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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Posh Facebook Cover Photo Templates

     Hello there! I hope you have been enjoying your week so far. This week was my husband's and my anniversary! We are going out to dinner tonight—I can't wait!!!
     Alright, now, on to the freebie! Last month I made some Facebook Cover Photo Templates for the first time, and people seemed to really like them; so, today I've decided to offer another Cover Photo freebie! The last design I did was rustic-themed with floral elements, and today's download kind of falls onto the other end of the spectrum. For this design, I was going for a very posh, very glamorous feel. Something elegant and rich that you can get for free—does it get any better than that!? I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
     So, go ahead and make all your Facebook friends totally jealous: download whichever template suites your fancy, follow the instructions below, and feel rich...even if it's just on Facebook.

Need help with your customizing your cover photo? Here's what to do:

1.  Click the Download button, and pick which template you'd like.

         2.   The font I used for this design is called Dobkin, and you can download it here or choose another font.

         3.   Simply start typing in the large blue box: once you have your word typed out, save the file as a .jpeg by going to:
    File>Save As>Image>JPEG>Save

         4.  Upload to Facebook, and there you have it!

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    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party {19}

    I am so excited, and honored, to be hosting this awesome link party with these lovely ladies! This is my very first time ever hosting a link party—I'm so stoked! Karly and Paige have [so graciously] taken me under their wing in allowing me to co-host the Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party.

    Be sure to follow along with us—we're pretty cool. So, what have we all been up to this week? Check it out:

    And, of course, we have some lovely features for you!

    Most Viewed

    (featured on all 4 blogs)
    //  Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread – Family Food and Travel  //

    My Favorites

    //  Summer S'mores Beach Cake – Framed Frosting  //
    //  Easy Blueberry Jam – Roxy's Kitchen  //
    //  Butterfly Pretzels – Pam's Party and Practical Tips  //
    //  Cassette Case Turned Memory Box – Delineate Your Dwelling  //
    //  Free "perfect" Inspirational Printable – Pitter & Glink //

    Aren't these totally rad!? Which one was your favorite? I'm swooning over that Summer S'mores Beach cake! Be sure to check out the other blogs to see if you were featured.

    Don't forget to follow my Pinterest board to see all these lovely features and more favorites each week!

    Follow Designs By Miss Mandee's board Create & Share Party Favorites on Pinterest.

    Well, what do you say? Let's GET THIS PARTY STARTED, shall we!?!

    Alright, now get to linking up the crafts and recipes you’ve been working on this week! Here’s the details:

    ★ Link up anything you’ve created and blogged, be it recipes, crafts, printables, tutorials, so long as they are appropriate.
    ★ Please link to your specific post, and not your entire blog.
    ★ Link up to three posts, but no more.
    ★ Try not to link up the same post more than once in a six-month period.
    ★ Do not linkup Etsy shops, giveaways, or other linkups; your entry will be deleted.
    ★ Add my button to your blog, or a text link pointing back to my blog.
    ★ Follow my blog, so you never miss a thing!
    ★ Visit some fellow linkers, share the love.
    ★ And most of all, have some FUN!

    Get ready, get set, PARTY!

    Ps: By linking up with the Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party, you are giving us permission to feature your projects and recipes on any of our social media platforms with a link back to you, as well as receiving a weekly notification of the start of the party via email.

    Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Cheshire Cat Quote

         Today I am excited to present to you a second installment in my Disney Printable collection. I'm a  Disney fanatic, and so I love to incorporate my passion for Disney and my passion for design.  The last printable I made was with a quote from Cinderella—if you missed it be sure to check it out!
         The quote I have chosen for today's freebie comes from the infamous Cheshire Cat of Alice in Wonderland:

         "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."

         I LOVE this quote! And the Disney-lover in your family is sure to love it too! Not only is is it a perfect line for the Cheshire Cat, but it teaches a great lesson about life. If you don't set goals, or work with intention: and if you're not striving towards something, then it really doesn't matter what you do or where you end up. (Funny how movies you watch as a kid can have these deeper meanings than we realize.)
         So, set your sights high, and work toward your goals, whatever they may be—otherwise you may find yourself on a path you didn't want to be on in the first place.
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    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Back to School – Printable Lunch Notes

         Can you believe that school is about to start yet again!?! Well, for my hubby, it never ended—he decided to go through the Summer. What a trooper! But, I'm sure all those children out there are just itching to get back to school—mechanical pencils, times tables, spelling tests, gum prohibition—what's not to love (wink)?
         The inspiration for today's printable came from a comment on one of my previous blogs. The freebie was Printable Origami Hearts, and someone suggested that it would be fun to make these and put them in her children's lunch boxes when they go to school. I thought that was an awesome idea, and decided to make another printable freebie with that idea in mind.
         How fun would it be for your kids to find one of these sweet notes when they open their lunch box! These notes are a simple, but thoughtful, touch. And, I'm sure you could find plenty of other uses for them as well: like, to go along with a simple gift, to give to your husband to remind him that you think he is pretty rad, or maybe you'll decorate your child's bedroom with a bunch of balloons and tie these to the end of the ribbons (no, I didn't come up with that myself: it's a Pinterest idea). Whomever you give these to, and whatever way you decide to do it, I'm sure it will be much appreciated!
         So, are you nervous or excited (possibly counting down the days) for your little one(s) to go to school?

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    Monday, August 11, 2014

    1st Anniversary Idea - Paper Lanterns

         Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. This weekend we went to the county fair: it was really fun! They had lots of fun games, yummy food, and cool things to see: I even milked a cow (for my first time). This year they even had sharks—pretty sweet! I think my favorite part, though, was petting the animals. I loved seeing the baby goats, and Davian thought they were pretty interesting too.

    Since we went to the zoo last weekend, Davian probably thinks that looking at animals is just what we do whenever we spend time together as a family.
         So, even though today's printable has absolutely nothing to do with baby goats, I hope you'll enjoy it. I mentioned in a recent blog post that, for our first anniversary, I decorated our living room with paper lanterns. The paper lanterns I created at the time were just made out of colored construction paper: nothing special, but it was still really fun! But, when I was thinking back on that (because our second anniversary in coming up next week) I decided that it could make for a fun printable.
         There are two different types of paper lantern templates that I've provided, and they are both pretty simple to make. All you need to put these together are:

    • My printable templates
    • Scissors
    • Tape or glue
    • An x-acto blade/ruler
    • Yarn, ribbon, or string to use for hanging
    • And either a hole punch or needle to thread the string through

         For the more "oblong" lantern (rectangular template): (1) cut it out, (2) use the x-acto blade and ruler to slice where the markings are, (3) tape or glue the ends together (forming a cylinder), (4) push down on the ends to get the center pieces to bulge out, (5) attach the yarn, ribbon or string.

         For the smaller, more rounded lantern: (1) cut it out, (2) fold in the tab and attach to opposite end (forming a cylindrical shape), (3) punch holes in each of the small circles on the top and bottom of template, (4) tie a knot at the end of your yarn, ribbon, or string, and thread it though the holes (OR use a needle to poke hole in the circles and thread at the same time), (5) pull tight, and tie another knot. I added some tassels for extra flair, and you could do the same if you'd like to.

         I hope those instructions are clear enough. Let me know if you have questions about any of that and I'll do my best to held you out. 
         These paper lanterns would be so fun as decorations for a first anniversary, a party, Chinese New Year, or even just to hang in a child's bedroom! I'm sure you'll come up with a fun use for them, and that everyone who sees them will think you are super crafty!
         Happy Crafting!

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