DIY Cold and Flu Care Package

DIY Cold and Flu Care Package



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Who isn’t sick right now?

Good heavens, there is something going around and it’s brutal. It’s taking us all down one-by-one.

I have a friend who was fine one day and then didn’t move from her bed for three days. It’s coughing, fever, stuffy nose, cloudy head, the whole shebang.

This situation called for a care package.

I went to good ol’ Target and loaded up on all the things that are essential when you are sick:

  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Coconut water
  • Tea
  • Cozy mug
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues

Of course, you can go all out and add in a blanket, cough drops, ibuprofen, chapstick, a good book, a movie, fuzzy socks, magazines or anything else you love to have nearby when you’re feeling under the weather. No matter what you choose, it’s the sentiment that matters.

Stay well, friends!

tawsha connell


Tips on supplies:

The little bin, the filler, Airborne and the hand sanitizer was found in the deal bins right when you walk inside Target. The travel section is perfect for additional items like tissues. I made a stop at Michael’s and happened upon the chalkboard stakes in the dollar bins. God bless dollar bins. It worked like a charm.


DIY Push Up “Glue” Pops

DIY Push Up “Glue” Pops


My son just started kindergarten which means he had to say “goodbye” to his Pre-K classes and incredible teachers.

I found this how-to on School “Glue” stick push up pops. It was cute but I wanted to make some changes. That’s my answer to everything, by the way. I never take anything at face value. My project is what you see in the pictures.



  • Push up pops (Michaels)
  • Candy (white)
  • Ribbon (orange in two different sizes)
  • Cardstock
  • Glue dots
  • A Lifetime movie playing in the background
  • Your favorite drink
  • Time to yourself


This is the easiest freaking project on the face of this planet. Here’s how:

  1. Click HERE for the “glue” tag printables. Print on cardstock and cut out.
  2. Stuff the Push up Pops with white candy (just like glue – get it?)
  3. Wrap the thick ribbon around the top and adhere with glue dots. Do the same at the bottom with the thinner ribbon
  4. Stick the rectangle label on the front.
  5. Call it good.
  6. Appear amazing and pretend like this was really hard. When people compliment you, don’t blow it off like it was nothing. Be enthusiastic as if this took the better part of a week.

tawsha connell

DIY State of Mind

DIY State of Mind

When I met my husband we lived in Spokane, Washington. Just a few months later, I got a job in Seattle, Washington and that’s where we officially started our lives together. After living in the ol’ Emerald City, we moved to Denver for a year and a half and now we’re living in Nashville. Our journey has been pretty exciting and we’ve made some awesome friends and memories along the way. I wanted to find a simple DIY project that would reflect where we’ve been.

I tend to screw up every DIY I attempt. This week I only screwed up my final photo.

Get your supplies:


List of supplies:

  • Canvases
  • Large paintbrush
  • Small paintbrush
  • Paint (one for background color, one for heart)
  • Scissors
  • State outlines (to be used as a stencil)
  • Pencil
  • Wax or Parchment paper (to be placed under canvas while painting)


Trace your states with a pencil in the middle of the canvas. You don’t have to be that particular. It’s art, right?


After paint coat #1. My brush kept leaving bristles on my painting. Add tweezers to your list of supplies. I picked every single one off the canvas. Effing things.


This is the final result. Washington, Colorado and Tennessee. Perhaps we’ll stay put for a bit.

tawsha connell