Category: DIY

A Few Simple Father’s Day Ideas

Father’s Day is soon…if you’re still looking for some last minute gifts…check these easy diys that you can get the kids involved in!

Love these Father’s Day Cards that kids can color or paint for their dads! Print them for free here.


12 free printable father’s day gift ideas – Love the coupons and the all about dad books


Father’s Day handprint tree


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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming up! Here are some gift ideas you can whip up or buy to show your appreciation for your mom since they do have the “toughest job in the world”! If you haven’t seen this video yet, it’s a must watch and perfect for Mother’s Day.

DIY Clay Jewelry Dish – Dads – you can even get the kids to help you with this one. So cute!!!

Make mom a cute new jewelry dish this year!

Mother’s Candy Bar Printable – super easy for a fast and easy gift. Include a homemade card and this beautiful bouquet and you’re done!


If your little one is too small to make a card, try this awesome photobooth printable card you can make out of your instagram photos!


Dual birthstone ring – This one is perfect for all of the moms with 2 kids. Get a ring with the birthstones of both kids.


Diptyque Candles – These seem to be all the rage right now. I have a hard time spending that much on a candle but if your mom loves candles this one has been getting rave reviews

A photo gift from Pinhole Press – I love giving photo gifts for Mother’s/Father’s Day. In fact, I’ll be sharing a Father’s Day gift I made recently through Pinhole Press soon. I especially love the quality of Pinhole Press compared to other photo gift websites and they also recently introduced some nifty Mother’s Day gift boxes that include a little something along with the photo gift!


Golden Tote (or other clothing subscription service) – Most moms I know rarely have the time to shop for themselves. It’s just hard to drag a baby or small kid into a dressing room!! There are other popular ones like Stitch Fix but I think this one has better reviews.


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Starting Birthday Traditions

I can’t believe Emma is going to be TWO in less than a month!!! This year since I’m pregnant, I didn’t really want to throw a big party for Emma. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want her day to be special!! Here are a roundup of some fun ideas I’ve been saving to possibly do for Emma on her birthday.

DIY Surprise Streamer Door – This seems like an easy diy that even at a young age Emma will really enjoy waking up to! I am thinking of doing this to the door of her bedroom!


Bday tshirt (either diy or bought)


A homemade cake!

With a cool cake topper


And because all little kids seem to be obsessed with balloons…fill their room with balloons!


Lastly, if I’m feeling really ambitious I’ll make her breakfast in bed

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Easy Easter Bucket & Other Easter Activities

I’ve been looking for a small Easter basket for Emma but it seems like a lot of the ones sold in stores are big (Emma is really small for her age). I recently saw this easy diy one using a store bought pail from the $1 bin at Target.


All you do is print onto sticker paper and cut out these cute easter stickers


And stick them on the bucket!


I should have taken a picture of Emma holding the bucket so you could see how small it really is. It’s the perfect size for her!

The same website, And We Play, provides the same pictures as coloring sheets!

Some other easy/fun Easter activities and links:
Easter egg coupons – Fill your plastic easter eggs with these coupons instead of candy!
Baby’s first easter basket – cute items to include in your little one’s first basket
Ice Eggs – this looks so fun! Hopefully where you live is warm enough for this activity
Natural Egg Dye Tutorial – I’m really interested in trying these out
How to host a glow in the dark easter egg hunt – um YES PLEASE! I can’t wait til my kids are old enough for this!

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