When Life Gives You Lemons..MAKE LEMONADE! {New prints}

This last spring, I went to SNAP conference (It’s a blogging conference) and heard Alex Boye sing this song. He hadn’t released it yet, but it STUCK WITH ME. I couldn’t wait until it came out on Itunes and NOW IT HAS! You can find it HERE. But the message of the song is what stuck with me.

There are so many lessons that I want to teach my kids about life. I love teaching them through words, but I mostly love teaching them through example. This is a lesson that I think EVERY KID needs to learn:

Yes, we have all heard it before, When life gives you lemons…make lemonade.

Have you had lemons? I know I have! Let’s remind our kids that lemons ARE going to come into our lives. It’s necessary for growth, for change and for improvement. Sometimes we bring those lemons on ourselves, but most times, I think they just come. BUT the lesson comes in HOW WE DEAL WITH THEM!

Let’s teach them how to MAKE LEMONADE out of them.

What does that mean? As we experience trials, road bumps, or BIG potholes in life, take a step back and look at the big picture. As we see our lemons for what they are, we can learn how we can LEARN from them..and USE them to help improve, mold and sweeten us to become better! Looking back at times in my life where I have struggled, I can see how those times have made me a more empathetic, kind, and loving person. Experiences in life ┬áthat we have, unique or not, make us and change us. How we deal with them will make us better or bitter. Let’s choose the better and teach our kids how to do the same.

I’m hanging these up in my new home to help my kids remember to make lemonade out of the lemons in their life. I’m hoping the visual reminder with stick with them. :)

You can get your own set (which will each include a 5×7 and 8×10 of each of the prints in digital form) by clicking HERE to get to my shop!

Happy Lemonade making!




First and Last Day of School Photo Signs and Interviews for PRESCHOOL

Well, one thing that I can always count on when writing a blog is that you remind me when I have forgotten something! :)

A few weeks ago, I gave you out complete sets of Back to School photo cards and interviews for the first and last day of school, but I forgot PRESCHOOLERS! So for all your wee little munchkins who are starting preschool this fall, here are your cards for them:

To Download the Preschool Printables, click on the links below:

First and Last Day of Preschool Photo Signs

First Day of Preschool Interview

Last Day of Preschool Interview

For anyone who missed them. You can find the rest of the interviews by clicking HERE.

You can also find all of the photo signs for the rest of the school years by clicking HERE.

I hope the beginning of the school year has gone SO well for you!


Custom Family Armed in Righteousness Prints {new printable}

There are so many things I LOVE about this time of year. I think the beginning of school is such an exciting time. Each year we have a theme that we keep as a goal for the year. Last year, this was one of my ideas, but when one of my friends wrote asking for some help with this theme for this year, it definitely made me excited to do it for our family too. Last year, my family memorized the scriptures right before this passage in Ephesians 6:11-13, so I thought it would be perfect to do the next few verses as well.

I decided as well to open this up to all of you as well. I can’t wait to show you what else I will do with this. (We start school next week, so our back to school dinner will be this next Sunday). Take a look at this fun Family print I made to remind my kids to put on the whole armor of God each day:

I even got my baby involved! :)

If you have to have one for you family too, you are in luck as I am taking on some Custom Orders for this print right now!

The normal price for this custom order 11×14 print is $50, but I will be running a special for 2 weeks where you can get it for $35.

There is a TON of customization you can do, so when you order, be sure to either leave a note to seller when checking out with your preferences/customization or you can email me at kikicreates at gmail dot com.

I cannot wait to see your family all ‘armored’ up as well! :)

You can order your custom print HERE.

You can also grab these free reminder cards over at Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke today:

See you there!

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