Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Touch of Lace...

I love anything with lace or ruffles lately.  
I have an 8 month old little girl & I think it looks so cute on her too! 
I started out with a cheap little tank dress and pants that I got from Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupons.
Then I purchased some lace by the yard when it was 50% off.

I just stitched it to the bottom of the skirt...
I love how it looked!
 So then I added some lace to the bottom of  each leg ...
 A strip across the back...

Such an easy way to dress up an outfit!
She looks so cute from the front..
And from behind!
I love how this turned out so much I have another project to show you with a can't go wrong with a little lace & ruffles!

I'm sharing with these blogs:
Somewhat Simple

The 36th Avenue

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Favorite....Orange Julius

This is one of my family's favorite breakfast drinks.
Orange Julius = YUMMY!

It will always put a smile on their face!

Here is the recipe we use...
You will need a blender, can of frozen orange juice, milk, water, vanilla, sugar & ice.

Just blend together:
1/2  (12oz.) can of Frozen orange juice.
(I just scoop it out with a spoon)
                  1 C. water
                  1 C. milk
                  1/4 C. sugar or Splenda
                  1 tsp. Vanilla
                  1 C. Ice ( I like it ice-y so I usually add a little more)
You can also added other fruit & spinach to make it a little healthier.
If you feel a sore throat starting up, I swear if you drink this a few mornings it usually goes away.

I'm sharing with these blogs:

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

The Girl Creative
Home Stories A2Z

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas

 Friend Gifts:
  This year my daughter wanted to make her friends these fingerless gloves.
They are actually made out of socks & then we added the flower to the top.  She was very excited with how they turned out & they actually do keep your hands pretty warm!

My 8 year old boy actually had me make his friend some plain blue ones...they are really into Bey Blades, so they look just like the battle gloves they wear in the cartoon.
They were a hit with their friends.

We found a great tutorial at this blog Tousled Day.  

Teacher Gifts:
This year we made their teachers decorative clipboards & flower pens to go with it.
We just mod podged scrapbook paper onto the clipboards.
Then we added a bow & the teacher's name with vinyl stickers.
Then each of my kids wrote their teacher a note & we clipped it on the board.
I think they did a good job & their teachers loved the gift!

Neighbor Gifts:

At the end of the Christmas season I always go on the search for neighbor gifts for the next year. Everything is usually on sale.  I found wrapping paper that was on clearance for .50 a roll & decided that would make a great gift that everyone would use.  We attached this poem & our Christmas card.
The poem says:
"Wrap" up your troubles,
"Wrap" out a song,
"Wrap" up some laughter,
And don't take too long.

"Wrap" it up early,
"Wrap" it up smart,
"Wrap" up a Christmas
Straight from the heart!
"Life is a gift...untie the bow"!
-Shauna N. Steen

I hope you all have a wonderful's coming up quick!
I'm sharing with these blogs:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Link Party

Home Stories A2Z

The 36th Avenue

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