Shafton VFC Holiday Craft & Vendor Show

Published September 16, 2014 by MisMandie

Click below to download and print your application
>>>>>>>  Shafton Craft Show Application 2014  <<<<<<<

Shafton VFC Holiday Craft & Vendor Show
Dec 14, 2014
10 am – 4 pm
Vendor Setup 8am
6ft table $30 each
Contact: Mandie Spudich
mandiespudich@gmail.com

Applications must be received with payment by Dec 1st, 2014. Tables will be reserved on a first come/first served basis. Only 1 vendor per direct sales company will be accepted. Tables will not be held without payment. All proceeds from this show will go toward the Shafton VFC. We thank you all for your participation and support for your local fire company. Electrical requests will be honored on a first come first serve basis. Vendors must provide their own electrical cords and table coverings.
Registration fees are non-refundable. Each vendor is requested to provide an item for the raffle. There will be light snacks and beverages available as well as a bake sale.
All proceeds benefit the Shafton Volunteer Fire Company.

First day of school survey – Printable and Editable!

Published August 31, 2014 by MisMandie

In honor of Em’s first day of preschool, I decided to whip up another little freebie printable for you all!  You can change the wording, colors, and anything else you like very simply in either Open Office (click to download for free) or Microsoft Word.  Once you get it the way you want it, you can simply print on your home printer, or you can use Zamzar to convert it to a high resolution photo and have it printed at your local drug store.  I chose to have mine printed in 8×10 size and also got a copy for each set of grandparents.

Now that you have a copy you love, you can get a cute frame and have your child pose with it for their first day of school photos and after that get a binder with sheet protectors or photo album and place it inside….then next year, just pull up your handy editable file and repeat.  When they graduate you will have a wonderful memory book to look back on and see how your child has changed from 1 year to the next! :)

Emily’s first day of preschool

Emily's first day of preschool

FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR – September 2014 – Back To School

Published August 30, 2014 by MisMandie

The September 2014 calendar is here!!!!  Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creators.

It is created in Open Office (Word editable) so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her  first day of school,  holidays, dance classes and other events!

Previous calendars have images for art classes, fire hall meetings, doctors appointments, craft shows, dentists, and birthdays, even our puppy Scooter’s Birthday! See Jan Calendar Post ,  Feb Calendar PostMarch Calendar PostApril Calendar PostMay Calendar Post, June Calendar Post, July Calendar Post, and August Calendar Post  for additional images and ideas! :)

Download Sept 2014 calendar  Calendar Here

 

FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR – August 2014 – Dance Recital Theme

Published August 2, 2014 by MisMandie

August 2014 calendar is here, a little late, but better than never…   Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creators.

It is created in Open Office (Word editable) so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her  art classes, fire hall meetings,  holidays, dance classes and other events!     :)

Previous calendars have images for doctors, craft shows, dentists, and birthdays, even our puppy Scooter’s Birthday! See Jan Calendar Post ,  Feb Calendar PostMarch Calendar PostApril Calendar PostMay Calendar Post, June Calendar Post, and July Calendar Post for additional images and ideas! :)

Download Aug 2014 Calendar Here

 Calendar Here

 

Are you simply changing the words without addressing the feelings behind them?

Published June 29, 2014 by MisMandie

Nothing is a more telling window into a woman’s mind and soul than the words and actions that come out of her children.

I have been so enamored by the way that my friends children and my own speak to each other lately that I can’t help but smile just thinking about it.

They range from the amazing and sweet moments where they say things like  “I love you, pumpkin!” or “Honey, we can’t do that right now…I’m sorry. and “Isn’t she so precious?”   “What a Cutie Patutie!”   As a mama I swell with pride knowing they truly love and care for one another and want to make sure they show it…….

Then there are the slightly less sweet moments that make you step back a bit.  Such as  the day we were at Walmart in the kid’s craft aisle and my own little one looks over at one of the kits that revolved around a fire truck and comes out withThat would be a great one for me and daddy to do together…..If he ever gets his a** out of bed!!”  Standing there surrounded by 3 other mothers and their kids and getting a lot of judgmental looks I didn’t know if I should laugh or correct her…. I simply reminded her that those were “at home words”.   But she said it in such a cute and sweet way and was simply joking and picking on daddy never intending it to be taken in a mean or nasty way.

You see, in our house, we don’t shelter her from the real world and we even allow her to use such words so long as she uses them correctly and politely.  (she can say “You need to sit on your a**” but she cannot say “You are an a**”)  After all, it is the sentiment behind the words that is offensive not the word itself.  That said, I know that not everyone agrees with this thought, and so we make sure that she knows that in public we need to avoid those words so that we do not offend anyone who feels differently.

I find so often that the focus is put on making sure kids are not using the “bad words” rather than not using the “bad emotions”.   Can you really tell me there is a difference between a child using the word “butt” instead of “a**” or the word “crap” instead of “sh**”  if you have anger or resentment in your tone, then the word is not the issue.

Just a little something to thing about the next time you catch yourself or your child substituting the words but still keeping the nastiness of the feelings behind them….

 

FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR – July 2014 – Red, White and Blue

Published June 27, 2014 by MisMandie

Just finished up the new July 2014 calendar!!!!  Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creators.

It is created in Word so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her  ballet classes, art classes, fire hall meetings,  holidays, fair week and daddy’s Birthday (he is a truck driver if you couldn’t guess lol)   :)

Previous calendars have images for doctors, craft shows, dentists, and birthdays, even our puppy Scooter’s Birthday! See Jan Calendar Post ,  Feb Calendar PostMarch Calendar PostApril Calendar PostMay Calendar Post, and June Calendar Post for additional images and ideas! :)

Download July Calendar Here

FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR – June 2014 – Summer Fun

Published May 25, 2014 by MisMandie

June 2014 calendar is here!!!!  Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creators.

It is created in Word so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her  art classes, fire hall meetings,  holidays and even our puppy Scooter’s Birthday!     :)

Previous calendars have images for doctors, craft shows, dentists, and birthdays, even our puppy Scooter’s Birthday! See Jan Calendar Post ,  Feb Calendar PostMarch Calendar PostApril Calendar Post, and May Calendar Post for additional images and ideas! :)

Download june 2014  Calendar Here

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