10 Chic School Supply Projects

Dressed Up Office Supplies Feature

This year I took the boys shopping for clothes, but I didn't get to shop for back-to-school supplies. Cue weeping angels. Seriously, though. I am a bit of an office supply freak. I love to purchase them (probably why I didn't get to go this year) and I am a sucker for anything a bit special or CUTE. It's not fair that the kids get to have all of the fun, so today I am sharing a fun round up of 10 chic school supply projects that would dress up any desk! DIY Leather File Folders via Homey Oh My Gold Polka Dot Notebooks via Damask Love Stamped Pencil Tutorial via Hands Occupied Washi Tape … [Read more...]

Apple Party Favor

Apple party favors. These would be perfect for a back to school party + they're really inexpensive.

In a few weeks, I am hosting a small get together with a few of the other moms who's kids will be back in school. The whole event has an apple theme and I am really excited about it! Today you can get a sneak peek of the party by checking out the cute apple party favors I am making for everyone to take home over on Skip to My Lou. In the meantime, be sure to bookmark these free little thank you tags I've whipped up to share with you! They're perfect for these treat jars, but could be used for just about any back-to-school themed gift. DOWNLOAD APPLE THANK YOU … [Read more...]

15 Tasty S’mores Recipes

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National S'mores Day is right around the corner - August 10. I'm not one to pass up any opportunity to celebrate food, especially food with chocolate, so you know tracking down good S'mores recipes is something that's been on the calendar for a while. I know there are a lot of S'mores purists out there who want to simply smash chocolate and charred marshmallow between some graham crackers, but here's the thing...I DON'T like to smell like a campfire, not even for a chance to eat chocolate. I am angling for a fancy gas fire pit to take care of this little issue, but in the meantime I am … [Read more...]

An APPle for Teacher Gift

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Can you believe that it's nearly August? Geez. I am not at all ready for summer to end. I'd like to tack on another month or two. However, all of the kids going back to school in Arizona (thank you Facebook) have put fall planning top of mind. I am not quite ready to hit the stores for school supplies and such quite yet, but I have nailed down our back to school teacher gifts. Today, I am sharing my "APP"le for Teacher printable. Paired with an iTunes gift card, this printable is one of the easiest back-to-school teacher gifts I've ever put together. I printed the cards on my home … [Read more...]

DIY Minion Party Favors

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Affiliate links do not affect the purchase price of anything you might buy. We're movie goers. We often take the kids to see the latest release on opening weekend. It's our "thing." I try not to think about the serious cash that we're putting out to see these films, especially when upgrading to IMAX or 3D. Fortunately we live near a theater that allows outside food within reason, so I defray our costs by creating little goodie bags and themed treat boxes to take … [Read more...]

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Bars Recipe

Reeses Peanut Butter Bars Feature

I have been cleaning and tossing like a mad woman for the last month or so. If you follow me on social, you may already know that I have donated about 20 bags to the local thrift outlet. I am trying so much harder to use what I have, as opposed to hitting the store. I have two areas in my house left to tackle - my kitchen and my craft studio. Yikes! You can imagine why they're the last on the list... I am working through the kitchen one cupboard at a time. I just tackled my baking cupboard. Overall it was more a clean-up and organize than a toss, but I did find a cake mix just about to … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No 175

How's everyone doing?! We're coming off a holiday week here in Utah - Pioneer Day is a pretty big deal. My week/weekend was chock full of personal fun, but was a little quiet around here on the blog. You know what that means, there's a lot going on this week 'round these parts. Be sure to check out the awesome $600 PayPal giveaway I shared this morning and come back tomorrow to check out a super-simple dessert recipe that takes minutes, but feeds a crowd. On to Show + Tell... Welcome to another fun week of Show + Tell. It’s time to ooh and awe over amazing creations. Everyone loves … [Read more...]

$600 PayPal Giveaway

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Happy Monday everyone. It's been a while since I've hosted a giveaway and I thought this $600 PayPal giveaway would be a fun way to celebrate my readers mid-summer! I've partnered up with a few of my favorite bloggers to help make this happen and would love for you to meet them... … [Read more...]

10 DIY Gifts for Girlfriends

10 Great DIY Gifts for Girlfriends Feature

There's nothing better than a giggle with your girlfriends. Nothing. I never would have guessed that I would meet so many amazing friends through blogging and form such deep, long-lasting friendships. I truly count myself among the lucky. Though those are the friendships you most often hear about when I refer to people here on the blog, link to a friends book release or similar. I actually have wonderful girlfriends from high school, college and my career that still have a place in my life. I am excited to celebrate ALL of my friendships with women National Girlfriend's Day -  Saturday, … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Copycat Recipes

Chick Fil A Feature

There's a Chick-Fil-A down the road. I don't get there often...unless I am in the midst of planning for Snap Conference. During planning season, I sneak away. All alone. At odd hours. I grab some takeaway in the car and sneak bites in between calls. My love for Chick-fil-A is a bit of a secret obsession. I've never taken my family. It's time I share, but going out with kids is expensive! I've hunted down some of the very best Chick-fil-A copycat recipes that can be made at home. I've tried several and I can't wait to get to the rest! I thought it high time I share my secret and thought a … [Read more...]