Wow it has been sooooo hot here (and I live at the beach) so what’s the best solution? Air conditioning of course. So we usually head to our favorite cool movie theater. It has food, beer, stadium seating in those awesome loungers, candy, flavored popcorn and did I mention draft beer? LOL Anyhow, I was thinking it would be a great idea to give the gift of cool movie time to others. Just pop in a movie theater ticket (you can buy them online or in any store; grocery, target, etc) in my cute popcorn box greeting card and you have the best birthday, anniversary, end of summer, back to school gift ever. It’s the perfect gift for that hard to buy for relative. A great thank-you to your summer carpool friend who dragged your kids to the beach with hers. And the best gift for that dog – cat -house sitter while you were on vacation friend. Check it out in my Etsy shop.
Time for the summer plans to begin. But before you do, don’t forget to show your appreciation to your child’s teachers, aides, tutors, coaches and other mentors in their lives. They all could use a coffee shop gift card (coffee, tea, snack, dessert, etc.) I designed this Coffee Cup so all you have to do is pop in that gift card. I will even personalize it with their name. Check it out at my Etsy shop soon. Thanks A Latte!
It’s that time of year for celebration! Especially if you have or know of a successful student who will be graduating soon. And we all know they will need lots and lots of gift cards to enjoy the summer, buy clothes for college, buy luggage for the big trip, or just to say congratulations! I made this cute way to give that gift card (or cash). Just flip the hat open, write your sincere message, pop in gift card and you’re set! Look for it at my Etsy shop today.
Begin the count down. You know the one where you look at the calendar and count how many days left. Only X number of days until the big event: vacation, graduation, wedding, baby due date, RETIREMENT, etc. Well I am here to help you get even more excited about that event. I created a cool way to keep track of the count down. This magnetic white board will stick to your refrigerator. Use the dry erase marker to change the number each day. Now your family and friends can see how many more days to the fun. I have come up with some designs but I will work with you to personalize it. Check them out here. P.S. This would make a great gift for the bride to be, or mother’s day, or your soon to retire dad, etc. Also other cool white board ideas at my shop at Etsy.
So it has been my experience that Spring Cleaning is really all about getting all that clutter that has accumulated since the holidays put away AND getting all the pollen out of the house (we have allergies). And since we all do better with a list to remind us how to be more effective, I have extended my handy dandy dry erase boards (check out previous posts for my first batch). A handy way to remember each month’s birthdays, or write down those “bucket list plans” when chatting with family, or let’s get the whole family involved and make some personalized chore lists. Check out all these magnetic dry erase boards and more at my Etsy Shop ~ Everyday Holiday Shop
Document your Bucket List
Get the family involved
Don’t forget to send that card
Ok so most of you probably think of making new resolutions about dieting, exercising, and other painful thoughts. But I am here to help you with all those lists your making to get more organized. These magnetic dry erase boards will not only help you get your act together, they make great gifts too.
I especially am fond of the “Honey Do” board – lol. And everyone needs a place to jot “peanut butter” when the jar is empty. Hello – February is right around the corner, and this board is PERFECT for letting them know just why they are wonderful.
Oh did I mention you can have have them personalized for you, your spouse, or other family or friend. Check them all out at my etsy shop
Get your holiday list handy cuz I have just what you need to check it off. These four gift card holder cards will match everyone on your list. First for the coffee/tea drinkers I have my coffee shop gift card holders that mimic a coffee cup; second a handy tape measure one for that super handy guy/gal on your list; a sweet purse for that talented shopper (just need to think of her favorite store); and finally a family gift – movie passes. Check them all at my Everyday Holiday Shop.
Just in time for the upcoming family gathering, I made this reversible chalkboard. Have each family member “fill in” the blanks with chalk and take their photo. Then erase and use again. Reverse it and now its a handy menu board. What are you serving for dessert anyhow?? Check it out at my Etsy shop today. Only $11.99 for hours of memories.
Of the three “R’s” we think of as back to school, I have to say writing is my favorite. Lord knows it isn’t math. And by writing I mean making endless lists – – grocery, shopping, tasks, chores, etc. So you can understand why I am excited to offer these super cute and very handy journals. The come in four yummy colors and are great for him or her.
Get a journal just for keeping your lists all in order, or maybe for keeping your secret passwords handy, or for jotting down all those great thoughts that come in the night. Food journal? Exercise log? Budget? well I think you get the idea.
I can personalize them with your fav phrase or you can choose one I have already designed. Check them out at my Etsy shop today! Oh and did I mention they can fit nicely in someone’s holiday stocking?
So sometimes kids are not thrilled about returning to school in the fall, so getting a happy face for that photo can be hard. Or sometimes they are super excited and can’t be bothered to stand still long enough to get that pic.
I crafted this handy reusable photo prop for both situations. Its a real chalkboard with vinyl sections. And it can be erased and used over and over (multiple students? new events? yearly?).
Just fill in the categories with chalk and have your student hold the sign. Giving them something to hold usually fixes the “I don’t know how to pose” problem. And they love filling in the all important information. Check it out at my Etsy shop.