Thursday, March 22, 2012

Yet another wreath..

My great nephew, Cody, told me I have an addiction.. I believe he is right.. after searching high and low for my BRIGHT pink and green Easter wreath I finally caved and made a new one .. I don't like it.. oh, don't get me wrong, it's lovely.. but it's not BRIGHT pink and green.. nor does it have those colorful plastic eggs we all know and love .. can't find that wreath either.. if they are not hidden in some container under all of my Christmas containers the only solution I have is.. they were in the huge hauls I was happily making to Goodwill during the Christmas season.. yes, I said it.. they may have been donated.. along with lots of other goodies I had no intention of donating.. oh well.. if I did it then, subconsiously, I must have ment to, right?

This is the new wreath.. with a few changes it would be the perfect wreath for any UNC fan.. in fact, I'm in the process of making a couple of those.. must get those taken care of before the big game.. today? tomorrow? hmm.. not sure when but I'll get them done today.. just in case... As for this wreath.. it will be residing on a new door by this afternoon/evening.. Thanks Julie! I hope you enjoy it.

1. Old Christmas wreath
2. Blue deco mesh
3. Spring ribbon of your choice. I used the entire roll adding loops and making the bow.

Using 2 sprigs of the wreath I twisted them around the ribbon to secure. Draw up a loop .. the size depends on the wreath frame and your desired fullness... twist 2 more springs around that section and continue around until you are back at the starting point but not completely touching .. leave room for your bow. With either the same ribbon or something contrasting of your liking wire a big bow together and secure at the starting point. Fluff away.. I always fluff and twist and fluff some more once the wreath is hung on the door. I love a big full wreath for my front door so it can be seen from the highway. You may want a smaller wreath.. this one measures .. oh...26 or 27 inches from top to bottom and from side to side.. nice, big, fluffy wreath. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I'll try to answer ASAP... who am I kidding.. no one reads this.. except me! Oh well, it will be great to have references when Old Timer's sets in...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

MyPoints vs Swagbucks...

I've been a member of MyPoints for several years... if I'm shopping online... I'm searching via MyPoints first. I'm also a Swagbucks member.. however, I am not a huge fan... with MyPoints you collect points for searches, shopping, reading email and visiting featured sites then cash the points in for gift cards.. actual gift cards.. I've done this for the past few years and tuck them into my grown kids Christmas stocking... the more I shop the more they get. Swagbucks came to my attention at one of those "crazy coupon classes".. you know the one.. you pay the chicks to teach you how to cut out coupons and then run all over town spending time, energy and money in gas just to save a few bucks... I know, I know.. there are some good deals out there.. you have to search them out and with a little time and effort you really can save.. I'm just not one of the hysterical people that will rush to a grocery store at 5:00 AM to shop for an 1½ hours to check out (most stores won't allow you to get the goods before a certain time) so I can get "free" things to store in a closet because it was something I don't use..but can donate eventually... Oh.. so off topic, aren't I? LOL.. okay, back to swagbucks.. I do search, and have once, ONCE gotten 22 points for searching.. usually it's 3 points.. possibly 10 points and never, EVER more than once a day... I've been a member for over a year and have only collected a little over 1600 points.. mostly for watching videos (3 points after 10 videos) which as far as I can see can't be cashed in yet... and when it can be.. you have to use it online.. which means you pay shipping and handling vs a gift card that is mailed to you from MyPoints .. which you can then take to the actual store .. no shipping/processing cost.. it is literally FREE... gotta love MyPoints. If you're not a member.. give me a shout.. I'll hook you up.. Yes, I do get points if you join.. but that's not the reason I want you to join.. I want you to reap the benefits of FREE.. because FREE is good...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

To bake... or not to bake...

that is the question... I've become a Pinterest addict.. I may need a 12 step program.. seriously... especially after I decided to try this latest pin I found..
Boiled eggs in the oven.. actually, they're baked.. and it was a big fat fail... wasted 2 good eggs.. good thing I didn't do dozens for egg dying..
Oh well.. back to the drawing... er.. pinterest board... haha

Sort of looks like a prehistoric creature doesn't it?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Connor's baby shower..

we called it a "Welcome Connor" party.. and boy! was he ever made welcome! Cindy was given lots of nice gifts and she appreciated each one. Lots of friends and family came to meet Connor...