My husband recently turned the big "4-0". Since he is figuratively going over the hill, he decided he literally wanted to go over one too! So he booked a long weekend in Vail, Colorado for the two of us. No kids. Just a weekend for us to celebrate his birthday and to do as much hiking as we could. Because there is nothing like reaching a milestone birthday that makes you want to push your physical limits just a bit :)
I share all of this because my oldest recently surprised me with her understanding of our family traditions. I was asking her about Thanksgiving and she said 'Well... for Thanksgiving- we always go to Mimi's and we always make Pilgrim Hat Cookies'. This made me laugh because although I do like making edible crafts with my girls around holiday times, I never considered these fun little cookies to be a 'family tradition'.
But to my girls, they are! These cookies are not just cute and sweet. They are a symbol of our family and our love for each other. And because of that, we will be making these every November! Keep reading for the recipe and ideas for creating your own Thanksgiving traditions. (See our peanut free pilgrim hat cookies here & the no-bake version here and another one here.)
good tote bag. I could make a new one for each season! Which is pretty much what intend to do :) I decided to change up my usual design, but still keep it easy and fun. (Because that is how DIY should be!) And yes, I know that we haven't even hit Thanksgiving, but the early bird catches the worm. Make this cute Christmas tote bag now and you can carry it all December. It's perfect for "toting" gifts and goodies to parties. And if you start now, you can make an extra one to give as a present.
But there is one thing that I do not like about Instagram, and that is you cannot add 'click-able' links in the captions! I can't even count the number of times I have seen a product or a blog post that I want to know more about, but I can't find a direct link to it via Instagram. And usually by the time I would think about 'googling it'-- I would get distracted and forget. If you are a blogger, a website owner, if you run an Etsy shop, or have your business on Instagram, you have probably thought the same thing. Luckily, there is finally a solution to the problem.
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I'm Here for the Boo's" gift tags last week and now I have something for the kiddos (or you can give them to adults too!) How cute are these "Trick or Treat Yo' Self" tags? Put them on a gift, a candy bar, or favorite drink... and ta-da! Halloween Happiness!