Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gifts
December 25, 2021

There's something about personal gifts. They mean so much more. That's why I love these easy DIY Valentine Gifts. My obsession with DIY Gifts started with How to Make Non Candy Valentine’s Conversation Starters with Recycled Crayons. That was my first time really trying Valentine's DIY gifts for my son's classmates. Then I decided to make my own Valentine's Day Gifts for people.  Candy doesn't cut it anymore.  I guess this is what happens when you become a mother, right? MORE VALENTINE'S DAY FUN Non-Candy Preschool Gifts Under $20 + Free Printables Fun Valentine's Day Recipes DIY Greeting Cards How to Make Non Candy Valentine's Conversation Hearts with Recycled Crayons I used to be happy with Valentine's chocolates and roses.  Now I just want to craft with my kids. Motherhood.  It's awesome. …

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Awesome Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
November 11, 2021

Check out some super fun stocking stuffer ideas for kids for 2021 in this roundup. There's something cute for every little girl and boy. Kids' favorite part of the Holidays is clearly the presents under the tree. They wait all year around for the best toys they see on social media or television. But we grew up on stockings. Stocking Stuffers are my Favorite Part of Christmas My favorite part of Christmas morning was waking up to my stocking at the end of the bed. Everyone would be asleep and I would rummage through it, discovering mini toys and candy and chocolate. I'd have to go back to bed to wait for my parents to get up but I would lie awake in anticipation and play with …

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The Best Toys and Gifts for Kids on Amazon
November 11, 2021

Everyone is looking for the hottest toys for kids 2022 on Amazon. I've got you covered. It’s that time of year where family and friends are gathering and everyone is writing down their holiday shopping list. My mom always asks me for a list of the best gifts for the kids. I also love finding stocking stuffer ideas for kids. Also, I like to buy Birthday presents ahead of time. We usually make crafts for Valentine's Day. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already thought about what exciting toys you can get your kids that won’t end up stored in the back of the closet or end up in the trash. Many parents have questions about gift buying for kids, for their own …

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Best Board Games for the Whole Family
October 30, 2021

Are you looking for the best board games for 2021? You've come to the right place. Board games are a great way to spend time with your child and teach them valuable skills. They can be a fun way for you and your family to bond or they can also help kids learn about themselves, their friends, and the world around them. They can also keep them away from hours of screen time. Our family is big into games; Monopoly, Scrabble, Sequence and Trouble are some of our favorites. But we also enjoy being outside when the weather is nice. We like playing with water toy games and obstacle courses. Here in Arizona, you can spend a lot of time inside because of the heat. …

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DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Rulers
October 11, 2021

For your convenience, this post contains If you're looking for the best teacher appreciation gifts that are easy to make and personal, you have come to the right place. You don't have to be a DIY'er to do this. This is a great teacher appreciation gift with rulers. I can't believe the school year is over. It's been a whirlwind of a year; none of us will ever forget. The kids started out doing virtual and finally did in person schooling. Looking for homeschool hacks and backyard activities were getting old! The teachers have been amazing. They have gone above and beyond. I started substitute teaching and got a first hand glimpse into the life of teaching. It is not easy. But it …

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Amazing DIY Gifts for Christmas that Every One will Love
October 7, 2021

If you are looking for fun and sweet gifts for the Holidays, I've got amazing DIY Gifts for Christmas that every one will love! This year, it feels like the Holidays have crept up way too fast. Life has definitely gotten busy the last couple weeks. School projects, meetings, Birthday Parties, and Holiday festivities have been piling up. And now we have two weeks until Christmas and the kids will be out of school. The pressure is on. At this point, it's all about finding Christmas gifts for friends and family. Looking for gift ideas can be fun but it can also be frustrating if you don't know the person your buying for. Christmas Gift Ideas I find it rewarding …

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Candy Themed Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea
July 31, 2021

I'm always on the lookout for cute gifts for teachers and put my creative juices together and made a candy themed teacher appreciation gift idea. The school year is finally over. It's been an interesting year; none of us will ever forget. The kids started out doing homeschooling and finally did in person schooling. It was an adjustment for everyone. I am definitely not cut out for homeschooling; however, I did it. There were lots of tears. And the boys cried too. But I found comfort in knowing that we weren't alone. Teachers Deserve a Thoughtful Gift The teachers have been amazing. They have gone above and beyond. They need a vacation. Feeling a little uneasy during the pandemic, I decided to help …

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Easy DIY Father's Day Gifts
June 4, 2021

Father's Day is coming up and again, we are wondering what kind of gift daddy would like this year.  Daddy already has everything he needs. Father's Day gifts aren't easy to figure out for us.  It's even harder when Daddy's Birthday just passed. This is a tough one.  He really does have everything he needs.  And there's only so many work out clothes and barbecue items he can acquire.  With Mother's Day, the kids love making crafts as gifts for me.  I love receiving them too! I will treasure them for years to come. So, what about making crafts for Dad? There's nothing better than receiving something that was made with love.  I love a homemade gift. Men are sentimental too, just like women. DIY Father's day …

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Best Gifts for Men Under $100
June 1, 2021

Father's Day has always been a tough Holiday for finding gifts for men. My father's Birthday is a couple of days before so I have two dilemmas. I need to find a Birthday gift and a Father's Day gift. My husband is also not easy to buy for. What do you get the guy who has everything? And how do I do it on a budget? It's not easy looking for the best gifts for men who have everything. I'm looking for gifts for men under $100. But ultimately, I should start from gift ideas for men under $100 and work my way up to that. So, I checked out Amazon's bestsellers and some of my favorite companies and found some great …

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Easy Homemade Mother's Day Gifts
May 3, 2021

Mother's Day is coming up and one of the things I always loved getting was spa treatments and DIY soaps and essential oils. Some moms like to get DIY beauty items like Lemon Sugar Scrub Bars, Sweet Honey Lotion Bars, bath salts, DIY scented candles, bath bombs and DIY Exfoliating Pink and Himalayan Salt Essential Oil Soaps. I found some great DIY Beauty items that are great last minute easy homemade Mother's Day Gifts to pamper any mom's will love. We deserve to be pampered! I'd love to receive one of these yummy DIY items. Check them out! Homemade Mother's Day Gifts DIY Lemon and Oatmeal SoapLuxurious Himalayan Bath Salts RecipeBlueberry Thyme Bath Salts RecipeCupcake Bath Bomb Recipe with Soap FrostingBath …

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Top 10 Mother's Day Gifts Under $40 on Amazon
April 8, 2021

Mother's Day is coming up. Let's be honest. After the last month of uncertainty this world has endured with Covid-19, and all the job losses that came along with it, we need to be frugal, even for Mother's Day. 10 Luxury Beauty Subscription Boxes on Amazon for Mother’s Day Gifts There are some really cute Mother's Day items on Amazon that I found, all under $40. Some of these items are Mother's Day jewelry, Mother's Day gift baskets and spa items. Check them out! Table of contentsPavilion Gift Company 74068 Bloom Mother Ceramic Tea for OnePersonalized Vertical Bar Necklace Godiva Chocolatier Assorted Chocolate Truffles Bath and Body Gift BasketYINUO MIRROR Scented Candles Gift SetBath and Body Set …

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2021 Mom's Gift Guide
December 3, 2020

What do mom's want for Christmas? Well, from experience, we want to sleep, so first, maybe a two night stay in Sedona? But really, we love candles and beauty products for holiday gifts. We love fun fuzzy socks, comfy oversized hoodie cardigans, hand cream and amazing scented hand sanitizer,  cute diaper bags and backpacks, and home items like the Ninja Foodie for Christmas gifts.  Dare I say I wouldn't mind a cute mask? Table of contentsApparel and AccessoriesBeauty ProductsChocolateHome ItemsCandlesGift CardsStocking Stuffers Apparel and Accessories Mom's love purses and backpacks, fuzzy socks and accessories. Check out some fun stuff I found! Beauty Products We love beauty products. I've always loved Giorgio Armani, but I'm biased since I worked for them. They have the best foundation for mature …

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16 Valentine's Day Gifts under $20 for the Whole Class (Preschool-12)
January 23, 2020

There are affiliate links in this post. Valentine's Day is coming up and when you have kids, you have a budget. To be blunt, we are looking for cheap Valentine's Day gifts. When you have more than one child, you budget even more. So, now that both my boys are old enough to participate in Valentine's Day and gift giving, I needed to come up with some ideas for cute, affordable Valentine's Day gifts. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make fun Valentine's Day gifts for the whole class. You can also get some free Valentine's printables. Here are 10 Valentine's Day Gifts under $20 for Preschool-12th grade. They are easy to find Valentine's day gifts and good for your pocketbook! I …

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Non-Candy Preschool Gifts Under $20 + Free Printables
January 23, 2020

Check out how I found some non-candy preschool gifts under $20 for Valentine's Day! Valentines Day is just around the corner and it's party time again!  My kids love Valentines Day but for one reason only.  CANDY!  I'm trying to break them from the idea that Valentines Day is all about candy but that's the message they see everywhere we go.  Unfortunately, we can't escape it. Whenever we go shopping we are bombarded with different types of chocolates and candy gifts and although I'm a big chocolate fan, I haven't participated in giving Valentines Day Gifts to all my friends.  That's for another post, another day. MORE VALENTINE'S DAY FUN 7 Awesome Valentine's Day Boxes for School 13 Fun Valentine's Day Recipes 26 Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gifts DIY Greeting Cards 7 Fun …

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How to Make DIY Candles with Essential Oils
January 31, 2019

. This past Holiday season, my friend and I decided to get creative and make DIY candles as Holiday gifts for people.  We love DIY projects. Not only do candles make great gifts, it was such a rewarding experience to hand make candles for people we love, with our own mixes of Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blends. Fragrance is pretty personal but when mixing essential oils, you can use different premade aromatherapy blends or individual essential oils. Goddess Garden Perseverance Aromatherapy Bracelet Goddess Garden has their own aromatherapy blends that I use for candles, sprays, and Aromatherapy Lava Bracelets. One of my favorite scents is Happy Day.   It's a happiness-boosting essential oil blend, featuring certified-organic citrus oils like bergamot and grapefruit.  Aromatherapy positively affects mood and alertness and can have …

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5 Awesome Vegan Holiday Beauty Gifts
December 12, 2018

Last year I wrote about my My Top 5 Cruelty Free and Vegan Beauty Products. This year for my Holiday Gift Guide, I am still very loyal to at least 3 of those items.  Those are Bella Organics, EO Products, and Red Apple Lipstick.  I have just been introduced to no b.s. and MyChelle Lip Tints. Check them out! no b.s. no b.s. is beauty without the bad stuff; skincare with clean ingredients, like Tea Tree Oil,  Rose Hip, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Pomegranate, Cucumber, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil. My favorite no b.s. product? No B.S. Face Moisturizer With SPF 20. "No B.S. has partnered with She Recovers to bring you a chance to win our best-selling, skin-loving products Red Apple Lipstick Red Apple Lipstick has been my "go to" …

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Toy Holiday Gift Guide
December 10, 2018

It's that time of year again, and us parents have the fun task of going over lists for Santa. I'm ready for my Toy Holiday Gift Guide for 2018.  But before I put it together, I have my boys circle what they want in a catalog and then I usually get one item off the list.  I've been doing this for years, so there are no expectations.  I don't want them to be spoiled either.  Although my youngest pointed out to me this year that last year he wasn't a good listener and yet Santa still brought him toys.  Kids say the craziest things! This year, I'm focusing on stem toys that encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and …

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DIY Essential Oil Sprays with Goddess Garden
October 31, 2018

  I recently went to Sedona and experienced the magnificent red rock.  Sedona is also known to be a mystical place where you can crystal shop and vortex hunt.   When I went I took my Essential Oils with me for inspiration for a DIY project. Essential Oils and crystals go hand in hand. Their benefits are so amazing, from aiding in sleeping, anxiety, breathing and can give you a mental boost.  Pairing them up and adding the crystal to the Essential Oils helps raise your vibration. Every day, when I turn on the hot water for my shower, I spray Eucalyptus Oil before I get in.  I've been doing this for at least 2 years. It helps wake me up (stimulates mental activity) and clears my sinuses.  …

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