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!


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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Christmas Stovetop Potpourri and Gift Tag

I know it has been awhile since my last post but I just had to stop by and share this amazing stovetop potpourri recipe!  I have had a pot on my stove with this delicious combination for the last two weeks and I cannot get enough of it.  It fills up my entire house with an amazing scent and it smells exactly like how I think the holidays should smell.

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift Tag

It is super easy to put together and also makes a beautiful gift!  You can use a small jar like I did (I found this at Walmart for under $5) or use a clear cellophane gift bag and tie with some pretty ribbon.

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift TagTake it to your neighbors, your child’s teacher, co-workers, etc.  I’m pretty sure everybody enjoys a wonderful smell in their home.  It is much better than the alternative, right?  :)  Also, we actually have a family friend that is allergic to an ingredient found in scented candles so an all natural option like this is perfect for her!

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift TagSo what to put inside?  The measurements don’t need to be perfectly exact but here is a general idea:

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift Tag

  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Cup Cranberries
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Tablespoon Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon Nutmeg
  • 2 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups of Water

To give as a gift include the orange, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, and rosemary.  Then attach the printable tag with the instructions to slice the orange, add vanilla and water, and simmer on low heat.

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Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Gift TagI used one batch for an entire week and then remade it again a second time.  After I turned the stove off I covered the sauce pan with a lid until I was ready to use it again.  You just have to make sure it always have enough water in the pan.  It is a perfect recipe for the perfect holiday scent!

 

Man Up this Father’s Day

SAM!  If you are reading this post, stop now!  You will ruin your Father’s Day and then your wife and children will cry big tears of utter sadness and despair.  You don’t want that so STOP READING!!!

Just to clarify, if you name is Sam and you are not my husband then you can continue reading.  The Sam ban only applies to the man who lives in my house.   :)

I wanted to put together a quick little gift idea for Father’s Day since it is only a few days away.  Something that didn’t cost any money, or take lots of time to put together but that is still thoughtful and will definitely be enjoyed.  I tried to think of something my own wonderful husband and the best father to my children would like, and this is what I came up with!

One Free Man Day Card2Between work, family and church commitments, and the day to day stresses of mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, etc. my man doesn’t get much time to focus on his hobbies.  Sam loves to go out in his workshop building and creating but he usually has to do it in short spurts during the rare moments he has some free time.  Your man might enjoy hitting the golf course, spending the day on the lake fishing, or holed up with their favorite video games.  This gift card gives them the whole day to enjoy their “man time” without any guilt or worry!

Printable Father's Day Gift Card for the Manly Man in your life!DOWNLOAD THE PDF

And Sam, if you kept reading…well then Happy Early Father’s Day.  We love you!

This Post is Nothing Bundt Adorable!

I have a cute gift idea to share that centers around a bundt cake pan.  When I was planning the post I thought to myself, “Self…wouldn’t it be great to make a pretty bundt cake to use for staging the pictures?  And then I’ll have a tasty cake to eat after I’m done!  Win!”  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you saw how that fabulous idea turned out.  If you missed it, here is my pretty cake in all its glory.

Bundt Pan Gift Idea and Printable TagI should have taken a picture after I managed to carve the cake out of the pan and then frosted it.  You would think the frosting would help cover all manner of sins, but it actually looked worse.  Oh well…you better believe we still ate it and hey, my oven got a really good cleaning!

So now back to the gift idea.  Since wedding season is upon us I put together a gift idea and tag that is perfect for a bridal shower or as a wedding present.  Wish the new couple “Nothing Bundt Love and Joy!”

Bundt Pan Gift Idea and Printable Tag

This gift requires a bundt cake pan, but after that it is up to you what you want to put in. I used some dishtowels, dishcloths, measuring cups, kitchen utensils, and a cute mason jar.  You could also put in a boxed cake mix and frosting, spices like vanilla or cinnamon, toothpicks and cupcake liners, etc.  Anything “baking” will totally fit!

Bundt Pan Gift Idea and Printable Tag

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Giving the Gift of Service #2

I shared this post last year around Christmas time, but I wanted to post it again and add some NEW service gift tags too!  Gifts and goodies are fun, but let’s not forget that the meaningful ways we serve one another are what really count.  And these tags give you a few small ideas of some really simple ways you can brighten someone’s day.

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Today I want to share with you some printable gift tags that are not for your typical gift in a box with a bow.  These ideas are all about reaching out to others and spreading some Christmas cheer.

Service Act #1:

If you have the means then this is such a fun thing to do!  The next time you and your family are out enjoying dinner pick another table in the restaurant and anonymously pay their bill for them.  Ask the server to present them with this card instead of their check and watch their faces light up.  It is great!

Service Act #2:

This one is similar to the dinner idea but it is more budget friendly.  Believe me I know how tight money can be so if you don’t have the resources to pay for an entire meal then think about just sending over a yummy dessert instead.   This is one my husband and I do fairly often.  And the last time we did it the waitress started crying.  She was touched perhaps even more than the family we sent the dessert too.  You never know who needs you to cross their paths.

Service Act #3:

This is one that I have experienced myself so I know how happy it can make the recipient.  Here’s what you do:  Go into the gas station and ask them to put $10 of gas on pump __. (whatever pump you are by.)  Then tape this tag onto the pump and drive away leaving it loaded with $10 for the next person to pull in.  It will make their day!

Service Act #4:

Put a few quarters into a Ziploc bag and tape the bag and this tag to a vending machine.  Easy and quick.  I think little kids would have fun running around and helping out with this one.

Service Acts #5:

These last two tags are a little more generic so you can use them in many different ways.

-Print one off and have it be the “family service tag.”  One member of the family starts with it and does an act of service for another family member leaving this tag behind.  That person then does an act of service for someone else and passes the tag on again.

-Print off several for each person and encourage them to find one thing to do each day leading up to Christmas and leave the little note behind.

-Or just be creative and find your own ways to use them!  There are plenty of acts of service just waiting to be done.

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And here are the new tags!

Christmas Service Gift Tags- free printable tags for doing random acts of kindness this Christmas

In this set you’ll find:

Service Act #1:

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The next time you find yourself at the drive-thru why not pay for the meal of the person behind you?  Imagine their pleasant surprise when they pull up to the window!

Service Act #2 & #3:

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These are tags you can leave behind if you shovel off the snow from someone’s car or walkway.  I LOVE the snow, but I’m pretty sure my husband would love if someone did this for us more than anything else.  And bonus…it doesn’t cost a thing!

Service Act #4:

Christmas Service Tags 7And finally here is an act of kindness that many of us already do during the holidays.  Baking a tasty treat and delivering it to our friends, neighbors, or family.  So here is a tag that you can use to go right along with your yummy gift.

Download the PDF- Set 1

Download the PDF- Set 2

I hope you enjoy these tags and enjoy the experience of using them even more!

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