Tuesday, November 22, 2011

holiday open house & sale ::

i've been working hard to get ready for a little holiday open house & sale that i'm having {after being hounded by some of my friends who really though i should have one! i'm not so good at saying no, so i gave in and said yes. i am excited about it and looking forward to a fun weekend, but am a little anxious too}.

here are a few pictures to capture the craziness around here as i prepare ::

and you thought kitchens were for cooking ::

lots of etched glass jars just waiting to be filled with hot cocoa mix & mini marshmallows and then doctored up with a bit of cuteness ::

some of the stuff that's all ready to go::

LOTS of magnets::

my plan is to make a bunch of paper flowers in christmas-y colors to sell, but we'll see if i have time for that::
better get back to work . . .

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011


A few Valentine/Winter things that I've been busy putting together::

A glass bottle etched with "you warm my heart" filled with hot cococa and marshmallow and tied with a little yarn pom pom "scarf". Great for Valentine's Day or any winter day that could use a little warmth!::

Got little stubby crayons in abundance? I did, so the kids and I took the paper off all our broken crayons {which takes WAY longer than you would expect or hope}, sorted them by color, broke them in to smaller pieces, made cool color combinations and stuck them in a heart-shaped muffin pan in the oven to melt. After they cooled and we popped them out, my 2-year-old gave them to her little friends along with a Valentine. These chunky crayons are extra great for little hands that are just learning to color::
I had a crazy, long, fun card making night last week and stayed up way too late replenishing my stock of cards {it was getting dangerously low, since I really like to send lots of cards!} after all was said and done, I'm sure I made over 50 cards. They probably won't last too long, but it's good to feel fully stocked again, even if it's short-lived!