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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USA Sparklers {Thanks, Elmers!}

Hello, Oopsey Daisies!

Is there anything better than crafting with friends?!

Over the weekend, Elmers sponsored a little crafting party (several, in fact!) for some of my family and friends.  They really did spoil us, so thank you, Elmers!!  I'll share some more details on that later this week.

My sisters and I made a set of these lovelies to help us get ready for the Fourth of July:

Seriously--how did the Fourth of July creep up on me this year?!  I love the Fourth of July--the sparklers; the heat; the stars and the stripes!  And my favorite part: We always make a scrumptious batch of homemade ice cream!  Now we have a little something to help get us in the patriotic spirit!

Here is how we made our sparklers...

We started out by using our razor blades to cut out 3 stars from our Elmers foam board.


After tracing them, we used Tacky Glue to adhere patriotic scrapbook paper to the fronts and backs of each star.  We used a bit of distress ink for a special homey touch!


Next, we added some chipboard letters and any embellishments.  (It was interesting to see my sisters' personalities.  One of my sisters embellished her stars tons, and one left them simple and elegant!)

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Wednesday’s Wowzers

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

This is just what the doctor ordered.  I needed to ignore the clutter of my house, the suitcases that still need to be put away, and the laundry that I wish would disappear!  After a good dose of crafting inspiration, I am just a bit more motivated!

Here are a few ideas that caught my eye this week...

What a festive mantle!!  I'm lovin' these paper patriotic fireworks from Landee at I Heart Naptime.  What a fun way to decorate for the Fourth of July!


Note to self:  No browsing yummy recipes before breakfast!  It's only 8 AM, and my mouth is already watering for this coconut ice cream.  You can find the recipe at Wonderful Joy Ahead.


With a 2-year-old boy, my life usually centers around all things "boy."  This ballerina dream top from Peanut to Princess is a-DOR-able!!  It makes me want a little girl in my life!

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4th of July Tee Giveaway {lilsteinstyles ft. sam-n-i} – giveaway closed

This giveaway is closed!

Yes, there are TWO hot giveaways going on today.

I am so excited about both of them--it's an entire giveaway day!

If you're new to Oopsey Daisy, then you must know how much I LOVE lilsteinstyles featuring sam-n-i.  Their etsy shop is full of adorable stuff for little munchkins.  I especially adore their holiday t-shirts.

Because well, let's be honest--I force Little Man to dress up and be as festive as me!

Today's giveaway is HOT because there will be two winners!

Each winner can select a Fourth of July tee for their own little guy or gal.

You know I don't promote  anything I don't love myself!  In fact, Little Man will soon be wearing this adorable shirt on the Fourth of July:

The 4th of July "Dude" tee.  I dig chicks with sparklers - Ha!

But if you're looking for something patriotic for your little girl...

Try this Fourth of July "Diva" tee!  Caaaaaute!!

These onesies and tees are available from 0-3 months all the way to children's size 10-12.  Plenty of options!

There are 3 chances to win a 4th of July tee!

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1.  Add the lilsteinstyles featuring sam-n-i Etsy shop to your favorites.  ("Heart" it.)  Let me know in a comment.

2.  Become a Facebook fan of lilsteinstyles featuring sam-n-i.  ("Like" it.)  Let me know in a comment.

3.  Follow Cristil's blog.  Let me know in a comment.

This giveaway will end at midnight on Wednesday, June 22nd.  Remember that there will be TWO winners, so your chances of winning have just doubled!  All winners are announced on Facebook/Twitter, and then e-mailed directly.

Good luck!!


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