Can you believe Father’s Day is right around the corner? I’m always looking for a meaningful gift to give my husband and today I’ve partnered with Wilson Sporting Goods to share how you can create a crazy amazing custom football for the football fan in your life! My husband didn’t really become a football fan until a few years ago. I think it started because he became friends with a football player and wanted to support him. It lead to the rest of the family watching too (I say that word REAL loosely since I’m usually on Pinterest or reading a magazine at the same time…). Then the kids at school started talking sports and my oldest son became very interested in stats and the star players. This lead my family to creating fantasy football teams and following along with the season. I used Twitter to help me pick my team and while I still wouldn’t really call myself a “fan” it was a super fun activity to do with the family (I won btw…). Slowly but surely football spilled out of our living room and in to the street as my husband and sons started throwing around a football and pretended to play games. This year I knew exactly what I wanted to get my football fan husband. A custom football is an awesome gift idea! You’re going to LOVE it! PLUS I’m giving one away and sharing a special code to save you 35% on your own custom football! Scroll to the end of the post for that info!
To me, there is nothing better than a cozy winter afternoon! Plus I love to give gifts even if there is no real reason behind it. It’s a great way to let your best gals know you love them and are thinking about them. Put together everything they need for the perfect cozy afternoon in and let them enjoy a little me time. And maybe buy two of everything so you can keep a relaxing afternoon kit for yourself.
I’m super crafty in my head but when it comes right down to it, I’m pretty limited in my DIY skills. Like, bags and things. I may be able to sew a straight line, but I could never whip up a little pouch with a zipper. So here are some DIY gift ideas, for all the gals on your list, that are super simple and can be made by any skill level! Did I mention they are super cute? ‘Cause they are.
OMG! Summer. We have a week of school left and then it is hot days, 24 hours of kids, vacation planning stress and filling long afternoons with activities to keep the kids from getting bored. I came up with this summer survival kit for moms. If you make these for your best gals or your favorite school moms, I promise you they will love you forever.
I found the CUTEST storage box at Daiso (a Japanese dollar store) but any cute little holder will do. I didn’t want the container to take up too much room. And I wanted it to be closed so that little hands couldn’t easily make off with the candy. Mom’s allowed to have a candy stash too. I filled it with all kinds of fun things that any mom would love. A cute hair accessory for those days by the pool is an excellent idea. A sunscreen that is all her own and made for women is another great item. Quick dry nail polish is perfect because while your schedule might be a little less stressful during summer vacation than during the school year, it’s not like you can really sit around and leisurely let your nail polish dry. And don’t forget to add in a special treat (like a Susie Cakes gift card) that she can use when she deems necessary whether it’s to bribe the kids to do something she wants to do or just steal away for a quick cupcake on her own. Look for items that make mom feel like a kid at heart but with finer tastes. A nice chocolate bar (save the Hershey’s for your campfire s’mores), gourmet gum, a lip balm that is all her own.
And don’t forget to really make her happy with some of the ingredients to make a delicious, refreshing cocktail and don’t forget the copper mug. Wouldn’t you love to get this kit!?! Wishing all you moms out there a fantastically fun summer with a little “me” time thrown in!
I’ll be sharing my son’s 6th birthday party soon but for now I have to share this custom Tiny Prints pillow. They were super generous to send it to me. The theme of the party was “monsters” but instead of using ready-made party goods, we used his custom drawings since this is what he is really in to drawing at the moment. This custom pillow was great for decor during the party but also makes a rad keepsake for him.
And after the party, it moved in to his bedroom. I wanted you to see it next a normal sized bed pillow for size. These are pretty big! They come in rectangle or square and you can use their ready-made templates for more decor friendly options. But I really love that you can upload your own artwork and get a custom-made item that you can cherish forever.
You can also follow this tutorial for making a pillow with your child’s own artwork!
Thank you, Tiny Prints, for sending me the pillow!