Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pinterest, oh Pinterest- what did I ever do without you?

When I found, a whole new world opened up to
me!  I have found so many wonderful gift ideas and this is one
of them.  I think it's called a Harvest Blessing mix.
So easy to make!  I made a batch of my Carmel corn, added a box
of Coco Puffs, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cheese Nips, Candy Corn,
Candy Pumpkins, Reece's Pieces, Pretzels and peanuts.
You can add just about anything your heart desires!
I purchased my jars at Wal-Mart, added ribbon and stamped
some cute tags and there you have it! 
This made a bunch!  I filled 5 jars and a huge glass cookie jar!
Even have a plastic bag full to replenish the cookie jar.
Ribbon, papers, stamps and punches all from Stampin' Up!

I made these for our Visting Teaching and Home Teaching families
A fun and easy gift idea for the Fall!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just like Susan Branch!

A few days ago Susan Branch - one of my very favorite artists and authors - blogged about her collection of fake fruit.  Now I have always steered away from fake fruit but her story about her collection and why she collected fake fruit struck a cord in  my old heart. 
Today Joel and I went up to the big city of Grand Junction to my favorite craft store and what should I see but a lovely presentation of fake fruit!  I told Joel all about Susan's blog and that I too wanted a piece of the fake stuff.  He helped me pick out this lovely red pear.  He thought it was more festive than the green one and I have to admit I love it. 
The only problem is now I feel the need to go to a local antique shop to find the right bowl to display it .. just like Susan Branch .. oh my!
Here is a link to Susan's blog - enjoy the read.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

What I'm thankful for...

"Turkey" Day is almost here...

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... and I've been thinking of all the things I'm thankful for.
Here are some of my favorites:

Joshua and Kendra
Trevor, Addie and the Quinster

Sean, Sara, Lissa and Peyton

Megan Anne
The love of my life
Last but not least .. our naughty little dog
Life is good