Portable Minecraft: This Year’s Hottest Christmas Gift

Portable Minecraft - This Year's Hottest Christmas Gift - Laura's Crafty Life #GameOnTheGo

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameOnTheGo #CollectiveBias I don’t know about your kids, but my 8 year old son is completely crazy for Minecraft. He eats, sleeps and breathes it! This year we even had a Minecraft themed birthday party for him. We have it installed on every device we own. When I first heard of the Gameband for Minecraft, I knew it would be the . . . Continue reading

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Happy Thursday! Welcome to another week of The Creative Exchange. We are so glad to have you here. It has been so busy around here! I have been finishing up some last-minute decorating projects like my etched mason jars. I created an easy personalized gift idea that works well for anyone on your list. And I am sharing my tips for getting my house spic and span for company to come over! No matter what holiday . . . Continue reading

Favorite Christmas and Holiday Books for Kids

18 Favorite Christmas and Holiday Books for Kids - Laura's Crafty Life

For the past couple of years we have done a Christmas book countdown. I wrap twenty four Christmas, holiday and winter themed books for the kids to open each night of December leading up to Christmas. Throughout the year, we normally do story time every night before bed. This makes it a little more fun because the kids are able to each open a present every other night.  I wrapped the books in two different . . . Continue reading

Speed Cleaning Tips with a Spray Mop

Holiday Speed Cleaning Checklist - Laura's Crafty Life #CleanForTheHolidays #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanForTheHolidays #CollectiveBias The holidays are a busy time. And we are frequently hosting parties and get-togethers at our homes. I don’t know about you but I would much rather spend time with my family and friends than spend time cleaning my home. So, today I have some tips to get your home sparkling in a flash! All you . . . Continue reading

Personalized Stationery Gift Idea

Personalized Stationery Gift Idea - Perfect for neighbors, teachers and the person that has everything! Expressionery

Disclosure: Thank you to Expressionery.com for sponsoring this post. Thank you to Laura Kelly and Expressionery.com for sending me some stationery to try out! Do you ever have people on your holiday gifting list that you simply do not know what to get them? The person that has everything, your child’s teacher, or your next door neighbor can all be difficult to shop for. I know, for me, I always want to give a personal . . . Continue reading

Christmas Etched Mason Jars

Easily etch mason jars with the Dremel Micro 8050

Christmas is right around the corner and I am finally done decorating the inside of the house. If I can keep it clean for a few days I will share some pictures for a Christmas home tour. In the meantime, feel free to check out last year’s Christmas tour. I have been busy finishing up a few last minute decorating projects. This DIY project I made with my Dremel Micro 8050, has to be one . . . Continue reading

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I hope you are all having a great week! We have been so busy. I am trying hard to make sure we are enjoying all the fun this holiday season rather than rushing through it, but time just seems to fly by! We have been doing our advent calendar activities as well as our Christmas book countdown. Both are so fun for the kids. Also, our Elf on the Shelf, Zings is back and most . . . Continue reading

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The Creative Exchange Link Party

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. We had a great time and enjoyed so much turkey! I think I am still stuffed. I am looking forward to seeing the projects you have to link up!  If you missed it, I showed how make a handmade gift more special by including a handwritten note and my latest favorite project of creating your own DIY marquee letters. They turned out even better than I . . . Continue reading

BIC Merry Marking Gift Tag

Bake a seasonal pie for your child's teacher and include a handwritten note! #BICMerryMarking #PrairieBerry

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have been around my blog for any period of time, you know I LOVE pens! I love to doodle, sketch and draw. I also love to make handmade gifts and gift tags.  Using your BIC Mark-It™ markers you can create a truly special holiday craft! BIC has created a digitial booklet of so many inspirational ideas to create . . . Continue reading