Mrs. Claus Bakery Kit

Let the Christmas countdown begin!  Today is December 1st and I am looking forward to all things Christmas.  When I think about special Christmas memories and traditions I have, baking cookies is right up there at the top of my list of favorites.  Every year my mom would spend hours in the kitchen baking cookies, letting us lick the spoon and packaging up and delivering treats to neighbors and friends.  This year I want to give the gift of memories and quality time together, … [Read more...]

DIY Star Wars Darth Vader Canvas Wall Banner

When it comes to gift giving I love to create special handmade gifts for our neighbors, friends and of course my family too!  I grew up making Christmas gifts for family members and there is just something so special about putting your time, talents and love into a gift you give.  I made this fun DIY Star Wars Darth Vader Canvas Wall Banner for one of my son's gifts this year and thought I'd share it here with you too!   Before we dive into the quick and easy tutorial for this … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Ideas

How many of you count down to Christmas? I do, every.single.year. I am like a little kid when it comes to Christmas, and my kids are just as excited as I am, if not more. There is something so magical about counting down the days until Santa arrives, the anticipation is half the fun. Make it easier to count down with these DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Ideas! You can do it as a countdown, or make it even more special and create an advent calendar full of fun little candies, toys, and … [Read more...]

Easy Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

Tis the season for Holiday parties. I don't know about you, but I hate showing up to a holiday party without a gift for the hostess. A hostess gift can be as simple or elaborate as you would like, and no matter what, your hostess is sure to appreciate it. I gathered several hostess gift ideas to share, from a small candle wrapped with a pretty bow to a full gift basket.  I saw these beautiful ceramic pumpkins at World Market. I bought one for myself, and one for my sweet friend that hosts … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Gift Card Tags

This Halloween forget the tricks and just give a sweet treat, along with one of these spooktacular DIY Halloween Gift Card Tags! These cute little holders make great gifts for teachers, co-workers or friends.  I personally love spoiling my kids teachers, they are amazing people who go above and beyond daily, and this little gift is a nice way to say "thank you." I've teamed up with Thermoweb to show you how you can make these fancy and fun gift card tags.  You are going to love … [Read more...]

Back to School Teacher Gift – DIY Chalkboard

Can you believe it's already time to head back to school?  Me either.  We've had lots of family fun this summer, but truth be told we are actually ready for the start of a new school year.  I think everyone here is ready for a little bit of routine and structure. We can't wait to meet our new teachers, and because we know how much heart and soul they put into their jobs we always like to greet them on the first day with a special back to school teacher gift.   This year on … [Read more...]

25 Watermelon Crafts

Of all the fruit we associate with summer, watermelon is probably right at the top of the list. And have you seen all the cute Watermelon Crafts floating out there on the internet? You should check out the ones I have found! There are so many that would be perfect for the summer- whether it's for a BBQ, a fruit themed party, or just a fun craft day.  Create things that serve multiple purposes, like this DIY Watermelon Flower Vase. Giggles Galore Button crafts are so fun to do- and this DIY … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Grilling Caddy Gift

Father's Day is just around the corner and that means the official arrival of summer isn't far behind.  Today I'm sharing a Father's Day gift idea that dad can put to good use all summer long.  I teamed up with my friends at Oriental Trading to create a Father's Day Grilling Caddy Gift stuffed with lots of BBQ tools, handmade gifts and free Printable Father's Day Grillin' Tags. When it comes to celebrating Father's Day, I love to get the kids involved with making special handmade … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Tool Kit Gift

Father’s Day is June 18th and will be here before you know it.  It's time to start thinking about what to get dad for his special day, and I've teamed up with Oriental Trading to share a DIY Father's Day Tool Kit Gift you and the kids can put together to show dad how extra special he is! Around here our dad is known as "Mr. Fix It." If something is broken you take it to dad.  If it won't turn on or work, take it to dad. And if you need to make something for a school project, dad is … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Card Holder

My life has been so fast and furious lately that Mother's Day just snuck up on me. Under the circumstances I thought it was best to go the gift card route, but I wanted the mothers in my life to feel special and gift cards can seem so impersonal. My solution was to let the container carry the message of love and appreciation. If you are looking for a great last minute gift idea for Mother's Day you are going to love this handmade Mother's Day gift card holder. Using my Cricut Explore Air 2 … [Read more...]