Valentine’s Day Hershey Kiss Mice

These Hershey Kiss Mice are an adorable and easy to make Valentine's Day craft! My kids LOVE these!

I have to be honest, I’m still a bit in the post Christmas slump.  I miss my twinkling lights and abundant decorations-the house seems bare and the cold weather just isn’t as much fun without Christmas on the horizon. To help pull me out of my funk I’m throwing myself into Valentine’s Day this week-and…

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DIY Gift Idea: Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

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It’s been about five years since I made the switch from store bought to homemade gifts for the vast majority of my gifting list.  It’s been a huge help not only for my budget but it also helps keep me out of the rampant commercialism of the hoildays and really thinking about what the special…

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DIY Paperwhite Bulb Mason Jar Gift

DIY Bulb in a Jar Gift HI Res-1

Now you all know that I’m a huge fan of popping anything and everything into a jar around here-gifts, recipes, even my office supplies are stored in jars! So you can imagine how excited I was when I was invited to participate in Ball Brand’s 25 Days of Making and Giving! I came up with…

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95 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her

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Ladies, consider this your early Christmas present from me! I don’t know about you but in my family it always seems like the women are the ones doing the holiday shopping.  Every year I see my husband’s eyes light up frantically about two days before Christmas with the realization that he alone is responsible for…

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Harvest Honey Snack Mix Mason Jar Gift

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Thank you to Nature Nate’s for sponsoring this delicious recipe and craft tutorial, as always all opinions are my own! Last weekend my boys requested we make a new, fantastic “sweet treat” together with some Nature Nate’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey they had their eye on in the pantry. They love helping me create new…

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Easy DIY Ruler Star

Easy DIY Ruler Star Tutorial - this would make a cute back to school teacher's gift!

Although we homeschool our boys,  I’ve been seeing a lot of friends looking for simple, easy ideas for teacher gifts to give as we head into back to school season…this easy DIY ruler star is the teacher gift idea and would make a super cute decor accent as well! Materials 3 wood yardsticks-look at the…

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