Puffy Paint Snowman Kid Craft

Sometimes I question why I live in Idaho. That usually happens during the winter when I freeze 90% of the day. Now that my daughter is old enough to understand the fun that can come with snow, she wants to go outside all of the time! The problem is that I don’t always want to get all bundled up and freezing! Instead of feeling like a failure as a parent, I like to come up with fun activities that we can do in the house so we an stay nice and cozy. This puffy paint snowman kid craft has been a major lifesaver! She loves playing with the puffy paint and she feels like she is still building a snowman. Of course she named her girl snowman “Olaf” too. So, what do you say? Do you want to paint an Olaf? Do you want to build a snowman?

DIY Puffy Paint Snowman Kid Craft on www.girllovesglam.com

It is a quick and easy craft that kids of many different ages can enjoy and the best part is that you don’t have to get all bundled up to build this snowman!

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Staycation Family Gift Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love the idea of giving an entire family an epic Christmas gift. This could be for a family related to you, a family who is friends with your family, or even for your own family. Family gifts are so fun!

I wanted to think of a fun family gift that I could give to my own little family that would be something totally different than the rest of the gifts I am giving. I decided to go with a vacation! Vacations make pretty expensive gifts, so instead of some big trip across the country I am giving a “staycation”!

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Geek Gift Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have a technology loving husband. He gets really excited about new gadgets and random facts about technology. I grew up with my dad being the exact same way. I can’t poke fun too much though, because I love technology too! I knew that I wanted to find the perfect gift for my husband, but everything technology related is so expensive. Thankfully, I finally came up with the perfect geek gift idea!

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Frozen Elsa Inspired Christmas Ornament and Tree

If you have kids, they probably love Frozen. That is definitely the case at my house. I have a full blown, Elsa loving princess who seems to react to any Frozen memorabilia like it is the last Frozen item in the planet. She treasures them. She is obsessed! That’s why I knew I needed to make her holiday dreams come true and make her a Frozen Elsa Christmas Tree for her room!

Frozen Elsa Christmas Tree on www.girllovesglam.com

I am not one who is about to plaster character’s faces all over my house, so I decided to go with more of an “inspired by” theme instead of so literal. I LOOOOVE how this tree turned out! I think it is absolutely stunning! Photos seriously don’t do it justice. It just sparkles! This tree was really easy to whip up and I just know your little Frozen lover will love one too!

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Staying on a Holiday Budget

The holiday season is pretty much the worst time to try to stick to a budget. It is SO hard to keep everything under control when there are so many great things out there that you can spend your hard earned money on. I will admit, there have been a few Christmas seasons in the past where I have gone a little overboard, but that isn’t really a problem anymore thanks to a few things I have learned! Here are a few of my tips for staying on a budget this holiday season.

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Chewy Thin Mint Chocolate Cookies

Don’t let Santa or your friends go hungry with sugar cravings this holiday season! I am a lover of mint chocolate, but my problem is that I don’t like chocolate chips. I have to find other ways to enjoy mint chocolate goodness besides that traditional mint chocolate chip ice cream or something. One thing I absolutely love are thin mint cookies. They just speak to my very mint chocolate loving soul. Sometimes I want a soft cookie though, and those thin mints just don’t have anything soft about them!

I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own version of thin mint chocolate cookies that are CHEWY!

Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

Since we are all friends around here, I am going to confess something to you… I ate 6 of these in one day! Yep, SIX! It was basically all I ate that day, with the exception of a couple of clementine oranges. It’s all about moderation, right?

Besides the fact that these cookies are absolutely delicious, want to know the greatest part of all? They are CRAZY easy to make! They are made with cake mix! [Read more…]

Dinner and a Movie Gift Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Giving gifts to friends or family members with families of their own can be tough. It is hard to find something to give to them that can work for the entire family. One solution I have found is to shop on Groupon for my gifts. There are so many fun, local experiences that you can give to a family, instead of some random board game you found on sale. 

One gift idea I came up with after looking around on Groupon was a dinner and a movie for a famliy. That could get pretty pricey if you were purchasing movie tickets for every member of a family, plus the dinner for them.

Thankfully, there are tons of great gift card and food voucher options on Groupon to choose from so you can pick a place for the family to go eat. For the movie, pick up a family friendly movie, some popcorn, and even a new blanket for them to snuggle up in on their couch. [Read more…]

Best Friend Gift Guide & Rayban GIVEAWAY

Buying for friends can sometimes be pretty tough! Maybe it is just me, but I feel like I see things all year long that my friends would love. When holiday season comes, I can’t find anything! I came up with a fun list of things that I think would make great gifts for your best friends, sisters, moms, or girlfriends (props to you if you are a guy reading this post). Here it is, the best friend gift guide!

Photo Credits: Christine Marie Photo and Cliq Photography by Ann

Best Friend Gift Guide on www.girllovesglam.com

This is a collection of items I have found that I love and that I just know you will love! They make perfect gifts. There are even a few items that are from some awesome stores that you might find more great gift ideas from too! [Read more…]

Silhouette Cyber Monday Week DEALS!

Remember that killer Silhouette Portrait giveaway I hosted last week? Well, if you entered it you already read all about my love of Silhouette. But in the off chance that you didn’t see it, I am confessing my love for them again. I purchased a Silhouette Cameo 2 years ago on the Black Friday deal and my crafting life has never been the same! This machine can cut nearly anything, I swear. I have been able to design so many fun projects and have created some of my favorite spaces because of that machine… like my modern, girlie office. You can find the post all about my office, HERE.

Modern Office Geometric Wall Design on www.girllovesglam.com

Now is the time that YOU can own your very own Silhouette machine too! It is the Silhouette Black Friday/Cyber Monday Week sales event! This is when I bought my Silhouette because it is the best deal you will ever find! [Read more…]

Instagram Christmas Ornament UNDER $2!

It is probably no surprise to you that I am a huge fan of Instagram. It quickly became my favorite form of social media and is still my very favorite! I love the gorgeous photos people put on their feed. I also enjoy finding new, interesting people to follow as well. I am also a sucker of hashtags when it comes to Instagram. I use them in their proper form so that my photos will be categorized, but I am also a fan of the “tongue in cheek” hashtags that happen within the Instagram culture. That’s why I knew that I needed an Instagram Christmas ornament for my tree this year!

Instagram Christmas Ornament Easy Tutorial to make this for under $2 on www.girllovesglam.com

This ornament turned out just the way I imagined it! It took me about 15 minutes to make it and it costs less than $2! These would be perfect gifts to make for your friends and family. [Read more…]