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25 Days of Self-Care To Treat Yourself During The Holidays

Self-care is often overlooked. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, the concept of self-care is extremely important, as it helps encourage maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others.  With the holidays coming up, stress seems to consume us even more due to the pressures that accompany the holiday season — travel plans, hosting relatives and finding the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. So this year, gift yourself by filling your December calendar with some holiday self-care ! Below is a list of self-care ideas to get you started so you can nourish yourself for the holidays. Write Yourself a Love Letter An important aspect of self-care is being kind to yourself and practicing self-love, so start by writing yourself a thoughtful love letter. Write down things you love and admire about yourself, no matter how big or small they might be. If you are in need of a place to begin, check out this prin

Kids can Make Gifts for Dad with as Little as 2 Supplies

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to encourage kids to make a gift for their Dads from a handprint handmade Father’s Day card, to decorated cork coasters, to custom golf balls and an outdoor hide a key gift! These projects use as little as two supplies! 


I have a Do-It-Yourself craft and home décor expert for the creatively challenged who can provide easy crafts and tips to recycle on-hand household items and upcycle them into creative craft projects. Sandy Sandler, creator of Bowdabra, has put together several Father’s Day craft projects (photos and project descriptions are below). She is available to demonstrate how easy it is for kids to create these gifts for Dad. 


“Dads are always the most difficult to buy presents for. An easy solution – do not purchase a gift, rather make one instead,” Sandy suggests. “Father’s Day is the perfect holiday to surprise dads with homemade crafts. Dads are always so proud of their children, and they feel especially honored when they see their kids get together and make something, especially for them. It means so much to be appreciated on Father’s Day.”


Children can’t always put their appreciative feelings into words, so crafts are the perfect way for them to give back and express their love for their fathers, Sandy believes.


For Father’s Day Project Photos & Instructions, click below:

Custom Golf Balls for Dad

Even the youngest artist can decorate a golf ball! These custom golf balls make great Father's Day gifts! You only need two supplies – the golf balls and permanent markers. There is even a downloadable gift box that can be printed and folded.

Golf Ball Project Instructions: Father's Day Decorated Golf Balls Project.pdf (

Golf Ball Project Photo: Father's Day Decorated Golf Balls.jpg (3000×3000) (

Handprint Father’s Day Card

Nothing is quite as endearing as a child's handprint. Use your young artist's handprint to make the best Father's Day card ever.


Handprint Father’s Day Project Instructions: Handprint Father's Day Card.pdf (

Handprint Father’s Day Photo: Handprint Father's Day Card.jpg (2100×1105) (

Decorated Cork Coasters for Dad

No matter what Dad's chosen beverage is, he'll love these decorated cork coasters made especially for his Father's Day gift. A fun and easy project for kids of all ages.

Decorated Cork Coasters Project Instructions: Decorated Cork Coasters for Father's Day Project.pdf (

Decorated Cork Coasters Photo: Cork Coasters for Father's Day.jpg

Outdoor Hide-a-Key Gift for Dad

This outdoor hide-a-key makes a unique Father's Day gift. Finding camouflage supplies is half the fun of creating this great gift. And you're helping the environment by recycling a pill bottle.

Outdoor Hide-a-Key Gift Project Instructions: Outdoor Hide-a-Key.pdf (

Outdoor Hide-a-Key Photo: Hide-a-Key.jpg


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Sandy Sandler is creator of the QVC best-seller, the Bowdabra. Her frugal craft projects and activity ideas are designed to transform the creatively-challenged into creative pros. Sandy’s focus is on creative and easy projects that parents can do with their kids and that kids can even do on their own that are both frugal and green in nature. 



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