Sunday, January 17, 2010

Catch up and V-Day!

This is going to be a Momma of a post, lots of things to catch you up on! First, we had a mammoth snowfall here in Western IL - about 9 inches. It was purty.

Then I made some pretty 4 D snowflakes for the Holidaze that I just couldn't bring myself to bring down after the holidaze. SO easy to make!!

V-Day is around the corner and that means I am very busy making 45 treat bags for my children to give out at school. This year, I am making IPod treats. It is a bit more labor intensive than I thought, so this will probably be the last time I do them.


2 - 6 inch long string

a box of sweethearts (you know, the hearts that have sayings on them?)

Cardstock that is 4x7

2 candy Rolo's


2x2 pieces of aluminum foil

Tape each end of a piece of string to a rolo. Tape the loose end to the candy box.
Wrap each rolo in a piece of aluminum foil.
Wrap the cardstock strip around the candy box and secure it with a glue stick.

Cut paper shapes and write text for the scroll wheel and playlist (or download Family Fun's) and use a glue stick to attach them to the box. Write a valentine message on the back of the box.
This is the mess.

Yeah, never again. But it's cool-looking!

I have some other ideaers for Valentine's Day decorations around the house. Mr. I is going to cut some wood, and it'll involve pretty paper and glitter. How can you go wrong with glitter? I'm hoping to knock it out tomorrow, since we don't have work or school because of MLK Day.
A few people have mentioned to me that they are keeping up with my blog, and it warms my little heart to hear that. :)
Have a crafty day!

Friday, January 1, 2010

I know I've been gone...

So much has happened! I can't believe I haven't updated this blog since May. Bad Blogger. Well, here's a re-cap. Summer flew, with lots of fun and warm weather. I gardened, planted potatoes, crafted, and got a job! I am now a school nurse at the local elementary school and love it. I have found that I have very little time for anything else besides coming home, cleaning, taking care of kids, making dinner and collapsing into bed.

Good thing though, is that I get the same holidays off as the kids, which means Thanksgiving break and winter break. This past winter break (I go back to work in 4 days), I spent a lot of time thinking about re-doing my space. Although I love the space I have now, I know I could utilize it better. I have 3 walls just screaming for cabinets. I have seen a lot of spaces online where kitchen cabinets are featured. I would love to re-do it all. I feel like I'm only using my big old dining room table and everything is crammed on there.

Any suggestions? Oh, and Happy New Year! I hope to post more stuff this year - that is my goal.