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Recycled Puzzle Butterfly Craft & Sunday’s Best Link Up #14

Recycled Puzzle Butterfly

 

Yesterday we worked on our sight words using puzzle pieces. We worked on our sight word puzzles for a good portion of the morning. I have to admit that it paid off. I could not have been any happier when later that afternoon, Mai ran up to me with a drawing that she had been working on & said  “Look mama, I made mom.” She wrote it twice without any help spelling or writing the letters. This was her first written word other than her own name & practicing letters. My heart swelled.

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In the midst of our learning fun with the puzzle pieces, we found some other crafty uses for some of our old puzzles pieces. We flipped our Doc McStuffins puzzle over & found two similar pieces.

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I drew out a design in black marker on each piece so that they mirrored one another.IMG_0288

Mai colored in the pieces using crayons & markers. You can use paint as well.IMG_0289 IMG_0292

After coloring in the pieces, we used glue to dribble on random designs & then shook on glitter.IMG_0294 IMG_0295

While the glitter was drying, I drew a butterfly body to attach our puzzle piece wings to.IMG_0297

I colored in the wings & then used Elmer’s glue to glue the pieces into place. We made small & large butterflies using our old puzzles.

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The result was these cute little butterflies.

Butterfly Craft made out of recycled puzzle pieces

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Now on to the main event.

 
 
Welcome to Week 14 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We want to wish each of you a Happy and Blessed Easter. We hope you’re enjoying lots of peeps, chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, good food and having lots of fun with family and friends.  



We’re starting our April Showers theme this month. As they say, April Showers Bring May Flowers, but they also cause us to spend lots of time indoors. We’re looking for indoor activities for kids, Mother’s Day ideas, recipes, crafts, DIY, organizational tips, summer garden preparation tips, SEO and blogging tips. Anything that we can work on during those rainy days. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.    

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 



                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts are:


            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  

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The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

 

Kim U. selected Letter to My Girls About the Mean Girl from Confessions of a Mommyaholic  






I selected PB Knock Off Fur Trimmed Pillow from Do It Yourself Inspiration





Kim M. selected – Under $50 Budget Buy for the Whole Family from Mum-bo Jumbo  







Congratulations ladies! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 


Recycled Farm Craft

 

I started painting and crafting with our daughter before she was one. For the past 2 years I have come up with fun projects for us to do together & Mai was always eager to jump in. These days my daughter calls the shots. We had an empty tissue paper box & I wanted us to turn into something fun.

Recycled Farm - Tissue box barn, clothes pin farm animals & toilet paper tube silo.

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Red Sox Foot Print & Sunday’s Best Link-Up #11

Red Sox Kid Footprint crafts

 

My husband is a superstitious man, especially when it comes to sports. He has worn the same lucky shirt to watch the Patriots play for 14 years. He believes in lucky charms. Last year Mai & I made daddy a Patriots Foot Print Craft. When the Pats ended up winning the Superbowl, he took it to be a lucky charm. With opening day for the Red Sox coming, he wanted to ensure another winning New England team victory, so we broke out our paint again & a cute pair of little feet.

We drew & cut out a pair of socks from red construction paper.

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I painted my daughter’s little piggies in a darker shade of red.

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Press both painted feet into the socks. Mommy made a little mistake the first time & printed on the wrong side. So we flipped our sock over & printed on the other side as well.IMG_9656

Paint in white lines to separate the 2 socks & paint in heels & lines for the top of the socks.

Red Sox Kid Footprint crafts

 

Now on to our main event…

Welcome to Week 11 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We’ve started our Spring Forward theme. Warm weather is around the corner, I saw Robins in my yard this week. Last week I had 6 inches of snow in my part of the world, so I’m hopeful that I there will be lots of green soon.  
 
 

Lets celebrate the arrival of spring with your Easter posts, crafts, recipes, gardening, decorating ideas, room makeovers, tablescapes, spring cleaning and organizational tips. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have SEO, blogging, parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on life.  Your linkups and giveaways are welcome too. Anything goes here, as long as it’s family friendly. 






Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.    

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com  



                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts:


            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  

Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe/follow our blogs :  


Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  



Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


 

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Please help us grow by placing the Sunday’s Best button above on your sidebar or in your Link Party lists/directory. Tweet the linkup using the hashtag #SundaysBest. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares.


Now lets party! There’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Be sure to enter our Luck of the Irish Giveaway it ends 3/17.  The pot is worth $1500 and will be divided between 3 lucky winners. Click on the link and enter. It could be your lucky day.   




The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

 

Kim U. selected I Said Lies We Tell Ourselves from The Mad Mommy 











I selected Horses and Hairbows from Sequins In The South 






Kim M. selected 20 Copycat Recipes  from All She Cooks 




All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up.  I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs and connect. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love.  Featured bloggers, please let your readers know that you were featured on Sunday’s Best. 


 

Slim Jims & Nuts Beer Mug & Sunday’s Best Linky

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Today is Valentine’s Day, a day for love & romance. It is also a day that I scramble to try to figure out what kind of gift to buy my husband. Hallmark, Russell Stover’s and every jewelry store and flower shop in town are kept busy with the swarms of boyfriends and husbands grabbing their clichéd Valentine’s trinkets for their wives at home. The men have it easy. It is us women that have to play the guessing game. There will be no stuffed animals or lip shaped chocolates being given to my husband. Perhaps if they made stuffed animals stuffed with bacon or chocolate covered beer cordials this might fly, but otherwise no. Luckily for me, the Patriots made things easy this year & won the Superbowl, which opened up my gift list to Patriots’ paraphernalia. Thanks guys. I owe you one. Before the Pats’ brought home the victory, Mai & I had another idea in mind for our favorite guy.

Slim Jims & Nuts Beer Mug

Tape two canisters of nuts together.

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Tape a string of mini Slim Jims together so that they are even. I used 16 of them.

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Wrap the Slim Jims around the outside of the canisters with the label facing the outside. Secure with a rubber band & then tape into place.

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On a piece of construction paper, cut out an oval & write your message.

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Mat it to another piece of construction. Dab the back edges of the paper with a glue gun & secure.

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Cut out a handle shape . Bend the edge of the paper that will secure to the mug & lightly glue into place with a glue gun. Add cotton or tissue paper to the top for the foam.

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Now on to to our link-up. Welcome to week 7 of the Sunday’s Best Link-Up.

Welcome to Week 7 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup Each month we will feature a theme, this month the theme is Love Is In the Air. Smooches! Please share your favorite posts on anything or anyone that you love. This can be recipes, Valentine’s crafts, scrapbook layouts, how you met your husband or significant other, your children, how you spend Valentine’s Day etc. You decide.  


Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. Anything goes here. You may link as many posts as you would like. Each week a post will be selected and featured the following week.  An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog.  Be sure to check back to see if you’re the Sunday’s Best featured blogger of the week. 



Please meet my new co-host, Kim, and her beautiful daughter from Pinterested Parent. Kim shared a great post last week Pasta Love Bug Crafts. They are adorable and perfect for rainy or snowy day. Please check it out and connect with her.  


           Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                                  Kim – Pinterested Parent




If you are interested in co-hosting the next Sunday’s Best linkup, please contact me for details.   

Get your post(s) ready for March.  The theme is Spring Forward. We’re looking for spring crafts, Easter decorating ideas, Easter tablescapes, recipes, anything that you love to do in the spring and would like to share.  



Here’s the rules, please connect with Kim and Me on social media before you leave or subscribe to our blogs :  


Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  




 

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One last thing before we get the party started, please grab the Sunday’s Best button above and place it on your sidebar or Tweet the linkup using the hashtag #SundaysBest. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares.  




The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

 



Kim selected 15 Pretty In Pink Valentine’s Day Treats by – Dreaming of Leaving


and 


 

 I selected Peanut Butter Hearts by – Dabbling Momma 
All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up.  We honestly had a hard time making selections, and would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post again this week. While your’re here take a minute to visit these great blog and connect with Jessica and Susen.  These ladies are quite crafty.   


Now, lets link up those posts and be sure to visit a few other bloggers who have posted while you’re here. This is a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love.