Shopkins Valentines Basket

Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends. #HSYMessageofLove As a kid, Valentines Day was always so fun for me.  Not just because of school Valentines parties and all the candy and whatnot.  It started out fun first thing in the morning because my mom set out little bowls of candy and some fun little gifts next to it. … [Read more...]

Pedicure Gift Basket Idea

I have a friend who has a birthday in December.  I don't know personally, but I feel like having a December birthday would be kind of hard.  Everyone is so busy with the holidays, and then you end up getting a birthday present that often doubles as a Christmas present.  So my friends and I wanted to do something special for her birthday to let her know that it wasn't just lumped in with Christmas.  However you could certainly use this idea for … [Read more...]

25 DIY Stocking Stuffers Under $10

It's hard to believe that Christmas is so close already! I seriously can't believe it's only a few days away. I was getting ready for Christmas back at the beginning of November when it felt sooo far away and then in the blink of an eye, it's practically here! Are any of you in panic mode? Have you gotten everything on your Christmas shopping list? How about your Christmas DIY list? Here is a list of some great last minute DIY stocking stuffers! … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Cozy Christmas Gift Basket

This post was sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart, all opinions are my own. Don't miss the giveaway at the end of this post! There are always those people in your life that you really don't know what to get them for Christmas.  They either have everything they want or need, you don't know them that well, or you just don't have the time or energy to put forward a truly custom gift.  Well I have the perfect solution for … [Read more...]

Top 10 Tool Gifts for DIYers

Christmas is coming and if you're like me, your list is full of 'weird' gift ideas like new tools and such.  Well, being a DIYer, I know what would make ME happy to receive--tool gifts!  So this gift list is for all you people who are DIYers--send your loved ones to this post and say "Get me anything on here." This list includes affiliate links, please see my full disclosure here Ryobi Nailers 18-Volt One+ AirStrike Brad Nailer … [Read more...]

20 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Sewing Now

Well folks, you've seen the signs:  the red and green aisle at Hobby Lobby, the expression "Christmas in July" floating around.  Half of the year is over and the holiday season is ever creeping up on us.  Many of you may be thinking "Christmas presents?! Really?!  Let me enjoy my summer!"  But you know how it goes--you have great intentions for giving some really special, meaningful gifts, but then October turns into November and you've spent all … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Coasters

Want a quick and easy project that also makes a great gift?  Chalkboard coasters. I got these wood sliced coasters at World Market awhile back (but you could easily find yourself a log and saw it up)  and grabbed some of my DecoArt chalkboard paint. I just squeezed some of the paint onto the coaster and painted it up to the bark border.  I let it dry for a couple hours. After it was dry, I rubbed some chalk across it to … [Read more...]

Dash and Dot Robots Review

My kids got the Dash and Dot Robots for Christmas and it's been a big hit!  (Read this introductory post to refresh your memory about them.)  So far, it's kind of like having a pet.  Only way easier to take care of!  But it's been kind of like training a dog to do tricks. I took some videos so you can see just exactly what we've been doing... This toy is such a great toy for teaching kids to learn how to program and code.  It's a … [Read more...]