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Kids Play House Makeover

Kids Play House Makeover

I am always amazed at what a little pain can do for things! This super easy play house makeover brought much more character to this fun area and the girls loved painting it. The ideas are endless when it comes to redoing an old play […]

Summer sister jar

Summer sister jar

Try combatting sibling fighting with this fun summer sister jar project.

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I thought it would be fun to start chatting Mother’s Day gift ideas.

As many of you know, I lost my Mom earlier this year and it was the hardest thing I’ve yet to walk through.

However, with this loss, it has made me even more excited to celebrate every day we are given. Life is so short and we never know when the last day we have with our loved ones is. So let’s chat about the Mom in your life and talk some fun DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas that you can gift her this year!

1. DIY Pallet Picture Frame

I love everything about this gift. I love that you can pick pictures specifically fit for your Mom and you can design and pick the letters according to her liking as well! Adorable project by 5 Minutes for Mom.

DIY Gift Picture Frame for Mother's

Source: 5 Minutes for Mom


2. Monogrammed Recipe Box

This is a sweet gift for the recipe-loving Momma! Customize to her liking by picking the colors she loves and inserting tabs on food categories she loves! The perfect DIY Mother’s Day Gift Idea.

Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas

Source: Uncommon Designs


3. DIY iPad Tablet Holder

A perfect gift for the Mom who loves to cook and use some awesome Pinterest recipes or video tutorials. I can’t tell you how many times I wish I had a stand for my ipad in the kitchen!

Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas

Source: The Idea Room


4. Personalized Coffee Mug

I love this sweet idea. Coffee is something a lot of Momma’s drink everyday so this would be a sweet gift to give a coffee drinking Momma!

Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas

Source: Michales Craft Store


5. Mason Jar Vases

I just adore these vases because they are so springy! You could pull these out year after year as you decorate for Easter as well, making these a home run for a DIY Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas

Source: Paper Mart


6. Homemade Book

This is bound to make the Mom in your life smile! Books from a preschooler or a grown adult child will always bring a smile to a Mom’s face and warmth to her heart!

Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas

Source: Hello, Wonderful


7. String Heart

The sweetest little accent to any wall that is the perfect DIY Mother’s Day gift!

Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas

Source: Green Wedding Shoes


8. Homemade Bath Bomb

Bath bombs are a perfect DIY Mother’s Day gift if your Mom loves baths. These little bombs of goodness can be dropped in a bath for a beautiful touch or color and smell!

Bath Bombs are a great DIY Mother's Day gift if your Mom loves baths!

Source: Tweak and Tinker

Related Reading: 10 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes to Make at Home


9. Breakfast-in-Bed Tray

This adorable tray would be the perfect DIY Mother’s Day gift. Bring your Mom breakfast in bed and this would be a great way to start off the day!

Breakfast-in-bed tray DIY Mother's day gift

Source: So Much Better with Age


10. DIY Mother’s Day gift in Jar

Adorable jar full of goodies is sure to make any Mom smile! Personalize it with all her favorite things, for the perfect gift!

DIY gift in a jar

Source: Hello Splendid


Ten perfect DIY Mother's Day Gift ideas
DIY Kitchen Shelves

DIY Kitchen Shelves

I am thrilled to be sharing about our DIY Kitchen Shelves today. I posted this project on my social media accounts and got a ton of requests for a tutorial on how we did it. So I’m excited to be sharing it today. DIY Kitchen […]

Stay at Home activities for kids

Stay at Home activities for kids

I read something this morning that said 80% of all Americans have been told to stay at home, in hopes of slowing the spread of the wild Covid 19 virus. With many of us having young kids, I wanted to put together a list of […]

10 Spring Crafts for Kids

10 Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring is in the air! This is a great time to pull out some craft supplies and do some fun spring craft projects with your little one. These Spring Craft ideas are adorable and will provide some fun creativity to enjoy together. With these 10 craft ideas to choose from, your kiddos are sure to create something pretty magical!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Fun and Easy Spring time crafts for kids

1. Clothespin Dragonflies

Your kids are sure to love this fun spring craft idea. This adorable little dragonfly is a super easy to make. Grab a clothespin, a few pipe-cleaners and some paint you are have yourself a great Spring craft for kids of all ages!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: Crafty Morning


2. Construction Paper Frog

My kids love frogs so this craft would be perfect for them. The beauty of this spring craft is you probably have all the things you need at home!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: Easy peasy and fun!


3. Paper plate rainbow

April showers brings May flowers! A great spring craft for your little one who loves color and a glue. This easy craft is great for little ones!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: A Night Owl


4. Bunny Thumbprint Craft

When I pull out the paint, it’s like my little one hit the jackpot! A perfect spring craft to really get your hands in!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: A Dab of Glue Will Do


5. Paper Plate Bunny Butt

Another simple spring craft is the paper plate bunny butt. This one would be sure to get a giggle out of your little one!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: Craft Morning


6. Paper Straw Tulips

These sweet paper straw tulips would be sure to add a pop to any spring floral arrangement you might give or receive. This would be a sweet spring craft to do and then go give to a neighbor or elderly person you know!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: I Heart Craft Things


7. Handprint Flower Cards

I love this simple spring craft because you can always save their hand size. Kids grow so fast that it’s fun to combine sentiment with crafts and this is sure to do just that!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: Glued to My Crafts


8. Tissue Paper Spring Craft

This fun tissue paper spring tree craft comes with a free template and is sure to provide fun for your little one! Scrunching up paper is super fun and the kids love the outcome.

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: Crafts on Sea


9. Cute Fluffy Chick

Tweet tweet! I love this sweet fluffy chick. My kids love anything fluffy so this is sure to be a fun craft for them!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: Simple Everyday Mom


10. Cereal Rainbow

Another adorable rainbow craft is the cereal rainbow. This would make my kids so happy because they would get to eat the left over cereal!

10 easy and fun spring craft ideas

Source: Mess for Less


10 easy and fun spring craft ideas
4 Ways to stay connected to your church during a global pandemic

4 Ways to stay connected to your church during a global pandemic

I will never forgot the first time I missed six Sundays in a row of worshipping with my church family. As my Mom fought for her life, the hospital room, which was 300 miles away from my home, became where I spent each Sunday. Church […]

Sonoran Dogs

Sonoran Dogs

Summer is almost here One of our families favorite things to do in the summer is have some friends over for BBQ! This last winter we put a pool in so this summer we are even more anxious to gather with friends and enjoy a […]

10 Keto friendly 4th of July Desserts

10 Keto friendly 4th of July Desserts

One of the things I love about the 4th of the July is the dessert at all the BBQ’s you go to. But what about if you are trying to stick to a Keto diet? Don’t let the holiday break your healthy streak, modify and make one of these amazing Keto friendly 4th of July desserts! You will not be disappointed when you taste these!

I love the 4th of July! I grew up in a small town and the 4th was always a huge deal. A big firework display, a parade around the town square and lots of family BBQ’s!

Keto friendly 4th of July desserts

10 Keto Friendly 4th of July Desserts


1. Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake

This delicious low carb, suger-free cream cake is sure to satisfy your 4th of July sweet tooth! I love when you can indulge in a satisfying treat and it isn’t loaded with sugar!

lemon blueberry low carb

Source: Explorer Momma


2. Raspberry White Chocolate Fat Bombs

These little fat bombs are another great way to indulge without filling your body with a a lot of carbs and sugar. You can place some buleberries around the plate and have a great Keto friendly 4th of July dessert!

White Chocolate Fat Bombs keto friendly

Source: Paleo Magazine


3. Strawberry Mousse (add a few blueberries to stay on theme!)

Mousse is a favorite in my house and the perfect Keto friendly dessert to bring to a BBQ! Simple ingredients packed with delicious flavor!

Strawberry Mousse for keto

Source: Easy Keto Living


4. Keto Friendly 4th of July Dessert- Triple Berry Icebox Cake

Another low carb, grain and sugar free option to finish off any 4th of July BBQ!

Keto friendly Triple Berry Icebox cake

Source: Savory Nothings


5. Patriotic Dessert Pizza

A kid favorite and it’s no wonder why. This delicious dessert will make any kid smile!

dessert pizza for keto diet

Source: Sugar Free Mom


6. Berry Cheesecake

This no-bake dessert is easy and fun to make and really brings all the 4th of July colors to life!

Berry Cheesecake Keto friendly

Source: Joy Filled Eats


7. Lemon Curd Cake

I love this new trend of cake-making! I could watch those little videos of people making cake all day long! There is something so soothing about it! This one looks fun to make and it’s Keto friendly!

Lemon Curd Cake for the keto diet

Source: Maria Mind Body Health


8. Patriotic Cheesecake Cookies

Did I hear cheesecake and cookies in the same recipe title? Yes, please!!

Cheesecake Cookies Keto friendly

Source: All Day I Dream About Food


9. Red, White and Blue Parfaits

These small parfaits are a flavor bursting cup of goodness and will not disappoint.

Red, White and Blue Parfaits for keto

Source: Keto Diet App


10. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

A great little dessert of appetizer for your 4th of July picnic!!!

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Keto friendly

Source: Joyful Healthy Eats


Related Reading: 21 Things to do with your kids this summer!

Little girls pineapple party

Little girls pineapple party

It is so hard to believe that my little Selah is going to be turning 7 in a month! How did that happen? Let’s talk about ideas for a Pineapple Party for little girls! Over the last several months I have noticed that we really […]


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20 things to say to your daughter

20 things to say to your daughter

We teach it to our girls all the time. “The words you use are important!” They hold a lot of meaning and it’s important to be careful and thoughtful with them.

With Christmas break in full swing and all the girls at home I’ve been thinking a lot about the words we speak to each other in our home.

Here are 20 things I want to say to my daughters before they go back to school in a few weeks!

  1. I’m so proud of you for ______.
  2. Thank you for______.
  3. You are so kind, I appreciate that so much.
  4. You are beautiful inside and out.
  5. I love how you showed _____ kindness.
  6. Thank you for doing ______ without being asked. It was so helpful to me.
  7. I appreciate how you treated ______ today.
  8. I’m praying for you!
  9. I loved how you figured out a solution to your problem on your own.
  10. Keep trying ____, you will get it!
  11. You did an amazing job!
  12. You are so creative.
  13. I love your adventurous spirit.
  14. Thank you for being such an encouragement to me.
  15. Thank you for being my daughter!
  16. I can count on your!
  17. You are delightful.
  18. I love your ideas.
  19. Thank you for trying.
  20. I love you so much!!

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Stay at Home activities for kids

Stay at Home activities for kids

I read something this morning that said 80% of all Americans have been told to stay at home, in hopes of slowing the spread of the wild Covid 19 virus. With many of us having young kids, I wanted to put together a list of […]

4 Ways to stay connected to your church during a global pandemic

4 Ways to stay connected to your church during a global pandemic

I will never forgot the first time I missed six Sundays in a row of worshipping with my church family. As my Mom fought for her life, the hospital room, which was 300 miles away from my home, became where I spent each Sunday. Church […]

10 Valentine’s Day Box ideas for school

10 Valentine’s Day Box ideas for school

Ten ideas for creating a perfect Valentine’s Day box for your kids Valentine’s Day Party!

30th birthday gift idea

30th birthday gift idea

I was so very blessed with some great girlfriends from my childhood. And one of the greater blessings is that we have continued to keep in touch. With us all being in the same grade we all celebrated our 30th birthday within a 12 month […]

40th birthday gift idea

40th birthday gift idea

I still remember exactly where I was sitting when the idea came to me. I was sitting in the window seat getting ready for take off as I headed to my annual girls trip. Knowing that my dear friend was a few months away from […]