"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Quick & EaSy...Last Minute Gift idea!

A FuN earring holder !

I've seen a ton of these floating around on the Web...and I've thought that they are sooo Stinkin' CuTe {and} functional.
To make this one...I found an old frame...{that my friend didn't want anymore :)} spray painted it...and rubbed stain {with a cloth}...over it. Then...bought fabric window screen @ Home Depot...and cut it to fit inside of frame...and used my trustee staple secure around the edge. Then...I found a scrap piece of ribbon and stapled to the top..and hot glued a flower on the bottom! Very Simple, CuTe and Inexpensive!
HaVe FuN!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Super C*U*T*E Snowman Donuts!

How FuN are these??!! I was sooo excited when I came across this idea @ A Little Tipsy...where she came across it @ Creative Gift & Party Ideas !
When I showed these to my daughter...she loved them...and wanted to take them for her school Christmas party. And...I was thinking... these would also be perfect for neighbor goody plates!
All I used powder sugar donuts...and frosting. could use...a carrot for the nose...and mini choc. chips. Either way... they would be AdoRaBle!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bloggin' @ Fireflies and Jellybeans!

I am SuPer Excited to be Bloggin' over at Fireflies and Jellybeans today!
Come check it out!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Personalized towel gift idea!

Here is a pic of another personalized towel that I made. This one is similar to the ones I made here...but instead of using fabric glue under the letters...I used strips of Stitch Witchery that I bought @ Walmart... ironed them on...and zig-zagged the edges. Then I added strips of ribbon on both ends of towel...and stitched those edges. I bought this towel @ Target for {i think} $4.99...and I already had ribbon and I think total cost of this gift was about $6!
SuPer EaSy...and SuPer CuTe!!

Bloggin' @ FabuLESSly Frugal!!

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I am bloggin' over @ FabuLessly Frugal TODAY!!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

{Believe} eBook WINNERS.....

And the WINNERS are...

Misty said...
I'm a follower!


Lisa said...
I follow, YEA!

Congratulations to the both of you!!! You will be contacted shortly to receive your free eBook download!!

And... a special thanks to:

for hosting this FuN GIVEAWAY!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

FaBuLous DIY gift ideas and eBook Giveaway!!

With the holidays just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to showcase some quick and easy gift ideas you can give to friends, neighbors, co-workers, and oh yes…even your family!

You can enter to win eBooks from and learn some fun new techniques, tips, and ideas not only for the people on your list, but also creative ways to decorate your home!

You Can Make This has created a free download for some fun gift tags. Each of them coordinate with ideas found as part of the DIY Gift Giving Series videos that can be found at , as well as designs and patterns found at and

You can also enter to win hundreds of dollars in gift certificates just for watching the videos that are part of the DIY Gift Giving Series and answering a question on the You Can Make This blog!

So... go check out these FaBuLouS gift ideas @ You Can Make This .com... and enter to win this AdoRaBle Believe pillow pattern eBook below!!

I will draw (2) WINNERS!!!

To ENTER: You may enter a total of (3) times...on (3) separate comments. Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you if you win!! :)

1) Visit... You Can Make tell me your favorite gift idea!

2) Become a follower on my blog...if you already follow(your awesome)...put Following!!

3) Blog about it and leave me a link!

This GIVEAWAY will CLOSE Wednesday, Dec. 16th @ 9 p.m.! Good Luck!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Popsicle Stick Sled Ornament!

Start off with 7 Popsicle sticks...
Cut all but 2 to the same dimensions above. {I use tree pruning shears to cut mine.}

Cut scrapbook paper out with exact-o knife. {I have made some without paper...and they turned out CuTe too.}...

Mod Podge the paper to the sticks...

Turn the sticks face down and glue the 2 sticks that go across...

then glue your bottom sticks on...

then when dry...flip your sled over and glue on your header stick...

then...when dry...flip sled back over...and glue some jute for the handle!

And there you have it!!!
These are really fun to make. They would be a blast to make with your kiddos!! One year I made these and used them instead of tags for all of my Christmas presents. {when I had a little more time :) } I just wrote on the sled with a perm. marker! Also... I have learned that you could use hot glue if you want...but when I went to get my ornaments out the following year...they didn't stay glued. Sooo...I use clear Tacky Glue instead.
HaVe FuN!!

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