DIY Recipe Binder – FREE with The I Heart Naptime Cookbook

DIY Recipe Binder – FREE with The I Heart Naptime Cookbook… enjoy this helpful printable when you preorder the I Heart Naptime Cookbook!

Happy Tuesday! Do you know what today is? The ONE week mark until my cookbook will officially be in stores! Eek! Crazy that this day is almost here. I am beyond excited!

If you’ve preordered the cookbook I just want to say THANK YOU! It means the world to me to have your support and I hope you’ll love the recipes as much as I enjoyed making them for you! I have a little gift for you as a little thank you. If you haven’t preordered, hurry and grab it HERE while it’s on sale (and so you can download this exclusive DIY recipe binder/meal planners)!

DIY Recipe Binder - FREE with The I Heart Naptime Cookbook... enjoy this helpful printable when you preorder the I Heart Naptime Cookbook!

We created this DIY cookbook companion for you as a fun bonus if you PREorder The I Heart Naptime Cookbook BEFORE September 6th!

In this bonus pack you’ll receive a 15 page PDF file to help you organize all your favorite recipes. We have page dividers for each cooking category, recipe cards, as well as a monthly and weekly meal planner + weekly shopping lists available for you (a $15 value)!

Click HERE to redeem your FREE bonus gift!

DIY Recipe Binder - FREE with The I Heart Naptime Cookbook... enjoy this helpful printable when you preorder the I Heart Naptime Cookbook!

I’ve kept a binder for years now with all my recipes, and I’m excited for these pretty dividers to help keep it organized! It’s nice to be able to print off recipes and then place them in a protective sheet.

DIY Recipe Binder - FREE with The I Heart Naptime Cookbook... enjoy this helpful printable when you preorder the I Heart Naptime Cookbook!

This will be such a lifesaver and is a must have for every home!

DIY Recipe Binder - FREE with The I Heart Naptime Cookbook... enjoy this helpful printable when you preorder the I Heart Naptime Cookbook!

Preorder your copy today!!

Click one of the retailers below to get your copy:

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DIY Recipe Binder – FREE with The I Heart Naptime Cookbook… enjoy this helpful printable when you preorder the I Heart Naptime Cookbook!

To receive the 15-page bonus pack, make sure you’ve preordered The I Heart Naptime Cookbook BEFORE September 6th (see the list of retailers HERE) and send your proof of purchase HERE. We’ll then send it to your email and you’ll be ready to rock n’ roll!

Yay! Thanks SO much for your support! xo

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes

Back to school pencil treat boxes …send a special treat to school in these fun DIY pencil boxes.

If you have little ones, chances are school has already started or will start soon. My daughter started back to school last week and I thought it would be fun to send a few special back to school pencil treat boxes in her lunch, so I whipped up a few to surprise her with.

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes... easy to make and the perfect addition to lunch!

Hey everyone! It’s Kara from A Kailo Chic Life, and I am sharing how easy it is to transform empty paper towel rolls, paper, and tissue paper into the cutest pencil boxes you have ever seen. It doesn’t hurt that they are filled with s’mores goldfish and a giant marshmallow!

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes... so cute, and a fun surprise for lunch!

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes

To make your own back to school pencil treat boxes you will need:

  • empty paper towel tube cut in half
  • yellow paper
  • white card stock
  • pink tissue paper
  • tape
  • black marker
  • extra large marshmallows
  • treat of your choice
  • scissors

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes... so easy to make!

Begin by cutting out a 6″ wide circle of pink tissue paper and wrapping it around the large marshmallow. Squish the marshmallow into one end of the paper towel tube to create an “eraser”. This is how your kid will open their treat box. Now it is time to fill the box with your treat of choice.

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes... the marshmallow eraser

Next, cut a piece of white card stock into a half circle shape as show below.

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes... getting the elements together

Now fold it into a cone shape and use the tape to tape it to the end of the paper towel roll. Next, use your black marker to draw the lead on the tip of the pencil.

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes... assembling

Finally cut your yellow paper to size, wrap, and tape the paper to the paper towel roll.

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes... easy to make, and a fun, cute surprise to add to lunch!

Your pencil treat box is complete and ready to stick in your kids lunch as a special surprise. They can simply pull out the “eraser” and eat all their treats. I don’t know a kid who wouldn’t love getting one of these!

Back to School Pencil Treat Boxes... adding the treats

I hope you all enjoyed this fun back to school craft and go check out my blog, A Kailo Chic Life, for even more fun DIY and craft ideas.

Thanks, Kara!

Back to school pencil treat boxes ...send a special treat to school in these fun DIY pencil boxes.

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Blue Chalk Paint Desk

Blue Chalk Paint Desk… a beautiful and easy DIY, adding the perfect pop of color to my home!

Happy Monday! I’ve got a fun new makeover to share with you today. If you follow my instagram stories, you may have seen a sneak peak a couple weeks ago.

I’ve been itching to paint a new piece of furniture for a couple months now and finally got around to it. I found this gorgeous Colette Desk from Ave Home and painted it the prettiest blue. I am seriously obsessed with this desk. The curves and details on the hardware are gorgeous.

I used the Provence color from the Annie Sloan chalk paint line and love how it turned out. At first I was thinking of painting it white with the blue drawers, but then I decided to go bold and paint the whole desk in Provence. It adds the perfect pop of color in my house and makes the perfect homework station.

Blue Chalk Paint Desk... a beautiful and easy DIY, adding the perfect pop of color to my home! This instantly became the favorite homework station!

Blue chalk paint instructions:

This desk came raw, so it was pretty much ready to be painted. Yay, no sanding! I decided to spray the paint on and it gave it a nice smooth finish.

Blue Chalk Paint Desk... gathering all the tools

First we removed the hardware and drawers then placed a drop cloth under the desk.

Blue Chalk Paint Desk... removing the hardware before painting

If you’re placing chalk paint in a paint sprayer, you’re going to need to thin the paint first. I added about 1 cup of paint and 2 to 3 Tablespoons of water. Then I sprayed 2 coats on.

Blue Chalk Paint Desk... mixing the perfect color

Once the paint was dry I added this fun polka dot liner to the drawers. To add the liner I measured the drawer and then cut the liner to match. Then I peeled off the backing and pressed it into the drawers.

Blue Chalk Paint Desk... cutting drawer lining

Finally I brushed on the wax to give it a nice smooth protective finish. I love the Annie Sloan soft wax.

Blue Chalk Paint Desk... putting on a layer of wax

The I filled up the drawers with fun goodies :D

Blue Chalk Paint Desk... a beautiful and easy DIY, becoming the favorite homework station spot!

Seriously, look at the details… so pretty!

Blue Chalk Paint Desk added a pop of color and became an ideal homework station!

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Starting September 1st AveHome will be available at the retailers HERE.

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Of course I had to add some pretty pencils to fill my desk too :D

Blue Chalk Paint Desk... a beautiful and easy DIY, adding the perfect pop of color to my home!

Happy back to school! Yay!

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Felt Apple Keychain

Felt Apple Keychain… create this easy and cute back to school gift idea for your children’s teachers. You only need a few simple supplies and even your kids can help!

I can’t believe school is almost here again and for some of you, your kids have already gone back!  Every year the summer seems to go by faster and faster.

Apple Key Chain... a fun easy DIY kids can make for their teachers

My oldest son is starting his first year of Kindergarten and it’s definitely a bit emotional for me.  Last year he only went to a two day preschool class, so five full days a week will be an adjustment.  As much as I am sad to see him get older I am also so excited and I just know he will love school!

We decided to make a fun little felt apple keychain for his teacher.  She can use it to carry her keys or just add it to her tote bag as a fun little accessory.

Felt Apple Keychain Supplies:

  • Red Felt
  • Green Felt
  • Brown Felt
  • White Felt, optional
  • Glue gun
  • 3 inch piece of ribbon
  • Key chain

I decided to stick with the classic apple colors but you could also make a yellow or green apple.  We also added a little white heart to our apple but feel free to leave it off.

Apple Key Chain... getting the felt ready

Felt Apple Keychain Instructions:

Begin by cutting your apple pieces out of the coordinating felt colors. You can decide how large or small you make your apple.
Felt Apple Keychain... gathering all the elements

I chose to hot glue my pieces together, but you could also hand stitch them for a more handmade look if desired. Felt Apple Keychain... completed apple

Once I was finished assembling my heart I added the ribbon to the key chain hook.  I decided to use a D-hook but you could use a circle hook too. I simply folded the ribbon over the edge of the D-hook and hot glued the edges together.

Felt Apple Keychain.. attaching ribbon to the D ring

I then hot glued the apple to the ribbon and she was done!

For a more polished look you could also cut out another red apple shape to place on the back of the apple and cover the ribbon.  This project is simple, cute and only takes a matter of minutes so go ahead and make a bunch for all your teacher friends!

Felt Apple Keychain... a fun, easy craft perfect for gift-giving!

Thanks, Katie!

Felt Apple Keychain... create this easy and cute back to school gift idea for your children's teachers. You only need a few simple supplies and even your kids can help!

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Link Party Palooza #159

Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week! I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back next Friday night to see if you were featured!

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Here are some of our favorites from last week’s link party. There were so many fabulous projects and recipes shared!LPPJamielyn

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5 Cheese Stuffed Shells from The Gracious Wife

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Painted Farmhouse Table X Base from Refresh Restyle

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Super Simple Birthday Cakes – Bee Cupcake from Love That Party

Here are some favorites from I Heart Nap Time this week:

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Neapolitan Cake

Colorful End of Summer BBQ

Colorful End of Summer BBQ Ideas

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Italian Bunless Burgers