Friday, December 24, 2010


We have a few Holiday traditions that I love!

We always make snow flakes…..



We always make glass candy HERE is my recipe!



I try to have my son make some Christmas cards. He used his thumb print to make these.


And of course we make gingerbread houses (although we actually use graham crackers lol)




I hope your Holidays are happy and filled with the best of memories!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


We have been living in a winter wonder land for a while now but this morning I must say that the frost was stunning.




This frost was actually on the antennae of  my car Smile

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tile Magnets

I was so excited about the gifts that I made for some of my friends this year.


I used these cute tiles that I found at Home Depot and cut out some fun vinyl shapes with my Cricut and  then I attached a round strong magnet to the back. How easy is that!!


Then I found this fantastic pattern for a pyramid box that I thought could resemble a Christmas tree. I love how they turned out !



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Our Advent Calendar

This year we were given a fantastic early Christmas gift from my mother in law, it was this gorgeous advent calendar.

IMG_0116In the years past we have used the classed cardboard advent calendar but now we get to start a new tradition and it has added so much to our home this year.

My mother in law got the board from The Craft Warehouse and added some of the lettering with vinyl then made the Holiday magnets with paper and hot glue :)

I love it and smile at it every time I walk by it!! 

Monday, December 06, 2010

A cute gift and Christmas cards 2010

I was so excited to deliver these holiday gifts for my latest work project. I had a local bakery/cafe make their decadent specialty cookies and packaged them by the dozen in these cute little jars….



I am also ready to share with you how my Christmas cards turned out this year :)

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Friday, November 19, 2010

A few new cards

First of all I just want to say thank you for all of the kind comments and concern on my last post. All three men that were involved in that tragedy are recovering and making progress everyday.

I made a couple new cards and just thought I would share them with you……….



Sunday, November 07, 2010

Heart Attack (with love)

Three very brave and wonderful men were in a sad accident and two of them I happen to know. One especially is a close family friend. So many people wanted to do something nice for each of them on their return home without causing mass chaos and traffic to them. A friend and I decided that we would collect messages via text and email and transfer them to hearts and then go give their homes a heart attack. This has been such a great outlet for me with all of my nervous energy and anxiety for them. And it gave me something to do to occupy my time. This is what we have done so far….

IMG00002-20101106-1053I struggled with the decision to post this or not because I didn’t want it to seem like I was seeking a giant pat on the back. In the end I have decided to put this out there in hopes that if you know someone that has been through a lot and could use some extra love this is such a great way to do it. With the technology today it’s easier than ever to organize something like this.

I hope you and all your loved ones are safe, healthy, and know of your love.  

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins

For my deliveries this month I had a local bakery make the most delicious pumpkin muffins and then I decorated the boxes for Halloween. Everyone was excited to get them :)

edtI love my job!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cheese and cracker trays

For my deliveries in September I made this fun cheese and cracker trays……..



I also did a little sewing in September too…..

kids apron


and adult apron!


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

New Music Obsession

Oh my gosh have you heard about DJ Earworm and his amazing music mashups? My husband played one for me the other night and I went straight to his WEBSITE to download some of his amazing work.

Here is a taste what do you think?

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Vinyl Obsession

I finally learned how to cut vinyl with my Cricut and I am so addicted!! It started because my husband wanted some information put on some of his work equipment in vinyl so we bought the supplies and I tested my skills on this little sign for our house….


We have extremely pushy sales people in our area and I just can’t handle it any more. I hope this will help.

I had so much fun cutting that sign that I cut a little design to put on the back of my cell phone

DSCI0122 I know my husband is so going to tease me but hey it made me smile.

Now I want to cut a saying for a wall in my house does anyone have any suggestions?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I am a sucker for no bake cheesecake

This is one of those amazingly simple delicious recipes that I could eat EVERYDAY lol.


This is all it takes!




Fresh fruit is better but when we are in a pinch we use the canned stuff too :)

No Bake Cheesecake

1 (8oz) cream cheese

1/3 cup sugar

1 (8oz) cool whip

**Blend the cream cheese and sugar together then gently stir in the cool whip. Spoon the mixture into the crust then chill for three hours or overnight to set up.


Do you have a favorite easy recipe?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Gourmet Trail Mix

Hi everyone! Well I am sure we all have the same story…….my blogging totally got away from me this summer. But I am ready to re-commit to you and my blog and share some of the fun things I have been up to.

I am so excited to share this project with you. It was simple and inexpensive but I think it turned out to be a great gift. I know I say this often but I always feel like I need to explain why I make things like this so frequently. I work in marketing and deliver these gifts to local dentists on a monthly basis.


I am sure it is super obvious but just in case you can’t tell the bottom layer is almonds, the middle layer is dried fruit, and the top is chocolate covered raisins.

Who would you give a gift  like this to?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Car City

My friend Erin asked me to take a picture of this fun play mat and I thought what the heck maybe my bloggy fiends would like to see it as well. It was one of my husbands very favorite things to play with as a kid and is now one of my sons very favorite things in the world :)


This is on a giant piece of canvas and is covered in great shops, stores, and houses made of felt. And what do you need with a big car city…..


yep a giant bucket of cars.

Friday, August 13, 2010

More of my favorite tips

Okay I know I recently did a similar post but sometimes you just have tips you have to share!!

My mother in law recently taught me that if you have something really baked on a pan (especially a crock pot) you can let it soak overnight with a dryer sheet in the water. And guess what it comes off like magic!!

I also heard a long time ago that if you have a stubborn zipper all you have to do is rub pencil over the zipper and it will fix it right up. Well I finally had a chance to test out this theory on a new pair of jeans and yep you guess it the trick worked like a charm.


Do you have any favorite tips you want to share?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Butterfly Blooms

My amazing sister made me these for me for my birthday:

IMG_8875Aren’t they so so cute?! She is calling them Butterfly Blooms.



Thank you sis I really do love them. 

She is planning to open an etsy shop to sell her creations  so I will keep you posted on her progress :)

Monday, August 02, 2010

I’ve been sewing

We went to a family reunion a few weeks ago and had such a fun time. Part of the deal was that you were asked to bring something you made and they have a family auction to help cover some of the reunion costs (like the camping fee). I love this idea and it motivated me to get my sewing machine out and make this………

IMG_8715 I used my favorite patter from The secret stitch club!!

I also had a chance to put together the birthday present my grandma got for me. She found this adorable kit for an apron from what she promises is the cutest fabric shop/boutique ever.

IMG_8684The kit came with everything you see here, isn’t it fun? And it turned out like this………

IMG_8714I don’t know if the seller of these cute kits has an etsy site but she does have a blog with a tutorial at The lazy Daisy cottage.

P.S. my five year old took the pictures and I thought he did pretty good considering the subject lol.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Musical Journey Challenge


My bloggy friend Jenn over at Quirky Pickings is hosting a song challenge and I am in love with it. For her this will be a daily challenge that she will post about for thirty days. I really wanted to play along but I also know that I have a hard time with a daily posts (call me flaky lol), so the way I am going to play is to post all of my answers in one big post. But you really should go check out Jenn’s blog and join in the fun!!

I love music and have it on in my house all day. Many of these answers would change daily or depending on my mood it could change several times a day ha ha. So these are my answers for now :)

day one-

favorite song   Carrie Underwood – Last Name

day two –

least favorite song  Train – If it’s love (I don’t know why it rubs me wrong lol)

day three –

a song that makes you happy Michael Buble – Haven’t met you yet

day four –

a song that makes you sad Kenny Chesney - Don’t Blink (it makes me remember how fast time is going by and how big my son is getting)

day five –

a song that reminds you of someone Emerson Drive  - Moments (my husband played this for me the first time I heard it and I will never forget the look it put in his eyes)

day six –

a song that reminds of you of somewhere LMFAO – I’m in Miami (I will never hear this song without thinking of Vegas with you Brandi)

day seven –

a song that reminds you of a certain event Elvis – Love me tender (I can hear my Grandpa’s voice singing this to my Grandma at their 50th anniversary party)

day eight –

a song to which you know all the words Eminem – loose yourself (ok to be honest remembering songs is almost as easy as breathing to me but I thought this one would make you laugh because it’s true)

day nine –

a song to which you can dance J-lo – Lets get loud (I know I know so silly but I can’t help it this one makes me move)

day ten –

a song that makes you fall asleep Imogen Heap – Hide and seek (I really mean this in a good way this is a song that calms me down and lulls me)

day eleven –

a song from your favorite band Black Eyed Peas – I got a feeling

day twelve –

a song from a band you hate Johnny Horton – Battle of New Orleans (I can honestly say that I love all kinds of music but twangy country is probably my least favorite, sorry love)

day thirteen –

a song that is a guilty pleasure Britney Spears – Toxic (don’t roll your eyes you love it to right?)

day fourteen –

a song that no one would expect you to love It may surprise some people to know that I love everything from Phantom of the Opera, Carrie Underwood, Eminem, Frank Sinatra, and Dixie Chicks to Trapt.

day fifteen –

a song that describes you Colbie Caillat - Lucky

day sixteen –

a song that you used to love but now hate Fergie – Glamorous (I mean I wouldn’t say hate but how did I use to really like this one so much?)

day seventeen –

a song that you hear often on the radio Owl City - Firefly

day eighteen –

a song that you wish you heard on the radio Anything by Michael Buble

day nineteen –

a song from your favorite album Carrie Underwood –Wasted – from the Some Hearts album

day twenty –

a song that you listen to when you’re angry Evanescence – Bring me to life

day twenty-one –

a song that you listen to when you’re happy Corinne Bailey Rae – Put your records on

day twenty-two –

a song that you listen to when you’re sad Anna Nalick – Breathe (It calms me down)

day twenty-three –

a song that you want to play at your wedding (Well since we pulled a fast one and eloped we didn’t have “a song” for our wedding but this would have been a good one) Nat King Cole - Unforgettable

day twenty-four –

a song that you want to play at your funeral Alabama – Angels among us (I love the version with lots of kids singing along)

day twenty-five –

a song that makes you laugh BKaty Perry – California Gurls

day twenty-six –

a song that you can play on an instrument Tim McGraw – Don’t take the girl (I used to be able to play most of this on the piano)

day twenty-seven –

a song that you wish you could play (anything really ha ha but I love the piano intro to…) Lady Antebellum – I need you now

day twenty-eight –

a song that makes you feel guilty Che’nelle –I fell in love with a DJ (I know I am a dork, I don’t know if this makes me feel guilty but it’s just a dumb song that cracks me up)

day twenty-nine –

a song from your childhood (I don’t know if it would be considered my childhood but these two songs make me think of times back in the day :) House of Pain – Jump around and Ugly Kid Joe – Everything about you

day thirty –

favorite song at this time last year Taylor Swift – Love story

I hope you had fun going on my musical journey, do you feel like you know me better?  Let me know if you play along I want to see your list or you can post daily with Jenn!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Box of Bagels

This was almost as fun to deliver as the flowers. Everyone loved them!! I was able to get a great price on these packs from a local bagel shop and they provided everything that you see inside.

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The square tag was placed on the box by the bagel shop with their information and the rest was my attempt to dress up the box :) The round tag I made said the name of the doctor that I work for.

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Wouldn’t it be fun to bring these to a friend that had a house full of summer company? (I was thinking of you Janna lol)