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Quick, Simple, Mess-Free Summer Tip

It’s been TOO LONG, y’all!! I have missed blogging and surfing through the blog community! I miss sharing my tips, advice, life, family with y’all! I miss my blog friends, I miss y’all!

Anywho….I’m back to let y’all know that…..I. AM. BACK!! I’ll be blogging a lot more come lately, along with adding some NEW, FUN, EXCITING content!! Be sure to subscribe and stick around so you don’t miss it!

For now, I wanted to leave y’all with a quick, simple, mess-free tip for summer!!

DIY Popsicle Drip Catchers 7

Y’all these are so easy and leaves your kiddos fingers sticky free!

DIY Popsicle Drip Catcher 4

Cute card stock and few cuts and folds and you have a Popsicle Drip Catcher! Perfect for the HOT summer days that are right around the corner!

DIY Popsicle Drip Catcher 6 Easy DIY Popsicle Drip Catchers DIY Popsicle Drip Catchers

Can’t wait to see y’all again! Thanks for stopping by!

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Laundry Room Decor & Organizing Tips Round Up and Link Party

Welcome back to another week of Create & Share!
This week we want to be inspired by your laundry room decor and organizing tips.
Laundry Room Create & Share Link Party
 Here are a few that we found and liked:
Laundry Room Create & Share Link Party

1.  Check Your Pockets by Burton Avenue  2.  Laundry Board Hanger by The House of Smiths  3.  Laundry Room Signs by Simply Klassic  4.  Endless Love & Laundry Printable by A Pop of Pretty  5.  Laundry Room Reveal by Finding My Aloha  6.  Decorating and Organizing a Laundry Room by A Bowl Full of Lemons  7.  Lost Socks by A Diamond in the Stuff  8.  Laundry Basket Dresser by Ana White
Now it’s your turn!  Share your laundry room printables, decor, organizing tips, etc.
We want to be inspired by you!!

Blogging Tips and Tutorials Round Up & Link Party

This week’s Create & Share party is all about blogging tips and tutorials.

We thought it might be helpful to share useful blogging tips and tutorials that are beneficial to having a successful blog.  Plus, we love finding tips and tricks and we want to share them with all of you!!
Here are a few we found:
2.  Amy from One Artsy Mama has an entire series called Grow Your Blog with some great blogging tips.

3.  Top 10 Blogging Tips from Design, Dining, and Diapers

4.  Primp My Blog – Design Tips and Resources by Her New Leaf

5-6.  Is Your Blog Legal & SEO in Plain English by Serendipity and Spice

7.  Andreea from Launch Grow Joy shares this awesome graphic for promoting your blog posts.  This is fabulous advice!!
Here is what Andreea had to say:
Are you
wondering how to get more out of each blog post you write?  Success
doesn’t come from how often you blog – it comes from how well you
promote each blog post you write.  My clients would often ask me: Should
I blog and, if so, how is that going to help my business, so I decided
to create this helpful infographic on 30 ways to promote your blog

I personally
implemented every single one of the tips from 1-20 for this specific
post ( and
I was able to get over 10,000 repins on Pinterest and a few hundred
shares on Twitter and Facebook. Overall, I received more than 20,000
visitors so far to this post and it’s my most popular blog post on my
site, After you check out these tips below, head
on over to for even more marketing tips and
strategies to grow your business.

8.  12 Things To Do After You’ve Written A New Blog Post – Another awesome infographic on how to promote your post after you’ve written it.

Keep Calm and Blog On – Free Printable by Jane over at Andventures to Taingamala
Now we want you to share any important blog tips, tutorials, and tricks you’ve found helpful.  Link up or leave a comment.

Easy and Inexpensive Kids Halloween Party Tips

I wanted to share a few easy and inexpensive ideas and tips for throwing a Kids Halloween Party.  Kids LOVE Halloween and it’s nice to know you don’t have to spend a fortune to put together a fun party for them.  I love the idea of having a Halloween party for our kids.  It’s a safe place for them to have some good ole Halloween fun.  We are in charge of what they eat, drink see. We control the scary.  When you throw a party for them on Halloween you and the other parents can choose to take the whole group at Trick or Treating which is much safer.  Safety in numbers, right? You can even take them early, then once it’s dark and the bigger kids and the bigger scaries are out, your little ones wont be upset about the festivities ending because you still have a party for them!

I’m going to share some of my own tips and ideas that I used and put together for our Kids Halloween Party!

This is the Halloween decor party wall and food table for our party.  The wreath I made last season from Alie’s first Momma-made tutu, the garland I made from paint chip samples last year. The streamers, hanging decor, white ghost sign, bowls and cupcake stand all came from Dollar Tree.  The Halloween banner around the black poster boards I found on sale at Target for $1.50! Black poster board is from Walmart.

Hanging ghost and scare crow are from the dollar store, paper fan wheel collage I made from a scrapbook paper pack I found at Target’s Dollar Spot. Hanging pumpkins and green chandelier are from Dollar Tree. Cupcake stand is from Dollar Tree and the cupcake wrappers I found at Kroger.

kids halloween party

See how cute that cupcake stand is!? I can’t believe it’s just a $1, and they had many more styles to choose from. Here are some more inexpensive items I found for our party.  Halloween bingo game and glitter Halloween temporary tattoos are from Walmart.  The hanging skeleton and glow in the dark purple skeleton are from Dollar Tree. The mummy and the Disney Halloween paint set are also from Dollar Tree.  The cute Halloween cello bags and groovy straws are from Target’s Dollar Spot. The Disney Halloween themed books I found from the Target Dollar Spot, too.  Simple and fun things to add to any Kids Halloween Party.

For our Halloween cupcakes I used Wilton’s Icing Colors pack. I made marbled black and orange cupcakes and topped them with orange, black and green tinted icing. I found a Halloween sprinkle pack at Walmart for under $4! The orange pumpkin plate is from Dollar Tree.

At Dollar Tree you can find lots of fun Halloween party activities for the kids.  I got Alice (sweetie holding up her frame) and her cousins, Angie and April a craft pack of Halloween magnet frames and Halloween masks to make.  There are also coloring books and painting sets.

At the top you can see their Halloween frames and masks they had fun making. We also had fun making ghosts from paper plates and strips of paper.  I love how April made a full figured ghost and Angie made the volley ball for the mummy to hold!!  For the paper plate ghost project it’s best to actually buy paper plates. I bought styrofoam plates, they were really hard to paint!  You will also want to buy white paper streamers.  I had bought white streamers but it’s going missing and still has not been found! SPOOKY! lol

I have another tip for saving money on holiday parties.  Buy AFTER the holiday or season! I found ALL of this last year a week after Halloween at Walgreen’s for 75% off!  I was like Christmas morning when I opened up the box of Halloween decor this year and said out loud, “OH YEA….remember we bought all this last year!”  I had forgotten, made for a nice surprise.

kids halloween party

We also bought Alice a couple costumes that were marked down 50% off, including this Bumble Bee costume. She loves Bumble Bee.  You could buy your costumes from the next year at the after Halloween sales, too!

kids halloween party

I made these Halloween cupcake toppers or party garland circles for y’all too!  The are free for you to download and print. :)

Alice and I also made these cute Halloween Pizza Mummy’s!

Here are some more inexpensive Halloween party and decor ideas…

Halloween Party Cheese Balls Jack o Lantern from Dollar Store Crafts, Ghost Smoothies from Lissables Creations, TP Creepy Eye trick from Prankked,

Spirit Jugs from Family Fun, Jack o Lantern Balloons from Martha Stewart 

How about some awesome more Halloween Party Ideas??  I found these great posts here….

 Halloween party tips and ideas from…. 1. Frog Prince Paperie 2. Stagetecture 3. TLC Family 4. Whats Best For The Nest 5. Wants and Wishes 6. Love To Know Party 7. Clean & Scentsible 8. Living Locurto 9. Lil Sugar 10. Inspired by Family Magazine

You can find more ideas from my Halloween Pinterest board.

There are TONS of games, printables and more here at Family Crafts

Do you have any more great tips and ideas for an inexpensive kids Halloween party?  I would love it if you shared them with us in the comments below.

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