Saturday, December 31, 2011

HaPpY NeW YeAr!!

2012 is literally less than 6 hours away here... I'm happy to share with you an idea to possibly throw together for your family to start a new tradition. A New Years Time Capsule!! :) How cool is that?? Click here to see what I'm talking about. :)

When I was buying the supplies (cookie tin, scrapbook paper & party favor pads of paper) for my time capsule at Hobby Lobby the cashier told me about an idea on Pinterest that she saw and it was a memory jar. I don't have a link for that one, but for our memory jar, I just used stuff leftover from my time capsule and a jar from the recycle bin.

Hope you all have a wonderful new year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ideas are swirling in my head...

I have not one, not two, but three different projects swirling about in my head right now. It is 11 o'clock at night, yet I am busy trying to find a way to get my ideas able to become a reality. I am searching for items that are apparently difficult to obtain. :/ Ugh. Trying to come up with a solution that is feasible so my projects can be easily replicated if so desired. ;)

So... until I find my supplies and have them in my hot little hands, I will bid you adieu.

P.S. I should have one of the supplies in the next day or so, the other should take about a week. Then I will have to come up with the pics for the tutorials. ;)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Homemade Gifts for Moms, Sisters, Girlfriends, Neighbors, etc. :)

Lately I have been pretty obsessed with sugar scrubs. Seriously. I think that I have a new addiction to the sweet goodness that leaves my skin feeling as soft- if not softer than my 5 year old. How cool is that? :)

Anyhoo... if you don't know what a sugar scrub is, then let me fill ya in real quick. A sugar scrub is a natural exfoliator that you can use on your hands, feet, body - wouldn't recommend your face though, might be too rough/coarse for sensitive areas- to get that extra dry skin off so you can moisturize it into being smooth and silky. The bonus is that these scrubs are very inexpensive and can be whipped up with stuff you have in your kitchen cabinets right now. The basics are sugar and oil. That's it. Easy peasy. Now of course, smelling like oil isn't probably high on your "oh my goodness, I have to make that sugar scrub now!" list but hey- I said it was the basics. ;) That's why you have to add the other ingredients to make it smell super yummy!

If you head over to Brown Eyed Baker's site you can find a delicious recipe for a Brown Sugar and Spice scrub. If you would like something a little more citrus in flavor head on over to Under the Table and Dreaming for her lovely Lemon Scrub- a personal fave of mine.

In case those don't hit the spot for ya, you can go to C & H's website and get three different recipes for sugar scrubs a vanilla, spiced, and another brown sugar one too.

Now... if you haven't found a particular recipe mentioned above to inspire you to go raid your cabinets for some delightful gifts you can seriously whip up in less than 5 minutes, you can always order Erin's e-book A Year of Sugar Scrubs 24 Original Recipes for only $3.99!! I just won a copy of this from Tatertots & Jello, and let me tell ya- it is awesome!! I love how she has different flavors for different times of the year. The Caramel Frappe one, the Pina Colada one... I'm just trying to decide who to give them to! :)

So... if you are running out of time for Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers for the ladies in your life, whip up one of these little jars of pampering goodness. I promise- you won't be sorry. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Super Cool Earrings!

These are seriously super incredibly easy to make!

Here's the link from a lady I found through a Pinterest browsing adventure. :) Have I mentioned how much I love that site?? ;)

Here's my spin on them. I decided to make a pair of festive trees. :) Evie's blog has a great tutorial for a more mod looking earring. So hop on over there and make yourself a pair too! :) I whipped these up in about an hour. I used 2 paperclips, some embroidery yarn, beads and a pair of earring wires- all stuff I had on hand. :)

Have a wonderful Christmas! :)