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...]

Puzzle Photo Frames Gift & Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations. As Moms and Dads get older, I feel like they get harder and harder to give meaningful gifts to.  They always seem to have everything they want, and things like movies or lotion sometimes feel lame.  When giving to parents, you just really want to give them something that demonstrates your love for them and shows them their life and accomplishments.  For most people, … [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 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...]

Father’s Day Basket Giveaway

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Father's Day is less than a week away and I always have a hard time thinking of things for my dad and husband.  I recently saw a Jimmy Fallon where he mentioned how Mother's Day is when everyone spends hundreds of dollars on their moms and Father's Day is 10 minutes looking in the junk drawer for a gift.  That's kinda true, though right?Fathers do so much and work so hard, they deserve to have an awesome gift.  And the truth is that the media … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RedEnvelope. Being a mom is hands-down the hardest thing I have ever done.  I've been doing it for a little over six years now.  I may not be as seasoned as all y'all but I do have plenty of those true MOM moments where you know you deserve like a million dollars just for being a Mom. I was thinking about the most recent MOM moment.  It occurred on a family trip to San Diego we just took. … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Chocolate Lover’s Mother’s Day Gift

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I have a little bit of a problem with chocolate--my problem being that I can't stop eating it.  And since that's contributed to the nice little winter weight that I put on, it's time to start giving away my chocolate and sharing the Dove--er, I mean LOVE.   Dove is such amazing chocolate.  What makes it so special?  To me, it's the silky smoothness of the chocolate.  No other chocolate feels just so...smooooooth.  But I also love the … [Read more...]

Wrapping Pretty Presents the EZ Way

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. How you wrap presents kind of tells a lot about your personality.  My brother always took pride in the extremity of his gift wrapping efforts--and not in a good way.  One year he took a full DRAWER from a chest of drawers, complete with the junk still in it, put the gift in the drawer, and wrapped the … [Read more...]