DIY Handprint Oven Mitt- The Perfect Gift!

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty sure my kids won the grandparent lottery. They are so blessed to have such amazing grandparents who spoil them rotten! People often talk about how strong a mother or father’s love is, and I am pretty sure a grandparent’s love could be counted right up there too. Did you know that there is a special day set apart to honor grandparents? September 10th is Grandparents Day and I think it is definitely a day worth celebrating! And a cute and useful Handprint Oven Mitt is the perfect gift!

DIY Handprint Oven Mitt, the perfect sentimental gift idea!



Just a suggestion…you could also tuck this gift idea away for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. It is such a sweet idea and it is USEFUL! I like giving gifts that are practical as well as fun so that they don’t just end up gathering dust on a shelf somewhere. And since pretty much everybody has to eat, and cook at least a little, then a Handprint Oven Mitt is a gift that will be used often and bring a smile while being used.

DIY Handprint Oven Mitt, the perfect sentimental gift idea!To make this gift I found a nice matching set of kitchen towels and oven mitts at Bed Bath & Beyond and bought some fabric paint at Joanns. It was then as easy as dipping my kids’ hands into the paint and pressing them onto the oven mitt! And if you’ve ever wrestled with a two year old with his hands covered in paint, then you know how easy it is.  :)

DIY Handprint Oven Mitt, the perfect sentimental gift idea!I’ve even included a gift tag with a sweet poem to make your gift giving even easier! This poem is perfect for grandparents, mothers, and fathers. If you wanted to create your own gift tag you could easily adapt this gift idea for teachers too! Perhaps just change the wording up a bit and it is ready for teachers.

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DIY Handprint Oven Mitt, the perfect sentimental gift idea!


Nuts About You Father’s Day Gift Basket

Show dad your nuts about him with this Father’s Day Gift Basket packed full of yummy peanut butter treats and tasty snacking nuts! Peanut butter is a big deal in our house. My husband loves anything Reeses and my daughter will quite happily eat spoonfuls of peanut better out of the jar if we let her so I knew this was one gift basket that would be a big hit.

Nuts About You Father's Day Gift Basket



I love how taking some of the goodies out of their packaging and placing them in mason jars makes such a cute presentation. It definitely feels more customized. So what to put into your gift basket?

  • Peanut Butter
  • Reeses Cups, Reeses Pieces
  • Different nuts (peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc)
  • Trail Mix
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Pecan Cookies
  • Peanut M&M’s
  • Chocolate Covered Nuts
  • Almond Joys
  • Basically anything with Peanut Butter or Nuts in it. :)

Nuts About You Father's Day Gift BasketAnd I have two different tags to share today! The first one says “We’re Nuts About You” and the second says “Happy Father’s Day from your little peanut.” Both adorable ways to share this gift basket!



Nuts About You Father's Day Gift Basket

Download the PDF- Nuts About You

Download the PDF- From Your Little Peanut

So what do you think? Are there peanut butter lover’s in your house like there are in mine? Would this Father’s Day gift basket satisfy those nutty cravings? :)

Nuts About You Father's Day Gift Basket


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DIY Gift Basket for Father’s Day

Sometimes it can be hard to shop for the men in our lives. But no matter their hobbies or interests, every man (hopefully!) uses some sort of deodorant/soap/body wash. And these men work hard! They deserve a little pampering too! That is why a {manly} spa gift basket is the perfect Father’s Day gift. And this DIY Gift Basket is super easy to put together! And it looks great!

DIY Gift Basket for Father's Day


The key to keeping this spa gift basket from becoming too girly is to think about the colors you’re using. I kept things manly by using a metal basket and choosing items in blues, browns, greys, and blacks. And I filled in the gaps between each product with some brown paper shred that almost has a sawdust feel to it. Since sawdust is basically man glitter, it all works.  :)

DIY Gift Basket for Father's DayPlus these items don’t just look good, they are practical too! Each one is something that would actually be used, and not just a waste of money. Deal Alert: I found that awesome toiletry bag at the dollar spot in Target. Such a good find! Here are some ideas of what you can include in your DIY Gift Basket:

  • Shaving Cream
  • After Shave
  • Razors
  • Body Wash/Soap
  • Lotion
  • deodorant
  • Cologne
  • Combs
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Gel/Pomemade
  • Gum/Breath Mints
  • Chapstick
  • Toiletry Bag
  • Slippers/Socks
  • And anything else you might think your man would enjoy!




Of course having a printable tag helps everything out too. I’ve got you covered with a fun tag letting your man know that he is free to “Relax, treat yo’ self.”

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DIY Gift Basket for Father's Day


I have one more DIY Gift Basket idea for Father’s that I’ll be sharing, so be on the lookout! In the meantime don’t forget to pin this post, or leave a comment letting me know what you think about this “Man-pering” Gift Basket!

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10 Gifts for Teachers for Under $10

You all know I am a big proponent of giving gifts as a way to say thank you. But that doesn’t mean I am a big proponent of super expensive and time consuming gifts! A small, thoughtful token is all you need to let someone know you appreciate them. And since there are few people who deserve our appreciation more than teachers I thought I’d put together a list of 10 Gifts for Teachers for Under $10! With the end of the school year fast approaching you can find some great gift ideas that won’t break the bank!

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Target Gift Hard Holder from LandeeSeeLandeeDo.com

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

It’s Been A Treat Gift Card Holder (+more designs) from Crazy Little Projects

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

It Mint So Much Gift Basket from Darling Doodles

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Toe-tally Awesome Teacher from Eighteen25

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10




Gum Gift Tag Printable from Cutesy Crafts

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Donut Gift Tag from Happiness is Homemade

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Candy Bar Wrappers from Darling Doodles on Etsy

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Cookie Appreciation Gift Tags from Teepee Girl

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

You’re the Balm Gift Tag from Simple as That

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

Amazon Gift Card from The Digi Sloth on Etsy

10 Gifts for Teachers Under $10

These gifts are all practical, yummy, or useful and will probably go over better than yet another mug with an apple on it. :) I think the best part of ANY gift would be to include a heartfelt thank you note written by either you or your child that acknowledges everything the teacher has done to help their students succeed!

Printable Mother’s Day Gift Tag and Idea

Mother’s Day is in just a couple of weeks so I thought I would share a cute gift idea that might come in handy for those who are looking for gift ideas for several women. Whether it is for a group of friends, church ladies, visiting teaching, etc. this is an easy and fun gift that can be made in large quantities.  It has a beautiful message that reminds us that the sometimes seemingly ordinary service given by women is often Christlike; and that we should look to our Savior as the ultimate example of love and service.

I had a reader write in and ask me if I could somehow change the Christmas Towel to fit for Mother’s Day. She is in charge of putting together gifts for all the women in her church and loved the Christmas version, but of course it needed a new tag. So I changed it up slightly and created a new version for Mother’s Day.

Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift IdeaI found these beautifully bright hand towels and tied the tag around with some pretty ribbon. And then of course, I had to slip in a little chocolate bar! Because this is Mother’s Day, and we are women, and any woman who says she doesn’t like chocolate is lying. :)

Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift Idea



Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift IdeaAnother great tip if you are putting this together for yourself, is look for towels that come in a pack! The towels I used were in a set of 4 and buying them that way vs. individual towels was much cheaper. The tag is available to download as a PDF and comes with two tags on a page.

Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift IdeaDOWNLOAD THE PDF





Thank you for to the reader who suggested this idea! I hope the ladies in your church enjoy it! Have an idea of something you would like to see here on my blog? Send me an email, I’d love to hear from you!

Pretty hand towel (and chocolate!) with a printable gift tag for an easy and quick Mother's Day Gift Idea



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Creative Places to Hide an “I Love You” Note

There is no rule that says you are only allowed to celebrate being in love on February 14th.  In fact, I think it is a good thing to do every day! But having Valentine’s day come around every year does give us a little reminder to put forth some extra effort and do something a little special. I thought I’d share something I have been doing for my husband for years.  I LOVE to leave little notes for him to find.  Nothing big or spectacular, but just a tiny note that shows I was thinking about him and wanted to tell him I loved him. He always loves finding them when he least expects it. Sometimes he finds them right away, or at least on the same day I hid the note. Sometimes it may be awhile before they are found and then it is a pleasant surprise to both of us!  Here are some of my favorite places to leave a note:

Dealing with the trash is definitely one of my least favorite chores.  Especially taking it out to the stinky, smelly big garbage can outside. Whenever my man takes it out (which he almost always does) then I feel he definitely deserves a big “I Love You!”

In the mood for a yummy PB&J?  How about a happy surprise with your sandwich?  This is easily done by using a toothpick on a new jar of peanut butter.

If you have children then chances are you have multiple toys lying around with the alphabet on them. Put those magnets/puzzle pieces/blocks etc. to good use and spell out a message on the kitchen counter or table!

Where do men spend a lot of their time? At least give them something to smile about while they are…taking care of business.  :)

Any fruit with a peel you won’t eat is perfect for this! Throw it into their lunchbox or simply leave it in the fruit bowl for them to find when they reach for a healthy snack.

Leave a note so that when they are getting dressed they’ll see a note from you helping them get their day off to a great start!

Fighting over who has control of the TV? Stop the fight before it even begins with this peace-offering.

Get off on the right foot (sorry, I couldn’t resist) by tucking a love note into a favorite pair of shoes!

Let them know you are thinking of them even when they are out on the road. Whether just a quick drive around the corner to the store or away on a business trip, they’ll know they are on your mind!

These are just a few places to get you started!  Look around your house and think about drawers, doors, and cabinets that are used frequently.  Hide them in other pieces of clothing, under their pillow, taped onto food in the fridge, etc. There is no wrong way or place! And don’t forget, if you are on a budget this Valentine’s Day (or for an anniversary!) then this is a fantastic way to still make the day sweet and memorable! Have fun!

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