DIY You Got This College Survival Kit

DIY ‘You Got This’ College Survival Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatMakesDove #CollectiveBias Hey loves this DIY ‘You Got This’ College Survival Kit is super easy to make, filled with inspiration and is a fun way to encourage a special women in your life. If you’ve been wanting to step in and be an inspiration to another woman, this may be the thing for you to do. I have been talking a lot about this online and sharing how important it is for us to know our purpose so that we can empower others in theirs. It is devastating for a woman to live her whole life discouraged and unsure of the value she adds to the world. [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Polaroid first day of school Photo Booth prop

DIY First Day of School Polaroid Photo Prop

This DIY First Day of School Polaroid Photo Prop tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MomentsShineWithWindex #CollectiveBias If you have teens you know it can be a little challenging to get them to pose for first day of school pictures. I have three teens and I’ve been snapping first day of school pictures of them since they were little. Now that they are older, I want to make the tradition fun for them and memorable for them. To pull off a teen friendly first day of school photo session, I made a Polaroid photo prop. The prop gives my kids something to do with their hands as I stand there snapping photos [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Stencil Binder Cover

This simple DIY stenciled binder cover tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyGo2Pen #CollectiveBias Can you believe school will be starting up again in a few weeks? I’m the type who likes to get my back-to-school shopping and planning out of the way as earlier as possible. I hate fighting the crowds and finding empty school supply aisles at the stores. Last week I shopped for the kid’s clothes and this week we started buying school supplies. We went to Walmart to buy some of the basics like binder and pens. I bought some view binders for the kids and one to create their school year binder. Every year, I create a [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Clothespin Planter Tutorial

DIY Clothespin Planters

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OurCaringHands #SoftsoapTouch #CollectiveBias In a few weeks I am going on a mission trip to Africa and the kids will be with my in-laws. This trip has been years in the making and having my in-laws step in with the kids has made it possible sooner than expected. As a token of appreciation, I have been putting together a care package for my in-laws filled with things they like and can use. My mother-in-law taught me a lot of what I know about homemaking, cooking and home decor. Over the years every time she’s come over, she’s never come empty handed. She always brings something I need for [Click here to continue reading]

3 Ways to Wrap and Present your Mother’s Day Gift

This post 3 Ways to Wrap and Present your Mother’s Day Gift tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeHerMothersDay #CollectiveBias I hosted my very first Mother’s Day brunch the year before last for the mother’s in my immediate family. There’s me, my mom, my mother-in-law, daughter and sister-in-law. The brunch wasn’t actually on Mother’s Day but the week before. It was such a fun event that allowed the mother’s in my family to relax and enjoy a day of pampering stress free. This was actually my husbands idea and the rules, were that the women would not lift a finger. My husband cooked all of the food and the men and boys [Click here to continue reading]

How to Make Your Own Graphic Tee + $50 Hanes Gift Card #Giveaway + Prize

This DIY Graphic Tee tutorial will show you how to create a customized, professional looking tee for less at home. This tutorial is sponsored post in partnership with Hanes.  I am all in on the graphic tee trend this year. If I could wear a graphic tee every day I would. There are so many tees out there that express me that I just can’t get enough of them. On the flip side, some sellers have gotten way out of control on their prices. I mean $40 for a tee?  Really?!? I think not.  I wanted a some cool comfy tees but $40 a pop is a bit much. For those of you who are ‘ballin on a budget‘ today I’ll show you how I [Click here to continue reading]