Saturday, June 20, 2009

DIY for a heartfelt Father's Day

Here are some simple yet sincere DIY ideas for celebrating Dad this weekend...courtesy of Gorbella's.

*Printable "You're My Hero" card from Just click, print, and color!

*Make a Word Cloud. First, ask your children to tell you at least 8 words that describe Dad.
Write them down. Then go to and follow the instructions for making
a word cloud all about Dad. Print it out and WHA-LA! Instant customized card. For something
extra special, print your word cloud onto an iron-on transfer and make Dad a T-shirt.

*Celebrate on Saturday. Father’s Day starts early at our local Whole Foods Market.
From 3-5pm this Saturday, Dads will be treated to FREE Sliders ‘n Suds at many Whole Foods stores in the US. Check the website for details.

*Cherished Handprints. You may remember the footprint Father’s Day craft hosted by
Gorbella’s last year. This year, do handprints! Handprint Poem: Ten tiny fingers,
that always want to play, That never stop exploring that wonder of today,
Ten tiny fingers, that from the very start, Will reach out for tomorrow yet always hold your heart.

*Photo bookmark. Find a favorite photo of your child(ren), or take one really quick,
print it out and glue it on a strip of construction or colored paper (approx 1”x6”), punch a
hole at the top and tie a ribbon thru the hole to make a custom bookmark for Dad.

*Cook up something special for Dad. This recipe is featured in Gorbella’s Family
Friendly Cookbook! Make it for Dad ~ he’ll love it!

Troy Aikman Breakfast Pizza
1 can Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 lb Bulk Pork Sausage
1 c Frozen Hash Browns; Thawed
1 c Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
5 Eggs
1/4 c Milk
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
1/4 c Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 375F. Separate and place crescent
rolls flat on an ungreased pizza pan; press together
as if making a pizza crust. Crumble and brown sausage;
drain. Spread sausage over crust. Sprinkle with thawed
hash browns; then top with Cheddar cheese. Beat eggs
with milk, salt, and pepper; poour over top of pizza.
Top with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.

*Burn a CD with sentimental Daddy-Child songs.
Here is a suggested playlist, just search for and download the MP3s!
-Cinderella, by Steven Curtis Chapman
-Love Without End, Amen, by George Strait
-Find Your Wings, by Mark Harris
-You Raise Me Up, by Josh Groban
-Just the Two of Us, by Will Smith
-Sweet Child of Mine, by Guns 'n Roses
-There You'll Be, by Faith Hill
-Butterfly Kisses, by Bob Carlisle

*For more heartfelt Father's Day ideas, check out Lamp Unto My Feet.