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Jul 11 2014
Comments Off on “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” – Woo Your Girls With Wine!

What better way to ask your BFF, sister, or cousin to be your bridesmaid than with a poem and a bottle of wine? It’s like you’re wooing them, the way your soon-to-be-husband wooed you! I recently learned about these thoughtful and different gifts, and had to share the love! Two of my friends, Courtney and Kailey have both recently been asked to be bridesmaids. Courtney is going to  be in her friend Danielle’s wedding, and Kailey is supporting her brother Evan,...

Jun 27 2014
Comments Off on Patriotic Desserts for the 4th AND Canada Day!! + The Perfect 4th of July Hostess Gift

Over the years, my Mom and my brother John have made this awesome All-American dessert…a flag cake! It’s the perfect dish to bring to your upcoming 4th of July parties, it’s cool and delicious. And with everything red, white, and blue on the shelves at the Dollar Tree…we were able to whip up a cute hostess gift to go along with our dessert! Here’s how to make this tasty American treat from Kraft!: 4 cups fresh strawberries 1 pkg....

Jun 12 2014
Comments Off on “Vintage” Father’s Day Gifts from Over the Years + A Sweet Little Something New!

Father’s Day shopping can be as easy as 1-2-3, but sometimes a little creativity can go a long way. One of my favorite Father’s Day gifts that I gave my Dad, was a shiny red Porsche! Haha, kidding, kidding…but I did hand paint a ceramic Porsche just for him that I had selected from a local shop much like Color Me Mine. There are great stores like Color Me Mine everywhere, where your kids can go in, pick the exact right piece for Dad, and hand-paint them to customize...

Jun 09 2014
Comments Off on Some Money Honey…a “Money Lei” for the Special Grad in Your Life!

Dad’s and Grad’s are what it’s all about this month! Everywhere we turn, there’s another celebration. This week, we’re attending the graduation for my cousin McKenna, and we couldn’t be more proud. What better way to say “You Rock” than to give her a “Money Lei” to rock as she walks down the Grad stage? The money lei idea can also be used for other occasions and makes a money-gift a little more special. Now...

May 30 2014
Comments Off on The Man Cave: Unique “Man-Cave-Must-Have” Gifts for Father’s Day!

Inside the Cave – As we all spend more time on-line and become increasingly interested in it’s endless opportunities…shopping there is easy, time efficient, and let’s face it…there’s lots of great stuff to choose from! The Man Cave’s suggested sites as Father’s Day approaches: 1)    The World’s Best “Man Cave” Glass – It’s NEAT! A few months ago we posted about a truly unique and incredible gift idea. With Father’s Day approaching, we definitely...

May 28 2014
Comments Off on An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: A “Get Well” Basket for a Friend!

Showing love to the people in our lives that are going through illness, or a bout with a cold is more important than the actual “get well” gift itself. This is an idea that may add a smile to someone feeling under the weather. Why not bring a bushel of vitamin C and cheer to someone in your life who could use a dose of love and care? Michael’s craft store has apple “bushels” that you can purchase, for between $3-5! Check them...

May 22 2014
Comments Off on Need a gift “Pronto”? 5 Steps to Betty-Jo’s Pasta Bibs!

Having featured our Italian Dinner not too long ago, as well as reminiscing about my High-school Graduation, we couldn’t wait to share this unique and classic Italian gift idea! One of our long time friends and readers, Betty Jo, gave my mom a gift almost 20 years ago that made such a lasting impression, we just had to pass it along! BJ created Pasta Bibs, which are very easy to craft up, and she packaged them with tomato sauce cans that doubled as candles! As Betty Jo told...

May 08 2014
Comments Off on Joy In a Jar! A 3P Original Gift for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day gift giving couldn’t be any more easy or fun! Fill a mason jar (which are super trendy right now) with just enough customized items to bring Mom some Joy on her day…and there you have it: Joy in a Jar! We picked up a few things from Target, as well as mixed and matched a few items we already had on hand from shopping the sales earlier in the year and crafted up 3 different jars full of pampering for the special women in our lives. Can you believe...

Apr 22 2014
Comments Off on Get Started on Your Garden For Earth Day!

We love to garden here at Practically Perfect Planner, and what better day to get started on your own garden than Earth Day! Starting a garden may seem like a slightly overwhelming task, but it really doesn’t have to be. You can begin your own herb garden with a few seeds of your choice, a recycled egg carton, and yes…a little dirt won’t hurt! There’s nothing like being able to just clip a handful of fresh herbs right at home. Part of what happens in the...

Apr 16 2014
Comments Off on An Easter Gift That Every-Bunny Will Love + “Banana Bean Bunny Pops” and More!

Looking for the Practically Perfect Easter gift for family and friends? Look no further! We found these colorful and adorable popsicle molds for $1 at Dollar Tree, and they can be used to create a fun and functional gift in minutes! Simply  fill each mold with jellybeans, M&M’s, or any Easter candy of your choice…add a bit of colorful plastic “grass”…and it’s the perfect Spring gift. We also added a gift card for...

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