Wednesday, November 18, 2015

10 Minute Chalkboard Inspired Gift Wrap Ideas

Santa isn't the only one with a list this Christmas. Every year, I create quite the list myself. It's a laundry list of crafts, recipes, and things I want to get done. The holidays are fleeting, and year after year...{sigh} very little gets crossed off that list. Anyone else?

Let's change that and simplify things a bit. How about some fantastic Christmas ideas that take a mere 10 minutes? That's right! Cook that dish, make that ornament, and complete that craft in only minutes! A few of my fellow bloggers and I have collaborated to bring you 10 Minute Christmas--a series of ideas that take only 10 minutes each.
One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to wrap presents. I pull everything together, shut the door, turn on the Christmas music, and make a party out of it! That's why I decided to contribute some gift wrap ideas to our 10 Minute Christmas Series. I love finding simple ways to make the gift look special.

Don't enjoy wrapping? Need some inspiration to create stunning packages with very little time or effort? Boy, do I have some fun ideas for you! Whether you love the classic appeal of brown paper packages tied up with string or the nostalgic look of chalkboards and chalk, you're sure to find some fantastic gift wrapping inspiration below. Join me for a gift wrapping party! Let's get that wrapping done, and have a little fun while we're at it...

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thanksgiving Home Decor Ideas and A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #159

Welcome to...
The Life of Jennifer Dawn

It is wonderful to have you here! Let's get the party started with this week's features! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and these four ladies have some beautiful decor ideas. Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home this year? From mantle decor to DIY napkin rings, these ideas are sure to be big hits with your Thanksgiving Day guests.
Lisa from Mabey She Made It / Painted "Give Thanks" Board
Jennie of Little Girl Designs / Kid's Craft: Napkin Rings
Angie from The Country Chic Cottage / Thanksgiving Mason Jar Craft
Sondra Lyn of Sondra Lyn at Home / Easy Pumpkin Topiary

Amazing decor ideas, ladies! Now...

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall Memories with FabKids

I never struggle with organizing, purging, and throwing things out until it comes to clothes. Whether it be the items in my own closet or the kids' clothes--especially the kids' clothes--I have a hard time letting go. So many sweet memories seem to attach themselves to garments...

"Oh, that's the dress she wore on her fourth birthday."

"That outfit was worn on the day we planted our first garden together."

He wore that to the pumpkin patch last year."

Anytime I sort through clothes that the kids have outgrown, my mind's eye remembers the memories made in them. Anyone else?

Maybe this is why I've always loved clothing and fashion. And maybe that's why I love FabKids so much.

The outfits from FabKids that I share here each month are ones that the kids have picked out for themselves. Their personalities shine through their picks, and the high-quality clothing is durable enough to withstand loads of memory-making. Listen to me getting all mushy about clothing. I just get so excited to share my little ones in their cute FabKids clothes each month. Here's Eli in his new hooded, striped shirt, jeans, and sneakers from FabKids. These items are perfect for the cooler months of fall, and I can't wait to see all the adventures he has in them this season...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

5 Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas and A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #158

Welcome to...
The Life of Jennifer Dawn

It is wonderful to have you here! Let's get the party started with this week's features! Have you decorated for fall yet? These five ladies have some fabulous ideas for you! Here's a lovely dose of fall decor inspiration. Which ideas would you love to try in your own home?
Joy from The Aspiring Home / One Easy-to-Make Wreath with 3 Styling Options
Suzy from Worthing Court / Farmhouse Fall Table Centerpiece
Virginia of Fynes Designs / Rustic Fall Decor
Jennifer from Busy Being Jennifer / Book Page & Burlap Fall Wreath
Amy of Atta Girl Says / Fall Front Porch Decor

Amazing decor ideas, ladies! Now...