Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips & Techniques

I love, love, love a pretty wrapped package. For me getting a beautifully wrapped package is a gift in itself and today I'm talking all about Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips  & Techniques that will help you achieve those perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas packages to put under your tree. Thanks to my friends at Creativebug I learned some of the best gift wrapping tips from the Holiday Wrapping Techniques class by Lia Griffith. Lia always has such creative ideas so I was excited to take this class … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Christmas Gifts with Printable Tags

It never fails, at the last minute you remember you needed a gift for a friend, teacher or neighbor.  We all have stressors during the holidays and this month the Michaels Makers were asked to come up with creative and fun holiday hacks and tips to help relieve some of that stress and make holiday entertaining and prepping fun!  Today I'm sharing 3 easy DIY Christmas Gifts with printable tags that you can make in a hurry for almost everyone on your list. Ever since I created my Oh Deer Coffee … [Read more...]

Hottest Holiday Gifts for Girls

I don't want to alarm you but there are only 74 days until Christmas!  It will be here before you know it and you don't want to be stuck shopping for last minute Christmas gifts instead of baking cookies and making memories with your kiddos do you?  Don't worry I have you covered with a list of some of the Hottest Holiday Gifts for Girls to help you get a head start on your shopping list. I got a jump start on Christmas gift ideas this summer when I had the opportunity to attend the Chosen by … [Read more...]

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...]