drive in movie night - My mom did this for me one year and she had us use fake money to buy our concessions. It was a way fun party! by melva
melva
melva drive in movie night - My mom did this for me one year and she had us use fake money to buy our concessions. It was a way fun party!
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.I wish every mom could treat their children this way. Just can't imagine what life would be like if I had a mom that expected something in return for everything she did for me? by JONEZEN
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JONEZEN .I wish every mom could treat their children this way. Just can't imagine what life would be like if I had a mom that expected something in return for everything she did for me?
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Teach $ as well--each kid had 7 dollars in fake money to buy 1 ticket and 6 'treats' with for their drive in movie, which they watched in by ginny.campbell.77
ginny.campbell.77
ginny.campbell.77 Teach $ as well--each kid had 7 dollars in fake money to buy 1 ticket and 6 'treats' with for their drive in movie, which they watched in
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Missing my mom more lately. She didn't have the things in the world to give me but she gave me all her Love, just hope one day my kids will appreciate me as much as I did my mom. by rebecca2
rebecca2
rebecca2 Missing my mom more lately. She didn't have the things in the world to give me but she gave me all her Love, just hope one day my kids will appreciate me as much as I did my mom.
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My mom passed away two and a half years ago. She used to send my brother and I cards whenever she went away on business trips and she’d sign every one the same way. I got this at Curious Tattoo in College Park, Maryland. Ryan did an amazing job reproducing my mom’s handwriting. I could not be happier with the way this turned out and I am excited to have a piece of her with me at all times. by shopportunity
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shopportunity My mom passed away two and a half years ago. She used to send my brother and I cards whenever she went away on business trips and she’d sign every one the same way. I got this at Curious Tattoo in College Park, Maryland. Ryan did an amazing job reproducing my mom’s handwriting. I could not be happier with the way this turned out and I am excited to have a piece of her with me at all times.
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I saw one of our kindergarten teachers playing this game, and had to find a way to use it in my class. They LOVE it! We used it to review by dana.mengel.3
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dana.mengel.3 I saw one of our kindergarten teachers playing this game, and had to find a way to use it in my class. They LOVE it! We used it to review
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I saw one of our kindergarten teachers playing this game, and had to find a way to use it in my class. They LOVE it! We used it to review our spelling words. I choose one King or Queen at a time to come sit in the royal throne. They put on a crown with a little pocket in the front. I put one word in the pocket, so they can't see it. The class spelled the word, and the King/Queen had to guess what the word was. In Kindergarten they did it with sounds. The class said the sounds in a word, and t... by sigulya
sigulya
sigulya I saw one of our kindergarten teachers playing this game, and had to find a way to use it in my class. They LOVE it! We used it to review our spelling words. I choose one King or Queen at a time to come sit in the royal throne. They put on a crown with a little pocket in the front. I put one word in the pocket, so they can't see it. The class spelled the word, and the King/Queen had to guess what the word was. In Kindergarten they did it with sounds. The class said the sounds in a word, and t...
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Photo 7 of 71: Disney Pixar Car's Party / Birthday " Raceway" | Catch My Party  Movie theme celebration for a fun boy party.   "Cars", one of the best movie's our kids love. by angela
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angela Photo 7 of 71: Disney Pixar Car's Party / Birthday " Raceway" | Catch My Party Movie theme celebration for a fun boy party. "Cars", one of the best movie's our kids love.
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How to fold a fitted sheet so it lays flat! My mother made me practice this and I am thankful she did!  Keeps the linen closet neat and tidy plus I use it at work daily!  Thanks Mom! by TraciMitchell
TraciMitchell
TraciMitchell How to fold a fitted sheet so it lays flat! My mother made me practice this and I am thankful she did! Keeps the linen closet neat and tidy plus I use it at work daily! Thanks Mom!
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I saw one of our kindergarten teachers playing this game, and had to find a way to use it in my class. They LOVE it! We used it to review by tanisha
tanisha
tanisha I saw one of our kindergarten teachers playing this game, and had to find a way to use it in my class. They LOVE it! We used it to review
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My mom used shutters to hang family photos in our living room when I was growing up so I convinced her to "give" me one of them and I use by lakeisha
lakeisha
lakeisha My mom used shutters to hang family photos in our living room when I was growing up so I convinced her to "give" me one of them and I use
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One of my favorite shower gifts was from my mom. She sent out blank recipe cards out to friends and family with addressed& postage paid envelopes asking them to send me their favorite recipes to start my own collection. For weeks I received all these great letters in the mail with recipes and stories and then my mom gave me this great album at the shower to hold all my recipes. I have the most meaningful and fun cookbook ever! :) --->wonderful idea!!! by kristine
kristine
kristine One of my favorite shower gifts was from my mom. She sent out blank recipe cards out to friends and family with addressed& postage paid envelopes asking them to send me their favorite recipes to start my own collection. For weeks I received all these great letters in the mail with recipes and stories and then my mom gave me this great album at the shower to hold all my recipes. I have the most meaningful and fun cookbook ever! :) --->wonderful idea!!!
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Mentioned to my mum I was going to use money I won to buy SPN Season 1 and she goes, "OHMYGOSH! I USED TO WATCH THAT WHEN IT WAS ON CHANNEL 5! I LOVED IT!" Me: "I'm not sure..." "Yeah! With Sam and Dean!" She just got so much awesome-r :) by carolina
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carolina Mentioned to my mum I was going to use money I won to buy SPN Season 1 and she goes, "OHMYGOSH! I USED TO WATCH THAT WHEN IT WAS ON CHANNEL 5! I LOVED IT!" Me: "I'm not sure..." "Yeah! With Sam and Dean!" She just got so much awesome-r :)
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I offered dating advise to my friend the other day.  Being she was a friend, I had thought she would have known of my good intentions; but she didn't.  I wasn't rude, blunt or harsh...  It hurts me to know how much she took my words out and warped them.  I saw today on Facebook a "indirect" status about our conversation which was mean.  I now learned, I have one less friend. by roxanne
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roxanne I offered dating advise to my friend the other day. Being she was a friend, I had thought she would have known of my good intentions; but she didn't. I wasn't rude, blunt or harsh... It hurts me to know how much she took my words out and warped them. I saw today on Facebook a "indirect" status about our conversation which was mean. I now learned, I have one less friend.
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Well Jenga just got moved up on the list of fun games lol. I guess I should buy it and get my sharpie party-ready for our next 'date night in' :-) by carolina
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carolina Well Jenga just got moved up on the list of fun games lol. I guess I should buy it and get my sharpie party-ready for our next 'date night in' :-)
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One pinner said: "After I had a baby and my husband was deployed - I obviously had ZERO time to go to the gym. I lost 65 pounds by the time he came home - THIS was my arm workout every day. And ooooooh boy did it work. 10 sets of 10 every day & each of my arms has lost 7 inches since giving birth. Proof you don't need a lot of time or money or equipment to change the way you look." by jacquelyn
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jacquelyn One pinner said: "After I had a baby and my husband was deployed - I obviously had ZERO time to go to the gym. I lost 65 pounds by the time he came home - THIS was my arm workout every day. And ooooooh boy did it work. 10 sets of 10 every day & each of my arms has lost 7 inches since giving birth. Proof you don't need a lot of time or money or equipment to change the way you look."
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OH my goodness! What memories of this, we went to the Drive-in in Cicero, Illinois all 8 of us kids and our parents in our black station wagon. We could never afford all the food at the drive-in so my mother popped bags of popcorn. We had the best time and is the fondest of memories for me. We saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid there.. I love the drive-in! by nanette
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nanette OH my goodness! What memories of this, we went to the Drive-in in Cicero, Illinois all 8 of us kids and our parents in our black station wagon. We could never afford all the food at the drive-in so my mother popped bags of popcorn. We had the best time and is the fondest of memories for me. We saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid there.. I love the drive-in!
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DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract... LOVE THIS!!! One year, I gave my daughter a DIY vinegar and oil kit that came with cool bottles and gift labels.  She made them and they were a huge hit with the recipients.  This reminds me of that fun and unique gift!  I bet this site has great gift items!!!  :) by tracey
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tracey DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract... LOVE THIS!!! One year, I gave my daughter a DIY vinegar and oil kit that came with cool bottles and gift labels. She made them and they were a huge hit with the recipients. This reminds me of that fun and unique gift! I bet this site has great gift items!!! :)
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1st year canvas. One large image, lots of small squared images mod-podged onto a canvas. A way to use and display so many of the pictures just hidden away on my hard drive! Do this for your kids! Such a great keepsake by Colcolk
Colcolk
Colcolk 1st year canvas. One large image, lots of small squared images mod-podged onto a canvas. A way to use and display so many of the pictures just hidden away on my hard drive! Do this for your kids! Such a great keepsake
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Great little snowmen my mom has been making for a few years now. All she does is go to a hardware store, buy some stair railing banisters, cut them in half and paint them white {to resemble snowpeople} and then dresses them up like little snowpeople. This is the husband and wife of a family of 5 she made for great family friends of ours -- they're a HUGE hit at our church fair every year. The one's for family friends are always a little more special for her though.. :-) by sportsyyy2
sportsyyy2
sportsyyy2 Great little snowmen my mom has been making for a few years now. All she does is go to a hardware store, buy some stair railing banisters, cut them in half and paint them white {to resemble snowpeople} and then dresses them up like little snowpeople. This is the husband and wife of a family of 5 she made for great family friends of ours -- they're a HUGE hit at our church fair every year. The one's for family friends are always a little more special for her though.. :-)
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“Mom, listen, I haven’t been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we have been together for 16. That’s a lot longer than most couples have been together. I mean, when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together around the block. When we were two, we were best friends. I mean, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color, her favorite food. Then we became six, Eric made fun of me because it wasn’t cool to have a best friend that was a girl or even know a girl. So for the next seven years I threw dirt at her. I like to call those “the lost years”. Then when I was thirteen, mom, she put me up against my locker and she kissed me. I mean, she gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance. She always was talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about, and when I’m with her, I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything. Even talk to you like this. So that’s, that’s what I think is love, mom. When I’m better because she’s here.” - Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World <3 by florence
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florence “Mom, listen, I haven’t been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we have been together for 16. That’s a lot longer than most couples have been together. I mean, when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together around the block. When we were two, we were best friends. I mean, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color, her favorite food. Then we became six, Eric made fun of me because it wasn’t cool to have a best friend that was a girl or even know a girl. So for the next seven years I threw dirt at her. I like to call those “the lost years”. Then when I was thirteen, mom, she put me up against my locker and she kissed me. I mean, she gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance. She always was talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about, and when I’m with her, I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything. Even talk to you like this. So that’s, that’s what I think is love, mom. When I’m better because she’s here.” - Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World <3
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Finally! For months I've been thinking about re-doing my kitchen cabinets but like so many e me a little nervous! Not to mention juf a project it would be. I'm so excit advising people, like way! This product is a little expensive but when you factor save not having to sand the cabinets first, I'd say it's well worth the money! Oh, and did I mention that you can use it on laminate furniture?!!! by maryann.davis.355
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maryann.davis.355 Finally! For months I've been thinking about re-doing my kitchen cabinets but like so many e me a little nervous! Not to mention juf a project it would be. I'm so excit advising people, like way! This product is a little expensive but when you factor save not having to sand the cabinets first, I'd say it's well worth the money! Oh, and did I mention that you can use it on laminate furniture?!!!
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"Come here, closer, and fold into the dent of my chest, the crook of my shoulder. In the open window the candle betrays the wind’s summer breath and the night settles down around us.  Don’t move, not now, let’s be still, hold this moment before we open our bodies, and tell me, one more time, how you came to find me"  - Stephen Lyons by kelly.meli
kelly.meli
kelly.meli "Come here, closer, and fold into the dent of my chest, the crook of my shoulder. In the open window the candle betrays the wind’s summer breath and the night settles down around us. Don’t move, not now, let’s be still, hold this moment before we open our bodies, and tell me, one more time, how you came to find me" - Stephen Lyons
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All of the sudden I'm the asshole walking around saying things like: nope she doesn't watch that, she doesn't eat that, she doesn't play with those, we don't sing Hannah Montana songs, she doesn't eat candy for breakfast. It goes on and on. The things going on the shelves in America marketed to kids is creating a bitterness inside me that I can't quite control. I wanted to write this post so I could let off some steam and have a laugh and all it did was get me discouraged. I hate that as parents we are put in the position to look like assholes for saying no to things that just aren't good for them. I don't want my daughter to resent me because I didn't let her drink sugar water with red dye in it, or let her wear makeup when she is 4, or dress up like a princess because it's her job to be pretty. When the kids are outside playing in the pool, or fishing at the lake, or outside in general just rolling around in grass or splashing in puddles I feel like they can just be kids. I feel like we are all happiest. None of this requires toys, or an appropriate color scheme or movie theme, it's just fun. They get to just play. So I suppose we will stay outside. by rebecca2
rebecca2
rebecca2 All of the sudden I'm the asshole walking around saying things like: nope she doesn't watch that, she doesn't eat that, she doesn't play with those, we don't sing Hannah Montana songs, she doesn't eat candy for breakfast. It goes on and on. The things going on the shelves in America marketed to kids is creating a bitterness inside me that I can't quite control. I wanted to write this post so I could let off some steam and have a laugh and all it did was get me discouraged. I hate that as parents we are put in the position to look like assholes for saying no to things that just aren't good for them. I don't want my daughter to resent me because I didn't let her drink sugar water with red dye in it, or let her wear makeup when she is 4, or dress up like a princess because it's her job to be pretty. When the kids are outside playing in the pool, or fishing at the lake, or outside in general just rolling around in grass or splashing in puddles I feel like they can just be kids. I feel like we are all happiest. None of this requires toys, or an appropriate color scheme or movie theme, it's just fun. They get to just play. So I suppose we will stay outside.
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Sneak Peek: Kiera Kushian. "Our bedroom is one of my favorite rooms in our place. It took me forever to commit to a color scheme but we couldn’t be happier with how the yellow and green accents always have us waking up happy! All of the walls in our place are Benjamin Moore Decorators White... After a few months living here we decided the room needed something else so we did a little DIY with a custom stamp and inkpad and added the yellow diamond stamps to just one wall." #sneakpeek by nanette
nanette
nanette Sneak Peek: Kiera Kushian. "Our bedroom is one of my favorite rooms in our place. It took me forever to commit to a color scheme but we couldn’t be happier with how the yellow and green accents always have us waking up happy! All of the walls in our place are Benjamin Moore Decorators White... After a few months living here we decided the room needed something else so we did a little DIY with a custom stamp and inkpad and added the yellow diamond stamps to just one wall." #sneakpeek
Getting
Jeremiah 29:11   My Favorite - It got me through a difficult period in my life due to severe health issues, and a dear friend said it helped him through the loss of his wife.  It's message was to have hope... After a year, it also was the verse we used at our wedding, as we started our future, the one God said He would give us. by carolina
carolina
carolina Jeremiah 29:11 My Favorite - It got me through a difficult period in my life due to severe health issues, and a dear friend said it helped him through the loss of his wife. It's message was to have hope... After a year, it also was the verse we used at our wedding, as we started our future, the one God said He would give us.
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Strawberry banana yogurt pops. I didn't make Popsicles but instead filled ice cube trays half way and froze. Then I defrost one at a time for my toddler to use as a dip for her French toast instead of syrup. She LOVES it! Once I buy some Popsicle molds I'll try this recipe that way too. Tasty for moms and kids alike! by christa
christa
christa Strawberry banana yogurt pops. I didn't make Popsicles but instead filled ice cube trays half way and froze. Then I defrost one at a time for my toddler to use as a dip for her French toast instead of syrup. She LOVES it! Once I buy some Popsicle molds I'll try this recipe that way too. Tasty for moms and kids alike!
Kid stuff.
Serious ink!    81-year-old Joy Tomkins wanted to make sure no one tried to bring her back from the dead, so she did what any normal grandmother of six would do: She had “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on her chest.    “I do not want to be half dead, I want to be fully dead,” said Tomkins, who suffers from arthritis, Reynard’s disease, and diabetes. “I’m afraid the medical profession will, with the best of intentions, keep me alive when I don’t want to be alive.” by maxine
maxine
maxine Serious ink! 81-year-old Joy Tomkins wanted to make sure no one tried to bring her back from the dead, so she did what any normal grandmother of six would do: She had “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on her chest. “I do not want to be half dead, I want to be fully dead,” said Tomkins, who suffers from arthritis, Reynard’s disease, and diabetes. “I’m afraid the medical profession will, with the best of intentions, keep me alive when I don’t want to be alive.”
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personalizable wine cork trivet kit: A tribute to their love of wine, our trivet kit is a fun way to put all those corks they've collected to good use. Perfect for dinner parties, it serves as a decorative rest for hot plates, pots and casseroles. All they need are the corks. Half the fun is in the making! Includes one cork that may be personalized. Exclusively from RedEnvelope. oak frame perfect way to showcase the corks collected over the years no glue needed uses approx 50 corks one cork included with each included cork may be personalized with name and year set of 50 assorted wine corks may be added 9" sq. $14.95 by RedEnvelope
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RedEnvelope personalizable wine cork trivet kit: A tribute to their love of wine, our trivet kit is a fun way to put all those corks they've collected to good use. Perfect for dinner parties, it serves as a decorative rest for hot plates, pots and casseroles. All they need are the corks. Half the fun is in the making! Includes one cork that may be personalized. Exclusively from RedEnvelope. oak frame perfect way to showcase the corks collected over the years no glue needed uses approx 50 corks one cork included with each included cork may be personalized with name and year set of 50 assorted wine corks may be added 9" sq. $14.95
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I like the idea for doing it for a child starting a new school or going off to college!! Even though it was pinned as a one year wedding gift, I'm thinking of doing it for my daughter as she enters junior high in a couple of weeks.    The Paper Gift for 1 year wedding anniversary. Open when you need to know how much I love you, open when you don't feel beautiful, open when you need a laugh, open when you miss me, open when you're mad at me, open when you need a date night, etc. by brookeO
brookeO
brookeO I like the idea for doing it for a child starting a new school or going off to college!! Even though it was pinned as a one year wedding gift, I'm thinking of doing it for my daughter as she enters junior high in a couple of weeks. The Paper Gift for 1 year wedding anniversary. Open when you need to know how much I love you, open when you don't feel beautiful, open when you need a laugh, open when you miss me, open when you're mad at me, open when you need a date night, etc.
Say It With A Card
Simply take a mason jar and throughout the year every time something makes you smile jot it down and put it in the jar. Keep a sticky pad next to the jar. On New Years Eve open the jar and read what youve put into the jar. You will seeas our family hasthat the year really has been a great one. Use this any time the world just knocks you down and you need to smile or a pick me up..you will be surprised at just how well this works. It is my sincerest wish that you and your fa by katee
katee
katee Simply take a mason jar and throughout the year every time something makes you smile jot it down and put it in the jar. Keep a sticky pad next to the jar. On New Years Eve open the jar and read what youve put into the jar. You will seeas our family hasthat the year really has been a great one. Use this any time the world just knocks you down and you need to smile or a pick me up..you will be surprised at just how well this works. It is my sincerest wish that you and your fa
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