Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Thankful Heart Jar

The Thankful Heart Jar

I received a gift for my family this weekend. I received a pretty jar with a metal lid and small plastic bag of beans. Now this might seem like on odd gift but it’s actually a gratitude jar. You take a spoon and mention something you are thankful for and scoop it into the jar until full then you start over again. If you program computers I guess you could make a virtual jar.

Gratitude List Whiteboard

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Farmers Market 2.0 51Z Mug
Farmers Market 2.0 51Z Mug by AbundanceLoveTrip
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thankful list husband and children



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Monday, November 26, 2012

Jane Austen's Christmas Plates Jane Austen and the Regency Era have a romantic magical feel that goes very well with the Christmas season. This feeling can be brought to your Christmas table, by using lace tablecloths, candles, glass centerpieces and wine glasses. There are wine glasses that are actually made in America and you can be find them in the Dollar Tree. I have complied the best Jane Austen style plates to complete your Regency Christmas table setting. I hope you enjoy.
Sally plate
Sally plate by loudesigns
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, Family bookfair update, thanks, steampunk, art, free ad day

I had my family book fair and the kids loved it. They had so much fun that one of them decided to have her own bookfair the next day. The bookfair lasted all of 5 minutes but then their daddy spent 15 minutes reading the books. It was very cute.

Be a star

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Happy Thanksgiving I love my husband. He’s a weekend cook/chef so he is cooking thanksgiving dinner. I am thankful for my husband and children. I am thankful for art.

My sister asked me to make steampunk for her squidoo pages. I always wanted to try to do steampunk. I made it in my

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Yellow Butterfly Puzzles
Yellow Butterfly Puzzles by loudesigns
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ornaments, Christmas Gifts, Recycled Crafts, Bottle Cap Pendants

Today's feature is about Ornaments. Zazzle has several types and styles of ornaments that you can give as gifts, decorate with, or hang in your space all year long.

I am sharing a few holiday inspired ornaments to consider when making your Christmas list and decorating for the holidays. Then, have a look at the fun craft tutorial that immediately follows!

If you are crafty, love recycling, and like making your own Christmas decorations, I found a fun little video tutorial for making different pendants out of bottle caps. I think you can easily make some pretty Christmas Tree ornaments, ornaments to hang near your work space, or gifts to give for the holidays! This would definitely be fun to create with the kiddies while they are on winter break from school and are in desperate need of entertainment.  :)

We love hearing from you so let us know what you think of these cool ornaments and if you think you will be making something from this tutorial.

Happy Holidays!


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Monday, November 12, 2012

My Cool Gift List

My cool things List

I prefer People over things. I thought I'd make a list of gift ideas many are faves of mine. Some are art I just think is cool. My favorite things list is a bit different. Many of these items will be under $2 and the most expensive item will be $132.95

Also remember the age of the person who are giving too.

$2 dollars and under

Box of crayons what kind of crafts can you make with just cheapo crayons. Postcards from Itaya and Lou designs. I featured them so much I finally gave them space on my blog because I love their work. Carrots usually under $2 for a pound. I like these raw and uncooked. I am not a fan of cooked carots because it ruins the crunch. I will eat cooked carrots but not my thing.

99 cent Kindle ebooks. I have bought ebooks at 9.99 but a good indi non fiction book can make a good virtual stocking stuffer. Amazing Coin a great App for ipad just 99 cents teaches children about coins

Zazzle photo prints. I found out you can put abstract art on them. At the right size they are under $2 dollars. Make your own frames for these tiny arts. You can make them small so they will cost under a buck. $

$5 and under Elmer’s Boxed candy “Small” I give away the strawberry creams and eat most of the chocolate oranges out. It’s the only boxed candy that gives an ample supply of orange creams. Price varies on size. Used books from Amazon many great used books with shipping come to 4 a 5 dollars while cover quality can very I was able to so snag a rare 1938 book for my book collecting mother in law.

Tattooed by inky Pefume: This perfume can be found at dollar generall for under $5. Though some places sell it for more. It’s a fun sent.

A bag of charm blow pops. Gum and a sicker who doesn’t love that. A bag of dum dum’s. Cute mini suckers with an amazing selection of flavors. A Cadbury chocolate bar.

Mugs $25 and under Zazzle mugs run even cheaper if you hit a good sale. I love these because most of these are fully customizable. I was able to add names to Disney, and Barbie mugs last year.

Under $45 Sees Large Gold Fancy box of fine chocolates. Sees is some of the finest choclcote in the world.

$50 to $75 Family museum and zoo passes these are fun educational and can be used throughout the year.

Canvas prints from $124.60 $132.95

Christmas Postcards "Some of my faves"

My thankful post

1. I am thankful for my husband and kids 2. I am thankful for my church 3.Thankful for water 4. I am thankful for my inner sleep 5. am thankful for art 6. thankful for books

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas, iPhone 5 Cases, Gifts Kids Can Make

Hello Everyone!

I'll be posting occasionally to help Val out with the promotions on this awesome blog. 

My post for today is featuring Christmas gift ideas and in specifically iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 cases that are for sale on I am also sharing a link to an article I wrote filled with gift and craft ideas that kids can make.

One of the top selling items on Zazzle right now is iPhone cases. If you have anyone on your Christmas shopping list with an iPhone, check out these designs to see if they inspire you!

Balloons iPhone 4 Cover
Balloons iPhone 4 Cover by loudesigns
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And if your little ones are in need of some arts and craft ideas to make some gifts for Christmas or any time of the year for that matter, check out this article to see if you can't find several ideas to keep them entertained during their inside time this winter.

Christmas Gifts Kids Can Create

I'll be back soon with more Christmas gift ideas and maybe a few other things to share that I've been creating lately. 

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