Modern Stripe Christmas Wreath

It is no secret that I love stripes. They are in the decor throughout my house, my closet is full of them, and I dress my kids in a lot of stripes. I mean, how can you NOT love a good stripe?! I few years ago, I made a floral stripe wreath that I still love to this day. I knew I needed to make a Christmas version of this wreath. I just really love how this modern stripe Christmas wreath turned out!

Modern Stripe Christmas Wreath on www.girllovesglam.com

This Christmas wreath is incredibly easy to make, too! I got all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby. This is what you will need to make your own… [Read more…]

What to Buy Yourself with Your Christmas Money

Whenever I receive money for Christmas, I suddenly feel this intense pressure about what I am going to spend it on. Unfortunately, there are a lot of times that I take so long to decide what I want, that I end up spending the money on something for my kids or putting it toward groceries. This year, I am coming with a list of things I know I would love. Heaven knows that there isn’t money just sitting around for most moms to just spend on themselves, so it is important to take this unique opportunity and TREAT YO SELF!

Christmas Money Gift Ideas for Yourself on www.girllovesglam.com

I will give you tons of ideas! If you have more ideas, please feel free to comment with them. I would love this to be an awesome resource of gift ideas for moms to be able to use to treat themselves. [Read more…]

Feed the Hungry Car Kits to #LightTheWorld

I have absolutely loved participating in the mormon.org #LightTheWorld challenges this year. It really helps bring a special spirit to the holiday season, when you focus on serving others. I have done small things for each day, but for Day 21 “Feed the Hungry”, I wanted to do something a little bigger… Feed the Hungry Car Kits!

Feed the Hungry Car Kits on www.girllovesglam.com #LightTheWorld

The thought behind these kits is that I hate driving past people who are asking for help on the streets, but I don’t usually carry cash with me and sometimes don’t feel comfortable giving cash. I loved the idea of carrying a few bags with food in them that I could keep in the glove compartment of my car, so that I could hand them out easily.  [Read more…]

Color Street Gift Wrapping

I am a Color Street Independent Stylist. Color Street nails are nail strips, but they are made of 100% nail polish. They are really thin, so they don’t feel like something bulky is on your nails. They don’t require any heat or cutting to apply them either. But the best part is that they last 2 weeks (and sometimes longer) on your hands and toes! They come in a variety of solid colors, prints, French tips, glitter, and seasonal prints. They have so many different styles that they work for just about anyone, no matter what their personal style might be. You can see my application video and learn more about Color Street nails by reading this blog post.

These would be the perfect stocking stuffer, gift for your mom, sister, wife, girlfriend, best friend, daughter, pretty much anyone on your list! You can shop for them on the Color Street Glam website. The French tips are buy 1 get 1 free and ALL other styles are buy 3 get 1 free!

Here are some ways that you can gift them!

Color Street Christmas Wrapping Ideas on www.girllovesglam.com

You won’t have any reason not to give Color Street nails after getting all of these great wrapping ideas and printables! [Read more…]

Christmas Tree Bath Bombs

I can’t believe that we are down to the final two bath bomb recipes of the year! I have absolutely loved sharing so many recipes with you this year. For my November bath bomb, I created a Christmas tree bath bomb that would be absolutely PERFECT to give as neighbor gifts, teacher gifts, or as stocking stuffers!

Christmas Tree Bath Bombs on www.girllovesglam.com

To make your own,  here is what you need… [Read more…]

Fun Christmas Kid Crafts and Activities

We have officially entered the season where my daughter expects to do a different Christmas craft everyday! Parts of that are so fun, but other parts make it hard. I can’t come up with my own crafts everyday! I have rounded up a bunch of adorable kid crafts and activities that are going to keep us busy all holiday season!

Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids on www.girllovesglam.com

There are so many great ideas! [Read more…]

Layered Vinyl Christmas Tree

I absolutely love making my own Christmas decor. Mostly because I have a hard time finding Christmas decor that I absolutely love in the store! One way that I always enjoy making decor is with vinyl. I heard a quote that I sort of liked, but it was a little too cheesy for my taste, so I changed it a bit. My saying is, “Laugh, Play, Jingle all the Way”. I love how this fun Christmas tree turned out with this little phrase on it. I have plans of making shirts for my girls with this same phrase on it!

Layered Vinyl Christmas Tree on www.girllovesglam.com

I knew I wanted to have a lot of rose gold elements in my Christmas decor this year, so I was so excited to see all of the new rose gold vinyl options that Expressions Vinyl has now! To make this, I used… [Read more…]

Wrapping Paper Neighbor Gift Idea with Printable

I love neighbor gifts for the holidays! It is a great way to show your neighbors and friends that you are thinking about them during the holidays. The holiday season can get so crazy, sometimes you aren’t able to visit friends as much as you wish, so giving a little gift is a nice way to show them that you are still thinking about them! Neighbor gifts can be really hard because the price can really start adding up when you are buying for so many people and making treats for so many people can be extremely time consuming. I love giving gifts that people will be able to use, which is why I loved the idea of giving wrapping paper as a gift so that they could use it to wrap their Christmas gifts this season!

Wrapping Paper Neighbor Gift with Printable Tag on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Shrinky Dinks Ornaments Kid’s Gift Idea

Getting gifts for your kids to give to their friends for Christmas can get SO expensive! My daughter really wanted to give her friends something for Christmas, but when you are four years old the concept of money isn’t quite there. We finally agreed on giving her friends some handmade ornaments. I was trying to come up with a cute ornament that could be personal, but easy and cost effective as well and I remembered Shrinky Dinks! I used to make different creations with Shrinky Dinks as a kid and I knew they would be perfect to make ornaments with too! The best part is that each ornament ended up costing about 50 cents each to make!

Shrinky Dinks Christmas Ornaments as Kid's Friend Gifts for about 50 cents each! on www.girllovesglam.com

To make these, I used the print and cut option on my Silhouette Cameo machine. This made making these incredibly easy because I printed them out and just had the Silhouette cut them out for me and they looked great! Of course, if you don’t have a Silhouette Cameo, you could print off your own design on the Shrinky Dinks and cut them out yourself, just know it will take you much longer and they won’t look as crisp. But it can be done! [Read more…]

Family Gift Ideas Everyone Will Enjoy

This holiday season, I’m swapping gifts with another blogger for her entire family for eBay’s holiday gift exchange. I’ve partnered with eBay to create this post! Enjoy!

I still remember receiving family gifts when I was younger. It may sound strange, but the thoughts of getting a gift as a family was almost more exciting to me than getting an individual gift! It was always such a mystery to see what gift would fit our entire family. It was so much fun to see what the gift givers thought our family would enjoy. Those gifts still go down as some of my favorite gifts I have ever been able to enjoy!

I love the idea of giving a family gift. Instead of purchasing several smaller gifts, you can put your entire gifting budget to one big item that everyone can enjoy. Most of those bigger ticket items aren’t things that families would typically think to spend their own money on, so they make really great gifts! 

I put together a few suggestions to help you find the perfect gift when you need family gift ideas!

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I loved searching for great gift ideas on eBay. It is a site that I can trust and I know that it is full of an incredible variety of items! No matter what types of things the family enjoys, eBay is sure to have something that would make a perfect gift for them! [Read more…]