I had a wedding shower this past weekend and I thought some personalized artwork would be a good gift. How cute is this? And it was super easy to make using PicMonkey.com.
About 3.5 years ago I started E’s birthday book. I edited the first 5 photos and then kinda forgot about the project. That is until E asked me the other day where her first birthday book was when L was … Continue reading
So here’s a random story for you… when I found out I was expecting, I signed up to be a part of a Facebook group for women who are all having babies in September. The group is primarily Americans but … Continue reading
My cousin recently had a baby shower and of course I had to diy a gift. I went with artwork (made using Pic Monkey) that I thought would be perfect in the soon-to-be baby girl’s elephant themed nursery. Interested in using … Continue reading
I’m super excited about the end-of-year gifts L gave to her teachers – personalized white boards! We started with some dollar store materials: white boards ($3 each), foam letters ($1.25/pack – I needed 3 packs to get enough ‘n’s), wooden … Continue reading
Is anyone else dealing with the sickies right now? L was only at school one day this week and E has a cough and a fever. I’ve been feeling pretty crummy too but M was super awesome in letting me … Continue reading
M and I went for our first date on Valentines Day… 14 years ago! I was 17 and he tried to woo me with dinner at The Keg. Unfortunately he didn’t make reservations and the place was packed! We ended up at a Jack Astor’s instead. It probably worked out for the best considering I was a vegetarian at the time 🙂
Being nostalgic, I pulled out the scrapbook I made while we were dating. Here’s a peek at high school Lindsay and M:
Anyway, I received some unexpected Valentines surprises this year:
1. M made reservations for us to go to dinner tonight. While I knew we were doing dinner, I kinda just thought we would end up at the restaurant down the street. Nope! We are going to a legit establishment where M will wear a dress shirt 🙂
2. M bought me a Bose Soundlink Mini speaker. I want to say that we don’t really do gifts but upon further reflection, it turns out that he usually buys me something and I drop the ball. I didn’t even bother with a card, lol. It wasn’t just the present which was a surprise, it was also the delivery. Last night we were playing hide and seek and I was in what I thought was a stellar hiding spot because no one could find me. I actually called the house to see if M wanted to to come out! Rather than looking for me, turns out he was setting up the speaker! I probably wouldn’t even have noticed it was set up until L said something. I’m pumped because this little itty-bitty speaker now replaces a huge sound system that we had set up and that I’ve been asking M to get rid of for years!
3. M found my bracelet that I was sure I had lost. I was out and about all day yesterday and when I came home, one of the first things I did was wash my hands. Out of habit, I went to push my bracelet up, only to discover it wasn’t there! I was totally bummed because M had given me this bracelet the first Christmas we were together. Well, M found it this morning on the carpet! I guess it had fallen off on my way into the house!
Do you have any exciting plans for Valentines?
For the last few years, I have helped the girls make special handmade ornaments for the Christmas tree. Last year, it was salt dough trees and the year before it was handprints. This year, I decided to go with globe ornaments … Continue reading
I’ve been seeing Sharpie mugs all over Pinterest lately and I thought they would make perfect Christmas gifts. After looking into this a bit further, I realized it wasn’t as simple as drawing on a mug and it being functional. … Continue reading
My last few posts have been holiday-related but I wanted to take a break to share an inexpensive DIY made using a dollar store mason jar. Although, this would make a great handmade Christmas gift! In addition to the mason … Continue reading