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Welcome to The 278th Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy Mommy Monday Blog Hop Monday! It’s time to grab your hot chocolate and get warm, we’re having a pj party and sharing each other’s posts. What post are you sharing with us this week?

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Tis the season to share your blog posts at the Mommy Monday Blog Hop!

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Five Spot Green Living: 25+ Printable Tags and Labels for Christmas

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Multicultural Customizable Children’s Books

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Flamingo Toes: Fabric and Felt Snow globe Ornaments

 

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How to create stunning DIY Watercolor Mugs for your friends and family this holiday season. Disclaimer: This DIY is super addicting you'll find yourself "watercoloring" all sorts of things, plus it's cheap.
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How to Create DIY Watercolor Mugs {Last Minute Gift Idea}

*This DIY Watercolor Mug was previously posted on another site, but it’s new here. So, I’ve changed some words here and there, but the DIY is the same. Enjoy!

How to create stunning DIY Watercolor Mugs for your friends and family this holiday season. Disclaimer: This DIY is super addicting you'll find yourself "watercoloring" all sorts of things, plus it's cheap.

Are you a little behind with your Holiday shopping? Don’t worry, so am I. I am thankful for Amazon Prime  (affiliate link) and DIYs to get me by this holiday season. One of my favorite things to give and receive is coffee mugs. I have a quite healthy collection of coffee mugs.

 

Here’s a mug I made for my swap Erika from Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans for the last year’s Sweet Progress Fall Swap. I used a Sharpie Paint Marker and it worked like a dream. (You must heat the mug in an oven for the paint to adhere permanently.)

Hello Pumpkin Mug: Fall Sweet Progress Box Swap

I even decided to make some for my daughter’s friends for her 11th Birthday Sleepover Party. (Last year)

A photo posted by Dean 👌🏽 (@mrs_aok) on

Today I thought I’d share another coffee mug DIY that is sure to please.

DIY Watercolor Mug

Looking for a simple and inexpensive DIY gift? OR are you looking for a way to spruce up your kitchenware? THIS IS THE DIY for you!! Learn how to create your own watercolor mugs for next to nothing :)

Just a quick warning: THIS DIY IS ADDICTING! (Plus it’s cheap, I already had the mugs and nail polish.) You may find yourself ransacking your cupboards for things to freshen up with color. Besides being super simple and addicting, this DIY is not expensive.

Here is what you will need to create your own DIY Watercolor Mugs:

  • White or cream coffee mugs
  • Nail Polish (DO NOT USE QUICK DRYING NAIL POLISH)
  • A bowl you don’t care about or a disposable foil pan
  • toothpicks or some disposable chopsticks
  • a pitcher of lukewarm water
  • paper towels

How to create your own DIY Watercolor Mugs:

How to create your own DIY Watercolor Mugs

Add lukewarm water to your container, make sure the water is not too cold or too hot, it must be lukewarm. We kept a pitcher of hot water nearby if water began to cool. You have to move quick, so make sure you have all your supplies ready to go. Add a few drops of nail polish to the center of the water and swirl with a toothpick. Quickly dip your mug into the water. With the same quickness raise your mug, turn your mug upside down and place on paper towels to dry. You can pat dry if you would like, but DO NOT wipe. Make sure to skim the water before repeating the process with an additional mug. You can dip a mug multiple times, but make sure the water is not murky or cold.

Let your mugs dry overnight. Hand wash your mug and enjoy. Cheers!

 

What’s your favorite go-to DIY for last minute holiday/birthday gifts?

 

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Happy December, Mommy Monday Blog Hop Friends! We hope this month is sweet to you. 🙂

 

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Our Unschooling Journey: Books my Boys Read in November

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Simply {Darr}ling: Cranberry Holiday Punch Christmas Cocktail Recipe

 

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Welcome to the 276th Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH

 

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Happy Mommy Monday Blog Hop Monday!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend with your families. 🙂 My weekend was awesome, but too fast.

So, what post are you sharing with us this week? I’m sharing my post It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. 🙂 Let me know what number your post is in the comments and I’ll be sure to stop by!

 

 

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All That’s Jas: Easy Homemade Christmas Baileys

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A Simple Life Mom: 10-Budget Christmas Decoration Ideas

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Living Montessori Now: Favorite Handmade Learning Materials for Montessori Preschoolers from Etsy

 

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MONDAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO SAVE BIG!! CLICK HERE FOR HUGE SAVINGS 

JORD Black Friday SECRET DEAL PAGE!! Click here for the best savings on these unique wood watches for him or her

You may want to check out this post. 🙂It's the most wonderful time of the year!! I'm talking holiday cheer, time, and my husband's favorite JORD wood watches. They make the top of the list for gifts for him. Come on over and see why and don't forget to get your promo while you're here.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! I'm talking holiday cheer, time, and my husband's favorite JORD wood watches. They make the top of the list for gifts for him. Come on over and see why and don't forget to get your promo while you're here.
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

*I received a free wooden watch from JORD in exchange for writing this post on my blog.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Of course it is. It’s crazy that I am talking time, me, the lady who has consistently struggled with it lately. There are days where I feel like all I do is stare at the time ticking by as I scurry to hold on tight. It is all passing by too fast. However, as much as I am continually gobsmacked at how fast time is slippin’ slippin’ into the future, I am wildly excited for this time of year, even if it came faster than I was ready for.

Its' the most wonderful time of the year for gift giving! This JORD watch for him is stunning. Plus I'm sharing a PROMO CODE just for my readers. :) JORD

Christmas Time is Here Happiness and Cheer

Bring on the cheer, the holiday magic, the twinkly lights, all the Christmas music, latkes, and the childhood glee that breathes life back into me. I know this time of year can be stressful, but I NEED the cheer right now, the bright lights… the jubilant bliss! Things have been murky lately, well, almost all of 2017, actually. And for that reason, I welcome this season with open arms.

 

Do you follow me on Instagram? If you are not, chop, chop, get to it. Did you see my Instagram story where I decorated my daughter’s room for her birthday? My youngest daughter is my very own real life Christmas elf. She loves all things Christmas, so each year I decorate her room Christmassy. This year the task of being mama elf garnered an immense feeling of hope for more cheery times. I’m pumped for it all. I’ve already purchased a few things for our Christmas countdown and I am ready to talk holiday gifts and gift guides!! I hope you’re ready too.

Let’s Rewind the Hands of Time to that Time When I Talked about Our Move and JORD

This summer I moved from Washington (state) to Illinois. Before I moved I announced the move on my blog and I shared the tradition my husband and I have with every new job or promotion. If you missed the post about our move and our watch tradition you can check it out here. What you missed in that post: my husband got a new job within his company and to celebrate my friends at JORD helped us keep our watch tradition. My husband received a stunning JORD Dover Koa & Black Wood Watch.

Stunning, right? My husband is absolutely in love with his watch. Wherever he goes (because sometimes his new job takes him places) he gets tons of compliments and no lie people will ask to take a picture of his watch.

It’s Gifting Time and JORD Makes the Top of the Good List

Because his watch is such a big hit with him, with strangers, with ME- JORD makes my list for one of the best gifts for him. 🙂 There’s a gift guide coming, but I thought JORD needed a little extra love. Besides the beauty of this watch, we love that the watch is versatile my husband is able to wear his watch with jeans and tees or suites and ties. The unique wood makes it a conversation piece because not many people own wood watches, but they should, because hello, look at this beauty.

Gifts for him: Conway Kosso and Midnight Blue JORD watch. Promo code.

This is my husband’s new baby, his Conway Kosso and Midnight Blue JORD wooden watch.It’s absolutely gorgeous!

A little more about the Conway Kosso and Midnight Blue Jord Chronograph Watch:

  • sapphire crystal glass
  • luminescent hands
  • deployment buckle with push buttons
  • screw-down crown
  • case width: 42mm
  • case thickness: 12mm
  • lug ends: 49mm
  • band thickness: 20mm
  • band length: 161mm
  • bonus: cleaning can be done with lemon or orange oil extract

 

Even the packaging is perfection.

JORD Wooden Watches for him and her. I'm sharing a promo code just in time for the holidays!! :)

Gifts for him: JORD Conway Kosso and Midnight Blue Wooden Watch | Gifts for him | Wooden Watch | Unique Watch | Style | Mens Fashion |

I hope to build my husband a collection of these wonderful pieces. There is a mega sale going on right now, so who knows….

I have to say I’m kind of jealous of my babe. But hey, JORD makes wood watches for women too! 😉

 

 Don’t miss out on the BLACK FRIDAY SECRET DEALS!!! This sale won’t last long- ends 11/27

JORD Black Friday SECRET DEAL PAGE!! Click here for the best savings on these unique wood watches for him or her


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Thankful for Our Mommy Monday Blog Hop Community! #MMBH

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

We’re so thankful to have you as a part of the Mommy Monday Blog Hop! Thank you for joining us and spreading the love.

Thankful for our Mommy Monday Blog Hop community. Come join us and share your posts.

 

 

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Home Cooking Memories: Spiced Apple Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

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Pragmatic Mom: Top 10-Chapter Books to Learn about Chinese Culture

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The Style Safari: Easy DIY Thanksgiving Leaf Placemats

 

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Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

 

 

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Home Cooking Memories: Autumn Apple Pear Sangria Recipe

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Hello Nature Blog: November Challenge: 30-Random Acts of Kindness

 

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Start Your November with the Mommy Monday Blog Hop Community!

 

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I’m back!! Mamas, I’ve missed you!! It’s been a few weeks, I’m not sure if you noticed or not, but I wasn’t hosting the hop the last few weeks. My blog was broken and it took FOREVER for BlueHost to fix it. 🙁 But thankfully, I’m back up and running and I cannot wait to hop around with you. 🙂 So, tell me, what post are you sharing this week? I’m sharing my Fall Box Swap Reveal!! If you have time I’d love for you to hop on over and check that post out, I received some fun goodies from my sweet friend Lowanda.

Anyway, enough about me. 

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Smiling Notes: Creamy S’mores Hot Chooclate

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Living Montessori Now: Discovering Montessori

 

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It’s finally here, the Fall Box Swap Reveal!! #SPBoxSwap

FINALLY, THE FALL BOX SWAP REVEAL #SPBOXSwap
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Fall Swap Box I’M BAAAACK!! It’s been way too long since I created a post. Too long. If you’ve tried to visit me over the last few weeks you may have noticed things weren’t working right. There were over 1,000 404 pages and no SSL certificate. It’s all been fixed now. 🙂 Anyway, because BlueHost took forever to figure out the issue- despite me giving them a deadline and telling what I thought the problem was, which it was– I’m behind on posting my #SPBoxSwap Reveal!!! I feel horrible that I’m one of the hosts of the swap and here I am posting this FIVE days late.

Fall Box Swap? #SPBoxSwap?

If you’re new here, I make up half of the happy mail loving team Sweet Progress Box Swap. My friend Ashley from Happy Pretty Sweet makes up the sweet pretty half of our box swap team. We both love happy mail and seeing bloggers connect and lift each other, so it kinda just made sense for the two of us to collab to create a bloggers only box swap. 🙂

When you sign up for a swap we ask that you are 100% sure you are able to be a good partner and send your partner a box. We understand that life happens and for that reason we always have a swap angel on stand by. This time I was an angel! See, mom, I’m an angel. 😉 I was partnered with my IRL gal pal Lowanda!!! Okay, so, we’re not hanging out at Starbucks or anything, but we have met in real life and I have known her for years. 🙂 Psst.. You can read a little more about Lowanda and I here.

I’m sure by this point you’re like, “C’mon woman show us the Fall Box Swap goods!” Okay, okay, here comes the goods.

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Fall #SPBoxSwap Reveal Time

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I love that Lowanda decided to mix a little Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos for my Fall #SPBoxSwap Box. Not sure what Dia De Los Muertos is, you can read about it here and here. 🙂  I have a serious love affair for sugar skulls. My office is filled with sugar skulls, and recently I was commissioned by LA Mamacitas to create sugar skull art and a flier for their event. 🙂

Fall Box Swap Reveal Sugar Skull Card

I’m sure you can imagine when I saw this card and the sugar skulls peeking out behind all the goodies I was excited! Fall box swap.

This bag is going with me everywhere!!

Look, it made the perfect background for my photo props Lowanda sent. Sadly, I forgot to use them on HALLOWEEN!! But that’s okay, I will be ready next year. 🙂

(My teen and I picked up the hand to “hand out” candy, we only had two trick-or-treaters.  My tween didn’t want nothing to do with the monster hand, she handed out the candy. Guess we’ll have to save that for next year too.)

Aren’t these pencils the cutest?!?! I’m not sure if I’ll use ’em because they are too stinkin’ cute. I think I’ll save them for Halloween decoration for my office.

Fall Box Swap Reveal Halloween Pencils

Who doesn’t love a bath bomb? I can’t wait to try this apple scented one bomb, but I have a feeling a kiddo may beat me to it first.

I’m a major sucker for a face mask, major. I love all things pumpkin, so I have no doubt I’m going to L-O-V-E this mask. 🙂 Fall box swap.

Fall Box Reveal Pumpkin Mask

I thought it was funny that we both sent each other “corn”, it just seemed like the right thing to send in a fall box. 🙂 The box I put together had a Friendsgiving theme. Do you want to see what I sent? You can see the fall swap box I sent Lowanda HERE.  You can also, check out what everyone else received here.

 

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Thank you so much for my goodies, Lowanda!! And thank you to everyone who participated in the Fall #SPBoxSwap!! I enjoyed this swap and seeing your posts. 🙂 Happy rest of Fall!!

XOXO

And just because I never got a chance to share my Halloween with everyone….

 

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Happy Monday! It’s time to party @ The Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH

 

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Happy Monday, loves! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. I had a lovely weekend with my family and I even met up with a blog friend! 🙂 Anyway, speaking of blog friends, did you know I’m hosting another #SPBoxSwap? That’s right, we’re swapping mail again and we would love for you to join in. You can join the Fall Box Swap HERE. 🙂

So, what post(s) are you sharing this week?

 

Let’s Get This Mommy Monday Blog Hop Party Started!!

 

 

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As We Walk Along the Road: Fall Picture Books and Activities for Preschoolers

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While i’m Waiting: Homecoming Traditions New and Old

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Somewhat Simple: “I Love You” Fall Gardland

 

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