Our Hostess Gifts for Fall!

Whether you are headed to a Back to School Class Coffee, Halloween Extravaganza or a fabulous Pre-Holiday Cocktail Party here are some FAB gifts to bring along & impress your host or hostess (because bringing a bottle of wine is SO 2008)!Lilly Market Tote These $10 totes are darling & Lilly Pulitzer is always appropriate year round. They hold quite a few groceries or other items that one might collect during a busy shopping outing. They can be customized, but the plain would allow you to keep a few on hand just in case you get a last minute invite!State Oven Mitt I absolutely LOVE these! As with another item you will see later in this post, this is a great gift for someone you might be visiting long distance. It does involve a little pre-planning but what a hit it will … [Read more...]

Personalized Back to School Supplies from Frecklebox

My kids are in college & high school now & I’m kicking myself that I didn’t have something like Frecklebox to order their school supplies back when they were younger. The funny thing is though that I’d buy some of these items for my daughter who is entering her Sophomore year in college because they are so darn cute! Here are a few of my favorites that would definitely help keep your kids school supplies organized & the custom options mean that no one will get their gear confused with yours!Personalized Binders The Binders measure 1.5” & will hold up to 300 sheets. There are SO many more to choose from online & the fun part is that when you look at the individual styles there are other coordinating items that go along with the binders so that everything matches … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself!

Baby showers are so much fun! And one of the best parts is getting the chance to decorate. These baby shower centerpieces are so much fun and you can switch up the accessory pieces or colors based on the theme and colors of the shower. Baby Shower Centerpieces That Double as Gifts!You have to love a centerpiece that the mom-to-be can take home and keep as a lovely gift. These adorable centerpieces are perfect for a baby shower because the gift is built right in!1. Baby Stacker Rings - This simple sewing craft is an adorable baby shower centerpiece, and a gift that infants can play with for months. By Domestic Esq.2. Snips, and snails and puppy dog tails are for little boys and these snail diaper rolls are just fabulous. They are easy to make too! By Handmade Charlotte.3. … [Read more...]

Stay Worry-Free Over the Holidays with Sears Bundled Maintenance Package

( Sponsored) This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sears Home Appliances.  All opinions are our own. With the Holidays quickly approaching, it's time to begin thinking about how we'll get a festive meal on the table, all at once, and have the turkey, ham, and each side dish still warm. Otherwise, you'll have a line at the microwave for everyone to warm their plate. I took for granted, as a kid, how Grandma pulled this seemingly impossible feat off each year. Now, I wish I could ask her just how she managed this miraculous task.While I know we would all love to run out and purchase a brand new bundle of beautiful kitchen appliances, I also know this just isn't in all of our budgets this time of year. What we all can do is take great care of the kitchen appliances we currently have. Did … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Potholders – perfect for using and gifting!

( Sponsored) We are so excited to announce the launch of the Little House on the Prairie @AndoverFabrics and a fabulous giveaway. #littlehousemoment #LHOTPFabricWhat we're making, Easy Potholders – perfect for using and gifting!I recently received a pack of 5 fat quarters from Andover Fabric’s Little House on The Prairie line. These are just the kind of fabrics to get you excited about starting a new quilt project. I loved the combination of colors and patterns. I’ll admit sometimes when I am shopping for quilt fabric I get overwhelmed trying to find the right mixture of lights and darks – so when all of that was done for me I was thrilled!The Little House on the Prairie books were one of the first series I read growing up and, of course, I’ve seen almost every episode … [Read more...]

7 Portrait Photoshop Actions You Will Love

Photoshop actions. Love them. No, seriously...I LOVE them!If you're unfamiliar with Photoshop actions, this is your lucky day. These time saving short cuts will fast become your best friend; just follow the links below to some of my favorites. You'll be walked through the process and be well on your way to boosting your photography to the next level.Even if you're a seasoned pro you might just find a gem in this set. Did I mention I love them?So with that in mind, here are 7 of my favorite portrait Photoshop actions:Contrast and saturation.  You have to be careful when boosting the color saturation and contrast of a photo; it can get overdone FAST. This tutorial by Jodi Friedman at MCP Actions does an amazing job of walking that line. Too much for you? There's a more … [Read more...]