Happy Father’s Day, Babe.

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This morning I woke up and found the hubs playing Jenga with the Happy Buddy in the living room.

It was 5:30 am.

And that pretty much says everything you need to know about how amazing the daddy of my boys is.

Happy Father’s Day, babe.

We think you’re the greatest.


“As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” Psalm 103:13 (ESV)

Last-Minute Father’s Day Printables

adorable collection of last-minute free printables for father's day! these are perfect!Father’s Day is THIS Sunday!

If you’re slapping your forehead thinking –

What in the world am I going to do??  There’s no time to be creative!  I’ve got to entertain kids all day this summer!

Well, do you have a printer?

And maybe a morning to go grab a picture frame or necktie or gift card from Target (I mean, you’re probably going there anyway, right?)?

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If you go with a new tie, you must add this adorable FREE Printable from The 36th Avenue.father's day printable 3

Does your Happy Hubby love Mountain Dew?

Add this FREE Printable from Poofy Cheeks and call it a day.

father's day printable 2Check out this super sweet Fill-In-The-Blank FREE Printable from Alice and Lois.

father's day printable 4Or this adorable FREE Printable Questionnaire from Paging Supermom.

father's day printable 5Print THIS.

Add your child’s handprints.

Frame it.

Thank Catch My Party.

father's day printable 8If you have kids who like to color (I can’t relate), give them THIS from Tried and True Blog and let them glam it up for their daddy.

father's day printable 7Or print this giant poster from Confetti Sunshine and fill it up with lots of encouraging words for some happy Daddy wall love.

father's day printable 10Do your kids have a super handy Daddy?

I love this FREE Printable Home Depot card from Detail Oriented Diva.

father's day printable 9Take a photo of your Happy Buddies with this FREE Printable banner from Paging Supermom.

father's day printable 1Is your hubby hooked on hashtags?

Buy him something he wants and slap on this FREE Printable from Girl Loves Glam.

dad pizza cardMy hubs is #obsessed with pizzas.  We made THIS FREE Printable for him last year.

And ladies, let’s be honest.

We all know what our men really want for Father’s Day.

(And every other day of the year – teehee.)

So slip THIS FREE Printable in your hubby’s pocket and you’ve just given him the best gift ever.


Hope this helped y’all in some small way.

Happy Father’s Day Printable-ing!

Happy Father’s Day – An Important Message from the Happy Buddy and the Happy Baby

father's day 1Hey Daddy!

Since it’s Father’s Day, I thought it would be a good idea to swipe Mom’s blog and give her readers some REAL material – like my thoughts on your awesomeness.

father's day 11You are awesome because you wake up early on Saturdays to make the greatest Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes for me (even though I know you’d rather be sleeping).

I love how you drive me to school every morning and we count how many school buses, police cars, trains, and motorcycles we see.

I’ve decided to emulate your passion for all things chocolate.

father's day 3You are the only reason I would ever spend an entire morning pulling weeds.

I just love our trips to the Guitar Center.  You are so patient to stand beside me and listen while I give the world’s longest most incredible drum solo.

If it weren’t for you, I would probably lose all of my teeth because you’re the only one in this house who remembers to have me brush them.

father's day 2This year you took me on my first, real train ride.  Greatest. Day. Ever.

You don’t mind that I leave my toys and snacks all over the backseat of your car.

Words cannot even begin to describe the way I feel when you let me play on your iPad.

scubaIt’s the best when you take out your scuba vests and gear and we pretend to scuba dive right there in our living room.

I love it when you read the Bible while we eat dinner.

Thank you for letting me help you grill things.

father's day 9There isn’t another person on this planet who could have cared for me better – or cleaned up my puke without also puking – when I got the stomach flu during our Disney trip this year.

I love that you always have replacement nightlight bulbs on-hand.

I’m so glad you introduced me to Dubstep.

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It’s my favorite when we have marathon-TV-watching afternoons of Curious George.

I love it that we are the ‘Zerbert Guys’ and that we have a secret handshake.

Thank you for letting me permanently borrow your slippers.

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I always look for your car in the driveway when we get home from somewhere because you are my favorite person on the planet.

My little brother feels the same way.

Mom says I need to share and let him have a chance to tell you some great things, too.

father's day 7Daddy!

You know just how to wipe diaper ointment on my bum.

If it weren’t for you, my diaper pail would never get changed and I would probably suffocate in stink.

Thanks for letting me chow on your iPhone.father's day 8

You always know how to get me laughing.  I especially love the bit where you sneak around corners and pop out at me.

It’s the best when you make me bounce on the bed.

When you’re off at work, I crawl around the house visiting your guitar and piano and shoes by the front door (yum!) because I miss you so much.father's day 10

I know sometimes it seems like I’m not listening and that you have to tell me 800,000 times not to throw my food on the floor, but it’s getting into my core.

You are definitely the best at snuggling on the couch.

I love your name so much that I call everyone and everything I see ‘Dadda.’

Thanks for always praying for me and being such a steady rock for Mommy.  I think she’d be a mushy banana without you helping her out through all my crazy health drama.

Come to think of it, we’d ALL be mushy bananas without you.

And you know how I feel about bananas, so we’re sticking with you for forever.

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Lots of Love,

Your Boys

*Note – I feel like a better name for this post would have been The Evolution of the Happy Hubby’s Hair* :-)

Super Dad

super hero father's day ideasSooo excited about the new Superman movie that is out this summer!

But we all know who the REAL heroes are – DADS!

Here are some super ideas and printables for all those super dads out there…

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The Happy Hubby loooooves M&Ms so I know this FREE Printable Treat Topper and fun Super Hero Fill-in-the-Blank Book from i heart nap time would make his day.

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Dress up your man’s favorite snacks with these awesome FREE Printable Super Hero Labels from Pizzazzerie.

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How adorable is this Father’s Day Super Hero Pop Box Set from Lil’ Luna?  Complete with FREE Printables!

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Today’s Creative Blog featured this great Father’s Day Super Hero Print.

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I am loving this FREE Printable Super Dad Card from Alphamom where you actually get to add a photo of Dad’s face over the super hero!

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Slip one of these Paper Capes from Lizard and Ladybug on Dad’s favorite beverage.

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You could throw a whole Super Dad Brunch with this Super Hero FREE Printable Party Set from Piggy Bank Parties.

Cupcake toppers, a banner, a fill-in-the-blank menu, and a sweet little card for the Happy Buddies to give – it will be a truly powerful celebration!

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I saw THIS IDEA on Pinterest to put a Father’s Day Banner across Dad’s seat in his car to find on Sunday morning.

I thought this banner from Lauren McKinsey would be perfect!

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Give Dad a card that is actually a Super Hero Mask!  Go to Parents for the directions and template.

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I’ve seen these nice glass jars at WalMart.  Add these super cute FREE Printable Tags from Paging Supermom and his favorite snack – adorable.

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And then there’s this photo from Pinterest…  It gets me every time! :’-)

Happy Super Hero Dad-ing! :-)

Bringing Him the Bacon

collection of amazing bacon ideas for father's dayBacon.

Often referred to as the Duct Tape of food.

I’m pretty sure there isn’t a man on planet earth who isn’t wishing for a plate of bacon right now.

So let’s do them a favor and give them what they want this Father’s Day.

Let’s bring him the bacon with a few of these fabulous ideas.

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First, it would be a good idea to make sure you know how to cook awesome bacon. :-)

Thank you, Mom On Timeout.

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Whoa.  These Caramel Bacon Buns from Oh, Bite It! look life-changing.

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Chocolate-Covered Bacon?  A match made in heaven found HERE.

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No doubt Dad would appreciate receiving a Bouquet of Bacon from Navy Wife Cook.

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Decorate a simple layer cake with icing and lots of bacon from HERE.

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Yankee Candle just came out with a Bacon-Scented Man Candle.  Ha!  The whole collection of candles makes me giggle.

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Finally, this is pure genius.

Take your favorite pancake batter and pour over bacon.

Find the easy how-to over at Family Fresh Meals.  I can’t think of a better Father’s Day breakfast!!

Looking for more fabulous recipes for your bacon-lovin’-man?  Check out THIS POST!

Get your frying pans ready, mamas!  Let’s bless ’em with the bacon. :-)

Happy Father’s Day Bacon-ing!

The Fan-TACHE-tic Dad

some super cute ideas for dad for Father's Day - love the mustache dad pancakes!

My dad had a mustache for a season when I was a little girl.

He is a handsome man, but I remember thinking all that extra hair was kind of prickly. :-)

I wonder how many of you have men in your life that are sportin’ a ‘stache?

If so, these ideas will make his Father’s Day a fan-TACHE-tic one!

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First up, I am loving these Dad’s ‘Stache’ Jars with FREE Printable tags from Sandy Toes and Popsicles.

Fill the jars with Dad’s (or Grandpa’s) favorite candy and he will have a secret little place to keep his treats!

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How cute are these Daddy Pancakes from Small Family Big World – complete with Nutella mustaches?

Make a whole morning of it!  Provide everyone with pancake toppings and let them create their own Daddy pancake portraits (go HERE to check out more adorable Daddy Pancake photos!).

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Dads usually have to carry around quite a bit with them – like wallets, phones, keys, watches, etc.

I love this super simple Father’s Day craft from Modern Parents Messy Kids that will provide a cute little tray for Dad to keep all his stash.

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The Pinning Mama made a whole set of awesome Father’s Day Mustache Mugs using items from the Dollar Tree.

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Sweet Peach Paperie offers a FREE Printable Father’s Day Banner with a mustache theme.

What a cute thing to have hanging in the kitchen on Father’s Day morning!

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Although not free (but inexpensive), this cute card from Etsy was the inspiration for this post!

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Whip up a batch of Dad’s favorite muffins or cupcakes and use these sweet FREE Father’s Day Mustache Party Printables from Catch My Party.

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And, finally, I spent almost a half an hour trying to find the blog that this image came from so that I could give credit where credit is due, but I kept running into walls.  If you know where it came from – please let me know!

But, seriously.  How brilliant is this Mustache Cake?!  So easy.  Dad mustache you to make it every year for Father’s Day! :-)

I’m starting to think that maybe the mustache is the new ‘tie’ of Father’s Day (check out all my great Father’s Day Tie Ideas HERE).

Happy Father’s Day Mustache-ing!

Father’s Day Closet Surprise

There are 3 household chores you will never find me doing.

Unless, of course, I’ve spent enough time in the Lord’s presence to fully surrender and die to myself in order to gain His strength to go forth and do them.

Or my family has staged a mutiny because everyone is having allergy attacks.

#1 – Mopping.

#2 – Dusting (especially annoyances like fans, blinds, and chandeliers).

and #3 – Ironing.

I never, EVER iron.

Partially because I don’t really know how.  And trust me, my mom and mother-in-law have both shown me.  Sometimes I feel like my brain is like a beach bucket with holes in the bottom.

The Happy Hubby tells me I have selective memory. :-)

Needless to say, as the wife of a worship pastor who likes to look his best on Sunday mornings, I do very little to accommodate his desire for wrinkle-free fashion.

The man has about 25 handsome buttoned-down shirts in his closet, but alas, if they are not the ‘wrinkle-free’ kind that I can throw in with the rest of the laundry and hope to remember to take out of the dryer on time, then they end up getting worn once (or not at all) and then put back in the closet to collect dust (which I stay far away from).

So my sweet Happy Hubby ends up wearing the same 2 shirts every week – often with a big crease in the front or wrinkle on the sleeve.

Well, Father’s Day is coming up and I got to thinking that it might be a nice surprise to collect up his dust-bunny-ed, wrinkled shirts and take a little trip to the dry cleaners.  Plus, a few years ago I saw one of the gals over at How Does She? do this for her Happy Hubby and it sounded like just the thing my man needed before having to show up to church wearing his undershirts.

father's day closet surprise!!Now we are not regular dry cleaning people.  It’s not a part of our budget.  But this is for something (someone) special and I ended up finding a super inexpensive dry cleaners down the road from our Happy Home.

I may have felt like I should have been packing heat in order to safely go into said ghetto inexpensive dry cleaners, but we made it out alive.

father's day closet surprise!And for about $20 the amazing father of my 2 boys is going to have practically 3 month’s worth of Sunday morning dressy shirt options.


Just a little Father’s Day idea for all my non-ironing-bloggy friends.

Happy Father’s Day Closet Surprise-ing!