16 DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas

16 DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas | The Thinking Closet

I recently had the opportunity to share 16 DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas over at Titi Crafty (thanks, Camila!).  Here they are for those who may have blinked and missed their mention in The Friday Five. If you stopped by my blog this spring, you might have noticed that I’ve been a baby-gift-making machine.  (Note that I did not say “a baby-making machine.”  At least, not yet.)  It seems as though all of my friends got {read more…}

What Do You Give The Man Who Has Everything?

A Cowboy's Toothpick Holder | The Thinking Closet

It’s a known fact that men are the worst to shop for.  I mean, what do you give the man who has everything?  This question has stumped women for centuries.  TV commercials and magazine ads will tell you cologne, a sweater, a tie….  But I dare say it’s toothpicks in jar. Let me explain. My Father-in-law loves to relax after a meal with a toothpick in his teeth.  On our family cruise this past May, I {read more…}

D.I.Y. Wrapping Paper Tutorial – Guest Posting at Sugar Bee Crafts

DIY Wrapping Paper Tutorial via The Thinking Closet

Today, I am taking part in the guest posting extravaganza over at Sugar Bee Crafts, sharing my D.I.Y. Wrapping Paper Tutorial. (I know it may seem like I’m going guest-post-crazy, but for those who don’t know, sometimes you write guest posts several weeks before they “go live,” so let me clarify that I am not superwoman doing all of these projects in just a few days.  Such feats of crafty strength would be pretty incredible, though.) {read more…}

Punched Tin Ornament Tutorial – Guest Posting at Lines Across

Punched Tin Ornament Tutorial by The Thinking Closet

Hi, everybody!  How is your tree trimming coming along? Ours is up… lights are on… tree skirt is made (post on that project later today!)… and I’ve created my first d.i.y. Christmas ornament of the season! I was so honored that Rachel from one of my favorite blogs, Lines Across, invited me to be a part of her guest series on handmade ornaments.  (Fun fact: Not only does Rachel also live in Orlando, but she {read more…}

My First Guest Post!

10 Ways to Go Green with Christmas Cards via The Thinking Closet

Today is an exciting day because my first {ever} guest post goes live over at the blog, Blissful and Domestic. Danielle was gracious enough to invite me to share my ideas for “going green” this holiday with her incredible audience. The inspiration for this post stems from a new tradition that my husband and I started two years ago: we send our Christmas newsletter to family and friends via email instead of snail mail.  However, {read more…}