Snack Console for the Gamer

Snack Console for Gamer

Father's Day is just around the corner and me and the boys thought we'd go with a unique idea that we all come up with together; a snack console for gamer Dad! The older boys thought Dad would like snacks while he plays the game and Truett said he needed something to hold his tea so that it doesn't accidentally get knocked over (because it … [Read more...]

Gifts Under $10


I've noticed that people today feel like they have to spend a lot or make their gift look big in hopes of pleasing the give-e.  Since we buy a large portion of gifts from Walmart, we pay close attention to items other than electronics and toys, like apparel.  Here are a few gift ideas for $10 or less that I found while shopping at my … [Read more...]

Gift Guide Roundup – Truett’s Toy Picks

JumpSport Trampoline ELITE

Toy buying can be quite a task can't it?  Sometimes it's hard to find the 'good toys' that your child will continue to play with, that will last longer than 3 months.  Having a 19, 16, and 6 year old, we have definitely gone through our share of toys over the years but I'm hoping that I can make your toy shopping much easier this holiday season … [Read more...]

Inspirational Gift Ideas from Red House Ranch {Giveaway}


I'm so stinkin' excited to be able to offer you guys a giveaway to one of my favorite places that has provided me with much inspiration!  Red House Ranch is responsible for one of my most favorite pieces of jewelry; my PUSH necklace.  One simple word that means so much to me; Pray Until Something Happens.  And this is just one piece of jewelry that … [Read more...]

Our Top 5 Toy Picks

power wheels ford f-150

With the holidays around the corner and layaway in full force, I thought I'd round up mine and Truett's favorite toys.  Truett is 5, turning 6 September 25th, to give you an idea of his age group. His most favorite toy is the 6 Lane Hot Wheel Raceway.   He plays with this all the time and loves to see which car will when.  He also loves the … [Read more...]

Alphabet Art Photography – A Gift I Made for My Friend


Just the other day, my good friend Vicki had her *ahem* 20 birthday.  I thought about what to get her for two weeks and then I actually remembered something.  It seems my memory fails me often these days so I was tickled to remember.  Anyways, we had been browsing a local store, Vicki's Gifts, when she saw this one item and made a statement about … [Read more...]

Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare Larger than Life Size Loops! {Giveaway}


Truett is a HUGE Hot Wheels fan. He loves cars in general so I was tickled when we were being sent several Hot Wheels products for him to review, including the Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare, Hot Wheels Wall Tracks, and the Matchbox Cliffhanger. First, let me share some Hot Wheels news.   Hot Wheels is building a life-size version of the … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gifts for Under $15 at Walmart

Armitron Watch

Father's day is right around the corner and that means finding that special gift!  I thought it would be fun to round up some gifts that are easy on the pocketbook but will bring a smile to that special Dad. These are items that I think my husband would like as well. First up is a Armitron All … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Cutting Board Into a Chalk Board

Chalk Board Cutting Board

With Mother's Day around the corner, I'm sure there's bound to some need for gift ideas.  I've got a great one for your Mom and/or that foodie lover in your life; a cutting board turned into a chalk board! You can do this with just about any surface but I thought a cutting board would be fun to make for the Mom who loves to be in the … [Read more...]

Spring DIY – How To Make a Pen Bouquet – Great Gift Idea Too!

pen bouquet

This would make a great gift idea for the office nerd like myself (ahem Mother's Day) or even a Teacher Appreciation gift!  It's so stinkin' easy to make and one of the most affordable gifts you can create.  If I were to make it for a teacher, I'd probably use red pens (or those assorted colors) and glue sticks, as well as, black pens! And if … [Read more...]

Gift Idea – Better Homes and Gardens Wax Warmer (LOVE!!)

wax warmer

I've mentioned this on facebook before but if you're looking for a wax warmer and can't afford that other brand, I highly suggest you give Better Homes and Gardens wax warmers a try!!  They are VERY affordable, in fact less than half the price of those ones, the scents are sooo budget friendly too! I had the chance to see these first hand … [Read more...]

Foodie Favorite: 40% Off Photo Cutting Boards Exp. 06/22

Cutting boards make great gifts but photo cutting boards make even better ones!  What a great foodie gift idea!  And I always say, the best way to save money at Christmas time, is to shop throughout the year so keep that in mind when you see specials like this! THE DEAL 40% off all photo cutting boards Expires June 22nd at 11:59 PST Shipping … [Read more...]

Reuse and Regift, Gift Ideas

We often celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with gifts but rarely give 'just because' presents.  I try to find out-of-the-blue moments to give gifts but this time around, I plan on using the 4th of July to celebrate more than our independence. I've been giving my house a good spring cleaning and along the way, I keep finding items that I've … [Read more...]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea (Budget Friendly)

Oh no, you waiting until the last minute to shop for Mother's Day and are in a panic. What do you do?  Well, consider stopping by your H-E-B to grab a few things to create the perfect Mother's Day gift.  I received one the other day from H-E-B and had so much fun going through all the items. It felt like Christmas again!  Here's the basket I got, … [Read more...]

Making that Gift You Bought Extra Special

So fellas, you're buying a Mother's Day gift, something really awesome like an Apple iPad, which truly is an awesome gift that she's gonna love.  But, do you know what would really say that you put some thought into it?  Customizing it! Let's say you're buying her that oh so pretty white iPad.  What's an iPad without apps though right?  What a … [Read more...]

Just a Hint or Two for Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day around the corner, not only am I trying to decide what to get my own Mom but I'm also dropping hints to my family for myself.  You'd think after 18+ years of marriage that my husband would be able to get the kiddos together and pick something out on his own but nope. He needs all the help he can get.  Don't most men? First hints … [Read more...]

Last Minute, Cool Gift Ideas


Oh my gosh, can you believe 2010 is almost over?? I cannot believe it!! It went by too fast and for me, it only means that I have one more year before my son graduates school.  I feel old. It's also your last chance to buy a gift before Christmas. Perhaps you are short on ideas??  I know that most years I am but this year, I experienced so many … [Read more...]

Top Toys, Including the Hottest BigFoot Toy in Action

bigfoot toy

Christmas is right around the corner and you're freaking out about what to get..what are the coolest toys you ask?  Well I've rounded up some of the hottest, top toys of the season to make your shopping just a big easier! BIGFOOT Up first, is one of the hottest out there, BigFoot.  He's big, he's funny, and he is athletic!  My son … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favorite Things

Epson Artisan 810

With Christmas in just a few days, I thought I'd share a few of my favorites things with you just in case you need a couple of last minute gift ideas. The Epson Artisan 810 Printer.  Isn't it lovely?  I've been through a many printers in my day but this one by far takes the cake.  The print quality (Ultra HD) is exceptional and the touch … [Read more...]

Ten Western Gift Ideas for Cowgirls, Cowboys, and Cowpokes!

Dolce Mia westen combo

A little yeehaw, yayhoo, and hoodoggies are in order for this year's western gift guide! Talk about some great submissions into this year's gift guide! It was super hard to narrow it down but I had to or else I'd be spending the whole dang year writing the posts for them!  Today, I'm bringing you ten and will continue to feature a couple more over … [Read more...]

2009 Holiday Gift Guide  Dyson DC17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner  Home & Garden

First let me say that I was overwhelmed with all the gift ideas I received this year which makes it extremely hard to narrow it down to just a few but I did get it done.  I chose items based on uniqueness, functionality, style, and practicality.  I think with the economy like it is, most people are looking for items they can use to get the most … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Photo on Tote!


I have an obsession for bags. Totes, handbags, doesn't matter 'cause I love them all! I was introduced to recently and of course, had to get a bag. You can basically put an image of your choice on the bag. They even have the option for you to create a collage out of a few photos to put on your bag. Not only is this a … [Read more...]

My Wooden Spoon's 2008 Holiday Foodie Gift Guide

I'm excited to bring you my first holiday gift guide this season here at My Wooden Spoon!  With items from unique utensils to gourmet sin for chocolate lovers, you're sure to find something for that special foodie in this guide.  Price ranges start out as cheap as $10 bucks and go up. I chose to breakdown this guide using product categories so that … [Read more...]

Walmart’s First Black Friday Sneak Peek!


Are you ready for the scoop on some Black Friday deals that will be happening this Saturday, Nov. 8th???? Well, I totally have it for ya since I'm one of the Eleven Moms and all:)  You can see the Walmart specials for this weekend now. You can go there and locate your closes store and be ready because the madness begins! Hot items like this … [Read more...]

Turning Photos into Artwork with


COUPON CODE IS: cowboy15 I was excited to be able to try Photofiddle out.  I needed a picture of my son up on the wall and decided to use the bronc ride picture that I previously wrote about and turned into black and white.  Only this time, I chose to send in the original color version and asked for the oil painting version. Photofiddle takes … [Read more...]

Product Submission for Holiday Gift Guide


Do you have a great product or provide a service that is somehow food, cooking, or kitchen organization related???  If so, you can submit it for consideration to be included in My Wooden Spoon's 2008 Holiday Gift Guide. The Holiday Gift Guide will be launching right before Thanksgiving to help families gear up for the upcoming gift giving season … [Read more...]


First, I want to say thank you to those of you who commented on my last post.  I appreciate the all are very kind:) Second, I want to give a special thanks to my sister-in-law for watching Truett on such short notice.  And thank you to her husband & daughter for all their help as well.   And thank you for taking me shopping!! … [Read more...]