In honor of our family reunion today, I’m drinking my morning coffee from my 1996 Giuseponi etc. commemorative family reunion mug.
Eating, laughing and several choruses of “You Are My Sunshine” and “Que Sera Sera” played on the mandolins are sure fill a jar like this to overflowing.
Valentine’s Day – Not the holiday typically set aside for handmade / recycled gifts, unless they’re from your 5 year-old. Or so I thought. Keep your flowers and chocolates – I totally want this.
I’m addicted to these – and I don’t care who knows it.
I love to make them and I love to use them.
I was visiting my super-awesome-sister, who also happens to be super-awesome-thrifty, she was mid-painting when I noticed she was using a plastic movie case as a painting palette. check out some of her super-awesome-paintings at www.etsy.com/shop/jeney.
We were strolling the grounds of the Real Goods Solar Living Institute located in Hopland, CA this afternoon and eventually wandered into the gift shop. There are loads of amazing things and among them – a working tin can robot!
Plarn (plastic yarn) is made from plastic grocery bags cut into strips then crocheted to create virtually anything – In this case we’re using a grocery bag to create … a grocery bag.
My plan is to blow all my Swagbucks on Amazon gift cards and post those cards to my Amazon account. Then I’ll order all my Christmas gift from Amazon.com and Viola! – Free Christmas!
Another bonus is that while everyone else isrushing around in the rain looking for a parking space, I’ll be doing all my Christmas shopping online… in my PJs… while drinking coffee in my kitchen. All Is Calm.
At the local recycle center 80 empty water bottles will get you a whopping 4 bucks.
At the Samaritans Purse website that whopping 4 bucks will provide a child with milk for an entire week.
You Should Do It.
I love getting Christmas cards – I love it so much I want to marry it.
Tomorrow kicks off the national collection week for Operation Christmas Child – although for many of us this project actually begins in July, when it’s still hot outside and most people aren’t thinking about Christmas.
Today our small church exchanged our normal Sunday morning service for a box packing service – everyone of every age participated. Two hours and 1200 shoe boxes later we had turned a small congregation into world-wide missionaries, sending hope to children all over the world.