Thursday, November 11, 2010

Snowman Soup

One day (back in winter '09) when I was walking around Dollar Tree I saw the cutest snowman mugs! You see em down there? Pretty stinking cute huh? Well I just had to have 'em! So I picked thru the shelf for the best looking ones. I thought they would be perfect for snowman soup!! Now who was I going to give snowman soup to? Of course my mom cause she collects snowman but who else? Kid of the Houses teachers! So off I went to Target to get my white filler paper (ummm I'm kinda in love with it!),candy canes, hot chocolate, and mini marshmallows. Well, you will never guess what I found @ Target!! You give up? OK....

SNOWMANMALLOWS...OMG just perfect for Snowman Soup right? Right! So I bought a package, okay 2. Once I got home I ate a few then started putting some into little ziploc baggies. I added white filler paper to the mugs, then hot chocolate and marshmallows. Then I realized I didn't buy candy canes! It was all the SnowmanMallows fault. They had me all excited that I just plain forgot about candy canes! So off I go to Walgreens. While in Walgreens I see chocolate covered marshmallow snowmen and just needed to have 'em for my Snowman Soup. Don't worry, this time I didn't forget the candy canes. Once I returned home I added a chocolate covered marshmallow snowman and 2 candy canes to the mug! So very cute!

I wrapped it up in clear cellophane, added some curling ribbon, and a tag with the Snowman Soup poem.

I cannot find the poem anywhere on my computer but I'm sure if you google "Snowman Soup," you can find it very quickly! Sorry :(

Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthday Wreath

Lately, I've been into wreaths! I'm not sure why but whatever! I wanted to make a fun birthday wreath that could be used for all of our birthdays. I decided on a primary colors plus green curling ribbon wreath. I had a foam floral wreath from Dollar Tree in one of those party totes and I have a TON of curling ribbon. All I did was cut strips of ribbon, double knot them around the wreath, and then curl with my scissors. Ta-da!!!

I thought it needed something more so I went to my cricut and cut out some birthday related shapes and a number 3, for the Kid of the House, and then taped them on! The awesome thing is, Man of the House turns 30 this month (shh don't tell him I told you!) so all I have to do is add a zero and I'm set!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Toy Story Party Favors

See how bad I suck at this whole blogging thing?! I told myself that if I blog for four out of seven days this week, I could finally buy the mirror/shelf/sweater hanger for my entry way that I have been dying to buy forever! So, I am now fully determined to do it! I am so determine that I decided to skip Desperate Housewives (it's on the DVR though!!) and get one post out of the way.

My son's THIRD birthday (OMG, where did time go?) was in October. We decided on a Toy Story theme back in April or May and I had been stocking up on party favors since then. I wanted a cute goody bag but couldn't think of anything. One day as I was looking through two totes of random birthday party stuff from previous birthdays, I came across two packs of lime green party bags left over from his first birthday. That's when I came up with this:

The eyes were cut from my cricut and the mouth and ears were freehand! The purple bottom was cut to fit then I traced a semi circle and cut it out. I wish my cricut could've done all the work but all the work was well worth it!

These were all the goodies in the bags. It was all super cheap (just the way I LOVE it!) and when I need about 20 goody bags it needs to be cheap! The books, bubble necklaces, crazy straw, and chalk were from Target all on clearance. The book and bubbles were 25 cents each, the straws were a 12 pack for 10 cents (I love when dollar spot clearance is 90% and there is actually good stuff left!!), and the chalk was a 36 pack but I don't remember how much (super cheap though!). The frisbee was 10 cents @ Party City and the sticker was from a 24 pack found @ Wal-Mart for $1.50. The Toy Story candies and Cheez-It's were also found at Wal-Mart. The fun dip was a 10 pack for $1.00, the other candy was a 12-14 pack for $1.00, and the Cheez-It's were a little less than $3.00 for 12 packs!