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DIY Bubble Bath Gift Box

This DIY Bubble Bath Gift Box costs less than $30 and is perfect for just about everyone on your gifting list! Great for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas or any time! Can I get a collective TGIF out there?! So excited for the weekend and so excited for this holiday season.  As if the fact that I birthed her from my body wasn’t proof enough of kinship, we were on our way to school one day this week and Parker said out of the blue, “Mama, Christmas music makes me so happy!”.  Me too, sister, me too. Our to-do list …

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The Only Gift Guide You Need This Holiday

Is it just me or do the stores open earlier and earlier every year?!  Confession Time: I can’t remember the last time I went to a black Friday sale.  I actually loathe shopping with crowds, so online shopping is way more my jam!  This gift guide post is actually one of my favorite, favorite, favorite posts that I put together all year!  Last year was the first time that I decided to consolidate all of our gift guides into one mega gift guide post.  It takes forever, yes, but it’s so nice to be able to reference this one post …

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DIY Gifts || Embroidered Burlap Bags

If you know me at all, then you know that my DIY attempts are amateur at best and the craftiest tool in my arsenal is usually a bottle of spray paint.  That being said, these DIY gift bags are soooooo easy and feel so personal!  Last week Parker and I took my mom out to dinner to celebrate her 35th wedding anniversary (my dad is working out of the country until the spring) and we started chatting over dinner and wine about the people on our holiday list and what gifts they might like.  The gift buying list can get so long, can’t it? …

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DIY Halloween || Mermaid + Merman Couples Costume

This super easy and fun couples costume idea is perfect for Halloween and all of your other costume parties. Easy to make and super stylish, this DIY costume is sure to make you stand out in the crowd! Let the Halloweening continue!  I am out in Seguin, Texas this week shooting on location– doing a very different kind of costuming than what we have for you here today!  While most of our costumes have always been kid-centric because they are just so much fun to dress up.  Today our editorial manager, Britt, obliged to bring this …

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