Kid Made Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

Did you know that Father’s Day is coming right up?  It’s only a couple of weeks away.  Do you know what your kids are getting for their dad yet?  I’m a sucker for kid crafts.  My kids love making things and giving them to their daddy, too!  I haven’t yet figured out what we’re going to do THIS Father’s Day (I must get right on that!), but let me share what we’ve done in the past.  It’s been a lot of fun making some of these projects!

 

1.  You’re the Best Dad, Hands Down!

Father's Day Craft Finished Product

I have always had a thing for handprint crafts.  I just love how it shows the sizes of my kids’ hands as they are growing up.  We thought this one was really cute…and super easy, too.  Of course, this is more likely to work for toddler, preschool and elementary aged children only…as the teens may not think this is a fun idea, lol.  But…you know.  To read the full post, be sure to go here:  You’re the Best Dad Hands Down.

 

2.  Father’s Day Printable Coupon Book

 

Father's Day Coupon Book

Would your husband enjoy a little pampering while getting to redeem coupons from his kids?  You could make a cute little coupon book sharing how he can redeem the coupon for a free car wash or a free drink made for him, etc.  A few years ago, we made up this cute printable book for you to use.  Feel free to use it again this year if you like, but the expiration date says Father’s Day 2013.  I don’t have time to fix it for you….but you could scribble it and change it to 2016 if you’re not a perfectionist.  :)  Or, you can just use it for an idea to make your own.

 

3.  A Huge Homemade Candy Card

Father's Day Card UP Close

 

This one was probably everyone’s favorite, including dad!  Ryan loves candy so much and when we saw different ideas for making this card, we knew it would fit him very well.  After all, we have made Chris August’s Candy Song my husband’s theme song.  Have you heard it yet?  If not, listen to it here.

 

Here’s what the card said (candy chosen in parentheses):

Dear Daddy,We were going to get you a Whopping (Whoppers) (100 Grand) for Father’s Day, but the money slipped through our (Butterfingers).  We had (Zero) (Extra) (Whatchamakalits) to sell and it was not (Payday).  We thought about taking you to get a ([kit]Kat) or out for (Hot Tamales), but we know you would not like that.  We did not think an (Orbit) around the (Milky Way) or a trip to New (York) would work, so (Crunch) this card as we wish you (Mounds) of ([Almond] Joy).  We hope you don’t (Rolo)ver and get sick.  If you do, we will try not to (Snicker).   You are  a (Lifesaver).  We (Skor)ed getting you for a dad.  We love you to ([Reese’s] Pieces).Love,

Your (Nerds).

If you’d like to read the full post, go here:

A HUGE Father’s Day Card Made with Candy

4.  Framed Pictures of Your Kids

We tried to take perfect pictures for Father’s Day, but it turns out, that’s not possible.  Especially not with a large family.  When we did try, we tried to write on the bottoms of everyone’s feet.  It was supposed to read, “We Love You Dad”, but…um… I couldn’t get it to work.  It would’ve been cute, but here is how our attempt turned out…..

 

 

To read the full story about this crazy photo shoot, just go here:  The Not so Perfect Father’s Day Photo.  

 

If you have better photography skills than I do, you should give this a try.  In fact, my 15 year old daughter is thinking of putting our kids out in the wheat field before they harvest it.  THAT may have to be our present this year.

 

As you can see, the ideas we’ve shared are not pristine, perfect craft projects.  They’re kid made and made with love.  That’s all that counts.

 

What about you?  Do you have any past projects that you’re proud of for Father’s Day?  Share them here!


Don’t Miss Out!!!

Hey friends!  I hope you had an amazing weekend.  My weekend has been great.  I got to take the whole weekend off.  Yay!  You may have seen on my Facebook page, where my husband and I even ran in The Color Run (my first ever 5k race).  Here’s a picture of us (my husband, his brother, his wife and I) after we were done.

 

The Color Run After

 

As you can see, I was not the one who got too colorful.  I kept rubbing orange off of my face, and I thought it was my makeup until I saw the orange in my hairbrush later.  It wasn’t overly noticeable though….

My husband on the other hand…. he got shot with blue, right up the nose….

 

The Color Run During

 

 

Being a busy mom, who always seems to be “working”, I was excited for the chance to get away this weekend.  After all, being mom, teacher, house cleaner, cook and chid trainer is tiring!

Speaking of being a busy mom….I wanted to remind you about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.  Today is the last day that you can buy it (and if you buy it, you’ll get ALL 10 of my Freezer to Slow Cooker menus for free, including the $250 Walmart menu!).  If you’re a work away from home mom, don’t let the word “homemaking” turn you away.  This bundle is made for busy moms.  Not just moms who stay home, but moms who want to make the best home possible for their families.  (What mom doesn’t want that?)

 

Freezer to Slow Cooker Free with Purchase

 

Let me tell you real fast, what I think are the most valuable aspects of this bundle…the perks are pretty good, let me tell you!

 

1.  Have you ever wanted to take a craft making course online teaching you something that you don’t know how to do?  Maybe I’m weird, but I have…and I’m usually too cheap to buy one.  Not because I don’t want to learn, but because I am not always sure that it will be worth it.  When you purchase this bundle, you’ll get one free online class from Craftsy.  You could pick one of their 24 courses.  This would include anything from cake decorating, photography, sewing, paper crafts, etc.  This alone could be a $60 value (depending on the course you choose).  Personally, I think that I’ll choose the photography course, as I’m trying to grow in my skills as a photographer!

 

2.  Do you like scarves for dressing up your outfits?  You can actually get a free spring scarf from Deborah and Co.  You only have to pay the $4 shipping charge to get it to you.

 

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3.  Free $15 to Hope Ink, plus 2 free 8×10 Art Prints.  (Shipping does apply on this deal)  

 

4.  Free 65 Points from Tyndale that you can use for a free book (appoximately a $15 value).

 

5.  Free Kids Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts, ($19.95 value and you pay $4 shipping).  This is a craft kit subscription program.  They send a kit each month (if you were to keep the subscription), but you have the chance to try it for free!   Talk about happy kids!

 

6.  Declutter Buddies Course is included!  ($16 value)  – Have you ever said, “Today we’re going to clean the house and this time it’s going to stay that way!” but it never does? Have you ever thought it would be so much easier to declutter if only you had a friend to help you?  In this eCourse, Alina Joy Dubois – author of Easy Peasy Chores – will be your very own decluttering buddy! Join Alina Joy and together with her work step-by-step, de-junking, purging and reclaiming your home!

 

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7.  A Parent’s Guide to Natural Remedies course is included! ($99 value!)  Have you ever wished you knew how to treat your child’s ailments at home?  A Parent’s Guide to Natural Remedies will give you the confidence you desire as a parent to learn how to use natural remedies to treat your child’s common ailments at home. You will learn how to use methods like homeopathy, cell salts, essential oils, probiotics, and more to treat things like fever, sore throat, ear infections, tummy bug, coughs, digestive issues, sleep issues, and first aid.

 

8.  Meal Planning Galore – Not only do you get 10 of my Freezer to Slow Cooker weekly menus (this is a gift, just for Sidetracked Sarah readers!), but there’s also many other great menu planning options in the bundle!  You’ve got Costco Slow Cooker Freezer Meals, Gluten Free Aldi Meal Plan, Simply Scheduled: On the Go, Backwards Meal Planning, No Cook Freezer Meals, Easy Oven Free Dinners and even printable menu planning forms!  Really…your meals will be covered with this bundle!

 

9.  In addition to all of the other resources listed above, you’ve got ebooks to help you with homeschooling, organizing your home, training your children and even to help you to have the best marriage you could ever have!

 

Now that’s a lot of benefit for one low price of $29.99.  In fact, they say that everything included in the bundle is worth over $984, not including the added $30 that my menu plans have added.

 

If you already own my ebooks, you can purchase this set and give mine away to a busy family that you know.  In fact, as long as you don’t keep the copy on your computer, it is completely legal to give away anything in the bundle that you don’t want.  So…you and a friend could potentially split the price of this bundle!  Click the Buy Now button below to learn more about exactly what is in the bundle.  It is totally worth it!

 

 

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The catch is, you have to hurry, hurry, hurry, because your sale ends tonight at 11:59 P.M. EST.  Once that time has past, you will not be able to get it any more!

 

Today only huge sale


Homemaking Bundle + Free $31 Gift for Sidetracked Sarah Readers!

Dear Homemaker,

(be sure to read to the end, for special offer for Sidetracked Sarah readers!)

 

Are the inmates running the asylum?

 

I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand.

 

When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home.

 

I imagined a home that was more than just 4 walls, a roof, and a mortgage.

 

I wanted to make a special place that was a magical mash-up of:

 

  • a school,
  • a playground,
  • a refuge,
  • a boo-boo “fix it” station,
  • a “you can do it” pep rally, and
  • a safe place for personal expression, sharing and growth.

 

And then real life happened…

…laundry, diapers, stretch marks, and never-ending meal prep… money worries, gritty floors, soap scum, and the stain that won’t come out of my son’s favorite shirt… holiday stress, and teaching my daughter to read (and master long division)… a husband who works long hours, a kid with the sniffles, stomach aches and a fever… and a secret dream to run my own little business from home.

 

And that’s why Erin and Stephanie created the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle… because as rewarding as it is, homemaking is hard work and it doesn’t always come easily.

 

I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

 

To help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker – help, inspiration, tips, encouragement, resources at your fingertips…

 

… the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is just for you.

 

It is a complete library of carefully selected eBooks, eCourses, audios, online conferences, and printable packs designed to help you turn your house into a home… without all the overwhelm.

 

What’s in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?


The first step in putting together this collection was to find the critical homemaking skills that you need to transform your house into a home.

 

Here they are:

  • Cleaning… create a healthy, toxin-free home
  • DIY/Homemade… fun and frugal ways to express your personal style
  • Devotionals and Faith… take a break from the daily grind to renew yourself
  • Finances… build a budget that works
  • Cooking & Meal Planning… serve easier, tastier meals in less time
  • Holidays & Special Events… brighten up old family traditions and create new
  • Homeschooling… homeschool with grace and ease
  • Marriage… heat up your marriage
  • Motherhood… find peace, balance & joy in mothering
  • Organizing… conquer the clutter and simplify your life
  • Pregnancy & Babies… enjoy a healthy pregnancy and prepare to nurture your baby
  • Health & Wellness… soothe aches & pains with natural remedies
  • Working from Home… hone your talents, live your passions and earn money to help your family

 

… a complete library of 99 eBooks and eCourses to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships.

 

 

 

Are there too many books in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?

 

Let me ask you a question.

 

Have you ever taken your family out for a buffet dinner… and then been disappointed when you couldn’t eat every single morsel on display?

 

Of course not!

 

Sure. There’s that first, breath-taking moment when you see and hear and smell the amazing meal spread before you… and you think, “Where will I even start?”

 

But that’s the thing… because you do start… with something.

 

Maybe it’s a tender flaky biscuit, or a piece of delicious roast beef, or maybe you’re like me and start with a piece of pie (mmm, blueberry or apple with whipped cream)?

 

So relax, enjoy, and start anywhere you like. Come back to the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle “buffet” as many times as you like. It’s all here for you.

 

Is the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle worth it?

 

In a word… yes!

 

To be absolutely certain, Erin and Stephanie asked questions, tried techniques and just about drove themselves crazy making sure that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle was the very best homemaking resource anywhere.

 

They dug through hundreds of websites and connected with dozens of authors and teachers.

 

And then we all worked together to make these resources the most affordable possible.

And They Were Delighted to Help…

 

The result? This collection is a fraction of the price of what someone would pay for each resource individually!

 

For a short time, the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle… a complete library of:

  • 76 eBooks
  • 6 eCourses
  • 1 audio download
  • 2 online conferences, and
  • 14 printable packs

 

…99 carefully selected resources designed to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships… is only $29.97. (A total value of $984.74.)

 

That breaks down to 30 cents per book.

 

Your 30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

 

If for any reason, you decide that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is not for you, then please send an email to customerservice@Ultimate-Bundles.com and we will refund 100% of your investment. No questions asked.

 

Don’t Forget the Bonuses…

 

Of course, no Ultimate Homemaking Bundle would be complete without the generous, inspiring gifts donated by companies that understand homemakers like you. Every gift is yours to keep and enjoy.

 

  • Choose 1 FREE Online Class from Craftsy (Select from 24 of Their Most Popular Classes – Up to $60 Value)
  • 1 FREE Kids Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts ($19.95 Value)
  • FREE $15 Credit to Hope Ink PLUS 2 FREE 8×10 Art Prints ($71 Value)
  • FREE 90-Day “Good Deal” Subscription to She Plans Dinner ($15 Value)
  • Choose 1 FREE Stylish Spring Scarf from Deborah & Co. ($20 Value)
  • FREE $80 Healthy Moving Class Credit ($80 Value)
  • FREE 90-Day Pro Membership to ListPlanIt ($30 Value)
  • FREE 65 Tyndale Rewards Points to Be Used for a FREE Book or Towards Any Book of Your Choice ($15 Value)

 

One More BONUS for Sidetracked Sarah Readers ONLY!

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If you purchase this bundle using my link, I will personally email you all 9 of my weekly menus, as well as my $250 One Month Walmart menu for FREE!  That is a $31.90 value!  This exceeds the value of the homemaking bundle itself!

 

Now It’s Your Turn

 

The proven, simple, and effective skills you need to transform your house into a home are all waiting for you in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.

 

This is your chance to get all the love, support, guidance and inspiration you need to nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker.

 

But time is running out! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle will only be available from 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, April 20 until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, April 27.

 

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After that, the shopping cart closes and the deeply discounted price is gone.

 

Act now!

 

Click here for more info or to buy now.

 

 

After you’ve made your purchase, come back here and enter your first and last name, as well as the email address you’d like for me to send your bundle to.  Once I check the list and show that you completed an order for the homemaking bundle, I will email you your extra products!  Just go to this form here.  I will check my list each night of the sale and email them out to all purchasers once per day.

Best wishes and happy homemaking!

 

Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.