Friday Wrap: Mashup

Hey, and happy Friday!

This post is a mashup of things I discovered this week that were both timely and downright appreciated. Maybe they’ll suit your fancy, as well?!

Blogged while sippin’ on Sassy Water.

{ONE} Lovely Labels


These labels were created by the stylish gals over at Eleven Magnolia Lane. I love using natural products, and these labels take the cake when it comes to adding just the right amount of style to plain ‘ol spray bottles. Here’s a PDF you can download and print yourself.

And there’s more…

This discovery inspired me to design a label for my natural bug repellent. I keep bottles of this on hand during bug season, which is already upon us here in Northwest Arkansas.

Bug Repellent Label

Download my bug spray recipe and free printable label here. And feel free to share!

{TWO} End of the Year Teacher Gifts

chocolate gift wrap

And just like that we’re at the end of another school year. One of the things we’ve learned is that Avery’s teacher is a big fan of chocolate. So when I saw this chocolately end of the year gift idea, I was sold.

We filled a gift bag with chocolates and attached Avery’s personal note with satin ribbon. I thought the gold polka dot tissue was the perfect way to top off the treats inside.


These are a few of the chocolates we tucked inside our gift bag. Mmmm.

The original idea came from a fellow blogger over at Kenarry, Ideas for the Home. She offers a free printable along with other neat stuff. You should check her out!

{THREE} Pretty Nails

cute toes

Look at those sweet feet! <3

The twins have a friend who is moving to Colorado this weekend. They’re super bummed about it. To keep things on the happy side, one mom organized a girls’ night out complete with pedicures, dinner at Olive Garden and cupcakes from Bliss!

I think the pedis were the biggest treat of the night, though. When the girls came home, they wanted to paint their fingernails to complete the look. We weren’t able to replicate the professionally painted flowers on their toes. Buuuuut, I did find some fancy-pants nail art tools to help paint matching polka dots.

nail supplies

This is a Sally Hansen nail art kit I scored at CVS Pharmacy. Below is the outcome of our nail art!

polka dot nails{FOUR} Garden Markers

garden markers

I found a pack of chalkboard sticks for $2.99 at Hob Lob and decided to turn them in to garden markers. I used a chalk marker – hoping it will hold up better in the elements than regular ol’ chalk.

garden markers in the garden

Here’s what they look like in the garden. Didn’t they turn out kinda cute? Speaking of cute, if you missed the girls’ fairy garden in yesterday’s post, be sure to check that out, too.

{FIVE} Start Where You Are – The Journal

Start Where You Are happiness exercise

Remember when I posted about this book a few weeks ago? Well, each time I pick it up I feel like it’s a shovel digging up buried dreams and a treasures I didn’t even realize I had within.

Each spread features a beautifully illustrated quote one one page and a writing prompt on the other. The quote shown is by Roald Dahl: “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Yes, you will. And here’s today’s question…

What are three thoughts that made you smile today?

  1. It’s Friday already.
  2. My husband gives the best bear hugs.
  3. I get to see fun friends tonight.

What’s on your mind that makes you smile? Do tell. And have a killer weekend while you’re at it!




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6 comments on “Friday Wrap: Mashup

  1. Awesome choice in an EOY gift! I need to start pulling the ones for my children’s teachers together. Cute pedicures – I take it Tevas are back in? Haha when our high school let out (where I work) I lose touch with the teen side! Everything is just cute and sweet on your 5 – loving it!

    • Thank you. Their teachers really loved their EOY gifts. Isn’t it funny how trends come back? Those shoes are called Chacos, but are JUST like Tevas 🙂 Hopefully your summer is off to a great start!!

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