A Beer Cake For The Man In Your Life

Birthdays and holidays always leave my baffled when it comes to what to give the men in my life as a gift.  Unless I have a list with a specific tool or electronic devises I am lost, and most likely I don’t have enough money to buy it anyway!  These days I am trying hard to think practical, but still put the time and effort into giving gifts to the men that mean the most to me deserve.  With father’s day right around the corner and today being my handsome hubby’s birthday I wanted to share a past gift with you that was a huge hit.  What man doesn’t love a nice cold beer after a hard day, or while grilling out on a nice summer night.  Stock him up with his favorite brew and make it into a cake fit for any man on their special day.   If that man isn’t a beer drinker substitute any beverage that they like!

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End Of The Year Teacher’s Thank You Gift

Yesterday I shared with you an  idea for an infinity scarf teachers appreciation gift that included a simple sewing project.  Here is another quick and easy idea for those of you who don’t sew, or don’t have time to make a scarf before the end of the school year!  Stop and grab a nice bottle of nail polish in a shade that you think your child’s teacher will like.  Maybe a bright fun color for summer.  Then add a little tag that says:  “Thanks for helping me polish up my reading, writing, and much more!”  This would make a great little thank you for any female influence in your child’s life, and can be easily personalized by changing up the phrase or by adding your favorite teacher’s name to it!

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Inexpensive Teachers Infinity Scarf Gift

Teachers are such an important part of our children’s lives and saying thank you to them is so important!  As the end of the school year approaches I have been thinking hard about a way to show them how much my kids have enjoyed having them as a teacher, and for me how much I appreciate them loving, teaching, and sharing in my children’s lives.  There are so many teachers appreciation gift ideas out there, but here is my take on a simple and inexpensive gift that my kids will be giving to their teachers this year to say Thank You to infinity for all that they do!  A simple DIY infinity scarf can cost just a couple dollars and take just minutes to make, but it is sure to show your child’s teacher that they are appreciated for years to come.

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Oreo Fluff Recipe – Easy Memorial Day Picnic Dessert

With memorial day weekend all but here I know that a vast majority of you will be spending some time at a get together, cookout, or picnic of some kind.  And from that weekend through the summer months there are lots of opportunities to bring a dish to pass to lots of different types of summer functions.  Here is a simple dessert recipe that is sure to be a hit!  This Oreo Fluff recipe is quick and easy to make, but is packed full of creamy cookie goodness.  Guests of every age will enjoy this light fluffy dessert and I know you won’t leave with leftovers!  Take it to your next function to please a crowd.

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Repurposed Serving Tray To A Chalkboard Welcome Sign

Summertime is just around the corner and now that the weather is getting nice we are spending a ton of time outdoors.  Along with preparing the garden, doing some spring cleaning, and breaking out the summer decor we added a new welcome sign by the front door.  I received this serving tray almost 9 years ago as a wedding gift, and I bet I used it twice over those 9 years.  It was really  neat and nice, so I didn’t really want to get rid of it, so I decided I would just re purpose it into something that I would use and love.  A can of chalkboard paint and some painters tape took this unused serving tray and transformed it into the perfect welcome sign for the front porch.

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What I Wore Wednesday – Favorites Never Get Old

Happy Wednesday – thanks for stopping by! Here are 2 outfits for you that are night and day different!  A casual date night look, and my favorite all time jeans and t-shirt look for horsin around.  Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day. The Pleated Poppy has an amazing series where she shares what she wears each week to keep herself accountable for getting out of her pajamas everyday and I’m joining in the fun! What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if they aren’t heading off to work each day.

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DIY Customized Water Bottles Using Decorative Tape

Looking for a fun way to make serving bottled water extra special at an event or party?  Turn those store bought bottled waters into customized bottles that for fit your event’s decor for just a couple dollars.  A roll of decorative packaging tape is all you need to transform those boring water bottles  to an extraordinary addition to your event!  Not only are these great for events, parties, cookouts, birthdays, and graduations but they are great to keep in the fridge for the kids to grab and go.  We use them in lunches, for sporting events and more.  It’s quick and easy for the kids to keep track of their water bottle at sporting events because they are specially marked and easily identifiable.  This takes only moments and takes bottled water to a new, fun level.

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Traveling With Kids – Chip Clip Card Holder

My kids have loooooved playing card games since their first round of go fish!  We often enjoy card games on rainy days, game nights, and even on card trips.  When they were very young I noticed that they had a hard time viewing all of their cards at once without dropping them as they sorted through their stack, trying to figure out which card to play.  A stop at the dollar store was all we needed to to turn card games with toddlers into an easy and even “on the go” activity.  Using a large chip clip they can hold all of their cards so that they see them, but their competitors cannot.  This is also a great way to play cards on a road tip. A simple solution for little hands and a great way to promote play, learning, and fun as a family.

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What I Wore Wednesday – Springtime Layers

Happy Wednesday – thanks for stopping by! Here are 5 outfits for you!  All but one came in at around $20 total!  Great spring styles with layers for the hot days and cool nights on a major budget.  Fun outfits perfect for a busy stay at home mom.  Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day. The Pleated Poppy has an amazing series where she shares what she wears each week to keep herself accountable for getting out of her pajamas everyday and I’m joining in the fun! What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if they aren’t heading off to work each day.

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Glory Glory Morning Glories

I certainly wouldn’t say that I have a green thumb, but over the last few years I have learned a lot about gardening through trial and error.  Flowers have always been scary to me, so I like to stick with things that I know I can manage.  Good old zinnias and sunflowers, and gladiolas  are fool proof and about the only thing I have had success with until… drum roll please… last summer. I was determined to cover my garden fence in climbing flowers, and glory glory…Morning glories were my answer.  I was able to grow the most beautiful morning glories, and they cover the entire side of my garden in their simple splendor.  Beautiful winding stems, and amazingly vibrant colors all in-twined in my simple garden fence were not so difficult and SO worth the effort!

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