I love my mother and rely on her often for wisdom and advice to this day. And of course with five kids, motherhood is one of my main identities right now. Here are some ideas for ways to celebrate the mothers in your life.
Believe it or not, even those people in our lives may be swimming in presents as early as now, but are still missing some Gifts that they are truly longing for. Perhaps you can get them one of these…
There’s really only one thing that disappoints me about the stove top potpourri, and it’s that I didn’t discover it years ago! Instead of hunting for candles or air fresheners and insisting on a fresh Christmas tree for the scent, I could have just been simmering pots of delicious concoctions. Now that I know, I’m doing my part to spread the word!
Recently, when my daughters were looking for something to do, I pulled out an old craft idea that I had done as a kid. This project turns an ordinary tin can into a decorative paper clip or pen holder. Supplies needed: clean tin cans (e.g., tuna or soup cans, candy tins, etc) fabric scraps ribbons, […]
I decided to spend a recent rainy day (forty degrees in April, of course) making teacup candles that had the gentle smell of fruits, flowers, and other spring notions. These cups are also very nice for gift giving and incredibly easy to make.
Nope, not a typo — poppet is just the older spelling of puppet. As if that statement alone doesn’t make it obvious, I will openly admit that quirky is my thing. Quirky is also my husband’s thing, and our kids. We are a big ole nerd/geek/quirk family. So, when it comes to gifting things, we are […]
In creating a dice bag (geek thing ) for my husband, I was hit by the inspiration fairy. The original pattern for the Cthulu Dice bag that started all of this can be found at http://www.arcanavitae.com. From this, I made minor changes to create a home-knitted Valentine Treat bag that can be gifted to teachers, secretaries, […]
It is always fun to come up with new things to do with the kids, and sometimes it is more fun to recycle the the things we used to do as kids ourselves. Origami is one of those things from my childhood that makes an appearance in our lives at least twice a year. Typically, […]
It’s easy (and fun!) to focus on kid’s toys and present ideas, but today I appeared on KXII to share some of my favorite tips for buying gifts for grown-ups when you are on a budget.
Holiday entertaining can seem overwhelming – especially if you are busy leading up to the holidays and don’t have tons of time for party planning. I’m excited about this campaign for Sweet Holiday Treat fragrances from Glade® Sweet Holiday Treat™ which focuses on easy entertaining holiday touches. Here are five simple tips for planning a holiday party that […]
Whether you are trying to save money, or just want to give something artisan and personal, homemade gifts are popular again. They don’t have to be cheap looking either! Some of these DIYs are worth far more than cookie-cutter-same-ole widgets you can pick up at big box stores. DIY Gifts for Foodies If you have […]
The Christmas shopping season is upon us and if you have teenagers or young children, you know that Minecraft has been one of the most popular games of its time. It seems that everyone is jumping on the Minecraft bandwagon and Lego has joined in the phenomenon as well. Of course, I can’t blame them. […]