Month: July 2018

Easy Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to share a few easy gift ideas to get your mom, or special caregivers in your life! My mom is super chill about gifts. My brothers and I have been giving her handmade gifts for as long as I can remember, and she prefers we spend money on ourselves and on the necessities instead of on her. But as we get older and have the means to spoil her, we finding more and more opportunities to surprise her with easy gift ideas that she loves.

My family are huge Toronto Blue Jays fans and often head to a Blue Jays game for Mother’s Day. Last year my mom wasn’t able to go because she had two broken legs and was pretty much confined to the house. Now that she’s doing so much better, we’re hoping to make it to a game this year too!

My mom is one of the craftiest and creative people I know, and she definitely passed that down along to me. In our house there was always a DIY attitude when it came to decor and other fun projects. I remember making DIY chalkboard paint when first became cool because we saw it on Trading Spaces. I remember dabbing a sponge of paint to give texture to the walls of our living too. My mom also a master baker. If I head home I can almost guarantee the Food Network is on and she’s cooking up all sorts of ideas in her head.

So clearly I get a lot of my creative side from my mom. And while she was never one to garden often, she had cool ideas for the garden where she could. The garage of the house we had growing up was covered in growing vines to cover the aging paint. It looked super cool.

Easy Gift Ideas Mother's Day Planter

One of the Mother’s Day easy gift ideas I had this year was a pompom planter. This project is so cheap and easy to make. You can make it even easier by buying the pompoms, which I didn’t (but should have) done. (more…)


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SIGNS – FREE PRINTABLES

I can’t believe we’re headed back to school soon and that it’s almost time for the first day of school already! Summertime seems to get shorter and shorter each year! Back-to-school means that it’s time for those obligatory First Day of School photos, so we’ve got you covered with a cute set of free printable First Day of School signs for preschool through 12th grade! Even better, if you’re a professional procrastinator (like me!) and you always wait until the last minute to do things, no worries! You can print these back to school signs right before the kids head off to school and still manage to snap a few precious First Day of School pictures for posterity. One of my favorite things to do is look back at those photos each year and see how much my kids have grown!

FREE PRINTABLE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SIGNS

The set includes back-to-school printable First Day of School signs for preschool, pre-k, PK, transitional kindergarten, TK, and kindergarten along with all of the numbered grades. (more…)