A Mother’s Day Bouquet of Love Notes

  Of all the Mother's Day gifts I have received from my kids, my favorites have always centered around handwritten notes or creations my children have made.  Today, I am sharing a super simple, yet thoughtful gift idea for kids to make for Mother's Day. The added...

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HOW TO: Themes & Tips for Building a Great Gift Basket

  Putting together a great gift basket takes more than throwing a couple items in a container.  Today, I am sharing some awesome tips that will help you build a beautiful basket and more than 65 theme ideas for inspiration. My friend, Tara, makes amazing gift baskets....

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DIY Valentine Arrows For The One You Love

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyTuesdayValentine #CollectiveBias It was a blind date 15 years ago. A date I agreed to reluctantly. A date that turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever...

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Showing Kindness with a Doorstep Hot Chocolate Basket

Hop out of the car.  Put it on the front porch.  Ring the doorbell and RUN! These were the instructions I gave my kids when we delivered this hot chocolate basket to our friends' front porch.  I had backed my car into their drive for a quick getaway.  However, the...

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Gift Guide: For the Hostess

Are you looking for fun gift ideas for the person who loves to entertain? Here is a collection of 15 items, each under $25, perfect for delighting the hostess! >> And if you happen to be that hostess, just send this link to your husband.  He will be grateful for the...

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How to Make a Flower Crown with Tissue Paper

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateAmazingBDays #CollectiveBias Birthday season is about to begin in my family.  Summer brings three birthdays and I am very excited to celebrate....

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How to Make Tiles into Coasters for Party Favors

Whether you are looking for a handmade gift or unique party favors, today have a fantastic craft for you!  I will be showing you how to make tiles into coasters.  They are surprisingly inexpensive and can be suited to any theme (which is always a huge win in my book)....

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My Top Valentine’s Day Picks from Etsy

  Whether you're talking Valentine's Day decor or gifts, I love the uniqueness of items found on Etsy.  There is a one-of-a-kind treasure for everyone and it is an opportunity to support small businesses. Here is my collection of top picks for all things LOVE found on...

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Make a Teacher Smile with KISSES and this Free Printable

Join me to #SayMore to those you value and appreciate this holiday season.  Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe.  I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item...

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Blue Without You Care Package

In just a few short weeks, my niece is coming home from an internship in Wisconsin.  We are so excited and cannot wait for her return! For the longest time, I had been wanting to send her a care package.  I loved the yellow sunshine package all over Pinterest.  But...

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A Unique Anniversary Gift I LOVE!

Oh friends!  I've been so excited to share this gorgeous and unique anniversary gift idea for a special couple.  From Uncommon Goods, comes this Reclaimed Wine Barrel Serving Tray.  And let me tell you:  it is simply stunning! But first a word about the company it...

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10 FUN Ways to Celebrate Dad!

Looking for some fun ideas for Father's Day (or anytime you want to celebrate Dad)?  From crafts and gifts to games and crazy activities, these ideas will be sure to make Dad feel special and appreciated. 10 FUN Ways to Celebrate Dad: Have your kids fill out this...

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Softsoap Gift Basket for the Exhausted Mom

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #FreshAndGlow #CollectiveBias   Do you know a mom who has been running non-stop?  Maybe she is dealing with circumstances that are beyond the usual busyness of...

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Sharing the Love this Valentine’s Day with Minted

Are you all set for Valentine's Day cards and gifts?  If not, be sure to check out the super cute Valentine's Day Cards from Minted.  They have beautiful cards to send out across the country and even a fun assortment of personalized valentines for your child to share...

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How To Make A Braided Coaster: Step by Step Tutorial

If you have a child who can braid and use a needle and thread, they will have a blast making this braided coaster.  And it makes a great homemade gift for mom or dad. *wink, wink* My 5 year old daughter and I spent an enjoyable afternoon making the braided coaster...

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Summer Bouquet Teleflora Giveaway & Discount Code

This week is my birthday!  I plan on getting up super early and having breakfast on the beach with my family to celebrate.  But to start the festivities, I am excited to bring you another great Teleflora giveaway.   And what's more, all our blog readers can save 20%...

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FREE Printable for Father’s Day

You probably knew to expect this one.  Father's Day is less than three weeks away.  And since we made a fill-in booklet for Mother's Day, of course, we had to make a  free printable for Father's Day too! This gift is simple, personalized and memorable to hold on to...

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DIY Father’s Day T-Shirt with Heat Transfer

If you are a crafter, a scrapbooker, a party planner, decorator, card maker or have just about any other creative bone in your body, you will love the Silhouette Cameo.  It has been my most used, most versatile and fun purchase for anything creative and interesting to...

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Easy & Practical Teacher Gift

I have a go-to end of the year teacher gift.  It isn't super creative.  It isn't ultra personalized.  But it will add beauty to the teacher's home and not wind up in some box in the basement. A simple hanging basket. We like to add some sort of cute tag or sign (see...

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Show the Love: Mother’s Day Door Hanger

What child doesn't like a little crafting and painting?  And what mom doesn't appreciate a thoughtful, homemade gift from her child?  On May 11th, the kids can greet Mom with this sweet Mother's Day Door Hanger. Now, if you're the mom, you'll need to pass this idea on...

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Mother’s Day Gift: A FREE Fill-In Booklet From Your Child

In our house, we don't spend a lot of money on cards for the kids to give us for various holidays.  A homemade card and message is more precious and much less expensive.  And that is where this little Mother's Day gift comes into play. Mom will have a fun keepsake of...

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Origami Money as a Gift

Are you looking for a creative way to give money as a gift?  For our nieces and nephews, once they turn 13, we start giving cash.  They appreciate it.  We appreciate it.  But sometimes, we just want to dress it up a bit. Enter Origami Money. There are tons of youtube...

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Celebrating Milestone Birthdays

Do you have a milestone birthday to celebrate soon?  I think you'll LOVE this idea that Marcy put together for her sister-in-law, Lydia.  For Lydia's 40th birthday, Marcy emailed out family and friends and invited them to participate in 40 days of celebration. Each...

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Photo Friday ~ No. 5

I love this photo of Kim's cute kiddos!  Their little message would make a fun Father's Day photo gift (framed, on a mug, calendar, etc).  But you could also snap it on any ordinary day and mail the photo to Daddy at work as a surprise.  I'm sure he will feel the...

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Gift Card Booklet

Teacher Gifts.  Do you ever struggle with what to get you child's school or music teacher?  If so, check out this great Gift Card Booklet idea!  My friend is a piano teacher and received the most creative (and useful) gift from two of her students.   What will Mrs....

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Farmer Carts for Children’s Gifts

I don't know what it is about twins' birthday parties that make me feel creative, but this is the second birthday party for twins that I've given more than just a cool toy off a shelf (and I do that quite often).  See my No-Sew Fort Kits for Kate & Jack last year...

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Doing Mother’s Day in Community

Being a mom is hard work.  We run here, we run there.  We teach, train, encourage, challenge . . . wipe.  We meet the ups and downs of motherhood head on every day.  There are those glorious moments of joy and delight, but also those times of utter frustration and...

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Welcome!

My name is Kristen. I'm a former Wedding & Event Planner blogging about fun ways to celebrate each and every day and the special occasions of life. Here you'll find inspiration for family fun, children's activities, party planning and a faith-filled life.