Gift Guide 2014-For When You’re REALLY Stumped

Gift guide

Sometimes you really want to get that special someone something, well, special.  I wanted to gather together a few items for you that are still useful and they are beautiful and thoughtful.  Read on to get inspired.  Have another idea?  Share it in the comment below with us! **Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to write these reviews.  My opinions are my own and were ...

7 Ornaments In Five Minutes Or Less

Ornament DIY

I love DIY gifts and ornaments are something that everyone can hang on their tree and remember an occasion by.  I set out to find some easy ways to customize ornaments that you can do quickly and easily.  I ordered some ornaments from Amazon and I set out to find rejects I could complete with craft supplies I already had on hand. Top left-The first thing I tried was simply putting paint ...

Kids’ Stocking Stuffer Guide-2014

Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Don't want to fill their stockings with candy or useless plastic toys they will never use again?  Our guide will give you some affordable, fun and even useful ideas for your kids.  Read on and let me know what you think!   1.  If you love the idea of kids' "dough" but don't love the chemicals that usually come it in, check out Eco Dough.  It's made with all natural ingredients.  Colored with ...

Clutter Free Gifts 2014 Edition

Clutter Free Gifts

Instead of giving STUFF this holiday season focus on what you could give theta will enrich the lives of those you are gifting to.  I suggest experiences or items they can consume.  Here are some ideas that will get you thinking creatively and hopefully inspire you to give the perfect clutter free gift. 1.  Give to others instead of each other.  World Vision allows you to gift to those in ...

Holiday Decorating Made Easy

GroopDealz

Decorating for the holidays doesn't have to be hard. It's truly a "less is more situation".  Focus on displaying and using the items that have great sentimental value to you, represent traditions or that you just plain love.  Personally, I made some tough choices this year.  I had a lot of things I was holding onto, year after year, just because I owned them or someone had given them to me.  I ...

Holiday Beauty with Colgate and Walgreens

Colgate

Okay so I'm really guilty of this myself.  I get really busy with clients, the house, my family and the holidays and I make ZERO time for myself.  We're talking throwing on clothes and putting my unbrushed hair in a ponytail kind of busy....So this year, I'm vowing to take care of myself.  I'm not going to spend a whole day at a spa, but I'm going to focus on the important things.  So I set out to ...

The Holidays Are Coming (Now Start Cleaning) #NeatoBestPetVacuum

You know it, the holiday are coming....and so are the guests!  The holidays are about having fun, entertaining and being a family.  So how do you make sure EVERYONE has a good time, including you? Well a little  planning, preparation and clover use of resources will make a smooth and stress free holiday season. This post is sponsored by Neato Robotics and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being ...

DIY Metal Stamping

Metal Stamping

As the holiday approach and the leaves start to fall, it's a great time of year to start some crafting projects.  I love to craft some things that I can give as gifts.  They are thoughtful, unique and often, inexpensive.  I've done a lot of crafts over the years, but I've never tried metal stamping.  It was surprisingly easy.  I had some vintage silver spoons lying around (mismatched), and I ...

Pumpkin Lights

Pumpkin Lights

Jill’s tip: I love using battery-powered lights to emphasize my holiday displays. It takes a lot of time to decorate for the season and that hard work should be appreciated by day or by night. Here’s a clever way to make your pumpkins stand out. Imagine these lining a walkway or sitting atop hay bales next to your door. Find: String of lights (around 30-100, depending on the size of the ...