Summer Vacation Teacher Appreciation Gift

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! And for many the school year is quickly winding down! Here is a fun, inexpensive, gift for your favorite teachers (including free printables) that is a great way to say “Thank you” and “have a great summer” all in one! I believe that all of the materials for our “summer fun” […]

Disneyland Travel Kits

I promised you that I had another surprise for the kids for the morning that we left for Disneyland and here it is! I set these baskets up for them the night before so they could come down the stairs and discover them. Honestly, it felt a bit like Christmas morning. So why give the […]

Five Creative School Valentines

Before we leave Valentine’s Day in the dust and start hopping down the bunny trail, I wanted to show you the fun Valentines I came up with for my kids (and me) to hand out this year. This was the first time in many years, that their faces weren’t plastered all over their valentines, but […]

Teacher Valentines Gift Basket

I’ve been a bit surprised by the popularity of my Valentines Snack Gift Basket post. It has been pinned more than any other post in my five years of blogging. I recently had a request for something similar for teachers, so I dusted off my iambic pentameter and this is what I came up with. Like […]

Marshmallow World Christmas Re-cap

Each year I choose a theme for my Christmas decor, gifts, clothing, etc. I do it, not because I think everyone should, but because with so many great ideas and options out there, a theme helps give me focus and direction in my decision-making…AND it makes me happy when things tie-in and go together. My […]

Sparkling New Year Printable 2013

I posted this printable label last year for New Years. I decided to update it to say 2013, so you could use it this year if you would like. It could make a fun New Year’s Eve party invitation if you wanted to write the party details on the back of the tag. Or maybe […]

Great Gifts for Grandma

Have you ever thought about what makes a great gift? For me, it can be summed up in 3 words, which all begin with the letter F. You are probably familiar with the first two. You hear the words tossed around often when it comes to design: Form and function. Form has to do with […]

Smart Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Do you ever struggle with buying gifts for the men in your life? I do. I think it is because if there is something they really want, they usually go and buy it. And if your husband is anything like mine, they can be super-particular about the specifications of their gear, making it likely that […]

A Christmas Gift of Flowers

Here is a fun Christmas flower arrangement I first shared on Honeybear Lane last year. It could make a fun centerpiece for your Christmas dinner, or a great gift to replicate and give to all of your neighbors–the nice ones, at least. You can skip the naughty ones if you like! A few years back […]

Blurb Book Giveaway

Before I became so invested in this blog, I used to be pretty good about keeping a personal family blog. I keep thinking I will get my life in order enough to post there again. It served a lot of great purposes. I could share info with family and friends, but more importantly, it served […]