Creative and Simple Gift Ideas

This is a guest post from my bff and sisterchick, Staci from Simply Staci. Be prepared to be jealous of her creativity… One of my most favorite things to do is give gifts.  Beyond the obligatory birthday and Christmas gifts, I really love those out of the blue gifts. What I’ve come to realize is […]

pdq@iyk: a prize box

Today I was putting away a huge pile of christmas-birthday-why-haven’t-i-put-this-away-yet stuff in my craft closet. At the top of my pile was a leftover prize from the Gingerbread Party. Lydia already had one, I didn’t want to throw it away, but I didn’t want to add another 10 cent toy to our already overflowing playroom. […]

Top Ten {Tuesday}: Best Gifts Given or Recieved This Christmas

1. Vtech Tote and Go Laptop The way Lydia loves her new pink plastic laptop makes me wonder if I love my laptop too much! Here she is emailing my cousin from California. “Mommy! Everyone keeps emailing me because I got a new computer!” 2. Mary Poppins on Broadway The last two years, my in-laws […]

Presents Without Bows Are Just Wrong (A Gift Wrap Bow Tutorial)

In case you’re like me and haven’t wrapped ONE present yet (yes, I know, it’s Christmas Eve!), here’s my favorite way to embellish a gift! I originally published this last year and love it so much I thought I’d share it again! When my dad was growing up, he and his family were very poor. […]