November 26, 2014

As you might have read yesterday, I'm so ahead of schedule on the gifting this year. This never happens, so I'm keeping the trend going. :)

Last weekend I put together four gift bags for Vivi's main daycare teachers (on a budget I might add).

I love giving them gifts for most holidays. They are amazing women and do a wonderful job with our little lady.

Since daycare is pretty much costs the same as our monthly mortgage, we don't have a ton of money left over each month. :/

No matter what, I never skip gift giving.  I love giving and always have. It's just my thing.

This year I mixed in some festive DIY items with a couple of winter basics that I love.

1. I created some DIY mason jar snow globes. Click here for the tutorial.

2. I bought some mini candles in a lovely scent, removed the labels, and added coordinating washi tape to fun them up a bit.

3. I bought them my go to lip balm - Vasoline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy. If you haven't tried this you are missing out. So good! I also included another flavored lip balm tube.

I'd guess that I spent about $10 per gift since I used the snow globe materials that I already had on hand.

I plan on giving them more small gifts over the next few weeks. I'm going to print and frame some of my free printables and make them some of my DIY sugar scrub...lots of little thank yous over the month of December. :)

What are some of your go to DIY gift ideas?


November 25, 2014

So, I might be the only crazy one out there, but I'm already way over halfway done buying/wrapping my holiday gifts. I do not, however have any gift tags placed on my packages yet.

I found some lovely (and free) holiday gift tags that I plan on using, and wanted to share them with you.

1. I love these tags from Best Day Ever! So lovely.

Click here to download the files.

2. I adore these super pretty chalkboard style tags from World Label.

Click here to download the files.

3. And these were made by the same designer (the talented Lia Griffith) for World Label. So cute!

4. These tags from Kelli Murray are so organic and gorgeous. Love!

Click here to download the files.

I hope you've found some gift tags that you like in this mix. :)

Happy gifting!


November 24, 2014

For many of us in cold winter weather regions, it's started to snow a little bit. I always love the first snow. There's just something magical about it.

For those in warmer climates, it has to feel more like the holidays to see a little snow, right? Or am I crazy? 

Nonetheless, it's super easy and inexpensive to bring some pretty faux snowscapes into your home.

Did you see my DIY snow globes that I shared last week? Such an easy project that takes less than 30 seconds to complete. You really have no excuses not to make one or 10. :)

Well, if you want to take that idea even further, you must check out these cute little snow town terrariums from Pink Pistachio. Lighting them up with holiday lights is such a good idea, and the items the apothecary jars are filled with are super inexpensive. Check out the full tutorial here
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Oh, and I designed a free snowy printable for you all. :)

Click here to download this freebie.

For more free printables similar to this one click here and here,
and don't forget to check out my two "Freebies" tabs at the top of the page. :)

Wishing everyone a great week!!