I love unicorns! There is something so fabulous about them that draws everyone to them! I just can’t get enough of these mystical creatures!!
I’m always in need of decorative cups for parties for storage!!! Party favors, silverware holders, you name it, I need something to store the items in!!!! Then it hit me one day. Why not make DIY Unicorn Party Cups ? The most fabulous way to store anything if you ask me!
•White Paper Cups
•Gold Glitter Paper
1. Take your gold sheet of glitter paper and cut out two large unicorn horns. I suggest cutting the horns on the larger side. It’s easier to trim the horns to a smaller size than to cut out a new larger horn if you cut too small!
2. Once you have your glittery unicorn horns, it’s time to glue them to your cups! If you are using these cups to drink out of, glue the horn on the outside of the cup. You can cover it later with paper flowers! If you are using them for party storage, gluethe horns on the inside for a cleaner look.
3. Now it’s time for your paper flowers! These exact paper flowers can be purchased at your local Dollar Tree. Once you pick your flower prints, glue them to your cups.
4. Once your sparkly unicorn horn and paper flowers have dried, it’s time to draw on those unicorn eyes with your black Sharpie. I suggest practicing on a blank piece of paper to perfect your technique before drawing on the actual cups. Black sharpies are permanent, so you only get one shot per cup!
5. Just like that, you now have DIY Unicorn Party Cups! With a unicorn craft this simple and extremely cheap to make, you can make these cups over and over again!!! Your party guest will sure get a kick out of them that’s for sure!
Do you have any party’s to plan in the near future?!?!
2. Once you have your black electrical tape glasses band placed correctly, it’s time to glue on your googly eyes! Minions have one AND two eyes, so I always like to make a variety of one and two eye Minions.
3. Now it’s time to draw that mouth and hair! I suggest practicing on a blank piece of paper to get your technique down before drawing on your Minions DIY Party Cups. Black Sharpies are permanent, so you only get one shot per cup!
4.There you have it! Your Minions DIY Party Cups are ready for your guest! These cups really are that easy peasy to make AND are guaranteed to be a crowded pleaser!
Holy Cow!!! How is Easter Sunday THIS weekend? I swear I have zero concept of time since I feel like Christmas was just yesterday!
Since we are in full on Easter mode, my daughter and I thought it would be fun to make DIY Unicorn Easter Baskets!
So simple to make. And the best part??
All the supplies came from the Dollar Tree!
That’s right, not only are these DIY Easter Baskets easy peasy to make, they will cost you practically nothing to make!
**All Supplies Can Be Purchased At Your Local Dollar Tree**
White Easter Basket
Pink Foam Paper
White Foam Paper
Gold Sparkle Foam Paper
Easter Grass & Goodies!!!
Take your gold sparkle foam paper and cut out a unicorn horn. I suggest cutting the horn on the larger side. That way if you do need to resize, all you need to do is trim rather than cut a brand new horn.
Time for those ears. Grab your white foam paper and cut two ears.
Then take your pink foam paper and cut the middle section of the ears.
Once you have white and pink ear sections, glue them together to make the perfect unicorn ear!
Grab your super glue and flowers. Glue the flowers on the rim of the basket.
Next, glue your horn onto the basket followed by the ears.
It’s time to draw on those eyes! Take your sharpie and first practice on a blank piece of paper to perfect your technique. Once you have your technique mastered, draw on those eyes and eyelashes. Sharpies are permanent so make sure you’re ready. You only get one shot!
Now you are ready to fill your basket with the Easter grass and all those Easter goodies!!!
Are you ready for Easter?
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I have always bragged about how my child is a fantastic sleeper! One of the many reasons I’m a one and done mama. I know if I had a second child, I would most likely birth an early riser. The odds of scoring two children that love sleep is just too high to risk.
However, once my daughter started kindergarten things slightly changed. My daughter still loves her sleep, but she’s on such a routine that on weekends and during school breaks she still thinks she needs to wake up bright and early. That sunshine beaming through her windows makes her think it’s time for school. Even on a freaking Sunday -_-
This mama hates mornings more than anything. Waking up ridiculously early when you have zero reasons to even be up is my definition of a nightmare. So you best believe I was searching for the perfect solution to our early rising issue so our household could go back to our lazy, sleeping in weekends.
One random afternoon I received the best news ever! Sleep Buddy wanted us to try out their new sleep gadget. When people try to tell me things like the Law of Attraction not being legit, I like to tell them stories like this. Like wholly cow. This product landing in my inbox after me dwelling on sleeping in solutions is proof the universe was listening & was here to give me the answer!
What Is Sleep Buddy?
Sleep Buddy is a fabulous gadget that helps your child transition from a crib to a bed OR to help those kiddos like
my daughter, that are already sleeping in a bed, but may not be staying put throughout the night/morning.
The system works in the most child friendly, easy to understand way too! When the soft blue light of the Sleep Buddy system is on, that means you stay in bed. When the light goes off, that means they can finally wake everyone up in the house.
How simple is that?
The Sleep Buddy system is geared towards children between one and a half to six years off age. The perfect sleep solution for my 5 year old!
The creator of the system developed the Sleep Buddy because in her words “if the kids don’t sleep, nobody sleeps!” Which is the truest statement of all times! As much as we like to think we parents are in charge, our kiddos do dictate our hours of sleep -_-
A huge benefit to the Sleep Buddy system is that not only do the kids get the sleep they need for proper growth and development BUT mom & dad also benefit by being able to be better parents with improved moods and well-being because they can now enjoy uninterrupted sleep. And in our case lazy Saturday & Sunday mornings!
Sleep Buddy was honestly the answer to our prayers! Who knew a simple little light that turns on and off would be the solution to our problems. When the Sleep Buddy arrived, I let my daughter open in up like it was a gift. All kids love gifts. The packaging even looks like a gift & in this case it really did deliver the best gift of all, sleep!
Once she had the box open and played around with her new light, we read “Bedtime Surprise” which came with the light & explains how the light works to kiddos in words they can comprehend.
I wasn’t sure if she could wrap her kindergarten mind around the concept of the system, but I am happy to report that she picked up on the light and how it works instantly!
After a few days, of getting the light routine down, my daughter was now a pro. The real test came that following weekend & I’m happy to share with y’all that the system really works man! It really really works! No 6:30 wake up calls from the 5 year old!
I suggest starting the light training on days you know you need to be up early. In our case we started on a Monday. That way my daughter had 5 whole days to get the light routine down before the big test of sleeping in on Saturday came around.
To learn more about the Sleep Buddy system visit their website at sleepbuddy.com. The Sleep Buddy has also won the coveted Parent Tested, Parent Approved seal of approval. So, parents rest assured that this product works wonders and will be a purchase you will be thankful you made.
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Parents can be a formidable force for change in schools, especially when it comes to starting health and wellness programs. Ensuring that our kids are eating healthier foods, learning about nutrition, and being more physically active in school not only sets them up to learn lifelong healthy habits but,according to a growing body of research, it helps them be better prepared to focus and learn in class. Studies also show when parents are involved in a child’s education, their children demonstrate higher academic achievement, better attendance, better social skills, better-eating habits, increased physical activity and less emotional distress.
Yet, despite wanting to do what’s best for students’ health, many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and stay physically active. That’s why Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK)has announced a new Parents for Healthy Kids grant just for parents for the 2018-2019 school year. The grants, which are provided through funding from ALDI, are designed for parents, caregivers and parent-groups (e.g. PTAs, PTOs) to lead school-based physical activity and nutrition initiatives and to engage more parents and family members in student and family health.
If you’ve ever thought of starting a school garden, getting kids to eat more fruits and veggies at school lunch, or finding ways to ensure they get more physical activity in and get the wiggles out during the school day so they can better focus in class, then this grant opportunity is for you. If you can think of a way to improve school and student health, AFHK can help you do it. In addition to providing schools with needed funding (grants up to $1,000), AFHK provides grantees with technical support and resources to activate their grants successfully.
Parents can learn more and apply for a grant by April 13, 2018by visiting ParentsforHealthyKids.org/Grants. While you’re there, check out the resources to help you get involved in school health, and sign up to receive news your family can use to create a healthier school and home, today!
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CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.