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Guest Project — Cute & Colorful Chore Chart Tutorial {and giveaway}!

UPDATE — Giveaway closed. The winner was Jenni @ The Roseland Family
Hey TT & J readers!!
I have to say, I’m a little nervous/giddy/excited to be posting here today…
this amazing spot on the web has offered me tons of inspiration.
I can only cross my fingers that I can maybe inspire some of you today.
I’m Alicia and I write a blog called La Famille.
I’m a homeschooling mama of three, so a lot of my blog is about doing
fun things with my kids or projects I’m working on.
The project I’m sharing today was brought about as an attempt to
get my forgetful boys to remember their chores.
We offer them a certain amount of $$ per day and each day that
they do all their chores, they get their allowance…if
they forget, they don’t get it that day.
When Friday comes, it’s payday!
I thought coming up with a cute and colorful wipe-off list would maybe aid
them with getting all their work done….
so here’s what you need:

you also might want some ribbon…
I used hot glue to attach a piece of grosgrain ribbon where the two papers overlapped,
just to make it look a bit more finished.
Now, using rub-ons, stamps, or your computer, make a label for
your allowance pocket.
Well, there you have it! Cute, easy chore charts to keep your kids organized…
I’m also hoping to instill a love of lists, just like their mama has :)
Since hanging these up in the kitchen, my boys have loved checking things off their lists…
what a feeling of accomplishment to check things off your list…even for kids!
Thanks so much for having me over, Jen!
I’m completely psyched to be posting here today :)
Enjoy your sweet little kiddos doing all their chores you don’t want to do. 😉
PS: Since I’m so totally stoked about being here today, I decided to offer a little giveaway from my etsy shop, La Famille at Home.
Thanks Alicia!!
What a fun tutorial!! I love your project and the scrabble times – cute!!
Check out some of Alicia’s other great ideas: 
{I love this DIY Bathroom Cabinet Alicia made}
{And she has great ideas on Homeschooling and Organizing}
And Alicia has a wonderful little shop: 
Where she sells adorable things like these burlap pillows: 
And Alicia is giving away two fun items from her store: 
{this adorable Chery Zippee bag — This little bag is the perfect place to stash your cash…or lip gloss…or small toys…or crayons…or whatever you’d need in a hurry}
 {Alicia also makes incredible camera strap covers –like this one that she is giving away!!}

How can you win? 

  • Head over to La Famille @ Home — what is The Name of your favorite item? one entry. 
  • Check out Alicia’s blog — La Famille. Follow and/or follow along with her on her adventures! one entry each.
  • Share this fun, handmade shop with your friends through Twitter, Facebook or your blog. one entry each.
{this giveaway ends on Monday, April 11th}
Have a wonderful day!!! 
I am on my way to Creative Estates!!! 
 Thanks to Clever Girls to sponsoring me – 
check them out for great blogging opportunities!! 
I am so excited. And I will be keeping you updated all weekend :) 


  1. Prayer book picture frame & bday banner :)

  2. elisekayem says:
  3. elisekayem says:

    LOVE the Zippee Bundle in pink!! :)

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

  4. I'm a follower of La Famille via GFC!

  5. I love the zippee bundle in orange! Such fun summer colors. :)


  6. Katherines Corner says:

    Love this! Hugs and have a great weekend.

  7. Bliss Images and Beyond says:

    I really love the chore charts! We definitely need something other than the plastic ones from the dollar store. :-) I'll be trying these! Thanks!

  8. The Smith Family says:

    I love the number pillow in cream…so pretty!



  9. Coupon Clippin' Mommy says:

    I like the Zippee Bundle- Orange

    couponclippinmommy at yahoo dot com

  10. tammyig says:

    Love the journal. And I'm going to make your chore chart. Great idea.

  11. Lindsay says:

    follow her blog

  12. Lindsay says:

    love the burlap pillows

  13. Love the purple Zippee! Are you going to start selling the chore chart?

  14. Michele Alger says:

    Lovin' the green camera strap w/ darling flower—great combonation! Zippees are ALWAYS a good idea…any shade!!

    I have a similar version of the chore chart…so adorable!! I need to add the allowance idea. Thanks! 😉

  15. D.I.M. Incorporated says:

    I love this! It's so simple! Maybe my kids would actually stick to it….

  16. barneyn says:

    i like the Summer Lookin' Zippee!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  17. barneyn says:



    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  18. Breaking Free From Old Ways says:

    I follow her blog


  19. Breaking Free From Old Ways says:

    I like the summer lookin zippee


  20. The Wilkins' says:

    I love the zippies!

  21. bethanndodd says:

    We are just getting ready to start a new chore system in our house and this is a great (and cute) idea, thanks! I really love the green/white striped camera strap (even if it is in the reserved part of your store) :)
    beth.dodd at att.net

  22. Robert and Cassie says:

    I love the Blue Ruffled Camera Strap, it is so cute! Love this post, she has so many great ideas!

  23. Oh it would have to be the camera strap! I LOVE decorating my camera since I take it everywhere!

  24. Jedi Mama says:

    That is one cute chore chart. I think I might try to whip something like that out and see if the chores…you know…GET DONE AROUND HERE!

  25. Bec@littlelucylu says:

    Too funny!
    I posted a clipboard "makeover" on my (teeny-tiny) blog today, too! :-)
    Love yours!

  26. Love the orange Zippees!

  27. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    Another darling idea that I wish I'd seen when my kids were little!

  28. kraftykash says:

    I love the coin purses. I could see carrying those in the pool bag this summer. very cute!

  29. Jessabells says:

    The cherry zippe bag is cute. I love cherries! The chore chart is a great idea.

  30. Calla Lael Photography says:

    Shared on FB :o)

  31. Calla Lael Photography says:

    New follower on La Famille:o)

  32. Calla Lael Photography says:

    Blue and White Ruffled Camera Strap Cover is my favorite!

  33. Reflections from Granny says:

    Absolutely Adorable, :)

  34. Shauna at The Reed Life says:

    i think i need to make the clip boards today.

  35. Rosemariee says:

    i like the striped zippee!

  36. i love the numbered burlap pillow cover! :)

  37. Very Verdant says:

    Love the Prayer Book Photo Frame here… http://www.etsy.com/listing/59015907/prayer-book-photo-frame

    Great little shop and wonderful blog! I will be visiting again!

  38. What a wonderfull post!!
    Thanks for sharing!!



  39. The Zippee pink bag is my favorite!

    kswin33 at gmail.com

  40. Hillary says:

    I am now following her blog as well!!!

  41. Hillary says:

    I love the birthday banner. I am slightly obsessed with banners and have made one for every holiday but a birthday one would perfectly complete my collection! Thanks for offering this! On a side note, I am currently making the chore chart, subway art clock and chevron rug! Crazy right? I have two free days and am going to town! THanks for all the inspiration. BTW- how does one find out if they win? I never know where to check back or when?

    Thanks, Hillary

  42. jennykate77 says:

    I'm doing a giveaway for Adelyn Stone today (an UBER cute Etsy store)…stop by if you get a chance! :)

    Hope you're having a great week, Jen!♥

  43. jennykate77 says:

    Following her blog!

  44. jennykate77 says:

    I'm in love with her Sweetheart Coffee Cozy! So cute!

  45. jennykate77 says:

    What an adorable clip board…great way to keep track of chores!

    Great tutorial!

  46. I love the Camera Strap Cover- Green Stripe!!

  47. I follow Alicia's blog

  48. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I love the Camera Strap Cover-Flowers. I'm thinking I really need a camera case.

  49. I love the striped zippee


  50. goodmanmom says:

    Shared on FB!

  51. goodmanmom says:

    I am a following of Alicias blog now :)

  52. goodmanmom says:

    love the burlap numbered pillows :)

  53. annemarie says:

    Love the coffee cozy – so cute.

  54. AshleyRae says:

    and i'm following Alicia's blog now

  55. AshleyRae says:

    I love the coffe cozy!!! and the burlap pillow :)

  56. Except for the Scrabble tiles, I have everything to do this today! :)

  57. Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy says:

    I love your chore chart idea! I've been looking for something cute and versatile. This is perfect, thanks!

  58. Emily @ RemarkableHome says:

    Cute chore chart! aren't we all constantly trying to figure out how to get our kids working?
    I recently made up a chalboard chore chart on a clipboard. You can see it on my blog. But I love the cute papers on yours!

  59. Natalie says:

    Just last night my husband and I were talking about making up a chore chart for the kids and that I NEED to do this before summer! Yours is fantastic and I might just be swiping this idea! Thanks so much! And I love your Etsy items too cute! The little zipper purse is fabulous! Off to check out your blog!

  60. Ranae Broadhead says:
  61. Ranae Broadhead says:

    following la famille.


  62. Ranae Broadhead says:

    i like the zipee bundle-pink


  63. I love her purple zippee bundle. So pretty!

  64. what a fantastic chore chart! i am going to have to make one of those for my kids, they will LOVE it, especially seeing the allowance right there!

    as for you, wish i was there to meet you at creative estates this weekend! have a fabulous time! can't wait to hear all about it!

  65. Tiffany says:

    I am following La Famille! :)

  66. Tiffany says:

    Too cute! I don't have any kids, but I might need to make this chore chart for me! I love the camera straps in her shop. So pretty!

  67. radiomomrhetoric says:

    Yep~ that is super cute!! I love the scrabble tiles for personalization too!! Great idea!!

  68. The Miller Five says:

    I commented on La Famille's blog!

  69. The Miller Five says:

    What a cute chore chart!

    I love the Zipee Bundle – Pink…so cute!

  70. Mindie Hilton says:

    I would love to win a camera strap for my new cam.

    The camera strap with a flower in the shop is just perfect.

  71. I like the burlap pillow cover with the cream numbers.

  72. I have added this to my sidebar.

  73. CraftyMama says:

    I'm following her blog!

  74. CraftyMama says:

    I commented on her blog!

  75. CraftyMama says:

    The Pink Zippee Bundle is super cute!!

  76. Le Chateau des fleurs says:

    This is amazing ! Great board !
    I have a giveaway on my blog ! Don't want you to miss it !


  77. I am now following her blog :)

  78. I love the Zippee bundle in orange :)

  79. OneRadMother says:

    I love the chore chart! I visited her etsy shop and her birthday banner is super, too!

  80. Allyce Cripe says:

    Cutest thing I've seen all day! I'm obsessed with this chore chart! This might have to be a weekend/summer project for me! Thanks for sharing! I'm truly inspired!


  81. The Clines says:

    I love the zippee bundle in pink!

  82. So cute. Love the burlap pillows but the coffee cozy is ADORABLE!

  83. Bobbie Mackey says:

    love her sweetheart coffee cozy.

  84. Baby.Got.Craft says:

    LOVE the burlap pillow covers!

  85. veronica says:

    Nice tutorial, thank you for sharing! I like the Zippee Bundle-Pink

  86. Marianne says:

    I love this chore chart. My daughter even liked it. Now I just have to make one.

  87. Marianne says:

    I love this chore chart. My daughter even liked it. Now I just have to make one.

  88. I love this project! I struggle to remember to keep up with chore assignments, and to actually pay them their allowance- so I love the way that you have these tied all together!
    I plan to include the picture and the link in my Sunday 4/10 post "Links to Love" at Momof6.com!
    Thank you for sharing this!

  89. I love your chore chart! I just bought one from Target, but yours is so much cuter.

  90. oh, I love the blue and whtie ruffled camera strap, very cute