Summer Bucket List

Schools out for the SUMMER!

Have you run out of things to do already?

Are you looking for new ideas, to occupy your summer vacation?

Well so am I!

I love being spontaneous and trying something new.

While on the hunt for a creative bucket list, I came across this adorable blog, “College Life Made Easy”.

She created this adorable, fun and eventful Summer Bucket List.

You will enjoy activities like water balloon fights, watching the sun rise and cooking dinner with items you purchased at your local farmers market.

If you are looking for new ideas this summer, print yourself a copy.

Let the summer shenanigans begin!


Stay COOL this Summer!

I have a great summer gift idea…


Who doesn’t love a cold popsicle, on a hot summer day? โ˜€๏ธ

Keep your friends or ministering sisters cool this summer.

What You Need:





Print: Just CHILL

How To Make:

Once you’ve got your popsicles, print the tag above.

Cut the paper into thirds like the image below.

Wrap each individual slip of paper around a handful of popsicles and tape.

Simple as that!

For a healthier option, purchase Otter Pops!

No artificial flavors or colors.

Thoughts by L:

Don’t over complicate things.

Gift giving can be as simple as a popsicle!

and remember…

Just CHILL this summer!ย 

Coconut Bites

Have I found a delicious snack for you!

Do you love girl scout cookies?ย 

You know the mouth watering Samoa cookies…

If so, you are going to LOVE these!

For those of you who don’t enjoy coconut, I am going to say this…

I am not a big fan of coconut.

I like coconut but I wouldn’t say I love it.

However, these are the exception!

Jennies Organic Coconut bites are amazingly delicious…

They are my go to treat now!

They are not super sweet but they also curb any sugar craving.

Made with all organic ingredients. Cranberries, goji berries, chia seeds, semi sweet chocolate and coconut.

Soft, yet chewy…ย each bite is individual wrapped.


fullsizeoutput_5490Perfect for sharing, lunches, or travel!

Only 95 calories per serving.

They are made in a peanut free facility, they have no GMO and are gluten free.

Next time you are at Costco, buy yourself a bag.

You are gonna want to try them…


If you don’t have a Costco, you can get them on Amazon…

Coconut Bites

Our Favorite Catch!

Father’s Day is always a good excuse to spoil dad.

So why not get dad or your husband, what he really wants?

A candy tackle box…

An afternoon full of fishing and his favorite snacks!

“Happy Father’s Day to our Favorite Catch!”

What You Need:

Tackle Box



Fish Themed Candy

-Goldfish, Gummy Worms, Swedish fish, etc


Fathers Day – Tag

Happy Birthday – Tag

Favorite Fish – Tag

How to Make:

I purchased a small tackle box from Walmart, found in the fishing section. There was a wide variety of boxes to choose. This tackle box only cost $6.

Tackle Box

Another option I considered, was the clear organizer tackle. Which was nice because you get to decide where the dividers go. Which makes it more customizable.

Clear Organizer

I wanted mine to be more of a tackle box than just an organizer. That’s why I went with the first option.

Be sure to consider the food you plan on filling the box with, when purchasing your tackle!

That way you know how many dividers you need and know that each candy will fit in it’s designated section.

Especially, if your candy is long like twizzlers or pretzel rods.

These adorable pretzel fishing rods idea, from the TipToe Fairy would be sure to make a splash at any party!

How to make Fishing Rods

I wish I had planned more time so I could have made these. SO cute!

The next step is to collect your candy!

If you couldn’t tell from the photo, I purchased Swedish fish, sour gummy worms, goldfish, twizzlers, and gummy snakes.

Other great options would be regular gummy worms, sharks, octopuses, frogs, peach rings, life savers, etc.

Once you have collected your candy, it’s time to start organizing!

Unwrap and sort each candy into your tackle box.

Print the tag above, if desired and tape to the inside or outside of the box.

This would also make a wonderful birthday gift, as well!

I included 3 different tags for all occasions! A father’s day, birthday and generic tag, so that you can make it your own!

Thoughts by L:

Father’s play a very important role in our lives and our personal development.

May you always be thankful for the father figure in your life!

They do a lot more than we realize and we don’t thank them, as much as we should.

Be sure to show your loved one, just how much you care.

Happy Fishing!

More Precious Than Silver and Gold

With Father’s Day is only a few weeks away. You might be looking for a creative gift…

Don’t look any further!

I enjoy making themed gift boxes for my all of my loved ones.

This year I couldn’t resist making this box for my dad!

What You Need:

Cardboard Box

Scrapbook Paper

Glue stick




Vinyl or Pen

Silver Candy

– 3 Musketeers, Hershey Kisses, etc

Gold Candy

Twix, Rolos, Chocolate Coins, etc

Personalized Gift

My Box Included: Socks, Golf Card holder, Putting Cup, Golf Tees and a Wood Sign

How to Make:

Using a ruler measure your the dimensions of your box. Mark your scrapbook paper with the correct measurements using a pencil.

Once your scrapbook paper is cut out, glue paper to the inside of the box.

I prefer to put the glue directly onto my paper before sticking on the box. I also only glue half of the paper at a time. I think it is easier to be more precise when glueing it that way.

You can choose to glue paper to just the flaps of the box, or line the entire inside.

Place your gift or gifts, inside your box.

I used decorative shred to cover the gifts and keep them from shifting around. You can purchase it at the Dollar Store or Hobby Lobby, in the gift wrapping and party section.

Next, fill the rest of the box with your silver and gold candy. I purchased mine from the dollar store. The chocolate coins I had left over from St. Patrick’s Day, that I bought from Hobby Lobby.

I used my silhouette to cut the saying out. However, I had to place each letter individually or else the sticky transfer paper would have torn my scrapbook paper.

If you don’t have a vinyl cutter, you could type the saying into a word document, print and cut them out, before glueing to the box. Or if you have better penmanship than me, you could write the saying on using a sharpie.

Thoughts by L

This box is perfect for anyone you value more than silver and gold! It makes a great birthday gift, as well.


How is everyone’s Monday going? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I have never really disliked Mondayโ€™s!

I actually really enjoy starting a new week.

I love Monday’s especially when I start that week off right with a workout!

Monday is always a great reason to find new motivation for yourself.

To change your perspective. To try something new. To do and be better, than you were the week before!

Mondayโ€™s for me are motivational.

However, I do get the Sunday night blues… ๐Ÿ˜”

When I am sad because I know the weekend is over.

Mostly because I love doing home improvement projects with my husband.

So this week, set a new goal! Then see how your week goes.

You might be surprised just how much you’ll start to enjoy Monday’s!

So what’s your Monday motivation? ๐Ÿค”

Whale Tail Strainer

This is one of my most used appliances in my kitchen, utensil drawer!

For the last 6 years my husband and I had a giant plastic strainer. It was bulky, clunky and it took up a bunch of space. Especially in the sink!

After 6 years of being annoyed by this giant strainer, I decided to get something else.

A Whale Tail! Not to be confused with another type of whale tail… ๐Ÿ‹

๐Ÿ˜‚ If you know, you know.

Anyways, Big Blue has been perfect for my kitchen! I found him on Amazon for a reasonable price of $12.99. Iโ€™ll post a link below!

Whale Tail – Click Here!