One Sheet So Many Possibilities!

One Sheet So Many Possibilities!

I have come across several pins for what they call “One Sheet Wonders” or “OSW”.  I’m intrigued!  How can you make so many cards out of one beautiful piece of paper?  It also allows me to feel much less guilty about cutting up some of my pretty Close To My Heart Paper.

So I decided to take the plunge and give it a try.  This post is going to be in a couple of parts because I’m a busy working mama and I can’t seem to sit down long enough to get all of my cards done at once!

Selection of Birthday Cards

They were actually really easy to put together.  One of my secrets to getting them put together so quickly is that I started with some pretty card blanks as a base.  They are relatively inexpensive and come with the envelopes ready to go.

There are a ton of pins out there on Pinterest but after searching a ton of them, this is the one I ended up getting my template from.  I modified

So here are my first two cards.  What do you think?


By the way…I already ended up using both of these!!  Beautiful cards go quickly!

I’ve finally managed to get two more done.  I love how they turned out.  What do you think?

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Happy Halloween! 🎃

It’s been nearly a year since last Halloween and I’m still in LOVE with our family Halloween costume.  I know the days of getting the kids to agree to a theme are quickly coming to an end so I knew I needed to act quickly in having all 3 of our pumpkins dress alike.

So we decided to go with a bee theme!

  • Daddy – Bee Keeper
  • Mom – Flower
  • Big Sis – Bee
  • Big Brother – Bee Hive
  • Baby Brother – Bee

It was an easy theme for us to put together and we got so many compliments.  I just love how it turned out!

In case you are wondering how you can re-create elements of this family costume yourself, here are a few of the things that I used:

Mom’s Flower Headband

Baby’s Costume

  • Moby Wrap (by the way…I LOVE my Moby wrap!!!)
  • The hat, wrap, and booties were handmade – email me if you are interested

Daddy’s Beekeeper Costume

Brother’s Beehive Costume

I hope you enjoy!!

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Bring the Spa into your Shower – DIY Shower Bombs

Bring the Spa into your Shower – DIY Shower Bombs

I don’t know about you, but my showers are my mini retreats.  Unfortunately, with three kids, it’s usually much quicker than I’d like.  I’ve found a way to make the most of whatever time I get by bringing in elements of relaxation when I can.  One of my favorite ways to do this is by making these DIY Shower Bombs.

Relaxation Shower Bombs

They are so inexpensive and easy to make and transport me away for a few minutes while I relax and melt away under the steamy hot water.  Trust me, you want these too!

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Ingredients/Supplies:

(That’s it!!)

How to Make:

  1. Pour a good amount of baking soda in a bowl (I don’t measure, I just pour what looks good)
  2. SLOWLY add water.  You want the mixture just wet enough to be able to scoop up with your hand and squeeze into a ball.  The wetter your mixture, the longer it takes to dry.
  3. Place the mixture into your silicone mold (I’ve used mini-muffin tins in the past so if that’s all you have, go for it!)
  4. Bake at 250 degrees for as long as it takes to dry.  I typically leave it for an hour or so but check to make sure yours is completely dry.  Alternatively – you can let them air dry for 1-3 days.  (I usually don’t have enough patience to wait for that).
  5. Remove from the mold and let cool.
  6. After they are cool, add 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil to the top.
  7. Store in an airtight container.  I don’t go fancy and keep mine in a plastic storage container.
Baking Soda, Water and Essential Oil is all you Need
You should be able to scoop up and form into a ball in your hands.

Fill your mold.  You’ll see in this picture that the top looks wet in this picture.  The moisture will settle to the top.  I usually attempt to pour some of this off but whatever doesn’t come off will dry in the oven.

Water will Settle to the Top but will Bake Out

After they cool, add the essential oil.


Add a few to your shower floor and…

ENJOY!!!

I like to keep a plastic storage container in my bathroom cupboard full of shower bombs.  They keep really well and are really convenient to grab one or two and put in my shower when I’m ready for a break.  I may only have a few minutes but these shower bombs never fail to help me relax and feel like I’m in a spa.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and have fun making your own DIY shower bombs.  If you would like more like this from The Crafty Organized Mom, please sign up for our mailing list.  When you do, we’ll send you a free Family Meeting E-Guide + Family Meeting Printable.