nibbles + scribbles / DIY activity book for your favorite person

I love DIY’s, you guys. I really, truly do.
and I love them even more when I’m making them for my friends and family… or my favoritest person of all- my super awesome hubby! ❤

on our anniversary this year, we discovered a pretty great DIY.
because of our shortage of funds, I threw together a cute little book of our relationship. and instead of just filling it with sappy sweetness (which totally had its place in there!) I also added some fun activities for J to do and participate in with me.

and it was SO FUN. J loved it so much, he decided it needed to be a thing we make for each other often!

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but the good part is, it doesn’t just have to be for a significant other. this would make a fun (and nearly free!) gift for a child or a friend. it’s something you can make together, or for one another. other possibilities:

-activity books for long road trips
-keeping kids’ brains active even when they’re not in school
-birthday gift
-anniversary gift
-fun craft to make together
-scavenger hunt kit
-birthday favors

the ideas truly are endless!

this post will walk you through a few super simple ideas (complete with links to bunches of free printables!!) to help you make the easiest, most customize-able DIY ever.
excited yet?

me too!! Continue reading “nibbles + scribbles / DIY activity book for your favorite person”

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nibbles + scribbles // how to bake one cupcake in 5 minutes (or less!!)

okay peeps.

let’s be honest.
sometimes a girl just needs a cupcake.

cake, er, case in point:
(hahahahaha punny me!)
when you drive an hour into DC to cuddle with some kittens whilst drinking coffee at crumbs + whiskers, and you get there and realize that on fridays and weekends you need a reservation in order to cuddle with said kittens and sip said coffee.
(this is your fair warning, kitten-and-coffee-loving-friend)
and then you can’t find your car. **SOB**
yeah.
those types of days call for cupcakes.

but, of course, after these types of days, I am way too lazy to actually, like, bake cupcakes, you know?
I mean, come on.
I just want the yumminess without the work.
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?

yes, you say?
well, too bad!

problem solved!!

one delicious cupcake.
five minutes or less.
BAM.
cupcake
sorry about the crappy phone photo. I started eating that deliciousness before remembering I should take a picture. I was obviously too lazy to go downstairs and find my camera. haaaa. Continue reading “nibbles + scribbles // how to bake one cupcake in 5 minutes (or less!!)”

nibbles + scribbles // dazed and infused

wheee!
happy thursday, friends 🙂

in monday’s post (read it here!) we had a little chat about drinking more water this week, and how that helps your body (and naturally, your overall mood) in, like, a bajillion ways.
I found out that supposedly the amount of water we ladies ought to be drinking each day is roughly 9 cups, and then we took on a challenge to drink 9 cups of water each day this week!!

sooo… how have you been doing with your water intake? 😉
I’ve hovered around 6 or 7 cups mostly the past few days. (sigh)
UNTIL TODAY.

today, I’m currently working on cups 8 and 9 out of my cute little handcrafted to go cup ❤
YEAH YEAH YEAH
wanna know why?

it’s because today, I tried something new: infused water.
(by the way…did you like my obnoxious, trying-so-hard-to-be-witty post title?)
dazed and infused. 
hahahaha
I crack myself up.
puns.
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anyhoo….

just a few pieces of sliced fruit and some tossed-in berries have totally helped me achieve my water-drinking goal!!
I don’t know if it’s because it looks so pretty or if it’s because it tastes so freakin’ good, but something here is so working for me. Continue reading “nibbles + scribbles // dazed and infused”