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Teacher Gift Idea – Tools For Teacher

Are you looking for something awesome to give your child's teacher this year? I have something brilliant for you! Check out these Tools for Teacher Gift Jar. In my opinion, teachers always need handy items for their classroom. Usually teachers are pulling money from their own budget in order to provide for their classroom. I love this idea because it's affordable and just a great way to give back this holiday season. I hope you enjoy it as much as my kids' teachers do. It's been a long standing … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Giving On A Budget

Christmas is right around the corner and sometimes it can feel like a stretch to buy everything you want and need. If you’re on a budget, there are things you can do to make gift giving a little easier. Here is how to plan Christmas gift giving while on a budget. Planning Christmas Gift Giving On A Budget Make a List Don’t lists always make you feel incredibly prepared? If you’re going to plan Christmas gift giving on a budget, you’ll need to make a list. Lists can help … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe

As a mom, I love to treat myself from time to time. I have three boys at home, so it’s not always possible to leave home and treat myself, so I have to make do with what I can at home. My all-time favorite way to treat myself is by making and using this Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe. Although it smells good enough to eat, I wouldn't recommend it. This Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe would make the most excellent gift for family members, friends or gift exchanges. It’s simple to make and … [Read more...]

Cotton Candy Scented Recipe For Playdough

Do you need something fun to do with the kiddos? I have the perfect solution! Cotton Candy Scented Playdough! My kids have always been overly excited about playdough and I love them for that. First of all, this recipe for playdough is super easy, which makes my life that much easier. And the kids also enjoyed playing with it. I think playdough takes us back to a simpler time in life when we don’t have to worry about all the hard stuff. Sometimes even I sit down and play with them using … [Read more...]

Inexpensive Thank You Ideas

Are you trying to find a way to say “thank you” but aren’t sure how? There are several ways you can say thank you without breaking the bank. Let me share my inexpensive thank you ideas with you, so you can show everyone how much you appreciate their thoughtfulness. Inexpensive Thank You Ideas Write a Genuine Letter I know this may sound old fashioned, but sitting down and writing a thank you note is a brilliant way to say thank you. And it doesn’t cost a fortune. You can … [Read more...]

Giving Back with the Help of Family Christian Bookstores

**All opinions are my own.** In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 Living our daily lives, we often forget what it’s like to go without. Sometimes we might worry about whether or not we’ll go without watching our favorite television show or whether we’ll eat hotdogs or spaghetti for dinner tonight. Don’t get me wrong, there are real families out there with real problems, but the … [Read more...]

15 Homemade Christmas Gifts

Christmas is almost here. Personally I think shopping for gifts can be a little overwhelming. I have a big family to buy for and it can take hours or even days to get all the shopping done.  This year I decided to go a different way and make a majority of the Christmas gifts.  I think people like stuff that is more personal and just made for them.  Of all the years of getting Christmas gifts the ones that I remember the most are the gifts that people took the time to make for … [Read more...]

10 Family Gift Ideas

Are you trying to find that perfect gift for a family you know? I have found that shopping for a family can actually be one of the most rewarding parts of the holiday season and so much easier than shopping for individuals! I thought I would share some of my best family gift ideas to help you find that perfect gift for the family in your life. 10 Family Gift Ideas Pool Pass Why not grab a local pool pass for the family in your life? When it’s hot outside and a family needs something to … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas For Bakers

Wouldn't it be an amazing world where all bakers got everything they ever dreamed of? I have a dream of owning every amazing piece of bakeware out there. I recently came across the Cake Boss brand and I’m in love. I wanted to share my favorite gift ideas for bakers with you.   Gift Ideas For Bakers Cake Boss- Mixing and Measuring You simply cannot be a great baker without the right measuring tools. That’s why I would choose the Cake Boss assortment of mixing and measurement … [Read more...]

9 Non Toy Gift Ideas

It's time to start checking out gifts for the little ones as the holiday season is fast approaching.  I like to be done early so that usually means I start early.  I don't like the rush of the crowds nor do I like getting pulled into the must buy items.  As I am also on a huge decluttering mission I'm looking for gifts that are not toys this year.  The boys will get a few from the grandparents and friends so this year Cory and I are really trying to avoid the toys. … [Read more...]

24 Awesome Father’s Day Ideas

Father's Day is right around the corner and for those of us who slightly procrastinate (like myself) there are a few ideas that can be finished before this Sunday and nobody will ever know you weren't actually ready (don't read that Cory!). Whether it's dinner, treats or a homemade gift we have you covered.  Candy Bar Poems are always huge hit and the Grill Hands mitts are probably one of my favorite.  Cory doesn't wear grill mitts but if he did I know he would be getting a … [Read more...]

25 Mother’s Day Gifts & Recipes To Spoil Your Mom

May showers bring in the holiday of Mother's Day. For many this brings up thoughts of homemade gifts and breakfast in bed that the husband and kiddos cooked. Boy do I hope the trend in my house changes because we generally have someone sick or another matter that out ways Mother's Day. For the last 5 years all I have wanted for Mother's Day is breakfast in a restaurant. Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out because, well really it's my favorite meal, period. Breakfast in a restaurant … [Read more...]

25 Teacher Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation week starts May 6th - 10th and I am all into it this year. While I was doing my student teaching I had a mom who made each day of the week special for her childrens teachers and it really made an impact. If I can get my stuff together this week Coulter's teachers will be receiving one of these adorable tote bags (tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Company) on that Thursday (we have a 4 day school week). I had better get my butt in gear because I have yet to start. … [Read more...]

Craft Gifts For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great time to show people you love that you’re thinking about them and nothing makes that message clearer than a homemade gift. It can be daunting to make homemade gifts for all of the people on your Holiday lists, but a homemade Valentine gift can be given to the few people who are especially special in your life. Some homemade office decorations are a great way to spruce up someone’s desk at work or at home with some loving reminders. Homemade Mousepad Picture … [Read more...]

Homemade Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is the time of year to celebrate relationships and romance. It’s important to remind your partner of how much you love them with a unique a personalized gift. While chocolate and flowers are great V-Day gifts, homemade Valentine’s Day gifts can go a long way. Romantic Treats Sometimes the quickest way to your lover’s heart is through their stomach. Instead of the generic box of chocolates this year, try baking some romantic edibles at home. Decadent heart-shaped cookies or … [Read more...]