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I decided to make a St. Patrick’s Day art project with the girls today.  There are so many amazing ideas on Pinterest…I thought instead of just pinning things online, it was time to actually do them!

We painted using bell peppers and potatoes!  It was fun and not terribly difficult.

We used bell peppers and potatoes to create art projects!

We used bell peppers and potatoes to create art projects!

The supplies:

1 bell pepper

2 potatoes (one for each girl)

plates

paint

knife

cookie cutters

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The peppers were easy…just cut it open and paint!  We used a sponge brush at first but it was much easier to slap it on with our fingers.

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The pepper painting finished product!

The pepper painting finished product!

The potatoes were a bit more tricky, but still not too bad. First I sliced the potato long ways to create the biggest area to use.  Then I used a shamrock cookie cutter.  I pressed down pretty hard.  Then cut around the cookie cutter.  When I took the cookie cutter off, there was a perfect shamrock shape…NO artistic ability needed!  (My kind of crafting!)

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The potato finished product!

The potato finished product!

My kids had fun with it.  I didn’t spend a fortune on supplies and they thought it was SO COOL to do something a little different than plain old paining.

If  you are looking for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day cake recipe check this one out that I did last year….here is the link.

Try it out, have fun and enjoy!  I know we did.

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Okay I am going to be honest here…I am tired.  Tired of moving this silly elf, tired of staying up way past my bed time to research new bible verses. Then finding the time (usually in the morning before the kids get up) to update the blog about it.  That being said, I find it all WORTH IT.  Teaching the bible is so important!  I am glad that my kids (and hopefully yours too) are responding so well.  They are listening to it, talking about it, and even LIVING it.  So it makes it all worth it! So if you like this blog, please share it!  Share with others, so that maybe everyone will teach the bible with the Elf on the Shelf, rather than just have it be a naughty elf.

Day 11 the bible verse was about the fruit of the spirit.  Our elf was in a fruit basket of course!  (I am going to be honest, I did not think of this idea.  I got inspiration from an amazing Mommy friend of mine.  She is also teaching the bible with her elf and she shared this with me!)

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Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

This verse teaches so much!  Rather than doing something for someone else today, Elfie asked the girls to create a chart saying how they have the different fruits of the spirit.  How they can show these things.  We also discussed how some are easy, like love and gentleness, but some are very hard, like self-control.

I am attaching our note and the chart that I created to have the girls discuss the different fruits of the spirit.  They are all in the same word document.  Click kindness elf day 11!


My 5 year old wanted a SUPERHERO birthday party this year. We had so much fun putting everything together. I wanted to share some of the best parts of the party with you! I will then make other posts with step by step instructions so you can easily make your own party!
I did a lot of research on how to create a great party for her. I found that some of the best pictures I saw there were some VERY expensive decorations, cake, favors and whatnot. I used ideas and a budget…This party was not super expensive, wasn’t too hard, and was SO MUCH FUN!

The inside of the house was decorated!  Streamers, superman, capes, and more!

The inside of the house was decorated! Streamers, superman, capes, and more!

Each child received a superhero cape with their name on it.

Each child received a superhero cape with their name on it.


I set up a "photobooth" for the kids to pretend they were superheroes flying through the sky.

I set up a “photobooth” for the kids to pretend they were superheroes flying through the sky.

The cake that she insisted I make myself!

The cake that she insisted I make myself!

I tried to keep the superhero theme throughout the party.  Even the food table was superhero themed!

I tried to keep the superhero theme throughout the party. Even the food table was superhero themed!

I plan on posting more pictures and tutorials on how to make this stuff yourself soon! Plus how I did it on a budget.
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