Thursday, July 10, 2014

July Break




July has arrived and life is good! We are spending time swimming, playing tennis, golfing, and of course making time to sketch. The craziness of the school year has taught me that slowing down a little during the summer is ok. In fact, I've decided it's just plain necessary.

Late August will be here in a blink of an eye, and my kids will go racing back to school, homework, sports and more, so while they are around this summer, I've decided to take a little blogging break and enjoy the long days and warm nights to just hang out.

I plan to pop in here and there, as well as give a peak in at our exciting vacation up ahead... But for the most part, you'll find me lazing by the pool! Feel free to email with any questions or thoughts, and I promise to dry off long enough to answer.

Hope you are enjoying the summer as much as I am!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Free Printable Reading /Video Game Log

Free Printable Reading/Video Game Log by B.Nute productions
Summer break is here, and although my kids will be very active with swim team, tennis lessons, golf, traveling and more, I know we will still have lots of downtime.... downtime that if my son had his way would be spent playing video games.

I'm definitely not one to prohibit a little gaming. My kids like it and even my husband loves to join in on the weekends. Like everything, though, it needs to be in moderation. So, this summer we are starting something new. I've created a Reading/Gaming Log page to actively track their gaming time and their reading time. The initial plan is, for every minute they read, they will get a minute of game time. My daughter is a big reader, but my son on the other hand will read only every so often. He also thinks that 20 minutes of reading is a good amount... but when it comes to his iPad games, he can be engaged for 120 minutes and not blink an eye. I think this log will give the kids a chance to see how much time they do spend on these activities, and possibly modify it in the future and/or choose alternatives to gaming like possibly running around outside!

We'll see how it goes. I'll definitely report back mid-summer and let you know!

Free Printable Reading/Gaming Log
Free Printable Reading/Gaming Log by B.Nute productions

Instructions for Printing Your Reading/Gaming Log
1. Select link above, and print out from your browser. Use 8.5: x 11" paper.

2. Fill in your reading time and minutes and game time and minutes. In the balance column, subtract the gaming time from the reading time.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer is here!

The Essentials: Cool Summer Treats Card (and poster) by B.Nute productions
It's the last day of school, it's my birthday and my littlest one is officially done with elementary school. Phew! With all this goings-on it can only mean one thing, IT'S SUMMER TIME!! Yay, my favorite time of year. I'm definitely looking forward to long days at the pool, late nights hanging out in the back yard and a few popsicles too. But, for now, I think a nap sounds just perfect. Hope you have a wonderful summer planned too.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Free Printable School's Out for Summer Party Invitations

Free Printable School's Out for Summer Party Invitations by B.Nute productions
It's almost here... I can feel it! School is almost out for my kids and we are ready. Ready for sleeping in, ready for lots of swimming, ready for no homework, ready for lazy afternoons, ready for late nights playing outdoors, ready for summer!

To kick off the fun, I created a free printable "School's Out for Summer" party invitation. Perfect to print out, fill out and hand out to friends, neighbors and friends to get the summer festivities going. Enjoy!

Free Printable School's Our for Summer Party Invitation
Free Printable School's Out for Summer Party Invitations by B.Nute productions
Instructions for Printing Your School's Out Party Invitations
1. Select link above, and print out from your browser (print in landscape mode). Use card stock to give the invitations some weight.
2. Cut each card out.
3. Fill in with your party details, and get ready to celebrate!

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Free Printable Fill-in-the-Blank Funny Cover Letter

Free Printable Fill in the Blank Funny Cover Letter by B.Nute productions
Do you have a recent grad in the house? Someone looking for gainful employment?

Looking for a job these days can be quite a chore. Take a break and have a little fun with this free printable funny cover letter. Print it out and ask the job seeker for the words. Fill it out, then read it back for some good laughs. Sometimes even in the most challenging situations such as job hunting, a little humor can go a long way.

Good luck finding that perfect job!

Free Printable Fill-in-the-Blank Funny Cover Letter
Funny Fill in the Blank Cover Letter - Free Printable from B.Nute productions
Instructions for Making Your Fill in the Blank Cover Letter
1. Select the link above, and print out the page on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper. Print as many  needed so everyone can play. 
2. Quiz your friend or job seeker, then have them read their cover letter out loud once you have filled in the words for them.

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Free Printable Hand Painted Patriotic Digital Scrapbook Papers

Free Printable Hand Painted Patriotic Papers by B.Nute productions
Summer is almost upon us and it's time for some patriotic fun. Here are 2 hand painted digital scrapbook papers I created perfect for crafts or parties. Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day are all perfect occasions to pull out the red, white and blue.

The papers can be used to create a festive banner, cupcake toppers, or as a card or envelope. You can use them as wrapping paper, pinwheels, and or as a scrapbook paper for your summer memories. The uses are endless, so just print out and enjoy!

Free Printable Patriotic Digital Scrapbook Papers
Free Printable 12" x 12" Hand Painted Navy Stars Digital Scrapbook Paper by B.Nute productions
Free Printable 12" x 12" Hand Painted Red Stripes Digital Scrapbook Paper by B.Nute productions
Instructions to Print These Patriotic Craft Papers
1. Select one of the links below each image. Print out from your browser the image on an 8.5"x11" paper or card stock paper, depending on your craft project. (Note: The image is 12"x12")
2. Cut, glue, glitter and use however you'd like on your Valentine projects!

If you'd like to save the digital paper to your hard drive:
Select the link below each image. When viewing image, right-click (on PC) and select "Save Image As..." or option-click (on Mac) and select "Save Image As"
Printable items and digital scrapbook papers are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Tags

Free Printable "Vocab" Teacher Appreciation Tags by B.Nute productions
There's no denying it... my kids have really had some wonderful teachers through the years! We are so lucky. With the end of the school year approaching, it's time to find a little something to show how much I really appreciate all that they do, day in and day!
Free Printable "Vocab" Teacher Appreciation Tags by B.Nute productions
In light of the many vocabulary and spelling tests I've helped my kids prepare for, I thought it would be fun to make some free printable tags that best define how wonderful our teachers are. The tag is designed using a weathered piece of binder paper, and a dictionary style. I strung it with some twine-- I thought it looked great with the distressed feel.

So, print out a bunch of these, and tie them to a bouquet of flowers, a gift card, or any other gift you may be giving and let your child's teach know just how much they are appreciated!

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Tags
Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Tags by B.Nute productions
Instructions for Making Your Teacher Appreciation Tags
1. Select the link above, and print out the page on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper. Print on white cardstock to give some weight to the tags. 
2. Cut out the tags, and use as you'd like! Punch a small hole and string with ribbon to put on a gift of any kind.

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.