Spray Paint Craft – Mini Burlap Banner

Love spray paint craft projects? This one is super easy for fall. 

Spray Paint Craft - Mini Burlap Bunting

I love this time of year. The air is cool and crisp. The leaves are turning bright colors and there are farmer’s markets everywhere brimming with apples and pumpkins…

So I whipped up a little farmer’s market stand and it goes perfectly with my Harvest Party Collection

Harvest Party Supplies | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

This bunting is perfect for the dessert table. You’ll need:

  • Darice Burlap Minis
  • Krylon Peekaboo Blue Spray Paint
  • Orange Ribbon
  • Glue Gun
  • Drop cloth

Easy steps:

  1. Place a drop cloth in a well ventilated area, preferably outside, and spray paint half of the burlap minis
  2. Pipe hot glue along the top of the back side and attach to ribbon

Want more harvest and fall party ideas? Join me on Pinterest and visit my Fall {Party & Entertaining Ideas Board:

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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20 + Brinner Recipes – It’s Breakfast For Dinner

I don’t know about you, but being back in the school morning routine is keeping me from making my favorite breakfast recipes for the family. So I say… bring on brinner! You know, breakfast for dinner… and here are 20 plus recipes you just have to try!

Check out Brinner – It’s Breakfast For Dinner

by Kim Wilson Byers at Foodie.com

 

 

And these are just a few! Hop over to Foodie for thousands of recipes from some of the best home cooks, chefs, bakers and salt shakers on the web.

Hungry yet? Go have a look!

Compensation was provided via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are mine and mine alone. You know I’d have it no other way!

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Cricut Explore Giveaway

Have you seen the new Cricut Explore? Wanna win one?

Win A Cricut Explore - September 2014

So I’ve teamed up with some talented ladies for the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge and we’re giving away a Cricut Explore! 

Cricut Design Space Star Team 12

Meet the girls from left to right:

Three Little Monkeys Studio | Gifting Sweet | Small for Big
The Celebration Shoppe | Clever Pink Pirate
The Road to The Good Life | Legal Miss Sunshine
Little Retreats | Flamingo Toes | Aesthetic Nest

And now, enter to win an amazing Cricut Explore for yourself. My favorite feature is uploading my own designs and watching it cut them to a eighth of an inch… amazing!!

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Did you see my latest project with my Explore? 

DIY Vinyl Lettering Clipboard | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

It’s my new favorite office item… it’s my daily reminder to “be awesome!” {wink} You can find all the easy how to details for making this DIY vinyl lettering in my post, along with some other fun ideas.

Good luck!

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Save The Date – BASH Conference January 2015

I’m excited to share the news about BASH! The first ever party blogger and event planner conference…

BASH Conference 2015 | Phoenix, Arizona

The talented Michelle of Maddycakes Muse is the event organizer and founder and let me tell you, she’s one talented large event planner. She’s got a lot of amazing details up her sleeve, all to be shared on September 15.

I hope you’ll save the date and join me for an amazing time in Arizona this January!

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! 

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Get Your Kids Talking With A New Board Game: Q’s Race to the Top

I don’t know about you, but I want my kids to be emotionally intelligent. Being great at math is wonderful. Being able to throw a perfect spiral football is great. But what about all the day to day life situations … I want my kids to have the social skills to be able to handle them.

Teach Emotional Intelligence | Q's Race To The Top

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Sometimes I find it difficult to get my kids talking. You know, about how they “think about” and how they “should” react to social situations. It’s hard to sit down and have those talks so we as parents end up teaching as we go… hopefully by example… but also usually when something goes wrong. {wink}

Emotional Intelligence | Qs Race To The Top Game

Well, there is a new board game, Q’s Race to the Top. It’s fun… but more than that, it helps kids to talk about things that they might not normally open up to you about… or even think about: how to react in social situations.

Qs Race To The Top Board Game | Teaching Emotional Intelligence

I played this game with my boys. I actually found it more beneficial to play with them separately so that I got their true opinion. Not what the other brother thought. It was interesting. 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is one of those critically important aspects that we pray our children leave the house with each day. We can’t be there to shield them, but we can help guide them to know how to respond in positive and negative social situations. The problem is, many things happen to them throughout the day that we didn’t even think to prepare them for.

Q's Race To The Top | Teach Emotional Intelligence

This is where Q’s Race to the Top comes in. Through a series of strategic questions you can get your kids (unaware) talking, sharing and giggling their way to the top of the board, all while you’re learning and teaching.

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And now hop over and find out more about Q’s Race to the Top and all the amazing things a product like this can do to help children grow emotionally. I know I personally want my children to be able to handle what life throws at them!

And please consider participating in the kickstarter campaign too. It’s a great cause. The creator, a mom, not only wants us to be able to purchase this game for our children, but to be able to give it to less fortunate children in low income families.

You can also find more on their social media channels:

  • Facebook: @EQtainment
  • Twitter: @EQtainment
  • Instagram: @EQtainment
  • Pinterest: @EQtainment

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Clipboards, Coffee, Back To School… Oh my!

So I’ve been talking back to school around here for weeks and the big day is next Thursday… only six shorts days away. Eeek!

DIY Vinyl Clipboard & Coffee Mug | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And the only way I will survive is by being organized, being motivated… and oh yea… being awesome! {wink}

So to remind myself, I created a few easy vinyl designs for my favorite coffee  canister and a simple clear plastic clipboard, using my new Cricut Explore! I love… love… love that the Explore allows me to load my own designs for free!

DIY Vinyl Lettering Clipboard | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You’ll need a few things in addition to the Explore. Let’s start with the clipboard:

  • clear clipboard
  • black vinyl
  • ruler
  • your own motivational text (or my art file)
  • sheet of white paper

Step 1 – Start a new project with the clipboard template.

Step 2 – Write within the editing tool. You can even use all your own fonts. (Or create in another program and upload.)

Step 3 – Follow the steps. Load your vinyl. Press cut.

Step 4 – Load a piece of ordinary white craft paper and cut your design a second time. Or, if you make your own image, print it from your computer. Place it under the clear clipboard as your guide for placing your vinyl.

DIY Vinyl Lettering for Coffee Canister | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And now for the coffee canister. You’ll need:

  • coffee canister, preferably without a lot of contour
  • silver vinyl
  • your own motivational text (or my art file)

Step 1 – Start a new project with the canister template. Adjust the size to the dimensions of your coffee canister.

Step 2 – Write within the editing tool. You can even use all your own fonts. (Or create in another program and upload.)

Step 3 – Follow the steps. Load your vinyl. Press cut.

Step 4 – Carefully peel off each vinyl letter and place it on your container. Hand wash gently.

I’ll be sharing more pictures of those on my fabulous team, team #12, next week.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Oh… and dont’ forget… BE AWESOME! 

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Red White and Blue American Flag Rice Krispies Treats

We have one more patriotic holiday to celebrate this year and these simple American Flag Rice Krispies Treats are the perfect fun food!

American Flag Rice Krispies Treats | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To make these easy American Flag Rice Krispies Treats you’ll need:

  • Rice Krispies Treats snacks
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Red white and blue Twizzlers

American Flag Rice Krispies Treats | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Easy instructions:

  1. Smear on a bit of marshmallow fluff. Or a lot! {grin}
  2. Peel apart red, white and blue Twizzlers.
  3. Use one rice krispies treat to measure and then cut multiple pieces.
  4. Decorate.

Want more ideas? Join me on Pinterest for more red white and blue patriotic party and craft ideas!

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Back to School – Free Printable Bookmarks

I don’t know about you, but back to school is on the brain in my house right now. My kiddos are already excited to get the new notebooks, new clothes, new backpack… I’m sure the excitement will wear off. {wink}

Back To School with Kim Byers on Paging Supermom

Have you and your kiddos read this book? It’s super cute and perfect for back to school. It’s called Louise The Big Cheese and The Back To School Smarty Pants. It’s all about how Louise wants to get all As this year… but she has a tough teacher… or so she thinks.

back To School Free Printables | Kim Byers

So to celebrate this awesome and creative book… and the upcoming back to school season, I’ve whipped up a few free printables including these bookmarks.

To make these quick bookmarks, you’ll need:

  • Free Back To School Printables {link below}
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Washi Tape

Free Back To School Printables | Kim Byers

Just trim out the design, cut a length of ribbon and attach it to the back with washi tape. Done!

Back To School Free Printables with Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And what’s more, I’ve designed other goodies like pencil toppers, and party supplies for a simple back to school party surprise. I hope you’ll hop over to my original post to see more pictures!

Download your FREE BACK TO SCHOOL party printables now!

Want more ideas? Join me on Pinterest for more back to school photography, party and teacher gift ideas!

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Pineapple Party Ideas

Pineapple parties, crafts and home décor are a hot trend right now. Did you know?

Pineapple Party Ideas | curated at TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Well they are and these are some of the cutest pineapple party crafts and ideas that I’ve found around the blogging community and pinterest recently:

  1. Pineapple (Wearing Sunglasses) Cake from Coco Cake Land
  2. DIY Cup Pineapple Party Invitation from Oh Happy Day
  3. DIY Pineapple Piñata from Studio DIY
  4. Origami Pineapple Stir Stick Toppers from Sugar and Charm

Want more pineapple party and craft ideas? Follow me on Pinterest and check out my Party {Pineapple Crafts & Ideas} board.

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Hawaiian Grilled Franks – A Pop Of Summer In Every Bite

I’m all about the grill in the summer and my kiddos are all about the Hebrew National beef frank hot dogs!  Those of you who stop in often know that my youngest has severe food allergies so I trust and appreciate Hebrew National’s pure ingredients to keep everyone in the family craving the all-American treat.

Hawaiian Hebrew National Franks | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Compensation was provided by Hebrew National via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hebrew National.

Although my kiddos prefer Hunt’s ketchup and Gilden’s Mustard above all other topping choices, I talked everyone into trying a new flavor combination: a Hawaiian inspired frank! Let me tell you… it was a HUGE hit!

I thought the blend of sweet and savory flavors would be the perfect summer bite. And I hate to toot my own horn and tell you I was right… but I was right. {wink} It’s a mouthful and you’ll enjoy every single chomp!

You’ll need:

  • Peaches (cut into slivers that can slide along your bun like the pickle in a Chicago Style frank)
  • Pineapple (cut into small chunks)
  • Red Onion (cut into slivers)
  • Mango Chutney (you can find it on your spice isle, or you can whip up your own from scratch with the recipe below)
  • Hebrew National franks (we like the Jumbo!)

Sweet & Savory Summer Food Pairing | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Homemade Mango Chutney Recipe, you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups diced mangos
  • 1 (1-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper

Simple instructions: Place all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 25 minutes until thick. Allow to cool. 

Hawaiian Sweet & Savory Pairing | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Go ahead, push the proverbial flavor envelope with my Hawaiian Hebrew National frank. You won’t be disappointed!

Hebrew National Recipes

With grilling season upon us, everyone is craving an all-American hot dog. What makes a kosher hot dog different? It’s all about what makes the cut… and what doesn’t {wink}. Hebrew National is choosy about what goes into their franks – only 100% pure kosher beef so you know what you’re getting and they taste great. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or byproducts. Just the way I like to feed my family!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and yes… always celebrate!

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