Handprint Windowpane : The Perfect Christmas Gift for Grandparents

Handprint Windowpane : The Perfect Christmas Gift for Grandparents @NotSoIdleHands.com

Hi all! Today we have Merri Cvetan as a special contributor, showing us how to make a special gift that's perfect for the grandparents to your little ones.   I never met a Grandma who didn't love a gift made by the grandkids. This year, surprise Grandma with a 'handprint' windowpane. Not only are you creating an original work of art, but you're keeping an old window out of the landfill. … [Read more...]

Rustic Advent Tree with Stamped Treat Bags

Rustic Advent Tree with Stamped Treat Bags @NotSoIdleHands.com

I love advent calendars! I think it's because they remind me of when I was a kid and we lived in Germany....where they do Christmas up reeeeeel good!! We used to get those little paper calendars where you opened the tiny paper door each day and hidden behind was a fun little chocolate.....every.single.day. I don't know about you, but there wasn't any other time of year where we got our own little … [Read more...]

23 Fun & Creative Ways to Use Washi Tape

23 Fun & Creative Ways to Use Washi Tape @NotSoIdleHands.com

Have you seen washi tape around these days? It's everywhere! {even in my Etsy shop} This stuff is so cool and easy to use to jazz up just about anything. Washi tape is a semi~translucent printed tape that has more designs than you can ever imagine. Here are some of the cool ways some smart people have used it out there. Bird House Key Hooks over at Torie Jayne Washi Tape Trees from … [Read more...]

The Cheater’s Guide to Saving Time & Money

The Cheater's Guide to Saving Time & Money By: NotSoIdleHands.com

As a parent, I know that it's always a struggle to save both time and money simultaneously. If you in fact are able to find some cool and totally awesome time~saving method....it usually costs money. And if you are able to DIY something to save yourself some green...it will definitely cost you more time. So, I sat down and thought long and hard about how on this green Earth a parent would be able … [Read more...]

Sweet and Fun Robot Party for a Girl or Boy

Sweet and Fun Robot Party for a Girl or Boy By:NotSoIdleHands.com

Our youngest just turned 6 last week, so to match her awesome Halloween costume we decided to throw a robot party and combined it with my nephews who had birthdays close to hers. The resulting shin~dig turned out pretty cute with the blue and pink together. It was super fun creating the tags and thinking up cute names to call the snacks and treats. The "nuts & bolts" were a hit....the kids … [Read more...]

Cute & Easy Gift or Stocking Stuffer ~ Clothespin Magnets

Cute & Easy Gift or Stocking Stuffer ~ Clothespin Magnets @NotSoIdleHands.com

It always surprises me once Halloween is over and suddenly the days get chillier and it's the season for gift~giving. I feel a tightness in my chest and hyperventilate a bit when I start thinking about all the things that need to be done and all the awesome peeps I want to show appreciation for with some fun little things {you know who you are!}. But luckily there are about a million {give or … [Read more...]

29 Out of This World Caramel Treats

29 Out of This World Caramel Treats @NotSoIdleHands.com

Ok, so we all know how popular caramel has gotten these days {totally warranted, of course!} and during the Fall season our taste buds seem to salivate more for this sweet saucy stuff. So, in the spirit of cooler weather....and packing on pounds....I want to share some of these delectable~looking recipes with you all. And yes, I added several recipes for caramel sauce so you can pick the one that … [Read more...]

Are You Sure You Need dinner?

After preparing breakfast followed a few hours later by a snack then lunch and another after school snack and all the other STAH mom things in between (that I love but keep me incredibly busy) I dream one day that my husband and kids will answer my question "nahh, we talked about it and we just don't need dinner. Ever again." I don't enjoy cooking. I'm not one who can ad lib in the kitchen (a … [Read more...]