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Mini Easter Baskets - DIY - UPcycling

I am always thinking on ways to recycle and reuse items that would otherwise be sitting in our landfills for years and years.  We do recycle plastic, glass, tin,aluminum and cardboard in our community, but I also think we can resuse some of these items for fun crafty goodness!
I shared a cute tutorial over at Catch My Party using plastic bottles and some pretty Spring Washi Tape. 

To see the entire tutorial you can Catch it over at Catch My Party Blog.  These are an easy DIY that the children can make with you. 
Until next time - Be Blessed  .

Easter and Spring Resources

I am finding some fun learning resources forEasterandSpring and wanted to share quickly with you all...

Easter Pack - 3 Dinosaurs - there are 100's of pages broken out in Parts from 3 Dinosaurs. FREE for the downloading!  go HERE to get started! (great for Pre K - K or young 1st graders)
Spring Printable Pack - 3 Dinosaurs - again 100's of pages broken down in Parts from 3 Dinosaurs.  GO HERE to find all the downloads. 

Flower unit - 2 Teaching Mommies  - this pack is sooo cute. Great for your little preschooler. Keeps them busy for hours! Free for the Download HERE!
Rain Unit - 2 Teaching Mommies - again this pack is perfect for your little preschooler - into to Science!  Go HERE to download!

FREE curriculum files over at CurrClick: - not sure how long these will be FREE but as of today they still are!

Peeps Mental Math - Addition & Subtraction to 20, 40, 100 - This digital packet includes Peeps-themed mental math daily practice sheets for three levels of addition and subtracti…

Spring Craft - Picture Easel

Spring Crafting: Washi Picture Easels
Getting my DIY Craft on for Spring!

I found these adorable unfinished clipboards at A.C. Moore crafts.  Not only are they clipboards, but they have a spot in the back to insert the dowel (came with it)to allow it to stand up on a desk or table!  Also there is a spot to hang it on the back too!  THEY WERE ONLY A $1.00!
Marrying it up with some Spring Washi Tape was the PERFECT little gift. 

NOTE: You will need to unscrew the hardware in order to put the last pieces of Washi Tape on the clipboard for a finished look. Easy peasy!

HOW Cute did this turn out!  The grandmas will most likely attach a picture of the grandkids! Great for the desks. They can change out the pictures or put notes, grocery lists or anything on the clip. 

In my craft stash, I found some cute wooden squares, added a sticky magnet to it and there you go, just the finishing touch it needed!

Wrapping UP the Week and BIG News

Top O' The Mornin' To Y'all
Happy Friday!
We have BIG NEWS!  Our house sold and in only 2 weeks!  Thank you Jesus.  Since we had already found a house to move to and that process is moving along, we were a little concerned that our home would not sell quick, but it did!  We already had the inspection also. 
The weather was great this week with warmth on our faces most days. 
We went to the park with friends (no pics) and had some quality outdoor play time. 

What you did not see:  

Sewing classesMartial Arts ClassesBible StudyPark Playtime

What's up for the weekend:
St. Patty's Day party tomorrow at a friend's house. Church and going to see a play that my niece is in!
I hope you  have a great weekend and bless others in some way. 
Linking to: Homegrown Learners - Collage Friday and Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers and Squishable Baby

Spring Easter Yarn Wreath - DIY

DIY: Spring Easter Yarn Wreath  Sharing an easy DIY Easter Yarn Wreath with you today! 

 Glue Dots (or hot glue gun)  Artificial flower sprig  Embellishments  A green STYROFOAM Wreath Yarn (this is Key Lime Pie from Lily)

To help keep the yard tight and in place, I secured with a Glue Dot. 
Next just start tightly winding. (TIGHTLY is the key)

When I get about 1 inch before meeting both sides of the yarn, I cut and use a glue dot to secure. 

First Friday Wrap Up

Happy First Friday Friends!  
I can't believe we are in the first Friday of March!  We got a little dusting of snow last night but I think this might be it...we will be saying good bye to winter!  Bring on spring!
We had a busy week...
Last weekend we had an open house at our home. Had some great traffic and already got 1 offer (too low but it's moving in the right direction).  The other home we are buying is moving along also...inspections are done, well test done and radon test done. Just waiting for some commitments back from the sellers on some repairs per the inspection and then we should go to contract! 

HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS Molly (3rd) started learning how to use the dictionary (I mean the REAL paper version).
The States game above is one of our favorite games to play and even take with us on vacations! It got a lot of use this week. 
The origami frogs were something we attempted on Monday. They did not jump exactly like we had hoped but it was fun!

On Wednesday, Mol…