Behavior Jars and a Silhouette Promo!

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Discipline is a hard thing, especially with a 6, 4, and almost 2 year old in the house. Throw in the fact that I’m 39 weeks pregnant with number 4, and you can imagine why the subject of behavior has become a frequent discussion in our household lately. After an especially challenging week with my boys last month, Joel and I decided to try a new discipline strategy. Time outs haven’t been super successful in our home recently, and we’ve wanted to encourage the boys’ good behavior rather than just disciplining the bad, so we came up with a new plan that we’ve heard has worked well for several of our friends.

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I’m sure you’ve heard of similar ideas, but basically, each boy has his own jar, and good behavior earns a pom pom into the jar. Sometimes it’s a large pom pom, sometimes it’s a small one, but we try to recognize any little thing they do that is positive throughout the day. And of course, when they make a choice that’s not so great, we take a pom pom out. As a family, we decided on a prize for each of them before we started, and when the jar gets full, they get the reward. Weston is already the proud new owner of a Ninja Turtles costume, and Wyatt earned a computer game that he’s been wanting.

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So far, I’d say it’s been really successful. Now that we’ve done it for a few weeks, I have to remind myself to be consistent, but overall it’s been very positive for all of us. Have you ever tried a similar idea? How has it worked for you?

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Joel picked up the jars and a huge bag of pom poms at Michaels, and I made a label for each jar using one of my favorite products, Silhouette’s clear sticker paper.

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I used the print & cut feature, and in just a few minutes had my labels ready to go! Here’s a quick video about the print & cut feature…

Now I’m imagining everything else that I need to make labels for… My pantry, my sewing room and office…

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Silhouette is offering a great promotion this month that includes their print & cut specialty media, and you can go HERE (affiliate link) and use code “ADO” to get the discounts below!
If you already have a machine, you can go HERE and use the code “ADO” to get 30% off all the specialty media in stock! Woohoo!

   1 Silhouette CAMEO® plus the following print & cut related items:

·                   1 package of temporary tattoo paper

·                   1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper

·                   1 package of printable adhesive gold foil

·                   1 package of printable adhesive silver foil

·                   1 package of printable white sticker paper

·                   1 package of printable clear sticker paper

·                   1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas

·                     for $269.99 (MSRP $357.92)

OR

1 Silhouette Portrait™ plus the following print & cut related items:

·                   1 package of temporary tattoo paper

·                   1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper

·                   1 package of printable adhesive gold foil

·                   1 package of printable adhesive silver foil

·                   1 package of printable white sticker paper

·                   1 package of printable clear sticker paper

·                   1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas

§  For $129.99 ($237.92 MSRP)

30% off Silhouette Supplies and Materials!

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Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! I wanted to pop in quick today to give you a heads up that Silhouette is offering 30% off most in stock materials and supplies with code ADO, through January 18th! The promo code will also work on the popular Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, so if you’ve been wanting to purchase it, now is a great time!

DIY Custom Fridge Magnets and Silhouette Promo!

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Weston and I made some fun fridge magnets the other day while Wyatt was at school, and I’m going to show you how to make your own using your Silhouette machine!IMG_4513edit [Read more…]