Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day: Quick, Simple Ideas

You may have a cooler for your drinks, but have you thought about a way to keep your food cool? Simply inflate a kiddie pool and fill with ice.

Source: http://www.orientaltrading.com/inflatable-patriotic-buffet-a2-35_881.fltr
Source: http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/picture/562625/

Need a easy dessert? Or how about a twist to the traditional s'more? Slice open an unpeeled banana and fill with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Grill and serve!

Source: http://homecookingmemories.com/grilled-banana-dessert-bar/


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Graduation Ideas

1. Diploma Napkins

It can't get much easier than this. Just wrap your utensils with a white napkin and tie it with a black ribbon. You can even do it to Little Debbie Cake Swiss Rolls (see below)..

Source: http://www.partypinching.com/parties-holidays/graduation/
2. #Hashtag Love

Frame the hashtag you would like your friends and family to use when they snap pictures at your graduation party.

Source: http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/26/instagram-themed-graduation-party-in-a-box/
3. Instagram Banner

Need I say more? This is a great idea to add a personalized touch to your graduation party. 

Source: http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/26/instagram-themed-graduation-party-in-a-box/






Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother's Day Surprise

Give your mom something to get excited about. Let her relax and enjoy a day or weekend pampering herself.

Try a private dinner at her favorite restaurant, a spa weekend or enroll her into a class that has sparked her interest. This website lists the top/simple ways to surprise your mom this Mother's Day. Click here.

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Plan a day out -- schedule a full day, weekend or full week of events for your mom.

Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Plan-a-Grand-Mother%27s-Day-Celebration

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mother's Day Ideas 2015

1. Family Birthday Reminder

Create a gift that a mother could utilize in her busy schedule.

Source: http://acraftyescape-katie.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-made-these-for-my-mother-and.html
2. Generations in a Single Frame

Here's a great idea for those looking for a personalized gift. 

Source: http://www.moosephotography.net/family.html
3. Create Your Own Tea Bags

Write up your own tea labels with memories or reason why you love your mom.

Source: http://liagriffith.com/mothers-day-tea-tags/


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baseball Cap Tips

1. Get Your Ball Caps Organized

Here's an easy way to keep your hats off the floor and in your closet:

Source: http://www.housedressingstyle.com/2012/09/diy-1-hat-organizer.html?m=1
2. Best Way To Clean Your Baseball Cap

Yahoo found the best way to clean your baseball hat and it includes laundry detergent, a plastic food container and a balloon.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Travel Memories

1. Here's a great idea to showcase your travel memories. Cut out the shape of the state/country you visited and place it on a map -- coordinating the picture with the state the photo was captured in.

Source: http://cutcraftcreate.blogspot.com/
2. Memory Box - Print out small square-shaped (2 inch by 2 inch) pictures and place inside a cardboard jewelry box. The more places you visit -- the more boxes you have to stack up around the house.

Source: www.camillestyles.com

3. Memory Map - Place a map on a wall in your home and hang up framed pictures around the perimeter. Attach a string between the map (the specific area you visited) and the picture which corresponds with the travel destination.

Source: Etsy/Pinterest.com


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Last Minute Easter Ideas

1. Easter Eggs With Polka Dots

Easy, creative and simple. Create an easter egg with sugar polka dots by adding glue dots and sprinkling sugar crystals on top.

Source: http://www.domestifluff.com/2009/04/how-to-make-sparkly-dot-easter-eggs/
2. Carrot Utensil Napkins

Use an orange napkin to hold utensils (use green, disposable utensils to create the carrot look) together for guests for a dinner party. Simply tie the top to keep everything together. 

Source: http://family.disney.com/easter-crafts
3.  Peep Tree

Use toothpicks to attach peeps onto a Styrofoam ball. Add jelly beans to the bottom of the pot and a wooden stick to hold the peep bouquet. 
Source: http://www.thehungrymouse.com/2011/04/11/peep-topiary-plus-other-easter-table-top-decorating-ideas/