Monday, November 22, 2010

Just Ideas!

I found these cute little "Nesting Dolls" this evening with
great instructions.  It wouldn't take long to make several! 

Click HERE for the o'so simple directions!

Today, I was suppose to be cleaning house, getting ready for Thursday...but, I decided to work on a little Christmas, too.  I hate cleaning house most days!  I made Blackberry Jelly for my Buckets of LOVE project (only in some cases, it will be Boxes of LOVE, depending on the size of the family who will be receiving the LOVE!)
Today's yield was 7 eight oz. jelly jars!
And ~
I now have 20 gallon size cans the gals in our rural school lunchroom rescued from the dumpster for me.  The sweet ladies were kind enough to run them through the dishwasher!

Next week (we are suppose to get lots of sunshine), I plan to start spray painting the buckets and dh has promised to drill holes and make some stainless steel wire handles.

Soon I'll start a list of all I want to tuck into the buckets!  These can be used over and over again, saving on the expense of gift bags or wrapping paper.  How green is that?!

Other sources for gallon cans might be a nursing home, cafe, etc.

 Gabby, 10 y/o

Last week, the oldest granddaughter and I made foot butter.  It was super inexpensive and came out wonderful.  I've been using it on my elbows!  Gabby shared some with her other granny and great-aunt and they want some!!!  She called and was very excited!

Tomorrow evening ~ more ideas and the Foot Butter Recipe!


  1. Love your blog. Can't wait to see all the creative ideas in store. Definitely looking forward to the foot butter. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season thus far.

    Tina @ The Country Heart

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