Another good day here....had lunch at Johnny Tamales for lunch, I had yummy cheese enchiladas and a chalupa. Afterwards we went to the new Scrapbook Junkie, my favorite sb store. They recently moved from Kemah into Clear Lake (closer to me....very dangerous) Afterwards we headed to Ulta to get some more hairspray and hair stuff. I also had to get a new lip gloss, my favorite kind, because when I went to use it this morning it was squeezing out of the soft part of the tube. I could figure it out until I looked closer and realized the tube had little kitty cat teeth marks all over it. That's a total Zoe thing. She's so naughty sometimes, but her cuteness more than makes up for it!
Afterwards we went to Marshall's Home Goods where I found lots of goodies....that's another very dangerous place for this little shopper. I was done after that...it was 5:00...and I was ready to come home and chill and blog of course. Tomorrow I'm to a Women's Ministry Brunch and Market at a local country club with my mom and aunts. It will be good to see some friends from church.
Here's your tip for the day, I wish I had one made to show you, but hopefully can get the idea by my directions.
-1 gallon sized empty paint bucket from your local hardware store
-Mod podge or any scrapbook paper adhesive
-2-4 piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper, you can find this at any sb store or craft store
-letter sticker + other embellishments like ribbon, charms, stickers, etc
-goodies for the inside of the bucket depending on your theme
Measure the circumference and height of the paint can and cut one sheet of paper to attach to paint can. Next, measure the area of the lid and cut a different sheet of paper to cover the lid with. Use some of the other patterened paper to layer onto the base paper if you would like. Before you attach the paper you may want to decorate it, or you can attach the paper to the can and then decorate it. That’s the way I usually do it. Depending on your theme you can use the letter stickers to “write” anything on the can. Themes are listed below. I always tie a bunch of different ribbons to the handle, but I have over 100 rolls of ribbon. I usually just pull from the colors of the paper. OK, I hope that makes sense. I will try to make one in the next week so you can see what I’m talking about. I might send Brian out to get a few cans at Lowe’s tomorrow. Hey, he is a man who likes home stores, it’s not like I’m asking him to go to the sb store for me, that could end in total disaster!
-Get well kit- a can of chicken noodle soup, Tylenol, a cute mug, hot tea, Gatorade, warm socks, a good book or movie, something sweet, etc
-Holiday Survival Kit-gift card to Starbuck’s, Tylenol, notepad, pen, ribbon, tape, a good smelling candle, peppermint foot lotion, etc
-Baby Bucket- small gifts for the new baby or expectant mother
-Gardener’s Bucket-gloves, seeds, shovel, gift card to garden center, bottle of water, etc
-Cooks bucket-gourmet food items, pot holders, kitchen towels, cute cupcake liners, sprinkles
-Kid’s Bucket-stickers, crayons, journal, markers, fun kid’s praise cd, small travel game
The list of ideas could go on….
Candy Cane Cookies
1 pkg (18 oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
¼ cup candy canes or peppermint candies, chopped up
(put them in a ziplock and just smack a few times with a skillet)
¼ cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 (12 oz) pkg of white chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray pizza pan or baking stone. For dough into a ball and place in center of round pizza pan or baking stone. Flatten slightly with palm of hand. Lightly flour dough and rolling pin. Roll dough into a 14 inch circle. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. While cookie is baking, chop candy and nuts. Remove cookie from oven and immediately sprinkle white chocolate morsels on evenly over the cookie. Let stand for 2-3 minutes. Spread chips evenly into a thin layer. Sprinkle with candy and nuts. Carefully loosen cookie with a large knife. Cool 5 minutes and cut with a pizza cutter.