Wednesday’s Wowzers: Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

After a long day at Disneyland today, we are all tired and sore, but 100% happy.  We have decided that it takes loads of work to have loads of fun!  Of course as I see Little Man sleeping peacefully, snuggled up with his favorite Mickey Mouse stuffed animal, I know it was all worth it.  Memories were made today.

This has been quite a week.  After celebrating at the happiest place on earth here in California, I will be shifting gears pretty quickly as I fly to Utah to honor my sweet grandmother who passed away on Sunday.  Although she will be missed dearly, I feel such complete happiness and gratitude to think of the legacy she left us--her 8 children, 43 grandchildren, 110 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.  Sweet Grandma was the best person I've ever known.  So in the midst of heartache, I feel completely grateful for the life she lived.

This time of year really does make me want to snuggle my loved ones a little bit closer.

Now on to some creative inspiration!!  Lately I feel like I am constantly drooling.  There is just not enough time before Christmas to make all of these projects!!

Here are some of my favorite ideas this week:

I am swooning over this pointsetta pillow from Sweet C's Designs.  I love a great Pottery Barn knockoff, and Courtney created something truly beautiful here!

I have always loved this scripture, and I can't wait to print my very own from Jones Design Company!  What a lovely way to decorate for Christmas this year!

Delia Creates constantly amazes me.  I love that she created her own family game using a bi-fold foam board!  What a great Christmas gift for the family!

This DIY paper tree (an Anthro knockoff) is an incredibly clever idea!   Go check out The Wonder Forest for the full tut!

To begin with, this date night basket is beyond darling!  I mean the embroidered initials??  SO CUTE!  I'm lovin' that burlap too.  But I love what's inside even more!  Miss Lovie created all sorts of date ideas to include in this basket.  Wouldn't this make a great Christmas gift for your husband?!

One word:  YUMMY!!  These cookies would be fun and festive for any kind of holiday get-together!  My mouth is watering thanks to Something Swanky!

More pillows?!  Yes, more pillows!  I'm just blown away by The 3t6h Avenue.  These letter to Santa pillows are absolutely darling!!

What has inspired you lately?

Roll A Jack-O-Lantern {Creative Carousel}

I hope you've been enjoying The Creative Carousel this week!

Fall has really inspired me!  As the temperatures have dropped just a few degrees, I have hit a huge surge of creativity.  I am knee-deep in several fall projects!  Today I decided to share the project that best defines me.

No matter how hard I try to make something just for me--I am always so much more motivated to make a project that the whole family (specifically Little Man!) can enjoy!  So once again, the Mom AND the Teacher in me have joined forces on this little project.

Let me introduce you to our brand spankin' new Roll A Jack-O-Lantern game!

And guess what--I only spent $1 on this project. {Insert husband's congratulations here!}

PLUS there are some downloads at the end of this post to help you create your own game at home.

This game is versatile.  You can adapt it however you would like for your own family!

The idea of the game is to build a jack-o-lantern, with the help of the dice!

I started out with a $1 burner cover from the Dollar Tree.  Yes, there was a rooster on it.  But most importantly, it was magnetic!

I quickly covered that rooster with some orange scrapbook paper.  I added a layer of protective mod podge over the top (because it will be getting plenty of use!), and distressed the edges a bit, too.

Next, I got to work creating the jack-o-lantern pieces.  You will need....

At least 2 eyes (I made 6!)

At least 1 nose

At least 1 mouth

At least 2 teeth

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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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Family Match Game

If you have followed my blog since the beginning, you will remember a not-as-cute version of this same idea.  Family match was created as a way to show Little Man the familiar faces of the people he knows and loves.  Because my husband's family lives in another state, we also needed a way to help him remember the faces he doesn't see quite as often.
Little Man absolutely adores this game!  We throw this into our church bag, and he loves to look at the pictures.   But with 2 new sisters-in-law and a few new additions to the family, we needed to update our old game.
I created simple cards by pasting scrapbook paper and cardstock to each other.  The cards are about 4" x 3".
I distressed the edges of the cards just slightly.  Don't you love distressing?!  It adds the perfect touch of character!
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