Friday, May 18, 2018

3 Easy and Inexpensive Teacher Gifts

Guys: it's T-minus 4 days until school gets out.
If you waited until
the last second to put teacher gifts together,
don't worry- I got you!


I have 3 easy (4 days people) 

and inexpensive (my wallet is empty this time of year)

Teacher gift ideas

3 Easy and Inexpensive Teacher Gift Ideas

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Graduation Gift- money balloons

It's graduation season!
That means lots of gifts.
I love giving a creative gift, but I want it to be useful as well!

Today I have an idea to creatively give 
a gift that will be used and loved!


Graduation gift idea- give the graduation what they really want- money

Friday, May 11, 2018

8 reasons why teenagers are the best!

I think teenagers get a bad rap.
Oh sure, there are moments of moodiness,
selfishness, and maybe even a little mischievousness.

But it's not all bad.

As a mother of 2 teenagers,
I am going to share some of the parenting lessons I've learned.








Wednesday, May 9, 2018

How to make a Junk Necklace

I love junk! 
And I love unique items that I can repurpose.

Recently, I took some of my favorite junky things 
and made a few necklaces.


how to make a junk necklace, repurposed, charms, jewelry

Friday, May 4, 2018

Mother's Day plant gift with printable and tag holder

Mother's Day gifts are hard!
Mom's already have just about
every thing they need.

Something most all mom's would like is
flowers
especially flowers that can be planted!

Mother's Day plant gift with printable card and holder


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

DIY Corsage

It's Prom season.
Mother's Day is also coming up!
So it's the time for corsages.

I love fresh flower corsages,
but they don't last long.
So I made a super cute bracelet corsage from faux flowers!

DIY Corsage - How to make a corsage for Prom or Mother's Day

As I said in my post here-
Hobby Lobby has an awesome selection of 
corsages and boutonnieres.



But I wanted something a little more non- traditional.




So I headed to the hair clip section.




I found this cream colored flower hair clip 
with pearls and rhinestones
on ribbon already made for SUCH a great price!

This is such a cost effective way to 
make a corsage!




It came attached to a felt circle with an alligator hair clip.

It looked really pretty on it's own,
but I wanted to dress it up a bit!




The inside of the flower had pearls and rhinestones,
which I pulled off.




I hot glued 3 red mini roses into the center
and then glued the pearls and rhinestones to the 
center of the red roses.




I found some mini spools of red glitter ribbon 
in the scrapbook/paper craft section of Hobby Lobby. 

I tucked some red glitter ribbon 
in the corsage with the pre-attached cream ribbon.




I found a red beaded elastic bracelet in the jewelry section.

Although the tassel is super cute, it wasn't great with
the corsage so I clipped it off with wire cutters.




Then I simply clipped the corsage onto the bracelet
using the hair clip on the back.


DIY Corsage and boutonniere for Prom


I added a small bit of red glitter ribbon to 
the boutonniere so it would match.




My handsome son and his cute girlfriend
looked so fantastic at Prom!

BTW- we purchased my son's vest, bowtie and pocket square here.
(amazon affiliate link)


DIY Corsage for Prom or Mother's Day


It's such a sweet little corsage!
It would make such a great Mother's Day gift as well!



Friday, April 27, 2018

End of the Month - April Favorites

I swear I was just writing March's post.
How in the world is it the end of April?

I love looking back over the month
to see what new faves I've found,
things that caught my eye,
and that I was inspired by!

end of the month, April Favorites, top products and inspiration for the month


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I found a few things in April that I love!

April Favorites- make up remover wash cloth

Magic Washcloth

This make up removing washcloth* is amazing!
It really does work without soap.
I use it every night to remove my eye make up.
My daughter also uses one at school to remove 
her make up before swim practice. 
After using the washcloth, I use handsoap to scrub the washcloth 
and clean off the make up.  
I throw it in the wash when I wash my towels.
It has come out perfectly!



April Favorites - jeggings from Old Navy


Jeggings from Old Navy

First of all, I was a hard sale with these.
I am not normally a leggings fan.
I don't really like tight pants,
especially not tight jeans.  That sounds like torture!
But then I tried these on.


April Favorites, jeggings from Old Navy


They are denim fabric with an elastic waist band.
They are incredibly comfortable!
And there is no button on the front  
to poof out on your belly even more. 

The thick waist band keeps the belly sucked in a bit too.
Who couldn't use a little help with that?
They are awesome!


April Favorites - corsage and boutonniere from Hobby Lobby

Boutonnieres

Have you ever checked out the
corsage and boutonniere section in Hobby Lobby?
My son had 2 proms to go to in the past 2 weeks
and this is where I found his flowers.
The rose boutonniere looks and feels real.
And that price...$2.99?  Amazing!


April Favorites - corsage and boutonniere from Hobby Lobby


I also made his cute date a corsage bracelet.
It was very simple to do with supplies from Hobby Lobby.
I'll do a post about it soon.


April Favorites - pasta keeper bin


Pasta Container

I found this pasta keeper very inexpensivly at Walmart.
Not sure why I hadn't gotten one before.
I guess I liked cleaning dumped pasta from half full boxes,
out of the cupboard.

I really like this one* that has a lid
with serving size holes.


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Posts you may have missed
in April





Floral and Greenery Spring Mantel- decorate your home with farmhouse spring charm using faux greenery, faux lavender and a branch from your yard!



















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Inspiration


A post shared by Shelby (@exceeding.joy) on

Exceeding Joy

I love the simplicity of the shelves,
the way they are curated,
and her beautiful table!



Jodie The Design Twins

Jodie and her twin sister Julie are freaking brilliant!
I love everything they post!!



A post shared by Steph (@olivewoodlane) on

Olivewood Lane

I love that dark focal point wall!
I have been toying with the idea of painting a wall in my house black.
This has inspired me to bite and bullet and do it!
The molding looks so good too!  Love it!



I Dream of Homemaking

I think Jessica is so dang talented!
I love everything she posts!
I love the way she has her mantel styled with
these green chalkboards!




The Vintage Pelican

How cute is this shutter with doilies?
I have a bunch of doilies my mom and grandmother made.
I need to do something similar to this!

Check out the rest of the photos this great IG'er has posted.
So many inspiring ideas!




I was so inspired by Jordan of Fun Cheap of Free's
snack drawer.  It is such a genius idea!! 



The day after I saw her post,
I bought organizers (similar here*) to make fridge snack bins.
I am happy to report that it really works!

I have prepared baggies of carrots, sugar snap peas, cucumbers,
grapes and oranges in the F and V bin.

I put cheese sticks, hard boiled eggs, packaged pepperoni
and hummus in condiment cups* in the P bin.

Everyone in my family has been so much better about
grabbing a healthy snack because it's
already packaged and ready!

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I hope you have been inspired by something you've seen
here at She's Crafty!

Please share in the comments below!