New Year Love {Penelope’s Press}

Congrats to #33, Chelsea!Your email from me is on it’s way. A couple months ago, the stars aligned and I met another new friend online, Debbie. I read this interview with Debbie on oh my!handmade goodness and connected with her instantly. We both had babysitting AND underground candy selling businesses while in junior high (remind me sometime to tell you about that ;). Debbie generously contributed some beautiful mini holiday [Read More...]

New year, new changes

I hope that you had a fabulous New Year’s Eve! Welcome 2011! As I mentioned, things will be changing around here. One of those changes will be that I’m looking for reader submissions. If you’d like to be featured here on 30days, submit your idea! I will also be hosting more series (think Funner in the Summer) throughout this year. Be on the look out for more info…..

Ring in the New Year!

If you plan on hosting a little New Year’s Eve shindig, there are some adorable ideas floating around out there: Absolutely ♥ 5 DIY handmade New Year’s Parties on oh my! handmade goodness New Year’s Eve Party Ideas & Printables from Living Locurto Make personalized kid cups for the new year & poppers on Make and Takes We usually stay at home and have a low key night with our [Read More...]

Merci*Gracias*{Thank You}

If you are ahead of the game, your thank you cards from the holidays are already in the mail (way to go!). But I haven’t written a single note yet. Must change that pronto. Here are a few free printables: Toad’s Treasures fill in thank you’s anna and blue paperie’s kid and adult holiday thank you note Living Locurto’s mini thank you card Creative Mama’s thank you cards and stickers [Read More...]

Christmas Aftermath

I hope your Christmas was full of family fun and lots of memories made. We spent the morning opening presents and then headed down to my parents house to spend time with my fam. Which means I’ve been playing with this cute girl ever since: Our kids have had fun together too: And just in case you have loads of leftover ham,I wanted to share one of my very favorite [Read More...]

Merry Christmas!

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. From my home to yours,wishing you the Merriest of all Christmases!

To stuff your (man’s) stocking

I absolutely love Marta’s idea for grocery store stocking stuffers. So I thought I’d give you my version. Although I have loads of ideas of what I’d like (ahem), chances are, you won’t need items for your own stocking. But maybe for your man. Am I right? Today I am also guest posting at Tip Junkie-sharing my top 10 favorite Christmas moviesplus a perfect movie watching recipe.Stop by and say [Read More...]

Tag, you’re it.

This is what is waiting for me in my garage: *Someone* might have taken full advantage of Amazon prime shipping this season.So today I will finish off wrapping a big stack of gifts…..you too? Here are some of my favorite free printable tags to top off your gifts: Allora Handmade tags Living Locurto’s Christmas gift tags Skip to My Lou’s Christmas gift tags and labels ohdeedoh’s downloadable gift tags roundup [Read More...]

Simple Holiday Gift Idea: Frozen Cookie Dough

Simple gift idea

As I mentioned before, we get a lot of holiday treats. Which we love. But a couple of years ago I decided that instead of giving one more plate of _(insert yummy treat here)______ we should give some of our very favoritest cookies in the pre-cooked phase. Then the receiver could choose when they want to enjoy their treats. Think Pillsbury only tastier. And the chances of you having your [Read More...]