Books Alive: One Good Thing

We are excited to have Jill Nystul of the blog One Good Thing By Jillee visiting today with her daughter Samantha to share a cute story and project idea for our Books Alive summer reading series.

I have probably read a million children’s books to my four children over the years (my oldest is 25 now, and my youngest is 15) and never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would ever be able to say I have a children’s book of my own! But last year my nephew and business partner Scott and I came up with the idea of doing at children’s book based on the nickname my father gave me when I was little and a dream was born! Little did I know that within a year the dream of a book would not only become a reality but it would end up being my favorite children’s book of all time. Of course there’s the chance I might be a little prejudiced, but I hope after you read it you will agree!

Make a Good Things Jar via @PagingSupermom

Make Your Own Shoe Decals

We had so much fun using our Cricut Explore to create the iron-on decals for our girl’s leggings project that we couldn’t resist whipping up something for the boys too. These text decals are a subtle but totally rad way to dress up a pair of canvas shoes.

How to make custom shoe decals from @PagingSupermom #CricutExplore

You could write your child’s name, or any favorite quote or phrase. Inspired by our slightly rambunctious boys, whom we’re always chasing after, we made “Catch Me If You Can” decals.

How to make custom shoe decals from @PagingSupermom #CricutExplore

How to make custom shoe decals from @PagingSupermom #CricutExplore

We couldn’t decide whether we liked better the regular wording or the leftover strip peeled off from around the words — so we used both! We’re very curious which way you prefer, so please leave a comment below and let us know.

8 Free Birthday Printables

Who’s birthday is it today?? Happy Birthday to YOU! Seriously though, as a mom it seems like there is always somebody’s birthday to celebrate. So we thought it would be super handy to create an oversized “Happy Birthday” poster. I’m keeping this rolled up beside the fridge, where it is easy to whip out and combine with some balloons to create an instant birthday celebration.

Love this Oversized "Happy Birthday" poster that prints for just $5 @Staples via @PagingSupermom

DIY Knee-Patch Leggings

DIY Knee Patch Tutorial via @PagingSupermom #CricutDesignStar

My Cricut Explore has been pretty busy this week as we are preparing for my sister’s wedding Friday. (Yes things are utter chaos around here right now!) But we were invited to participate in the Cricut Design Space Star challenge, and with summer travels we missed the first round of projects. We really wanted to…

Books Alive: See Ya Later Alligator

See Ya Later Alligator Book & Memory Game via @PagingSupermom

Today we have Kimberly, here from Packed with Fun, to share her favorite children’s book. I am thrilled to be adding one of my favorite kids’ books to Paging Supermom’s Books Alive series. My little guy is still pretty young, but we love to read together. We especially enjoy books with animals. We are learning…

Books Alive: I Scream Ice Cream!

This book looks so cute and love the little ice cream cone craft via @PagingSupermom

Today we are just giddy to have our friend Amber of Damask Love visiting. This girl is loads of fun, super crafty and about to become a total Supermom. Hey there, Supermoms! I’m thrilled to be a part of the Books Alive series. As a mom-to-be, with my first little one on the way, I…

How to Make a Gap Ad

My GapKid

We have a soft spot for Gap — in fact when Aimée and I met we were both working side jobs for the Gap Company (I still miss my employee discount card). Fast forward ten years and, of course, when it’s time for back to school shopping we always hit up GapKids. It’s easy to…