15 Minute Drop Cloth Christmas Banner

Create this drop cloth Christmas banner in 15 minutes and with only three supplies! It makes a great photo prop!

This week, I was so excited to have my sister come visit.  She lives half a country away, so we only get to visit with each other for a day or two a year.  Since she is a photographer, I always seize the moment and have her do our family photos for our Christmas cards.  As she was driving in, she mentioned how it was too bad  that I didn’t make a banner to use in the photos.  It was {Read More}

Monday Funday 11/16


Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe another week has passed so quickly – it’s time for another edition of the Monday Funday party!  Last week was so inspiring, and I can’t wait to see what you’ve had up your sleeve this week.  Here’s a quick recap of my week – filled with lots of fun Christmas ornament DIY for the kids: Snowmen with Earmuffs Ornaments 10 DIY Ornaments for Kids to Create (Volume III) Welcome to the Monday Funday Link {Read More}

DIY Kids Ornaments – Vol III

10 diy ornaments for kids

For the last two years, I have assembled a list of ornaments that you can create with your kids.  This is a great way to create a keepsake for yourself, or a loved one! And now, since this is the third edition, you have 30 ideas to choose from!  I can’t wait to show you the cute list I compiled this year! Snowman Handprint Canvas Ornament ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 Create these snowman mini canvases with {Read More}

Make A Kids Snowman Ornament

This DIY snowman ornament is so easy that even the kids can do it!

Last week, my kids went to the Craft Club at Michaels and came home with these cute little snowman ornaments - they were clear bulbs with a little glitter inside.  We decided to take the idea and put our own little twist on it. The girls loved them so much that they decided to create them as their annual ornament gift for their grandparents and great grandparents. These snowmen ornaments are so simple that even your kids can make them!  My 4 {Read More}

Monday Funday – 11/09


Hi everyone! It’s time once again for the Monday Funday party, where we get together and share fabulous inspiration with each other!  Are you ready to discover some great new projects? Before we get started, I had a busy week but managed to squeeze in this Bubble Burlap Wreath which was a huge hit with my family: And if you need more inspiration to get you ready for the holidays, check out these posts:   And now… It is time {Read More}

Personalized Bubble Burlap Wreath


Halloween is over, and November is here, which means it is officially time to break out the Christmas posts!  Agree?  I’m hoping to share a lot of gift ideas with you this year, and simple DIY projects that you can complete easily. (FYI – I have been sharing great gift ideas on my Facebook, and they have been a huge hit, so make sure you are following along!  I also created a Gift Guide for Kids Gifts on Etsy last {Read More}

Monday Funday – 11/2/14

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Hi everyone! It’s time for another edition of Monday Funday!  In case you missed the party last Sunday, I joined up with 7 other amazing, talented bloggers to help out with this super fun and inspirational link party.  It goes live every Sunday at 7 pm EST, so mark your calendars for next week! Before we get to the party, here’s a quick recap of my week: I got personal and shared a story about love and loss in this {Read More}

DIY Gift Giving Idea – Instagram Scrapbook Kit

Create this Custom Instagram Scrapbook Kit for your crafty tween or teen this Christmas and watch their creativity bloom!

I love buying gifts that people (especially kids) can DO. Something creative, something intellectual – something that engages their brain and develops a skill and a hobby.  That’s why I love buying my daughter crafty things for Christmas – she also loves it!  This year, I decided to put together my own craft kit – a custom made Instagram Scrapbook Kit. Inside this box lies all of the goodies she could want to create her own scrapbook – and I {Read More}

How I Came to Realize Love Is A Gift

Love Is A Gift - Join the social Initiative now on Instagram of at LoveIsAGift.com

A few weeks ago, I discovered an amazing social initiative from MassMutual called Love Is A Gift through one of the advertising networks that I partner with.  The goal?  To share as many stories about those we love as possible, and in return, $1 for each story (shared on Instagram or their website) will be donated to the Easter Seals charity (up to $50,000).  Before I tell you my story, watch this quick video to see what the program is all {Read More}

25 Awesome Handmade Gifts for Kids on Etsy

25 Awesome Handmade Gifts to buy your kids this Christmas on Etsy!

If you aren’t familiar with Etsy, it is a handmade and vintage marketplace that connects buyers and sellers all across the world (or at least it was, until mass produced chinese imports started sneaking in somehow – so read the listings before you buy to make sure you are getting what you hope for.)  I have bought my kids hair bows, fabric for a quilt, and even my wedding veil on Etsy.  It’s amazing – and here are my favorites {Read More}

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