Thursday, December 26, 2013

Make Gift Tags from Wrapping Paper

Crafty project for Christmas using wrapping paper scrapbook paper and construction paper

Want to know a secret? I still have scraps of wrapping paper from 5 years ago. In fact, every Christmas my sisters and I would collect leftover wrapping paper. At one point, It became the thing to do at our house after all the gifts were wrapped and later opened. I needed to do something with them but didn't have the heart to recycle some of the cuter paper.

The solution? Make gift tags!  It definitely became a beautiful way to add a personal touch to holiday presents. Let the kids help out!

For this crafty project, I will tell you 2 easy and creative ways to make gift tags using leftover wrapping paper and scrapbook paper.  

Reuse old Christmas wrapping paper and make gift tags
Give the kids a holiday project to do!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag {Checklist & Printable}

Tips for Packing a Labor Bag. Free Printable.
Be prepared for labor with this Hospital Bag Checklist! 
Having a baby is an emotionally joyous, physically demanding, and a moment-by-moment experience for any woman. From the first time mom to the experienced pro, all moms can feel prepared and ready to go with a well-packed hospital bag.

Need ideas and a checklist for your hospital bag? Or know an expectant mom that needs one? 

Here's the list that got me through my labor and delivery!  

Friday, December 06, 2013

How To Make A Christmas Wreath

Christmas wreaths are a welcoming symbol of the holidays (especially if you don't see snow!) So I think it's fitting to kick off December with a step-by-step tutorial on making the traditional Christmas wreath (in 3 steps!)

Warning: expect kisses if you use mistletoe.

Garland wreath wooden frame red bow

Welcome holiday visitors with a DIY Christmas wreath hung on the door. With a few items, you can create a lovely symbol of the holidays and use it every year.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Meal Planning Tool: Magnetic Dinner Menu Board

A menu board is a tool I use to organize meal planning in our home. 

DIY Upcycled magnetic board
Plan your meals and you'll be less stressed about them!
But before I had a good system in place, I tried using a store-bought magnetic calendar dry eraser board.  

And overtime, I just couldn't commit to it. 

So one day, I decided to cover it all up.