to share the fabulous Dating Divas with you.  I love Corie and the other Divas so very much.  I can always use more ideas for dating my hubby!  I'm posting over at their place today... so come stop by and say hello!

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I am so excited to be a guest at Oopsey Daisy today!  I absolutely adore Alison and her wonderful site!

Whether you're in the mood for a yummy recipe, a new craft idea or want great ways to teach your kids...this is the place to be!

My name is Corie and I am from the website, The Dating Divas! I have been married to my man for almost ten years. It is so easy to get lost in the daily shuffle of life and forget to “date your spouse.”  The Dating Divas consists of eleven girls who love to date our husbands!  We post original, inexpensive and fun date ideas that are a perfect solution for any marriage! We also feature crafts, marriage tips, ideas for holidays, and SO MUCH MORE!

We enjoy dating our hubby's so much that we want to share our ideas with YOU.

We live in a world where everything needs to be hassle- free and fast!

How would you like a date night in a bag, sort of like fast food? This date idea can be ready in a jiffy!  We know life can get hectic and this idea is something you can prepare now and have ready whenever you need it.  I like to use our date in a bag whenever the kiddos are in bed and we actually have a little bit of free time.  A big thanks to Aileen from Lil' Buckaroo Designs for the incredible printables!

Introducing......Date Night in a Bag!

You can make your very own date night in a bag! The first thing you need to do is grab a bag. I found mine at the Dollar Tree for $.50. Then, all you need to do is glue the printable bag cover on the outside of the bag.

Download Bag Cover here!

P.S. Did you notice the "His" tag on the bag? That tag simply means it is "His" turn to plan and fill the date bag. After "His" turn, there is a tag that means it is a "Hers" turn.

Download "His & Her Tags" here!

The Date in a Bag Ingredients

After you get a bag, you need to think of a date idea to go inside of it. My husband and I wanted to see the movie, Red. So I Netflixed the Red movie and bought a ton of red treats to go with the movie.

I then put all of the items in a bag and voila, date night in a bag is ready to go!  Now whenever we have a chance for a date night...we are SET!

How would you like TEN different date ideas to put in your bag?

Okay, you've got it....Download "Date Night in a Bag" ideas here!

Dating your spouse doesn't have to be a big event. It can be something that is simple and easy!  This is a fast idea that will have lasting effects on your date night. :)

Be sure to check out our site The Dating Divas to find many more fun and creative ideas!

Thanks for having me!

Family Bingo Game {Key Lime Digital Designs}

It's time to hear from another talented guest!  Kendra from Key Lime Digital Designs is here.  Welcome, Kendra!

I am so excited to be guesting posting here at Oopsey Daisy! My name is Kendra and I blog at Key Lime Digital Designs. I am a wife and mother [to an fun loving, social, snacking 18 month old]. My family currently lives in Hawaii. I enjoy blogging, reading, shopping, and hanging out at the beach!

Today I would like to share a special printable with you guys! It is a fun family printable bingo game!

Download HERE

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U Is For U.S.A. Mommy School

It's Mommy School time!!

I realize that summer is a busy, hectic time.  To be honest, I haven't kept up my Mommy School routine.  We are having way too much fun living it up this summer!  But I have been wanting to do some Mommy School for the Fourth of July to teach Little Man about our great nation.  Yes, it's a bit late... but I consider the entire month of July to be a patriotic time!  So hopefully some of you are in the same boat and can still use this packet!  (If not, pack it away for next year!)

Here are some of the concepts covered in this 46-page packet:

Letter of the Week:  U

Number of the Week:  9

Shape of the Week:  Star

Song of the Week:  Yankee Doodle

Theme of the Week:  America/Patriotic

Here are a few teasers of what you can find in this packet...

2 pages of fun patriotic songs!

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M is for Monsters

This is my first official post using WordPress and publishing to my new oopseydaisyblog.com domain.  It kind of gives me the giggles.  My little blog is growing up!!  And what better way to break in the new blog than with a new Mommy School packet??

Honestly, I've had this packet brewing on the back burner for quite some time.  Ever since throwing our Monster Play Date, we've been having way too much fun with monsters.

M is for Monsters is here!!

Here are some of the concepts covered in this 44-page packet:

* Letter of the week: M
* Number of the week: 8
* Shape of the week: Square
*Theme of the week: Monsters
* Nursery Rhymeof the week:  Little Miss Muffet
Take a peek at just some of the fun:


Don't Scare the Monster Game - Played just like "Don't Eat Pete."

Some M coloring pages along with letter tracing.

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E is for Easter {Mommy School Packet}

The next Mommy School packet is here!
Woot! Woot!
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know I'm a last minute kind of gal.  I wish I was great about planning ahead, but things have been hectic around here.
I honestly believed that last week while we were in Arizona, I would work away at this packet during naptimes and in the evenings.  (Yeah right!)  It took an investment of most of my day today to get this packet ready.  But it's done!
Here are some of the concepts covered in this packet:
* Letter of the week: E
* Number of the week: 7
* Color of the week: Purple
*Theme of the week: Easter
* Song of the week:  Humpty Dumpty
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