I am so happy to be participating in this 101+ Friend Gift Ideas Blog Hop to help Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week.  There are over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive gift ideas and free printables! All week long, Kristen is sharing birthday tips and giveaways, so be sure to check out her…

A few weeks ago I was on the phone with my friend, Vanessa, from Our Thrifty Ideas and we were chatting. It was her husbands birthday and he was gone golfing… and for some reason out of my mouth came the phrase “It’s my Birthday and I’ll Golf if I Want To”.  Then I commented…

Hey guys, it’s April from illistyle.com here to share a super easy DIY Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift with you. Look, we all do it. Forget a holiday. We are human. So, don’t beat yourself up if mom is on her way for dinner on Mother’s Day and you realize you forgot a gift! Run to the…

Hey everyone – are you all ready for Easter?  I am shocked, but happy to announce that I am actually ready a few weeks before Easter!  My April is C-R-A-Z-Y!  This upcoming weekend is my last semi-normal weekend for a while. Then we have Easter, then I’m gone for SNAP and then the next weekend…

Hey guys! It’s Lyndi with Ellie Bean Design Company! One of my favorite things about my job is to help people build their new custom home.  I love helping my clients with the planning, designing, and choosing every single item inside and outside of their new home.  I focus on the details and in the…

I have shared this tradition before but I got to talk about it with the Crafting Chicks and thought I would share it again here because it literally is my favorite gift tradition. Three years ago I was in the midst of buying presents for my boys and started feeling strongly that I was just…

In full disclosure I must confess that my family doesn’t officially do stockings – we do boots!  Big, red & white ceramic Santa boots! It’s a tradition that my mother did with me and my siblings. About 5 years ago, my sister found ours boots and immediately me and my 3 older sisters all hurried…

As I shared last year in my original White Elephant Gift post, my husbands family does a big White Elephant Gift Exchange each year!  It’s one of the most fun parts of their Christmas party for us adults!  Some years we like to bring gifts that we know that no one wants and it’s fun…

This month I’ve got an easy little project that will double quite nicely as a Christmas gift for any friends or family that enjoy cooking (got any hard-to-gift-for men on your list?).  My husband loves to cook on the grill.  Our first married Christmas, he made smoked salmon in a snow storm, no lie.  It…

As I’ve been in the mode of really organizing and getting my house functioning better we have really been purging a lot! Especially in the toys department. I realized that my boys had WAY too many toys!  Being that this last baby of ours is a girl too – it made it much easier to…