Posts Tagged ‘DIY & Crafts’

DIY Sleep Mask

I can’t sleep without it being completely dark so I recently made these these DIY sleep masks to always have on hand.

DIY sleep masks to show off your personality

I snooze with a sleep mask every night. It just makes me feel like I’m forced to shut my eyes and turn in. Plus, I’m one of those that wake up at the first crack of light so this totally helps. I take them with me when I travel as well and seem to always be loosing them (I bet there are dozens left in past hotel rooms, ha!). So I recently decided to DIY a few to keep on hand and of course I had to put a personal twist on them with some fun sayings.

Make a DIY sleep mask and show off your personality with a fun phrase. Plus, it's a great way to get some decent shut-eye!

This sleep mask it totally fitting for me. It’s a play on the phrase “sip sip rosé” and also exactly what I’m thinking the morning after I’ve stayed up too late with friends. ;)  I think this would also make a cute gift idea for your girlfriends.

Make a DIY sleep mask and show off your personality with a fun phrase. Plus, it's a great way to get some decent shut-eye!

You can use any phrase you’d like! I used my Cricut Explorer Air Machine to create iron on transfers. You can do this using your printer as well. Just look for iron on transfers at your local office supply or craft store. The possibilities are endless! Just create your phrase and iron it on to a blank eye mask. (I used these satin eye masksMake a DIY sleep mask and show off your personality with a fun phrase. Plus, it's a great way to get some decent shut-eye!.) One tip is be careful not to iron the straps when you are applying your transfer (mine started to melt). (more…)

Personal Gifts for Her + Mother’s Day Gift Tags

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you thought about gift ideas yet? When coming up with gift ideas, I like to keep them as personal as possible. And the truth is, sometimes that means the gifts take more of a practical vibe. I’m sharing three practical and personal gift ideas plus sharing Mother’s Day gift tags that you can print out to give them that thoughtful touch.

Check out these unique, personal Mother's Day gift ideas plus grab these Mother's Day Gift Tags for free. Dress up practical gifts with thoughtful tags.

Here’s a looks at some personal items to gift her this Mother’s Day. I’d be happy to receive each of these. I loved trying them out recently and think they make great personal gifts.

Check out these unique, personal Mother's Day gift ideas plus grab these Mother's Day Gift Tags for free. Dress up practical gifts with thoughtful tags.

She’s one of kind, literally.
This gift idea is really all about her and her mom genes. Ha! See what I did there? Help her find out where her DNA comes from with this DNA test. Would she geek out over learning her ancestry timeline that is traced through the generations? This kit looks at 31 populations worldwide, and we will continue to refine results as their database grows. This gift really is SO HER. (more…)

4 Totally Doable Healthy Lifestyle Swaps

I’ve teamed up with Megan Media and Tropicana for this post as part of their #BelieveInYourGut campaign. Of course, all opinions are my own.

For the past year I’ve really been focused on trying to eat a healthier diet as a part of living a more healthy lifestyle. As a busy, working mom, I often put my nutrition on the back burner (can you relate?). I mean, one can only survive off of coffee for so long. I realized it was time to make some swaps in my daily diet that would really fuel my body.

Here are four simple things I've swapped in an effort to lead a more healthy lifestyle. Just a few minor changes and you will start to feel great.

I decided making small daily swaps was much less intimidating than a complete overhaul. (Let’s be honest, I’m not giving up coffee or wine on the weekends.) And I wanted to share a few things I’ve added to my routine that have me feeling refreshed, focused, and energized. Also, I’ve found if I make things a little more fun, I’m more likely to stay motivated. This shouldn’t surprise you though. :)

Here are four simple things I've swapped in an effort to lead a more healthy lifestyle. Just a few minor changes and you will start to feel great.

Adding daily probiotics to my diet. I recently learned just how much my gut affects my overall health and wellness, so I’m looking for ways to get good bacteria into my system more often. Tropicana Probiotics makes getting more probiotics into your diet delicious, accessible, nutritious and convenient–which means “doable” in my book. It’s 100% juice with no added sugar or artificial flavors and delivers over one billion live and active cultures to your gut. It can’t get much easier than swapping out your morning juice for one of these delicious flavors:  Strawberry Banana, Pineapple Mango, and Peach Passion Fruit They were each so good that I couldn’t even choose a favorite.

Fresh fruit garnishes, on everything. Your morning glass of juice or water might not be a cocktail, but adding a fun, fresh, fruit garnish will certainly up the fun level! I’ve found myself grabbing fruit more often as a snack later in the day when I add it into my morning beverages. I like to make up a few mini skewers to grab as snacks (my girls love them too!). (more…)

3 Simple DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for something to make mom? These DIY Mother’s Day gifts are perfect to tuck into a gift basket for that special woman in your life. They are all pretty simple to make and would even be great to give a special sister, friend, or grandma. Make them now and you’ll be ready come May!

DIY Mother's Day Gifts - Rose Water Spray

DIY Rose Water Face Mist
One thing every mom has in common is that we could all use our own “time out” now and again. That’s exactly why I came up with this DIY. Something as simple as taking a deep breath, and misting your face with a heavenly scented rose water face mist can do wonders for the mind (at least in my experience!). I snagged all of the supplies for this one online and you can even print out my free labels if you want. I think it adds a nice “gift factor” to the bottles.
See how to make them, here.

DIY Mother's Day Gifts - Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub
I love the idea of making a bunch of these diy lip scrubs to have on hand for small Mother’s Day’s gifts. I made these using lavender essential oils but you can swap out your favorite scent. I think orange would be great to use in the morning. Not only were these easy to make, they did not cost a lot of money. You could even get the kids involved in this DIY.
See how to make them, here.

DIY Mother's Day Gifts - Clay Ring Dish

DIY Marbled Clay Ring Dish
I made these marbled clay ring dishes a couple years ago to give as Mother’s Day gifts and everyone just loved them. I had so much fin making them (they look more complicated than they really are, promise) and love how each one turned out unique from the others. All you really need is some clay from the local craft store. Gifts that are useful and beautiful get extra points in my book.
See how to make them, here.

What do you think? Are one of these ideas something she would like? Let me know which  DIY Mother’s Day Gifts you’ll be making in a comment below!

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DIY Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

Fall, schmall. It might be mid September but here in So Cal it’s 97 degrees. And honestly, even if it was cooler, I believe ice cream is a year-round treat. Are you with me?

DIY Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

I’m always looking for simple ways to add a fun touch to things and that’s how I came up with these easy ice cream cone wrappers. In under 5 minutes you can transform an ordinary ice cream cone into a unique one! All you need to do is print them, cut them out, and wrap them around the cone. Simple :) They would also be fun if you’re hosting an ice cream party! (more…)

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