Monday, May 25, 2009

Coupon Organizer

I just noticed that some asked how I made my coupon organizer! I basically took apart my old one from Dollar Tree and copied it! I just cut some white cardstock down to 8 1/2 x 7 I think. Then I folded it to 4 1/4 x 7. I used my 4 inch piece and folded it accordian style. I attached it to both edges of my sections. Then I wrapped the red piece around all of it. I used redline tape to hold it together, which is pretty tough stuff. Still haven't put modpodge on it yet, need to do that. If I can do it, ANYONE can do it!

DC Trip

Hey everyone! It's starting to heat up, isn't it? We were in DC last week & it was pretty muggy! More so then here at home. Alyson & I mainly went to see my grandmother who was in town visiting my Aunt Patti. We were able to spend some time with them, which was fun. We also got to go through some of the museums. Mom & Dad had some business to take care of so Aly & I had an adventure on the subway. Can you believe I forgot my stroller? The first day was SOOO FUN! Poor Alyson was so tired! But my aunt brought me a stroller which was wonderful! Thanks again Patti! Here's a few pics! Aly LOVED the carousel, which I thought was pretty fast. The other 2 cuties are my cousins, Cammie & Mitch! The roses were beautiful in front of the Smithsonian! Alyson is looking worried with Dad because there were people from Sri Lanka in front of them yelling for President Obama!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Look what I made!

I was complaining to Candi that I needed a new coupon organizer & she told me that she made her own & I thought, well I can do that to! So this is what I made! It has 15 dividers, I know I'm neurotic! But I'm so proud of myself! That's that first thing I've made in forever! Now I just have to modpodge it or something to keep it from tearing up too easily!

Have you ever heard of Silpada? It's beautiful jewelry you can buy at home parties or online! If you're jewelry impaired like me & can't seem to figure it all out, this is the thing to do! I have hardly any jewelry & what I do have doesn't go together or with anything I wear. Their catalogs have everything put together for you! And at the parties the lady brings all this jewelry to play with! This isn't cheap stuff either! It's .925 Sterling Silver, the same stuff Tiffany's uses. The stones are all semi-precious or natural materials. Very cool! A sister in our hall just started selling it but has been buying it for a while, check her out: