Summer Service Ideas – FREE Printable

While your kids are draping themselves over chairs complaining that there’s nothing to do, gently encourage their little hearts to go and be a blessing to someone.

Here are a few ways we like to serve in the hot months of summer…summer serve ideas at happy home fairy.jpg

Our favorite is to bring cold water bottles to the garbage men – I learned that one from my sweet dad!

Click HERE for your FREE Summer Service Printable

Happy Summer Service-ing! :-)

A Garden of Friendship – FREE Printable!

garden of friendship - a free printable tag with adorable poem about friendship! attach to a bouquet of flowers and deliver to a friend! love this!.jpg

I love to leave small surprises on my friends’ doorsteps – a happy reminder when they come home that they matter and are loved.

Here is my latest little doorstep blessing and it has a FREE Printable too {{knuckle bumps}}!

garden of friendship 1.jpgI scored these adorable plush and bendable flowers at The Dollar Tree.

garden of friendship 2.jpgThen I printed the above tag (see below for download) and wrote a short note of encouragement to a friend on the back.

garden of friendship 3.jpgI wrapped the flower around that special friend’s doorknob and my mission was accomplished.

This would also work well with a bouquet of real flowers – I just happen to like fake ones because they don’t require any watering.

:-)

Love it?

Click HERE for your FREE Printable Garden of Friends Tag!

Happy Garden of Friendship-ing! :-)friendship week at Happy Home Fairy - cute ideas and inspiring ways to be an awesome friend

*Poem Credit – Melody Carlson, excerpted from her book, Sisters At Heart.*

How To Not Hear “I’m Bored” This Summer – FREE Printable!

FREE Printable BORED sign for summer!You know it’s coming.

That moment when you’ve taken the kids to 13 trillion different water parks and play dates and ice cream parlors and libraries and malls and movies and bowling and after all that one of them is going to have the nerve to throw himself across the couch and say with an exasperated sigh, “I’m soooooo bored.”

When my hubby was little, if he ever, EVER dared to utter that phrase in his house, he was immediately issued a chore.

So he learned real quick how to keep himself entertained – especially during the summer months.

Another way to inspire your kids to not use the ‘b-word’ (although I am personally in favor of serving up housework – you will probably have the cleanest house ever this summer) is to use this fun FREE Printable.

Post it on your fridge as a handy, inspirational reference!BORED poster 1BORED poster 3

I think it’s time to clean my fridge. ;-)

**Click HERE for your FREE Printable for Summer!**

Happy No More BORED Summer-ing! :-)

Easy End of Year Teacher Gift – FREE Printable!

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 I recently asked my Facebook fans what their favorite, affordable mascara was.

This Maybelline mascara was by far the most mentioned!

And it is only $3.99!!!!

As I pondered an easy and inexpensive End of Year Teacher Gift, I thought who doesn’t love getting new make-up?

end of year teacher gift - $3.99 BAM!.jpgend of year teacher gift - $3.99 BAM!!.jpgSo I put together this little card with a silly pun and bought new Maybelline mascaras for all the boys’ teachers.

DONE.

**Click HERE for your FREE Printable End of Year Teacher Gift Tag**

Happy End of Year Teacher Gift-ing!

*For more great End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas go HERE.*

Easy End of Year Student Gift – FREE Printable!

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We thought it would be fun for the Happy Buddy to hand out a little gift to all his preschool friends before everyone splits for the summer.

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I found a bunch of these bright-colored Frisbees in the Target Dollar Spot.

Slap on the FREE Printable tag (see below) and you’re all set.

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Last day is Friday!

**Click HERE for your FREE Printable End of Year Student Gift Tag**

Happy End of Year Student Gift-ing! :-)

*For more easy and fun End of Year Student Gift ideas go HERE.*

Midnight Messages for New Mommies – FREE Printable!

Midnight Messages - FREE Printable notes with hilarious quotes from baby for the middle of the night diaper changes. Best Baby Shower Gift!

If you have ever had a new baby in your Happy Home, you are probably familiar with the fact that your evenings are no longer reserved for sleeping.

In fact, babies don’t really care what time it is and often decide to do their most massive blowouts in the middle of the night.

Waking up at 12, 3 and 6 to change a poop (or hose down a crib) is no picnic, people.

So, in effort to keep new moms and dads from questioning their decision to even have children, I created a series of encouraging and humorous messages that attach to diapers meant only to be used for those midnight changes.

midnight messages1.jpgmidnight messages2.jpgSome of the messages are funny, some are inspiring, and all of them are intended to make the new mom and dad feel a whole lot better about being awake when NO ONE ELSE IS.

midnight messages3.jpgmidnight messages4.jpgmidnight messages5.jpgmidnight messages6.jpgmidnight messages7.jpgI included a simple FREE Printable in this post if you would like to give the gift of encouragement and humor to a set of new parents in your own world.

Print the cards (there are a total of 32), cut out, attach to diapers (I used some cute Washi Tape), throw in a gift bag or basket and let them know they can only use those diapers in the wee hours.

This makes a super creative gift on the fly for a new baby hospital visit or baby shower.

And who knows???  It just might be the very thing that helps a new mama get through that first month. ;-)

Get your FREE Printable Midnight Messages HERE!

Happy Midnight Message-ing! :-)

**Need another great baby shower gift?  Try my New Mommy Survival Kit HERE!**

FREE Printable Easter Treat Tag

FREE Printable Easter Treat Tag at Happy Home Fairy!!!.jpgSo I found THIS PIN and I was like, “Oh, this is so happening.”

I called our church’s children’s ministry director and asked her if she wanted a little gift idea to give all of her amazing volunteers on Resurrection Sunday.

She said yes and boom.

I present you with the cutest Easter treat ever!

You will need some Rolos candy, the FREE Printable tag at the bottom of this post, some Ziploc snack bags, a hole punch, and some yarn.FREE Printable Easter Treat Tag at Happy Home Fairy - so cute.jpgFREE Printable Easter Treat Tag at Happy Home Fairy.jpg

 Put together a few bags and add them to your Happy Buddy’s Easter basket.

Or surprise a neighbor!

Or a teacher.

Or the mailman.

I think chocolate and the Good News of Easter go pretty well together, don’t you? :-)

Click HERE for your FREE Printable Easter Treat Tag

Happy The Stone Was ROLO-ed Away-ing!

NoBUNNY Loves You Like Jesus – FREE Printable!

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If you are participating in The Joy Journey, Day 3 features the idea to bring someone a chocolate bunny with an inspiring note.

Well, I have a FREE Printable for you today to accomplish this task! :-)adorable free printable from happy home fairy.jpgadorable free printable from happy home fairy3.jpg

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The Happy Buddy will be delivering these yummy bunnies to his teachers tomorrow.

We think it will make them pretty ‘hoppy.’ :-)

Click HERE for your FREE Printable NoBUNNY Loves You Like Jesus Note!

Happy Chocolate Bunny-ing!

Advent Paper Chain Countdown – FREE Printable

advent paper chain 1Y’all know I am passionate about Advent Calendars.

And you know that I have a wonderful FREE Printable for you to countdown to Jesus’ birth using Christmas Scripture verses each day (find it HERE).

This year, however, I wanted to try something different.

advent chain1I created a cute FREE Printable of a fun poem to attach to a paper chain.

I found an amazing FREE Printable paper chain over at Spell Outloud that shares 25 names of Jesus – one for each day of December.  I printed it out on red and green paper.

I am especially clinging to His names of Prince of Peace and Good Shepherd this season.  How lovely to spend the days leading up to our Lord’s birthday dwelling on who He is.

On all that God gifted to us through His son’s coming.

We made one for each of my 2-year-olds to take home and do with their families.  I posted about it on Instagram and someone emailed me and asked if I would share the tag I used here on the blog.

advent paper chain**Click HERE for your FREE Printable Christmas Paper Chain Countdown Poem**

It’s not too late to start counting down.

Happy Paper Chain Countdown-ing! :-)

To a Special Mum – FREE Printable!

This is SOOO adorable! Buy a mum (just a few bucks at Lowe's), attach adorable free printable tag and give to a mom in your world who you would like to bless!

As a mom, I am constantly thinking about how much I NEED my mom friends.

I called one up this afternoon and we each took a minute to share the day’s trials (like how one child has now decided that taking off his diaper and painting a carpeted room with his poo is perfectly acceptable and other child is having some trouble in school) and simply lament together how hard this whole mom thing is!

It was completely therapeutic.  She oohed and ahhed over just the right things and she affirmed me with these 5 powerful words:

“You are an awesome mom.”

By the end of the conversation I wanted to reach through to the other side of the phone and give my friend a giant hug.

Doesn’t it feel good to hear that little bit of encouragement when you are in the mommyhood trenches?

Doesn’t it feel good to be noticed?

Well, here is an easy way to give the gift of hope and life to a mom in your world who is roughing it with poo and meal-planning and budgeting and diapering.

mum 2First, pick up an inexpensive mum plant.

You can find adorable little pots at Lowe’s for just a few dollars.MUM TAG

mum 1Then attach my FREE Printable tag.

Next, drop it off on a mom’s doorstep for an extra special Fall-themed surprise.

And that’s all there is to it!

mumI gave a mum to my very own mom – who definitely deserves affirmation for being super special (note homemade fort in the background, courtesy of super special mom).

**Get your FREE Printable MUM Tag HERE!**

Happy Special Mum-ing! :-)