diy activity book & free printable

PLEASE NOTE: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY PORTION OF THIS BOOK BE DOWNLOADED AND SOLD FOR PROFIT. The content of the book is copyrighted intellectual property and offered solely here…

PLEASE NOTE: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY PORTION OF THIS BOOK BE DOWNLOADED AND SOLD FOR PROFIT. The content of the book is copyrighted intellectual property and offered solely here for free download and personal use exclusively.

**PLEASE READ: Update 3/13/13. The link to download the file is here. And enjoy the new, upgraded photos of the booklet! Also, a few pointers for printing and using the template follow below.

  • The template prints best if you actually download it and print from a Preview program. Choose Print Options, then under Scale, select “Fit to Page” for the best results.
  • The pages are not out of order. If you are printing at home, print out the page with the car on it, then on the back of that same sheet print the front cover of the booklet (ensuring that it doesn’t end up upside-down). Next, print out the page with the cake on it, and on the back of that same sheet, print out the tic-tac-toe page.

**PLEASE READ: Update 3/20/12.  The link to the file is right here; there is no need to ask for it to be emailed to you (although I welcome your comments and love to know that you’re using the project!).  In addition, Liebe Erika can be found for purchase here.  I cannot, however, send you the font, as it is designed, sold, and owned by someone else.  Thank you!

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Happy Wednesday, Lovelies!  Have I got a present for you!  Mr. Lovely and I realized the other day that our wedding is going to be chock full of kiddos, and we didn’t have anything fun for them to do.  So I sat right down and started drawing, and ended up with a little activity book that I think they (and you!) are going to love.  And you can print it out for free — just because I like you.

DIY Printable Wedding Activity Book

DIY Printable Wedding Activity Book

All you have to do is click here for the PDF file, hit print, and go make some copies!  You’ll have to do a little double-sided action to make the order of the book right, but you get the idea.  For a fancy finish, get some baker’s twine, punch two holes in the spine of the book, string the twine through from the inside, and tie a little bow on the outside.  Set out some crayons and pencils at your kid table, and they’ll have a ball. Have fun, Lovelies!  xoxo

DIY Printable Wedding Activity Book

DIY Printable Wedding Activity Book

DIY Printable Wedding Activity Book

DIY Printable Wedding Activity Book

DIY Printable Wedding Activity Book

zucchini extravaganza

One of my very favorite things about California in the summer is going to fruit stands.  The other day, Mr. Lovely and I went on a fruit stand mission, and…

One of my very favorite things about California in the summer is going to fruit stands.  The other day, Mr. Lovely and I went on a fruit stand mission, and stumbled upon one with some major zucchini.  They were marked two dollars, so we picked a good one and took it to the cashier.  It was the end of the day, and the owners were trying to get rid of all of their extras, so the two dollars bought us not one, but four zucchini!  We were pretty stoked — until we got home and realized that we had to figure out something to do with all of it.  So far, it’s been zucchini medallions, zucchini spears, and zucchini bread.  Anyone else have any brilliant ideas?  Hit me with your best zucchini recipes, Lovelies!  xoxo

well-groomed & grant’s golden brand pomade

Hi all!  Mr. Lovely here again.  I had such a good time with my last post, I asked the little lady if I could write another!  Here we go. Since…

Hi all!  Mr. Lovely here again.  I had such a good time with my last post, I asked the little lady if I could write another!  Here we go.

Since my lovely fiance has gotten so very entrenched in the blog world, I too have started paying attention to all the blogs out there.  One of my new favorites is Well-Groomed, a man-friendly blog that covers everything concerning dude wedding style.

Recently, they held a contest giving away some awesome hair styling products. And guess what? I won! I got some good old-fashioned pomade to style my hair up for the big day.  Maybe we’ll do a photoshoot of all the different ways I can style my hair with it (and hopefully I won’t end up looking like Jimmy Neutron).

Big thanks to Darren at Well-Groomed and Grant’s Golden Brand Pomade!

diy finger puppet

As you may know, I just wrapped up a show called Cowgirls at Florida Studio Theatre.  It was an absolute blast of a summer, and six of us girls got…

As you may know, I just wrapped up a show called Cowgirls at Florida Studio Theatre.  It was an absolute blast of a summer, and six of us girls got to parade around the stage each night, playing guitars and speaking in ridiculous country accents.  Doesn’t get much better than that.

One of the girls decided, for our opening night gifts, to pay homage to one of her lines from the show (“I made you a cow!”) and DIY little finger puppets for all of us.  I just about died when I saw it — the cutest little cow finger puppet you could ever imagine.  So naturally, I asked if she’d write us a little tutorial on how it’s done.  Here’s Emily.

Supplies and tools:
felt (dark brown, light brown, cream, and pink).
Embroidery floss (brown)
Scissors
Needle

Step 1: Cut out the main body of the cow. This should be 2 rectangles of cream felt about 2.5” x 1.5” with rounded corners at the top.

Cut out 2 smaller light brown versions of this same shape that will be folded to create ears.

The horns can be cut out as one piece. Simply cut out a bubbly looking ‘v’ from the cream felt.

Cut out remaining felt shapes: 1 small light brown oval for the nose, one large and one small dark brown spot, the pink udder, and a dark brown heart shaped spot for the back.

Step 2: Make two French knots for big brown cow eyes! If you don’t know how to do a French knot, you can learn here.

Place nose below the eyes and do two French knots for nostrils (these will also hold the nose in place).

Step 3: Sew on spots wherever you like! On the larger spots I like to do cute big stitches all around the edge, but for the smaller ones a little ‘x’ in the middle is enough to keep it from going anywhere. Don’t forget to sew on your heart shaped spot to the back piece!

Step 4:  Sew on the udder.  This looks best if you place the pink felt udder behind the cream body and do even stitches all across the bottom.

Step 5: Now you put it all together.  Place the back and front together (right sides out) and stitch all along the edge.  As you go, you will tuck the ears and the horns in between the two layers and stitch through. Be sure to fold the ears.

*make sure you put good knots on the ends of your thread so they don’t pull through.  I like to double the embroidery floss to make extra fat stitches!*

And that’s all there is to it!  These little guys would make adorable favors at a country-themed party, or perfect gifts for the little ones in your life (just make sure that no tiny parts get swallowed!).  Thanks, Em — yeeee-haw!  xoxo