How to choose the perfect, affordable gift exchange gift

  Sponsored post: Thank you to Tile, Inc. for sponsoring today’s post, and inspiring me to keep track of everything that matters. This time of year, we bounce from one holiday party to the next with gift exchange gifts galore!  Often, we don’t know who, in particular, we are purchasing for because we pull numbers, and choose gifts at random.  Figuring out how to choose the perfect, affordable gift exchange gift isn’t always easy peasy. … read on–>

DIY snowman family sign

This sweet DIY snowman family sign is so cute, and would make a great gift for anyone! It was fun to make, and so simple.

I’m back again with day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  Today, I’m sharing this sweet DIY snowman family sign.  I absolutely adored how it turned out.  The fact that it was so simple to do was icing on the cake.  You know me, and not doing anything that takes too long– I’ll never finish it! DIY snowman family sign *for your convenience, there may be affiliate links throughout this post, so … read on–>

Easy DIY pine cone elf ornament

This easy DIY pine cone elf ornament is the perfect way for your kids to make something to hang on the tree. It was really simple, and so cute!

Christmas is just around the corner, and this year, I’m participating in something super fun!  More about what it is in a few.  Today, I’m so excited to share these adorable DIY pine cone elf ornaments.  You guys, I totally planned on making this a grown up project, and having them look a little more sophisticated.  Then the kids caught wind of what was going on, and completely took the project over. Which means..  this … read on–>

Fun gifts for moms, you’ll be thrilled you found

if you're looking for some cool ideas for your own mom, your mom friends, or to share with the gift giver in your family, you're going to love these fun gifts for moms.

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and since it’s the one day a year the focus is all on moms, I thought it would be fun to create a list of gifts we moms would actually love to get. That is, apart from the insanely cute crafts your little nuggets will make for you.  Those top all other gifts.  But, if you’re looking for some cool ideas for your own mom, your mom friends, or to … read on–>

creative easter basket ideas

I can't believe how many cool ideas there are here. I love putting stuff in my kids' Easter baskets that aren't candy!

Stuffing Easter baskets is one of my favorite things to do.  It’s so much fun finding little creative things to fill them with.  Candy is definitely one filler we use, but we don’t tend to go crazy with it.  I would rather find things that the kids could enjoy for more than a couple of days.  It’s also a good time for me to replenish outdoor, and summer toys!  Plus, you don’t even have to … read on–>

super cheap DIY moss covered eggs

I can't believe these DIY moss covered eggs, are made out of scrap paper and a plastic bag! So easy, and they look great!

Easter and spring decorations are my favorite, but I am also one of the cheapest people on Earth.  Spending money on decorations that aren’t meant to stay up year round, are usually not on the top of my list.  Hey, I’m still working on filling in rooms of our house. This year though, I promised myself Easter/ spring decorations.  I’m kind of obsessed with all things Pottery Barn, and their spring decorations are no obsession. … read on–>

valentine’s day etsy finds, you’ll LOVE

whether you're searching for gifts, decor, or cards this Valentine's Day, you have to check out this great list!

We don’t go all out for Valentine’s Day, and we don’t even get something every year for our kids, or each other for that matter.  Sometimes though, I see something that someone I love just absolutely has to have!  From house decor, to gifts for the kids, to classroom Valentines, and gifts for mama you can literally find everything on Etsy.  There are some seriously talented people in the world!   50 Valentine’s Day Etsy … read on–>

diy glitter pine cones

these diy pine cones are so cute, and ridiculously easy for anyone to make!

Oh goodness!  I cannot believe we are less than a week away from Christmas!  I swear, the older the kids get, the faster the month of December goes.  I really feel like there should be another couple of weeks, at least, before Christmas!! Every year, I try to add a couple of new decorations to our Christmas collection.  This year, I finally got around to making our pallet stocking hanger.  I love how simple and … read on–>

Star from afar

Looking for a fun way to teach your children the meaning of Christmas? This is such a beautiful nativity set, and it is perfect for reminding the kids everyday the real meaning of Christmas

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we have really started thinking about Christmas.  There is always talk about Santa, and the gifts we will be buying for everyone.  Of course, the kids always have a list.  We are always reminding the kids of the reason for the season.  This year, I am so excited to start a new tradition with them.  And, I am super excited to offer one lucky reader a surprise (be sure … read on–>