Sunday, November 28, 2010


I thought I should show off what I made for Thanksgiving before I move on to all my Christmas stuff!

Ideas from Tip Junkie

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Suggestions for Christmas

My Gift To Jesus

I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas but there are a lot of you that do. I have recently learned, from a few wiser than I, GREAT ideas for Christmas. The first is for giving gifts to your children... each child gets 3 gifts, each in a different 'category'. They give one gift for fun, one spiritual gift, and one gift to develop that child's talent. I love this idea, and will be starting this tradition in our family!

The second was an idea from my mother in law, and it will take from now, STARTING TODAY, to Christmas to change for the better to be able to "Give a gift to the Savior" this Christmas. The ideas is that it takes approximately 30 days to change a bad habit and to start good habits in the classical conditioning of the mind. So for the next 30 days STOP one bad habit, and START doing something good and work on it each day. Then by Christmas you will have a gift to give to Jesus. I also think that the Christmas spirit will be working everyday till Christmas so it won't be so hard to remember the "true meaning" of Christmas! And to help you start READ THIS, it is one of my favorite things to read to motivate me to get me in gear, even if you are not of the same faith it is a good read.
What are some other traditions that you do?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

50 Free Cards

Have you heard, Shutterfly is giving away 50 FREE Christmas cards! If you have a blog check it out HERE.
If you have never seen their cards you have to check them out! They have Christmas Cards and Photo Cards. I can just picture my family on this one I think my kids bright blue eyes would just pop! Oh and the next birthday party you plan, THESE would just be the "frosting on the cake!"
Shutterfly is also great for gifts for the holidays, a calendar for your husbands office, a mug for grandpa! And I love giving photo books to friends and family, it's such an impressive gift that is shared over and over.
I use Shutterfly for ALL of my pictures. I am not kidding all of my pictures are backed up on Shutterfly, if the picture is not uploaded to their site it's still on my camera so I will not loose any if my computer crashes. Plus I love all of the extra stuff you can make with your pictures, did I mention I love Shutterfly, cuz I do!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kitchen Makeover

It's been a while, yes I know, we have been sick and I haven't felt like doing much but watch movies all day long. Although, I think we are pulling out of it and getting better so I have no excuse now.
I have been waiting FOREVER to show this off so this will make up for lost time!
In our neighborhood they have a 'big trash day' once a month, where you can basically put anything you can't fit in a trash can on the side of the road and someone comes to pick it up and takes it away for you. Well before official trash guys come it's free game! So this is what we picked up a while ago for FREE!

It was in alright shape but the plastic is old and was cracking off the handles,

and the stickers were all gone.

So I took it and turned it in to this!

Water and ice dispenser

Dishwasher buttons.

Oven and burners dials.

Made burners, with tin foil and orange paper.

Added buttons for the microwave.

Covered the handles with packing tape and then Mod Podged fabric over them.

Then made it so there was a landscaped picture in the window.

I did spend $1 on the light above the stove.

I love how it turned out!

So thanks person in the neighborhood that didn't want this anymore, we love it!
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