7 Spring DIYs To Try This Weekend

It’s good to put down the phone and close the laptop. Doing work with my hands helps me stay creative and inspired. It’s also a fun way to take care of my mental health. But sometimes DIYs can be overwhelming for me. So I like ones that I can do in a day or two.

Here are some Spring DIYs you can try this weekend:

1. Monogrammed Ring Cones
If you’re a jewelry girl like me, then this ones both fun and practical. I can never have enough trinkets to store and display my fave accessories. (via Brit+Co)

2. Song & Scripture Cards
Download, print, and listen. Easiest DIY for those of you who aren’t master DIYers yet. (via Styld by Grace)

3. Black and White Painted Vase
I’m in if it involves paint. It’s relaxing and always adds beauty to my home. And it’s never a bad idea to add some greenery indoors. (via Love Create Celebrate)

4. Mini Polymer Clay Bowls
You can use these for your office, bathroom, or in your drawers. I usually use mini bowls like these to put paperclips or to store a couple small bottles of Essential Oils in my bathroom.

5. Compliments Candy Bars
We all need a little encouragement sometimes. This is a perfect “Just because” gift for a friend that needs a small pick-me-up. Or if you’re hosting an event/get together, this works perfect as a party favor (via Oh Happy Day)

6. Terrazzo Style Notebook Covers
It happens to me all the time–I find the perfect notebook but the cover just isn’t cutting it for me. These notebook covers are the perfect blend of simple and colorful. (via Enthralling Gumption)

7. Abstract Color Block Sneakers
This is my favorite! And the one I’ll probably start with this weekend. I’m all for a paint project that I can WEAR, oh yeah! (via Enthralling Gumption)

Which one are you thinking of trying this weekend?!

Ideas & Gifts To Celebrate Your Gals On Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s day is about appreciating all the types of friendships we have. Having a significant other is amazing (I can’t live without my hubby), but sometimes guys just can’t be there for us the way a girlfriend can. Our girls–they get us. And they fill up a part of our hearts that a guy simply can’t. #realtalk

It’s important to cultivate those relationships. And to make the effort (even if we feel corny) to express appreciation. Going out of our way to show our girls the important role they play in our lives builds our relationships and encourages a spirit of celebration.

So if you’re getting ready for Galentine’s Day, here are a few ideas and gifts to celebrate your gals:

Write a letter to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
Yeah, this can be super awkward. Probably will make you feel uncomfortable. But let’s not assume that our friend is out to get us or is neglecting us on purpose. Let’s reach out, let’s take the first step. Maybe they need to be reminded that their friendship matters.

Download these cute greeting cards to send in the mail

Send a new friend a small gift or snail mail
This is a challenge for me! But seriously, what do we have to lose? It can be extremely vulnerable to take a step to build a deeper connection with new friends. You have to do the work! Sending a small gift is the perfect way to show you care and you want to connect more. Simple and understated gifts like a little makeup bag or earrings are good gifts for a new friend.

Download these illustrated gift tags to embellish a gift

Give your closest, ride or die gals a customized gift
Those gals you can count on, the ones that really get you, the ones that celebrate your achievements, the ones that like allllll your posts, and the ones that get your humor. Those gals deserve to know how they make your life better. It goes such a long way. And even though these type of friends don’t expect a “thank you” or anything in return, they deserve encouragement and appreciation. 

Download this DIY mini photo book

Here’s to celebrating the amazing women in our lives–whether they’ve been here forever or just walked into our lives ❤

DIY Galentine’s Day Mini Photo Book

You’re going to love this mini photo book DIY! It’s fun, simple, and will help you reflect on some pretty awesome memories.

There are three photo book covers to pick from and photo inserts as well. I picked the “love you, sister” book cover since I was creating a photo book for my big sis. Scroll down to follow the DIY photos and download this easy to follow template to create the mini photo book with memories of you and your favorite gals.

You’ll need the templates in the download (book covers and photo inserts) and pictures
Choose which cover you’ll be using (or make a photo book for each cover)
Glue or tape (using double-sided tape) the pictures onto the photo inserts
I picked the “love you, sister” book cover since the pics are of me & my big sis
Organize the photo inserts in the order that you want them
Hole punch the photo inserts and photo book following the template’s guides
Bind the photo inserts to the book cover. You can use thread or paper hole protectors.
Write a special message on the back of each picture to add more personalization
Tuck in the cover flap under the hole punched flap
Send photo book via snail mail or leave it on your friend’s desk as a surprise

For more Galentine’s Day downloads, download this year’s Galentine’s Day Greeting Cards and Galentine’s Day Gift Tags.

Galentine’s Day Gift Tags

I have to admit I’m the worse at making new friends. Once I have a solid group of friends, I just don’t feel the need for more (that’s so selfish and self-absorbed. I’m working on it, guys). But moving to a new city has taught me that there are always people God wants to use to expand your life. Our motto should be, “There’s always room for more”, instead of “I don’t need the extra drama”. This Galentine’s Day is the perfect time to water those new found friendships by giving them a small gift as a gesture of your appreciation.

Download these pretty gift tags to spruce your Galentine’s gifts.

For more Galentine’s Day downloads, check out these cute greeting cards!

Galentine’s Day Greeting Cards

Nothing says I care like a handwritten note. And Galentine’s Day is the perfect time to send the gals in your life a note letting them know you care. It’s a good time to reach out to those friends you miss and haven’t heard from in a while. Snail mail shows you went the extra mile. You never know what a little letter can do to make someone’s day or make your relationship stronger.

Download these thoughtful greeting cards here. I’m definitely sending some to my gals!

For more Galentine’s Day downloads, stay tuned for gift tags coming tomorrow and a mini photo book coming on Monday.