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Crafty Door Sign

Knock Knock (Bark Bark, Wahhhhhh!!!) & a Free Printable

The Dog that Barks Loudly            

I have a dog. A big one. His barks are loud and thunderous even though he’s a total lover.

I also have kids that nap.

Are you seeing where I am going with this?

The doorbell sends the house into complete and total chaos – with dog barking and running, kids waking up and screaming (and then also running) and me trying to shush and stop the frantic dog from crashing into the front door (have I mentioned he’s blind?).

Knock Knock Sharpie

I needed a solution, I had a Sharpie, and this is what I came up with. Hopefully they take the hint, because the tape on the doorbell wasn’t working! 😀

Crafty Door Sign

I wrapped a Styrofoam frame with burlap (because anything harder knocks on the door when it’s windy – UGH!), looped a black S with twine and added the faux succulent for a splash of drought resistant color. I stuck the sign on the S with some Scotch mounting squares and hung my new creation on my door, with a little prayer for some sweet silence.

On the Door

I had a friend that said, ” I NEED THAT!” so I thought… hmm… maybe there might be more of us out there, caught in the no-doorbells-at-naptime phase, so I whipped up a free printable for those of you with dogs or babies or BOTH!


Blessings & Prayers for Sweet Silent Naptimes,

– D

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Grandparent Love

Grandparent Love – Free Printable!

Don’t want to print? You can now order these as 11×14 prints or printed on canvas through my Zazzle Shop! More color choices & options are available – including the ability to modify the names at the top!

Who doesn’t love Grandparents? I mean they love and adore you, and they love, adore and spoil your children… they are what love is all about. Of course they can drive you nuts sometimes, but in this case the good outweighs the crazy, right? It’s always fun for me to come up with gifts for the grandparents – birthdays, father’s day, mother’s day, Christmas – I love the challenge of finding something really good.

On my side of the family, if my Mom cries then I know I did good, because that means she really appreciates it. The crying is a good thing – we are all ridiculously emotional, and in fact, I’m probably the worst. But when you get us in a room together, if one starts crying… within a minute the rest of us do too. My husband thinks we are all crazy, and while I wouldn’t challenge that opinion, I don’t mind it so much. Except when it happens in public. 😀

House Rules - Click to Download

House Rules – Click to Download

I was looking for a gift idea a while back for my father-in-law and came across this great sign on Pinterest, only when I clicked on it, the image didn’t lead me anywhere to purchase it or download it or anything. It was this wooden sign that had Grandparents’ House Rules on it. It was adorable! I was bummed I couldn’t find it anywhere, but then I thought to myself, why not just make one and frame it?

So I did! It was fun being able to choose my own fonts and eliminate the lines I wasn’t fond of. I didn’t take a picture of that first one I made, but when my Mom finished designing her new kitchen, I thought that the sign would be a great addition; a finishing touch to her new masterpiece.

In Grandma's Kitchen

In Grandma’s Kitchen


It was simple enough to do — after editing the sign a bit (I made hers custom, using her last name, and changed the color), I printed it out and went to my local craft store to get a frame, a mat, and some ribbon that coordinated with her kitchen. I slapped it all together and tied a bow for the corner to give it some cuteness, and voila! Super cute Grandparent gift.

I know gifting doesn’t come easy to everyone, and sometimes it’s just hard to find the right thing. So I hope that this helps some of you out when inspiration isn’t speaking to you when you need it most!




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House Rules

Grandparents’ House Rules

Grandma's House RulesUpdated December 2013 – Grandma’s House Rules – available here (in two colors):





Don’t want to print? You can now order these as 11×14 prints or printed on canvas through my Zazzle Shop! More color choices & options are available – including the ability to modify the names at the top!


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