Easy No-Sew Eye Spy Bags

How to make a No-Sew Eye Spy Bag

Thank you to We R Memory Keepers for sponsoring this post by providing me with a Fuse kit and compensation.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own. I've made my share of eye spy bags as a mom of four kids, and every single one I've made required sewing.  That's why I'm so excited to share with you this easy no-sew eye spy bag tutorial! I can sew, but I'm definitely not a pro.  This eye spy bag is a cinch to make in about 15-20 minutes tops.  Instead of sewing plastic, I used an ... [ Read More ]

Free Printable Fourth of July Quiz for Kids

Free Printable Fourth of July Quiz for Kids

This post brought to you by Dixie. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Make Life Lovely. With the Fourth of July coming soon, I thought it would be fun to create a Fourth of July Quiz to see what my kids already know about our nation's holiday, and to teach them a few new things about the Fourth of July and the founding of our great country. Today I'm sharing my free printable Fourth of July quiz for kids (and adults) with you! Remember a few days ago when I told you that we ... [ Read More ]

Under the Sea Gift Tag


I recently made a really cute under the sea gift tag, and I thought I would share the fun tutorial with you! This under the sea gift tag uses some of the same nautical dies I used in the ocean box party favor I made, and is perfect for summer gift giving or an under the sea or ocean birthday party favor.  So many possibilities! Under the Sea Gift Tag Supplies:  Sizzix Big Shot Machine Sizzix Magnetic Platform Sizzix Mint Standard Cutting Pads Sea Animal Sentiments Sizzix ... [ Read More ]

Ocean Box Party Favor with Sizzix

Nautical Ocean Box with Sizzix

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy ocean box I made with some of my new nautical Sizzix dies.  The box die is so sweet and would be perfect for a nautical or under the sea birthday party!   For this ocean box, I used Sharyn Sowell's new Sizzix Box w/Wave Border Bigz XL Die and Seaweed, Coral & Wave Thinlits Die Set. First I made a Sizzix sandwich by stacking an Extended Cutting Pad, the Box w/Wave Border die face up, my pattern paper face down, and the other extended cutting pad on ... [ Read More ]

S’mores Bar + Turtle S’mores

S'mores Bar

Thank you to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this S'mores Bar + Turtle S'mores poast.  All ideas and opinions are 100% mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored One of the quintessential summer treats are s'mores.  Gooey, rich, and delicious, s'mores are a summer staple for camping, parties, outdoor evenings in the backyard, or just for fun! I recently put together a fun rustic s'mores bar for my family and created some delicious turtle s'mores, and today ... [ Read More ]

Join Me in Going Dark for Dinner


This post brought to you by Dixie. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Make Life Lovely. Life is very busy in our home.  Between my kids doing homework in three different languages, dance and drama rehearsals and performances, Boy Scouts, church activities, and everything ine between, it can be hard to find ways to meaningfully connect with my whole family at one time. This is why I'm so excited to go #DarkForDinner this Sunday!  Dixie, the company that has been making paper ... [ Read More ]

How to Decorate Seashell Cookies + $250 Visa Card Giveaway

Seashell Sugar Cookies

Today I'm going to show you how to decorate seashell cookies that look amazing and are perfect for summer.  You'll also see how I packaged up my treats with some amazing supplies, and then you can enter to win a $250 Visa gift card and a custom stamp! I have always been in awe of perfectly decorated sugar cookies, and wished that I had the skills to make them for my parties.  I recently took an online sugar cookie course and am SO excited with everything that I learned! It's definitely not ... [ Read More ]

Ocean in a Bottle Necklace

Ocean in a bottle necklace

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks  http://my-disclosur.es/OBs I've said it before and I'll say it again- I'm a sucker for anything nautical.  Anchors, ships' wheels, starfish, and ocean glass all make me a little giddy, as does today's ocean in a bottle necklace tutorial. Who wouldn't love a tiny glass bottle filled with sand from your favorite vacation spot last ... [ Read More ]

End of School Year Gift for Kids

Summer Gift Basket for Kids

Yesterday was the last day of school for my kids, and now they are out of school for two months for summer break.  Woo hoo!!  To celebrate, I surprised my kids with some fun end of school year gifts for summer.  They loved them!! First, I started with a bucket and a shovel for each child that they could use at the beach.  The bucket makes a perfect container to put all of the goodies inside, and is also something I know that we will use at the beach this summer. Next, I bought a lot of fun ... [ Read More ]

Father’s Day Nautical Gift Basket + Cruise Giveaway

Nautical gifts for him

A big thank you to Nautica, Macy's, and Collective Bias for sponsoring this Father's Day Nautical Gift Basket post.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #NauticaForDad #CollectiveBias I am lucky to have such a wonderful best friend and anchor in my life.  My husband is so good to me and he just gets me.  We have had a lot of adventures and fun together in our 15 years of marriage, and I can't wait to see what our future will hold as we spend it together.  He is so sweet with our ... [ Read More ]