Easy Wrapping Paper Neighbor Gift + Free Printable Tags

Easy Wrapping Paper Neighbor Gift + Free Printable Tags @NotSoIdleHands.com

So, Christmas is less than a week away and I wanted to think of something, besides treats, to bring over to our friends and neighbors this year. Not that I don't love treats....just trying to cut back. Not~to~mention.... I love treats a little too much and if I bake it, I will definitely have to sample it....just to make sure its safe and all. Well, I've seen the wrapping paper idea around and … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~Paper Strip Christmas Tree

Fun Instagram Mom~Paper Strip Christmas Tree @NotSoIdleHands.com

This Christmas craft is so easy and turns out very cute! My kids loved doing and didn't need a lot of help. All you do is cut out thin strips of different colored paper line them up and make each piece slightly shorter then the one before... Give the strips to your kids and let them glue onto a piece of card stock And always, ALWAYS, let them know that their bedroom door is the perfect place … [Read more...]

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids…Makes A Great Gift!

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids...Makes A Great Gift! @NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, the weather here has been pretty warm lately, but it will get definitely get frosty again soon and the kiddos have been longing for snuggly warm things to cuddle up with on those days. We were lucky to hit up Joanns on black Friday when they had some screaming deals on fleece and got tons of it for %70 off. The girls really wanted to help make these, so they aren't going to be Christmas … [Read more...]

Our Funny Christmas Card and Photo Idea

Our Funny and Unique Christmas Card and Photo Idea @NotSoIdleHands.com

Are you as behind on your Christmas "to~do" list as I am? It just seems like each year, that list gets exponentially longer...sheesh! Anyways, we finally got our cards done and decided to be funny this year {and a little lazy....ok, a lot lazy}. We also kinda ran out of time to schedule a photo shoot with any of the awesome photographers we are lucky enough to know {although, my friend Amy was so … [Read more...]

Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles

Charming & Simple Gold Painted JOY Bottles @NotSoIdleHands.com

This little DIY Christmas craft is super easy and super cheap. Just what you need during The Holidays right? I don't know about you, but we are big Martinelli's Sparkling Cider fans around here. That seems to be "our drink" this time of year. [SIDE STORY: When I was pregnant with my daughter last year I was suuper sick and Martinelli's was the ONLY liquid I could keep down. So needless to say I … [Read more...]

My Life Written As Mystery~ Holiday Weight Gain

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Here's a little something fun for the holidays! I wake up everyday lately in a cold sweat. I'm tangled in my blankets and it takes me a few minutes to remember that I'm safe at home, in my own cozy bed. How did things get to be this way? Why can't I recall how it feels to be happy....just for a few hours at least? It's the holidays season, I should be feeling the warm fuzzy of love and kindness … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scrub + Free Printables

Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scrub + Free Printable @NotSoIdleHands.com

I love a good sugar scrub, and when it smells like pumpkin pie and brown sugar.....that's even better! I've been making my own scrub for years, so I thought it was about time to do a post about it and share my secret recipe {wink, wink}. I even made some printable labels, so you can be a rock star and give out jars to your besties for Christmas. All this dry winter skin needs some TLC, after … [Read more...]

17 Marvelous Mudroom Makeovers

17 Marvelous Mudroom Makeovers @NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, the weather outside is definitely getting frightful and since the kiddos are starting to drag wet shoes and boots through the house, it's made me think about mudrooms/areas once again. We made ours last year, and we LoVe it, but here are some other awesome ones to help you get started on any makeovers you have in mind. Entry Way Re~Do from Hello From the Natos Cutie Patootie Mudroom … [Read more...]