Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Looking for an easy gift idea that doesn't involve sugar expanding your waistline?  This recipe DOES invovle sugar, but it's used in a way that will pamper you with out packing on the calories!  Plus it's pretty to look at, smells fantastic, and will make your skin feel INCREDIBLY soft smooth and silky (ooh la la). Simple Peppermint Candy Cane... Read More

Girls Camp Craft Idea: Repurposed Chalkboards

Repurpose an old dish or platter into a cute chalkboard sign! Perfect for a Girls Camp craft project!
If you're looking for a quick and easy (and affordable) craft idea for youth, this is a great one! All you need is old or outdated dishes, platters or pans... and you can easily turn them into a chalkboard!  I found this platter on Easter Clearance and easily turned it into a chalkboard.  You could also use cake pans, pie tins, platters, serving... Read More

DIY Family Growth Chart Ruler

My husband has been marking our kids' height in our kitchen for years. It is pretty cool, my boys love to compare their heights and ages on the wall. I have been looking for a way to make it look a little better and I loved this idea!  Inspired by Pinterest I decided to make a chart that I could take with us where ever we go! This DIY family... Read More

DIY Hair Accessory Organizer

I have 8 children, four of which are girls.  You can imagine we have quite the collection of hair accessories. I started out just storing them in a bathroom drawer but it was messy and unorganized so I decided we needed a better  solution. I found the idea for this DIY organizer on Pinterest and got to work! After gathering the supplies, I quickly... Read More

Celebrating Baby’s First Birthday!

10 Ways to Make the 1st Birthday it's Best! Celebrating your little one's first birthday is BIG milestone; not only for baby, but for you too! You made it a year...through all of the amazing "firsts" as a newborn, sleepless nights, and hopefully life is continuing to bring more and more adventure as your birthday kiddo gets ready for year number... Read More

Family Fun Night – Marshmallow Games!

DIY Marshmallow Shooter & Games! What are your plans for Valentine's Day?  I get so excited about it because we have always had the focus be on the kids and make it a Mommy/Son or Daddy/Daughter date night. We've had a lot of fun taking our kids out and have a special night with them, and the past few years it has morphed in to more of... Read More

Frugal Neighbor Gift Ideas

Neighbor Gift Ideas I love giving simple gifts to the neighbors and friends on my street during the holidays, usually a delicious treat of some sort. It is nice to do something small to show you are thinking of them and you can get the kids involved to help teach the joy of giving! Here are some great ideas for frugal homemade Christmas gifts that... Read More

Hand & Footprint Reindeer Christmas Craft

{Pin This} This hand and foot-printed reindeer decoration would make a great gift for a grandparent or teacher, or would be a great keepsake for your own home. It is also a fun activity to do with your children. There are a lot of ways to personalize it, and I included some ideas at the end of this tutorial. Take a look and see what style best... Read More

DIY Neighbor and Friend Gift {Holiday Frame}

I love to give my friends and neighbors little gifts at Christmas time. Sometimes I make different holiday goodies and other times I like to make them something that isn’t edible. I came up with some different FREE printables to use in my favorite unfinished frames {just like the ones we used for the mom and sister gifts} {PIN THIS} Here’s what... Read More

DIY Christmas Countdown {Neighbor Gift}

This is a fun gift to give a family that has children. My kids LOVE to count down to things, especially to Christmas! I saw this idea on Pinterest months ago and tweaked it to make it quicker and easier to make. {PIN THIS} The supply list for these is small and you can make a lot of them in a short time. Just what I like for gifts to give to neighbors... Read More