It’s crazy to think that holiday season is right around the corner. I still can’t even accept the fact that Summer passed in the blink of an eye. (It must be a tell-tale sign of getting old). As October hits and our schedules start getting busier and busier, we have less time to think about gift ideas. With endless events, parties, birthdays, and holidays, they can sneak up on us and leave us scrambling. But, with a little prep work, or a saved pin on your pinterest board for later, you can store ideas away and be prepared well in advance this year! Today’s recipe works for just about any gift idea, and honestly, you can just keep it on hand at home, ready to pour when you have house guests stop by. This limoncello recipe is easier than pie, but it does take some patience and a little bit of time before it’s ready to sip.
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I’m a huge animal lover. Always have been and always will be. I’ve had cats, fish, reptiles, and even a chinchilla, but nothing has come close to the relationship I have with my sweet little pug pups, Oscar and Sophie.
Inspired by them, today I’m sharing a fun and easy printable that you can use for the perfect gift to give to the dog owner in your life! These printable dog gift tags are so cute and add the perfect touch to your gift bag!
I’m rounding up my very favorite food pool floats, just in time for pool party season! You can’t attend a pool party these days without your fave floatie in tow!
These edible floral chocolate bars are a cinch to make and would be a gorgeous gift idea too! Check out the easy recipe!
Don’t get me wrong. I like flowers, but I LOVE chocolate. I’ll always pick something edible over something that’s going to wilt and die in a few days. BUT, combine the two together and you have a winning combination on your hands! These edible floral chocolate bars are a CINCH to make, are gorgeous (no, really, I am sharing 8 million photos because they are just too pretty), and would make the perfect gift for mom this mother’s day! They’d also be great to gift to a bestie, or honestly, just to make and enjoy yourself! Who really wants to give these away anyway…? Not me!
Looking for a gift idea for Valentine’s Day? These DIY Valentine lip pinatas are fun, festive, and the perfect thing to fill with your bestie’s favorites!
I’m a big gifter. Whether a simple card in the mail, a care package tailored to a specific recipient, or something homemade, gift giving is a way that I like to show the people in my life that I’m thinking about them and that they mean a lot to me. It’s one of my favorite things to do and I’m always on the hunt for fun ideas to package up little things. These Valentine Lip Pinatas will do just the trick for V-day this year. A little unconventional, but oh, so fun and festive!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I was itching for something to give to my girlfriends this year. It is my first Gal-entine’s day after all! I decided to make some Valentine Lip Pinatas to use as a “bag” and pack them full of little things that I knew each of the girls in my life would love. A piñata is used to store candy, so why not take it up a notch and pack them full of great stuff that any of us would want? And, honestly, who doesn’t love a piñata?! Especially when they are this cute! Pucker up!
Chocolate dipped mini fruit bouquets are the perfect sweet treat to gift your loved ones for Valentine’s Day this year!
Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is in a week? I can’t. I’m still trying to figure out where January went! As I get older, it seems that my days are more busy and time seems to pass a whole lot faster. It’s hard to remember to take in all of life’s little moments and appreciate them. But there is one thing that I’ll be appreciating this upcoming weekend…70 degree weather! I’m heading down to Las Vegas for an annual weekend trip with close friends and family and couldn’t be more thrilled to escape the snow and cold.
Getting out of town for the holidays is always more fun for me. I feel like it takes a lot of pressure off to plan really extravagant things and to just enjoy the people you’re with. Plus, who doesn’t like a change of scenery every once in a while?!
If you’re staying home and stressing over what to make for the loved ones in your life, I’m sharing a cute little project, that’s fun for the kids to make too!
These mini fruit bouquets are easy to make, super cute, and a lot less expensive than online options too. Plus, they’re healthy. Ok, maybe not exactly “healthy” but healthier. (Kinda hard to justify something dipped in milk chocolate, but, hey…fruit counts for something, right?)
The big game is coming up, snacks are all the rage (but, really, when are they not?!) and Superbowl parties are about to take over our Sunday. If you’re heading to a game day party this year, score a touchdown with a host or hostess gift wrapped in game day perfection.
Today’s DIY is a cinch to put together and wins, hands down, in the cute category. Plus, who wouldn’t be obsessed receiving a gift packaged like this? (If they’re not, they don’t deserve it…am I right?)
Get ready to win the gifting game with sandwich gift wrapping!
There are a lot of things I want to do in 2016 and a lot of goals I want to meet. Whether or not you are someone that sets “resolutions” or goals for a new year, I still think it’s important to challenge yourself to try new things, break bad habits, or to make improvements to your daily lives, regardless of it being the beginning of a new year or not.
One of the things that I always try to do is to create little highlights in other people’s days. It can be as simple as sending a little note or putting together a care package, just because, to send their way. I’ve found that it can really cheer someone up when they’re having a bad day or when they just need a little pick me up. Plus, it couldn’t be more simple to do!
This year, one of the ways I’m going to go this is to send a birthday card to my friends and family in the mail. Yes, the ACTUAL mail. Not a birthday message on Facebook, not a text message, an actual card that is sent by way of USPS. Crazy, right? (Yes, that is sarcasm at it’s finest).
The days of sending sail mail are definitely behind us and I don’t want to lose out on the highlights that an actual piece of mail can bring. When our mailboxes are usually stuffed with ads, bills, and catalogs, it’s nice to get something else in the mail that you actually want to receive.
I’ve partnered up with Tiny Prints and we’d love to challenge you guys to do the same with the ‘Birthday Card Initiative’ this year for the people in your lives too!
It’s definitely an easy thing to do and I’m making it even easier for you to track all of your upcoming birthdays with a free birthday calendar printable that you can download and print too!