Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Live Loudly Mini Prints!

We are over the top excited to have Kiki contributing here at Eighteen25 for rest of the year. She is as sweet as they come and extremely talented! I think my sisters and I each have at least one of Kiki's prints hanging in our homes. She's just THAT good. :) We just know you'll love her as much as we do!

Hi everyone! So happy to be here at eighteen25 as a contributor. My name is Kiki from Kiki and Company and I am excited to share free printables each month with you.

I love decorating every inch of my house. I love to create little moments where people can look and be inspired. Well, next month, I am beginning a new adventure of home schooling. I wanted my kids desks to be inspiring for them so I made these sweet little prints to help bring a little color to their space, but also help them to remember to Live Loudly, to live to be remembered and to know that each day is a new day to become someone better!

Who doesn't need these reminders:

I hope you will use them wherever you want to be inspired!

To download the free 4x6 Mini Prints: LIVE LOUDLY click on the link below:

To grab two more 4x6 mini prints, come on over to Kiki and Company today and get these:

You also don't want to miss out on these fun projects we've been doing at Kiki and Company this summer:




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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Perler Bead Notebook Covers

The kids have been busy with the perler beads again. This time they whipped up these fun notebook covers in no time at all. The possibilities are endless with this project. You could do any design of your choice... hello kitty? teenage mutant ninja turtle? Just google it. I'm sure someone's done it before and you can use their's as a pattern.  
• Perler Beads
• Large Clear Pegboard
• Ironing Paper or Parchment Paper
• 3" x 5" Notebooks
• Tacky Glue

The girls chose to do a heart pattern and a fun chevron pattern for their notebooks. They started with a white border of 15 across and 24 down and then filled in with their design. After we ironed their works of art, we used a little tacky glue to adhere them to the backs (the backs were all white and looked a little nicer than the fronts) of the notebooks.
They are pretty darn cute if we do say so ourselves. :)
Have you made anything fun with perler beads this summer?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer of Groupon | Celebrating our Anniversary

This post brought to you by Summer of Groupon. All opinions are 100% mine.

My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary last week. It's year SEVENTEEN for us!!

I took it upon myself to plan an evening out with this awesome guy of mine. We started things off trying something new... ARCHERY. It sounded fun and it was an indoor facility, so we didn't have to deal with the 100+ degree temps outside.


I found us a Groupon for Impact Archery that included two hours of range time for both of us for half off the regular price.  

All of the equipment is included so all we had to do was show up. When we first arrived, we were given a quick lesson, set up on our lanes and we were ready to go.   


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At first, my arrow had a hard time making it to the wall. And then I'd get it to the wall, only to have it bounce off and land on the floor. Pretty soon, I had the hang of it and I was finally hitting the target. I never got a bullseye, but I made it onto the paper (and I was pretty pleased with that).

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We had a great time and I can't wait to go back with the kids, I think they will have just as much fun as we did.  

The second part of our date included food... and that makes me happy. :) We headed over to the Rio Hotel & Casino for the Carnival World Buffet. I've always been a fan of the all-you-can-eat buffet, my husband... not so much. But, with over 300 dishes to choose from, I didn't hear him complain once. There are flavors to enjoy from all across the globe. I filled my plate with selections from Mexico and Italy. If you like to venture out more than I do, there's also sushi, crab legs, made-t0-order teppanyaki, barbecue ribs and steak. I couldn't help myself when it was time for dessert. I had to sample a little bit of everything. Homemade pies, cakes, pastries, gelato and cookies. We left with very full bellies.  

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When we got home, I couldn't wait to surprise the hubby with a special gift... his own pair of Beats by Dre Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. He's been wanting some since our girls opened their Beats up on Christmas morning. I'm sure he would have permanently borrowed theirs if they weren't pink and neon green. They seriously have THE BEST sound. It's kind of like having a private concert in your head. They're wireless, so you can stream music from any bluetooth device up to 30 feet away. And the ear pads are super comfortable with controls for managing your music and phone calls.  

Not only can you find great deals on Groupon for Summer Fun and Good Eats, but you can also find 1000's of Goods at fabulous prices too.

What's the last Groupon you've purchased? Did you know that every time you redeem a Groupon this summer you have a chance to win an awesome cash prize. Find out all the details HERE

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