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    SUPER Easy Valentine's!

    SUPER Easy Valentine's!

    Super Easy...get it? Oh, I crack myself up sometimes. Ha. Sorry I digressed in the first sentence. I cannot believe that next week is February and, more importantly, Whole 30 will be over! Just kidding. But for real, bring on the wine! Not that any of you care about my Whole 30 journey. You are here for the Valentine’s Day fun!

    I have always been a lover of Valentine’s Day. With or without a guy, it was just always a day to celebrate the people I loved. I will say it is all the more fun with kids. We don’t do a whole lot in our house in terms of gifts since neither my hubs or I really care, but since having the boys I have loved including them in making their valentines.

    These are my kiddos by the way. At 7 and 3 they are both all boy and love everything wild and adventurous! 

    Meet my boys! They are 7 and 3 and love all things wild!

    I have gone candy free the last two years and wanted to try again this year. I knew I couldn’t bake anything since the whole world is allergic to everything and there are, like, four million laws prohibiting you bringing anything you even pretend is homemade into a public school. So I took to the internet to help inspire me. There were so many cute ideas on Pinterest and you can see some of my faves here and even follow along with everything else I am loving if you are interested. After scrolling and scrolling, I decided my criteria would be…

    1. I didn’t have to make anything.
    2. My kids could help.
    3. No candy.
    4. Did I say I didn’t want to have to make anything?!

    So I narrowed down a few of my inspiration pics and ultimately decided I wanted to go with a “super” theme since both my boys love all things superhero, battling and now He-Man. (Not that he wears a mask. But thank you Netflix for letting me relive my youth.) I then decided I wanted to try and make my own design on my iPad and Y'all…I love playing on my iPad. It is like adult coloring on steroids! It is totally fun and the boys actually helped with some of the coloring as well. More than I liked if I am honest, but alas it was their project and it was more about fun than perfection.

    I hopped on Amazon and ordered these since it included enough for both my boys’ classes and thanks to our bestie, Amazon Prime, they arrived two days later and I am now way ahead of the Valentine’s game and I couldn’t be happier. There are obviously several different mask options and combinations. I picked mine, again, because of quantity. If you are super mom you could totally make these with felt yourself but that fell WAY OUTSIDE my criteria of NOT MAKING ANYTHING!

    You don’t probably care about all this but I fit as many cards as I could on a page, printed them on cardstock, let the boys hole punch them and then tied these little cuties to every mask. Easy peasy and the boys loved it! If you follow along on Insta Stories you can see my oldest cutting them all out. He was obsessed with the hole punch as well which was a win win. He worked for me, improved his fine motor skills and his grip strength! 

    Now I just need to keep them hidden till it is actually time to take them to school in a few weeks.

    I hope this has inspired you to have a little fun with your kiddos and I would love to gift you the free printable to use yourself if you want to.

    I would love to see your pictures if you choose to use the idea or printable so make sure you tag me on Insta or Facebook so I can see your amazing work! Feel free to share this printable with anyone you like!

    Here is your Super Hero Download! Enjoy! 

     Happy creating with your kiddos and let me know what your Valentine's Day plans are! We will have a quiet dinner in with the boys on the day but I am hosting my first Murder Mystery Dinner the weekend following which is what I am considering my Valentine’s Day plans so I don’t sound lame to all you cool kids.

    Love,

    Abby

    One Shirt All the Ways!

    One Shirt All the Ways!

    Did you know that some of the world’s most influential people eliminate as many small decisions as possible? For example, what the heck to wear every morning when they bound out of bed. Well, rolled out if you are anything like me. I really want a coffee pot on my night stand. We should make that a thing. Back to the point at hand…Obama wore a gray or navy suit every day. Steve Jobs, black on black on jeans. We have all seen it. Even every day folks like you and me worldwide have bought into the whole idea of a daily uniform. I’m all for uniforms if you ask me. Ha. I mean not having to figure out what my kiddos are wearing everyday would be a dream. 

    I love my shirts for lots of reason but their ease and diversity is the biggest reason. They go with anything and for any occasion. Stay at home mom busy running errands? No problem.
    Headed to the office for meetings? I have you covered. Literally.

    Going to the gym after a full day? You will look great doing it.

    Everyone loves to make their lives as easy as possible. Well, at least I do. Remember my night stand coffee pot idea… as silly as it sounds a good graphic t-shirt can do just that. It never fails that every morning I go and stand in my closet filled with clothes and after a few moments I reach for a graphic tee that I feel good in but also reminds me of important biblical truths.

    My goal in the next year is to print all of my shirts using ethically made and sustainable brands so that not only are you buying a product that is screen printed with a biblical truth but also reinforces those beliefs through the ethical employment of those who make the shirts.

    I will go ahead and answer these questions now because inevitably I will get them.

    The shirts do not shrink. I wash mine on cold and it has held up for more washes than I can begin to count.

    They are screen-printed, not vinyl so they will not need to be washed or ironed in a specific way to maintain the design.

    I do not hand paint each shirt. I have my design digitized and that is what they use to screen print.

    I would love to see you style any and all of the designs your way. Tag me on Instagram @mrsabbychic.