Kids, Parenting, Recipes, Valentines 2017

Pokemon Valentine’s Day Card Pokeball and Card

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Hello Pokefans! My 8 year old son was on the hunt for Pokemon cards so we took a peek as we were out and about last weekend. We found a lot of fun cards but no Pokemon. So I told him we may need to make our own. So for 2 days my brain turned until I came up with this idea.

All you need is red, white and black construction paper (you can get 2 cards from one sheet of each color), scissors and a glue gun. We actually found pokemon cards at the dollar store but you get 3 to a pack for a dollar so you can buy several there or purchase pokemon cards at a bulk price and save in the end.

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I found a small planting pot that became the perfect size for the card. You want the card to end up at almost double the width of a pokemon card that will slide in the pocket you create.

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I cut enough red circles out at the full size (we need 26 cards for his class). I then cut 13 white circles then cut each circle in half to be the bottom of the pokeball.

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I measured out a good width of black papers in the correct length using the red balls I cut as a size guide. Then cut 26 black circles (I actually used the lid of an Excedrin bottle for center black circle-hey! it worked). Then cut my own smaller 26 white circles. Now I have all I need to start glueing.

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I simply lined the inner curved edge of the white half-circle with hot glue in thin line, leaving the straight edge free of glue (this is your pocket for the pokemon card). I then glued the black strip to the white paper of the pokeball by lining lower edge only so that the top edge is free with the pocket. Then I glued the black circle in the center and smaller white circle on top in layers so you get what is pictured.

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Stuff a Pokemon card in the open pocket between large red circle and white half circle and you have a Pokemon Pokeball Valentine card that is sure to be a hit. We wrote ‘I CHOOSE YOU’ with a fine tip sharpie, but you can get creative there. He added his ‘From:…’ on the back of the card.

Gift Ideas, Parenting, Valentines 2017

Gift Idea for Grandparents from the Grandchildren with GrandBox

Sample box sent to my Father from my son for feature

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Just before the Holidays I was told about the GrandBox subscription box for Grandparents. I was able to create one and had my son send one to my Dad. It arrived just before Christmas and he opened it on Christmas morning. It is such a great gift idea for Grandparents any time of the year.

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Inside was a variety of products that was intriguing for my Dad. However, the most special were photos of my son. I attached favorite photos like the one below of the two of them this fall on my Dad’s 70th birthday celebration in Seattle. GrandBox printed then as actual photographs and included them in the box.

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The December box has treats, lotion, hard candies and more that all appeal to the ages of 65 and up.

Every month, the GrandBox team creates a new theme to build each box around. Every theme and product is meant to bring joy to your loved one. From Route 66 to Back-to-School to A Day at the Spa, we make sure that each box will be a delightful surprise.

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Valentine’s Day is approaching and now is a great time to set up a subscription to your child’s grandparents. Send to one or both sets of Grandparents. Visit MyGrandBox to get started. remember GrandBox as you search for a gift idea for Grandparents.

Gift Ideas, Valentines 2016

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Parenting Healthy Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!
I hope this helps you come up with the perfect gif for your loved one. As my posts go live I will link to the posts within the image and description! Browse and visit to learn more.
Enjoy these Gift Ideas for Beauty, Food, Home and Children!
 
Keep stopping by as I add more products as soon as they arrive at my door for feature!
Beauty
 
Duri Nails Valentine’s Day Gift Box

Choose individual colors or try the Duri Valentin’s Gift Box in gold or silver. Read More!

Dove Pink Beauty Bars
If the color doesn’t grab your attention, the scent will. Look for my post live on 12/12. In the meantime, visit Dove Pink Beauty bar
Life Is Good Apparel
With sayings like “Love is all You Need”, these tees are fun and full of personality. Look for my post on 2/9. In the meantime, visit http://www.lifeisgood.com/
Food
 
Thrive Cooking Oil
The best cooking oil for your heart. Read More!
 
Josh Cellar Wines
How about the dinner? Josh Cellar Wines are bold and priced right! Read More!









SweetLeaf Flavors

Need to sweeten your water or coffee without the artificial ingredients? SweetLeaf flavors are the best option! Read More!

Eleni’s New York
Give the gift of cookies and sweets for any occasion. Read More!
Ice Chips
The candy that is good for you! Look for my post on 2/10, in the meantime, visit http://www.icechipscandy.com/
Home
 
Wall Pops Wall Art

Transform your walls for a holiday look or for an everyday look. Read More!

Trudeau Zen Fondue Set
Grab some fresh fruit and snacks and dip away with your favorite chocolates! Look for my post live on 2/9. In the meantime, visit http://www.shoptrudeau.com/Zen-Chocolate-Fondue-Set-p/082307.htm
Balloontime 
Create DIY message balloons for your next event! Look for my post on 2/11. In the meantime, visit Balloontime
Honestly, the best cell phone case on the market. I have compliments on this everywhere I go. Read More!
 

Children 

Nancyland Books
Entertaining and Educational children’s books. Look for my post on 2/12. In the meantime visit http://www.nancylandkids.com/
Brackitz
Give the gift of engineering fun! Look for my post on 2/10, in the meantime visit http://brackitz.com/shop/
Yookidoo Musical Duck Race Bath Toy
Guaranteed fun in the bath! Read more!
More to come….