Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Peachy Cheap

Ever heard of this site? It's a scrapbook/crafting site that sells a different item a day at a super cheap deal! How fun!

Today's deal was for some velvet flowers, which I don't need...but I thought the site had a neat concept, so I'll be checking back frequently to see what the next deal is!!!

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Birdie Nest Treaties

My little man had treats this week for pre-school. So we made super cute and super easy Rice Krispie Treat Nests. Recipe and instructions found here.

He also had the class 'pet' for the weekend, so that is why you'll see a stuffed dog in most of these pictures. At the end of the weekend, he has to make a 'diary entry' for the dog about what they did over the weekend. So he wrote about making the treats.

First... we colored our coconut GREEN!
Then mixed up our marshmallows with rice krispies (and fruit pebbles) to make them extra colorful! Pressed them in greased cupcake tins in the shape of nests. Make sure to make room for your eggs in the middle!
Sprinkle on your colored coconut...
Drop in your 'eggs'. We used jelly beans.
And then we topped them with Peep Birdies!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Egg Wreath

I saw this idea here at one of the blogs I follow and wanted to try it... especially since I have NO EASTER decor on my front door. Or ANY decor for that matter....


I found a large and small straw wreath at Michaels, one that fit inside the other snugly... and bags of plastic eggs for $1/18 pack (at Dollar Tree). If you checked out the above link, you'll notice that she used wooden eggs. I couldn't find any, and using plastic eggs is probably WAY CHEAPER (at least around here).

So I used packaging tape to secure my wreaths together... (just saw it laying around and though, hmmm, why not!)

Then I started to glue on the eggs in random positions.
Once it was filled (I used 3 packs of eggs = 54 eggs), I started to glue spanish moss around the outside of the wreath to cover the straw. Then I strung a little glue in between the eggs and shoved little bits of moss between them to fill in the gaps.
And this is what it look like when it's mossed-out!
I used some leftover ribbon I had to hang it.. plus a 3M Command hanger and hung it outside my front door. This was AFTER I attempted to hang it on my front door. Come to find out, I couldn't shut my storm door after it was up. *Argh* Oh well.
Then, clean up your mess! Because you WILL have a mess if you use spanish moss.
*Note to self: Don't set glue gun down on table when using spanish moss. Makes for a messy, mossy, glue gun.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chocolate Bunny Cupcake Wrappers

I know this is last minute, and I had hoped to have more cute Easter wrappers in my shop, but my life has been a bit busy lately. I just didn't have the time to get much listed! I was suddenly swamped with custom orders (but I'm not complaining!)!

However... I DID list these 'yummy' chocolate bunny cupcake wrappers. I have them all ready to go. So as soon as your order is complete, they'll be hoppin' your way!

*Just a couple hours after listing these, they have been featured in a treasury! Check it out here!

**And minutes after the above addendum, I was featured in ANOTHER treasury! Check THAT one out here!

***Yet another treasury feature! Go here.

Let me know if you want more then one set! It's do-able!

And don't forget to check out the 'old school' wrappers I have listed for only $3/set.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Remember my daughter's poor unfinished dresser? I have already repainted the bed and sidetable. And this weekend my husband, daughter and I all tackled the dresser....


AND.... in other news, just as exciting... my husband finished the baby's high chair!!!! I am currently applying Butcher's Block to it for the final stage... to make it food safe! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Monday, March 1, 2010


I've listed some baby themed wrappers the last couple days... as well as a SHERIFF BADGE. They are all available in other colors and the badge can have any letter of your choice.

Now on to the topic at hand...

And the winner is.... according to #32

Blogger jakiesmom said...i like the ladybug wrappers, i'd love to see a train
Be sure to shoot me your info so I can get your tree sent to you! Email me at the5turners [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thanks for all your comments and suggestions! In fact, I've got a train listed and have a 2nd version in the making!

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