Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Best Ways to Finish School and start Summer Break

If school isn't out for your kids yet,
it will be soon.

I'm looking forward to the lazy days of Summer
and all that that entails like:

sleeping in
less busy schedules (I hope),
playing in the sun and the water 
and all the good stuff!

But I'm not going to lie-
I'm a little nervous.
Summer also means my kids eating 
and making messes
ALL DAY long,
plus they'll need chauffeuring, entertaining and 

In my experience, I've found that most things turn out better
if I have a plan.  So I came up with 

The Best Ways to Finish the School Year 
and start Summer Break!

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
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!