Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday Full of Ideas...

These are all ideas gathered from browsing the web or my new favorite place pinterest! I will be back with Holiday ideas--Thanksgiving is up next. I won't skip it like the stores do. :) Although as you can tell from idea number one, I am already thinking Christmas! :)

Take their wedding invitation, cut into strips and placed in a glass ball. Give to newlywed couple for their first Christmas. Would work for baby showers and other things too.
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Take their wedding invitation and cut into strips, place in Christmas Ornament and give to them their first Christmas. Sweet idea!
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Too cute! I love stuff like this. Link

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Jello in straws = Worms

Monday, October 24, 2011

DIY Bathtub Crayons....

Anyone else thinking great small stocking stuffer gift?
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The instructions can be found here.

Friday, October 21, 2011


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I think I just might carry this with me next month. Anyone else have anything else I can carry with me to encourage me when I am ready to fall over. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Boys and Matchbox cars...

How cute is this...masking tape and matchbox cars and you can have a new fun track every day! SF get busy D will love you for it!
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just a thought...

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Found via my new fav. Pinterest!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Want a fun fall treat?

Check this out...found it on Pinterest.
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Look close. Hershey Kiss, Mini Nutter Butter Cookie and a mini Chocolate chip!
FUN! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I am so behind....

Ok, so I am so behind the times. You know I am not on facebook. I can't keep up with this blog. I sometimes keep my computer off the entire day. GASP! I know the horror!

Anyway, I heard about Pinterest, but then never looked at it in any more detail. I think it might be time I did.

Check this out. TOO CUTE! I was thinking of you SF! :)
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1. Put on nail polish and let dry. 2. Dip fingernail in rubbing alcohol. 3. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail. 4. Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself. 5. Paint top coat if desired.

Oh my this is cool. Now if I could only make time to actually paint mine!
I love this! A bookshelf made out of antique apple crates
This is too cool. I love it. I'd stain it dark chocolate though....
alternative cupcake we do this for Breanna when she is doing gluten free.
YUM! Enough said.
You can find the classics by going here.
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Football, strawberries and chocolate.
I'll keep this in mind next month when I am crawling across the finish line on my hands and knees. :)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My first 20 mile session....

in training for the marathon this was my first and I have more to go.

Here are the lessons I learned in my first 20 mile session:
20 miles gives you LOTS of time to think. (This can be a good thing.)

Your body is capable of more than you give it credit for.

You learn what you are made of when you know a blister is forming and you finish your 20 miles anyway. Then carefully remove the shoe and sock to discover it's a bit larger than you thought. YIKES!

20 miles let me know that I can and will finish the marathon. (26.2 miles)

It taught me that finishing it will be enough---it's about the journey not the time.

The journey is more than the day of the "race". It's what it takes to get you there, too.

This journey can be so much more than just a way to stay fit, it can give you some enlightenment in other areas of life too---if you'll let it.

People will think you are nuts and there are times during it that you think that as well.

It's important to have supporters--you can't have enough.

Making one call on a 20 mile walk can change your perspective.

Having a friend meet you with smiling kids can lighten the load you are carrying.

Just when you thought your feet were tough, you realize they are not immune to blisters.

Knowing that your husband and child are cheering for you and proud of you--that is priceless and can carry you through the blister forming training.