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We all know Mother's Day is right around the corner and I am so excited to share with you my Free Mother's Day Printable in celebration of our awesome sauce moms that have that extra sprinking of amazing!

FREE MOTHERS DAY PRINTABLE

Printables are thoughtful gifts that won't break the bank & today's Free Mother's Day Printable is no exception.

You can print at home on best quality on card stock or you can print at your local office supply store for about a buck - just let them know you are framing and need the print on card stock or a presentation type paper.

You only need a standard frame and mat that has an 8" x 10" opening , and you have a lovely gift for less than $20.

Click here download your Free Mother's Day!

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Hi!  Happy (almost) Spring! How about a 8" x 10" Free Mason Jar Printable!

With the warm spring and summer nights soon upon us, the fireflies are beginning to make their nightly appearance. Remember catching fireflies when you were a kid? Sticking their glowy little butts on your fingers for rings. Okay, in my defense my family lived in the country and it was cheap entertainment, well that and the bug zapper.

Grab a mason jar, your kiddo and on the next warm night, catch a few fireflies and make a memory. The glow butts for jewelry was kinda mean and a bit messy, so maybe leave that part out.

Free Mason Jar Printable

 

Printables are a fun and inexpensive way to quickly refresh any room decor.

What I do in my home is slide the printable into a timeless, classy frame and then swap out the printables along with the seasons and holidays. Super Easy!

You only need a standard frame, pair it with a sweet mat, and you have a lovely piece of artwork for less than $20.

Next time you are looking for a fabulous, quick change-up in your home, a darling gift for a friend, or maybe a sweet, inspired quote for you home office, a printable may just be the perfect answer.

Click HERE to download your Free Mason Jar Printable!

I have to admit I don't go crazy with St. Patrick's Day decor but I do LOVE printables and great quotes! Today, I'm sharing with you a Free St. Patrick's Day Printable of my favorite Irish proverbs.

"May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door."

ALEX AND CO PRINTABLES - FREE ST PATRICKS DAY PRINT

 

And a little side-note for you…The true symbol of St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day is the three-leaf clover or shamrock that represents the Holy Trinity. Ask any proud Irishman and believe me they will set you straight! Darn that Lucky the Leprechaun!

Printables are a fun and inexpensive way to quickly refresh any room decor.

What I do in my home is slide the printable into a timeless, classy frame and then swap out the printables along with the seasons and holidays. Easy Peasy!

You only need a standard frame, pair it with a sweet mat, and you have a lovely piece of artwork for less than $20.

Next time you are looking for a fabulous, quick change-up in your home, a darling gift for a friend, or maybe a sweet, inspired quote for you home office, a printable may just be the perfect answer.

Click HERE to download your Free St. Patrick’s Day Printable!

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I have tried my fair share of roasts in my slow cooker only to be disappointed that the meat was too tough or the vegetables were overdone. Not only that but roasts are crazy expensive. I haven't given up on roasts entirely, but I'm definitely taking a break from them and turning my slow cooker attention to foods that are a little easier on the pocketbook. I'm starting with potatoes! Potatoes are usually under $4 for a 10 pound bag. That's the perfect price to practice these slow cooker potato recipes.

Slow Cooker Potato Recipes

Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potato RecipeSlow Cooker Au Gratin Garlic Potatoes Recipe from Taste of HomeSlow Cooker Sweet Potato Recipe

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe from Chelsea's Messy ApronSlow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Recipe

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Recipe from Damn DeliciousSlow Cooker Mashed Potato Recipe

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe from Creme da le CrumbSlow Cooker Potato Hasbrown RecipeSlow Cooker Hash Brown Recipe from My Recipes

Thanks for stopping by and have fun making these super delish slow cooker potato recipes.

This Cherry Crumble Recipe is SO easy and not only is it easy, it only has 3 ingredients. Okay not only is it easy and only uses 3 ingredients, you also only need 1 baking dish. This is the perfect dessert when you need something quick, want some homemade goodness without the mess or just really don't fancy spending the day in the kitchen.

3 Ingredient Cherry Crumble Recipe
Easy 3 Ingredient Cherry Crumble Recipe

This is definitely my "go-to" dessert for family gatherings, potlucks with friends and whenever I am craving something sweet!

Cherry Crumble Recipe

Ingredients:
2 - 21 oz. cans of Cherry Pie Filling
1 - Yellow Cake Mix
1 - Stick of Butter

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
2. Pour both cans of cherry pie filling into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
3. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix powder on top.
4. Melt the butter and drizzle over the top.
5. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

So that's it! Easy -Peasy! 

Free Valentines Day Printables for Kids

Ready to take a break from store bought Valentine's Day cards for the card exchange at your little ones school? Yes! Me too! I created these simple, bright, fun and FREE Valentine's Day cards just for your kid and mine. 

  1. Click on each link.
  2. Download and save.
  3. Print and cut.
  4. Fill in the to and from.

Boom! Your done and your kid has some super cute Valentine's Day cards and Mom you just did a little diy fun!

Click on each to download:
Valentine's Day Card - Heart Balloons

Valentine's Day Card - You're Awesome
Valentine's Day Card - Let's Be Friends
Valentine's Day Card - Little Monste

I don't have a resolution this year but more of a declaration.
It's simple really, one word came to mind...SHINE.

I want to shine in my family and friends lives, in my home, in my work and in my community.

My 2015 wish for you is that you SHINE BRIGHT in all you do!  

Alex and Co Creative - Free Printable - Shine Bright

I created this faux gold printable just for you!

The print is FREE, I only ask that you "Pin, Share or Tweet" this post.

Then click to  here to download and print.

*All free printables are for personal use only. Please, no commercial use.
Copyright, Alex & Co. Printables, 2015.

sunday-morning-coffee-cake-recipe

I love lazy Sunday mornings, who doesn't? Not having to do the morning rush to school and work? Wearing those pajamas just a little bit longer and enjoying that second cup of coffee. If you're looking for that perfect weekend breakfast treat then look no further than this deliciously easy Sunday Morning Coffee Cake recipe. Perfect for those mornings when you can spend a little more time in the kitchen. Made with items you probably already have in your kitchen, with the exception of the pecans. Happy baking & enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 C. Flour
1/2 C. Granulated Sugar
1/2 C. Buttermilk
1/3 C. Vegetable Oil
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt or Table Salt
1 large Egg
1/2 C. Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Stick Butter Softened (Unsalted)
1/2 C. Pecans (or whatever nut you like)
1 tsp. Cinnamon

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
2. Lightly grease 9-inch round cake pan with vegetable shortening.

CAKE:
3. Mix with wooden spoon or spatula 1 cup of flour (rest of flour is for topping), granulated sugar, buttermilk, oil, baking powder, salt & egg.
Pour batter into cake pan.

TOPPING:
4. Mix rest of flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon & nuts with a fork until crumbly. (You can always add a bit more flour to make it more “crumbly” if you would like.)
5. Sprinkle over batter.

BAKE:
6. 25-30 minutes. I would check at 23 minutes with a toothpick just in case since all ovens can be off a few degrees.

NOTE: If you want to add fruit sometimes I peel an apple and slice paper thin then place over the batter before the topping.

HINT: If you don’t have buttermilk,  just pour right under a 1/2 C. of milk and add 1/2 tsp. of white vinegar or lemon juice. If you don’t have those items either,  I have substituted evaporated milk instead of buttermilk.

Serve warm with lots of butter and some fresh strawberries!