Saturday, April 15, 2017

Make a Peeps S'mores Kit + Free Printable

My heart is swelling this Easter watching my oldest son start to understand the Easter story.
We talked a lot about how what Jesus did for us was a gift and we decided to make some gifts for our friends. I love teaching him to never miss an opportunity to love and celebrate the people in our lives and how good it feels to give (and not just get) a gift.

We went to the store and found everything we need to make some Peeps S'mores Kits.
We love to make s'more at home and use our microwave in lieu of a campfire so we thought our friends might too!

All you need is some graham crackers, some chocolate and some Peeps marshmallows to make it festive. Plus our printable tags and either a stapler to do a folder tab or some string if you want to make a regular tag.

Then get as many supplies as you need to make all your s'mores kits.

Super simple and easy to have your kids do!

That's all their is to it! Like I said the printables allow you to either do a fool over tag you can staple or you can cut them to use like a regular tag with string!

I've also included a tag version that doesn't specifically have to be for Easter.
So you can do these anytime for a special surprise for one of your favorite peeps! :)

Happy Easter to all of you, my favorite peeps! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Working from Home + Using a Standing Desk

Working from home is no joke. Don't get me wrong, I love it. 
But it takes so much self discipline and I wouldn't say that's one of my strong suits. One of my biggest struggles is that I find it so hard to be productive on my design work and shop stuff when everything else I have to do around the house is staring me in the face. 

I'm sure you've heard of the standing desk by now and how many companies are switching over to that for their employees benefit. Everything I've read says that standing desks are proven to increase productivity. So I thought, it was worth a try for me.  

The appeal of the InMovement Standing Desk is its portability and how it works with your existing desktop. Days that I dedicate to work, I like to be in my dining room which is central to my house so that I can keep an eye on what my boys are up to and the light in here just makes it a pleasant place to work. And then days that I don't need to be in front of the computer for hours, I can just store it away.

I would definitely say that even after just a short amount of time using it, I could tell a difference in my productivity. I love that I could just put it on the end of my dining room table and adjust the height to what feels comfortable for me.

Standing during my work hours motivated me to stretch and do simple exercises frequently.
It made me feel energized.

Not to mention, my whole body feels so much better after spending hours standing and working instead of hours all pretzeled up in my desk chair.

I caught my husband using it one day that he had dedicated to working on music.

He obviously was able to adjust it much higher to suit his 6'2" frame. The workspace was big enough to accommodate all this gadgets he needed for work.

And I might have to fight him for who gets to use it.

If you're in the market for a standing desk or just looking to improve your health and productivity at work, this InMovement Standing Desk might be just the ticket. And you're in luck because if you use code BLOG30 then you can get 30% off!