Thursday, November 26, 2009
Go check out Recessionista, and while you are there, enter their giveaway for a fab Coach Bag...(which I'm going to win by the way!)
And a great big HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I am proud to bring you my very first Tutorial on this blog! I love to read tutorials, I have learned so many things from creative people out there in blogland.
We received some glasses that were etched with our first initial and last name on them for a wedding gift almost 10 years ago and they are still some of my favorite glasses!
My friend April, that just got married on September 12th in one of the most beautiful weddings I've been to...asked me to help her make some gifts for the groomsmen. She wanted to get them mugs with their names on them. You tell me what you want...and I can make it happen!! I'm full of jennspiration baby!
So first of all, you need to get some glasses that have a smooth surface. They cannot have any ridges on the part that you are going to do the etching.
Next, you need to clean them with Windex so they are nice and sparkling clean! Next, you need to print off the names or images that you want to etch. We did the first names of the groomsmen. Make sure to chose a font that doesn't have too much intricate lines.
Next you need to brush "Armor Etch" cream on the letters, take extra caution not to get it anywhere else on the glass besides on the letters. You can buy Armor Etch at your local craft store, or online here
After the 10 minutes is up, wash the cream off under running water in the sink. I usually rub the cream off with my hands, but you may want to use gloves if you have sensitive skin.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
My friend had her baby over a month ago and I'm just getting around to doing this cute little wooden stacker for Ethan's nursery.
I had a little help with the vinyl lettering from a client I met through work. She is very talented and has the cutest things on her site. Check out Amy over at Thru the Screen Door! Thanks again Amy for hookin a girl up! *hint* click on where it says "Thru the Screen Door" to go to her site...I'm still trying to figure out how to get that in a different color.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
First of all, my dryer was making the most horrific screeching sound-with a little help from the internet...I fixed it myself and saved a service call charge!
I must say when I was done...I felt like I could do anything!
So, I fixed my dryer. What else have I been doing? Well, I have recently been following a whole bunch of coupon blogs. I have been inspired by so many ladies who buy loads of groceries and household items for very little money.
See all of those Pop-Tarts? Well, you can get a free movie ticket for every 5 boxes you buy. I bought 10 boxes for .98 cents each which totals $9.80 for two movie tickets. It says the tickets can either be for the new Star Trek movie or any other movie.
Here is another deal I came across this last week. At Fred Meyer they had their Electrosal dishwasher tabs on sale for $2.99 and I had coupons for $2.50 off. SCORE .50 cents per box.From Dishwashing to Laundry...here is a deal I found at Target the other day. I had Buy One Get One Free coupons for Purex laundry detergent. I had been waiting for the best deal before I used these and I thought I did pretty good. These bottles of Purex were on sale for $2.75 but after the B1G1 free, they end up being $1.38 a bottle...stock up baby!
So I've got myself the beginnings of a "Stockpile" closet. It is nothing compared to what I've seen elsewhere, but I'm pretty proud of it. I want to get to the point where if I know of someone in need, I can help people out when times are tough. I will just go shopping in my pantry.
Check out some of the blogs I've been visiting on the list to the left! Beware...it can be addicting!