Christmas time is near and things get busy! I always try to make the holidays extra special at our house, and it certainly doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to do so. I do a lot of little things during the holiday season to try and make everything memorable without going crazy wasting too much time or money. Here is a super fun way to warp a simple gift like a movie or game, that will simply delight your kids. By using plain paper and adding a few little extras with a dab of glue, the Christmas wrap goes from boring…to quirky and cute and super fun.
Need a great practical gift for Dad this father’s day? Something you know he will love, use, and appreciate? Take a trip to the local grocery store and stroll up and down each isle with nothing but good old Dad in mind! Grab a few of those things that you know he loves as a delightful treat and package them up for a thoughtful, yet useful gift this fathers day. With father’s day right around the corner, I wanted to share a past gift with you that was a huge hit. What man doesn’t love his favorite snacks and treats in the cupboard for a late night movie or after a long days work. Stock him up with his favorite treats and make it into a gift to show Dad just how special he is. This gift is not just for Father’s day – try it for any man on your list during the holidays, to celebrate a birthday, or any occasion!
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!
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!
Have you ever had to give a joint gift to two little ones in your family? If you have, then you know that wrapping it is key! If they are different genders you have to find something that works for both, and keep both of their interests in mind. Here is a super fun way to wrap a gift for two that makes it fun for both of them to open together! By wrapping half the gift in one kind of paper and the other half in another, they both get the trill of opening their own gift. Not only does it make it fun for them both to anticipate, but it makes sharing the job of opening it a little easier too. They both are busy opening and reading their cards at the same time, and both have an “end” to open before revealing the surprise inside.
The holidays are quickly approaching and I am always thinking of ways that I can help them “give” to the people that they love the most. My hope is to teach my children the importance of thinking of others this time of the year, and that the simplest gifts are often the most precious to the people that love them most. This year we are making personalized mugs that include the kids handwriting and something that they love to do with that family member on it. Dollar store mugs turn into a sweet sentiment and a special personalized gift for the kids to give this Christmas.
Hope Everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday with their families! Now that Christmas is just around the corner it is time to think about gift giving and holiday festivities. When it comes to giving gifts I love to give things that are homemade with love. One of the gifts that I have given in the past is canned goods made from things that we grew in our garden our apple trees. Here is a beautiful way to package those homemade canned goods so that they look as good as they taste! What a great gift to give the people that you love most this holiday.
Is there anything better than fresh from the oven warm bread slathered in a deliciously sweet cinnamon infused butter? I think not. If you have ever been to Texas Roadhouse and raved over their amazing complimentary rolls with the sinful cinnamon butter you know they are irresistible. Here are two recipes so you can enjoy them at home.
A child’s birthday party is a great time to celebrate and to give them something special. Many parents get overwhelmed by the toys that their kids acquire in their homes, and that is what prompted this gift. My favorite gift to give is a craft basket filled with supplies – complete with crafty ideas.
A can of chalkboard spray paint and an unused platter turn into a simple and useful welcome sign f or your home. A delightful little chalkboard that can welcome guests, politely ask them to remove shoes, or greet your friends for a party.