Teacher Appreciation Manicure Gift Envelope

It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is near! It is teacher appreciation and end of year teacher gift season! As a wife of a former teacher, I know that teachers don’t need anymore mugs or even chocolate. Give gifts that you would want to give to your friends! They don’t need to be expensive, just thoughtful. I absolutely love Color Street nails for that exact reason. They are 100% nail polish strips that last longer than traditional nail polish, are super affordable, and they make perfect gifts!

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These gift envelopes are the perfect way to “wrap” Color Street nails. You just print them out on cardstock paper, cut them out, and tape or glue them together. On one example, I used double sided tape to tape them together and on the other one I used washi tape. You can do  it however you want! [Read more…]

The #BeGlamChallenge Is Finally Here!

I just sent out my first #BeGlamChallenge newsletter this morning! Since this is a brand new thing, I wanted to give you the rundown here as well in case you missed it. This will only be happening this month, so if you want to continue to be part of the #BeGlamChallenge, make sure you subscribe to the newsletter! They will come at the beginning of each month and will have all of the details for the challenge each month. They are prompts to help you better yourself and really push yourself to grow. I am SO excited about it! You can subscribe here or by filling out the form on the top of the screen.

I can’t describe how thrilled I am to be back! The newsletters are going to (FINALLY!) be something that I have been dreaming of doing for years. I have always wanted this to be a special space that is unique to the blog or my other social media outlets. I have wanted to really create a sense of community within my newsletter and it is finally the right time to do that. Over the past year, I have really tried to work on who I am as and individual.

Girl Loves Glam Newsletter Details

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Halloween Slime Non-Candy Handouts

If your kids are anything like my 5 year old, they have probably had a recent obsession with SLIME! It was all things slime all summer long at our house. So why say goodbye to this summer’s hottest goo, when you can give it away to your trick or treaters or at a classroom party this Halloween? These Halloween slime jars are PERFECT non-candy handouts that you can give. Set out your teal pumpkin so that people know that you are handing out non-candy items and give the gift that entertains for hours!

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Not only will your slime make you very popular, but you can even make your kids make the slime! They have been making it all summer, why not put them to work and have them put together all of your trick or treat goodies? [Read more…]

Simple Printable Service Project for Kids

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We have loved Mickey and the Roaster Racers literally since the very first episode aired. That is why I am so excited to have Disney Junior sponsoring this post! My daughter loves that all of her favorite Mickey Mouse characters are on a new show and loves each of their cars. She has actually learned quite a bit about geography as the Roadster Racers travel the world for their races on each episode. I really like the Happy Helpers segments with Minnie and Daisy. They show Minnie and Daisy as they help different people in various situations as they learn new skills along the way. It inspired me to create a little Happy Helpers service project race for kids to participate in!

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I love the idea of teaching children to perform acts of service, without any rewards attached to them. If they are treating it like a race based off of one of their favorite shows, it makes it even more enjoyable! I wanted to make each service activity something that could be done by a variety of ages and made it a printable list so you can easily print it and get serving! [Read more…]

Cars 3 Coloring Pages, Activities, and Recipes

When we were preparing to go to Disneyland two years ago, I realized that my daughter had never seen the Cars movie. Knowing that we would be spending time in Cars Land, I wanted to prepare her so that she would know what she was seeing at Cars Land. I had her watch the Cars movie and she fell in love instantly! She immediately wanted to watch Cars 2 and has been watching those two movies on repeat for the past 2 years. We were more than just a little excited when we learned about Cars 3!

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A few weeks ago, I surprised my daughter by taking her to the Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour. I surprised her by giving her one of the brand new Cars 3 LEGO Junior sets. I gave it to her and told her that she needed them to play with on our road trip to this fun event. I am SO sad because I took the cutest pictures of her when I gave her the LEGO goodies and told her, but the pictures were lost somehow. Just imagine pretty much the most animated 5 year old hearing just about the best news she has ever heard, then times that by about 10! She was SO excited!  [Read more…]

What to Pack in a Hospital Bag

When I shared Zoey’s birth story, I mentioned that one of the things that made her delivery so much different than my experience the first time was just how much more prepared I was this second time around. One major difference was the fact that I had a hospital bag packed this time and I didn’t have to rely on my dad digging through my house, looking for the thrown together list I had made while I was in labor the first time! There were a lot of things I wish I would have known to bring my first time and I was really happy with everything I packed in my hospital bag the second time, so I wanted to share! Here is what to pack in a hospital bag…

 

What to Pack in a Hospital Bag

I have created a checklist that you are welcome to print off for yourself! Grab yours by clicking on the link below. [Read more…]

Moana Party Games and Printable Bingo

My daughter’s Moana birthday party luau was such a fun party to plan! It was fun to be able to plan activities that were character themed, but also plan luau activities that would be new to a group of 5 year olds!

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Wrapping Paper Neighbor Gift Idea with Printable

I love neighbor gifts for the holidays! It is a great way to show your neighbors and friends that you are thinking about them during the holidays. The holiday season can get so crazy, sometimes you aren’t able to visit friends as much as you wish, so giving a little gift is a nice way to show them that you are still thinking about them! Neighbor gifts can be really hard because the price can really start adding up when you are buying for so many people and making treats for so many people can be extremely time consuming. I love giving gifts that people will be able to use, which is why I loved the idea of giving wrapping paper as a gift so that they could use it to wrap their Christmas gifts this season!

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Non-Candy Halloween Idea and Printable

I’ve partnered with NESTLE® PURE LIFE® to create this post! Enjoy!

As you probably already know, my family has made some pretty big changes in the past year. We have wanted to be healthy for quite a while, but it wasn’t until the past year that we really took that goal seriously and made some major changes for our family. It has been a life changing experience and I am so grateful that we are doing it together! One thing that can be really difficult when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle is celebrating holidays. One holiday that can be a major problem is Halloween. The entire holiday is centered around candy!

I love the idea of having a non-candy option to hand out on Halloween, or to take to class parties! There are many families trying to live more nutritious lives and many children who suffer from allergies that prevent them from enjoying Halloween candy. Handing out an item that isn’t candy can be a really great option. NESTLE® PURE LIFE® “Share-A-Scare™” Halloween Bottles are a perfect non-candy option! They are small enough that they can fit in little hands and they have adorable Halloween images on them!

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Camping Hunt Preschool Activity and Backyard Campout Ideas

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. All opinions are my own.

Backyard Campout Ideas for Familes

I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge camper. Since being married, we have camped annually at a family reunion and that has been about the extent of my camping adventures for the past eight years. Last summer, we wanted to try camping in our backyard before family reunion came around so that our four year old could get used to the idea of sleeping in a tent. Family reunion was her first real camping experience and we wanted to be totally prepared for it. I have heard of people taking their camp trailers to camping locations close to their home for the first time each season as kind of a trial run for the year. I loved that idea! It is a great way to make sure you have everything you will need when the time comes to actually go camping.

Backyard camping is the perfect solution for our family right now. We are still a pretty young family and are still getting the hang of things in the camping world. Since our first backyard campout, it has become a favorite of ours. There are a few things that can make backyard camping special. [Read more…]