Pink and gold nursery

When we first found out we were expecting, I truly had no gut feeling about our baby being a boy or a girl. Finding out we were having another daughter was a very exciting moment. Although my six year old daughter said she wanted a baby brother initially, she is now ecstatic about having a baby sister. I started planning a nursery soon after and tried to stray far from my favorite blues I somehow end up incorporating in every room of our home. My daughter was heavily involved in the color theme Read More... {Read More...}

You’re not you when you’re pregnant – pregnancy behavior apology card with SNICKERS®

Pregnancy comes with so many joys while planning for the arrival of your new baby. Preparing the nursery, tiny baby laundry, and selecting a name are all parts of the experience I have enjoyed. Feeling your baby move for the first time while pregnant is another exciting moment. But as your hormone levels are changing and growing that sweet baby is using up every little bit of energy you have, you might find yourself not feeling quite like yourself. I have had an amazing pregnancy with absolutely Read More... {Read More...}

DIY glitter animal wall art

With a new baby arriving soon, I've been working on her nursery and finishing up my last projects. Her pink and gold nursery is the perfect place for a DIY glitter animal wall art collage. I transformed frames I already had at home into glittery safari animal silhouettes. The nursery itself is very glam and these framed animals softened the room to make it a fun wall for a new baby. DIY glitter animal wall art tutorial  Supplies: frames for collage (any size and color) spray Read More... {Read More...}

DIY glitter champagne flutes

When planning my pink and gold baby shower, I envisioned excessive gold glitter. Sparkly DIY glitter champagne flutes were the perfect way to serve guests a bubbly simply fruit punch mocktail. We had a few of the plastic champagne flutes left after the baby shower and have been feeling pretty fancy using them at home for sparkling water and juice waiting for the baby to arrive. DIY glitter champagne flutes tutorial  Supplies: Plastic Champaign Flutes (affiliate Read More... {Read More...}

Easy DIY party banner

Hosting a party can easily get expensive but with a few DIY decor projects, you can create a great party without overspending. For my recent pink and gold baby shower I sewed an easy DIY party banner using poster board, cardstock, and a paper punch. Easy DIY party banner tutorial Supplies: poster board or cardstock in your preferred color (poster board is less expensive than individual pieces of card stock at most crafting stores) circular paper punch (I used a 3" punch) Use Read More... {Read More...}

DIY gold animal jar party favors

My recent pink and gold baby shower was a perfect opportunity to have some fun crafting and share DIY gold animal jar party favors with guests. The party's color scheme made the gold toppers on jars filled with pink candy match perfectly but these favors could easily be used at other parties like a boy baby shower or birthday parties by changing the color of the candy.  DIY gold animal jar party favors tutorial Supplies: small jars (I purchased mine at IKEA for less than Read More... {Read More...}

Tinker Bell Kids Craft Paper Flowers

My daughter absolutely adores Tinker Bell and she is so excited for the new Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast DVD release March 3, 2015! We recently made a fun kids craft to celebrate and decorate during our family movie night when we purchase the DVD tomorrow. The Tinker Bell kids craft paper flowers are an easy kids craft and my daughter had so much fun getting creative. Tinker Bell kids craft paper flowers tutorial: Supplies: tissue paper pipe Read More... {Read More...}

Conversation Hearts Valentine Vase, pretty flowers from The Bouqs

I am a Bouqs ambassador and have received complimentary flowers in exchange for sharing information and my opinion about their product. Some links in this post are affiliate links. Growing up my dad always made sure Valentine's Day was special for both my mom and I. Waking up to chocolate and flowers made the holiday something I looked forward to each year. My daughter is just six years old and already knows Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love. With Read More... {Read More...}

Recycled gift wrap accessories

Christmas morning at our house always ends up looking like a big mess of torn wrapping paper and scattered gifts. Before tossing all the used holiday gift wrap into the recycling bin this year, we had fun with a kids craft making recycled gift wrap accessories. This morning, with the Arizona Science Center, my daughter modeled her DIY recycled gift wrap headband, purse, and skirt on the Fox 10 Phoenix morning show.  We collected the used gift wrap from family and had a big selection Read More... {Read More...}

Easy holiday gift idea – hot chocolate mug & DIY spoons

With holiday break just next week and no gifts for my daughter's teachers, we made a fun DIY gift Thursday night to deliver the last day of school before break. Pregnant, working, and running around like a crazy person with errands during the holiday season didn't permit time to make any of the creative ideas I had been pinning all year. My daughter has two kindergarten teachers, one in her English classroom and another in her Mandarin classroom. This is the first year in several years I haven't Read More... {Read More...}