Dec 012014
 

This DIY guest welcome basket for entertaining shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias

A few weeks ago I suggested to my Mom that it would be great if they could come out this year for the holidays.  We bounced back and forth between Christmas and Thanksgiving, and due to work schedules we settled on Thanksgiving.  By choosing to come in November, it meant that my brother Jeff was also able to come, an extra treat!

DIY Guest Welcome Basket for Entertaining House Guests #HolidayMadeSimple

As soon as I knew they were coming, I started working on prepping the guest room.  Just because it was my family coming doesn’t mean I didn’t want to make their visit special for them.  So one of the items on my to-do list was to make a DIY guest welcome basket. Continue reading »

Nov 052014
 

This Big Hero 6 shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

You’ve heard me mention Disney Big Hero 6 a few times around here.  As huge Disney fans, we’re really excited to see how the Marvel comics of the same name come to life on the big screen.  So excited, that we’re headed to the theaters tonight to check it out!

DIY Big Hero 6 Baymax Bookmark

Bubbles has watched the commercials and the trailers, and she’s already a fan of Baymax.  There’s really only so much you can pick up from a short clip, though, and I wanted her to have a better idea of the story.  So I stopped by Walmart to see if they had any of the Big Hero 6 books in stock yet. Continue reading »

Sep 172014
 

Since Disney Frozen released last year and Bubble and I went to see it in the theaters, it’s been a pretty foregone conclusion that she would want to be Elsa for Halloween this year.  What I didn’t realize, though, was that she would also want to dress up like Elsa every. single. day.  While singing “Let It Go” and doing the, as I call it, “Elsa flip” with her hair.

Disney Frozen DIY Elsa Cape - No Sewing Machine!

Finding Elsa costume pieces was nearly impossible for awhile.  I truly don’t think even Disney anticipated just what a magical hit Frozen was going to be, and demand vastly overwhelmed supply.  So we made due with Bubbles using the little blue shawl and hat Aunt Sherri sent us to wear last winter, and Bubbles used one of her blankets as a cape. Continue reading »

Jul 222014
 

This DIY movie lovers gift basket post is sponsored by Pop Secret. All thoughts and words are my own.

I haven’t met too many people – any people? – that have said “I don’t really like movies”. The type of movie they enjoy may vary greatly from person to person, but everyone seems to enjoy them. Which is why a movie lovers gift basket is one of my go-to gift giving ideas.

DIY Movie Lovers Gift Basket for Under $10

These gift baskets are easy to put together, and with a little planning ahead, are really inexpensive. For example, I recently picked up a big popcorn bowl at Walmart in their summer clearance for $1. A set of four matching smaller bowls was also just $1. And you could always hit up one of the dollar stores, too. Continue reading »

Jan 012014
 

Happy New Year!

Last year I shared a roundup of the top posts for 2012, and I decided I’d like to do it again for 2013.  These posts are the ones that were your favorites (many of them mine, too!) and I want to thank each of you that took a moment to read these posts, pin them on Pinterest, share them socially, or leave a comment.  It means a lot to me!

Top 5 Recipes,  Top 5 Crafts, and Top 5 Party/Gift Idea Posts of 2013 - Views From the 'Ville - viewsfromtheville.com

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