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Getting Christmas Crafty | Reindeer Photo Gift
CREATE, DIY, Holidays

Getting Christmas Crafty | Reindeer Photo Gift

I don’t know about you, but thinking of a new and unique creative way to make a gift for a loved one for Christmas is exhausting! I love getting crafty, and putting my DIY-thinking cap on, but sometimes life gets in the way and we are too busy when it comes time to executing our amazing and complex ideas.  If this hasn’t happened to you, that is amazing, but true confession… it definitely has happened to me!  This time of year can be very overwhelming thanks to Pinterest.  To help you out this year, I made an easy-to-do, very inexpensive and simple photo craft for all of the grandparents in our lives.  Trust me, very little creative skills are needed for this one!  I hope this adorable and easy-to-make tutorial brings you peace in this crazy-busy time and allows you to impress your loved ones. Are you ready to get crafty???
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How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly
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How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away… Which means Christmas is right around the corner??!! Where has 2016 gone?! Since December is almost here, you know what that means… Time to order Christmas Cards! Every year I order our family Christmas Cards through Shutterfly because they have the biggest selection and I am always happy with their backgrounds, colors and options.  Their website is so user-friendly and within a few minutes you can have a picture perfect card.

How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly

If you’re not familiar with Shutterfly let me explain. Shutterfly is an online photo and personalization company that I have been using for over 12 years. Let’s just say I’m a big fan of Shutterfly!  Every November, with the click of a button, I upload my family photos into their website and create a unique and special Christmas Card to send out to my family and friends.

Shutterfly does an amazing job of coming out with new designs, creative photo layouts, well-thoughtout holiday taglines and colorful touches that make our holiday cards so beautiful; and this years selection does not disappoint!

Not only are the selections amazing, but so are the prices. Shutterfly always offers amazing discount codes and you get so much bang for your buck when you order through them online. (Keep reading… There are fabulous Shutterfly discounts at the end of this post – Your welcome!) Continue Reading

Sangria Bar

Just Add Fruit | Sangria Bar

I love hosting gatherings at our home and the best way to start off a fun night of socializing with friends is with a fabulous drink! On the menu today is my Fruity Sangria Bar.  When I am hosting, I like to serve drinks that are not only delicious and good looking, but drinks that are easy to make.  Let’s face it, when you are serving a whole meal it helps to have a yummy cocktail recipe that is not time consuming to make, and this setup is just that… because ain’t no body got time for that!

Sangria Bar

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Positively Prepared | Back to School Gift Basket

I have received information and materials from JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, LLC. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #PositivelyPrepared #BacktoSchool #CollectiveBias

Back To School

My sweet four year old just started preschool which is such an exciting time in our home, but it also means… GERMS!!! I consider myself a prepared mama so I always have these remedies on hand and ready to go; Children’s TYLENOL® and Children’s MOTRIN® for my daughter… and of course Extra Strength TYLENOL® for me!  Thanks to these go-to products, I am ready for school season ahead, which inevitably comes with some aches and pains… for both of us. Continue Reading


DIY Refinished Chalkboard Menu | Guest Blogger

I don’t know about you, but I am all about chalkboard art these days.  My friend Kerry over at XO Kerry has offered to share with us her DIY Refinished Chalkboard Menu.  It is an easy to do DIY project, requires minimal supplies and will be the perfect addition to your kitchen!

Without further adue… take it away Kerry!

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Datebox – Growth

I am much more me when I’m with you. – Datebox

For our 8th wedding anniversary, I wanted to share a special date with my husband, but I was looking for something a little outside our box.  Ironically enough, a friend of mine recommended something inside a box: a Datebox.

Datebox is a subscription box company that you pre-order online and every month a unique box containing everything you need for a fun and creative date is delivered to your door step. Each month the box has a different theme and activity inside that allows you an opportunity to create a special memory.
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summer activity sheets
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Summer Activity Sheets + FREE PRINTABLES

School has only been out for only a few weeks and my daughter is already missing her craft and color time. My daughter definitely inherited the artsy-bug!  She loves to draw and color and will do so on just about anything if I don’t keep an eye on her!  She has already colored her way through multiple coloring books, so I decided it was time to give her something to color on that is a little more educational. She loves working on coloring in the lines and is fascinated with the alphabet, numbers and shapes, so I decided to make a few activity sheets that she can have fun coloring, but also (secretly) use as an aid to refresh her memory with things she learned in school this year.  I also love that at any time I can just print out new sheets and let her creative juices flow again and again.

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CHEERS! to Wedding Season – The Perfect Wedding Gift

It’s June… so that means wedding season is in full swing and wedding bells are ringing!  Warning, I might be a little bias because I am a June bride… and if you don’t believe me just turn on the Hallmark channel, June is wedding movie month.  🙂

Since I just celebrated my anniversary… weddings are on my mind.  So I wanted to share with all of you wedding-goers one of my favorite go-to wedding gifts.  It is super simple to make and always a hit with the bride and groom.   Continue Reading

Latte Love

A WHOLE LATTE LOVE : Father’s Day Gift Idea for the Coffee Lover

If you are looking for a gift for the COFFEE-loving Dad in your life, then search no further!

My husband never leaves home without a travel-mug full of hot coffee in his hand.  When I discovered that Shutterfly offers a coffee-themed personalizable stainless steel mug, I knew it would be the perfect gift for my hubby.

Click HERE to visit the Shutterfly website and begin personalizing the “Whole Latte Love Stainless Steel Travel Mug” for the special dad in your life.  Within minutes you will have the perfect gift created.

Coffee LoveI was able to add text (FOR DADDY) and one of my husband’s favorite photos.

Coffee Love

The end result turned out just perfect.  I know he will love and cherish this mug!

Coffee Inspired

BONUS: I even found the perfect manly-man’s bag of JOE Coffee that describes my husband perfectly… Tall, Dark & Handsome, to pair with his mug!  Click HERE.

coffee inspired Father' Day Gift

Don’t you just love online shopping??!!  Both items were shipped to my home.  As a busy mom this is the best way to Father’s Day shop!

Don’t forget to use Shutterfly’s free shipping discount code – SHIP39!

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