Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Little Dollar Spot Goodness

I know we all love Target and especially the dollar spot goodness you can find. I've gotten many great things in those bins, including these little silver and red ornaments.

Well remember my free apothecary jar I picked up a free weeks ago, well I thought these ornaments would be the perfect addition.

Since I was going to need a few more ornaments than I had purchased, I decided to use a filler, a toilet paper roll. I put that in first and then layered the ornaments around it like so.

Isn't it so pretty all filled up?

Then I put it up on my kitchen cupboards along with some other Christmas decor.

Do you want to see what else I did today?

Since we were getting some pretty big icicles on our house, I thought I would try to knock them down. After a few throws of the basketball they came crashing down, but my ball got stuck on the roof. Bummer - guess it will have to wait until the hubby comes home. Looks like I'll have to try the other side tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Well it's almost time to bring out the Christmas decor. I had a few more projects in mind that I could make to help spruce up our house for the holidays.

I came across this beautifully shaped plate at Tai Pan - I just had to have one and thought it would be perfect to add some red vinyl. I thought about getting another to save for spring. I love the fresh clean look of white. It's even a little wavy around the edges. Plus for $2.97 you can't go wrong. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the middle part of the plate is about 4 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in.

I ordered some vinyl from Jill at and added that to my plate. That red really pops against the white - I love it. Thanks Jill. Now only a couple more days until the Christmas decor comes out. Another project done. Yeah!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Home Plate

I found this plate at Tai Pan a couple months ago and just loved the pattern on it. I wanted to add a little vinyl to the center of it, so I did.

I ordered my saying from Jill over at and added it to my plate. In about two minutes I had a finished project - simple, fast and looks beautiful.

I did a project with this same saying here. We are gearing up for the blizzard that will hit later this evening. And I am planning on staying HOME!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

HOME Blocks

Well after waking up to all this snow yesterday morning, I was so thankful to be warm and cozy in my HOME. Take a look for yourself.

Here is the snowman my hubby built and my oldest son who was having a blast outside playing in the wonderful, white, heavy, wet snow.

Here is my youngest who got this far and stopped because he couldn't walk anymore. We had to pull him out and shovel a path. He was loving all that snow too just as long as he had a place to walk. As you can see it's up to his knees.

I decided to make some HOME blocks this weekend. I started out with my a 2x4 cut into 3 inch pieces.

Paint them black.

Pick out some paper from Hobby Lobby.

Add some Mod Podge and your paper, then sand the edges.

Add your vinyl.

Then add a layer of Mod Podge over the whole thing.

While Mod Podging your HOME blocks, go ahead and make a few more temple blocks as well.

Here is how they turned out. HOME - what a blessing.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Apothecary Jar

I scored this apothecary jar last week for free from my work. I found a container of small pumpkins at Robert's for 60% off and decided they would look perfect in my new jar. It's so pretty, huh?

Then I put it up on my kitchen cupboards. I just love it!!

I think I'll fill it with some fun Christmas ornaments next month. So have you gotten anything for free lately? This is a rarity for me, but I'm all smiles about it!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Give Thanks

I have Bonko at my house this month (well it's tonight) so I was trying to come up with a fun gift the gals could take home with them. So this is what I came up with.

Get a 2x4x8 at Home Depot and have it cut into 6 inch pieces.

Paint them all Fawn by Americana.

Sand the edges a bit.

Add some vinyl that says "Thanks".

Add the inlay vinyl that says "Give".

Then add a little raffia around the block and there ya go.

Now I'm all set for Bonko.

I'll share the "Blessing Mix" with you on my next post.

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blessing Mix

I came across this Blessing Mix last year and I really liked it. So I saved the pdf version of it, but can't recall the exact location of where I got the download, but you can get a similar one here.

You start out with these ingredients.

Dump them in a bowl and mix.

Put a few scoops into some clear treat bags.

Then add your printed label that you mounted on some card stock with a little ribbon.

Now your Blessing Mix is ready to give out or use as part of your table setting for Thanksgiving dinner.

Or in my case, give to your bonko group along with a Give Thanks wood block.


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Monday, November 15, 2010

A Tisket, A Tasket, I Got a New Basket

Okay folks, if you haven't been to Michael's recently - now is the time to go. All their fall stuff is 80% off, what they have left that is and it's going fast. Last week while I was there getting some scrapbook paper, I went down their fall decor isle and they had a ton of different baskets to choose from for 80% off. I went there again just a couple days later and they had about half the selection.

So anyway I found a cute rectangular basket for a mere $2.47 plus tax.

I was trying to find something to put on top of my fridge. Most people have a drawer in their kitchen that they keep odds and ends in like a measuring tape, glue sticks, tape, batteries, scissors, replacement Christmas lights, screwdrivers, etc. So since my kitchen is rather small and the cupboard and drawer space is limited, I use a basket to store all this miscellaneous stuff in.

See what I mean.

So I loaded all this junk in my new basket and put it on my fridge for easy access for the tall people in the house. We don't want little kiddos getting into this stuff either. So it works out perfect. I'm so happy with my new basket. (Sorry for the bad lighting/photo.)

What do you do with your "stuff" in the kitchen, put it in a basket, a drawer, a cupboard?