Gift ideas

Quick and easy craft. These boards quilts are so easy and make wonderful gifts.

Super Easy Craft – Wooden Board Quilts

These wooden board quilts are such a quick and easy craft for the less-crafty folks like me.  If you’re time-challenged and not terribly artistic, this is a great type of craft to get into.  It’s one of those fun crafts you can put together in just a few hours.  Evidently, full-sized quilt designs like these […] Read more…

'Tis the season for holiday parties. Here are a dozen fun ideas for some Christmas Tree inspired recipes to enjoy.

12 Christmas Tree Treats for your Holiday Entertaining

Lots of holiday parties are going on right now and if you’re looking for fun Christmas tree recipes, you are in the right place.  I’ve put together a round up of some very fun items that you can make for your various holiday celebrations.  It’s just a great way to kick up the fun!   The […] Read more…

A round up of easy holiday snowflake designs for your holiday decorating.

Roundup of 20 DIY Holiday Snowflake Designs

‘Tis the season to decorate your home for the holidays.  Snowflake designs are one of my favorite holiday decorations.  They’re so pretty and festive.  Best of all you don’t feel guilty if you leave them up clear into January or February.    I put together this round-up of some lovely DIY Snowflake designs.  These are […] Read more…

Store bulky items like comforters, blankets, towels and pillows in these handy bags to save space and keep them dust and bug-free.

Amazing Household Organizing Strategies for You

One of the topics I write about is organizing strategies and I haven’t done anything in this area in a while.  So I wanted to share a collection of some of my BEST tools to boost your organizing strategies. Let’s face it, part of the key to organizing your belongings is to make it EASY. […] Read more…

I Never Give Gift Cards. Want to Know Why?

I know most people prefer to give gift cards for holidays and birthdays.  It certainly is faster and easier than choosing a gift for someone and in some cases, I do think they make sense.  But just as a common practice I almost never give gift cards or money.   There’s a big difference between […] Read more…

This mousepad shows Sherlock and Doctor Who with the Tardis meeting each other. Great gift for your nerd friends.

Gift Guide for the Nerd You Love

I had SO much fun putting together this list of gift items for your nerd friends and relatives.  I’m quite the nerd myself, so I had a blast going through to pick out my favorite items.  I think most of us have a nerd or a geek or two on our gift list and it’s […] Read more…

Becky Porter's fabulous Christmas Tree braid.

Utah Blogger Holiday Round Up

If you’ve been around here for a while, you might have noticed that I am about the least crafty, least cook-y female on the planet.  Actually, I used to be pretty crafty, but that was prior to discovering the Interwebs.  These days, digital scrapbooking is about as crafty as I’m likely to get.  And I […] Read more…

Fabulous non-tech gift ideas. These dot-to-dot and coloring books make for some awesome and interesting gifts for adults or teens that can sometimes be a tough to choose gifts for.

Unique Non-Tech Gift Ideas

OK, now that Halloween is past, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for the upcoming holidays.  This is something I’ve purchased for my own family and it was a big hit.  That doesn’t happen all that often, but in this case, my sons both liked theirs enough that I had to go out and […] Read more…

Easy and Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

I know this year we are all looking for inexpensive gift ideas, which I think is a wonderful idea. Every year, we all spend so many hundreds of dollars on presents. I love Christmas as much as anyone, but it gets to be too much. Some years it just feels like a big long to-do […] Read more…

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Disney’s Frozen Princess Elsa Braid Tutorial

Like just about every other girl these days, my granddaughter wants to be Princess Elsa from “Frozen” this year. It seems to be the most popular costume of the year! After MUCH searching, I finally found her the costume for a reasonable price.  But I wanted to do something fun with her hair. So, after […] Read more…

These tied fleece blankets are SOOOO easy to make. Let me show you step by step.

EASY DIY Tutorial for Gorgeous Tied Fleece Blankets

Did I mention that I have a new addiction?  I have been making boatloads of these lovely tied fleece blankets.  I’ve made them for all my family members and we’ve made about 200 of them at our #GivingTuesday events, so I’m feeling like a bit of an expert on them now.  So I thought I’d […] Read more…

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Tutorial: DIY Tied Fleece Blankets

  I’m so glad you’re here!  I don’t do a lot of crafty posts, but this is one of my favorites because they are so easy and inexpensive to make, plus they make a lovely and cozy gifts. Come to think of it, I’m snuggled up in this exact blanket right now as I’m writing […] Read more…