DIY Handmade Favor Boxes for Your Seasonal Holiday Gifts and Treats

Favor boxes are loads of fun to make, give and receive! With so many holidays creeping up between now and the end the year, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite handmade diy favor boxes that can be crafted for any seasonal party. Just use the templates and alter your card stock paper colors and patterns to fit whatever seasonal theme you're throwing a party for!...more
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A Gift of Flowers

When you give a bouquet of flowers, or herbs, from your garden, put them in a mason jar and tie a strip of homespun fabric, or raffia around the neck of the jar, instead of ribbon....more
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Pressing Flowers

We should have been picking the flowers for this craft, but I couldn't post this one without pictures. I just learned how to do that.Pick flower stems. Place them face down in the pages of a phone book. See? All those phone books that come to your home DO have a purpose! ...more

Last minute gifts for Dad

For Father’s Day we gave Our Soldiers:  1000 Free Memberships to See: only took a few minutes.If you need a gift now - give what we gave away free to our soldiers. It could be your answer - Membership Gift Certificate for Dad is $29.95 (only 8¢ a day). It includes all the features shown in the video + unlimited telephone support – we guarantee a happy user. To Get a Gift Certificate, right now, to give Dad -...more

An Unexpected Gift

I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was. Shocked, actually, and then heartbroken. The two magnificent redwoods in the area just outside our condo’s kitchen window were slated to be removed....more

CARMAZZI BAG1 - Build Your Own Bag

Just released in March 2011, the CARMAZZI 1BAG has been designed to be the only bag a person will ever need, regardless of their situation. The premise behind the bag was to create the perfect laptop bag, but after receiving over 2000 blog post giving feedback, the CARMAZZI 1BAG was born to suit not only a laptop but also the owner’s productivity, travel and fashion demands....more

DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes and Pretty Jars for enjoying or gifting.

Sugar Scrubs are easy to make and a great natural alternative to many commercial products that exfoliate and moisturize your skin. But what makes these recipes fun is creating your own packaging. So skip the Gladware containers and make your creations as special on the outside as they are on the inside. Maybe Matilda Blog has a simple how to crafting decorated jars for your sugar scrubs....more

At the eleventh hour, last minute gifts for mom

Are you one of the people that works all the time and didn't have time to order mom a gift? Maybe you just like to procrastinate, which let's face it, we all do. Here are a few little things that you can find locally and pick up in time for Mother's Day brunch....more

Teacher Appreciation Week

"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book." - Author unknown Teacher Appreciation Week is a chance to honor educators who not only teach the ABCs and 123s, but who also nurture our children and help shape their futures. This year it is being celebrated May 2-6.  There are many gifts you can buy or make for your children's teachers....more