by Anna

DIY Earring Display Tutorial

April 29, 2015 in Creations by Anna

This earring display could not be any easier to assemble and comes out looking top notch!

Are you tired of digging through countless earrings to give up and grab the one pair that always seem to stay together with backings?

Are you searching for the perfect, yet simple gift to make for a special lady in your life?

Look no more!

I made this earring display for my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day last year, and it was a fairly simple process.

She had a need for it and loved it!

Simple DIY Earring Display to organize your earrings and also makes the perfect gift for any special person in your life! From Learn Like A Mom! http://learnlikeamom.com/diy-earring-display-tutorial/ ?#earringdisplay #earringholder #jewelrydisplay #jewelryholder #diy #diygift #learnlikeamom

Here’s what you’ll need:

Spray paint (your choice of color)

Sandpaper (if you’re going for a bit of a rustic look)

Frame (your choice of size and type)

Stiff plastic canvas (your choice of color)

Push pins (or nails or staples)

Hammer (if using nails or push pins)

Easel (if you want it to stand on a surface)

Here’s what to do:

In a well ventilated area, use the spray paint to turn your picture frame into the color of your choice. Use as many coats as you find necessary and follow the drying directions on the can.

Simple DIY Earring Display to organize your earrings and also makes the perfect gift for any special person in your life! From Learn Like A Mom! http://learnlikeamom.com/diy-earring-display-tutorial/ ?#earringdisplay #earringholder #jewelrydisplay #jewelryholder #diy #diygift #learnlikeamom

Once dried, use the sandpaper to scuff it up a bit and give it that “rustic” look, if you so choose.

Simple DIY Earring Display to organize your earrings and also makes the perfect gift for any special person in your life! From Learn Like A Mom! http://learnlikeamom.com/diy-earring-display-tutorial/ ?#earringdisplay #earringholder #jewelrydisplay #jewelryholder #diy #diygift #learnlikeamom

Turn the frame over so the back is exposed.

Cut the plastic canvas to the size of the frame, making sure it will not show past the outside border, but will be long enough past the opening to secure tightly on the frame.

earring display 3

Carefully pin the plastic canvas into the frame. I tried a staple gun at first, but it wasn’t working as I intended. So, I grabbed some push pins and slowly pushed them in and tapped them gently with a hammer to secure them in place.

Simple DIY Earring Display to organize your earrings and also makes the perfect gift for any special person in your life! From Learn Like A Mom! http://learnlikeamom.com/diy-earring-display-tutorial/ ?#earringdisplay #earringholder #jewelrydisplay #jewelryholder #diy #diygift #learnlikeamom

Finally, decide how you want to display your earrings. Against a wall, it would be hard to get your hand behind the display to remove the backings holding the earrings to it. So, I decided to prop this one up on an easel so my mother-in-law could easily access the backings to remove her earrings or securely reattach them.

Simple DIY Earring Display to organize your earrings and also makes the perfect gift for any special person in your life! From Learn Like A Mom! http://learnlikeamom.com/diy-earring-display-tutorial/ ?#earringdisplay #earringholder #jewelrydisplay #jewelryholder #diy #diygift #learnlikeamom

As soon as she opened her gift, she organized her earrings!

If you liked this tutorial, you may also like this DIY Rake Head Holder or these Photo Magnets.

Comment below if you know someone that would love this!

by Anna

Online Mother’s Day Shopping Mall

April 22, 2015 in Family by Anna

Make shopping for this Mother’s Day as easy as can be, from the comfort of your own home!

Some of you may know that I am an Independent Jamberry Consultant.

I have teamed up with consultants representing ViVI Jewelry, Thirty-One Gifts, and Young Living Essential Oils to create an online shopping experience where you can shop through us to treat yourself or the women in your life to something special!

Attend the Online Mother’s Day Shopping Mall to see how you could win an array of products! Get all the details here!

Online Mother's Day Shopping Mall! Your chance to WIN awesome products and shop for yourself or those special women in your life! Items roughly $10-$100 http://learnlikeamom.com/online-mothers…-shopping-mall/ #mothersday #gifts #giveaway #jamberry #thirtyone #youngliving #vivijewelry

Each consultant is offering a raffle of their own to customers that place orders directly with them. The details for these raffles are on the Facebook Event Page, but here’s a visual for you!

Online Mother's Day Shopping Mall! Your chance to WIN awesome products and shop for yourself or those special women in your life! Items roughly $10-$100 http://learnlikeamom.com/online-mothers…-shopping-mall/ #mothersday #gifts #giveaway #jamberry #thirtyone #youngliving #vivijewelry

For each consultant you purchase from, you’ll earn one star. All four star achievers will be entered to win our larger raffle that contains one Jamberry Mother’s Day Gift Set, one Young Living Lavender Essential Oil, one Thirty-One Keep It Tote, and one $25 gift certificate to ViVI Jewelry!

Online Mother's Day Shopping Mall! Your chance to WIN awesome products and shop for yourself or those special women in your life! Items roughly $10-$100 http://learnlikeamom.com/online-mothers…-shopping-mall/ #mothersday #gifts #giveaway #jamberry #thirtyone #youngliving #vivijewelry

If you order from me for Jamberry products, I will receive a commission. None of the other links are affiliate links, but I am going to provide you with everything you need right here!

Join the Online Mother’s Day Shopping Mall!

Feel free to share this event with those you think might absolutely LOVE it, by clicking on “Invite” within the event, and selecting “Share Event.” Then choose where you’d like to share it and add your own personal message!

All of the links to order through are on the event page, but I’m sharing them here as well.

ViVI Jewelry Go here and click on “View Collections,” then “Shop by Catalog.” You can visit Janice’s Facebook Page too! “Like” it if you wish!

Thirty-One Gifts This link will take you straight to this specific party to shop. For the future, you could purchase here. Also, feel free to request entry into Sara’s Facebook Group.

Young Living Essential Oils is the place to browse the catalog, but contact Becki through a private message with what you’d like to order so it counts! (You’ll find her on the event!)

Jamberry Nails Go here to shop the catalog and be sure to select “Online Mother’s Day Shopping Mall” as the party upon checkout! Here is a link to my Facebook Page. “Like” it if you wish! Feel free to request entry into my Facebook Group as well.

I’d also like to take a minute and invite you to listen to a Jamberry Opportunity Call led by Jamberry Home Office! (This is only for residents of the U.S., including Puerto Rico, Guam, and APO/FPO and Canada.)

 

Click here.

When you’re ready to join my Jamberry team, or if you’d like to host an online party, go to my site and click “host” to request a party or “join” to browse FAQs and take the plunge!

 

Comment below with what YOU would do if you won these products! Which one is your favorite?

by Anna

Thank You Notes

March 28, 2015 in Teaching by Anna

It seems that thank you notes are a thing of the past for most people.

They might argue that they cost too much.

Some might say they just aren’t necessary.

Others see them as a waste of resources…as in “they’ll just wind up in the trash anyway.”

I beg to differ.

I am glad that thusfar in my life, sending a personal thank you note to anyone that has given me anything, whether it be a gift, money, second-hand items, time, hospitality (like watching my children without payment or hosting a family weekend away), or an unexpected treat of one kind or another, has not been a burden of any kind on me or my family.

Teaching Children to say Thank You from Learn Like A Mom! http://learnlikeamom.com/thank-you-notes/ Teaching our children to say thank you is the only way to make sure that this custom doesn't disappear! Find out how to make this happen in your family! #thankyou #thankyounotes #ece #custom #socialstudies

Bring Back Thank You Notes!

First, let’s remind ourselves of what a thank you note is.

A thank you note is a small gesture to show gratitude for someone else’s efforts.

It’s a way to simply acknowledge that someone’s work, thoughtfulness, or act of kindness and love has not gone unnoticed.

It allows the giver to know that the recipient received the items.

It is a way to communicate, on a very basic level that seems all but lost these days.

Do they cost too much?

I don’t think so.

Yes, the cost of stamps has increased dramatically over the years and it’s likely that the note and envelope either get recycled or tossed, but rarely is the cost or time invested with a thank you note more than the cost or time involved with the initial act.

And, sometimes, it may be worth even more.

Are they necessary?

I think so.

Saying “thank you” is not something that we should let disappear in our culture.

The only way to insure that this doesn’t happen, is by teaching our children to say thank you, not only in custom, but also through the act of writing a paper thank you note.

I remember when writing letters was the main way I “spoke” to friends I had met at summer camp that lived on the opposite side of the city or my cousins in another state.

Technology has changed that form of communication into something quicker, cheaper, and a bit more impersonal.

If you embrace technology more than the act of writing a personal note, call and say thank you or text a quick message, or even step that up a bit and attach a picture of the gift being used or a video of your children saying thank you.

I ask you to pause and think:

How nice is it to get real mail amidst the junk that hits your mailbox?

How excited do children get about creating and writing valentines to other kids in their class?

The joy of “snail mail” is still alive! Why not attach it with the importance of thanking people for their efforts and thoughts of you!

If you still don’t want to invest the time or money it takes to write thank you notes, consider sending fewer notes for more occasions. I tend to group my birthday and all of our Christmas thank you’s together. Or I combine both boys’ birthdays, my husband’s birthday, and Easter together.

I want my children to grow up thanking others. I look for ways to incorporate writing and communication into our daily lives. Thank you notes are a perfect place for these goals to come together!

In the example above, you can see that they aren’t even writing words yet, but I can have them tell me what to write, creating the language experience. They can add pictures and stickers or stamps!

Here, my oldest practiced his self portrait and extended it into drawing his brother as well.

You could also do something simple like these footprint cards!

When is the last time you wrote a thank you note?