10 Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas

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Here in Utah, there are only about 3 weeks left until school starts! And yes, I did say that with an exclamation point because I'm SO ready for my kids to be back in a routine. This summer has been long for us, since all our money is going into building our house, we didn't take a vacation or go anywhere. And I'm impatient this year, since I'm dying to be in my own house which won't be done until Christmas. But Back to SCHOOL...I think we are … [Read more...]

20 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Now

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I know Christmas is RIGHT around the corner and you all are super excited to see all the Christmas ornaments at Hobby Lobby right?? Seeing as it's July...maybe not so much.  But I always like to post some handmade Christmas gifts at this time because Christmas is so overwhelming with the number of things you have to do that handmade gifts tend to not happen.  If you put them off until December, chances are it will become next year's gift am I … [Read more...]

15 Summer Boredom Busters

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It's July...it's hot...and you're getting a little tired of schlepping kids around from the pool to swimming lessons to day camp. But when Mom gets to stay home and relax, the kids inevitably are 'bored'. Here are fifteen fun summer boredom busters for when your kids get those 'I'm bored' voices. We've had a crazy summer so far and things are finally starting to settle down. I'm potty training my daughter this week and so we have to stay … [Read more...]

Patriotic Lanterns & Giveaway!

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Today I'm sharing a very patriotic craft idea for some cute and functional home decor.  Patriotic lanterns!  I have had these plain galvanized metal lanterns from IKEA for a long time and though I loved them, I thought I could jazz them up for the biggest American summer holiday:  the 4th of July. These are pretty easy to change as long as you have some good quality spray paint (Rustoleum from The Home Depot and good quality painter's … [Read more...]

4th of July Luminaries

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One of the best parts of celebrating the 4th of July is staying up late to do fireworks and partying with family and friends.  If you want to jazz up your 4th of July party, why not make these easy 4th of July luminaries to add some ambiance to your dinner party?  I got this idea from here and I loved how she made the words her font.  I used candles for my luminaries but you could just as easily drill a hole in the back for icicle lights to go in … [Read more...]

15 DIY Father’s Day Gifts

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What are you giving the fathers in your life for Father's Day? Is your father a more 'manly' guy or is he a more 'I'd like to be pampered but I wouldn't ever actually ask for that' type of guy? Is he a grandpa? Is he a first-time father? Any way you do it, fathers deserve something special and heartfelt on Father's Day, so here are 15 DIY Father's Day Gifts! From start to finish, there is a whole array of presents you could make, some even … [Read more...]

Kids Craft Kits Kiwi Crate

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kiwi Crate. One thing people always say to me is "You must do so many fun crafts with your kids" because I'm 'so crafty.'  But the reality is that I don't.  I actually have a hard time thinking of things to do with them.  And it seems like so much effort sometimes when you could just take the kids to the swimming pool.  But then I learned about Kiwi Crate.  Have you heard of this … [Read more...]

Colorful Crate Toy Storage

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So excited to have Amanda guest posting today from her new blog.  She used to blog at Every Creative Endeavor but has recently started a new blog with her handy husband.  Yay! Hello Honeybear Lane readers, my name is Amanda and my husband, Spencer, and I blog over at The Contractor Chronicles. Spencer is a contractor by trade and we have fun remodeling and doing home improvements to our home – He makes it work and I make it look good and that … [Read more...]