R & R Workshop

Light the World through serving one another - #LIGHTtheWORLD

Mormon.org is launching the #LIGHTtheWORLD project on December 1st. I'm so excited about this project. I think it will be a great way for families, communities and friends to come together and help one another. December 1st will begin a world wide day of service and ending on the 25th of December. Each day there will be a different video and ways we can share the light of Christ through service.



Day 15 is Jesus Worshipped through song and so can you. Music has always been a big part of my life. My mother played piano and taught my sisters and I growing up. I sang in choir for school, church and we had many many recitals and performances. What I remember most of my childhood is the way music made me feel and how uplifting music really speaks to me.  It brings me peace. We can help one another by sharing uplifting music on social media, inviting friends to Church to sing hmyns and worship god. Sharing our talents if you play a musical instrument or sing. Singing in a local choir or at an assisted living.



Now that my children are a little bit older, they have asked to help serve and I love that they have that desire. My son asked if he could donate some of his money to a homeless shelter so we will be calling to see what kinds of things we can buy and take to them. For more ideas, go to justserve.org and find where you can help in your community. We will be doing service as a family such as random acts of kindness to friends and strangers. There are so many things we do do to help one another.



I created this printable so you can hang it in your home to help remind us that we can be a light and help those around us.



All R & R Workshop prints are for personal use only.

I hope you will join us this holiday season in serving one another and lifting one another's burdens. Let's #LIGHTtheWORLD this Christmas season.


Our Christmas Card and Shutterfly Giveaway! ($100 value!)


When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was look through all our Christmas cards we received. Reading about family and friends and seeing their pictures was just so fun to me. Social media and FB have made it easier to connect with each other, but I think we all still love a note in the mail from a friend or family. I still look forward to recieving Christmas cards and sending them to loved ones who live far away. 

We made our Christmas cards with Shutterfly again this year and as always I'm super impressed! I love all the ways you can customize cards such as font, edging (the scallops are my favorite!), how many photos, colors etc. They definitely have improved year after year and I can't wait to see what more we can customize next year!


Thanks to Shutterfly, I have a $100 Giveaway for anything on their site! So many gift ideas - some of my favorites are ornaments, placemats, and photobooks of course!

Enter the giveaway below and share with your friends! Good luck :)

The Giveaway will end Monday, December 5th at 11:59 PM. 
Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new 
winner will be picked. Giveaway for Canada/US residents only.


This is a sponsored post by Shutterfly but as always, all opinions are my own. 

Gather Together Print and Place Cards (Free Printables)

One of the things I love about the holidays gathering together and being with family. Family, friends, loved ones- It's just a wonderful time to be together and grateful for what we have. I made these cute place cards and print to have in our home since we will be having lots of visitors for Thanksgiving and Christmas.


 The place cards I printed names in white, but I also made white version as well for you to write your names. You can also use a white marker and write on the chalkboard version! Whatever you prefer :)


I loved each of these sayings because it pretty much sums up the holidays! I made this print to put on our table at Thanksgiving but could use them for Christmas as well! I still have my print on our table and may leave it there through Christmas :) If you are having a pie night- this would go perfectly as well! Get the free print below.


Download and Print Gather Together print here
Download the Place Cards in black here. White version here.

For more free holiday printables:

20+ Holiday Printables

Christmas Music Song Sheets (Great for Christmas parties!)

Printable Dear Santa Letter

Somewhere in my Memory- Free print (Lyrics from Home Alone!)

Princess Ice Cream Party



So excited to share this fun party with you! A little bit about our theme.. early in the summer my daughter started talking about a princess party. I shared on Instagram about the cutest ice cream cone bubbles I found and I knew that was it! Princesses and Ice Cream= heaven for a 5 year old :)

Fast forward to October, we started talking more about what she wanted to do/have at her party. We only do birthday parties for our kiddos every couple of years so this was her first friend birthday party. We kept it small with 4 little friends.


Thanks to Oriental Trading, we found exactly what we needed for her party! When I think of Ice Cream parlor, I think of stripes. So once I found the striped table cloth- that was the jumping off point!

The tent added the Ice cream parlor feel we were looking for. I knew most of our budget would go to decor but I love that I will be able to use some of the items again and again. One thing I've learned from planning parties is not spend all your money on things that you will never use again! The flowers and garland were things we already had and use in her room. I love shopping my house for party decor too :)


Each girl came dressed in their favorite princess dress and received a crown to wear! Oriental Trading had some many to choose from- it was hard to narrow it down!


The girls  played a fun game of Pin the Cherry on the Ice Cream cone. You can get the free printable here. Such a great game for kids of any age!


We kept the food simple with ice cream, a couple toppings, sprinkles of course and cupcakes! These cute cupcakes I bought at our local grocery store and they were perfect and tied in our princess theme. But the ice cream bowls and spoons were one of my favorite parts! The girls loved picking out their toppings for ice cream and using the cute little spoons to eat. 



I loved hearing their little conversations and giggles!


The highlight of the party was face painting by Rapunzel! We thought face painting would be a fun activity and I kept it a secret that Rapunzel was going to come. I wish I could show you their faces when the saw her. Priceless! If you are local to Utah, check out Purple Monkey Paints- Amber was amazing!  We can't thank her enough! 




It was a successful party, indeed! One happy 5 year old! 



Thanks again to Oriental Trading and Purple Monkey Paints!

Sources:
White Tabletop Tent- Oriental Trading
Ice Cream Dishes- Oriental Trading
Goldtone Crowns- Oriental Trading
Pink/White Striped Tablecloth- Oriental Trading
Flower Garland- Target
Cake Stand- Target
Chalkboard- Walmart
Princess Crown (on birthday girl)- H&M
Ice Cream Cone Bubbles- Dollar Tree
Invites- R & R Workshop Prints
Printables- R & R Workshop

Printables:


This post is on behalf of Oriental Trading and provided some items for this party. As always, all opinions are my own.

Pin the Cherry on the Ice Cream Cone Game (Free Printable)

My daughter had her 5th birthday last week and we had a blast at her Ice Cream & Princess Birthday Party!! I wanted to share all the printable and invites first before I share all the details of the party tomorrow!

I shared on instagram some cute ice cream cone bubbles I found and that decided our theme for her party. The invites were so fun for me to design. When I think of Ice cream parlor, I think of stripes, so that and something that continued throughout her party.


You can order the invites here for your own party. I can customize them to your color preference as well!

We played a fun game called Pin the Cherry on the Ice Cream Cone! It was a hit and great game for any age. 


I will be sharing more details of the Ice Cream & Princess Party so stay tuned! 
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