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LiliesandLoafers - Thirtieth Birthday Gift Basket

Thirtieth Birthday Gift Basket

I have a confession, I am obsessed with gift baskets and boxes. For every birthday, graduation and holiday present, I like to give a few items I think the person will love. This obsession started after I began celebrating Christmas with…

LiliesandLoafers - DIY Desk Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

DIY Desk Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

This desk makeover (using chalk paint) was so much fun to do and stage. Some of the links throughout the post are affiliate links. The desk we have in our apartment is the desk I used at my parents’…

DIY Coffee Scrub

A DIY Coffee Scrub for Your Mom

Growing up with 7 siblings and one full bathroom had its challenges. We all had a some sort of shower caddy because there was no way all our products could be stored in the bathroom. What made the bathroom situation…

5 DIY Projects

5 DIY Projects to Share Your Travel Adventures

Here are 5 DIY Projects to share you travel adventures. Where will your travel plans take you in 2017? Last year, we ended up in London. It was mostly Fatima on business with me tagging along. But in the 36…

DIY Valentine's Day Card Craft for Kids

Valentine’s Day DIY Card Craft for Kids

My mom kept everything we made for her. It could have been the ugliest school craft, but she kept it. She didn’t have to, but she cherished our handmade crafts. Now, I see how special a handmade craft from your…

London Map Ornament

DIY London Map Ornament

Fatima and I started a tradition of making these DIY map ornaments from the places we visited. Since starting this project, we’ve grown quite a collection! Our latest ornament takes us across the pond. Here’s the story behind our London…

DIY Elf Ornaments

DIY Elf Ornaments

Last Christmas, Fatima and I made these adorable Elf Ornaments for everyone in my family. We wanted to give them a handmade gift that they could display on their Christmas trees. The significance of giving the same ornament was…

DIY Finals Care Package

DIY Finals Care Package

In the next few weeks, many college students will begin to prep for finals. Back in undergrad, I loved opening my mailbox to find a package slip. It would turn out to be a finals care package from my parents…

DIY Harry Potter Themed Costumes: Another Marquis Halloween

We went a little overboard with the Polyjuice potion at our Harry Potter inspired Halloween Party. With so many Potterheads in attendance, this was our most engaging party yet! Our guests went all out with their Harry Potter themed…

DIY Harry Potter Costumes

DIY Harry Potter Costumes: Another Marquis Halloween

Over the last two years, we slayed Halloween with our #TGIT themed Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder costumes. Our couples costume originated when we dressed up as Peter Pan and Tiger Lily when we first started…

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is right around the corner! If your dad is like mine, you know he’s a very difficult person to shop for. My sister and I have always tried to brainstorm a long list of Father’s Day gift…

DIY Study Care Package

DIY Study Care Package

This past weekend, my older sister graduated from Law School! Now her sights are set on studying and passing the BAR. Brian and I put together this DIY Study Care Package for her to jumpstart her studying. After studying for the…