Saturday, June 28, 2014

Love is Patient, Love is Kind - Free Printable

Lord knows mamas of strong willed children need a little extra prayer sometimes. Being a mom is hard work!  Have you ever had one of those mama moments, you know the ones where your kids are really pushing their limits.  Nothing you say or do will get them to stop whining or throwing a tantrum, they have won and they know it.  Mama - 0 Kid – 1

Download this printable HERE.

Last week I was having one of those mama moments.  On the verge of tears mama moments (OK, confession I went over the verge and was actually in tears). My patients were gone, I felt helpless. The only thing I could do was walk away from my crying, screaming, nearly 4 year old and excuse myself to my room, alone!  Yep, I resigned and let my husband take over - I know, way to put your big girl panties Pam.  The next morning I open my e-mail to find my daily devotion, and low and behold it was centered on 1 Corinthians 13:4, Love is patient, love is kind....  Hello wakeup call! I am most certainly not perfect, and some days I am not patient or kind, but I need to try a little harder.  So, if you ever run into me and I am repeating "love is patient, love is kind" over and over again, that most likely means I am having a mama moment, bare with me as I try to love my children unconditionally.
Beautiful font compliments of Magpie Paperworks.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pretty little backdrop

I am in LOVE with fabric garland, and thank goodness it is so simple to make. You may find yourself dressing up every window or party with these beauties.
18You can even turn one into a fancy dress up skirt for your little one in a pinch. 11 All you need:
*Several pieces of fabric - between 1/2 - 1 yard. {I  was feeling cheap this day so I only grabbed 1/2 yard of  each. In hindsight I would have grabbed a yard.}
1Cut slits in your fabric about 1-2 inches apart then rip the fabric into ribbons.  If you are perfectionist and ripping fabric makes you nervous, or could lead to a panic attack, feel free to use scissors. Personally I find it to be very therapeutic.

Keep ripping that fabric until you have a heap of little fabric strips.
Then simply hook a fabric strip around the the ribbon and tie a knot.
Work your way down until you have your desired length.
Tada, you've got yourself some fancy fabric garland.