Football Candy Bar Bouquet

Cute centerpiece idea for the big Football Game!

Oh we are definitely having some football fever over here! Ahhhh! We are counting down to the big game this weekend. I don’t think I have ever been so excited for the game. mainly because my home team is in it!  I thought I’d share a quick post and share the Football Candy Bar Bouquet […]

Gift Idea: Homemade Chocolate Almond Clusters

Homemade Chocolate Almond Clusters 2 via @tarynatddd

The Holiday season is in full force. Thanksgiving is next Thursday, then Christmas is just a few weeks away. Eeek! During this time of year I’m always looking for fun and easy gifts for hostess, neighbors, friends, teachers, well just about everyone! I find that the best gifts to receive in those situations are ones […]

Thank You Gift For Labor and Delivery Nurses

L&D Nurse Gifts via @tarynatddd

Labor Day Weekend brought on a whole new meaning for our family! We are happy to announce that our sweet little BOY was brought into this world on Saturday, August 31 at 6:05am! He arrived exactly at 38 weeks and surprised us all. If you follow me on Instagram, you can see some of the […]

Marinated BBQ Skewers and Father’s Day Gift Idea

West Elm Grill Set

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by West Elm.    When I think of Father’s Day the first thing that comes to mind is BBQing. My dad is ALL about grilling and preparing meat new ways. Every year we ask my dad what he wants to do on his special day and it always […]

Wedding Gift Idea: Custom Family Signs


It’s officially wedding season and this summer we are packed full of wonderful celebrations for friends and family. This is definitely the year for weddings in our family and with that comes lots of wedding gifts! I am generally the type who buys directly off a registry because I want the couple to like my […]

Thanks A Bunch! Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Thanks A Bunch-Teacher Appreciation Gift by Design, Dining + Diapers

Have you made Teacher Appreciation Gifts yet? Where I live, most schools still have about another month left of school so we still have time to get our gifts out! I don’t have any kids in school yet, but my little one does have a few awesome nursery workers during at MOPS and Sunday School. […]

Making Handprint Ornaments


In my family giving handmade gifts to grandparents and aunts & uncles is a really big deal. From as early as I can remember, I would spend the weeks months leading up to Christmas making handmade gifts. Every year my mom and I would brainstorm different gifts I could make for my extended family and […]

Handmade Sharpie Gift Tags

Handmade Sharpie Gift Tags by Design, Dining + Diapers

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sharpie®. All opinions are 100% mine. OK, how many Sharpie® pens do you own? I think Sharpies are probably one of the very first purchases you make in the school supply aisle and especially when you enter into crafting. They come in pretty colors, […]

Give Thanks Drop Cloth Pillow

Give Thanks Pillow Tutorial from Design, Dining + Diapers

So I have to admit, I kind of skipped all of the Thanksgiving crafts this year and went full force into Christmas. I don’t think I have EVER done that before since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. But before I went to far into the Christmas projects I did manage to complete one Thanksgiving craft […]

Luminary Advent Calendar

Luminary Advent Calendary by Design, Dining + Diapers

From the time I was born up until I left for college, my mom would give each of us (I have two brothers) one of those paper advent calendars with the pretty Christmas scenes on them and filled with chocolates. You know what I’m talking about, right? I even think she let us eat the […]