New Driver Gift Basket Tutorial

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American Greetings Lilypad cards

Don’t you just LOVE birthdays?  As a wife, mom, and all around girly-girl, I love gift giving, and I believe great looking wrapping paper, packaging, and the perfect card are an essential part of the gifting process and the whole celebration!  American Greetings has some fabulous product offerings to help you celebrate everything from birthdays, to anniversaries, new babies and more!  Above I’ve shared a photo of a few American Greetings cards I have on hand!  Aren’t they adorable?  They are from the Lily Pad Press line of American Greetings.

Boy by Wall

We have a few summer birthdays in our family, but the one that definitely gets the most attention is our teenage son, Noah’s.  Noah will be 16 in just 2 weeks!  And you know what that means…it’s driver’s license time!  His car is being delivered to us on Saturday, but because I love shopping for gifts, I couldn’t wait…I had to get new some special new driver gifts to go with the car!  Today I’m going to show you everything that went in to making his New Driver Gift Baskets!

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Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial with Printable Tags

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Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial

March is here, and Easter is just around the corner! (It’s March 27 this year!)  It’s time to gather up your favorite Easter goodies and create some fun Easter Baskets!  Of course, the Easter Bunny has the kids covered, but what about the adults?  Are there any special adults in your life that would get a little joy out of an Easter basket this year?  Perhaps a neighbor, a grandmother, or a teacher?

As someone who always “loved school” and “loved learning” I’ve always had a huge appreciation for teachers.  In fact, when I was kid I either wanted to be a writer or a teacher, and if I wasn’t working from home, I’d likely be teaching English or history.  That being said, I generally love the profession, and I appreciate everything that the teachers in our local schools do.

Generally the kids give gifts to the teachers at Christmas and at the end of the school year, but I personally love giving gift baskets, and what better time to give one than at Easter?  If you happen to be the head room mother, this is something great that you can give as a class gift to your teacher!  If you have an adult child or other relative who’s a teacher, it could be a great project to put together for them as well.  Today I’m going to show you how I put together a fun Teacher Easter Basket using MARS & Wrigley’s products and other items.  Plus, I’ve got some free printable tags that you can add to your baskets! [Read more…]

Gifting Sweet & Savory Popcorn this Valentine’s Day

Valentine Basket

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? If you haven’t yet decided on a gift for your significant other, a gift basket is always a good way to go. has a great selection of gift baskets for all occasions, and they includes all kinds of delicious treats like chocolate, cookies, candies, nuts, and all sorts of other treats.

But if you’re looking to go beyond the usual Valentine’s Day gift of chocolates and sweets this year, I suggest checking out their popcorn baskets!  Available on and, you’ll find a great selection of popcorn tins, baskets, and boxes.

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Tips for Immune Support + Gift Basket Idea

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Immune Support

We had a sensational October, weather-wise.  Here in the south, the fall season is usually a bit unpredictable.  It’s either really hot or really cold, and there’s no in between.  You can be wearing shorts and a tank top one day, and then the next week you’re breaking out a sweater and a wool coat.  Seriously! For the entire month of October, Noah wore shorts every day and only had to break out a light jacket last week, and then BAM! On Halloween night the low was 33 degrees!  Eek!  With this drastic change in weather, my first concern is immune support and staying well.

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Give Extra Thanks to Teachers + Gift Basket Idea

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Give Extra

November is all about giving thanks for all our blessings and to those who matter most.  Is there anyone you want to give extra thanks to?  I appreciate everyone in my life who makes every day special (like my husband, stepson, parents, and yes, the fur children) and I enjoy celebrating special moments with them, but lately I’ve found myself thinking of some of the people who I do not see but have still made an extra impact in my life.  Do you have anyone like this? [Read more…]

Valentine Treats and Baskets

Valentine Baskets
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?  On this day when love is in the air, there’s nothing I love more than the gift of chocolate!  Holiday Gifts and Baskets has a fabulous collection of gifts for all occasions, and especially for Valentine’s Day, they have something for everyone!

Of course, they have gift baskets with other great items including spa gifts, as well as  fruit and wine.  But my favorites are the baskets filled with sweet treats like cookies, candies, and chocolate covered pretzels and popcorn.  Today I’m highlighting just a few items in particular that caught my eye! [Read more…]