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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

FREE St. Luke Coloring Page



What are you doing to celebrate St. Luke today? We ventured out and tried a new to us craft in honor of the patron of artists. We colored on fabric with crayons and then heat sealed the picture in!


Here is a cute color by number image of St. Luke for your little ones to color in. Enjoy!


Saturday, September 23, 2017

A FREE Cute St. Padre Pio Coloring Page


Here is a super cute free coloring page for St. Padre Pio, one of my all time favorite saints.  I usually say a quick little prayer asking his intercession while I am in line for confession and I often ask especially for the grace to see & confess the error of my ways.

What is something you love about this great saint?


 
Don't forget you can find all my free coloring pages listed here
http://life-love-sacred-art.blogspot.com/p/coloring-pages-activities.html
 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

7 No Sew All Saints Costume Tips: You Don't Have to Be a Seamstress to Make Awesome Costumes



We love All Saints Day and happily anticipate the costume creating around here. You might think it is a wee bit early to start thinking about All Hallows Eve but really it is just a little more than a couple months away! I have sewn some costumes in the past but most often I don't have time to sew a complete outfit and my guess is that average busy moms don't either.

Plan ahead by choosing the saints and study them. You can study their lives learning about the period they lived and some of their virtues and qualities. This will be helpful when it comes time to put together a costume and enrich little ones faith. Here are seven tips that I think super helpful which don't require you to be a seamstress!

1. Visit yard and rummage sales now! Even though summer is over people are still having sales in nice weather and is the perfect opportunity to find great deals.

 2. Head to the dollar or thrift store for accessories like glasses, hats & jewelry.

3. Think 70's & 80's there are many antique fashions revived in those decades and you can find some costumes that require only some slight alteration for height and width!

Here is a great example. We found this awesome vintage dress at our parish rummage sale undoubtedly from the 70's with lace all over it. The perfect St. Zelie costume and all I had to do was bunch up the sides and safety pin it: instant alteration plus bonus faux bustle. 

4. Handy instant alteration tools: safety pins, stitch witchery, and a glue gun. Most one day use costumes won't require you to dig out a sewing machine! You can add trim with a glue gun and quickly take in an outfit with safety pins or hem a garment with a fuse tape like stich witchery.

5. Repurpose old store bought costumes or even nightgowns (like the Disney princess kind) many female saints were royalty. For boys think about how to tweak pirate, king, star wars, or knight costumes.

6. Shop Etsy and Amazon for ready made costumes!

7. Forget about trying to sew and attach hot facial hair. You can use your makeup as face paint and a little coconut oil rubbed in followed with soap to take it off at the end of the day. Eye liner in black or brown can help to make great beards/ moustaches and lightly applied you can draw on wrinkles cause some saints were old people!

I pray you have fun planning your costumes and that this post may be of help.

If you plan a party check out the links below for great ideas and also explore the awesome All Saint printables that will make planning a breeze!
Shower of Roses -
Training Happy Hearts-
A Slice of Smith Life-
Pinot Noir and Prayers -
Sweeping up Joy -
The Kennedy Adventures -
Under Thy Roof -

                                                             All Saints Bingo Game

Cute All Saints Party Printables

Friday, August 4, 2017

Used Curriculum Sale {and a giveaway too}




There is a great curriculum sale hop going on over at Shower of Roses that we hopped on too! Thanks for stopping by this sale! Shipping(USA only) rates are as follows and all items will be shipped via media mail:  1-3 items for $5 and 4+ items for $7.  I will reply in the comments as quickly as I can and mark things as sold in the original post.  Please comment with the items you want and I will email you a total and invoice you through PayPal. I will be adding more this week as I go through things so check back. You can enter the giveaway through the raffle copter widget at the end of this post.

https://showerofroses.blogspot.com/2017/08/book-sale.html



Check out the rest of the sale over at Shower of Roses.


Wonder of Science:$6   Wonder of Science2:$6   Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework: $3 Art Fun: $5 Craft History Activity Book: $5 Selling Spelling to Kids: $3 Spelling Grade6: $2


Golden Song Book(Hard Back) 56 songs: $7  Sing an Old Song( Paper back) 10 beautiful Traditional Catholic hymns in calligraphy: $4 (I have 5 copies available)  

Behold & See: $15  Science 2: $12



https://www.catholicmommyblogs.com/shop/children/educational/catholic-preschool-printables/

Catholic Preschool Printables (Digital Download PDF): $12

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SaongJai?ref=search_shop_redirect&section_id=14701090
Catholic Preschool Printables Cursive(Digital Download PDF): $12
Cute Saint Awards (Digital Download PDF) $5

And now for the Giveaway! 5 winners will be selected to receive 3 PDF printables: Catholic Preschool Printables, Large Cute Saint ABC Flash Cards, and a set of Cute Saint Awards. the giveaway is open to anyone and runs 8/5/17-8/13/17.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Free Cute Sacred Heart of Jesus Coloring Page for Your Little Ones


One of my favorite Sacred Heart prayers is a line from a St. Jude Novena:


"May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved, and preserved through out the world now and forever. "


When I was younger my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer and we prayed the St. Jude novena together as a family kneeling on the steps in our living room. I remember my dad so fervently leading us all in this novena for his beloved mother, my Nanny. To this day it is one of my go to prayers...sometimes I even find myself saying that line just because.

Need more info on novenas or just an easy reminder to help stay on track while praying? Check out Pray More Novenas


The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. So here is a cute free coloring page for your little ones and a list of great resource links for celebrating!

Shower Of Roses - Sacred Heart of Jesus

A Slice of Smith Life - Ways to Celebrate the Month of the Sacred Heart

The Kennedy Adventures - Catholic Saints Books for June






You can find a collection of all the FREE coloring pages here

http://life-love-sacred-art.blogspot.com/p/coloring-pages-activities.html


Monday, May 1, 2017

Come Pray and Play: Our Lady of Fatima and the Joyful Mysteries Printable VBS} And a Giveaway too!



It is complete! I have spent a heap of hours on this huge printable VBS program. It is 20 pages longer that last's year's Way of Mercy VBS.


Come Pray & Play VBS program is built around the call to pray from Our Lady of Fatima and the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. I want to show our children how to pray and live a joyful life.
The Joyful Mysteries are a great way to reflect on the cause of our joy, Jesus! The goal is encourage a prayer life and the saints we chose are ones that loved to pray. Apparitions/Devotions highlighted are: OL Fatima, OL Mt Carmel, OL Kibeho, Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Saints highlighted are: St. Pope JPII, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Padre Pio, St. Gianna Molla, and St. Maximilian Kolbe.

This printable PDF download is a resource guide of 59 pages including a general outline, resource suggestions, name tags, posters, certificate, coloring pages, and crafts.

 

Even if you aren't planning a VBS, this printable would be a great summer activity resource.

 

I have created a facebook support group for this VBS program called Come Pray & Play VBS that anyone can join to share ideas and ask me questions. I am posting a special $5 OFF coupon in there good thru 5/13/2017.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1981128132116527/


There are two shopping options for this awesome printable. You can buy it on Etsy or over at Peter's Square.



I am super excited about the anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima and love celebrating special occasions with my children. Here are some links to Fatima posts from blogs I love that may help you celebrate too:
  

Now for the Giveaway that is open to anyone starting 5/2/20/17 and ending 5/9/2017 {I will be selecting 5 winners to receive a copy of Come Play and Pray PDF program and 1 winner to receive a prayer bag from Give Him 5 and Come Play and Pray PDF}


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hurry the Catholic Preschool Printables are on Sale for One Week Only at Peter's Square!


https://peterssquare.com/product/catholic-preschool-printables/
Have you all heard about Peter's Square? Regina Magazine just ran this article " The New Catholic Etsy" by Chiara Finaldi! Peter's Square is like a Catholic Etsy of sorts, an online market place for Catholic sellers. I love it because you can feel great about your purchase for 2 awesome reasons.
https://peterssquare.com/


1. You are supporting hard working Catholic families or individuals that share your values.


2. Your purchase supports great causes because the sellers donate a portion of their proceeds to charities.


I have a shop there and am having a sale of my Catholic Preschool Printables for one week only! You get over 80 pages of letter, number, and shape practice plus coloring pages for just $12 regularly on SALE for a limited time for $8


https://peterssquare.com/product/catholic-preschool-printables/

The best part about this resource is that you can use it for all the preschoolers you will ever have because there are no restrictions to your home use of the product!


If you would like to sneak a peak at it a while back I wrote a post here which includes a short video and some great suggestions for using the printables!

Etsy Shop recive 10% off with Code: LLSA10