Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 2: Give Me Some Sugar Baby

Day 2's Gift is much cheaper than a pack of socks!!!! Really simple idea and nothing new but it is still cute. A box of sugar babies with a tag that says Give me Some Sugar Baby or Lay Some Sugar on me! And I am really liking these tags that I made. Hopefully they will print well at the store. I just made them so I just printed them from my home in a 4x6 format. I really wish someone would give me 14 little gifts! Hmmm... too bad my husband doesn't read this nor does he think about doing things like this either! :) P.S. If you are out at the store tomorrow because you decided you want to do this with me I will give you a little list to get you through the next couple of days... can of nuts, starbursts, notebook and pen, crush soda (you can get the smaller personal one or a two litter to a whole case, but you really just need one!), and some mints. By the way... if you are out and happen to come across chocolate money coins let me know where you found them. We just might be needing them! That should cover us for a few days. I hope I didn't forget anything! Hmm... Enjoy the tags!!! There are 3 different versions!!! Wahoo! They are a little smaller then what I was planning on. But you can back them with colored card stock to make them a little larger. Just don't try selling them because you won't get very much money and I am giving them to you for free!! ha!

I dumped the sugar babies into a cute little Valentine bag! I wasn't planning on it but the little tag looked funny on a big box. See picture below to see just what I mean!

Version #1
Version #2:Version#3

Here are the tags for your downloading pleasure:
(once again order as 4x6 to avoid having blurry pictures and don't hate me if they are blurry in the 4x6 size either... I just saying... Megan is not a professional! And I just made these so obviously I haven't ordered them yet!

We Make a Great "Pair"!

Sorry I am posting this so late today! I have been dealing with one fussy baby today!!! Ok so on Sunday I came across this adorable idea. I think it is perfect for men. I mean my husband loves getting new socks! haha! So I ran to target today and got him a new pack of socks. You don't need a whole pack. You can buy a single pair too! Or buy a pack, pair them up, and pass it out for your child's class just like Emily did! The dollar section at target has valentine's socks for women and children right now! Which are featured here in my pictures! Also, I included a free printable. But here is the disclosure: this is my first one. So if you think it is hideous don't use it! If you decide you want to use it, order it at Costco, Target, Walgreen's, etc in size 4x6! If you order it in a bigger size it will have low resolution. Thank you Emily from Saltwater Kids for sending me the tutorial on how to make these tags!! I hope mine will one day be as cute as yours are! Enjoy love gift #1!
Dollar Section Socks from Target:

Men's socks:
(This is the first tag I made. Notice the word perfect instead of great. But it seemed blurry when I printed it from my home computer. And the the edges were cut off when I ordered this from the store.)

And of course how can I forget about my cute little boy! He is getting some too! :)
I mean he was helping me. And by helping I mean making it extremely difficult to get this post done!

Here are the tags... If they don't save well to your computer (like they are blurry) then let me know and I will email them to you. That's if anyone wants to use them! :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

14 Days of Love....

Starting Monday I am going to do a countdown to Valentine's Day with 1 small, creative gift each day you can give to someone special to you! I am going to start one day early that way you have time to go out and buy or make the gift. I can't wait to start!!!! Stay tuned! I might even get anxious and post one early. I hope I can come up with 14 different things! ha!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"I Heart U" Valentine Blocks!

I used extra wood from a church activity to make these cute blocks! I love them. First, I gave these bad boys a really quick paint job. I didn't even paint the bottom or back! You can't see them anyways. While the paint was drying I cut 3 different papers down to size. Then I inked the edges with my brown ink pad. I used spray glue to adhere them to the wood. I would have used mod podge but I was out of foam brushes! Then I used my cricut to cut the letters and heart. I actually just used the George Font and basic shapes cartridge. Then I mod podged the top of the letters and glitter-fied them with Martha Stewart glitters. Then I mod podged the letters on to the paper. I usually like to doll them up a little bit more with ribbons and such but I decided to keep these a little more simple.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jackson's 1st Birthday!

We had a small birthday party for Jackson with family and a few close friends on Saturday. It was a very nice day! I appreciated everyone coming and celebrating this sweet boy's birthday. And thank you to those of you who helped out with food! So kind of you! I love Jackson more than anything in the world. He has brought me more joy than I ever thought possible. I know he won't remember this day but I still wanted to make it special for him!

I originally planned an vintage airplane themed party because I found some cute stuff on etsy. But about a month or two ago I realized that I should do a Mickey Mouse Party because Jackson pretty much loves Mickey Mouse! So I started making some things for it! Of course I didn't get everything done that I wanted to!!! But it turned out great! Here are some pictures from his special day. (And of course I hardly got any! Next time I will remember to put someone in charge of taking pictures!)

Birthday Banner:
Party Favors:
Delicious sugar cookies and frosting (although the frosting might look funny) Let's just say food coloring nightmare!!! Thanks mom and sisters for helping!

Food Table (Pre-food)There should be a mickey mouse silhouette on the top of this food platter, but much to my disappointment when I opened the box on Friday night it was broken off!!!!! So sad!

Cupcakes! I think I made 30 cupcake toppers! And used 4 or 5 of them! Time was not on my side!
Center piece I whipped up the morning of the party!
Ball Pit!

Singing Happy Birthday to him! He was a little worried at first but once everyone said his name he got a big smile! So cute!

All tuckered out! (Yes he sleeps with his eyes cracked open!)Tried getting one last shot but you can see how this worked out!
I saved the worst for last (yes worst not best!) This is the one and only picture I got with him! And no I am not afraid to post this terrible picture of me!!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

These have been coming in handy lately. Life has been so hard. So many disappointments. So many unexpected challenges. So many blessings that get overlooked because of the "hard stuff".

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Subway Art

Remember the Christmas subway art i posted a while back. Well eighteen 25 just posted a Valentine's Day one too!!! How exciting. Already ordered mine! Go here to download it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

One Year in Pictures!

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