Mariah Leeson

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Mariah Leeson loves helping make ordinary holidays, projects, recipes and parties extraordinary.

About Mariah Leeson

Mariah Leeson focuses on making the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY, one creative idea at a time. Find holiday crafts, DIY projects, recipes and party tips. Most of her ideas can be recreated in less than an hour, and on a budget, so you have more time to create memorable occasions filled with Giggles Galore. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties, traveling and most of all spending time making memories with family.

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Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Gifts – Flower Pot

One of the daily themes during our teacher appreciation week is flowers.  My “Thanks for Helping Me Grow” flower pot I made a few years…

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Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand Kit

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10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

Lemonade stands are a quintessential summer experience and a great way to embrace the heat, but they can also teach your kids valuable skills.  I recently appeared…

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Birthday

Dr. Seuss

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Dr. Seuss Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday Party

Our twins celebrated their first birthday in style…Dr. Seuss style that is. We threw a Thing 1 & Thing 2 birthday bash for our sweeties…

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Penguin

Polar Bear

Winter

Penguins & Polar Bears Winter ONEderland {Birthday Party}

I am so excited to share this Winter ONEderland party I planned for my ADORABLE nephew’s 1st birthday. Pin It My sister asked me back…

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Halloween

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Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  Growing up my mom always made a big deal about Halloween and I can remember…

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DIY Monogrammed Koozies

It happened again.  You know that moment when you go to Target to dash in and pick up milk and laundry soap, only to come…

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Party

summer

Luau Birthday Party

Aloha!  This tropical Luau Birthday Party is full of fabulous ideas for celebrating summer birthdays. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate their birthday in paradise?  For…

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Water

DIY Motivational Water Bottle

Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.  I’m making it a habit to drink more water on a daily basis,…

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DIY Acrylic Pour Ceramic Coasters

It’s that time again for another project featuring DecoArt products and I am so excited to share this fun project with you.  This month DecoArt…

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Invitation

DIY Graduation Cap Balloon Gift

This post is part of a campaign with Shutterfly and LooksiSquare.  All opinions are entirely my own. Graduation season is almost here and whether you…

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Father's Day

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“Dad You Rock” Father’s Day Gift

Disclosure:  I am a member of the core blogger program with DecoArt.  I receive compensation and product for my partnership with this brand.  All ideas…

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DIY Melting Ice Cream Cone Headband

National Ice Cream Day is on July 17th and I’m planning a fun family party to celebrate.  While that may seem like a ways off,…

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Sock Monkey

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Sock Monkey Baby Shower

When we found out we were having boy/girl twins I decided to decorate their nursery with sock monkey’s and vintage toys.  I used rich chocolate…

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July 4th

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Ice Cream Cone Fruit Cups

This summer forget the sugary sweets; here is a fun and fresh idea for serving fruit at your next event.  These Ice Cream Cone Fruit Cups…

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Back to School Morning Routine Checklist

I’m not a morning person.  My kids are not morning people.  Mornings are usually rough for us, especially during the school year because nobody is…

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Party

Peacock

Princess Party

Peacock Princess Party

Little girls love princess parties, and mine certainly are no exception to the rule, however an ordinary princess party simply wouldn’t do for my daughter…she…

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Birthday Money Jar Gift Idea

Have you ever been at a loss for what to get that special someone for their birthday?  If you’ve ever been faced with this dilemma…

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Project Mc2 and The Ultimate Lab Kit

My daughter loves school and loves creating everything from beautiful and creative art pieces to creating science experiments.  Last year for her birthday we bought…

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Michaels Makers

Kids Crafts: Tie Dye T-shirts

This month’s Michaels Maker Challenge encouraged us to go back to class and try something new!  Did you know that Michaels offers a huge variety…

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Father's Day

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Toddler Activity

Our Dad Rocks Picture Frame – Father’s Day Gifts

Are you looking for a fun gift that you and the kids can make for dad?  This Our Dad Rocks Picture Frame Father’s Day Gift…

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Carnival

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No Bake Candy Birthday Cake

Do you have a celebration coming up that you need a cake for?  This is the easiest 4 tier birthday cake you will ever make,…

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4th of July

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July 4th

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Watermelon

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

The other day we packed a picnic and headed outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately.  The perfect picnic has simple, delicious…

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Smart Cookie Teacher Appreciation Gift

Today I have a really cute and easy teacher appreciation gift to share with you, and it includes FREE printables.  Treat your teachers and show…

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Art

Crafts

Kids

summer

20 Summer Crafts for Boys

The best kind of crafts for boy to make are the kind that they can play with after they are done making it! These 20…

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DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art

My son’s room is getting a makeover and it’s no surprise that he has requested everything in his room be covered in Star Wars, to…

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Halloween

DIY Octopus Costume

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hub Network through their partnership with Circle of Moms. While I was compensated to write a post about Hub…

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Dinner Party

Entertaining

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Halloween

Party

Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  Growing up my mom always made a big deal about Halloween and I can remember…

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Free

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Printables

School

Back to School Interview Printable {Free Download}

Summer is slowly winding down and before you know it we will be headed back to school.  This year document all of the anticipation and…

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Birthday

Carnival

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Printables

Twins

Twins Carnival Birthday Party

Come One, Come All it’s time for our twins Carnival Birthday Party! This was one super fun birthday party and the perfect theme for my…

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Back to School

Crafts

DIY

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School

Teacher Appreciation

Thanks for Helping Me Grow {Teacher Gifts}

  I am constantly amazed at how wonderful teachers are, at least the ones I know.  Aubrey’s teacher are so patient and kind and I’ve…

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Father's Day

Free

Printables

Recipe

Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce – Father’s Day Awesomesauce

I’ve teamed up with my crafty friends to bring you 12 amazing Father’s Day ideas to help you spoil those special men in your life.…

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Your Friendship Warms My Heart Gift Tags

I am super excited to be hanging out over at The Crafting Chicks website sharing a very sweet and simple friendship gift that will be…

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Party

Pineapple Flamingo Banner

The summer is heating up and things are getting tropical around here as I prep for a flamingo themed birthday celebration!  Yesterday I shared my…

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Winter

Winter Woodland Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…and since I live in Texas the chances of that happening are fairly slim.  So, this year I decided I…

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How to Keep White Towels White and Fresh-Smelling

  There is nothing like wrapping yourself in a fresh-smelling, fluffy white towel.  That’s probably one of my favorite things about traveling and staying in…

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Crafts

Cricut

DIY

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DIY Leather Luggage Tags with Cricut Knife Blade

It’s here!  The Cricut Knife Blade is finally here.  I know many of you, like me, have been eagerly been awaiting the arrival of the…

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Crafts

Monster

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Boxes

There is something so sweet and charming about children collecting sweet Valentine’s.  And of course not any old box will do for storing these precious…

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Fiesta

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Friends

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Fiesta Dinner Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias Cinco de Mayo may have come…

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Fall

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Recipe

Fall Party: Candy Apple Bar

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias As you may know by now…

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Holiday

DIY Paper Bag Luminaries

The days are getting shorter and colder, this winter light up your porch and welcome guest with beautiful DIY Paper Bag Luminaries. The golden glow…

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Free

Printables

School

Teacher Appreciation

Sonic End of Year Teacher Gifts

Whew, we’ve made it…it’s the last week of school!  The end of the year always seems like a big blur between school programs, teacher appreciation,…

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Birthday

Centerpiece

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Watermelon

Slice Into Summer- 20 Watermelon Party Ideas

If you’re all about summer’s favorite fruit- watermelon, then it makes sense to have a Watermelon Party!  I truly believe the best part about a…

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Recipe

Watermelon Slime Recipe

It’s a favorite during the summer, it’s red, juicy and oh so sweet…that’s right watermelon is the perfect way to enjoy a hot summer day.…

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Christmas

Crafts

Cricut

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Gifts

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DIY Christmas Wine Bottle Gift Tags

I’m back with another fun project for the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge.  This month we were challenged to come up with Christmas gifts, and…

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4th of July

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July 4th

Printables

10 Patriotic Signs for 4th of July

This year I decided to decorate our fireplace mantel for the 4th of July and I am in love with all the red, white and…

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Anniversary

Crafts

Love

Tin for Ten – A 10th Anniversary Gift

Today, I am celebrating my 10th anniversary with the love of my life.  I am so lucky to have married my best friend, who is…

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School

Meet the Teacher Gift Idea

My sister is a kindergarten teacher so I know first hand how much work and effort go into getting the classroom ready for the start…

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Entertaining

summer

20 Summer Crafts for Girls

Summer days are here, and that means the kids are home! Be ready to fend off those ‘I’m bored’ moments by having some fun crafts…

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Crafts

DIY

Free

Gift

Gifts

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School

Teacher Appreciation

Lottery Ticket Cake Teacher Appreciation Gift

If you have been following Giggles Galore for a while it should come as no surprise that I love creating fun, clever, and tasty Teacher…

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Teacher Appreciation

Free Teacher Thank You Letter Gift Idea

Hello, Katie from Celebration Lane here, and I wanted to share another free printable with you! The end of the school year is coming, so I created…

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