Freezer Paper Stencilled Baby Gifts!

Freezer Paper Stencils! A great way to make a customized gift.

It's pretty simple to pull together a really cute personalized baby gift for a deserving mom-to-be.  I know it seems like you might not have time but using simple freezer paper stenciling combined with a few handpicked items, you'll have a really special and meaningful gift.  I love handmade baby gifts. When my oldest two children were born my grandmother gave me a crocheted baby blanket for each one of their births. It was so extremely dear to me and something that I still cherish today. But when I had my third child my grandmother was ill and unable to make blankets … [Read more...]

For the Creative Person

Perfect gift for knitters knitting copy

Christmas time is here which means christmas carols will be sung, cookies baked and you will stand in the craft store staring at the same display for 45 minutes trying to figure out what to buy the crafty friend or family member in your life.  Any crafty person in your life already has pretty much every craft supply known to man.  Personally I have a craft room, craft closet, craft cabinet and another laundry basket full of supplies hidden in the back of my personal closet. You need glue, buttons, easter grass, scrapbook paper or a random glass eye for a doll? I have it. Most … [Read more...]

S’mores Marshmallows – Yum!

Making marshmallows into smores

Who doesn't want more s'mores? With a simple recipe for homemade marshmallows, graham crackers and melted chocolate you can make a s'more recipe that will make your momma scream with delight and your boss love you forever. Yes, these are a little different than normal s'mores. They aren't a sandwhich, they are just a marshmallow with a little extra love. That's why they're perfect- they're everything you need and then some. These s'more marshmallows also make amazing edible gifts. A few years ago I made these for Mr. Byrd's co-workers and they went crazy for them. I can't blame the … [Read more...]

Elf on the Shelf Oh My!

7 Elf on the Shelf Ideas with Pictures

*Post contains affiliate links  Elf on the Shelf is a lot of fun for parents and kids but sometimes coming up with constant ideas on where to hide your Elf on the Shelf can be a lot of work. So I wanted to help you out and give you 7 Elf on the Shelf Ideas complete with pictures.  Don't let coming up with Elf on the Shelf ideas bog you down.  Mix it up and have fun!  1. Elf on the Shelf gets trapped!  Jessie and the Toy Story gang are at it again. They come to life at night when no kids are around and this time they trapped a mischevious little elf in a jar. … [Read more...]

The One I Wrote For You

The One I Wrote For You _ Cheyenne Jackson-5

One of the things that I deal with on a continuous basis is how to stay true to who I am and who I want to be.  It is so easy in todays world to be easily pulled in other directions.  No, this isn't a deep introspective that you'll need a dictionary to break into readable parts. It's just the truth that I know who I am but sometimes things happen and I find myself kinda veering away from the person that I want to be.  One of my biggest hopes for my kids is that they'll be true to themselves in all things and not easily swayed by public opinion or pressure.  Peer … [Read more...]

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