Paper Lantern Fish DIY

Nautical Paper Lantern Fish DIY

I'm sure you already know by now that I'm kind of obsessed with anything nautical or from the ocean.  Last year I made some paper lantern fish that make me so happy, and today I'm going to share the easy paper lantern fish DIY with you! These cute little fish craft decorations are perfect for an ocean or under the sea party (for more party ideas you can check out my daughter's gorgeous under the sea party), for decorating a kids' room, or just to make with your kids for fun, especially during ... [ Read More ]

Pretty Cookie Pocket DIY

Cookie pocket DIY

Happy Monday!  I've been really busy these past couple weeks getting projects ready for a new Sizzix Party Ideas book that is coming out soon.  I've got a handful of fun party project ideas that are going to be published in the book, so I've been up to my eyeballs in planning and creating for this amazing opportunity. Today I'm sharing one of the party favor ideas that I'm sharing in the upcoming book- a pretty cookie pocket diy!  These adorable cookie pockets would be just perfect to pretty ... [ Read More ]

Cloud and Raindrop Garland

Cloud Garland

Happy Thursday!  I have homemade chicken noodle soup simmering away in the crock pot, it's supposed to rain in the next few hours, and it's almost the weekend… life is good! I love the idea of a cloud and raindrop themed baby "shower," birthday party, or nursery or bedroom decor.  Maybe it's because I love the rain so much since we are getting very little of it here in Southern California? Yesterday on the Sizzix blog I shared how to make an easy and oh so darling cloud and raindrop garland ... [ Read More ]

Donut Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

A big thank you to Smart & Final for sponsoring this delicious Donut Ice Cream Sandwich recipe post.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own. It doesn't get much better than today's tasty treat… a delicious donut ice cream sandwich!  For all you moms out there, this is definitely what you want to indulge in on Mother's Day.  These donut ice cream sandwiches are deceivingly simple to make and are a unique and fun treat to serve to family and friends! When I go to the San Diego Fair ... [ Read More ]

Finding the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

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This post brought to you by Groupon. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Make Life Lovely. With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I've been thinking a lot about what to buy my mom.  I want the gift to be unique and fun and something that I know she'll love, because my mom deserves the absolute best! I just discovered the Groupon’s Mother’s Day Gift Shop, where you can choose from lots of amazing experiences and products to purchase for mom.  I love that there are so many fun ... [ Read More ]

DIY Succulent Arrangement

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Succulent arrangements have become quite popular lately, and it's easy to see why.  They look great indoors and outdoors, are small and don't take up a lot of space, and come in a variety of sizes.  But what if you don't have a green thumb and want the look of fresh plants in your home but without the hassle? I recently discovered some artificial succulents that look SO realistic and come in a variety of sizes and species.  They are kid-proof, drought-proof, and oops, I over-watered proof, ... [ Read More ]

Pina Colada Smoothie

Pina Colada Smoothie

This post brought to you by DairyPure Milk. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Make Life Lovely. If you like pina coladas, then you're going to love this refreshing pina colada smoothie that I'm sharing with you today!  It is ice cold, refreshing, and has no alcohol in it, so it's great to share with the whole family! The best part of this recipe (besides the amazing taste) is the fact that it takes just 5 minutes to prep and under 5 minutes to make, and only uses just 3 ... [ Read More ]

DIY Cloud Straws

DIY Cloud Straws

Happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing some quick and easy cloud straws for an easy way to add some fun to your drinks!  Why drink out of a plain old boring straw when you can sip on one of these cute cloud straws? These would be great to make for a baby shower, a birthday party, or just for fun. When I showed these to my three-year old and offered him some milk with one of these straws, his cute little face lit up and he drank that milk faster than I've ever seen him drink!  This could be a ... [ Read More ]

Film Strip Decorations for a Movie Party

Hollywood Movie Party

Today I've got a really quick way to embellish glass apothecary jars to make film strip decorations for a Hollywood/movie party.  You might remember my daughter's movie birthday party that I shared with you a few weeks ago?  I had lots of apothecary jars filled with yummy treats, and wanted to make them look more fun and to go with the theme. I used my Sizzix Big Shot and the Filmstrip Frames die to die cut some film strips out of black card stock.  To do this I made a Sizzix sandwich with ... [ Read More ]

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 ]