Wednesday, March 30, 2011

too long

its been too long!  i'm not even going to make excuses, i just haven't made the time to blog.  well, how about i just jump right into it with a quick craft?!

Make your own CURLY BOW!  i'm all about gift wrap.  the paper, the bags, the bows--all of it!  my sissy and i will be celebrating our 30th this saturday!  after finding the gifts, and the bags, i could not find some bows that were up to par.  what's up with that, hallmark?!  any hoo, here is my version...

you'll need:
curling ribbon
yes, that's it.
for the small bag, i cut 10 strands of ribbon approx. 12-18 inches long.  for the large bag i cut 10 strands approx. 24 inches long.
after you cut your 10 strands, cut one more.  if you have an extra set of hands, insert now:
tie them all up with that last piece of ribbon.
curl away, and tie onto your bags!  i just used a single do want your recipient to be able to open their gift!

much better.
here's a thought:  want to stick this to a package instead of a bag?  well then, staple your bow to a small piece of card stock, and slap on a piece of double sided tape!  ta daaaa!!
happy wrapping! :o)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

emily's par-tay!

it was really a nice day.  no fuss, no muss!
a good time was had by all!!  
for details about emily's cake, check out my other blog!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

my little girl is FIVE today!!!

You are an amazing little girl.  These last five years have been such a gift.  I am so proud to be your mommy, and I love you more than words can say.  Happy 5th Birthday my sweet girl!! <3