15 Handmade Valentine Box Ideas for School

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you have school aged children you probably know all about creating the perfect Valentine box to collect the sweet notes and treats from their friends.  Do your kids want to have the most creative Valentine boxes in class?  Then look no further, here are 15 Handmade Valentine Box Ideas for School that will spark creativity and lots of love this Valentine's Day. These creative valentine boxes can be simple or as detailed as you … [Read more...]

How to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

Hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange is one of the easiest ways to gather friends for an evening of sweets and fun. Not only does it give you a chance to spend time with your favorite people during this busy holiday season, but it also provides the added bonus of getting to try a bunch of different yummy cookie recipes.  After years of hosting our annual cookie swap, I decided to share my favorite tips to help you host an extraordinary holiday cookie exchange party of your … [Read more...]

How to Host a Holiday Gift Wrapping Party

The clock is ticking down and there are only 12 days until Christmas.  During the holidays there are so many things to do.  There are gifts to buy, parties to attend and presents to wrap.  Why not combine two of these for the ultimate way to catch up with friends and check things off your holiday to-do list and host a Holiday Gift Wrapping Party!     This holiday season turn a boring task into a fun holiday party with friends.  Stop wrapping presents … [Read more...]

Reindeer Games Holiday Class Party

When my oldest started kindergarten I couldn't wait to be the room mom to plan the class parties.  Fast forward 7 years and 3 kids later and I'm still loving my job as room mom.  This year I'm planning a Reindeer Games Holiday Class Party full of fun activities and themed treats. There is a reason Santa's reindeer are so popluar...they know how to have lots of fun. I've teamed up with Oriental Trading to show you how you can too with this festive reindeer themed party! When it … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Wrapping Kit with Free Printable Gift Tags

Hello everyone, Julie here from Sprinkled with Paper. Today, I’m going to be sharing a fun Christmas gift wrapping kit with free printable gift tags, that's perfect for a teacher, neighbor or friend. When considering what to give to my kids' teachers this Christmas, I wanted to put together a gift that was not only adorable but also practical and would be much appreciated. I thought that a gift wrapping kit would be perfect! So, this year I'll be handing out wrapping paper kits that include … [Read more...]

Holiday Decor with Cricut Maker vs. Explore Air 2

As the holiday season approaches one of the things I get lots of questions about from readers is which Cricut machine to buy. Whether you are planning to hit up the Black Friday deals or hoping that Santa leaves one under the tree for you, I'm here to help you decide which machine is right for you. I have been a Cricut owner since 2010 and over the years I've crafted with each of their machines.  You are probably familiar with the two most recent machines, the Cricut Explore Air 2 and … [Read more...]

Colorful Easter Wreath

Spring has sprung, and this year the season starts with Easter. There are so many wonderful elements about Easter-- flowers, sunny skies, eggs, chicks and of course, chocolate! If I had to pick my favorite thing, it would be the colors of the season. I love bright colors and after a long gray winter, there’s nothing more refreshing. Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share a colorful Easter wreath that is sure to brighten your spring. What You Will Need: Straw wreath form … [Read more...]

Bee Mine Valentine Tote Bag

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes clever messages and sweet treats. There are so many cute sayings for Valentines, like “You Rock,” “You Are So Berry Nice,” “Donut Go Breaking My Heart,” and “You’re the Bomb!”-- the list goes on. Hi, Alison here, and today I’m taking my love of flower making, plus pom-poms and putting a fun twist on “Bee Mine” with this DIY Valentine tote bag. It’s perfect for kids to collect their valentines in or a great gift for friends and … [Read more...]

Witty Hanukkah Gift Tags With Free Printable

Well the gifting season is upon us! Over at The Organized Mama's household, we are counting down the days until Hanukkah. It is December 12, 2017 after sunset. The eight crazy nights begins, and I need to get myself organized! We give small-ish gifts each night to the kiddos. But with all those gifts, it is rather easy to get overwhelmed with cards. So I created a free printable with witty sayings to add to all the Hanukkah gifts. There are a few ways you can go about using these tags.Witty … [Read more...]

FREE Holiday Cell Phone Wallpaper Background

Happy holidays friends!  Can you believe we are in THE middle of the holiday season already? I am still in disbelief that Thanksgiving has  come and gone but I am soooooooo excited for this month because of all the fun, festivities and family time that this season brings - it is by far, MY favorite time of year. This month I designed a super fun and festive FREE cell phone wallpaper background to download, so you can get you into the holiday spirit and "FaLaLaLaLa LaLaLaLa" throughout … [Read more...]