The Perfect Personalized Gift: DIY Painted Coasters

I love to give people gifts, to me it is like an art form and it brings me so much joy and happiness.  It seems like as we get older we need less and less stuff, but that doesn't mean that grown-ups don't like to receive a thoughtful gift for birthday celebrations or just because (which is my favorite kind of gift to give!) Today we are sharing the perfect personalized gift: DIY Painted Coasters your drinks will be dying to rest on. I am headed to a friends birthday celebration later this … [Read more...]

Here’s The Scoop Ice Cream Gift Basket

It's National Ice Cream Month and we thought we would celebrate by sharing our favorite treat with our friends and neighbors.  Because who doesn't love getting surprise gifts and who doesn't love ice cream?!?  This month turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary and delicious one with our super fun and easy Here's The Scoop Ice Cream Gift Basket. This sweet gift basket includes everything you're friends will need to celebrate National Ice Cream month.  Your friends will just … [Read more...]

Playing Catch with Dad, Making Extraordinary Memories

Playing catch with dad is like a childhood right of passage and with it comes a lifetime of cherished memories. That's because playing catch with dad is so much more than just tossing the ball around, it's about making extraordinary memories and influencing young men. It's an activity that allows you to spend important quality one on one time together and today I've partnered with Dickies® to talk all about Playing Catch with Dad and Making Extraordinary Memories! Playing catch isn't just … [Read more...]

Dirty Coke Float Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareSmiles #CollectiveBias I've always believed in the quote "it takes a village to raise a child."  I can't imagine raising my little people without the support, love and advice from my circle of trusted friends and family.  I have been blessed with an amazing "village" that helps keep me afloat.  So this summer I'm saying "thank you" with a Dirty Coke Float Gift Basket and sharing lots … [Read more...]

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

If you are anything like me all you want for Mother's Day is a vacation...or to sleep in and maybe even enjoy a day of pampering! I'm dreaming of a tropical vacation where I'm laying on the beach reading a book; listening to the sound of the waves crashing while a warm tropical breeze blows, gently swaying my hammock from side to side.  While my dream vacation will have to remain just that, a dream I've teamed up with Imperial Sugar to share this amazing Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub, which is like … [Read more...]

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Basket

Show your appreciation for mom and all she does with an easy DIY Mother's day Gift Basket filled with goodies she will love.  One of my mom's favorite things is baking and she especially loves baking with her grand kids, but it's not something she has lots of time for these days. So why not make it easy and give her a special little gift basket with everything she will need to make extraordinary memories! Recently while shopping for groceries at Market Street I spotted this adorable hand made … [Read more...]

Ex’STRAW’dinary Teacher Appreciation Gift

There is no way I can thank my children's teachers enough for all they do.  I am so thankful that our teachers take the time to nurture, guide and make learning fun for my kids.  We have been very lucky and have had great teachers, and because I think teachers are Extraordinary I'm sharing a quick and easy Ex'STRAW'dinary Teacher Appreciation Gift your favorite teachers will love. Both my parents and sister are teachers and I frequently ask them what types of gifts are their favorite to … [Read more...]

MOOYAH Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Teacher Appreciation week is just around the corner and we are kicking things up a notch with our MOOYAH Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea. I was inspired by mom & sister, who are both teachers, and a recent dinner date to MOOYAH to create this fun little gift idea, I think your teachers will love! I'm always bouncing ideas off these two for teacher gift ideas.  I want to make sure that the gifts I create for our teachers and share here with you are things that I know teachers will truly … [Read more...]

Birthday Money Jar Gift Idea

Have you ever been at a loss for what to get that special someone for their birthday?  If you've ever been faced with this dilemma you'll love this easy and thoughtful Birthday Money Jar Gift Idea.   We recently celebrated my dad's 60th birthday and after asking multiple times what he wanted for his birthday and getting the same reply "I don't need anything but to spend the day with my family" I was at a serious loss about what to get him for his birthday.  He really doesn't … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Neighborhood Gifts

When we first bought our first house as a married couple I was so excited about moving in and meeting neighbors, finding new friends and building a community.  I guess I had grand illusions of living on the same street As Leave it to Beaver, I thought people would be dropping by with plates of cookies and we would be hanging out on the front porch sipping tea.  But, it didn't work quite like that and I was a little disappointed.  Which is why I decided to make an effort to be the "welcoming … [Read more...]