7 DIY Fire Pits You Can Build

It's s'mores season! That yummy, sweet, crunchy, ooey-gooey treat that has made many a childhood memory. Summer evenings are made for s'mores. When the temperatures begin to dip, it's time for melting marshmallows over an open flame...getting them ready to smoosh up next to a chocolate bar in-between graham crackers. OH THE YUM. Don't have a fireplace or regular access to a bonfire? How about a fire pit? There are many commercially available at hardware stores, but why not consider building your own? We've got seven great DIY projects, from simple to complex; all would be awesome s'more-makers. In-ground fire pit with a gorgeous organic perimeter. Tutorial by Laura Catherine.  Concrete fire pit bowl tutorial by eHow. Would be great in a modern or rustic setting. Lovely tabletop … [Read more...]

Great Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

It's a Date Valentine’s Day is where the heart is. Need gift ideas for your true love?  Do you want to give him something besides candy and a teddy bear? We've got a few options for him that are unique, fun and should fit the bill. Some of our top picks: Spy Optics Screw For the active guy, a cool pair of sunglasses that are stylish and functional. These glasses by Spy Optics Screw are impact resistant, have a signature patented scoop venting system and 100% UV protection. Fashionable and useful. {$139.50} Electronic Golf Club Cooler Caddie Does your guy golf?  He’ll love this. Let him relax on the golf course with his own cold drink using this deluxe fully automatic golf club cooler caddie.  He can simply fill the 54oz tank with his favorite cold beverage and … [Read more...]

12 Days of (Christmas) Cookies

On The First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me...A Cookie Cookbook! Okay, maybe I only wish that but, I do love cookies.. gingerbread, sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, chocolate chocolate chip... you name them, I love them.  Just call me Cookie Momster (hee hee, get it) One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the smell of piping hot cookies baking in the oven and the bright, shining eyes of my family and friends as I serve up plates of decorated cookies and the sounds of their sighs as they crunch delightedly on some of my favorite homemade treats. This Christmas season, I want to share with y'all some of my favorite cookie recipes and I want y'all to share your favorite cookie recipes with me, too.  I am going to feature 12 days of Cookies here on Blissfully Domestic.   … [Read more...]

10 DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make with Your Kids

Do you smell that? Mmmm...that's the smell of fresh baked sugar cookies and gingerbread men coming out of the oven. Do you see that? Wow! I can see twinkling lights and stockings hung by the fire. I'm daydreaming, of course, but it's Christmastime!! It's time to pull out the totes of Christmas decorations. It's time to dig through our favorite cookbooks and find those yummy recipes we make year after year. It's time to make memories with our kids and make some new Christmas ornaments for the tree. Today I've got ten DIY ornaments you can make with your kids. They're easy enough for all ages. So, pick your favorites, make a list, head out to the craft store and pick up the supplies needed to have an afternoon of ornament making. {You may already have the supplies in your craft closet if … [Read more...]

Why I Still Send Holiday Cards by Snail Mail – And You Should Too!

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post. Holiday Cards: It’s that time of year again! Right after Thanksgiving, my kids and I feel the excitement of opening up our mailbox again! Who will we get a card from? How much have their kids grown? Who looks different? What exciting news will we hear?  Wow, one card more original than the other! We appreciate all of them so much that we even put them on display and look at them all the time. At the end of the season, we have a hard time bringing them down! With so much technology, this is the one tradition that I will not give up! My computer and phone are flooded with emails, texts and more all day long. The old-fashioned mailbox is often filled with junk mail and bills. But in … [Read more...]

15 Fabulous Digital Photo Gifts

  Whether you are looking for a gift for your favorite Photographer or your Grandparents who have absolutely everything our picks should help you see all the fabulous options available that are not only fun but practical too!   Personalized Pillows These pillows are so cute & definitely something I hadn’t seen before. They would be a great addition to your family room couch or that of your Parent’s & Grandparents too. The baby pillow could be a sweet addition to the nursery or a great “welcome to the world” gift. Classic Calendars This is a long-time favorite of my family in particular. This is something that I give my brother & sister as well as my parents and nieces and nephews every year for Christmas. You are able to upload your photos and can add specific special … [Read more...]