Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Don't Blow it all in One Place" Cash in tissue Box

It recently was my mom's birthday and I had seen this idea on Pinterest and had to make it!
"Don't Blow it!"
Super easy and a huge hit!
Supplies needed:
Tissue Box
dollar bills (or whatever amount you are using...$100 bills would be better!)
label ( I made mine with word)
tape the bills on each side so they stick together when you pull them out

then roll them up...

remove some tissues

tape a piece or tissue to last dollar bill and insert in tissue box
add label:
"Don't blow it all in one place!"

Happy Birthday Mom!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Merry Kiss-Mas Gift Idea

I heart Nap Time shares with us a grew, easy and yummy idea!
You need a jar, Hershey Kisses and get your free printable here.

What a cute way to start preparing for a great giving season

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Newspaper Scavenger Hunt!

Do you want an activity to do while you are waiting for your yummy dinner?

Try This

A Thanksgiving Newspaper Scavenger Hunt!!!
I personally love all the ads but, this is a fun activity to do on thanksgiving!

Here are some suggestions and a free printable of the scavenger hunt:
Thanksgiving-related items you can find in your newspaper:

1. A food that you’d like to eat for Thanksgiving

2. A place you’d like to visit during Thanksgiving

3. Something for which you’re thankful this year

4. Information about a Thanksgiving-related event in your area

5. Someone who has reason to be thankful this year

6. The word “thanks” or “Thanksgiving” in today’s newspaper

7. The word “turkey” or a photo or graphic of one

8. The thing in today’s news that you think the first Thanksgiving guests would be surprised by the most

click here for free printable!

p.s. don't forget my favorite activity for after you eat: Outdoor  Thanksgiving Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

source: NIE Rocks!

Monday, November 19, 2012

I am Thankful for...Free Printables!

These beautiful cards are from
Her blog is beautiful and she had her friend Oana make these.
Click here for free printable.

I am going to include these on my Thanksgiving table with markers at each place setting...

p.s I am Thankful for you! 
Thank You for reading my blog....

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Super Cute Turkey Cupcakes

First I saw these on one of my fav blogs, Bloom Designs, on here link party round-up
Then had to click over and find out who is responsible for these extra pretty and semi-easy Turkey cupcakes!!!! Click here for the directions and recipe for these "show stoppers!"Thank you Hooiser Homemade!!!!
Gobble, gobble! This is my kind of Turkey!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer

What an easy cute idea for Thanksgiving Appetizers!
EASY!!! Cheese slices and fall shaped cookie cutters.
Thank you Dollhouse Bake Shoppe for your photos and great idea!
click HERE for more!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fall Trail Mix

Fall Trail Mix
A perfect Fall Gift for Teachers, Friends or How about leaving on everyone's plate at your Thanksgiving table....pretty and yummy!

gives you a tutorial to make these cute gifts with a Free Fall Printable!!!!
Click HERE for instructions and FREE Printable

Yummy ingredients:
Caramel Bits, Fall Candy Corn, Peanuts, Brown Sugar Quaker Squares,
 Fall M&M's, Dehydrated Apples, Peanut Butter Chips, and Life Cereal
(I love the addition of Life Cereal and beautiful Fall Colors!)

Here is the Free Printable!
Really pretty when you print on Natural Cardstock!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Gratitude Dinner Rolls for Gratitude Month!

This is perfect for Gratitude Month!
Gratitude Rolls!!!!
Thank you for this amazing idea!
Click here for tutorial and great tips for making these easy Crescent Roll Up Rolls for Thanksgiving, or dinner any night...write down your gratitude on paper, roll in the rolls and voila! 
I am so Grateful for this idea!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Bucket List

Fall. Check.
Trick or Treat. Check
Go to pumpkin patch. Check.

There is lots to do...let's enjoy gives us a FREE printable to help enjoy Fall.
Click HERE for printable
Put it in a frame, behind glass, so you can use a dry-erase marker to check-off your activities as you do them!
Enjoy Fall. Check.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Donate Leftover Halloween Candy!

More for Gratitude Month...
Donation time for all of this candy!!!!

Every time I walk by the candy bowl, it seems I have to reach in and eat a piece of candy! Help! 

With a little research, I found

Local Dentists "Buy" back Halloween candy from neighborhood kids, then send it to the troops overseas!
What a great way to brighten the day of an American Hero.
on the website just enter your zip code on the top right hand corner and find a dentist or orthodontist that participates in send our troops candy.

Ronald McDonald House
I am sure they would love to have some extra candy for "treats" 

Local Food Banks

Local Meals on Wheels

Local Nursing Homes

 YEAR ROUND...All of these places would love some extra sweets!

(I am on my way to rid my house of Candy! I am going to our Local Hospital they have the "Conine Clubhouse" it is a local place just like the Ronald McDonald House that lets families stay for free when they have a child staying in the Hospital)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gratitude Month, The Silver Lining For Some People After The Hurricane

I read this article today on AOL News and wanted to share for both "Gratitude Month" and for a Fantastic Party idea for any day!!!

I want to share this article with you but first, I want to share the main idea, which I am guilty, that is being on my computer, and/or smartphone....

Let's "unplug" and enjoy each other.....

read on:

New York Blackout Kills Phones, Revives Ancient Art Of Actually Speaking To People

NEW YORK -- Blackouts in lower Manhattan have revived an ancient practice: talking to other people without repeatedly looking at your smartphone.

When her dorm in Union Square lost power on Monday night, Elise Michael, a first-year student at the Cardozo School of Law, joined more than a dozen others in the cramped, candle-lit quarters of her friend’s room. There, they practiced the analog art of telling stories and paying attention.

“It was really nice to walk in and see a big group of people in a small space not looking at phones, not watching things,” said Michael. “I was close to most of the people there, but it was different. We shared more stories and more intimate stories than we would have otherwise.”

Once considered on the verge of extinction, face-to-face conversation, reading books, playing board games and even stargazing saw a resurgence in New York City this week thanks to spotty cell phone service, dark apartments and gadgets constantly in need of a charge.

Matt Field, who works at a Manhattan tech startup, acknowledged that the first 20 minutes he spent mingling with his roommates after the blackout were “awkward.” Left without TV, Wikipedia or anyone to text, Field passed the rest of his night doing something he joked he hasn't done since he was 5 years old: playing cards.

“We ended up staying up until 2 a.m. and spending five hours huddled around a coffee table with candles, talking,” said Field. “With the power on, we never would have bonded like that.”

Stopping at a diner to get hot chocolate, one 20-something Brooklynite even said she had migrated into Manhattan’s dark zone to enjoy the quiet that comes with being out of touch, expressing relief at the chance to “get a break" from the pressure of constant contact.

Strangers were also pulling out their earphones, leaving their phones in their pockets and speaking to one another again, New Yorkers say, with more than a few drawing comparisons to the fellowship following 9/11. Even after four days without power and a crippled transportation system, camaraderie, not anarchy, was the prevailing sentiment in the city. People were sharing cabs, friends were volunteering their homes, those blessed with a functioning phone were lending it to people they'd pass on the street, and everyone, it seems, had a hot cup of coffee to spare.

“That's how New Yorkers are: When something important happens, they start talking to each other,” said a host at Veselka, an East Village eatery.

The lack of cell phone service and power south of midtown Manhattan has turned smartphones into virtually useless camera-cum-address-books. Lost? You actually have to ask a person for directions. “Yelping” means seeing if a passerby can recommend a restaurant in the neighborhood.

Manhattan apartments that were pitch black and cold once the sun set drove people to friends, family, restaurants and bars in search of entertainment. Netflix and Time Warner, after all, weren't an option. On the Upper East Side, where a hostess at The Crown sniffed that “all the people downtown are moving uptown,” many restaurants were packed elbow-to-elbow. But even 70 blocks south, the few bars lit by candlelight, and playing music from battery-run radios, said they’d seen a steady stream of customers hoping to hang out with others and, on the whole, a festive mood.

Hurricane Sandy has also produced a kind of early Thanksgiving, forcing some New Yorkers to spend the week with relatives who have heat, water and electricity.

“My dad made a comment that while it’s obviously under strained circumstances, the benefit is that he feels like he’s seen me more in the last week than in the last year combined,” said Field, who ventured to his father's apartment uptown when the lights stayed off in his.

The quiet of a world without devices that buzz, glow and ring offered time for some introspection, as well.

Eric Borb, a bar owner who, in another life, worked 600 feet underground digging water tunnels and boring through earth to build subways, spent two hours sitting on his fire escape just staring at the night sky.

“It made me realize how beautiful it is,” he said. “That’s one of the few times in my life I’ve ever done that. And it was so beautiful.”

photo soutce: www.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gratitude Month

Good Morning November...
Welcome to "Gratitude Month"!

This morning when I got up, I went on Facebook and noticed a friend celebrates November as "Gratitude Month", I love this idea, it is perfect for "Thanksgiving".

I will still post Thanksgiving ideas, and other random ideas but lets have "Gratitude Thursdays!"

My first Gratitude Thursday is for YOU....Yes, Y-O-U!


please feel free to send some ideas for Gratitude Month

What are you thankful for?

p.s. Happy Birthday Mom...
Birthday Postings to follow soon!!!!
(I am THANKFUL for you, always! xoxo)