Check out the fun, easy and affordable goodie bags I made for my amazing coworkers last Christmas.
Each bag included:
2 tangerines-for health
1 lottery ticket-for wealth
SpongeBob stickers-for happiness
a handful of Hershey Kisses-for love
I printed “May you always be happy, healthy, wealthy, and loved” on red paper and attached the note, with a cute twisty tie that came with the cellophane baggies.
40 lottery tickets=$40
6 bags of tangerines=$35
2 packs of SpongeBob stickers (from the dollar store)=$2
1 giant bag of Hershey’s Kisses (1 for you, 2 for me, 1 for you, 2 for me) =$10
2 packs of cellophane bags (from the dollar store)=$2
And I already had the red paper.
40 thoughtful prezzies for under $90!
I finally broke into my stash of vintage slides. They are slides I’ve been collecting, one thrift shop visit at a time, for years.
I sorted through thousands of slides and chose all of the landscapes, and proceeded to stick them directly to the window with double-stick tape. After running out of double-stick tape, I switched to photo mounting squares from my
never rarely used scrapbooking hoard. The little white backings from the sticky squares were EVERYWHERE. Running to the store for more tape would have been wiser, I think, but I am an impatient creator and wanted to see the finished product sooner than later. It took several hours, 968 slides, and a whole lot of sticky stuff and I’m in love…”That’s what she said”.
Outside view at night.
Inside view during the day.
They paint the walls and my desk. It makes my heart smile.
I love making fake stained glass.
So much for my photo a day idea. How about let’s try no rules? I like that.
The are from when Keegan came to visit, before shipping out to Germany.
Jeremia loves grossing me out, and this definitely did.
We had a lot of fun with this mural.
Conrad beginning to build a masterpiece.
Ami, and Jeremia working together to make tunnels for ping pong balls to shoot out of.
Keeg and his friend Nick playing with the caterpillar tree.
Look at all of the Keegan faces to eat!
These boys are the greatest! So much fun was had by all!
These are from November! Some were shared on FB. I apologize for the tardiness and for the double-share.
My heart bursts with joy knowing Keegan is finding his path.
He was home for a 2 week visit, before being sent to Germany. We talk every other day, or so. He seems happier than he’s ever been.
He hates smiling for photos, but I tickled him and he couldn’t hold his straight face.
I sent copies of this one out with our Christmas cards. I’ve never done that before, but it’s such a great shot of all of us together.
No trip to Phoenix would be complete without Chicago Hamburger Company! Sliders and cheese fries! YUM!
Jeremia is very proud of his big brother and looks super cute in his uniform.
We did some family bowing.
Jeremia showed us how to do Gangnam Style while holding bowling balls.
We played with my camera phone in between turns.
I wish it wasn’t so grainy. I LOVE this shot. Seriously the cutest photo bomber ever.
I LOVE my family!
Playing around with a black piece of construction paper that I punched a heart out of, and Instogram.
Owls are perfectly awesome! The cuteness gushes off of them.
I want to do this again, with all sorts of stuff. I just need to make time.
I have been CRAZY busy with being President of Booster Club at Ami and Conrad’s school. With as much time as I’ve been spending at the school, I just have to say, I’m in love. Today I got to help 1st graders make Gingerbread cookies, and taught them how to sew gingerbread dolls! I know people think I’m crazy for wanting to become a teacher, but I just can’t help myself. I’ve decided to get my Bachelors in elementary education. It feels good to finally’ve made a decision. I hope I don’t flake out.
One of Ami’s creations with the word board I made. I hadn’t expected them to draw with the magnets, but am thrilled they do! They all do it, but Ami does it the most often. It makes me smile every time I walk past and see another creation.
I love that man!
Sandy and Donny are all grown up.
This is from this summer. We got to have lunch with one of our favorite people! We love you, Burr!
Awesome $15 thrift store find! It is heavy duty and they all rock it!
Even the biggest kid!
A rare moment of affection from this summer. They are usually too busy bickering, to hug each other. They were waiting for their Hip Hop class to start. They love that class!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
I have been super busy and have all sorts of ideas to keep me even busier. Oi!