Here's What He Really Wants for the Holidays

Look at your calendars and you know something inevitable is around the corner: holiday shopping! Thankfully, Christmas shopping for a man is really the easiest thing in the world to do. It’s hard to go wrong. However, there are a few specific paths that you may want to avoid. So, let’s start with those.The Wrong GadgetThe only thing worse than giving a man the wrong gadget is giving him the wrong gadget which he cannot easily return for the one he wants. If you are not sure what the wrong gadget is, avoid giving gadgets completely....more

A clever and easy photo project with all kinds of possibilities

This summer, I was at Betsy & Iya, an adorable jewelry store in Northwest Portland. (They have unique and affordable modern pieces, some of which are made in the back, and a small but well curated selection of equally interesting bags, clothes, cards and anything else they fancy.) I stopped in to the bathroom and was completely enchanted by a photo display in there. Here’s a glimpse:...more

15 Non-Toy Gift Ideas To Give Kids At Christmas

Ready or not, Christmas is around the corner. For many, this brings excitement, but for others, it brings stress. ...more
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No Mess No Fuss Watercolor Labels

So, wanna talk watercolor labels? Remember I shared some Waterlogue app love in an earlier post? Well, I wanted to share how I created these lovely labels using this fun app. I'm always looking for different ways to present little happy packages to loved ones, and thought it would be a good idea to try this little experiment out using Silhouette's Print and Cut feature....more

A tisket, a tasket, a celebration basket

Hunter and I hit the ground running to find gift ideas for his mom's birthday and Father's Day for his dad, which happened to both fall on June 15th this year. After searching and agonizing over blah ideas, I decided we had one choice. We had to head to the land every lost girl finds her way to, in hopes of better tomorrows and a little bit of everything you might need. And clearly, that choice was Target. ...more

T2B's Father's Day Gift Ideas

It’s time to show your main guy how special he is and how much you appreciate all that he does for your kids, your family financially and to help around the house.  Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to shower him with gifts, kisses and…a little more! ...more

Should Guests "Pay" To Attend Weddings?

It's that time of year again! June marks the traditional beginning of wedding and commitment ceremony season, and we're beginning to see the beautiful flowing gowns, the sharp tuxedoes and tuxedo dresses, the perfectly arranged flowers, and the long stretch limousines carrying nervously excited bridal parties to ceremonies across the country. Guests arrive, tissues tucked in pockets and sleeves, ready to celebrate the loving union of people the watched fall in love....more
Never, as it is there are often enough costs for guests- travel, outfits, a gift, accommodation, ...more

Little Luxuries, Big Payoff

Somewhere around last fall I started treating myself to Bath & Body's Foaming Hand Soaps. Previously, I would raid the Dollar Store for my pantry stash of soaps but then my days of perusing the Dollar Store became limited. Having three little muffins around you at all times can do that.But with 20% off coupons, plenty of sales and shipping deals, the ease of treating myself to these little scented beauties became completely justifiable. Being a stay-at-home momma, my home is my office. I like my office to have some amenities. It's nice....more

My New Phone

My children gave me a wonderful plant and homemade ceramic gifts for Mothers Day.Today I got a big surprise when they gave me my new phone..A Samsung S4. I'm so excited .Thank you to my wonderful children, Love you! ...more

It's Not Too Late to Get a Hip, Handcrafted Mother's Day Present on Etsy

Oh Etsy: we've been through a lot together. Etsy was there for my bridesmaids' gifts six years ago, new baby gifts for friends over the years, and now I covet all of its amazing handcrafted jewelry. And there is so much to choose from since the Etsy marketplace has exploded in the last nine years: Etsy currently boasts over 1 million active shops with over 25 million items listed. With Mother's Day just around the corner, I've done the work for you of sorting through thousands of listings to bring you my wonderfully hip Etsy gift guide. Here are 10 eclectically-inspired and on-trend handcrafted pieces of jewelry that would make lovely, one-of-a-kind gifts for any mother this Mother's Day! ...more