10 Unique Mens Gift Ideas

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I have the same problem every year--my husband's birthday and Christmas fall within three weeks of each other.  So basically I use up all my gift ideas for him on his birthday and Christmas always seems to be a bit of a letdown.  Plus, he is the type of guy to buy himself things that he wants instead of waiting for it, which makes his wish list very short.  So I've had to get creative and I have come up with this list of 15 unique mens gift … [Read more...]

5 Minute Hot Chocolate Gift

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This post first appeared on Tatertots and Jello. It's time to start thinking gift-everything.  Gifts for kids, parents, siblings, spouses.  But don't forget gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, bosses, and anyone else you might need to whip up a quick gift for!  Today I'm sharing a 5-minute hot chocolate gift.  It seriously couldn't be easier! Supplies: Mug (mine was from IKEA) Sharpie, fine tip Hot chocolate mix Mini … [Read more...]

Easy Mini Apple Pies

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The other day I needed a quick dessert.  I bought some pre-made pie dough and some pre-made apple pie filling.  Together they cost less than $5.  Then I got out my cupcake pan and spread out the pie dough.  I used a circle cutter and cut some circles that I pressed into the cupcake pan.  Then I opened the pie filling and scooped a little into each mini pie. I used the dough scraps and rolled them out.  I cut them into strips which I wove … [Read more...]

10 Awesome Toys for Kids

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It's that time of year--time for massive amounts of shopping.  The hardest part is knowing what to get.  Sometimes they have lists, but sometimes I feel like my kids don't really know what they want.  They have a limited world view and don't know what is out there in the way of toys.  So I decided to go on a hunt for some cool toys that most kids will sure to love.  So without further adieu, here is 10 awesome toys for kids! 1. Giant … [Read more...]

LeapBand and LeapTV Review

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It's time to start embarking on the daunting task of Christmas shopping!  And today I will help you out with a question that might be on your mind, as it has been on mine lately:  which video game system should I get for my kids? If your kids are around my kids' ages you might wonder if getting them video games is something you should do.  Well I'm not a pediatrician who is going to tell you no TV or video games until your child is 25, I'm … [Read more...]

My Small Business

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As I begin writing my 1001st post, (and since Thanksgiving is soon) I wanted to take a moment to talk a little about my business and how grateful I am for the success I have had. I started Honeybear Lane in 2009 as an Etsy shop.  I was getting back to my creative roots after spending so much time being a full time student and then a first-time mom.  My best friend was pregnant with her first baby and I wanted to make her daughter something … [Read more...]

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

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I have a few easy Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas to share today.  They really are so super simple, don't require many elements or know-how, and are still beautiful and elegant. The first one is a 1x8 board, stained dark walnut, with some burlap over the top.  I added different rustic fall decorations on top and played with it.  The possibilities are endless and what's nice is that sometimes centerpieces are too tall for good conversation, … [Read more...]

Decorating for Real Life

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My beautiful and talented friend Wendy Hyde has just written a book.  And it's an incredible book too.  I received it last week and couldn't put it down.  I've read other decorating books and they seemed to be filled with the same types of design.  So if you don't happen to like that style, then too bad.  It's called "Decorating for Real Life." Wendy's book is filled with all different sorts of design styles, inspired from real people's … [Read more...]