Gifts, Favors & Fun!

Simple handmade gifts are the way to do! Forget the easy way out of gift cards and last minute shopping before the actual party you have to be at! By experience, the best gifts ever given to me have been DIY gift baskets, or actual made gifts!! Take a look at these easy simple handmade gifts that I’ve created! FYI Many of them were on a budget of $20-$30!

DIY Summer Floral Crowns

How adorable are summer floral crowns? During the summer days at outdoor markets, music festivals, to summer bbqs, there’s always an occasion to wear these dreamy bohemian crowns. Here’s a tutorial I’d love to share, as I made a bohemian flower crown, for the perfect for a summer city wedding. Nothing to fancy, just love, city hall, and a touch of boho…

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DIY Summer Pom Poms

It’s the last week of school for the kids, and I’ve already booked a full week ahead for us before we leave on our first summer vacation trip!!! From doctors appointments, seeing the orthodontist, dentist, and seeing optometrist. When I get a block of time when the kids are off from school, I typically go mom-crazy and book the kids doctors appointments. With all the appointments, errands and things I have to do, I have to be summer ready with a go to bag. And I’m not talking about no go-to mom messenger/cross body bag, I’m talking about the big woven summer bags you see trending around….

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Diaper Cake Tutorial

Every baby shower you’re invited to, it’s usually a nice gesture to buy some diapers for the expecting parents. Generally, they host a diaper raffle, as every guest brings in a pack or box of diapers, you will be entered into a raffle for a cool gift basket or prize. This time around, as my small group of childhood friends are now entering parenthood, I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to make a diaper cake…

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DIY Inspire Farmgirl Bouquet

The school year has finally came to an end!! (Insert dancing mom gif here) I’m happy enough to have been the class mom for my son’s second grade class, and attend just about every field trip, and to come in most Friday’s of the school year for a crafternoon. There are so many…

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DIY Berry Basket Gift

Shortly after my birthday, the school year ends along with little league season. After 20+ games, and practices, the teams usually have their end of season party. During this time the players receive their awards, and coaches and team parents say their thank you’s to everyone who were involved…

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End Of Baseball Season Gift Bags

Baseball season is finally over!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some baseball moms may feel heartbroken, or unhappy and sad that the season is over for their little boys, but NOT ME! I had two little boys playing in little league, which meant; double the practices, double the games, double the volunteer hours. So, you have no idea how much it means to me knowing the season is over…

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Coaches Gift

the end of every sports season, comes the coaches gift. As being the team parent (head parent), you can go in many different directions with this gift. You can ask around for money from the team families, for pull money out of your pocket to provide for this. This year, having my first year volunteering, I decided to go simple, and sentimental. The perfect keepsake…

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Tea Party Favors

If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram, you would probably know that I am one of the MOH for my friends wedding this upcoming weekend. It is very much a huge compliment to be named one of the right-hand women. My friend evidently had chosen me because she thought of me as being organized, loyal, and reliable enough for her to trust me as her voice of reason…

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Bridesmaid Photo Keepsake

This week I’ve been prepping my family and I for this huge spectacular event for my dear long time friend, and god-sister Rez. As a family, we’re planning to stay the night at the hotel, for a good easy, comfortable transition after a night of partying…

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DIY Mother’s Day Wreath

This year I’ve gravitated towards creating door wreaths for my family and friends. This homemade decoration item, creates a fantastic element of surprise, welcome, warmth, with a handcrafted with love flair! I created this burlap wreath for my mother for Mother’s Day this year, and made a much more simple one for his mom as well. Take a look below on how to create this festive, full “welcome to our home” eye candy piece…

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Simple Hydrangea Grapevine Wreath

Many of my friends and family have become huge fans of my custom wreaths. I’m so happy to see the reaction of my family members when they see their wreaths. Here’s another wreath I had made for Derrick’s mom, for Mother’s Day. Her style is more simple, and loves the lavender purple hues in her home. Although the shade of purple can be overpowering, this custom wreath shows…

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Blowing Kisses: Bubble Valentine

Valentine’s is here just in a few days, an as baseball season kicks in, trying to find the time to make a DIY valentine card is quite difficult to find. Last year I made some fun Cupid’s Poop for my son’s 1st grade class. Since time is tight now-a-days, I have to create and fun and easy treat to prepare. Here’s a quick and easy valentine’s day treat to share with your child’s classmates…

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Spooktacular Reads

October birthday’s are so fun to shop for! Especially when it’s for little young monsters! Check out the books I purchased recommended by Amazon’s Best Sellers! They’re perfect for little ones to early readers! As a parent of two, when it comes to my boys receiving gifts, books from friends and family are the best gifts to receive. Anything educational focused…

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God Mother Santa Mail

During the holiday season it is definitely a time of giving. But what people don’t have enough time to give? Friends and family expect quality time spent with one another, but when one extended family wants you here, and the other extended family wants you there (the same day), you feel a little overworked, and the sense of love and quality time is lost. This year, l’ve expressed my love to my selected God Children. I was blessed to be selected as their God Mother,…

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Air Plant Ornament

hristmas is around the corner, and gift giving is at it’s high. Unless you make six figures or more, and money isn’t an issue, gift giving is probably easy for you. For others, like myself, you have to become crafty, and frugal with your money when it comes to gift giving. Especially for those acquaintances we have in our lives. From a co-worker, karate instructor, to a neighbor. You don’t always need to feel pressured to purchase something over $20..

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