The 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday! Family from all over the East Coast gathers in PA at my mom’s place for the whole weekend. We have a giant cookout, volleyball games, water balloon battles, and of course we watch fireworks. Every year I try to bring a gift for my mom! She is a very special lady and her hospitality goes above and beyond so I just want to give her a little something to say thanks and I love you! I usually try to make it something she can use for her 4th of July gathering. This year I made her some 4th of July decors centerpieces for her table. I am so pleased with the way they turned out. I am sharing the directions for making my easy 4th of July crafts so you can give it a try.
Can you believe it’s almost July!? It seems like this year has just flown by! It has been a pretty awesome summer so far, my little girl graduated Kindergarten and participated in her first Dance Recital! For 4th of July this year I will be taking her on her first plane ride as well! We will be heading to Dallas to spend some time visiting with my family and doing some skydiving (and no, I will not be letting my 6 year old skydive LOL).Continue reading
So you’re getting married?? Congratulations! One of the most important things to keep in mind (before you go crazy with wedding details) is to sit down with whoever is helping you pay for the wedding and make out a free printable wedding checklist. This will help you see what it is you can do with your budget. It will also help you set your expectations for your wedding with what you can and can’t do. So I thought I would share with you the free printable wedding checklist I used for my wedding! Enjoy!Continue reading
Everyone knows that walking is a great way to lose weight but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. If you have never been one to walk on a regular basis the idea of getting out and walking can be very daunting. It doesn’t have to be. Just by getting up and increasing your steps everyday you can start yourself on a journey to a better you! We have created a handy Walking Weight Loss Printable that you can keep with you so you will always know what the game plan will be. This will help you on your road to success and soon you will look back and realize all you have accomplished.
It is that time again. Graduation. The start of a new life. Well the start of adulthood, the time when your children become adults and they are done with required school. I can’t imagine how exciting it is to have a graduate and how difficult it is to let go of your baby. I do know that graduating high school or college is a huge accomplishment and it deserves a gift.
In our home cash and gift cards have always been welcome. I mean who wouldn’t want cash? Who doesn’t need a gift card. That is why I loved this Graduation Personalized Gifts Idea, learn how to make a graduation wreath with gift cards and money. I set a budget of $100. I am sure there will be people who will give less and some who will give more you can easily do this Graduation Wreath project for $50 or less. If you do not roll the bills and instead fold them over the wreath it will be cheaper.
This diy graduation wreath idea will require a wire wreath I got my at walmart for under $3.00. It is the same one but smaller that I used to make my cool diaper wreath.
Then get dollar bills and gift cards from places near the college. I usually put $5- $10 on each card depending on what it was. I did $10 for the pizza and the food and $5 on the Dunkin Doughnuts and the Dollar Tree.
You will take a dollar bill and roll it with the one on the top. You will need to roll all the bills the same way or the wreath will look funny.
Then you rubber band the money on the wreath.
I found this sign for $1.00 to put on it or you can use the amount of the money to add to the bottom. Get it 20 1 5 for 2015.
I then used a glue gun to put on the gift cards. You can also use double stick tape or tie them on with ribbons. I am sure whomever receives this will be very happy.
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Father’s Day is almost here! Every year my little one and I love to make my husband something homemade that he can cherish forever! (We also throw in a gift card with it so he can get something he wants ha!). Over the years, we have come up with some pretty cool stuff. This year we are making him a picture frame for my daughter’s dance picture to go in his locker at work paired with an Amazon gift card and dinner wherever he wants to go. (Don’t tell him ok!?). I was thinking some of you might be looking for some last minute great Father’s Day gift ideas so I wanted to share with you some of the awesome crafts that the Real Advice Gal team and I have made so far, and I hope one of these crafts is perfect for the dad in your life!Continue reading