• less stuff more fun: the best “experience” gift ideas for kids
  • 20 best Christmas gifts for kids & tweens
  • “donut worry, eat happy” free printable donut gift tags
  • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” free LDS printable
  • 9 tips for teaching your kids how to clean & a $100 Target giveaway!

less stuff more fun: the best “experience” gift ideas for kids

great Christmas gift ideas! give kids experiences instead of stuff - I love these ideas

I love Christmas shopping for my kids – it’s just SO much fun plan out gifts I think they’ll love and then watch them open them Christmas morning. I try really hard to buy gifts I know will get used and will promote lots of play time (in fact, I just posted 20 ideas for great […]

20 best Christmas gifts for kids & tweens

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Last year my best gift ideas for girls and best gift ideas for boys were my most popular posts during the holiday season, so this year I’m back with another edition. As many readers pointed out, almost all the gifts on both lists could actually be enjoyed by either boys OR girls, so this year […]

“donut worry, eat happy” free printable donut gift tags

cute free printable gift tags for donuts - great gift for birthday, thanksgiving, or christmas!

When the kids and I made 10 dozen mini donuts last week, I kept thinking about what a cute little gift a package of mini donuts would make. Because really, donuts are perfect for any occasion. Since you can use any cake mix as the base for the donuts, you could tailor a donut gift package […]

“The Family: A Proclamation to the World” free LDS printable

gorgeous free LDS printable of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World"

My younger sister got married recently and she wanted to display “The Family: a Proclamation to the World” at her wedding reception. It’s a statement from the presidency of the LDS church and talks about our beliefs regarding the importance of the family. Keep reading for the free download! If you’re interested in learning more about […]

9 tips for teaching your kids how to clean & a $100 Target giveaway!

great tips and tricks for teaching kids how to clean

I was chatting with my neighbor yesterday and she told me that all her kids have been doing their own laundry since her oldest was nine, which is when she realized the kids were under the impression that moms are the only people who can do laundry. My kids have responsibilities around the house, but there […]

quick & easy {baked} cake mix donuts recipe

great idea! you can use a cake mix to make quick & easy donuts in any flavor with this simple recipe. baked not fried!

Donuts! Last year for Christmas I got a Mini Donut Maker <—affiliate link, and we’ve been a little donut crazy ever since. It’s so easy to use, and it’s nice to be able to make that are baked instead of fried. And since we discovered you can make donuts in any flavor you want in under […]

20 gifts to sew for teens (that they’ll actually like!) + a giveaway

20 gifts to sew for teens and tweens - great tutorials for gifts you can make that they'll actually like! lots of ideas for boys & girls!

I know it’s not even Halloween, but I’m planning for Christmas already so I can give myself time to sew some gifts for my kids. As I mentioned earlier this week, the older your kids get the harder it is to find gifts you can make that they’ll actually like. I’ve been searching for ideas, […]

make a bow tie from an old necktie {great teen boy gift!}

how to make a bow tie from a necktie - grew pattern and sewing tutorial - great teen boy gift!

I’ve always enjoyed sewing Christmas gifts for my kids, but as they get older it’s gets harder and harder to come up with things they’ll actually like – especially since they’re boys. My boys have been wanting to start wearing bow ties to church, but it’s hard to find real bow ties in their neck size, […]