5 Great Movies to Give as Gifts

Great Movies to Give as Gifts | family movie reviews | gift ideas

This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Each year at Christmas time, I try to give each child a movie as part of his or her gift. We’re a movie-watching family, and so these gifts can […]

The Rewards of Sending Greeting Cards

how cards connect us

The following post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own: I had an amazing surprise waiting for me in the mailbox on Friday. My friend JessieLeigh sent me a surprise card and gift. How fun is that?! (Thank you, JL!) Plus, she made me cry. Inside the card with some sweet words of […]

Weekend Giveaway: Fresh Dish (CLOSED)

fresh dish shrimp fajitas

This giveaway from Fresh Dish is now closed. Congrats to the winners: kmercier@, lisa.f.eddy@, chcsmommy@ Ever have one of those days when you are bone tired, mentally exhausted, and yet you know that you need to cook dinner for the masses? I had a day like that last week. A couple days, actually. And was I thrilled to my […]

DIY on a Dime: You’re My KIND of Friend Valentine Printable

Create a fun and easy Valentine featuring a tasty KIND snack bar. Looking for a fun Valentine to give to friends and family this year? Try this one on for size. Wrapping colored paper around your favorite candy or snack bar is a great way to make the gift a little more special. Add some […]

DIY on a Dime: Salt Dough Candle Holders

Salt Dough Candle Holders

Kids love to make gifts for others. Spend an afternoon with your kids creating a special Valentine’s gift for a loved one. Learn how to make these inexpensive candle holders from homemade salt dough in this tutorial from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. Don’t forget to check out our other cheap and easy DIY projects for […]

DIY on a Dime: Printable Gift Coupons

Looking for that last-minute gift idea? Well, this would be it: free printable gift coupons. If you’ve not done your Christmas shopping yet, you may be starting to panic. Don’t. Just fall back on that good old standby: the coupon book. You probably made these when you were a kid. Now’s the time to bring […]

DIY on a Dime: Breakfast for the Road

Know someone with a long morning commute? Bless him or her with breakfast for the road. Breakfast is an important meal, but one that’s easy to skip. Too easy. We all know we should eat, but …. that morning rush gets the best of us sometimes. This gift is super easy to put together and […]

DIY on a DIme: Peppermint Milk

Mix up this simple hot drink mix as a quick and easy gift.  I first mixed up this minty milk concoction about ten years ago when I found candy canes on sale. For ten cents a box. I couldn’t help but experiment with them. My 12yo has remembered that experiment all these years. Recently, he […]