Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Handmade Gifts

'Tis the season!  The holidays are nearly upon us, have you started shopping yet?  I'm really behind this year.  Usually I have several gifts hiding in my closet by now...not this year!  Yikes!
There is still time to order some rice bags for those hard to buy for people or those people who already have everything.  Pretty sure I'll be giving a few of these as gifts this year.

Plenty of rice bags like this available at my shop.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hair Goodies

Hair flexis.  Have you heard of them?  I have loved using them for the last two years, so much so that I decided to sign up to sell them (and get them at a discount...yay!).  Check out these beauties over at my website:

They really are great.  They help control my crazy mop on top.  No more headaches from too tight ponytail holders!  And they are beautiful.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tailgating, Anyone?

I'm not a big tailgater, but I have many friends who love it!  This little cupboard is perfect for all those sporting events!  It's also great for camping, grilling out, road tripping, etc...

We also have a larger camping cupboard available.  Check Jestti's Treasures for more info.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fun Hats

One of my favorite things to knit is baby hats.  Especially fun ones with colorful yarn!  Here is a hat, hot off the needles:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Estate Sale Season

It's that time of year again!  The time when estate sales and auctions start to happen on a regular basis.  Time for some fresh antique/vintage treasures over at Jestti's Treasures!  Here are a couple, with many more to come:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Headbands and Tiebacks

I've been slowly adding a new line of tiebacks to my Etsy shop.  These cute tiebacks have a vintage feel to them and are used for newborn/baby photography.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thankful Box

Practicing gratitude is something that is very important to me.  I want to do everything I can to instill a grateful heart and attitude into my children.  Enter:  The Thankful Box.

Every November 1st, as the children are waking from their post-Halloween sugar comas, I set out our Thankful Box.  They love it.  Several years ago, I read about this idea (wish I could remember where) and HAD to implement it.  At the time, my kiddos were going to their grandma's house once a week for "Craft Day," so I sent them with a special task:  make a Thankful Box.  They took a shoe box, covered it with fabric, and decorated it with leaves and such.  It's not the prettiest thing, but you know what?  I don't care.  The kids take great pride in their box, and they created some fun memories of making it with their precious grandma who has since passed away.  That ugly little box means the world to me.

I print off some thankful cards and set them with the box.  (I found a great free printable over at Lovesome.  Thanks, Erin!). 

All through the month of November as we think of things we are thankful for, we stop and write them on the paper and throw them into the box.  Little ones who can't read or write yet draw pictures of things they are thankful for instead.  Then on Thanksgiving, we open up the box and read them all out loud.  It ends up being such a special time of laughter and tears.  So very good for the soul.  This has quickly become one of our favorite traditions of the whole year.  

After we read them, I put them all in a ziploc bag and store them away.  I tend to be a minimalist and don't like to hang on to things, but these are too precious to toss in the garbage.  Someday, when the kids have all moved on, I'll dig these out and read through them and cry my eyes out.  *sigh*