Gift Ideas for Everyone this Valentine’s Day

Happy Thursday everyone! It is the end of January, which means spring is coming! Here in Minnesota snow, ice, and winter in general gets old very fast. But there are still a couple months before spring. In the meantime, Valentine’s Day is coming up fast.

Valentine’s Day is just under three weeks away. This is the perfect time to order gifts for all your loved ones. This week I have compiled great gift ideas from Heartland America for all the wonderful people in your life.

For mothers, sisters, best friends, or if you need to drop him a hint here are some great jewelry ideas.

Because jewelry always makes someone feel extra special, especially if received from a loved one.

Perfect Valentine's jewelry ideas to show that special lady in your life just how much you care.
Circular Sterling Silver and Diamond Contemporary Necklace, Circular Sterling Silver and Diamond Contemporary Earrings, Sterling Silver Floating Heart Necklace, White Gold and Cultured Pearl Necklace with Diamonds, Sterling Silver Heart and Pearl Earrings and Necklace Set

If you aren’t sure which style to choose, the clean, contemporary style of the circular sterling silver necklace is just right. The understated elegance of this necklace goes with any outfit for the office to a romantic dinner. Matching earring are also available. So you make it a brilliant set that any woman would enjoy.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just a little over a week away! You know what that means…shopping! I love shopping for and giving gifts. Finding that perfect gift that you know the other person will love is such a thrill. I can’t wait to find that special something that will make my mom’s face light up.

Heartland has a great selection of products that would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

I decided to put together a few boards to help me decide what would be best for my mom. I hope these ideas will help you find the perfect gift for your mother. Or if you are a mother, you can direct your loved ones to these great gift ideas.

 

Jewelry is always a lovely gift for any mother. Here are some great ideas to add some sparkle and bling to your mom’s special day.
Mother's Day Jewelry Gift Ideas
Diamond Tennis Bracelet, Pearl Necklace, Trillion Amethyst Earring & Necklace Set, Sterling Silver Floating Heart Necklace, White/Black/Grey Pearl Necklace, Bracelet, Earring Set, Sterling Silver Pearl Set

Diamonds always make a breathtaking gift. This 1/4 carat diamond tennis bracelet is a beautiful gift that will bring out a sparkle in your mom’s eyes.

If your mother is more traditional, there is nothing more lovely and timeless than a pearl necklace. It will add an elegant touch to any wardrobe.

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Get Ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a Cute Shamrock Hair Clip DIY

St. Patrick’s Day is just one short week away, and people will be happily engaged in all sort of Irish themed fun whether they are actually Irish or not. New York boasts of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, Chicago famously dyes the Chicago River a vibrant green, and Seattle has an entire Irish Week Festival right downtown. All across the US, there will great St. Patrick’s Day festivities to enjoy with family and friends.

Although my heritage is more Scottish than Irish, I still really enjoy the holiday. It’s fun to see people in green and some of my red headed friends joke about being constantly asked if they are Irish (but they aren’t). They do look awesome in green though. 🙂

I wanted to show my love for Ireland, but since it’s still early spring, coats are still required and cover up cute green fashion. So I thought of making a hair accessory. In true American fashion, I decided to blend different cultures to create something different and adorable: a Kanzashi Shamrock Hair Clip.

Kanzashi are Japanese hair ornaments made up of fabric folded flowers. I’ve been in awe of the beauty and variety of hair ornaments and flowers. After searching the internet and books, I found one of the more simple ways to create a petal and knew it would create an adorable shamrock.

Kanzashi Shamrock Hair Clip DIY

Isn’t it so cute?! I just loved how it turned out. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to create a bunch of petals while watching TV. Would you like to make one too?

Luckily, this week’s DIY is this adorable Shamrock Hair Clip!

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Organize with Style: Jewelry Organizer Lamp DIY

Organize with Style: Jewelry Organizer Lamp DIY | Home with Heartland

Going through my bedroom the other day cleaning and organizing, I was doing pretty well making everything spiffy until I reached the top of my dresser. The top of my dresser is not only a catchall but also is where my jewelry resides. I have a lot of cheap but cool and beautiful costume jewelry and I do love it. But it tends to end up scattered all over the top of my dresser, in the bathroom, and on various tables all over my home.

In the spirit of my New Year’s resolution, I decided to create a dual purpose jewelry organizer lamp. Yep, a lamp that is also an organizer for jewelry.  I live in a small home, so things need to either be multifunctional or hold copious amounts of stuff. I’m sure you can relate that life requires a lot of stuff, especially as a woman.

It didn’t just need to hold a lot of jewelry and provide light to my bedroom; it also needed to look good and not be expensive to make. Heading to the thrift store and the hardware store, I was able to make this jewelry organizer lamp for under $25. If you have an old lamp at home then you can make your own for even less.

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