Do you like to shop?

Friday, April 30, 2010

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I know I do! And shopping online makes it so easy these days.

Just recently a very neat company was brought to my attention. It's called CSN Stores. Let me tell you, this company is huge and by huge I mean they offer a ton of products. I'm talking tons! Fire pits, corner tv stands, home decor, shoes and more! They even have school and office supplies from their 200 + stores to shop from.

Imagine my excitement when I was asked to review a product from CSN Stores! Lucky me! Be sure to come back and see what I choose! Until then go see what they have to offer. I know you'll find something you like or have been wanting!
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nothing

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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sometimes.
i've just got nothing.
nothing to blog about that is.
how about you?

So not much for today
except...
...our anniversary dinner date went wonderful.
We went to our favorite tiny Mexican restaurant.
Then over to our favorite ice cream parlor.
Hot fudge sundae for him and black & tan for me!

We got to enjoy each other's company in peace. Sometimes you need that.
It was wonderful!

Thanks so much for all of your happy anniversaries! I appreciate that!
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9 Years Ago Today

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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This girl married her love!
Perfect Love! That's the name of our song, by Trisha Yearwood. It's engraved in his wedding band. He purposed at a Trisha Yearwood concert during this song. (not on stage) And it was played at our wedding during the recessional. It was perfect!

We got the boys a sitter for the evening so we get to celebrate over dinner. A peaceful dinner!

From day one I have loved his sense of humor. Come on now it takes a sense of humor to put up with that much cake smooched on your face!

And his crazy character!

And there are a ton of other things that I love about him. He is an awesome husband, provider and father, just to name a few. I love you Sweetie! Happy Anniversary!
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Tea Cup Bird Feeder Tutorial

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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I've been making these Tea Cup Bird Feeders for years and thought you might like to make one too! You know now that spring is here. The Birdies just might like this. 


Materials 

Cup and Saucer

Spoon

1/2 inch Copper Pipe (Plumbing section of a hardware store.) Side Note: I get several emails saying that the copper pipe is just too expensive however, I would like to point out that for about $10-$12 you can actually get about 3 stands when cut down to size. I don't think that's too bad!

1/2 inch Copper Cap (Also in the plumbing section of a hardware store.)

Sandpaper

All-Purpose Adhesive (E6000 works best!)

Birdseed

Water

1. With sandpaper, lightly sand the bottom of the cup. 

2. Lightly sand the top of the saucer where the cup will sit. This will allow for a better bond.

3. Apply the adhesive around the base of the cup where it will touch the saucer.

4. Attach the cup to the saucer, press firmly. Add weight to the top while drying, books work good.

5. Sand the bottom of the spoon and the small spot on the saucer where the spoon will sit.

6. Apply adhesive to the spoon. I also apply adhesive to the stem of the spoon where it will hit the edge of the saucer.

7. Attach spoon to the saucer. Press down firmly. This perch is for the birds! he! he!

8. Now this next step is the hardest but it must be done properly if you want it to last. You must wait for the adhesive to properly dry/cure before moving on. :) This must be done and could take up to 24 hrs. Read the directions on whichever adhesive you select for dry time.

9. Once the adhesive is dry, turn the cup and saucer upside down and sand a small spot in the center of the saucer.

10. Sand the top of the 1/2 inch copper cap.

11. Apply adhesive to the copper cap.

12. Attach the copper cap to the bottom of the saucer. Pressing firmly again add weight to the top as it is drying.

13. Now again you must allow this to properly dry. This seems like forever! But you need to let it dry for the proper time if you want it to last.

14. Place the copper pipe in the ground.  

15. Place the Tea Cup Bird Feeder on top, by placing the pipe in the cap that is attached to the bottom of the saucer. My copper pipe is about 3 feet tall but you can make it any desired height. Smaller heights are good for pots.

16. Add water to the cup and birdseed to the saucer and let the birdies enjoy!

These will last for several years. This one below is one of my favorites and is about 6 years old! It is still very sturdy! And does not need any repairs and never has needed any repairs. I did use the E600 on this one. I love it!


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Mother's Day Order deadline extended for one more day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

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We have extended our deadline for guaranteed Mother's Day delivery to today! Order now for MOM!


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Before and After - Frame to Jewelry Caddy/Organizer

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As you may have guessed I like jewelry. But I don't like wearing some of my jewelry in the shower, pearls and handmade jewelry especially. So I created this little jewelry caddy!

I found this neat little/perfect size frame at the thrift store. Took the picture out and spray painted the frame in my fave color. Next I picked out a fabric that I love, did an accordion like fold to create pockets, then pressed. Sandwiched the fabric between the frame and the original picture. Trimmed the excess fabric on the back side but leaving enough on the sides to pull the pockets out a bit. Then covered the back with the frame backing. That was it! You could probably tape or glue your fabric too for more support, but this one is pretty tight so I didn't. Isn't it great?!


Now let me explain something. I have one of those tiny 3/4 bath rooms. You know, corner shower, pedestal sink and not a cupboard in site. Space is very limited! Every time I wear my jewelry I forget to take it off before I go to take a shower and well, I'm left searching for somewhere to put it. Can't put it on the sink cause it might go down the drain, can't put it on the toilet cause gross! And forget about putting it on the floor cause that's just what would happen, I'd forget about it. This seemed like the perfect thing for my tiny space. It fits perfectly on the wall between my shower and my mirror.

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Under the Table and Dreaming, The Girl Creative, MM Party at BNOTP, Making the World Cuter, The DIY Showoff, Keeping it Simple, Made by You Monday, Coastal Charm, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, All Thingz Related, Reinvented, My Frugal Family, A Soft Place to Land, Tip Junkie, Today's Creative Blog, Blue Cricket Design, Life in the Pitts, Me and My Bucket, Someday Crafts, Room to Inspire, Creations by Kara, My Backyard Eden, Always Nesting, Fireflies and Jellybeans, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Beyond the Picket Fence, Life as Lori, Somewhat Simple, The Shabby Nest, It's FUN to Craft, A Few of My Favorite Things, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Along for the Ride
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(CLOSED) Review & Giveaway - Worthy of the Prize Fit Band

Friday, April 23, 2010

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We've got a great giveaway for you today! Have you heard of Fit Bands and Fit Cards? Well if not let me tell you!

My new friends over at Worthy of the Prize Ministries are the makers of Fit Bands and Fit Cards. Fit bands are functional yet stylish wristlets and lanyards for both women and men. They are great for your keys! You can hang them on your wrist or finger to free up your hands when on the go. Another great purpose of the Fit Band is for attaching the Fit Cards.
I personally love the whole concept of the Fit Cards. They are the perfect gift for my family. Fit Cards are a set of prayer cards, memory cards or devotional cards. Each set contains 31 cards, one for each day of the month. Fit Cards were designed to attach to the Fit Band to wear while you warm-up, stretch, walk, jog, or cool-down during your workout. This way you can pray, memorize scripture or do devotionals while you exercise! The idea is to stay spiritually fit, as well as physically fit all at the same time! Great idea right?!
I made a nice little trade with Erin of Worthy of the Prize and now have some bands and cards for my family.

Check these out! They are durable and well made. Both the bands and the cards are very strong. The cards are like a credit card in size and material and they hold up very well. And just look at those bands! So stylish and a great place for your keys! Thank you Erin I love them!

Also want to mention that you need to go over to the Worthy of the Prize blog and check that out. See what they are doing in their ministry (great stuff) and also find out about any sales they have going on!
 
Want one? Worthy of the Prize has generously offered 50% off your purchase (excludes Fit Cards). They have also offered a special for 1 Band + 1 Set of Cards (a $31.50 value when purchased separately) or a Baby Gift set for only $20!  Just mention Cap Creations when you order to receive this discount! Great Mother's Day or Teacher gift!

Worthy of the Prize is also giving away any available Fit Band of the winner's choice!

To Enter:
Visit Worthy of the Prize and have a look at their great stuff! Come back here and comment about any product from their site. This is mandatory before extra entries count!

Extra Entries: (leave a separate comment for each)
-Follow the Worthy of the Prize blog.
- Become a fan of Worthy of the Prize on Facebook and suggest their page to friends.
- Follow Worthy of the Prize on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (leave link in comment).
- Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post and Worthy of the Prize.
- Purchase anything from Worthy of the Prize for 5 extra entries, leave 5 comments.
- Follow this blog.

Open to US residents through Sunday, May 2nd. Winner will have 72 hrs to respond and claim their prize. Make sure we have a way to contact you if you should win.
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Mother's Day Deadline

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Remember the last day to order in time for Mother's day is this Sunday, April 25th! Get your orders in now!

How about one of these tiny initial charms for Mom with an initial for each child?


We have an exciting giveaway tomorrow so be sure to come back to enter!
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Baseball Invitation

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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This baseball invitation for our baseball party is fairly easy to make. You print out the details of your party on white card stock. Center up the wording and cut with a circle cutter (as always you can cut by hand if needed). Next you punch out an even number of small holes in the shape of an arch (one arch on the top and one arch on the bottom) these will be for the strings of the ball. Use a small red ribbon and thread it through the holes then make a knot on the back at four ends to keep the ribbon from coming out.

We have included the template here if you'd like to use it. It's pretty basic but it may save you some time cause you won't have to figure out where to punch the holes. Click on the image below to enlarge, click again to enlarge even more, right click and save it to your computer. Open the template in a photo editing program and line up the corners with a regular 8.5 x 11 size sheet (use the little black lines for reference). Now you can add your wording/party details. Print it out on white card stock, use the very small and light dot in the center to line up your circle cutter and cut. Punch the holes on all the small dots, make them fairly small. Now your invitation is ready to thread your red ribbon. Our invitation measures 5.25 inches.

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Dolly Outfitters Handbag WINNER!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Thanks so much to all that took the time to enter the giveaway for the Lovely Quilted Handbag from Dolly Outfitters! If you're not the winner this time don't worry, we have another great giveaway coming Friday!

We have randomly selected the winner!
Lucky comment # 43! Who is Julie! We will be in contact Julie! Be sure to check your spam folder you won't want to miss it!
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Printable Baseball Party Favor Thank You Tags

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We used these thank you tags for our baseball party favor bags. We attached them to clothes pins, then placed them on the favor bags to keep shut.
Click on the image below to enlarge, click again to enlarge even more, then right click and save it to your computer. You can print it from your computer as is but for best results open it in a photo editing program and line up the corners with a regular 8.5 x 11 size sheet (use the little black lines for reference) then print.

































Once printed, punch out with a 1 3/4 inch puncher (you could hand cut too if needed) and attach to the clothes pin! All done!

These are great as hang tags too! Simply punch a small hole and attach string or ribbon and hang on your party favors! Enjoy!
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DIY - Happy Birthday Baseball Banner Printable

Monday, April 19, 2010

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The Happy Birthday Baseball Banner was the first thing our guests noticed when they arrived at our baseball party and it was very simple to make!

































Using the template below as a guide for measurements cut out triangles from your choice of colored card stock (regular 8.5 x 11) we used red. You will need one triangle for each letter in Happy Birthday and more if you want some blank ones. You will get 3 triangles from 1 sheet of paper.


Printing the baseball letters.
1. Click on the baseball letters below to enlarge.
2. Click on them again to enlarge even more. 
3. Right click & save to your computer.
4.You can print it from your computer like a photo but for best results open it in a photo editing program and re size to a regular 8.5 x 11 size sheet (use the little black lines for reference).
5. Print on card stock. You must print the first one twice to have all the letters you will need.
6. Cut out baseball letters with a circle cutter leaving a small white border around the edge.

Glue or tape the balls to the triangles. Punch holes on the top of each side of the triangle with a regular hole puncher, this is where your ribbon will thread through. We punched 2 holes to make it bigger. Thread your choice of ribbon in through the front of the triangle toward the back and then through to the front again. Do this for every letter while putting them in the correct order. Leave extra ribbon to tie on your banner. All done! Hang and enjoy!
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(CLOSED) Lovely Handbag from Dolly Outfitters Review & Giveaway

Friday, April 16, 2010

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I've got a treat for you today! My friend Lori of Dolly Outfitters has offered one of her lovely handmade Quilted Handbags! These would make excellent Mother's Day gifts!

Dolly Outfitters is the perfect place for all of your doll clothes and doll accessory needs! But, you may not know that Lori also makes some wonderful quilted handbags! I know these bags are so wonderful because she gifted me with one this last Christmas! And I love it!

Let me share about mine and what I love so much about it!

Size = Perfect! Not too big but not too small at 12 inches wide, 11 inches tall, and 4 inches deep.

Pockets & Space - This bag has tons of each! I don't know about you but I hate when I reach in my bag and there is just one large pocket and you have to search over every item in there to find what you needed. Not a problem at all with this one! Six pockets in all to keep your things organized. Two large main zippered pockets to hold your larger items such as wallet, planner, even a water bottle. Inside one of these large pockets you'll find a fairly large zippered side pocket. On the front of this bag there are two more zippered pockets about 6x6 inches. I love these pockets for my cell phone in one and keys in the other. I always know where they are and no panic or search when I need them. And on the back side of the bag there is a slip-in pocket that goes the width of the bag and about 6 inches tall.
Strap - Lori has strategically placed snaps so that you can adjust the strap to three different lengths!

Craftsmanship & Quality - One look and feel of this bag and you will see that it is finely made! It is durable, completely finished and fully lined! No unfinished areas or back side of fabric visable anywhere! The inside of the two smaller front pockets is even lined! And all fabric is quilted.

I also love the fact that this bag is handmade!

Back side and top photos of my lovely bag!
I betcha want one now don't ya?! Dolly Outfitters has offered a special discount! Use coupon code CapBlog at checkout and receive 15% off any order over $25!

One lucky winner will get to select any available Quilted Handbag of their choice! Yeah!

To Enter:
Visit Dolly Outfitters and have a look at their great stuff! Come back here and comment about any product from their site. This is mandatory before extra entries count!

Extra Entries: (leave a separate comment for each)
- Become a fan of Dolly Outfitters on Facebook and suggest their page to friends. If they get 50 new fans, they will post a giveaway for Facebook followers only for a Bangle Watch & Mini Bag!
- Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post and Dolly Outfitters.
- Tweet about this giveaway, leave the link in your comment.
- Purchase anything from Dolly Outfitters for 5 extra entries, leave 5 comments.
- Follow this blog.

Open to US residents through Monday, April 19th. Winner will have 72 hrs to respond and claim their prize. Make sure we have a way to contact you if you should win.
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