Scandinavian Inspired Ornaments

scandinavian inspired ornaments

Hello friends!  As part of the DecoArt Design Team, this month I was challenged to come up with a project with the theme of International Holidays.  There are so many options here, but I was really drawn to the bold red and white of Scandinavia.  I really love their style and art, so I decided to give my own a try.  It ended up being pretty easy and anyone can do it!  I mean seriously, my six year old helped me with this, so yes--anyone can do … [Read more...]

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

easy mini apple pies

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...]