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.
Bedtime. I feel pretty lucky that my kids are good sleepers. But sometimes just getting them in to bed is the challenge. My day doesn’t end until the kids are settled and off to snooze land. Here are some tips that will hopefully help get all those kiddos in bed a little easier and get us to that glass of wine faster. I mean, that reality TV isn’t going to watch itself…
I have been an avid watcher of Food Network for as long as I can remember. I go through phases where I love to cook for the family. I’ll try out new recipes and spend a few hours prepping and stirring over the stove. But other times, I just want to throw something in the microwave and be done. What I really love, however, is to watch other people cook, or read about it. I don’t get much time to read but when Jessica Tom’s new book, Food Whore, landed on my desk, I stopped everything and read it. And it was delicious.
Just a few years ago most of my girl friends wouldn’t even consider drinking bourbon cocktails. I’m so glad it became hip and there are all kinds of fun cocktail recipes popping up at bars across America that include bourbon. My husband loves a good whiskey sour or a Manhattan. But those are still a little too manly for some ladies. I found this cocktail which includes bourbon AND champagne (or sparkling wine…semantics) which I think all my lady friends will love!
I have two new loves in my life. A few months ago, our family grew a little bit bigger. I had always thought that our family was perfect. But when I met these little guys, I knew that we had grown in to something even better. Today I’m sharing how adoption has touched my family – spoiler alert – it’s totally amazing.