Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wish me luck...

I have been in a chain saw massacre snoring zone lately. I picked up these pink ladies at Walgreens today and I'm hoping for the best.

Oooh look it comes with a beautiful carrying case at no extra charge. Excellent!

I vacillate between sleep-deprived crankiness and caffeine fueled mania. Keep your fingers crossed that someone doesn't go missing in the middle of the night. If I call you just bring a shovel and don't ask questions.
The End.

**UPDATE: Best invention EVER!

The Gift of Thrift

I found this bag of glass jars at Goodwill about a month ago. I happen to love this jelly and collect the jars myself. However, the jelly is a little pricey so finding an entire bag for $3.00 is great!!

I just washed them in my dishwasher on sterilize and viola gift jars! Oooh blue ones too!
Perfect for Hanukkah and Christmas!

So I decided to make little treats for my boys and the neighbors...perfect for my collection.

I got the sugar cookie recipe from Bake at 350. I frosted them with White Chocolate and crunched up candy canes. Yumm! Oh and they freeze really well.
It is the perfect dough for cutting out all different kinds of cookies.
I used the jars to add homemade hot chocolate mix, crunched up candy canes, and some cookies. Deeelicious.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Hilfiger Christmas

This is my kind of Christmas Morning! What a way to disco in the new year!

Merry Christmas...may your day be Merry and Bright and full of Plaid and Dance Tunes!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Hanukkah Merry Christmas!

This was our holiday card this year....we just hung out at a bowling alley and spent $20.00 in quarters shoved into a photo booth. It was a blast!

Friday, December 16, 2011

9News Rocks the Goodwill Holiday Sweaters!

Thanks to Goodwill and my friend Felice for the great holiday sweaters. You all look adorable!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tablescapes Goodwill Style

We put together this video for Put together one tablescape and use it for all of your December parties! Happy Shopping.

Look at all of the other fun projects at Thrifty 101!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Hanukkah Christmas List

Since my parents are coming to my house this holiday season Christmas is on the menu! If you're asking: I would like a shoe shine kit please. Then I would like my dad to help my shine up all my boots. Did your dad ever shine his shoes before church? Mine did. This request can't be any stranger than the time I asked my husband for a lawn mower for Mother's Day! (yes he bought me one and yes I love it.)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Just call me Clarice

I like my eyelashes to look like I belong in a stop motion holiday special. Just like Clarice's-you know Rudolph's girlfriend. The bigger the better. Hey it worked for her! Blink. Blink.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

My friend Lisa gives the most amazing parties! Remember she is the one that gave me a Mad Men Dinner Party for my birthday a couple of years ago? This party was for our friend Barb. Nope, not a big number birthday...just a great party for a great lady! Lisa made the cutest name tags that were big enough for all of us to read without glasses. Smart! She also broke everyone up into five or six groups and sat us at tables where we met all new people. Genius!

The party was at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek. It was really lovely. Holiday decor, but not too Christmasy for this particular occasion.

We mingled...

We all got up and tried to explain how we first met the birthday girl. Then we all realized there is about one degree of separation between all of the was crazy!

I was distracted by an amazing pair of red boots...what was I saying again?

Dancing? During the middle of the day? YESSSS!

I love parties, but dance parties are my favorite! It was a girls-only party so we let loose! You all know how much I like to shake it!

(Three Generations!)
Happy Birthday Barb! I was so honored to be included!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Family Photo Shoot Goodwill Style

Here is a little behind the scenes video. The little girls were such troopers to have their photos taken during a snowstorm!

DIY embellished Goodwill rain boots...

Can you believe this entire outfit came from Goodwill?
I asked my friends if I could take their family holiday photo. Naturally I made them all wear Goodwill holiday clothing. Yes it was all adorable. You can watch the video here:
I bought a pair of Goodwill rain boots and because I look at Pinterest alll daaay....I just copied a pair of boots that I saw. These boots cost about $6.00 at Goodwill.

Here is what you will need: rubber boots, ribbon (I like the wider silky ribbon), and a leather punch. I found the punch at JoAnn Fabrics for around $8.00.
I just eyeballed the measurement. You can put it wherever you want it,
just make sure both sides are the same.
I actually punched two holes right next to each other making a larger opening so the ribbon would fit through.

Light the end of the ribbon to seal the edge.

One for each girl! I think they turned out so cute!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Movie Night

Well I got one of my boys to watch a Christmas movie with me. I did have to bribe him with a ton of junk food....It was worth it! I have to take every minute I can get at this point. It was a lovely snowy night with a movie, junk food and candy. Perfect.