Crafting keeps me sane * Baking keeps me smiling * Family keeps me happy * Faith keeps me going

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Altered Starbucks Mocha Jars

100_2007 Hi!  Long time, no see, huh?  Well…I’ve been crafting like a crazy woman and am just now getting things under control.  I’m sorry it’s been so long, but now that I’m on a roll, there will be more frequent posts.    This is one of the crafts for the Holiday Bazaar.. I saved some Mocha jars, stripped the labels, cleaned them up and then added embellishments.  Finally, just fill them with some yummy treats, and they are good to go.  I think they make a perfect teacher gift, or, in my case, the newspaper girl’s treat.  Plus this year, I’m going to surprise some special people at my favorite McDonalds.   You see, there is a McD’s right by my house, but I drive several miles away, to a different one, because they have the BEST Diet Coke  EVER!!!  It is totally worth it to drive the extra miles, just to get that perfect soda. Plus, they never (ever, ever, ever) mess up my order…and when you have 5 kids who like to alter their food, and I like extra ice, etc., mess ups tend to happen…but not at this one!   And there are a couple of the absolute sweetest gals that work the drive through in the mornings (weekdays only…weekends are another story!).  So, they, too will be getting some goodies this year.  This is such a quick and easy craft.  I hope you’ll try it too!!

I’m linking up over at House of Hepworths party…go check out all of the amazing (and inspiring) crafts!  I’m always blown away by the creativity!

Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment and let me know you were here!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Countdown Blocks

Here is one of the crafts I’ve been working on for the upcoming bazaar…

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I first saw these on Out Of Chaos a long time ago.  They were so darn cute, I just had to try and make them myself.  I love how they turned out, and have done about 13 sets, in all different colors and papers.  They’re super easy!  You can start counting down at 32 days…just about when we do it anyway.  So, what do you think???  I really hope they go over well at the bazaar.  I have friends and family who already love them, so I’ll be making more for us.

Please leave me a comment and let me know you were here!  I’ve been so isolated (in dial-up land), and would really love to hear from you!!!

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It’s Good to be Back!

Did you miss me?  Well, I surely missed you, and this wonderful world of modern technology.  For 2 weeks, I’ve been stuck in the past, with (gasp) dial up…can you even imagine?  Unfortunately, I didn’t have to imagine it, I was living it.  It was awful.  The first day, I tried to visit a blog I follow, and no kidding, it took 5 MINUTES from the time I clicked the link from my blog, for that blog to open up.  That was the last time I visited my blog (or any).  It was so ridiculous.  Now, just listen to me whine…I know there are many more important things in this world to complain about, but really…5 minutes?  During my self imposed (for the sake of my sanity) hiatus, I worked feverishly on Christmas crafts for the upcoming bazaar.  Later tonight, I hope to have some pictures to share…it’s hard to get back in the groove of my blog, since I’ve been gone so long!  But, thanks for waiting…I really did miss you.