Friday, November 5, 2010

I'm your fan Friday...

It is Friday again  and it seems like the weeks just go faster and faster. For the first time in my life I am really able to relate to " Stop the world... It's spinning too fast".  In my blog travels this week, I have really enjoyed these little hats from Girl in Air. I can just  see a bunch of little children wearing these hats and having tons of fun. I had thought I would make one for 1 of my nephews, but I was just told that he doesn't like hats and they even had to bribe him to wear his halloween costume. Girl in air, I am your fan!
I love this tip about growing onions indoors too. My sister told me about starting them in a dish of water, but mine just rotted. I like this idea. ( maybe it is just getting to keep a little pot full of dirt in the house all winter. LOL) My Byrd house, I am your fan too
This post about growing an indoor herb garden is right up my alley too. I really need more light in my kitchen, but I am sure if I try I can find a stray clamp light. This post talks about basil, thyme and sage, but I would have to add oregano to my list too. If you have a sunny ( or bright) spot in your home check this post at re-nest.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, I am hoping to get into the studio and work out a few designs.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursdays Thoughts

I like this philosophy. Do you think I can talk my teenager into liking this philosophy as well?

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday's Word

Make a Joyful Noise!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday's tip

I have never been very talented when it comes to shopping with coupons. I know and understand the idea of stocking up when things are on sale, ( although the idea of hoarding kind of scares me...  I do have a few packrat tendencies) and doubling up coupons with sales, but somehow it just wasn't very profitable for me before. Things have changed. Today I made out my grocery list and checked the sale paper and for some unknown reason, decided I would check out the coupon site. I ended up at Southern Savers and started reading and printing out coupons. I actually used 90 % of those I printed and when all was said and done, I  had shaved $68.00 from my grocery bill by using the coupons and buying what was on sale or a store brand when it was possible. I was almost doing the happy dance right there in the check out line. ( not really the best mental image right?) However, if you don't actively use coupons, or plan your lists according to the sale, check the sight out anyway. You just may get motivated.
I am thinking $ 68. would buy some new flush cutters and round tip pliers, not to mention some wire and beads and all kinds of " toys" to use in my studio.

Happy Savings.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday's Motivation

Ok there are less than 60 days until Christmas, but then who's counting?

What? less than 2 months? Just think if you are paid bi-weekly, there are only 3 pay checks left between now and then. ( That is a scary thought). Anyway it is incredibly motivating for me. I have to get busy.  My sister and I have decided that handmade is the way to go for us this year. She is wonderfully creative and loves to make all kinds of things, and I love to make things, so this year we have agreed to go handmade. The girls in the family of course will get jewelry, but what about the guys and the children?
Well, "almost" all of the guys in the family are now able to drive, so I am thinking maybe a key chain like this

would make a great stocking stuffer and hand made book markers like these would be an ideal gift for the avid readers in the bunch.
The children though are a very different story. We have 5 little ones ( under 10) on the Christmas list this year. What do you make for little ones from 1-8 years old? Any ideas? Are you motivated yet?