Celebrate life’s special occasions without losing your mind. Here you’ll find:
- Easy entertaining ideas
- Simple holiday crafts
- DIY holiday and party decorations
- Party-planning tips to help you stay on track and enjoy the occasion
Do you want to host an easy Valentine’s Day party for kids without spending a bundle or planning loads of activities? These practical tips will help you plan and host a Valentine’s Day party that the neighborhood kids (and their parents!) will love.
One early spring day when I...Read More »
If you love gorgeous gift wrap and bags but are short on space, these wrapping paper storage ideas will help you keep them tidy and easy to find. After trying many different wrapping paper storage ideas, I finally found a combination of cheap and easy solutions that are perfect for...Read More »
These Christmas curb appeal ideas are easy to DIY in under an hour with supplies you can use year after year. Your neighbors will love the festive look, and you’ll be happy you spent less than an hour pulling it all together!
For the first time since we purchased...Read More »
Learn how to make a simple DIY grapevine Christmas wreath with this easy tutorial and you’ll have a pretty holiday door decoration in minutes!
If my mom was the bumper sticker type, our old 1984 Dodge Caravan would have sported one that read “I break for grapevines!”
No,...Read More »
These easy Elf on the Shelf ideas are perfect for busy parents who want to keep the Christmas tradition alive but are too tired to come up with clever ideas every night.
You’ll put a smile on your child’s face with these 18 simple hang-out spots for your Elf on...Read More »
Sure, the master builders in your life would love another LEGO set. But why not treat them to something more unique? These awesome LEGO gifts are perfect for kids and adults alike! Plus, get a free printable holiday gift tracker to organize your purchases.
If I allowed my son...Read More »
These free Halloween printables aren’t scary and make adorable wall decor! Kids will love the cute trick-or-treating bear and silly pumpkin art prints, which are a fun addition to your stash of Halloween decorations. Read on to find out how to get them!
“Mommy, they’re just pretend. Why are you...Read More »
When it’s time to trick-or-treat or host a Halloween party, these allergy-friendly, non-candy Halloween treats for kids will be a hit! With more than 30 cute, easy ideas you can buy or DIY, you’ll find the perfect treat for school, for work, or the neighborhood trick-or-treat event!
My seven-year-old...Read More »
These easy Harry Potter party favors are perfect treats to hand out at birthday parties or even on Halloween! Learn how to make them, plus get a free printable Harry Potter themed thank you note. Little witches and wizards will love these ideas, and you’ll love how simple it they...Read More »
Today’s the last day of the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop! Over the past three months, you’ve seen lots of fantastic crafts, recipes, DIY projects and more from ten great bloggers (including yours truly!).
We’re finishing up August with a sweet recipe for Halloween!
No, it’s not too early to start thinking about...Read More »
Would your kids rather go to Hogwarts than their Muggle school? If they dream of having their own flying broom, then they’ll love these Harry Potter school supplies, which are also great gift ideas for Harry Potter fans, too!
I’d just stepped out of the shower when there was...Read More »
Did you know that Canada has their own national holiday in July? July 1 is Canada Day, which marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867. This year marks Canada’s 150th “birthday” so many Canadian bloggers are sharing clever ways to decorate and celebrate this important milestone. Today, Sarah...Read More »
Are you ready for your 4th of July BBQ? After everyone’s chowed down on burgers, hot dogs, wings, or ribs it’s time for something sweet. Amy from Health, Home & Heart is back again this week sharing amazingly easy patriotic treats. Any one of them would make...Read More »
Celebrate Independence Day with a quick, patriotic craft! Learn how to make a 4th of July wreath in just 15 minutes or less – no glue necessary – with this ultra-simple tutorial.
How many times have you gone to a craft store with your small child, and...Read More »
It’s week #2 of the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop! Every Monday and Thursday all summer long I’m collaborating with a group of creative bloggers to share summer-inspired recipes, crafts, decor and more! Today’s featured blogger is Victoria from Dazzle While Frazzled. Isn’t that a great name for...Read More »
Before you order another bouquet of flowers for your mother or allow your husband to think for one minute that a blender is a great gift idea, check out these practical gifts for Mom.
While I love sparkly jewelry, as I get older my appreciation for practical gifts...Read More »
There’s no need to overthink your Easter mantel! These Easter mantel decorating ideas are so quick and simple, you’ll have a pretty fireplace or shelf decorated for spring in twenty minutes or less.
Slowly but surely I’m converting to a more simplified holiday decorating style. My home...Read More »
Learn how to make an Easter wreath with cheap supplies from everyone’s favorite megastore! This easy DIY Easter wreath only takes about 15 minutes to make, so fire up your hot glue gun and hop to it!
If you think Target’s Dollar Spot is just for Paw Patrol...Read More »
It’s easy being green! Learn how to decorate your St. Patrick’s Day mantel with quick and easy shamrock crafts you can make in thirty minutes or less. Plus, get a free printable Irish blessing to add to your decor.
Our fireplace is in our “formal” living room (by formal, I...Read More »
Learn how to make an easy shamrock craft with a handful of supplies and half an hour of your time. This simple St. Patrick’s Day decoration is fun to make with kids, too! Please note that this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures for more information.
Add the warmth of Irish hospitality to your St. Patrick’s Day decor with this free printable Irish blessing and get ideas for St. Patrick’s Day shelf decor. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures for more information.
My first experience with Irish hospitality came...Read More »
Learn how to add a little Irish spirit to your door with an easy DIY St. Patrick’s Day wreath. This simple craft project takes only 30 minutes to make! Please note, this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures for more information.
If you ever get the chance...Read More »
All you need are thirty minutes and a few basic crafts supplies to make these easy Valentine’s Day mantel decorations! Learn how to make three simple Valentine’s crafts in today’s tutorial.
When it comes to holiday decorating, there are three (well, at least three) possible reactions people...Read More »
This free printable teacher Valentine’s Day card will make your kid’s favorite educator smile! Plus, get ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers, too. Please note, this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures for more information.
It’s not a great idea to shop...Read More »
This simple and modern Valentine’s Day wreath is an easy craft project you can make with an embroidery hoop. Learn how to make it, and add some Valentine’s Day cheer to your door. Please note: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures for additional information.
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What do you do with all those broken crayons? Melt them and turn them into party favors or Valentine’s Day treats! Learn how to make easy DIY crayons that you can customize for any occasion.
Date nights around here usually involve the local pizza place, a kids’...Read More »
These free printable Valentine’s Day cards for kids are a cute and cheap way to spread happiness in the classroom! Download the set of five, plus get ideas for non-candy treats to pair with the cards. Note: This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please read my Read More »
The holidays are crazy enough as it is, so don’t be hard on yourself! Take it easy with simple Christmas decorating ideas for the one room that really needs some holiday spirit. Please note that this post contains affiliate links; see my disclosures for more information.
Christmas decorations don’t need to be expensive or extravagant. This simple DIY ornament garland is cheap and quick to make and will look lovely year after year.
Does the thought of decking your halls in layers of evergreens, ribbon, and faux snow the moment Thanksgiving leftovers are consumed leave you...Read More »
Learn how to make the countdown to Christmas even more magical with this simple and inexpensive DIY advent calendar. Kids will love discovering small gifts in the calendar’s buckets!
On chilly December mornings, you’ll find me snuggled under our fluffy down comforter, anticipating the firm jab of a little...Read More »
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, don’t stress about the table decor. You can create these easy Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas with a few simple supplies! Plus, at the end of the post, you can snag some free printable fall art.
We’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, and...Read More »
There are only a few days left until Halloween, but you still have time to create an easy Halloween mantel with these two no-brainer craft projects you can make while watching TV! Note: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures for more information.
For years I thought that my chronic procrastination was...Read More »
Put the sharp objects aside and try these no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas for kids that are perfect for little ones who can’t be trusted with a knife! Kids will love decorating for Halloween with these easy and fun pumpkins. Plus, grab free printable pumpkin decorations at the end of...Read More »
This modern Halloween wreath is a simple and kid-friendly DIY project to dress up your front door in an unscary way! Take 15 minutes this weekend to make it happen.
There was a lot to do on Sunday:
- Walk the dog
- Pick up the house
- Pick up my daughter’s birthday cake
- Buy curtain rods...Read More »
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Show your love of all things fireworks, BBQ, and democracy with a DIY patriotic wreath for your door. It’s a quick patriotic craft for Memorial Day and the 4th of July that takes just 15 minutes!
DIY Patriotic Wreath Supplies
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Say “thank you” to the special person who takes your kids safely to school every day with a free printable bus driver appreciation card! Plus, get ideas for a gift to accompany it.
Miss Dorothy was my kindergarten bus driver, who graciously...Read More »
Father’s Day is on Sunday, so if you’re still scrambling for an idea for the special dad and grandpa in your life then you are in luck: today I’ve rounded up eight fun free Father’s Day printable cards, perfect for all of us last-minute shoppers. My husband’s not much of a...Read More »
Don’t bother buying another tie or goofy socks for the dad in your life! These practical Father’s Day gifts are sure to please, and they’re also perfect under the Christmas tree or for birthdays! Plus get a free gift tracker at the end of the post.
My dad called...Read More »
Readers, I’ve become a dog person. After waiting a year to finish our home renovations we added a bouncy, sweet black lab mix (likely nose hound!) all the way from Indiana to our family.
Sadie is around two years old and zooming around our newly finished hardwood floors, jumping on and off...Read More »
Mother’s Day is coming! You should know this by now, but if you just figured it out or are a notoriously late shopper, I created free printable Mother’s Day art for you plus rounded up ten pretty free Mother’s Day printable cards and gifts from around the web.
Make your mom feel...Read More »
If you’re planning a “You Are My Sunshine” birthday party or a sunshine party for a summer gathering, these cheerful ideas – plus a free printable thank-you note – will set you up for success!
Even on the rainiest of spring days, looking back at photos from my daughter’s...Read More »