gifts. gifts. and more gifts.

Have you ever forgot about a last minute party, suddenly remember a birthday or you look at the calendar and its teacher appreciation day???... and you freak out because you have no gift to celebrate? Yeah me too. life story really. Below is my latest Great Day Segment on gift tips to ease the pressure and a bring some sanity to those freak out moments.

 RIght before i go on the lovely heather is "mic"ing me up.

RIght before i go on the lovely heather is "mic"ing me up.

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Gifts. Gifts & More Gifts GDH Segment

Terrarium what?! Love. 

  • Wine goblet
  • Rocks
  • Potted plant

Place rocks in the bottom of glass. (this helps with the draining of water, succulents will die if they have too much water)

Place soil and plant in cup.

Top off with rocks.

So stinking awesome.  Its a great teacher's gift and you can tag with a sweet note that says, "thank you for helping me grow." ahhh.


Personalized Coasters

  • Tiles ($.13 ec at Home Depot)
  • Mod Podge
  • Photos (I cut them 4x4)

Lay out tiles.  

Swipe a thin layer of Mod Podge on tile and place pic on tile.

Let it get tacky.

Then on top of photo (swipe in same direction) a thin layer of mod podge. Let it dry.

Add two more coats of Mod Podge.

  Aren't they just preciousness?!

Aren't they just preciousness?!

Personalized water colored journal.

  • Watercolor canvas
  • Paper
  • Ribbon 
  • .05 thin marker
  • Watercolors

Cut canvas paper to the size of journal you want.

Cut filler paper (blank, lined or graph paper) a little shorter all around to fit inside canvas.

Fold both in half.

Lay canvas open and place ribbon on the inside directly in the top middle. 

Lay paper down on top of ribbon and canvas. 

Sew one seam directly in center of booklet.

Write out personalized message on canvas.

Dear Diary, ... Love, Maddie

This is going to be your year...2014

This is where dreams begin...

Now paint.

 Maddie is going to get deep like her aunt Kiki.

Maddie is going to get deep like her aunt Kiki.


Fort Kit

  • Sheet (i tied an old sheet)
  • Rope
  • Twine
  • Hooks
  • Pens 
  • Clips
  • Flashlight 
  • Glowsticks

Throw it in a bag, tag it and go! Easy!

I actually sewed a piece of piece of burlap up the sides to make a bag. It took about one minute. 

Personalized Plates full of treats.

  • Dollar store salad plates
  • Permanent Markers
  • Cookies :)

Set oven at 350 degrees.

Scribble on plate. 

Place plate in oven for 30-40 minutes and then let it cool.

Bake some yummy cookies.

The art work should set and you have a perfect personalized gift for a teacher, mentor or friend.

 My friend and producer Erin.

My friend and producer Erin.

I just want to give a shout out to one amazing producer and now friend Erin. She not only produces amazing segments on Great Day Houston but always makes me feel so special when I come into studio. Erin wherever my life and journey takes me on my road to my own Talk Show I hope that I find you by my side. You are AWESOME.