Teacher Appreciation Printable Note and Giveaway!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Today I am over at Skip to My Lou as part of Cindy’s very fun Teacher Appreciation Gift Series.   We all know that A is for Apple but it is also for Awesome and I’ve got a cute printable gift tag for you to let your children’s teachers know how awesome they are!   As part of this fun series I also have a giveaway here for you on the blog today.   For the caramel apple tag head on over to Skip to My Lou As part of [Continue Reading...]

DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs

DIY SHarpie Mugs

It’s the 10th of January and I am so excited to have our group of talented bloggers back for another blog hop! This month the theme is HEARTS and I just know you are going to love (no pun intended!) these projects that are sure to get your creativity flowing for Valentine’s Day… which is just around the corner! I’d love for you to pin our collage below, check out my DIY Sharpie Mug Project  and then go see all the other fabulous projects by some of my friends! 1. Landeelu [Continue Reading...]

Bath Salts for Mother’s Day {Activity Day Idea}

Bath Salts

Spoiler Alert:  If you are the mother of one of my Activity Day girls and don’t want to see what you are getting for Mother’s Day – don’t read this post!  Not sure if any of them read my blog but just in case! For our activity last week we made a fun, easy and inexpensive gift for the girl’s to give to their mothers for Mother’s Day.  We had to get it done early since I was going to be traveling the weeks before Mother’s Day. I found the [Continue Reading...]

Holiday Bake, Craft and Sew Along

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I am over at According to Kelly guest posting today for the Holiday-Inspired Bake Craft  and Sew Along. I’m sharing a fun gift idea for the holidays using pom poms! Please come over and check it out. This is your lucky week here on the blog. Not only do I have the amazing Favorite Things Giveaway still going on – if you haven’t entered yet please do so. You can win a basket of some of my favorite things!! I’ve also  got a second amazing giveaway for you this week!  [Continue Reading...]

Graduation Gift Ideas

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Having had four high school graduates and two college graduates so far I’ve given lots of graduation gifts.  To my own children and to their friends.  Today I am sharing some of my favorites. One of my favorite gifts to give a girl graduate is a personalized piece of jewelry that has a special meaning or symbolism. When Cali graduated from high school, I gave her and her best friend Hannah necklaces.  I purchased them online through Charming Gifts.They each got an initial charm and their birthstone charm.   I then [Continue Reading...]

How to Make Your Own Money Lei

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Graduation season is here.  I’ve been getting lots of emails lately for ideas on graduation gifts and parties.  I’ve done my share of both.  I don’t have anyone graduating from anything at my house this year but I thought I’d revisit some of the graduation themed ideas I have shared in the past. The first part of the week we will talk graduation gift ideas and then the second half of the week it will be graduation party ideas. I know a popular graduation gift to give is cash.  Everyone [Continue Reading...]

Graduation Gifts and Announcements

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My baby girl is now safely delivered to college.  I still can’t believe it.  I woke up this morning to a quiet and empty house.  I have a lot of thoughts to share on that but they will have to wait until another day when I can sort them all out. High School graduation is now only a memory at our house but I have one more post to share with you about it -our graduation announcement and a few of the gifts I put together for my daughter to [Continue Reading...]

How to Make Your Own Cookie Bouquet

cookie bouquet

Note:  I have updated my earlier sugar cookie cut out post with a second frosting recipe.  There is a glaze recipe for when I want the cookies to have a dry, glossy finish and although the glaze tastes good I prefer my traditional butter  frosting recipe when they are strictly for eating and not so much for looks or when they don’t need to be wrapped up and you are worried about the frosting getting smooshed. I am sure you have seen those cute cookie  bouquets you can custom order–ever [Continue Reading...]