Father's Day Gift Guide (for under $40)

Father's Day is right around the corner. If you're stumped as to what to get, you've come to the right place! I've put together a list of personal gifts for that special dad in your life! And they are all under $40!

For the fisherman: a personalized fishing lure

For the writer: a handmade journal and/or wooden pen

For the outdoorsman: a leatherman tool

For the Star Wars' fan: R2D2 phone charger

For the handyman: Magnetic wristband

For the musician: custom guitar pick

For the toy-lover: a remote control helicopter

For the coffee lover: a french press and/or a personized / funny / cute mug

For the BBQ Master: a grill set (my parents got this for my hubby one year and it has been great!)

If you're mailing a gift, Man Crates make a great gift and the work is already done for you! (get 10% off using this link)

Looking for a personal DIY gift from the kids? A few years ago, the kids and I worked on this:

We purchased letters at Michael's, spray painted them and then I took a photo with each child. We put the photos in a simple frame. 

I've also seen this done where the kids do one each year so you can see how the kids have grown, like this one from Brassy Apple.

Such a cute tradition!

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What are some of the best Father's Day gifts you have given or received?


A Good Ol' Fashioned Birthday Party

When I asked Sweet Pea what she wanted to do for her birthday, her response was..."I want to do a party in the backyard, play games and have chocolate cake." That's my kind of party. Done and done!

We threw a good ol' fashioned vintage birthday party on a Friday after school. The weather was perfect! We had a little snack that included Pink Punch, watermelon, veggies and animal crackers. These cute straws were my color inspiration.


Orange Marmalade Scones

Happy Mother's Day! If you're a mom, may you feel celebrated, relaxed and loved on today!

Looking for a last minute breakfast or brunch to whip up? I'm over at 30 Days sharing my Orange Marmalade Scone recipe.

These scones are delicious and only take about 30 minutes from start to finish. Get the recipe here.



Sweet Pea Turns 7

Our Sweet Pea turned 7 today!

She loves:

Board games
Wearing dresses
Bike rides
Chocolate Cake

She's our little performer. We often find her making up her own dances and singing her own tune. Her laugh is contagious and she has a sweet confidence about her.

Photo by Carly Carpenter Photography

She is such a blessing and brings so much joy into our family. Happy 7th Birthday Sweet Pea!


Jamberry Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of the $25 gift certificate is...{drum roll please}


Congratulations Danielle!

Thanks to all who entered! Be sure to keep in touch with us on Facebook :)

Deanna's Jamberry Facebook Page


Jamberry Giveaway

Hey friends! I have a fun post for you today along with a giveaway...YAY!

My friend, Deanna, gave me a cute little gift basket of Jamberry nail wraps in the adult and junior sizes.

How cute is that?!

As you can imagine, my girls were pretty excited to try it out. I was too, since I had purchased the nail wraps for our nieces, but had never really tried them myself.


Look who's 4

This weekend, we celebrated our sweet baby girl's FOURTH birthday!

She loves...

Playing games (board & card games)
Mac & Cheese
Riding her scooter
Going to preschool
Unmatched socks
Playing at the park
Dogs (especially Pugs)