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Mom Love Gift Basket

With the theme of love and appreciation for the month of February and Valentine’s Day, I’ve been deeply touched by a certain someone who’s been helping me out the past month and a half. We’ve all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise our children,” and from where I am in life right now, and who I allow and attract around myself, the help and assistance from my neighbor is undoubtedly, one of the greatest appreciations I have right now.

Starting the new year, I had started a new full time job, leaving my two (yes two) part-time jobs. Landing this new job in a new industry was one of the greatest blessings, as I’ve been screaming out to the universe that I’m ready for something different and challenging. Once, I started my new job the first week January, new routines had to be set, as my husband had to travel for work, leaving us scrambling around figuring out school morning drop off’s.

Having loving neighbors within out cozy cul-de-sac, I was able to shoot out text to my neighbor asking if she could help out for a few days while my husband was out of town, and while I was at work. With no hesitation, she was totally fine with the task.

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

This past Valentine’s I just had to give my neighbor a token of my appreciation for the help he’s given me the past month. Other than, a typical gift card, I had decided to give a gift basket of little tangible items that she may find helpful. In this post, I’ll share an easy gift basket made from items all purchased from WalMart.

Walking into Walmart, I had one thing in mind – and that was having a basket, and adding a couple things, I myself found helpful for the mom on-the-go.

Here’s what I found:

Above, are the items I purchased all at Walmart. Links provided for a few of the items. But I eventually added a some protein bars. I thought it was nice to add a little more  treats for the mom on-the-go, and it also paired nicely with the mini water bottle. It also tied in well with the color scheme that I ended up going with.

Not Pictured:

Scent Charm & Scent Charm Plug In, (Spent: $5)
Now, obviously this doesn’t really say “mom on-the-go,” but I’m pretty sure a mother who lives with her husband and middle-school aged son, would definietly appreciate a fresh scent within the main living space of her home.

Note Books, (Spent: $2)
Ladies, we all can admit we do love “lists.” Jotting down grocery items, to little reminders to pick-up our kids at this certain time. Having a thin notebook or two lying around in your purse or in your car is always helpful.

Faded Glory Teal Women’s Baseball Cap, (Clearance Find $2)
Going to one place to another, mainly being in your car, for school drop offs, baseball practices, and spin class, having a easy going relaxed fit baseball cap helps defuse the sun away from her face, and also controls that messy “I had no time,” mom hair.

The Asobu Skinny 8oz. Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle “Skinny Mini Flask”, (Spent $7)
I’m a sucker for any insulated reusable water bottles. I’m a lover of S’well and Hydro Flask. Literally, I have more water reusable  water bottles than I do bras. I know. But it’s true. Stay hydrated while you are out of the house is key. This mini skinny 8oz water bottle is so tiny, it fits perfectly in your your purse. Hydrate. Or you know….Add water beverage as you please. I won’t judge. Live your best life!

Pioneer Woman “Clean & Dry” Dishwasher Magnet, $3

Now, this was my best find of the day while at Walmart! If you’ve been a ready for quite some time, I do love my some Pioneer Women. Her collection at Walmart is the perfect combo of farmhouse, and spring. Finding this Dishwasher magnet was a perfect addition to add to the gift basket. Something to add to your home, and definietly communicates what needs to be handled in the kitchen. I bought one for our kitchen, and my son loves it!!

Bringing it all together was second most fun part of this after going shopping for the items. I simply took some twine, and also some lightweight butcher paper (Also purchased at WalMart!) It’s all in the little details when presenting the gift basket.

I also added in a small succulent, and you guessed it, purchased at WalMart in the garden section for $2!  I styled the times with the tallest items in the back, bringing the smallest towards the front. Add in more personal items, such as a wooden letter charm with the gift receivers initial.

From one neighbor to another. She helps me when my husband is out of town, and knowing I leave to work early. She drops my boys off to school, and offers for drives back home. Love your neighbors. I was talking to another friend recently and they told me about GiftTree (https://www.gifttree.com/v3/sympathy/gift-baskets) It was a real time saver! Making a cost effective basket is lovely sometimes but when you lead a busy life, like we all do its great to have someone to deal with the details for you when getting gifts.

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Do you have any helpful neighbors that you appreciate or maybe had neighbor that meant the world to you? Comment below, I’d love to read your stories!

Cheap Craft! Clothespin Memo Board

Finding ways to get organized in an aesthetically pleasing way is always a continuous theme in my household. With millions of things running through my mind, I did daily reminders, multiple alarms clocks, dozens of post-it notes, and so much more. Leaving out the door for many of us, we usually have so many thoughts running through our mind. How do we slow it down?

For one thing, I need reminders. Daily affirmations of positive motivation always coming in. As I step my way out of the door, I’m usually in the entry way/garage door entry of my home. I’ve decided to add (yet another) memo board right there, for my eye to catch a quick glimpse of before I leave. In this post, I’ll be sharing one of the EASIEST most affordable memo racks E V E R. Simple. Decorative, aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly, affordable.

What You’ll Need:

  • Wooden Rack – I purchased mine at my local Daiso Japan, for $1.50.
    For those, who don’t have a Japanese Dollar Store, check out the 99Cent Store/DollarTree, WalMart or just your local craft store!
  • Clothespin Hooks – Again, I purchased mine at Daiso Japan as well, for $1.50
  • Command Strips
    These damage free command strips are my most favorite item to have around the household! You can buy them anywhere from Target/WalMart. | CLICK HERE

Directions:

  1. Take your wooden memo board, and apply the Command strip on each corner of your board.
  2. Apply pressure to desired surface. I chose the back of my garage door adjacent to my front door entry.
  3. Once stuck to the door, hand your clothespin hooks to memo board.

And VIOLA! That’s it friends! From here, the fun decorating begins…

Memo Board Decor Ideas:

Since the memo board is just a place to hang notes grocery lists, and other very light weight items, I’ve stuck with a color scheme of just green. Green is my favorite color, and by chance* happened to be everything I’ve grabbed to fill this memo board.

  • Personal Photos
    I’ve added photos to the board to make it personal for the family, not just another “mommy’s project,” around the house. The husband and kids appreciate it. Personalize your home, to all of those who live in the home. Not just you. There’s nothing better than seeing pictures of your loved ones before leaving the home. The photos I hung, where a sweet gift from friends given to me a few Christmas’s ago. Printed from my Instagram. You can check out other sites such as: Social Print Studio, Printiki, and Shutterfly to do the same!
  • Motivational Quotes
    I had purchased this flag ornament from Target 2 years ago, and had it on my front door knob for the longest time. I simply took it, and relocated it to the memo board.
  • Faux Greenery
    I’m a fan of faux succulents/Airplants. Yes. I’ve said it. Adding greens add more life to the home. Ideally, real and living…BUT this small little succulent wreath was a little project I did over the summer for some ready to go gifts. (Stay tuned for tutorial!)
  • Art
    Lately, I’ve been into bullet journalling, so my creative doodles, have been really on point lately. Below in the photo was a doodle I did of succulent terrariums on an envelope with my rent check. Yes. I doodle on my rent check envelope. My landlord loves it btw…. 

And how easy was that?! Creating this, was not only less than $5, but also took 5mins to do as well! Creating personalized memo boards create a visual dashboard in your home, dorm room, apartment, or even office.  With a few affordable items, you too can create something just as easy and simply delightful as well!

Be sure to stay tuned for my MINI DIY Succulent Wreath tutorial and a few tid bit ideas on bullet journalling soon!

Have a great weekend!

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