30 Pumpkin Spice Products Because The Craze Doesn’t Stop At Coffee

Calendars will have you believe fall officially begins on Monday, September 23 — but we know better. Fall actually starts the second you get your first whiff of pumpkin spice, and this year the craze has expanded well beyond coffee orders and slices of pie. From bangles to candles, snacks, sneakers, and even essential oils, pumpkin spice everything season is upon us so if you’re a fan of the cult-favorite autumnal flavor, we’ve rounded up some of this year’s most coveted pumpkin spice products. Note: These products are anything but basic.

McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Let’s start with the basics — and no, we’re not referring to Starbucks (yet). McCormick’s Pumpkin Pie Spice will bring any fall delicacy to PSL perfection. Sprinkle into coffee, cookie batter, or a bowl of oatmeal for a hint of autumn in every bite.

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Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Better Half

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While we’re on the subject of DIY PSL, add Califia Farms’ Pumpkin Spice Better Half to your refrigerator shelves ASAP. The dairy-free Half & Half alternative is made with real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, so it’s essentially grandma’s pumpkin pie in a carton. Go ahead, add a splash to your favorite morning brew — you know for a fact it’s loaded with good-for-you ingredients, plus one serving of two tablespoons is only 15 calories (aka way less that the extra large number you’d order at any drive through). 

Alex And Ani Pumpkin Spice Bangle

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Face it, Mom: You’re a basic b*tch who flaunts her Starbucks PSL like it’s Prada come September 1st. Own it. Since you already wear your heart on your sleeve, why not sport your favorite sip on your wrist with this Alex and Ani Pumpkin Spice Bangle? 

KIND Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Bars

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Slip this seasonal bar from KIND into your kid’s lunch box for an afternoon snack. These Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Bars are limited-edition, so stock up while you can. It’s a good-for-you, but even better for your tastebuds treat that’s made with a combination of nuts, sprinkled with seasonings that warm your body like a flannel, and has only 5 grams of sugar to its name. 

Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin Candle

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It really doesn’t matter what season it is; just the smell of pumpkin spice can give you all those warm and fuzzy fall feels. Treat yourself to a large PSL candle from Yankee Candle; that way when Starbucks pours its final drip of its signature pumpkin sip of 2019, you can still breathe in that same, sweet aroma.

J.Crew Pumpkin Spice Latte Trouser Socks

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No matter how old you get, or what stage of life you’re in, you’ll likely always have a soft spot for a pair of graphic socks. Unfortunately, this pair from J.Crew inspired by your favorite coffee house order won’t make your feet smell as sweet as pumpkin, but you should still add them to your drawer stat. You don’t want  to miss this seasonal trend.  

Dash Pumpkin-Shaped Mini Waffle Maker

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Sure, green juice is cool, but have you ever taken a bite of a warm, flaky waffle shaped like autumn’s mascot, the great orange pumpkin? Dash’s pumpkin-shaped mini waffle maker is giving your well-balanced breakfast a seasonally-inspired makeover. But don’t just eat waffles shaped like pumpkins; add a little pumpkin spice to your batter so that they taste the part, too.  

Dunkin’ Pumpkin Lip Balm

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You’ll never regret eating a Dunkin’ pumpkin donut or muffin for breakfast, but you’ll always kick yourself in the ass for licking the last bit of its flavor from your lips. Treating yourself to a Dunkin lip balm set that features cinnamon bun swirl and, more importantly, pumpkin flavors to hydrate your otherwise pumpkin-less pout can make up for that. 

Saucony Pumpkin Spice Freedom ISO 2 Sneakers

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Searching for a brand new pair of kicks to *spice*  up your wardrobe? Saucony’s pair of Pumpkin Spice sneakers should do the trick. The new addition to their collection was indeed inspired by the fall staple, as if you couldn’t tell by the burnt orange toebox that fades into a milky white back. It’s a treat for your feet, so indulge. 

Eternal Essence Pumpkin Patch Essential Oil

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Chamomile calms your nerves, lavender brightens your spirits, and Eternal Essence’s Pumpkin Patch essential oil will put you in an autumnal state of mind. 

Amazing Grass Green Superfood Blend In Pumpkin Spice

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Need a way to sneak some more greens into your child’s menu? Amazing Grass has the solution. Made with a proprietary blend of “organic, non-GMO wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina, spinach, chlorella and broccoli,” add a scoop of this pumpkin spice flavored powder to smoothies, chia seed pudding, and even your favorite baked goods for a micronutrient boost. 

LeChat Nails Pumpkin Spice Nail Lacquer

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LeChat Nails’ fall 2019 collection is themed around your favorite coffee scents so, naturally, pumpkin spice is on the menu. The Perfect Match MOOD Café collection’s PSL-inspired polish is an orange shade that transitions to a faint caramel hue once applied, but not only does the color mirror what’s in your cup, it gives off the same aroma as your fall staple brew, too. 

Perfect Bar Pumpkin Pie

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Some mom’s just aren’t naturally born bakers, and that’s perfectly fine. Rather than attempting to bake a pumpkin pie from scratch, save yourself the frustration and mess and grab a Pumpkin Pie Perfect Bar. This limited-time recipe combines organic dried pumpkin, freshly ground peanut butter, honey, seasonal spices, and a whopping 20+ superfoods to create a better-for-you slice, without sacrificing any of the seasonal flavors you’re obsessed with. 

Nature’s Bakery Pumpkin Spice Fig Bars

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Fig bars are a classic lunchbox component, and now your child can enjoy the cookie pumpkin-spice style. Nature’s Bakery’s soft baked bar is made with real pumpkin puree so that each bite tastes as authentic as possible. Pro tip: Warm it up in the microwave for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or  dessert after the kids go to sleep. It’s a seasonal indulgence you don’t want to miss. 

Three Lakes Winery Pumpkin Wine

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Sip a traditional PSL in the morning, and cap off your night with a tall glass of Three Lakes Winery Pumpkin Wine once the little ones go to sleep. The taste is similar to a traditional Chardonnay, is semi-sweet, boast some seriously decadent buttery undertones, and is derived from the same pumpkins you’d buy to make a pie from scratch. Pumpkin wine. We’ll cheers to that. 

Harney & Sons Pumpkin Spice Tea

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Not a fan of coffee? Tea drinkers can sip on pumpkin spice, too! Harney & Son’s herbal harvest blend steeps red in your cup and is naturally caffeine-free, so you can put your feet up and enjoy a mug full before bed.

Simple Mills Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix

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You don’t have to whip up a pie to enjoy the decadence of baked pumpkin perfection, Mom; muffins will more than suffice. What’s more, this pumpkin spice muffin mix from Simple Mills is made with almond flour, so even your gluten-free loved ones can indulge. 

DavidsTea Pumpkin Pie Matcha

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Love pumpkin spice so matcha? DavidsTea’s bringing back it’s signature Pumpkin Pie green tea flavor for a different kind of sweet blend to get you all geared up for sweater weather. The brew is a blend of matcha powder, cane sugar, and natural pumpkin spice flavoring, and if that doesn’t sound amazing on its own, you can even sip it as a tea latte for a creative twist on the original. 

Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

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Nothing says fall like a green and while Starbucks cup emitting that sweet, autumnal aroma of its signature PSL. Nothing. After all, the coffeehouse franchise did kickstart the PSL craze, and this year they’re also rolling out a brand new beverage you can sip on throughout the season: The Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew. It’s a vanilla drink topped with pumpkin cream foam (made with real pumpkin), and a dash of pumpkin spice. It sounds heavenly because it is heavenly. 

Waxing Kara Harvest Pumpkin Body Butter

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Do you love pumpkin spice so much that you could drown yourself in the delectable autumn smell? Well, now you can. Waxing Kara’s Harven Pumpkin Body Butter is as luxurious as it sounds: made with a blend of plant oils, nourishing cocoa butter, and hydrating Eastern Shore Honey, this indulgent body cream has also been fragranced with cinnamon, pumpkin, and other warming spices to mimic your coffee order.

Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake

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Even if you’re dairy-free or strictly plant-based, there’s a slice of pumpkin spice for you. Just in time for fall 2019, Daiya re-launched its pumpkin spice cheezecake; a rich, creamy pumpkin dessert free of any animal products and loaded with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. 

Noosa Pumpkin Yogurt

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Pumpkin spice isn’t just nice in coffee and desserts, you know. Start your day off right with a serving of Noosa’s pumpkin yogurt. You can top your bowl with sliced pecans or almonds, granola, or scoop a dollop into your morning smoothie. But don’t be greedy, Mom; share the pumpkin with your little pumpkin, too. 

YENSA Pumpkin Turmeric 2-In-1 Radiance Polish Mask

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Prep your complexion with YENSA’s pumpkin mask for a polished look sans makeup. The mask is infused with eight superfood ingredients like turmeric, honey, and papaya to restore your skin’s hydration, boost collagen production, and leave your skin feeling baby-soft. Trust us, this product might sound like a seasonal treat, but you’ll be trying to make it last year-round.

Sugar Plum Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Bar

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If there’s anything we love more than pumpkin spice in the fall, it’s chocolate year-round. Sugar Plum’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Bar is a seasonal confection comprised of rich, white chocolate, coffee flavoring, pumpkin flavoring, and a dash of pumpkin spice, naturally. Don’t let this bar get mixed up with your child’s trick-or-treating stash, Mom. We guarantee they won’t give it back.

RXBAR Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter 

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Apples and peanut butter might be a classic lunchbox staple, but you can definitely spice it up a notch. This season, switch things up with these pumpkin spice peanut butter packets from RXBAR. Your child will thank you, and with a box of 10, there’s definitely enough for you to sneak a taste, too. 

Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Pumpkin Cinnamon Granola

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Pumpkin spice products are typically processed and packed with sugar, but Purely Elizabeth’s pumpkin cinnamon granola is is a seasonal breakfast treat you can feel good about eating and sharing with the kids. Made with quinoa, millet, chia, pumpkin seeds, and chewy fig, and sweetened with coconut sugar, each bite delivers the perfect balance of salty and sweet guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. 

La Colombe Pumpkin Spice Draft Latte

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Mamas, rejoice, because on the off days when you’re so short on time that you can’t even justify the drive-thru, you don’t have to go without your precious pumpkin spice latte. La Colombe has perfected coffee-in-a-can, and this seasonal draft latte to-go will definitely satisfy your craving.

Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spice Coffee

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If you can’t get enough of Dunkin’s pumpkin spice coffee, here’s a way you can run on their seasonal brew all autumn long. DIYing your own Dunkin’ sip might not be as exciting ordering it from the counter, but on the days when you just don’t feel like stopping the car ride home from early drop offs, having this little pumpkin pick-me-up in your cupboard will be a real treat.

Van Leeuwen Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

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As far as we’re concerned, there’s no such thing as too much pumpkin spice. So when you slice into that fresh-out-of-the-oven pie, top it off with a scoop of Van Leeuwen’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream. It’s an artisanal ice cream brand best known for its made-from-scratch, and vegan ice creams, and this seasonal flavor is promised to be the ultimate concoction of  pumpkin spice cheesecake base and chunks of honey graham cracker crust crumbled throughout. We dare your mouth not  to water.

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Super Bowl Party Ideas

Every year our family throws a big Super Bowl party.  To be honest, I like sports but I’m not much of a sports fan. However, I do like parties! With 4 crazy-hyper kids that need to be included, I spend a lot of time thinking about food, games and fun.  Here are my favorite Super Bowl party ideas to keep the sports-lovers, haters and littles involved and happy during your big Super Bowl party.

 

SUPER BOWL BINGO

Bingo is a MUST! We keep kid and adult prizes for the first one to call out Bingo. This is anything from a special drink, candy, or a dollar-store toy.

SheKnows has put together a fabulous set of Bingo cards. Visit their site HERE then click on each card to print. It’s important to print each card to have variety for the Bingo cards. Print on cardstock to make stronger cards.

 

SUPER BOWL ‘GET UP AND MOVE’ GAMES

Just because the Super Bowl party is where you sit and watch TV doesn’t mean you can’t do anything else. We like to keep things moving for those that get tired of sitting (or the game, wink-wink), as well as the goo-gobs of kids we have running around.

This game is named FACE GOAL!

You’ll need two players and mini stuffed footballs (I’m not opposed to using marshmallows either). Have one player stand about 10 yards away from the other player and give them a bucket of small footballs. The second player will stand with their hands upright in field goal/touchdown position. To play, the first player must hike footballs (like hiking a football) underneath their legs into the the field goal of the other person, without hitting them in the face. The footballs only count if they go through the player’s arms, not above or around them. First team to hike 7 footballs through the field goal wins. 

Click here to see more hilarious minute-to-win-it party games.

Source: www.playpartyplan.com

 

SUPER BOWL PREDICTION GAME

31 questions of guessing fun! Winner is the person with the most correct answers! Make it a little more fun by asking guests to bring $1 for their card — winner takes the pool!

Print your Super Bowl Predictions Card Game here. (courtesy PartyGamesNow.com)

 

 

SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL BINGO

We make a hard rule in our house that no Super Bowl commercials can be watched BEFORE the game. What’s the fun in that?! This makes commercial bingo even more exciting on game day.

Print your Super Bowl Commercial Bingo cards here.

 

 

PERSONAL VEGGIE AND DIP CUPS

I have done personal veggie and dip cups the past few years and love them.These keep little hands out of the community dunking bowl (let’s be honest–where have their hands been?!).  It also creates less stress for those that just can’t take double-dippers and let’s ranch lovers bask in the joy of their own ranch (add more if you want!)

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FOOTBALL BROWNIES

I love to have something that the kids can help me with. They really like getting involved in all the decorating ahead of time, but I also try to find an easy “thing” they can do while all the adults are mingling. We have loved creating football brownies. These are pretty easy because all you need is a football shaped cookie cutter! Make your brownies ahead of time and cut the shapes out (or let the kids do this part if they can). Buy pre-made frosting in tubes and let the kids decorate as footballs!

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CUSTOMIZED SUPER BOWL DECORATIONS (PRINTABLE)

A Super Bowl party isn’t a party unless you have team logos and colors everywhere! Sure you could go spend a fortune at the party store, but why when the wizards of the internet have FREE printables all over the place…and they are darling! Check out these awesome printables from Second Chance to Dream.

Click here for the full list and links to printables.

 

Still need some more decoration ideas? Check out Spaceships and Laser Beams for 100+ FREE Super Bowl Party Printables. CLICK HERE to check them out!

 

What are your plans for the Super Bowl? Share your favorite party recipes, games and more in the comments below!

 

Trending on Pinterest: 12 Tips for Traveling with Kids

We’ve traveled quite a bit this summer and it looks like we’ll be traveling plenty this fall and winter with the holidays!  It seems there’s always another road trip to look forward to with our children and we’ve found a few things that have worked amazingly well to keep everyone happy when we go.  Pinterest is an amazing resource for fun travel ideas with kids and certainly helped me add to this list.  Here are 12 tips for traveling with kids, in no particular order:

1. Cover Your Seats

Find an old sheet and cover your seats!  It saves them in the long run AND in the short run.  It is so much easier to pick up a sheet, shake it off and move on after a spill than it is to fully vacuum your seats.  Sheets can keep sweaty legs from sticking to leather, goldfish from diving all the way into the cushions and other more unpleasant spills contained.  Just be sure to cut our holes for seatbelts!  Seat covers like these are amazing too at helping protect your seats from those long car rides.

2. Buy Headphones

For everyone.  You will thank me.  Instead of listening to Moana for the millionth time (without even getting to watch it!) get your kids headphones.  It means you can talk privately for hours or listen to your own music and audiobooks in the car!  Since our car doesn’t have it’s own entertainment system we actually have our children watch movies on the tablet and use a splitter for the headphones, meaning we can talk uninterrupted.  It’s the best.  And be sure to get them over the ear headphones-earbuds tend to be less user friendly and more dangerous for little ears. Try these for something fun and effective.

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3. Netflix offers downloads now!

Going along with using tablets, Netflix has begun offering downloadable content for those long drives to people who’s car’s do not have their own wifi.  This also means using less or no data while you drive-a huge perk!  You can find more information at netflix.com.

4. Audiobooks

I love audiobooks.  I never thought I would but now that I have an entire library on my phone I just love being able to plug in anywhere and enjoy a book!  Since our children have their own entertainment and headphones to go along with it, my husband and I listen to audiobooks when we drive to fill the lulls in conversation (we’ve been married 12 years, we literally know everything about each other at this point and can catch up in 2 hours leaving endless hours of driving to fill).  If you need a book suggestion, check out Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan.  You’ll thank me.

 

SEE MORE: 10 Tips for a Stress-Free Family Road Trip

 

5. XM Radio

I had no idea what I was missing out on by not taking advantage of XM radio.  If you know you’ll be travelling in the car quite a bit this summer, XM radio is definitely something to consider.  In all of our adventures all over these united states we never once lost service and it is so nice to always have music available.  We often find ourselves picking a genre for every city we’re in and loving listening to old music from high school!  There’s even stations with stand-up comedy and sports if you’re sick of music.

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6. Emesis Bags

I stashed these in my dashboard during my pregnancy and now I’m so grateful to have a few extra still in there!  Emesis bags are made to efficiently contain vomit and are great insurance for long trips and possible car-sickness.  In a flash you can grab one and hand it to a car-sick kid and after twist it up (containing all contents and smells) and throw it away at your next stop.  Life saver.

7. Refillable Tumblers

One of my biggest pet peeves about traveling is never having enough water.  I feel like we’re constantly buying water bottles from convenience stores that cost way too much, or taking up half of our trunk with a cooler full of water bottles and still burning through them leaving my car full of empty water bottles.  Buying everyone their own re-usable tumbler has been the solution!  You can fill them to the top with ice and water at most gas stations for free and if your water gets warm or you run out, just stop and fill it up again!  This has saved us so much money and the planet too.

 

Traveling with Kids tips

8. Window Markers

Or washable dry erase markers.  If you’re looking for something outside of electronics, drawing on the windows is a great way to pass the time.  You can outline your surroundings or keep track of games!

 

SEE MORE:  A Day With Kids in Snow Canyon State Park

 

9. Print a few Road Trip Games

I don’t like having a lot of clutter in the car, but these two games are perfect and could be laminated and played over and over again as you travel!

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Here you can find this adorable: RoadTrip Scavenger Hunt Printable.

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And how darling is this license plate game from I Heart Organizing?

10. Eat at Chick’Fil’A

Or other places with a playplace!  A few of the gas stations on this side of the country have started installing playgrounds and it is the best!  Getting our kids out to play for a minute is always a good idea, and even if it adds an hour to our trip I never regret stopping for a minute to stretch our legs.

11. Consider your Accommodations

Find hotels with breakfast, pools, and shuttles to where you’re going.  We recently went to Lake Las Vegas with our children and I was delighted at how family friendly it was!  I had been looking at the usual places we stay there and realized just how much they don’t love children at casinos.  When we go to Disneyland I’m always so grateful for a shuttle to the park instead of worrying about/paying for parking.  And be sure to see if you can stay at a hotel slightly outside of town to avoid traffic and parking fees!

12. Bring Wipes

My last and final and probably most important tip is to bring wipes.  We’ve saved ourselves so much heartache by always packing wipes when we travel.  Even when it’s just adults or kids out of diapers they never fail to come in handy.  Always carry a pack of wipes.

What are your Travel Essentials with Kids??

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8 Non Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas For Kids

Valentine’s Day is coming! Which means we’re on the hunt for Valentine’s Day ideas for our kids. (Preferably the non-candy Valentine’s Day ideas.)

And if I’m being honest…I’m still pretty worn out from THE holidays. I mean, there are still Christmas gifts in my living room, so it seems like it wasn’t that long ago…

While you’re judging my spectacular ability to drag my feet, please enjoy the benefit of my laziness…THESE 8 Non Candy Valentines Day Ideas For Kids!

I can’t take the credit—this was a lazy team effort by Melanie and Rachael too. We really just wanted this to be easy on all of us this year. Maybe it was the hours I spent last year exacto-knifing tiny wrappers onto a very specific candy that required multiple trips to the store to secure 25 of the right flavor of aforementioned candy that made me stand up and shout “AMEN” when Melanie and Rachael shared this idea with me.

All of these fun Valentine’s ideas are easy to assemble. Just download the PDF file, print and cut the cards, and place inside a cellophane bag with the toy. Tie with cute bakers twine and YOU’RE DONE! Bonus? You can get all of the items here via Amazon Prime, delivered right to your doorstep. Extra bonus? These printables are FREE!

So easy your kids can put their own Valentine’s Day cards together.

And because we’re all still working on our leftover Christmas candy, these are non-candy treats.

YOU’RE WELCOME.

XOXOX,
The Lazy Today’s Mama Team

TOY CAR VALENTINE CARD
Download the “I Wheelie Like You” card in white or grey. We used these pull-back race cars, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

 

ANIMAL TOY VALENTINE CARD
Download the “Will Zoo Be Mine” card here. We used these zoo animal stress balls, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

 

TOY GAME VALENTINE CARD
Download the “It’s Your Move, Valentine” card here. We used these tic-tac-toe boards, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

 

POKEMON VALENTINE CARD
Download the “You’re a Great Catch” card in blue or pink. We used these Pokemon bracelets, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

 

LEGO VALENTINE CARD
Download the “Never Lego of My Heart” card or folded (pictured below.) We used these toy bricks, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

 

HEART VALENTINE CARD
Download the “You’re My Main Squeeze” card here. We used these mini heart stress balls, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

 

CRAYON VALENTINE CARD
Download the “I Dig Our Friendship” card here. We used these construction vehicle crayons, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

NINJA VALENTINE CARD
Download the “I Get a Kick Out of You” card here. We used these ninja toy figures, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

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Our 10 Favorite Holiday Photo Card Designs

Tis the season! And you’ve got better things to do than wade through 200,000 photo card options online. Our editorial team has all ready done that for you! 

We’ve picked our favorite designs {and we’ think you’ll love them too}!

Rachael’s Picks

Bountiful Joy

It’s basic but bright and has several options to customize the copy for the right holiday or time of year. Bonus? I  love how this looks with a black and white photo! 

Holiday Card Ideas From Minted

Foil Press Christmas Card

Another card that looks great with a black and white photo yet has a few pops of color {and gorgeous foil press}!

Foil Press Christmas Card

 

Erin’s Picks

Holiday Ornament Card

A card that doubles as an ornament-slash-gift?! SOLD. Grandparents are getting these for sure. 

Ornament Card From Minted

 

“So Excited” New Year Photo Card

Let’s be honest, I can send a “Happy New Year” card anytime through January and still be within my holiday window. That buys me some time. I love this design because I have approximately 453 photos of my kids making an EXCITED face that will go nicely with this design. 

"So Excited" New Year Card From Minted

 

Kalli’s Picks

Merry Elfin Christmas

Because it’s kind of like swearing on your Christmas card, but not all the way. 

Merry Elfin Christmas

 

Timeless Greeting

Simple, perfect!

Timeless Greeting Holiday Card From Minted

 

Anna’s Picks

Vintage Library Card Year In Review

You can customize for Christmas, Holidays or New Year (because sometimes I can’t quite get my act together). It gives a fun run-down of the year with the option of having a tag cut-out rather than just a flat card. Plus, I can customize with a photo and message on the back.

 Library Card Year In Review Minted Card

Classic Charm

I love full frame photo cards. This one has a bit of a different font that I liked. Plus, the free recipient addressing has got to be the most amazing thing ever. So classy.

Classic Charm Christmas Card From Minted

 

April’s Picks

Holiday Baby Announcement

This is totally wishful thinking BUT IF this baby arrived before Christmas, I would totally be using this adorable card!!  I love the simplicity and the humor!  The ZZZZ lined envelop that matches is the cutest thing ever!

Holiday Baby Announcement

 

Happy Holidays {From Your City}

How amazing is this?  I’m completely in love with letterpress and foil and I just love the idea for this card! My 7 year old could totally draw our families Christmas Card for the year and have it forever saved as a gorgeous letter-pressed foil!  Gorgeous!

Happy Holidays Rose Gold Foil Press

 

Now get busy!  We’ll be waiting by our mailboxes for a copy! 

Happy Holidays!

 

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Zendoodle Christmas Coloring Pages

Look. I’ve got about six dozen ADORABLE holiday crafts pinned to my “Christmas FTW” board on Pinterest. But I’ve finally come to an extraordinary place of clarity where I’ve realized that I’m not crafty.

At all.

Oh, I’ve tried. (How I’ve tried.) There are a handful of the most abominable “ornaments” that we hang on our tree every year. Some crazy recipe that includes a truck load of cornstarch and glue. It was a nightmare.

But coloring?! Oh heck yes. Sign us up. Some fun coloring pages, a table full of crayons, colored pencils, and markers married with a batch of hot cocoa? BOOM. Holiday magic.

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I excel at family activities that allow me to also partake in the enjoyment.

So, I hope you will follow my lead and pour yourself a cup of cocoa and impress your kiddos with your mad coloring skills.

Here, use our Zendoodle Christmas Coloring Pages…

Zendoodle Christmas Coloring Pages

The christmas tree, candy canes, and gingerbread man coloring pages come in two versions. One is already filled with Zendoodle marks that you can add to and color in. (Get ready to add some serious chill to your holiday hustle.) The other offers a blank christmas tree, blank candy canes, and blank gingerbread man that you can customize to your hearts content.

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New to Zendoodling? Use the blank shapes and consider these tips:

  1. Use cardstock or heavy paper with extra paper underneath so marker doesn’t go through
  2. Doodle different patterns into each quadrant. Start with a pencil if you want, but draw very lightly.
  3. Use two sizes of black marker (ie. Sharpie Fine Point and Sharpie Extra Fine Point) for the final doodles.
  4. Each time you make a new shape, let that shape be doodled into. (A big polka dot is really a circle that can be filled with its own doodles.)
  5. Try some holiday doodles! Snowflakes, stars, santa hats, candy cane stripes, etc.
  6. Try to vary texture, size, and value of the doodles. (Ie. If one shape is fairly light and has a lot of white space, the shape next to it can have more concentrated doodles or darker doodles.)
  7. Let the ink dry for at least 5 minutes before erasing pencil lines.

Download the Zendoodle Christmas Coloring Pages

Download our Christmas Zendoodle coloring pages blank or pre-doodled, print, and color.

Happy Holidays!

Creative Commons License

Halloween Zendoodle Printable by Juliann Law for Today’s Mama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://www.faboolous.blogspot.com/.

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Zendoodle Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

I’m a big fan of hitting two birds with one stone. In this case the “birds” in question are my adult AND child Thanksgiving dinner guests.

No. I’m not actually going to throw rocks at them. Well, not the kids, at least. We’ll just have to see how the adults behave.

I’m kidding! (Or…AM I?)

Every member of my Thanksgiving party crew will be able to grab a colored pencil or crayon and enjoy these Zendoodle Thanksgiving Coloring Pages. With pumpkins, turkey feathers, and leaves, it will be a toss up to see which group (adults versus kids) can come up with the most lovely creations.

Zendoodle Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

I might spend my time writing all of the things I’m grateful for this year among the tiny lines and swirls of the leaves. I might not wait until Thanksgiving, now that I’ve thought of it…

The pumpkin, leaf, and feather coloring pages come in two versions. One is already filled with Zendoodle marks that you can add to and color in. (Get ready for inner peace.) The other offers a blank pumpkin, blank leaf, and blank feather that you can customize to your hearts content.

Zendoodle Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

New to Zendoodling? Use the blank shapes and consider these tips:

  • Use cardstock or heavy paper with extra paper underneath so marker doesn’t go through
  • Doodle different patterns into each quadrant. Start with a pencil if you want, but draw very lightly.
  • Use two sizes of black marker (ie. Sharpie Fine Point and Sharpie Extra Fine Point) for the final doodles.
  • Each time you make a new shape, let that shape be doodled into. (A big polka dot is really a circle that can be filled with its own doodles.)
  • Try some halloween doodles! Spider webs, lightening, drips and splatters, dragon scales, thorny vines, etc.
  • Try to vary texture, size, and value of the doodles. (Ie. If one shape is fairly light and has a lot of white space, the shape next to it can have more concentrated doodles or darker doodles.)
  • Let the ink dry for at least 5 minutes before erasing pencil lines.

Download the Zendoodle Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Download our Thanksgiving Zendoodle coloring pages blank or pre-doodled, print, and color.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Zendoodle Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Creative Commons License

Thanksgiving Zendoodle Printable by Juliann Law for Today’s Mama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://www.faboolous.blogspot.com/.

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Zendoodle Halloween Coloring Pages

Want to add a little zen-like spooky fun to your Halloween festivities? Do you have a kiddo that BEGS for those fancy, intricate coloring books every time you go to Costco?

No? Just my kids?

I find that hard to believe.

Since our Easter Egg Zendoodles are crazy popular during the springtime, we thought it only fitting to ask our rockstar designer, Juliann, whip up another batch of Zendoodles for autumn.

Zendoodle Halloween Coloring Pages

The pumpkin, ghost, and cat coloring pages come in two versions. One is already filled with Zendoodle marks that you can add to and color in. (Get ready for inner peace.) The other offers a blank pumpkin, blank ghost, and blank cat that you can customize to your hearts content.

Zendoodle Halloween Coloring Pages

New to Zendoodling? Use the blank shapes and consider these tips:

  1. Use card stock or heavy paper with extra paper underneath so marker doesn’t go through
  2. Doodle different patterns into each quadrant. Start with a pencil if you want, but draw very lightly.
  3. Use two sizes of black marker (ie. Sharpie Fine Point and Sharpie Extra Fine Point) for the final doodles.
  4. Each time you make a new shape, let that shape be doodled into. (A big polka dot is really a circle that can be filled with its own doodles.)
  5. Try some halloween doodles! Spider webs, lightening, drips and splatters, dragon scales, thorny vines, etc.
  6. Try to vary texture, size, and value of the doodles. (Ie. If one shape is fairly light and has a lot of white space, the shape next to it can have more concentrated doodles or darker doodles.)
  7. Let the ink dry for at least 5 minutes before erasing pencil lines.

Zendoodle Halloween Coloring Pages

Download the Zendoodle Halloween Coloring Pages

Download our Halloween Zendoodle coloring pages blank or pre-doodled, print, and color.

Happy Halloween!

Creative Commons License

Halloween Zendoodle Printable by Juliann Law for Today’s Mama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://www.faboolous.blogspot.com/.

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