Love Your Locker

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Decorating Your Locker |

Let’s talk about cute locker decor.  There are some seriously fun locker ideas from LLZ by LockerLookz that make me wish I was back in school.

Locker Decor Ideas |

That’s right… I’m already thinking about fall and back to school season.  It’s not that I want to skip over summer… in fact, I LOVE the casual mornings, warm sunshine, BBQ’s and evening campfires!  But knowing that we will be moving one of our kids out of state in a few short weeks, makes me desperately want to avoid everyone being stressed out and cranky the week before we have to say our good-byes.  So I’ve begun to chip away at our lengthy checklist for school.  And on that list is cool locker accessories for the kid that is NOT moving away and will still be using a locker.

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Alternative to a Traditional Bow

Bow Tutorial |

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own blog, there are two cardinal rules to follow:

1) Be Consistent

2) Write about something you love and you’ll never run into writers block.

Well if you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll quickly learn that if I am one thing… it’s consistently inconsistent.  But what you may not know is that I rarely run out of things to blog about.

Case in point, we just finished graduation season.  We had an amazing time celebrating my son’s accomplishments and I knew back in March all the things I wanted to share leading up to it.  Posts about prepping the guest room for out of town guests, meal planning around tons of activities, party invitation ideas, party décor ideas, party food ideas and of course, great grad gifts.

No… running out of ideas is not my problem.  Running out of time to write about all of the things in my head… that’s the problem.  Truth be told, sometimes you just need to put down the camera and close the laptop and GET THINGS DONE!

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Simple Mother’s Day Art

Homemade Mother's Day Gifts |

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I have one last minute gift idea that is quick and easy to do.  I get that not every mom is a tote loving mom so here is a simple alternative using the subway art I shared last week.

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Mother’s Day Tote with Subway Art

Good Gift for Mom |

As promised, I’m back today with another one of my homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas. And although I think this is a fun one, I can tell you that this little project left me with lots of tips for what NOT to do.  You are about to benefit from all of my stumbles and hopefully this will make for a super easy gift that you can recreate.

To begin making this custom tote for mom, you’ll need to gather a couple of supplies:

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Easy Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Great Mothers Day Gifts | Storypiece.netOne of my favorite gift giving ideas was inspired by my daughter, Tessa. Several years ago she had decided to buy her Dad a votive candleholder as a present for some special holiday. She also picked out several amazing smelling candles to complete the gift. The idea was perfect since Tyson spends a lot of time in his studio and keeping it an inviting space is important. Her Dad loved receiving the candle set and a tradition was born.

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