Graduation Gift Ideas

Hello!  Can you believe that it’s May already?  This year has just been flying by!  Before you know it, it’s going to be Christmas.  Christmas!

Well since it’s May, it’s getting closer to graduation season.  That’s right, people are going to be graduating left and right.  My sister is one of those people.  She’s going to be graduating with a bachelor’s degree and I am so proud  of her.  But in the search for the prefect graduation gift, I found a lot of great ideas.  So I decided to share what I found so you can find the perfect gift for your graduate.  Enjoy!

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Graduation Jar from Crafty Morning

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Toasting the Grad from All Free Holiday Crafts

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Graduation Candy Bouquet from Fun Squared

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Survival Kit for Life from Yesterday on Tuesday

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Graduation Luggage Tags from The Natural Green Mom

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Water Bottle Full of Quarters from One Hundred Dollars a Month

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In Case of Emergency from @SharinganPapi on Twitter

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Graduation Wreath from Savannah Smiled

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Laundry Kit Graduation Gift form Hip 2 Save

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Graduation Notebook from Fun Squared

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Fun Summer Ideas To Do With Your Kids

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Good morning! Are you enjoying your summer so far? Are you keeping busy, or more importantly, keeping your kids busy? I don’t usually write too much about ideas or activities with kids, but I used this when my kids were young and it was fun and kept them busy.

I started out with some ideas I found from magazines. This was before Pinterest, so you will have a much easier time finding ideas now! I found all different types of kid-friendly ideas, from baking to crafting to playing! I printed out the ideas on individual note cards.

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Some ideas were really simple, like this one and others took a little more time or material. This one would be a great science lesson. The kids can compare the bugs by size, color or shape. If they are older, they can even look up information about the bug.

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I included directions or pictures with the card when there were some. This baking idea actually starts with a pre-baked cake, but you could easily use the baking as part of the idea. I tried to use ideas that had most items I already had in my home. I didn’t want to have to go run out and purchases things just to make it work.

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This is always a fun activity. Any shoe box will do. Kids can take pages from magazines, or photographs, or even stickers to decorate a box. Then they can store all the special memorabilia or crafts they made over the summer.

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All kids love to play in the sprinkler! I included some fun games they could play while getting wet!

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You can see I had a whole stack of cards. Some days we didn’t need them, but they sure were nice on the days where “I’m bored” was heard. I’m not sure we ever made it through all the ideas, but it was a great way to make some new memories together.

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I would love to hear from you if you use this idea or try something similar. How do you keep your kids entertained during the summer? Hope you have a great week!

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Baby Shower Ideas

Hello!  Let me preface this by saying that no, I Lauren am not pregnant.  I am still very single and very much not looking to have a baby anytime soon.  But, my cousin Sarah is having a baby boy this summer!  So these are some cute ideas for baby showers, for new moms or moms who already have kids.  Enjoy!

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Is this not adorable?  And perfect for new moms!  This cute Mom-Osa bar comes from Crisp Collective and it includes the cute printables for the jars!

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This is perfect for any baby shower!  And the best part is you can customize it for your baby.  Craftsy give you the step by step instructions on how to make this cute cake.

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How cute are these hot air balloons?  A balloon, some confetti, and some tool can make these balloons perfect for your tables.  Unfortunately the page these were on originally has been taken down…sorry about that.

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This is a great way for you to decorate your baby’s room AND let your party guests say something nice for your baby.  You can use any animals you want with any colors.  Art Bar gives their instructions on how to make it.

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Baby Sock Bouquet!  This is not only a great piece of decoration but a great gift for new moms.  Check out Great Home Design for a step by step guide.

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Okay…this is another idea without a page source, but it was too cute to share.  How perfect would this be over your gift table?

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How adorable is this?  It is cute twist on giving socks and onesies to a new mom.  Check out Chica Circle for instructions on this adorable cupcake recipe.

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I love (pun definitely intended) this love hula hoop.  This original post made this for a bridal shower but it can also be made for a baby shower.  Check out the DIY on Strawberry Chic Blog.

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This would be an awesome surprise for any mom.  Getting a gift of this many diapers along with other fun things like onesies and shoes??  How cool would that be?  Behind the After has a full instructional guide for this cute diaper wreath.

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This final idea is this cute Rustic Pink Baby Shower.  There are so many cute ideas and you need to check it out!  Head over to Fawn Over Baby to see how she decorated.

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Rainy Day Roundup

Hello everyone!  Before you move onto reading this post, I have some disclaimers.

1.  There are only 5 ideas this week (sorry).

2.  These are mostly ideas for you to do with your kids.  I figured they would need the ideas.

3. It hasn’t rained at all in California so I do not know if any of these actually work, but I think they are cool!

Enjoy!

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Superhero Handprints by Messy Little Monster

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Rainy Daze Idea Jar from How to Nest for Less

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DIY Laser Maze from It’s Always Autumn

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Laundry Basket Skee Ball from Frugal Fun 4 Boys

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Fireworks Salt Paintings from Busy Mommy Media

 

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