Friday, January 16, 2009

Christmas Shopping In January

Here is what I bought today for my Christmas 09 shopping!
Stocking to give to my niece & nephew, cousins, and best friends kids.
Bubbles for my kids and my niece & nephew.
Jump ropes for my best friends daughter, niece and cousin.
A cute summer outfit for my niece. I made sure it'll fit her next summer.
Some red ornaments for a craft project I'll be working on later.
I also bought a 3 foot Christmas tree for only $3.50!
I had lots of fun today!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Celebrate Me Day!

It's Time To Celebrate Me Day!
What is Celebrate Me Day?
It's the day once a month you spend pampering or doing something for yourself.
What day is it?
It's the same day as your birth date!
So since my Birthday is June 14, my Celebrate Me Day is the 14th of every month!
Join Me!

Today is my Celebrate Me Day.
I'm sick.
Not really able to do much. But, I'm going to go to my mom's this evening and she's making Chicken & Biscuits for dinner, which is one of my favorite meals. Yummy. So she'll be cooking dinner for the family, so it gives me a break for today. So I'm celebrating Me Day by not preparing dinner. Not much for my first Celebrate Me Day. Hopefully next month, I'll be able to pamper myself more. Maybe tonight, I'll soak in the bath tub. I'll update later...

Friday, January 2, 2009

Homemade Gift Boxes

I've decided this year that I'm going to create gift boxes instead of using the gift bags to transport my gifts in for family and friends. Here is what I did...

You will need:
Wrapping Paper
Scissors or a Knife

First cut off any flaps from the top of the box.
Then measure the wrapping paper with the box laying on the side, width and additional that will cover 1/2 the bottom of the box.
Make sure the paper's length will cover all 4 sides of the box

Wrap the paper around the box. The tape. I place the crease on the corner of the box so it won't be as visible.

On the bottom, wrap it like you would a gift and secure with tape.

Cut another piece of paper as you did the first time, but not leaving much of extra. Maybe 1/2 of inch.

Fold the 1/2 inch upward so the back of the paper is showing

Fold the whole sheet in half and crease it. This will be put in the boxes corner to make it easier to insert.

Wrap the inner paper around the box, and secure with tape

Cut out a piece of paper the same size as the bottom of the box

Fold the sides in about 1/4 inch

Place inside of box and secure with tape

My box had handle holes so I cute them out as well.
Now I'm done!

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