Holiday Style With Lilla Rose

Holiday Style With Lilla Rose

Lilla Rose is one of those companies I had never heard of before entering the blogging world. I did a giveaway series last year and one of the giveaways was for a Lilla Rose flexi clip that I received to review. After trying it out, I ended up signing up as a consultant because my girls and I loved it.I've accumulated a small collection over the last year and in that time also¬†found the world of Polyvore. Strange segue? Sorry, I'm awkward sometimes.Polyvore is this fun place where people compile collections of items to make outfits. Kind of like a dream board for fashion. I found them through Pinterest last year when I was filling my New :: Style board with ideas for updating my lacking wardrobe.Today, I have put the two … [Continue]

DIY Gifts for Kids Book List

DIY Gifts for Kids - a book list

Creating gifts for kids can either be exciting or overwhelming. Kids have a wide range in likes, but knowing the kid will take you far in deciding what to make. While some kids may be harder to find a gift to MAKE, the reward of giving a gift that is tailored to the receiver is always worth the effort.Today's Crafty Christmas installment is a list of books to help you create those perfect gifts for kids. DIY gifts for kids is the name of the game today!As always, you can look for these books at your local library or find them on Amazon. DIY Gifts for Kids Book ListUltimate Papercraft Bible: A Complete Reference with Step-by-Step Techniques edited by Marie Clayton - Papercrafting isn't just awesome cards. This may be a great … [Continue]

Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Pumpkin is such a fall favorite. Previously, I shared a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls and for Pumpkin Pie S'Mores that were a hit.Today, I have a short post for you that is really a tip.These pumpkin pie sandwich cookies pictured are super simple to make. You just take the pumpkin graham crackers from the s'mores and then slather … [Continue]

DIY Health & Beauty Gifts

DIY Health & Beauty Gifts for gift giving fun!

Crafty Christmas was born out of my ever-present desire to make the gifts I give. Don't get me wrong, I love to shop for gifts, too. There is just something about adding a handmade gift to the mix that makes it extra special to me.Last time, I covered books with ideas for gifts kids can make and give. This time, we are talking about DIY health … [Continue]

New Sides to Try This Thanksgiving

New Sides to Try this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about the food. You may have tried-and-true recipes that you rely on each year or you may be more adventurous and like to try new recipes each year. Today I have a list of sides for your Thanksgiving dinner planning consideration. Salad SidesBroccoli Salad With Homemade Ranch Dressing¬†- Looking for a salad that doesn't … [Continue]

31 Days Celebration Giveaway!

$50 Gift Card Giveaway to Celebrate 31 Days of Homemaking & Homeschooling With a Happy Heart

I am so excited. I set a pretty lofty goal in September. I wanted to re-focus things here on the blog and the 31 Days Writing Challenge seemed like a great way to jump start that. When I set that goal, it seemed huge. It still feels huge to me.In June through September, I averaged something like 2 posts each month. So to set a goal of writing … [Continue]

When Convenience Becomes a Crutch

When Convenience Becomes a Crutch | Vicki-Arnold.com

I make it no secret, I'm not the best housekeeper. I struggle to stay on top of things and sometimes with even the desire to do it because I get easily discouraged when I find myself doing the same thing over and over again.However, I never let that stop me from trying to do better. And, believe me, I am better than I was years ago. I'm glad … [Continue]

Pen Pal Writing Tips and Resources For Kids

Pen Pal Writing Tips and Resources for Kids | Vicki-Arnold.com

Pen pals are a fun way for kids to practice writing skills. My kids have had a couple over the years and it is something they always enjoyed. It's something I enjoyed as a kid, too. I remember one in particular that I traded a few letters with that lived in Spain. How to Find a Pen Pal You can find a pen pal a few different ways:Extended … [Continue]