DIY Easy Children’s Gift Idea

December 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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I am not sure if I have ever mentioned it before but I have 7 nieces and nephews, 6 of which are under the age of 6.  So when Christmas time comes around I have to be creative in order to stay within my overall Christmas budget.  This year staying within my budget is especially important since we have our own little one on the way.  With the exception of my niece Kaitlyn who is a bit older than the others, I decided to get everyone else the same thing this...

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Mixed Tape from Ben

March 31, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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My husband is wonderful and I have mentioned before that he makes mixed CDs (not actually mixed tapes) for me for holidays and random occasions. I love these CDs so much.  Isn't a mixed CD such a thoughful gift?  I decided to share this mixed CD because I think that you can tell a lot about a person by the music they enjoy. This is a list of songs from the CD he made for me for Christmas 2009. Christmas 2009 Mix Side Note:  Ben said, "I...

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DIY Christmas Projects

December 31, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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I am supposed to be taking down our Christmas tree.  Instead here are a few of my Christmas projects: 1.  Gift tags from scrap paper I made the blue ones from the inside of those envelopes that come with bills, I used a rubber stamp on the green one and both the green patterned one and the red pattered one I made from scraps of Martha Stewart craft paper from Wal-Mart.  The lace looking tag was made using a Martha Stewart lace punch. 2.  Ugly Christmas Ornaments I made these at Dandy Doodles, which is one of those paint your...

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You and Me by Rosie Music on Etsy

December 30, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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This is my favorite present from my husband this...

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Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

December 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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"Green gifting" is the perfect way to encourage others to start buying recycled or eco-friendly products.  I love receiving any eco-friendly gift especially if it has been upcycled or re-purposed in some clever way.  Maybe this list will help make your Christmas shopping a little easier.  (Note to my husband:  I love all of these gift ideas!) 1.  Re-claimed Sterling Silver Earrings by Figs and Ginger 2. Zak Designs Mixing Bowls 3.  Eggling 4.  Large Recycled Paper Mat 5.  Zhena's Gypsy Stackable Tea Variety Pack 6.  Rock Star Detox Body Scrub 7.  Baggu...

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Green Tip: LED Christmas Lights

December 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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I try to be green when possible and I am always interested in any new way to make my home more energy efficient.  If you are like me, you probably know that LED lights are more green but do you know why?  LED (light-emitting diode) Christmas lights use up to 90% less energy than standard Christmas lights depending on bulb size, only emit a small amount of heat and can last up to 20 years.  Since they barely give off heat they are a lot safer to use on Christmas Trees...

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