Friday, December 18, 2015

That time of the year again!
Party Time!

Every year I try to think of new and different gifts
for Teachers, and Student's goody bags.
In addition to those, I'm the one who usually does the party crafts, 
which means a LOT of time
for creative thinking and gathering of the supplies.

As much as I love to BaKe,
I know the Teachers get overwhelmed with BaKeD goOdies, 
so I try to come up with something different.

What I started doing last year,
 was get them gift cards from one of 
our local coffee shops.
I put a $5 limit on it,
 enough for a medium to large drink,
or a small drink and a pastry.

Using my Silhouette, I cut out these pretties:

They are supposed to bend at both ends and pop open to make a small pillow,
but I don't know if it was the humidity
or the paper wasn't thick enough 
{even though I did use heavy cardstock}
they just wouldn't pop open,
so I ended up just folding them over like this:

This year's gOody Bags:

Many parents put candies or edible treats in the goOdy Bags,
which is why I go the Art route!
These kinds of crafts you can get
at Michael's and Hobby Lobby
in bulk bags 
and usually marked down.
And Don't Forget Your Coupon!
for those things that aren't.

Mini~BuBBLes and a homemade ornament
complete the ensemble.

Happiness in a plain brown paper bag!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Squee! Noir Movie MaRaThoN!!!

Oh My!

The Chook and I 
these old vintage films....

TCM's Noir Movie Marathon

Murder Mystery at its BesT!

I just found out about it a few days ago,
but you can bet that we're on top of it now...

and don't forget your
butter butter buttered popcorn
coffee ice cream shakes!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

TooLs I'd LiKe to HaVe....


a TiLLer.

Our yard is small enough for this size tiller to be perfect!
Our house was built in 1953 
and the yard is seriously packed.
It could use with a bit of loosening up.

and it's electric which means no running to the gas station for gas.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Crafts from around the corner.....

Aren't they gorgeous?
so grOOvy and Sci Fi!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Priscilla's Earthly Delights

oooh where's me cuppa?
I've got some Delightful reading ahead....

My collection of vintage Christmas Craft magazines
has just grown significantly!

I love going through all these vintage magazines.
Many of the crafts are fantastic,
and many of them bring back
childhood memories!

Now to sticky note all those crafts......


Friday, November 8, 2013

Patchouli Plants

Whole fOOds has their Patchouli plants in!

Every year I wait, and wait...
and then,
they come in.
And then,
I buy a bunch!

I  heart Patchouli.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October is the fallen leaf,
but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen.
It is the distant hills once more in sight, 
and the enduring constellations above them once again.
~ Hal Borland

All things on earth point home in old October; 
Sailors to sea,
Travelers to walls and fences, 
Hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds,
the Lover to the love he has forsaken. 
~Thomas Wolfe

Escape by Rachel Bingaman
ut it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.