Friday, December 27, 2013

Have you started with the Thank You Cards?...{And a Simple FB Giveaway}

Now that the Christmas Holiday Season is coming to an end, it's time to start thanking all those wonderful people for the FAB gifts you received.  I hand stamped these Thank You cards using a new stamp - Beautifully Baroque- from Stampin' Up for the peeps I need to thank!

 It's a clean and simple card~ 

 The best kind in my book!

Another Variation-

Hop on over to my Facebook page to win your own set. A winner will be chosen at 5:00 p.m.(EST) tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Gift for my Colleagues

Friday was my last day of school until the end of January- Woot Woot~
Words can't begin to describe the exhaustion my body is feeling at the moment.  
Since Thanksgiving, I've suffered from a sinus infection, the seasonal flu, and a bad, bad, bad cold.  
My body is yelling, "STOP and REST, Girl.! I'm tired! I need to heal! Chill Out a while!"
So, the only gift I'm asking for this year from Jolly Ole' St. Nick is a lot of R&R.

In the midst of all the madness that comes with preparing for the Winter Break with 47  second graders, I managed to create a little Holiday Cheer for my colleagues with a simple gift- a roll of wrapping paper with handmade ornament tags.

Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Countdown to Christmas with Thift Store Glassware

It's officially December. 
Have you started counting down?

I made a luminary Advent calendar using glassware rescued from local thrift stores. It was easy to make.  Those of you who have been following me for some time know that I love "easy peasy lemon squeezy" projects, but it has to be visually appealing - aka cute! This project is no different.

Here goes:

Gather 25 uniquely shaped pieces of glassware. Or not so unique. Whatever flats your fancy. Do a quick cycle in the dishwasher.

You'll also need number stickers and spray paint. I chose silver metallic and frosted glass.

 Carefully peel and stick the numbers on the glassware.

I took the glasses outside to my handy dandy paint shop, aka garage. I divided the glasses into two groups- metallic and frosted.  After a few thin coats (allowing the paint to dry 30 minutes between each coat), I peeled off the numbers and allowed the paint to dry for 48 hours. (It took longer for the metallic paint.)

Add tealight candles, and let the countdown begin...
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, November 25, 2013

Organizing Christmas Cards with a Recycled Book Holder

It's about that time of year.  

The most wonderful time of the year.

You know, when your mailbox begins to overfloweth with Christmas cards from near and far. 

You begin to deck the halls, walls, and everything in between with these holiday greetings from friends and family.

This year put a twist on your traditional card display with a recycled book.  You heard right, a recycled book.  It makes a great conversation piece for holiday visitors, and a unique way to display your cards.

These displays are pretty easy to make.  I personally prefer books that have a design on the inside front and back covers. This adds a little more interest to the display. You can actually detach the covers and have the pages only. Again, personal preference.

Quick Tutorial
Choose a book. 
Fold two pages (or more) at a time.  
Tuck them securely into the center.
Place on the coffee table.
Add Christmas cards.
The End.

It can also be used to display or organize invites, birthday cards, business cards, and mail.

 Or Plain Jane~

What are you waiting on?  
Get started. 

Thanks for stopping by~ (Also check out my Etsy shop!)


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Family Time at the Corn Maze

I {big, puffy heart} my family.
What I love more, is spending great, quality time with them.
We had a chance on Sunday to  put our crazy, busy lives aside, and S-L-O-W down briefly for some fun time together.
What better way than to visit one of the local corn mazes.

So grab your candy corn and enjoy the photos.

Welcome to the...

 A view of the property from the hayride.
 Ahhhh- serenity!

Hubby is trying his hand at the rubber duck race.

And the winner is...Hubby Jagger!
 (No one was really racing him because the other pump was broken. Ha!)

The football toss~

Sid takes a shot.


And then Jess gives it a whirl...

Then on to the tractor track!

And Jess is rounding the corner...

Sid at the finish line...(not really!)

 Entering the corn maze!

 Our first stop~

Strategizing over which path to take first.
We had to answer trivia questions to determine which way to go!

An old abandoned shack in the maze.
A little spooky if you ask me.
I'm glad nothing jumped out at us!
We would have created a new path in the maze~

(Christmas card quality. Don't you think so?)

Can't wait until our next family outing~

While you're here check out the new items added to my etsy store~

Thanks for stopping by~

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