25 cheap {but gorgeous!} DIY gift ideas

Great list of gorgeous handmade gifts that are cheap and easy to make! Inexpensive DIY holiday and Christmas gift ideas - most are around $5!

Handmade gifts are the best, right? Except, of course, when they turn out totally lame, or cost you way more money than they were worth. That is not the best. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, I’ve collected 25 DIY gift ideas that not only turn out gorgeous, they’re also cheap! Many of these gifts can […]

cookie mix gift sack | easy DIY Christmas gift idea

These cookie mix gift sacks make an adorable handmade Christmas gift, and they're easy and cheap to put together. DIY gift idea.

So I know it’s not even Halloween, but I’m already thinking about Christmas! Halloween’s fun, but Christmas is my holiday. I’m the ‘listen to Christmas music all year’ kind of person, much to my teenager’s dismay. And my big goal this year is to get my Christmas gifts made or purchased early so I can relax […]

free printable 2017 photo calendar {easy DIY gift}

Awesome DIY gift idea! Free printable 2017 photo calendar makes an easy, cheap, and very cool handmade Christmas or holiday gift for anyone on your list. Great gift idea for grandparents!

Hey, it’s September, which means it’s obviously time to start planning Christmas gifts, right? Right. Today I’m sharing free printables for my 2017 photo calendar so you can get started on your holiday gifts. This photo calendar is a great gift option because: 1) you can customize it with your favorite photos, 2) it’s really […]

fill in the blank thank you note printables for kids


One area in which I’ve failed as a mom is teaching my kids to write thank you notes. I can remember my mom sitting us down after Christmas and having us write notes to grandparents and cousins, etc., but when it comes to my own kids I’ve pretty much dropped the ball there. It’s just one […]

easy peanut butter cup hot chocolate recipe

This peanut butter cup hot chocolate is amazing! Rich, delicious, and super easy to make. Click through for the recipe.

Peanut butter and chocolate were made for each other. I LOVE them together in brownies, cookies, ice cream, and pretty much anything else. I’ve even been known to dip a Hershey bar straight into the tub of peanut butter. But until a few days ago I’d never tried peanut butter in hot cocoa, and it turns […]

how to make rocky road {great gift idea!}

How to make homemade rocky road - YUM! Such an easy, inexpensive gift idea that's perfect for anyone on your holiday or Christmas list! Chocolate, almonds, and marshmallow.

I started dating my very first boyfriend when I was a senior in high school, and I remember spending the week before Christmas panicking about what sort of gift to get for him. I didn’t want to get something that would seem like I was trying too hard, but I didn’t want to get something lame […]

Christmas tree cake with candy ornaments

Cute! Click through to learn how to make an easy Christmas tree cake and use Airheads candy to make ornaments. So easy to decorate that they kids can do it!

Enjoy time together with your kids this holiday season by making this easy to decorate Christmas tree cake with candy ornaments. Thank you to Airheads for sponsoring this post. All opinions shared are my own. My kids love hanging out in the kitchen with me. They like to help me cook, and the little ones […]

make it look like it’s snowing outside! easy kids’ craft

Cute! Fun kids' craft to make it look like it's snowing outside. Thread & white stickers.

I grew up in the Seattle area and we never got snow for Christmas. Actually, I do remember having a dusting of snow one Christmas morning and thinking it was the greatest day of my life. Snow is just so. much. fun. when you’re a kid (and you don’t have to shovel it or drive […]