Jul 22

Crafty Craving

Category: Cards

Last Sunday I was feeling crafty and needed to get my craft on. I got out my paper products and made some cards. I want to show them to you.

Thank you

Happy birthday

Thank you

Back of thank you

Happy birthday

Back of happy birthday

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May 1

Nephews’ Birthdays

Category: Birthday,family

My oldest nephew turned the big eighteen yesterday and another of my nephews has his 5th birthday today. It’s crazy how time flies, isn’t it?! The 18 year old is finishing up his senior year of high school and doing very well in volleyball with his team. He would like to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, since they recently reduced the male age to 18 instead of 19. He’s such a good kid. He would be the ideal son. One who didn’t get into very much trouble, one who makes everyone laugh with his jokes, one who cares about the underdog in a group, one who is responsible enough to babysit his younger siblings, one who never got hooked on drugs or anything habitual so far, and one who loves his family and would do anything for them. He really has grown up very well. I still remember the chubby little-boy days. Heehee! I used to snap photos of him as a kid and they were some of my favorites by teachers and friends. I’m a very proud aunt to call him my nephew. The 5 year old is growing up as well. He had 6 friends he invited over to his birthday party. He currently has white blonde hair (a toe-head) and is super tall for his age. He’s a super busy boy, always moving, keeping his mom and dad on their toes. I’m so blessed to have such good nieces and nephews!

Happy 18th Birthday and Happy 5th Birthday, boys!

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Mar 29

Easter cards

Category: Holiday

I understand that not everyone celebrates Easter. Those of you who do, how many of you like to send out Easter cards? I never have before but it sounds like a fun tradition to start with a family. Grandparents would love receiving a hand drawn picture of the Easter bunny or even a tiny Easter chick. Older kids may understand the meaning of Easter and could draw religious pictures to mail out. There are lots of possibilities.

I sincerely hope everyone has a safe and fun Easter holiday, if you celebrate it of course. Happy Easter!!

Easter chick

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Feb 13

Be My Valentine

Category: Holiday

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Who has a Valentine already? For the singles, it’s not a given that you have a Valentine automatically. Who will be mine this year? Ah, I think one of my 1 year old kitties might be in the running.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

ewe and me
Creative Commons License photo credit: jerseygal2009

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Mar 13

First Birthday Souvenir Ideas – Anniversary Gifts – Ideas And Instructions

Category: Birthday

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A first birthday is a record in a child’s life. The first birthday gift is an important part of this process of honoring the addition to the private.

Clothing Shows You Care
Clothing can be a fantastic first birthday gift. In order to avoid delivering a gift that is predictable, make sure that you make your fashion gift truly only one of its kind and memorable. Finally, for a truly fantastic first birthday gift, shop at a boutique seller.

Preserve the Memories for Parents
Any parent who has raised a child knows just how fast they grow. A perfect Birthday Gifts is any item that allows the parents to stop time and hold those memories forever. Picture frames, memory books and scrapbooks are ideal choices.

Fun for Baby
Of course, any time you consider what to purchase as a birthday gift, you need to stop and think about what the birthday child will enjoy. For a first birthday gift, the baby is at a stage where they are still developing quite quickly. For example, pick a classic book that can be read to baby.

i loved these books!!
Creative Commons License photo credit: jelene

Most babies receive dozens of toys and personal items on their first birthday. There are several easy options for investing in the baby’s name.

If you’re interested in choosing a gag gift for a friend, relative, or co-worker, then here are some tips to find the perfect 18th birthday gifts:

1. Give a homemade gag gift.

There’s always something special about receiving a homemade gift from someone. Giving this type of gift emphasizes the fact that indeed, “It’s the thought that counts.” And these thoughts will cause the gift-receiver to smile or chuckle! If the gift recipient is nearing retirement, some excellent options include a mini retirement fund (a penny in a baby food jar), or a DIY cane. As with any other type of gag gift, make sure to select the present that you give carefully.

2. Avoid embarrassing or offending the gift recipient.

While this is important when giving a gift, it’s especially true when giving a gag gift. Some people might not respond well to receiving this type of gift. The key is to pick a gift that will cause the gift recipient to smile or chuckle with glee, without turning red with embarrassment.

3. Make the gift personal.

Like when giving any other birthday gifts, this is crucial. Thinking about the gift-recipient will help to make the present extra-special.

4. Choose the right gift wrap.

This is a crucial step when choosing a gag gift. It will hint at that type of gift that you’re giving. You could choose some humorous gift wrap, which will give a clue that you’re going to give a gag gift. Another option would be to wrap the gift using colorful wrapping paper. When choosing a birthday gift, why not choose a gag gift?

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