Paperwhite Gift Kits | paperwhite growing kit in a can

Paperwhite Gift Kits | paperwhite growing kit in a can

Paperwhite Gift Kits | Each holiday season, I always like to pre-make a few gifts and have them on hand for those unexpected occasions. I love passing on (and receiving) gifts that keep on giving and I don't think you can go wrong with paperwhites this time of year. They are incredibly easy to care for and once they bloom, the flowers will last throughout the holidays and beyond.  In the past I have put together Paperwhite Growing Kit Gifts which gives the recipient all the necessary materials to plant the bulbs - even including the pot to Continue reading

Fabric Covered Cooler | custom monogrammed drink cooler

Fabric Covered Cooler | custom monogrammed drink cooler

This time of year we rarely leave the house without a cooler in hand. Between the fun festivities, summer socials and adventurous excursions icy cold beverages are a definite necessity - especially with the little guy in tow. Instead of settling for one of the typical red or blue deals - I decided to spice it up and create my own custom fabric covered cooler to carry around this season. The possibilities are endless to customize your own fabric covered cooler and best of all it doesn't require any precise crafting skills. Materials Continue reading

Tabletop S’mores Kit | homemade marshmallow roaster

Tabletop S’mores Kit | homemade marshmallow roaster

Roasting marshmallows has never been easier with help of this do-it-yourself tabletop s'mores kit. It's perfect for those nights when there's just not enough time to build an actual fire - or if you just want to snuggle up with your love ones, indoors. This tabletop s'mores kit is incredibly easy to put together as there is only one main element needed before your ready to roast, (besides the actual s'mores, of course) - the rest just makes for a pretty presentation. It doesn't cost much to whip up one of these kits either - making it a Continue reading

Paying it Forward with Potted Bulb Gift Ideas | plus a gift card giveaway

Paying it Forward with Potted Bulb Gift Ideas | plus a gift card giveaway

This post brought to you by iBulb. All opinions are 100% mine. This time of year I get excited with anticipation as I begin to see colorful blooms appear in my favorite shops and garden centers. The sight of these potted bulbs scream one wonderful thing to me - spring is near. It awakens the little plant addict inside me and I have a really hard time leaving without bringing something home, each and every trip. I love the cheerful addition potted plants can add to room and I not only like using them in my own home - but love giving them Continue reading

50 Ways to Package Holiday Cookies: Ideas & Inspiration for Wrapping Cookie Gifts

50 Ways to Package Holiday Cookies: Ideas & Inspiration for Wrapping Cookie Gifts

I have been on a little cookie kick since baking a couple batches a few weeks ago for Thanksgiving. See, I have not made homemade cookies for quite a long time {mainly due to my little guys allergies and the fact he can not eat any of them}. I forgot how easy it is to whip them up and that a majority of the ingredients needed are actually sitting right in the pantry. So with cookies on my mind and the holidays right around the corner,this weeks inspiration and ideas post is packed with fifty ways to package holiday cookies. These Continue reading

Ten Creative Ways to Wrap Potted Plants and Flowers – Quick and Easy Gift Ideas

Ten Creative Ways to Wrap Potted Plants and Flowers – Quick and Easy Gift Ideas

Even though giving a potted plant or flower is probably one of the easiest gifts out there -  I still love to give them just as much I like to receive them. While picking up a growing beauty can seem pretty effortless - a unique presentation is a simple way to add some meaning and personalized style. If picking up a potted plant or flower is on your gift gifting list this weekend, don't settle for those plain plastic pots or cellophane - instead take a peek at these ten quick and creative ways to wrap up those gifts that keep on Continue reading

35 Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Homemade – Handmade Gifts for Her {Mother’s Day Ideas & Inspiration}

35 Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Homemade – Handmade Gifts for Her {Mother’s Day Ideas & Inspiration}

With Mother's Day right around the corner this week's Inspiration and Ideas contains some quick, easy and inexpensive homemade and handmade gifts especially for her. Keep in mind the things that mean the most when creating a handmade gift for Mom. Homemade gifts are meaningful and personal  - and can still be as chic, beautiful, and most importantly,  treasured by the recipient, as a store bought present. Family Photo Wreath via Country Living  Hanging Photo Frame Wall Art via Better Homes and Gardens   Framed Family Continue reading

Semi Handmade Valentine’s Day Heart Soaps {How to Make Fun Soap Balls}

Semi Handmade Valentine’s Day Heart Soaps {How to Make Fun Soap Balls}

Happy Friday My Friends. I have a fun project to share today that is not only inexpensive and incredibly easy - but you probably already have everything you need right at home. These Semi Handmade Heart & Star Soaps & Soap Balls are a festive spin on a project I have previously shared and they make great little gifts for holidays - not to mention the fun the they add to bath time for your little ones. I started making Soap Balls when my little guy was diagnosed with severe allergies - as he can only use Dove soap. The Soap Balls make Continue reading

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub {with Valentine Day Printables}

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub {with Valentine Day Printables}

I have a little special treat to share today that makes a sweet inexpensive gift for the upcoming holiday. I have shared a couple of sugar scrubs in the past and this one is my favorite for this time of year. The cold winter air takes it's toll on your skin and this scrubs revives your dry hands and leaves them silky, smooth and moisturized. {The scrub is also fantastic for your legs and feet} This sugar scrub is extremely easy to put together using items you probably already have in your pantry. And if you are looking for a quick and easy Continue reading

Gift Giving {for less} with Better Homes and Gardens & Walmart {last minute gift ideas}

Gift Giving {for less} with Better Homes and Gardens & Walmart {last minute gift ideas}

Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying the handmade holiday ornaments that have been shared so far. As we are at the half way point I thought I would take a little time and share some last minute gift giving ideas {for less}! Better Homes and Gardens recently reached out, in celebration of their Holiday Collections at Walmart, to take part in a gift-giving (for less) challenge! I had so much fun in the fall with their guest room ready promotion, I was thrilled to accept this new challenge for the upcoming season. With so many people Continue reading