Sunday, June 22, 2014

End of The Year Gifts

Summer is here!! To end the year I like to get my kiddies and parents a little something! I used these cute tags from Gimgersnaps to hang on beach pails with goodies inside! My students loved them!! Gingersnaps Party was easy to work with and has some super cute items in her shop! She has everything from banners to  custom art! Check her out!

This is a PRINTABLE file of 12 Party Favor Tags- 

There are TWELVE cards on an 8.5 x 11sheet. They are as pictured. The file is NOT edible. You will receive it by email. You will then be able to print as many as you would need using your home printer or upload to a professional printing site. A heavy weight white card stock is suggested.

You will need scissors or hand cutter to assemble cards. ~ Hole punch, ribbon, attach to your bag or whatever kind of item you are interested in hanging it from! I put it on my beach pails and my students LOVED THEM!!

We had an ice cream party to end the year and I handed out their buckets before they left~

Introducing Gingersnaps Party:

Thanks for stopping by and browsing! Please let me know if I can help you with anything you see. I offer printable designs that you can print at home to complete your party decor items such as invites, party favor tags, cupcake toppers, table/food cards and much more! Some of these are instant downloads and some are for your custom personalization. Many items can be hand made and mailed to you if you would prefer that option, please just ask. 

If you don't see a theme you are looking for-please ask! Please ask any and all questions before your purchase if you are not sure on size, color, etc! Read more about our process here:

I look forward to working with you!~

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 For the parents I wanted to do something different! By Design Graphics has some super cute items in her store! I got this cute tree customized and got straight to work!

Introducing: By Design Graphics 

With it's swirling branches, this print makes a personalized and memorable keepsake for your teacher. It's an easy project that is appropriate for the youngest of children but beautiful enough for any age. You will also receive some suggestions for completing your tree with fingerprints. Each print comes fully customized with any name, message, date and initials for in the apple. The print you recieve will have no watermarks and no leaves or names (see the last picture). Feel free to convo me with special colors or other requests. I will work with you to come up with the perfect piece of art! Once you have purchased the item just convo me with the following information exactly how you would like for it to appear on your print (order, punctuation, spelling etc.)

An exclusive Simple as 1-2-3 coupon:
Coupon Code: Simple123
Good for 20% off your order of $5.00 or more
Expiration Date: 6/30/2014

I also made these cute cups with gift cards for my teaching assistance:

Stop by these super cute shops and let them know Simple as 1-2-3 sent you!

It is as Simple As 1-2-3

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Father's Day Ideas and Freebies

Father's Day is here! Can you believe it??? Here are a few ideas and freebies you can do this Father's day!

Here are some awesome Father's day freebies!

I thought these were awesome Father's Day gifts! I ended up getting my husband a bunch of workout items and items for the gym! I found this soap and thought it was pretty cool! He LOVES beer and thought this was a pretty neat gift to put with his other items!

Introducing Pink Parchment Soaps:

Created in 2007, Pink Parchment Soaps offers a complete line of all natural, fun and unique soaps as well as body butters, sugar scrubs and solid perfumes. 

Why? Because we love making all natural, almost all natural and simply fun products! Years ago we bought some handmade soap. WOAH Hold the water, hold the bubbles, hold the soap! Who knew the difference? We didn't, but then we did and what a difference it was. We immediately fell in love with handmade soap and bought more and more and more. (Yes we LOVE handmade soap) Finally one day Jim (Dear husband and father) said, "You know, I think you could make this yourself". Waa Haa Haa, boy was he right! And how much fun we had! A few classes and a couple of boat loads of soaps later, we had more soap than we knew what to do with AND we still and a thousand new ideas we wanted to try. 

We test most of our products on Jim (especially the shaving soaps – but not our perfumes). I have to admit that when we first started out he would always say "I LOVE IT". Well, a few years and a couple of thousand bars of soap later, he will now say "Well, (big hesitation) this one may not be so good, but I still like it!". That’s when we go back to the drawing board and start over. 

All of our products are made in small batches by me (Trish). My daughters Christina and Anna help out during hectic times, or whenever the mood strikes them or when they think I’m heading off in the wrong direction……

Best Bud - Budweiser Beer Soap - Now all budweiser beer fans have a wonderful handmade soap to wake upto in the morning! What could be better? This soap has a lovely light orange/clove scent. Our beer soaps are not only great soaps that all beer lovers will appreciate, they make great holiday, groomsmen, fathers day and anniversary gifts!

Happy Father's Day!!
It is as Simple As 1-2-3

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Organizing Your Kitchen

Who doesn't like having an organized kitchen? Well Paper and Oats has some amazing printables to do just that! These printables are AWESOME to organize your kitchen with whether you are organizing your freezer, weekly planning meals, making a grocery list or a cheat sheet for your couponing!  Check her out!

Introducing Paper and Oats:

Paper + Oats started in 2011 with intaglio, relief, and screen prints. After trying a few other routes of handmade items, I've focused my efforts on simple, whimsical digital illustrations for every room of the house, as well as organizational printables to help simplify your life. 

I have a strong passion for organization, which inspired my line of household and classroom printables. Whether they're hard-working moms or dads or inspiring educators, I love helping people organize and streamline their systems.

My prints represent much work to develop clean-lined illustrations that emphasize silhouettes and shapes of everyday objects and scenes. The color palettes are chosen to be unique and unexpected, meant to compliment a variety of homes and spaces. 

I consider presentation to be of upmost importance, so my prints are always carefully produced and beautifully packaged, to make your mail-opening experience that much more exciting - because who doesn't love getting packages in the mail?

This is the ultimate kit to get your kitchen under control! Organize your pantry, plan your meals, streamline your grocery shopping, and record your favorite recipes with this versatile kitchen kit! This bundled kit includes all 3 of our editable kitchen-specific sets: Meal Planning Kit, Printable Recipe Cards, and Blank Labels for Organizing (fits to Avery templates!). See the lists below for what documents are included. You can also click the links for each set to see more photos. 

I'm a designer by day, so all of my printables are created with careful attention to detail and a clear, to-the-point flow of information to help you simplify your life. I combined bright colors, bold typography, and a little tongue-in-cheek wording so your kitchen organization and planning doesn't take itself too seriously.

Each kit in this bundle is also editable! Blank fields can be filled in using Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, or Preview. (Existing text in the design cannot be edited.)


• A Weekly Meal Plan (2 layout options): fill in your breakfast, lunch and dinner for every day of the week, and keep a quick running list of extra items you need to grab at the store

• A Monthly Meal Plan: keep track of your meals even further in advance with a perpetual monthly calendar with a space for your shopping list

• Grocery List: streamline your grocery shopping with a categorized shopping list based on sections of the grocery store.

• Price-Matching Cheat Sheet: keep all your ads straight without losing your mind or missing a deal, plus a small area to write out which stores' ads to check, so you don't forget any!

• Freezer Inventory: record what items you have in your freezer, and when they expire so none of your frozen items get lost deep in the abyss that is your ice box

• Refrigerator Inventory: keep track of everyday items that need to be kept in stock in your fridge, so no condiment goes unnoticed or expired

• Pantry Inventory: keep record of your dry goods and when to use them by, so you aren't halfway through baking your cake before realizing you're out of flour


This kit includes 4 recipe card designs, and is color-coded in 6 different categories for extra organization: Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Desserts, Appetizers, Drinks, and This & That. Each card can be printed multiple times to accommodate your recipe collection – they're formatted with 4 on a page, so just print, cut, and cook! Each card is roughly 4 x 5 inches.


Designed with a simple scalloped edge, this set includes 4 different label sizes, each in 4 different colors (for a total of 16 pages in the PDF), so you can print what you need and get to organizing! All 4 label sizes are also compatible with Avery templates, so they can be printed out as stickers if you wish. 

She is wonderful to work with and does beautiful work! 

Fabulous right? For more fabulous ideas check out my 7 Day Organizational Tips or any of my other organizing write ups!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Crockpot Mexican Shredded Chicken Dish

Looking for a simple and easy crockpot meal? Here is one! Mexican shredded chicken! SOOO yummy and EASY!

What you will need:

1 Can of Salsa
1 Bag of Frozen Corn
1 Tbs Chili Powder
1 Tbs Hot Pepper Flakes
1/2 Tbs of Cumin
1/2 Tbs Minced Garlic
1/2 Tsp dried Oregano
1/4 Tsp Salt & Pepper
2 Cups Dried Rice
1 Bag of Shredded Cheese

Place chicken and all ingredients in the crockpot except the rice and cheese!

Cook on low for 8 hours!

Shred chicken!

After that is done cook rice and place it in bowls!

Then place chicken on top and sprinkle cheese! I added black olives to mine yumm!


It is as simple as 1-2-3!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Budgeting Your Money

Trying to keep track of your finances? Trying to budget? This is the printable for you! Tidy Lady Printables has some awesome printables but this one I truly fancy!! From savings to budgeting this printable has it all!! She was wonderful to work with and has some amazing printables!  She is truly talented and has vibrant colors in all of her printables! 100% would recommend checking her out!!

Introducing Tidy Lady Printables:

Thank you for stopping by TidyLady Printables! Here you can find a wide selection of printables for organizing, parties, decor and more. Perfect for creating a beautiful home and life :) I'm always designing too so be sure to check in often!

Almost all organizational printables in the shop are EDITABLE and almost all are available for INSTANT DOWNLOAD! Make your life and home clean and organized in style with fun and bright printables!

I am so thankful you are here and hope I can truly make a difference in your life with these great printables! Organization and cleanliness two things many people struggle with everyday due to their busy schedules and lack of time. Take back your life now and get organized... it feels GREAT!

And after you get all organized, what's left to do but party and decorate?! We have tons of pretty printables for that too :)

You can also find more great tips and inspiration at my blog:

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All items will be sent via email as a PDF attachment within 24 hours, most are available for instant download. You will have full access to all items after purchase and will be able to keep the files forever! You can print all of the printables immediately from your computer, but please do not resell, share or give away the items. 

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Have any other questions? Feel free to message me at any time!

Happy Organizing & Creating!

She sent me this awesome editable organizational packed for my finances! I LOVE IT! It is great if you are working with a budget and trying to keep track of your finances!

Instant and Editable! This budget and finance organizational pack will come to the email associated with your Etsy account in just minutes! Just type in the spaces and either print or save to your computer for simple organization of your family's budget and finances.

Easily get ahold of your family finances with this great pack! This listing is for 22 editable documents. These documents are all perpetual so they will never expire! Print and use month after month and year after year. This budget and finance pack is designed with the busy family in mind!

Each page is 8 1/2 by 11 and is sent electronically as a PDF file and will arrive within minutes of your order so you can begin organizing your finances right away! Save both money and time with these great organizational tools!

This set includes:

* Monthly Savings Tracker - Track your family savings with this great sheet. Spaces to record the dates of deposit, amounts and which account it will go towards. Stay motivated to stay on target for those big goals and trips with this wonderful sheet!

* Weekly Finance Tracker (2 Sheets) - Keep track of everything spent in a week with this simple to use sheet. Spaces to record daily totals and progress and to add up the weekly transactions for the family.

* Monthly Finance Calendar (12 sheets) - Keep track of monthly finances through-out the year with this great series of printables. Pre-labeled for each month, these perpetual calanders never expire so can be used year after year! Spaces to record daily transactions and plan ahead for upcoming events so you can plan your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly budget much easier!

* Bill Payment Tracker - Organize all of your bills in one easy sheet! Keep track of payment dates, accounts and amounts easily so you never miss a bill payment again! (Saves tons of money in overdue fees!)

* Expense Log - Log your expenses and keep track of all your upcoming financial obligations in one handy sheet!

* Debt Management Recorder - Finally get all of your debt in front of you so you know what you are working with. Easily manage and keep track of debt. (This sheet was my first ticket to really getting out of debt!)

* Quarterly and Monthly Budget (4 Sheets) - Make a plan for your family and the financials and easily stick to it with these budgeting sheets! Broken down in sections to include home, auto, health, food, etc. so all you simply have to do is enter in the numbers and your budget is set!

On top of using this awesome printable I also use the "envelope" system! It is about budgeting each paycheck  and creating categories (gas, groceries etc)! You divide each check into your categories and fill up those "envelopes" ! I use my bank for this, they allow me to separate accounts and add accounts for free which is awesome! Once the money runs out in one category that is it, until you refill it! I love this method and it truly helps bring down debt and helps you save! Try it out!!

Stop by Tidy Lady Printables and let her know Simple As 1-2-3 sent you!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Health & Fitness Tools and Ideas

Interested in getting fit for the summer? Sweet Simple Life has wonderful tools to help you with that and SO much more!

Introducing Sweet Simple Life:

Sweet Simple Life started when Mary Sue and Kimber decided to start looking for some tools to organize their crazy lives. As Moms, part time employees, wives and more they found themselves struggling with the endless sports schedules and academic calendars. After numerous purchases and unsuccessful attempts at "making it work" they decided it would be best to create something on their own!

Sweet Simple Life grew as they created more and more pages in the planner. They decided to not only make it a planner but also a place to journal and document some great family memories. They also are both suckers for awesome design and super cute things. So, they incorporated a little of everything along with their love to design and created Sweet Simple Life. Oh I almost forgot, they are having a ton of fun too!!! We hope you like their story and keep shopping with here:)

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Sweet Simple Life brings you a great way to keep track of your health and fitness needs while providing you with an easy way to keep up with it all. As we enter into 2013, goals are more important than ever. The stylish Health and Fitness planner help you to accomplish your goals while easily tracking your information. Stay on top of your health and nutrition needs and get completely organized along the way. Try pairing this planner with our Grocery and Meal Planning Printable. You'll discover it's never been so fun getting healthy! Included in this planner:

* Weekly Nutrition Tracker
* Daily Nutrition Tracker
* Weekly Fit Schedule
* Weekly Fit Goals
* Inspirational quote page to keep you motivated
* Monthly Menu Calendar
* Cardio Workout for the week
* Flexibility Training for the week
* Strength Training for the week
* Weight Loss for the month
* Appointment Tracker
* Annual Appointments
* Long Term Care Notes
* Cover Page 

14 pages in all! Print this colorful/inspirational Health and Fitness Planner one page at a time as needed or print enough for the entire year and store it in a stylish binder. Whatever helps you to be the most organized along the way. Start tracking your fitness goals, workouts, nutrition requirements and find yourself on the way to meeting your overall goals for the new year. Get organized and get in shape!

Here are a few pictures of the items that I received from Sweet Simple Life:

I took one of her fitness calendars and printed it out! I use this monthly calendar to keep track of how many times a month I workout! I use cute stickers to keep track! This month smiley faces! Cause I am SO happy that at the end of the month I will have only 4 weeks left of work then it will be sweet, sweet summer time!! I love using stickers cause it not only is fun  but it is appealing to the eye! It is also an easy way for me to hold myself accountable ! I hang it up on our family calendar to use daily !

I use her weekly nutrition tracker to keep track of what I am eating! I am trying to lose this baby weight so this has been an awesome tool!!

Here is an idea that I do to stay healthy and fit…I bought this water bottle and marked the amount of ounces I drank to keep me motivated ! This container has 56oz total! This way I know how much water I am drinking during the day and I am able to keep track!

Get healthy!!

Stop by her store and let her know Simple As 1-2-3 sent you!!


Simple & Easy Pierogie Recipe

These are soooo yummy and easy!! This is what you will need..

-A box of Mrs. T's Pierogies (or whatever kind you like)
-Cheddar Cheese
-4 Strips of bacon

Place Pierogies in a glass dish

Cut up tomatoes and chives up and place them on top of the Pierogies 

Sprinkle cheese and bacon

Bake according to the back of the box of the Pierogies 


SO easy and YUMO!

It is as simple as 1-2-3!