Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub

A big thank you to Amopé™  for sponsoring this Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub and Mother's Day gift idea post.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #AmopeLovesMoms #CollectiveBias My amazing mom is such a hard worker.  She excels at everything that she does, is a ton of fun, and has always been a wonderful mom.  Now that I'm older and have kids of my own, I really appreciate all of the long hours that she has put in to raise us four kids.  From being the PTA president when I was in ... [ Read More ]

DIY Snow Tutorial

DIY Snow

If you can belt out the words to the song "Let it Go" at the top of your voice, have kids (or even know kids), or like fun and creative activites that keep those kids busy for hours, then today's post is definitely for you! I am SO excited to share with you an amazing DIY snow tutorial that will teach you how to make your own cold snow with just two simple ingredients you probably already have! Living in Southern California, my family and I very rarely get to experience snow.  It's pretty ... [ Read More ]

Cinco de Mayo Taco Bar

Taco Bar Ideas. Love this!

A big thank you to Delimex and Walmart for sponsoring our Cinco de Mayo Taco Bar.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias  Living in San Diego definitely has its' perks… the beach, the perfect weather, the fact that I can wear flip-flops year round, and the delicious Mexican food that is readily available.  We are definitely spoiled! With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I decided to put together a fun Cinco de Mayo fiesta for family members to enjoy.  We are ... [ Read More ]

My New BFF + Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro Giveaway

Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro Review

I am SO SO SO excited about today's post!!  Not only do I get to share with you my awesome new best friend, but I get to give away a BRAND NEW notebook (ARV $1,499.99) to one lucky reader!!  Read on to see what makes this laptop so special, and be sure to enter this awesome giveaway at the bottom of this post. As a maker and a blogger, I am constantly creating and working.  My husband has a laptop, but it is a few years old and  is VERY heavy, which is why I have been strictly working on my ... [ Read More ]

DIY Girly Purse Bag

Sizzix Purse DIY

Cute little bags are some of my favorite things to make, and today's project is no exception.  My daughter is definitely a girly girl, so I made her a pretty sparkly purse to go with her pretty sparkly self! This sweet little purse bag can be used for child's pretend play, as a gift bag, as a party favor, and so much more.  I'm sharing how I made it on the Sizzix blog today, so I'd love for you to stop on by and say hi! Happy crafting! ... [ Read More ]

Gold Sequin Bag Mother’s Day Gift

Mother's Day Gift Idea

I recently had the privilege of having one of my craft projects turned into a project sheet and endcap display at craft stores.  Now that the project is up in stores, I am so excited to finally be able to share the finished project with you!  I made a pretty gold sequin bag for the perfect Mother's Day gift for your mom.   This gold sequin bag for a Mother's Day gift is really simple to make, and is pretty cool because it can be customized by you to say mom, mother, your mom's name, or ... [ Read More ]

Behind the Scenes at Wendy’s


Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant?  Or wondered how fresh that "fresh" salad is that you ordered?  If so, then you're going to love today's post!  I was lucky enough to get invited to go behind the counter at Wendy's to see the whole process of making three of their most popular salads, from start to finish, and I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw. The start of Wendy's salads begins with produce fresh from the farm.  Fresh shipments of ... [ Read More ]

Canning Jar Gift Tag

Sizzix Canning Jars die gift tag

Happy Friday!  Earlier this week I made orange jam and tangerine jelly with some family members with some fresh fruit off a relative's tree.  I'll be showing you some photos and giving you the how-to soon, but today I want to share with you some cute canning jar gift tags that I made for those jars that I plan on sharing with friends! To make these canning jar gift tags, of course I turned to my Sizzix Big Shot and to Eileen Hull's adorable Scoreboards Canning Jar die.  You can see the full ... [ Read More ]

DIY Gold Dipped Vases + Giveaway!

DIY Gold Dipped Vase

Thank you Finish®, Target, and Collective Bias, Inc. for sponsoring this DIY Gold Dipped Vases tutorial.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #showmetheshine #CollectiveBias I just can't get enough of the gold trend in jewelry, home decor, clothing, and everywhere else.  Gold is here to stay, and I couldn't be happier!  I wanted to add a touch of gold into my spring decor at home, so I made some gorgeous gold-dipped vases that were a breeze to make, yet look very ... [ Read More ]