A Happy Spider craft

A Happy Spider craft

A Halloween playgroup calls for some spooky fun. Luckily it’s not too scary, but a lot of fun.

We read the book The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carl. Eric Carl’s books are some of my favorite. They add lots of color along with basic shapes for great images. This specific book was a 2nd reader book.

After we read we headed to the tables to make our own spider craft. Parents had the opportunity to draw spider webs with a Sharpie. The older kids also did the spider webs. We all used the stamp spiders.

Let me explain this is not a perfect spider. As one, I don’t believe in perfect and two were focusing on having fun and learning at the same time.

I took toilet paper rolls and cut four legs in each side then cut the “body” portion in the middle. A paper plate and Crayola black washable paint and viola!
I decided to give the kids googly eyes as well, because everyone loves google eyes!

You can also draw a spider if you don’t want to do the paint. A simple oval, eight legs and a smile for a not so scary spider. Let the kids decide what color they want or how many eyes or legs to give the spider. We want them to use their imagination.

I would love to see what you create with these!
Happy Halloween 🎃





Bible Journaling Bookmarks Printable

Bible Journaling Bookmarks Printable

I am really excited to share these with you today.  I am aware that not everyone knows about the coloring craze, Hey, I am even aware that most people do not realize that visuals can help you retain information!

After a discussion during my Bible study about disciplines and reading the bible and so many people saying they just don’t have the time, I had suggested a coloring book with bible verses.

It can be used as meditation, does not take long, and for us busy moms who have littles running around we can even color with them.

I realized that a coloring bookmark would be a great gift to share with the group. I drew them for the group and decided to share with all of you as a FREE pdf printable.

There are 5 of the same bookmarks on each page.  Color them in, laminate them or even share with your own bible study or journaling group. I did print mine out on a 65lb Cardstock so they would hold up a little better.  They are also sized so that they will fit in the margin of a journaling bible as well (2 x 7.3).

The back of these are blank, so you can always write a personalized note to a friend and drop it in the mail.

bookmark friend pdf

bookmark stars pdf

Thank you for sharing with your friends! And don’t forget to tag @organizedcoach after you have colored them in.

The Three Traps that stop you

The Three Traps that stop you

I Love reading Blogs and different articles online. I also feel that keeping them to myself isn’t fair to you. So, today I’m sharing a great blog that I just read.

Ruth Soukup, is a blogger at Living Well Spending Less, New York Times Best Selling Author, and all around smart woman! She has a blog and academy focused on blogging.  Now I am not in her class and do not receive any type of kick back from her. When reading her bog today I could relate. I feel that these traps that stop us from being the best version of ourselves are true for everyone; not just bloggers.

At different stages and times in my life I have experienced all of these self induced traps; Overwhelm, “I Can’t, and Comparison. The article gives simple tips to help overcome these.  So, in true Christine fashion I drew them out and and wanted to share with all of you. Check out her blog Avoid Getting Stuck.


I hope you enjoy the visual notes as well as the blog share!