The other day, my friend scoffed at the fact that one of her relatives still uses paper towels. The absolute horror! I blinked a few times, trying to hide the fact that I, too, still use paper towels. I consider myself to be fairly green, but had never really thought about our paper towel consumption. After the conversation I had with her, I started to notice just how many paper towels our family was going through on a weekly basis.

When I came across the paperless paper towels sold by Polder’s Old World Kitchen, I was instantly inspired to make some of my own. These towels are great for wiping down countertops, cleaning up accidental spills, or lining berry baskets full of fresh produce.

There’s something about a linen apron that just speaks to my soul. I love the simple design of aprons, and every time I wear one I instantly feel better prepared to bake or craft. Aprons also happen to be one of my go-to gifts, and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, this would be the perfect gift to give.

Pair with a nice bottle of olive oil, or some DIY recipe cards, and you’re good to go!

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Spring has officially sprung, and this year’s Pantone colors have me dreaming of soft pastels for our Easter table. DIY’ing your own décor or accents can save you money, but more so, will make any holiday that much more special. I completed this project with a three-year-old, and it was so fun to watch her excitement as the linens changed colors; little moments like that make DIY projects much more memorable than simply buying retail goods.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we begin to see the grocery store aisles fill with brightly colored candy and mass-produced chocolate. As if nothing says “I Love You” like a Kit Kat.

Some may shy away from the “Hallmark” holiday, but Valentine’s Day actually happens to be one of my favorites; sometimes we need a little reminder to celebrate our loved ones! There’s no law that says you have to purchase anything; it can still be meaningful and romantic regardless of the way you decide to celebrate.

Whether you’re a newlywed, dating, or a family with children, take the opportunity to create a family tradition… just spend a little extra time to make it special and unique.

A simple gift to help new homeowners (or renters), break in a new home, housewarming gifts can range from something as simple as a candle, or as elaborate as an appliance.

More than likely, if you’re preparing a housewarming gift, you’re hoping to put a smile on your friends’ or new neighbors’ faces — and make a meaningful impression as they embark on a new chapter of their life together!

As the holidays approach, we scramble to select the perfect gift for everyone on our list in an attempt to show the people we love the most that we know just what is their heart’s desire.

However, most of the time, our family and friends would rather spend an afternoon laughing together than receive an elaborate gift. This year, I chose to wrap small meaningful gifts with snapshots from throughout the year. I love using my instant print camera to capture silly moments shared between those closest to me.