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Monday, February 28, 2011

Spelling Word Practice

Worthy of the Prize has this great new link party every Monday called Mom 2 Mom. Each week they share one of their "mommy-tips" and then you link-up one of your "mommy-tips." Absolutely love their tip this week about the ABC Scripture!

Here's a little tip that works for us for practicing spelling words. At the start of the week we write out each spelling word on an index card. We use them for flash cards but when we are done flashing, (hehe) we hang them with clothespins on a string, in our living room.

This puts them right there in your face in one of the busiest rooms in the house.

 My kiddo sees them everyday, several times a day and it really does help! I catch him looking at them all the time!
This also allows us to easily test and work with him. No need to have to remember to practice or to stop and drop what you are doing to find your spelling words. They literally are right there in your face! Works for us!!!

Lets Bring Brady Home {Part One}

* UPDATE - Have you checked out the current list of prize package contributors in the left sidebar?  You could win some great gifts from these fantastic sponsors while helping to bring this sweetie home!

You see this sweet boy?
This is Brady and he needs a family.

You see this lovely family?
They are the Hartmans and they want to bring Brady home and make him part of their family!

This boy NEEDS this family! Lets help him get HOME!

Brady has down syndrome and because of this he was abandoned at birth like the majority of children with any sort of disabilities in Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. It is standard procedure when these children turn 4-6 years old (depending on region) they are transferred from Orphanages to full blown Mental Institutions.

Brady has already been transferred.

I believe that people are genuinely good and people genuinely want to do good. I believe this wholeheartedly which is why I am hoping, praying and asking this:

Will YOU help the Hartmans bring Brady home?

Do you have a neat product that you make or sell? Do you have a website or etsy shop? Can you make, create, craft, sew, etc.? We need your products!!!

All of your creative, lovely, awesome products will be combined into one grand prize package! This package will then be up for grabs to those that can make a small $5 donation to Brady's and the Hartman's adoption fund. Each $5 donation = 1 entry!

PLEASE think about it, pray about it, spread the word about it and ask yourself

Can I help bring Brady home?

Please contact me HERE or via the contact page above if you can donate a new/unused product. Please send others this way that can donate a product. Flood my inbox with donations for Brady!

And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE spread the word about this by posting it to your blog, facebook, twitter, email or other. Grab the button below!







Copy and paste into your website or blog.


To learn more about the Hartmans visit their blog HERE.  And their sponsor/donation page HERE.

More to come on Brady soon!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fun for Friday - Music Video

Hey y'all! I absolutely love love love this song! Thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Free Printable Cards

Hi there! Today I have 2 free printable cards for you! One thank you card and one birthday card. Click on the image to enlarge, click again to enlarge even more, right click and save to your computer and print on 8.5x11 card stock. Cut just inside the lines and fold in half!


I made these cards with a digital scrap kit called Brady.

This kit was made to help the Hartmans bring Brady home! I first learned about about Brady and the Hartmans when Scraps by Andrea posted this kit. I was immediately drawn to their story and I bought the Brady scrap kit right away!

ALL the proceeds from the sale of the Brady kit goes directly to the Hartman's adoption fund! You can pick it up HERE! Do it! I dare ya! I absolutely love the papers in this kit! So lovely! Our Brady button in the top left sidebar was also designed with this kit.

There is still time to get your donation in for the Brady Giveaway! Please contact me asap if interested. Thank you!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shabby Apple Winner!

Okay I know you've been waiting to see who the lucky winner of the Shabby Apple Dress is! Our randomly selected winner is comment #23!
That was Piper !!! Congrats Piper! We will be in contact soon!

And I will be back tomorrow with those printables I mentioned yesterday!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fundraising for Brady

Donations for the fundraising giveaway to help bring Brady home are underway! (If you don't know what I'm talking about read more HERE.) I have gotten a terrific response from y'all! Thank you so much for your willingness to donate your lovely items! This prize package is going to be FAN-TAS-TIC!!!

One of the Hartmans other fundraisers is called Fit for February and my friend Erin of Worthy of the Prize has joined this one. It's kind of like a jog-a-thon. You sponsor her for her mileage! Erin has committed to doing the elliptical everyday in February to help raise money to bring Brady home! Her goal is 100 miles! She needs your prayers and your pledges. Go here for more info.


The Hartmans  have several fundraisers on their blog that you can find HERE. I will be back tomorrow to share one more. I will also have a free printable for you from this one!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe


Sooo Yummy! This is the recipe my mom has used for years! I made them just last week and they were perfect!

1 cup butter
2 tsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts

Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Roll into small balls and drop on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool. Roll in powdered sugar.

Super easy and super good!

Have you checked out the post about Brady? We still need your donated items! So while you're out this weekend pick up something for Brady or get to crafting cause we need them by 2/28!

Also the giveaway for the Shabby Apple Dress is HERE! Be sure to enter that too if you haven't already!
Have a good weekend my friends!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

(CLOSED) Shabby Apple {Giveaway + Discount}

I am so excited to share about Shabby Apple! A lovely vintage dress boutique. They offer affordable, stylish attire perfect for a day at work or play, or a night on the town!

What I love about the dresses from Shabby Apple are their vintage feel. Have a look!



So much to love about Shabby Apple! They offer girls, plus sizematernity, swimwear, fitness, aprons and accessories including shoes!

I also love Shabby Apple's commitment to Helping Women Worldwide! They are supporting the fight against global poverty by donating 5% of net sales, and each Shabby Apple Dresses customer has the opportunity to donate an extra five bucks!

Shabby Apple has offered all Cap Creations readers 10%! Use coupon code capcreations10off at checkout.

Guess what else? One  lucky winner will get their very own San Gabriel Dress pictured below! One of my faves!
to enter:
Go visit Shabby Apple then come back here and tell us which item is your fave. This must be done before extra entries will count.

extra entries:
• Like Shabby Apple on facebook and leave them some comment love there saying Cap Creations sent ya!
• Follow this blog.
• Visit this post and leave a comment there.

Leave a separate comment here for each entry. | Open to USA only. | Last day to enter 2/22/11.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CSN Stores

Have you tried them for yourself? They seriously have a ton of products in their over 200 online stores! So maybe you're looking for swingsets? Well guess what? They got 'em!

Another great thing about CSN is their great customer service and free shipping on many of their select products. Go check them out!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Potato Stamp - How To

One of the activities on our Valentine Countdown Cards is to make potato stamps, then use those stamps to create Valentine cards. I am SURE most all of you know how to do this but thought I'd share how we do it.

Cut a large potato in half.
Take whatever shape cookie cutter you want to use and push it into the potato. Cookie cutter should be smaller than the potato.
With cookie cutter still in place carefully cut around the potato. Keeping the cookie cutter in place will protect your shape from getting cut off.
 Remove area that you cut.
 Remove cookie cutter and carefully cut away/peel potato that is near the shape. Round and smooth the edges.
 Add paint and stamp!
Stamp away!!

Have you done any of the Valentine Countdown Activity Cards? We also had lots of fun planting the seeds! The boys were totally into it!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fun for Friday - Music Video

Who remembers this one? Ha ha! How about those dance moves? Good times I tell ya! Have a good weekend all!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine Countdown Activity Cards {Download}


Hello! Today I have the activity cards to go with yesterdays countdown envelopes. There are a couple of extra cards in there so you have a bit of a selection. Download and print in a 4x6 size to be sure they fit in your envelopes. You could have them printed at a photo lab if you like that type of finish or I also suggest using card-stock.


If you missed the envelopes yesterday get them HERE.
Enjoy! I'd love to know if you use them.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine Countdown {Download/Printable}

With Valentine's Day just around the corner what better way to teach your children (or remind yourself) about love? I've created this Valentine Countdown for my kiddos and thought I'd share with you!
 Lovely numbered envelopes perfect for stuffing
 perfect for counting down
 until one more day til Valentine's Day!
What's even more special is what's inside. Sure we've got treats and love notes, but every other day there is an activity or thing to do that deals with love or loving and a bible verse that pertains to it.

We hung ours on a line with clothes pins but you could just as easily put them in a bowl.

Today I've got the envelopes and 2 of the inner cards to get you started. I will have all the cards for you tomorrow! The envelopes will need to be printed and cut and glued. It's pretty basic but if you need help please ask. To get red and white like pictured above I had to print out 2 sets of envelopes, one set on red paper and one set on white.


Below are your starter activity cards these will cover 2 days. I will post all of the cards tomorrow for you. The one on the right is designed with a spot to attach a small candy (heart marks the spot). To print click on the image below to enlarge, click it again to enlarge even more then right click and save to your computer. Print it as a 4x6.


Special thank you to The Graphics Fairy for the frame images for the envelopes! Enjoy!

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