{Give} Fresh. Fierce. Friendship.

I received a couple of amazing Lush products for my birthday awhile back and instantly feel in love with it.  I knew this would be the perfect gift for any friend so I rushed out to buy {the exact} same thing plus a few other great items.  

lush handy gurugu, lemony flutter, bath bomb, 2 cute pencils, fun notepad, 
Be Fierce Print {anchored heart co}

{pencils from design gem}

Add a fun tag and toss it all in a gift bag...you are set!

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{Inspriation} Elevate Everyday Blog Conference

I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Elevate Conference this year.  This was my first conference I have ever attended and I went all by myself.  I knew the moment I arrived that it was going to FABULOUS in every which way.  Here are just a few of the highlights of the day...

Beautiful tables topped with all kinds of handmade and artistic goods.

Sweet and savory snack bar filled with lots of yummy treats.

Inspiration at every table made with love by DeeDeeMotique

Enjoyed chocolate covered oreos from Bella's Bakery.

Salty Bison artwork...need I say more. 

Bright and colorful personalized place settings.

Happy inspiration in the bouquet of blooms.

My favorite feather prints from Modify Ink.

Swag for days from all the fantastic sponsors.

Just one of our super cool and ever so stylish speakers....Alison Prince from Pick Your Plum.  She is amazing and She. Will. Not. Be. Stopped!

Let's just say I am a new lover of Cafe Rio and Crio Bru {it's like coffee but with cocoa beans}

Made a few crafts thanks to the ladies at Sizzix.

And last but certainly not least....the desserts! 

I met some amazing women throughout the day and went home feeling inspired and happy.  I can't wait for next years' conference.

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{Bake} Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

I grew up eating my fair share of peanut butter balls thanks to my grandma.  She made them for every holiday and special occasion and always managed to hide a few just for me in the fridge for later.  I am happy to share her recipe with all of you because when you have something good, you share it with the world....and these my friends are good!

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • Directions

    1. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate until chilled.
    2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1/4 cup shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Let stand until set. 
    3. Refrigerate until set. Makes6 dozen. 

Carefully put a few in a wax paper lined box or wrap each one individually with wax paper and tie with a sweet ribbon.  These make for the best gifts or as delicious dessert for all occasions. 

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{DIY} Chalkboard Fun

This fun chalkboard/picture grid recently came into my possession thanks to the ever so lovely Alison Prince from Pick Your Plum.  She gifted each of the Elevate conference ladies with one as they left for the evening.  I instantly knew where mine was going...my sweet daughter's room.  We added a few special touches and set it right on top of her craft/writing table.  It made for the perfect addition to her room decor.  

{love that girl on scooter print from Modify Ink}

{Want some of that adorable fabric washi tape...Go check out Lemony Stitch}

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{Give} Sweet Treat Inspired Kid Gift

It seems like every time I turn around I am getting handed another birthday invitation to a kids birthday.  Don't get me wrong, I love birthday parties but sometimes buying gifts can get a little expensive.  I happened upon these cute sweet treat inspired goodies at the craft store the other day and immediately thought what a fun gift it would make.  

Donut Journal & Ice Cream Pen

Ice Cream Erasers, Bubble Gum Nail Decals & Very Berry Sidewalk Chalk

Tie it all up with a bow and popsicle gift tag and you are set.

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{Give} Best Friends' Birthday

I love giving little gifts that fit my best girlfriends personality.  This macaroon inspired gift can be for anyone really.  I filled this sweet gift bag with a This & That zipper pouch, macaroon note cards, bubbly wine and a gift card to their favorite store.  

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{Give} Congratulation Gifts

Graduation is a time to celebrate big accomplishments and lots of hard work.  It is also a time to gather family and friends to PAR-TY! If you have a grad or friend who just landed an awesome new job, put together one of these easy gifts.  

For the high school grad or non-drinker {sparkling fruit cocktail}

For the college grad or drinker {bubbly wine cocktail}

The girlfriend who landed her dream job and deserves a beauty boost.

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