Friday, August 9, 2013

DIY Envelopes

Hello everyone! I am taking a few precious moments off from getting my planning and decorating done for my daughter's upcoming wedding. It is hectic and tiring but as you know, it is a big moment. I have hardly have time to be on Pinterest except only to get ideas for the wedding. Yesterday I came across an easy way to re-use paper and make envelopes. I thought it was kind of neat that the person(I cannot for the life of me think of what website I went to) had wallpaper samples. I did too!!! So, I thought, why not? I finally got going to make out the envelope.

The instructions are simple:

*Get an envelope and open it out to form a template
*Trace it around and cut.
*Crease the edges like it is on the original envelope
*Fold and glue on the areas like the original.

I used a pinking shears to give the zigzag look on the flap. Pretty easy!!!

DIY candy jar

Well folks, I know that I have not been posting but things are very hectic for me and it is difficult to do all what I would like get done. My eldest daughter is getting married next month and her bridal shower is in 15 days!!! I feel like a headless chicken running around trying to do a thousand and one things but I just wanted to stop by and let you all know that I am still alive...haha! Anyway, here is one project that I have been doing for her bridal shower. I made a couple of candy jars from jars, vases and ribbon. I am thinking of using them for the wedding reception too.

I used a couple jars that I had gotten at a yard sale for $0.25 cents each! I also got those milk vases at the flea market for $1.00 each. The glue I used is the Loctite brand. You can use other adhesives that can hold the material of what you are using. The decorative ribbon, believe or not, I got a big roll of it for $0.99 cents at a closeout store. The end result is a pair of beautiful candy jars (or you can put whatever you want in them) for less than $4. You can get also these stuff (or something similar) at thrift stores or at the dollar store.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

A must read!

So if you are a book lover, then I believe that this book is a must. My husband and daughter both loved hearing it. It is basically about a nine year old girl whose father left them and they had to struggle to survive. She never liked her mother being sad and always prayed that the sadness would go away.
This is Book 1 of a Trilogy and on sale at Amazon.

Here is the link to Amazon:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Teachers gifts

Wow, time sure has flown! Tomorrow is the last day of school and my daughter had a blast. Her homeroom teacher was very nice to her and so was her music teacher. She likes all her teachers but you know that there are some whose love just flows out to their students.
I wanted to make unusual tokens of appreciation and so for the homeroom teacher, I created a Teacher Trophy made with Styrofoam apples and a candle holder. I added a felt stitched ribbon and an apple embellishment. For the music teacher, who is a spider freak, I crocheted a spider and web using glitter white yarn for the web and dark brown yarn with cute pink googly eyes that have eyelashes on them.

The patterns for the spider and the web can be found here: crochet spiderweb, crochet spider

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What a busy time!

Well, it has been a while since I have blogged but I promise that I have been extremely busy. Last week, my eldest son and daughter both graduated with their Bachelor's degrees! I am so proud of them!
I have been juicing but got so fed up with mainly veggies that for the entire week and this weekend, I was doing mainly fruit juicing rather than mainly veggie juicing. Needless to say, I did not lose weight. The fruit juices were great! I used strawberries, pineapples, mangoes, apples, kiwis, oranges, grapefruits. The only veggie that I used the most of was carrots! Speaking of which, I must let you know that the Hispanic grocery that I found the cheap fruits and veggies had huge carrots for $0.10 a piece!! I am not kidding. I said ten cents!!! So, I bought me a $1.00s worth...haha!
What made my shopping trip even more fun yesterday was that after buying ten huge carrots, I went to Ingles and got this 20 pound bag on sale for $4.99!!! Now, that means more juicing and sharing the carrots with family and friends! A win-win situation!

My ten cents a piece jumbo carrots

$4.99 for this bag. The original price for it was $24.99!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Garden of the Heart now on Kindle- a great read

This book is an inspirational book about an abused housewife turned Christian author. She shares how God has dealt with her and tips of having a heart like Christ. Why not enjoy the read? It is on sale at Amazon for only $0.99 cents!!!

Day 7- Trying to drink this new mix--ugh!

It is day 7 for me and here I am with a new concoction of kale, spinach,1/2  bell pepper, 2 small celery sticks,1 long cucumber 2 carrots, small piece of lemon, 2 apples. I am really having a hard time drinking this down. Yesterday's concoction was not really 80% veggies so I tried to make up for it today. I have drank an 8 oz glass so far. I still have about 20 oz to go. Why does it always have to be a lot the day I do not like it!....I am going to keep holding on and drink it. My body really needs the detoxing, especially since I do not eat too much veggies like kale and spinach.