Homemade Gifts in a Jar Ideas
For some reason, I had been feeling really inspired to make some homemade gifts in a jar for friends this year. I didn't really know what to put in the jar...just think anything in a jar makes a cute present.
I really think a "Me Day" is in order! I'm starting to get a little bit of that Christmas panic feeling. I have so much to do, so many Christmas presents to buy, I haven't finished decorating, I haven't made one cookie yet, and every day is getting closer and closer to Christmas! I'm running out of time!! AHHHHH!!!!!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
So what about this style for a compromise...
Monday, April 25, 2011
I'm usually a little afraid to try "healthy" pre-made protein drinks or other health drinks. But Mom bought me one of these to try so I figured I'd give it a shot. I mean, with all the healthy stuff that is packed into the 11oz. container, I figured I could at least force it down to get some nutrients into my body. I took one sip and couldn't believe how good it was! I keep a few of these in our fridge for mornings when we are running late and don't have time to make breakfast or when I know it's going to be awhile before my next meal. I know they are a little pricey, but the convenience of just being able to grab it on the run, and all the healthy stuff packed in to it is worth it for me every once and awhile. You can find them at stores like Whole Foods.
Visit: http://www.drinkorgain.com to learn more about it and to watch a video.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
And because it was so hard to get rid of so many things...now I'm more careful about what the new things I bring back into my home!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
... And this is what I ended up with! I love it and feel so much more organized now. The corkboard is great for things like invitations, grocery lists, and other important pieces of paper, that used to float around the kitchen. I just attached a calendar I had around to the back. I'd like to eventually make something for the calendar too, but not sure what yet. And I may also spray paint the frame and board, but I'm happy like this for now.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
I've been thinking about making hair bows for my baby girl since before she was born. I don't really go crazy dressing her up, but putting on a bow for special outings is just too precious!
They look so simple, but I've been intimidated to try. It stinks being a perfectionist. It's hard for me to try new things because I usually just assume they won't live up to my expectations.
I thought I would at least start my bow making adventures by finding some good resources. I hit the jackpot and wanted to share some links. Even if you don't have a baby girl, these bows would make awesome baby shower gifts or "just because" gifts for a certain special, precious little niece :)
GirlyThingsBows.com - Tutorials on tons of different bows and more, like how to line alligator clips
Beginniner's Bow Guide - Huge list of great links here at MakeBowsAndMore.
Great Step-by-Step instructions on how to make a Pinwheel Bow at hair-hardware.com.
I've also found some good sources for buying supplies in "bulk". Not planning on going into mass production, but I figure there's gotta be cheaper options than the local craft stores.
There are also a lot of YouTube videos on how to make all the different styles of bows. I find it really helpful to be able to see all the steps, like How to Make a Twisted Bow.
I also came across whole blogs dedicated to little girl hairstyles! There really is a blog for everything. I'm excited because one weird irrational "Mom Worry" I've had is 'how am I going to style my daughter's hair someday when I can barely manage a decent ponytail for myself??" Now I at least have some good sources!
I'm thinking of getting some of my Mommy friends together for a hair bow making party soon. I'm hoping by posting this I'll be motivated to follow through and share some finished projects. I will be sure to share.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011