Friday, December 2, 2011

Neighbor Gifts- Snowman Boxed Candy

I love to give cute little gifts to my neighbors, mailman, etc. at Christmas time but being on a budget tenders to hinder my GRANDIOS ideas. I got this idea from my SIL A. She gave this gifts in her singles ward and I loved the idea. You take a simple box of store bought candies, wrap it, decorate it, and Ta da! An inexpensive gift!
1. Take your store bought candy (mine was $1. SCORE!) and wrap it in white tissue paper.
2.Put a small line of hot glue on the edge of the hat fabric (I used felt but you can use anything) and glue the other edge to it.
3.Glue the hat to the wrapped box.
4.Take another small strip of fabric and glue it around the box about 1 1/2-2 inches down from the hat.
5.I then took embrodery floss (it was right there since I'm working on another project but you can use regular thread too) and needle and sewed a running stitch parallel to the top of the box.
6.It wasn't tight enough for my liking so I wrapped the floss around the stitching and tied a knot.
7.Then I cut 1/2 inch strips in the fabric to make a hat.
8.With a preminate marker, I drew on a face and buttons. When the hubby came home from work and saw what I made he announce that it needed a carrot nose so I'll cut small orange triangle out of felt and glue that on too.
I hope you like this easy gift and if your one of my neighbors, watch out! You might get this soon!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunny Sundays- Easter

"And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: For I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead..." --Matthew 28:5-7

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunny Sunday- Jennifer Garner

"Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and you're frown lines aren't too bad, what more do you need?"--Jennifer Garner

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fun Fridays- Steak and Mini Golf

Today's Fun Friday is also this week's Date with Nate. Last week, we got our tax return and decided to spurge a little and go out for steak! (You've heard about my obsession with meat so this was perfectly fine by me) We invited Jesse and Serena (like always) and went to Ruby River. It was so good. We all had steak but I think the best part of my dinner was the Cinnamon Butter Yam. It was heavenly and I didn't even have the cinnamon butter. Sweet Potatoes (yam's in the US are Sweet Potatoes) are my favorite veggies!

Nate with his non-alcoholic Peach Daquiri

Jesse and Serena

After dinner, we went to Trafalga in Orem. Nate and I are lucky that my mom bought us the Pass of All Passes for Christmas last year. Now we have dates anytime we want and it doesn't cost us a thing (unless we play arcade games). We played mini golf this time and guess what?!...I actually won! I never win! I was so happy! So! While we were playing, Nate spotted this written on the wall. He says he never wrote it so maybe it's the universe telling us we are meant to be! (At least I like to think that!)

This is me and my stash of tickets. We won over 900!!!

This is Nate playing his favorite game. It actually kicks like a real gun!

I love this picture of Jesse and Serena! This is their everyday faces!

We had such a great time! I recommend everyone get the Pass of All Passes! It is well worth it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sad day

Since the day I moved into my house, we've had a free wi-fi signal. It's been great! I get to use the internet and my "smart" phone (don't get me started on how not smart my "smart" phone is) without having to pay for it. But now the free ride has come to an end. I don't know who disconnected their wi-fi but now I don't have one. Sad! Now I have to pay for it like everyone else. Sorry to say there will be a short break from posts until I get hooked up again. Let's hope it's soon!