$50 World Market Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

$50 World Market giveaway

Congratulations to Rachel Moore, who won the $50 World Market gift card in last week's giveaway!! A big thank you to all of you who entered.  There were almost 4,000 entries, which is pretty amazing!!  I am planning a few more giveaways that will be coming soon, so keep your eye on the blog for it! ;) a Rafflecopter giveaway Happy shopping Rachel! ... [ Read More ]

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs Tutorial

Of all of my Easter crafts and projects, these gold leaf Easter eggs are my absolute favorite.  It doesn't get much better than colorful gold flecked eggs that you made yourself AND that can be used year after year without fear of cracking or breaking. These fancy gold beauties look like they belong somewhere posh and expensive, yet are very simple to make.  You really can't mess these up! Gold leaf Easter eggs are a great way to welcome spring into your home, and look amazing tucked inside ... [ Read More ]

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt 5

Thank you to Personal Creations for sponsoring our family's Easter Egg Hunt.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #EasterSmiles One of my family's favorite Easter traditions is our annual Easter egg hunt.  The kids are practically giddy with excitement the day of the hunt, and they love finding and collecting all of the eggs that have been hidden for them.  Today I'm going to share one of our Easter egg hunts with you, along with some Easter egg hunt tips to help make your hunt a ... [ Read More ]

Teaching Kids to Love Reading

Amazon Kindle

As a child, one of my favorite things to do was to curl up on my couch or bed and get lost in a good book.  I had a weakness for mysteries, adventures, and many of the classics, and my mom (much to my dismay) would only let me check out 10 books at the library at a time, which I thought was so unfair.  Reading has always played a very large role in my life and is still one of my favorite pastimes to this day. Before I started this blog, I taught elementary school for seven years, and know the ... [ Read More ]

Creative Basketball Party Ideas

Basketbal Party Ideas

Thank you to Cheez-It, Target, and Collective Bias, Inc. for sponsoring these Basketball Party Ideas. All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #MVCheezIt #CollectiveBias Since before I can remember, I have always enjoyed watching basketball games.  I love the fast-paced edge-of-your-seat action of basketball, and since college I have always rooted for my alma mater.  Since I love putting together parties, I thought that I'd share a few fun basketball party ideas with you to make watching ... [ Read More ]

Hash Brown Nests with Eggs

Hash Brown Nests with Eggs

This post brought to you by Simply Potatoes. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Make Life Lovely. With the nice spring weather we've been having, I just can't get enough of nests, eggs, and flowers. I decided to not only decorate with nests and eggs, but to eat them too! I recently made the sweetest little hash brown nests with eggs cooked in the middle, and they tasted really great! These hash brown nests with eggs were a nice departure from cereal, yogurt, and fruit, and ... [ Read More ]

Disney Princess Royal Easter Egg Hunt

Disney Princess

A big thank you to Disney, Walmart, and Collective Bias, Inc. for sponsoring our Disney Princess Easter Egg Hunt.  As always, all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.  #DisneyEaster #CollectiveBias Every year our four kids look forward to our annual Easter egg hunt.  They talk about the hunt for days before it actually takes place, and eagerly discuss what they think will be inside their eggs.  In addition to our regular egg hunt, I thought it would be fun to throw a Disney Princess Royal Easter ... [ Read More ]

Carrot Cake Cupcakes + Easter Table Ideas

Easter table ideas + carrot cake cupcakes

Thank you  M&M's®, Walmart, and Collective Bias, Inc. for sponsoring this carrot cake cupcakes and easter table ideas post. All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own. #MMsCarrotCake #CollectiveBias Every Easter growing up in my home there were two guarantees, the first being that my siblings and I would wake up Easter morning and hunt through our home to find our hidden Easter baskets.  The second guarantee is that many of those eggs in our baskets would be filled with pretty pastel ... [ Read More ]

Easter My Favorite Things Giveaway

$50 World Market giveaway

Happy Monday! Today myself and 25 other bloggers thought we'd team up for something fun and do a "My Favorite Things Easter Basket Giveaway!" Each of us chose our favorites in crafting, food, beauty, home decor and more, put them into a basket of goodies and decided to thank YOU, our readers, for sticking with us! For my giveaway I'm giving away a $50 gift card to one of my favorite stores that I honestly visit at LEAST once a week… World Market!!  Instead of buying you some of my favorite ... [ Read More ]

Easter Party + Bunny Pudding Cups

Spring Easter Party

This Easter party and bunny pudding cups recipe has been compensated by Snack Pack, Walmart, and Collective Bias.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias You can tell that it's springtime here in California.  I've been planting flowers, decorating with wheat grass, and adding pastels to my decor. Today I'm excited to share with you my pretty Easter party and spring table spread that I recently put together.  I also have a really fun bunny pudding cup ... [ Read More ]