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Making Your Own Greeting Cards And Gift Wrap for Every Occasion by Vivienne Bolton #Cards #HandmadeCards

Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap will help you create a host of impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, wrapping paper and envelopes.

Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap by Vivienne Bolton, a craftswoman and author of 20 books including, The Big Book of Greeting Cards, Handmade Cards & Gift Wrap, to name a few.

Her new book has more than 50 step-by-step projects showcasing a wide range of gorgeous greeting cards and gift wrap ideas.  Advice on choosing materials and decorative items to help you make the most of your unique hand made cards.  Step-by-step instructions and inspirational color photographs to guide you through.

Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap provides more than 50 fun and unique projects you will be able to use to show your loved ones how much you care.  Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap  offers a variety  of  ideas  for  all  occasions:  Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Baby, New Home and so much more…You may never want to buy a card, bag, tag, wrapping paper or envelopes ever again!



Happy Birthday Brunch and A Movie

Truly they grow so fast….Caleb the baby celebrated his 6th birthday last month. Tradition is a family meal and a movie, birthday boys’ choice. This year is was “How To Train Your Dragon” with lunch next door at Grand Lux Cafe. The kids always get a kick out of us sitting girls on one side and boys on the other. Always a great meal this time we enjoyed salads for the ladies – I opted for the chicken and waffles.

The boys went for pasta, grilled cheese with fried egg and Dad got what I thought was the best plate Huevos Rancheros. Next time!!!

Let me say I loved How To Train Your Dragon, yes I fell in love with a dragon not just one but a whole bunch of them. Night Fury and Light Fury, just thinking about them I can start crying again. There is a villian, family, friends, courage, lots of roaring and a love story too. This is a wonderful movie to see together for any occasion, Caleb asked me did you like it Grandma, Y.E.S. I did darling. Happy Birthday Caleb ROAR means I love you in Dinosaur. Wishing you a rawrsome year sweetheart.


Dollar Tree, Spring Wreath and Front door #Wreath #Spring #Frontdoor #Craft #DollarTree

My front door is not one of those doors that displays wreaths. However, I wanted to bring spring on! I hoped that by putting up a spring wreath the season of spring would over power the season of winter. However, It took me by surprise to find how wreaths can be pricey. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money for something that was going to be outside of my home with little protection from not so nice mother nature.

I quickly decided to put this wreath idea on the back burner. Until, I stopped into my neighborhood Dollar Tree Store to purchase items. It was then that I became emboldened. The Dollar Tree had all the items I needed to create a low cost wreath.

As soon as I woke up to the idea of creating my own spring wreath I placed the items I would need into my cart. This was a crazy idea, I don’t have a crafty bone in my body. But I just wanted to give it the Dollar Tree try. With items of choice in my wagon I set out to be creative…Ha!

At the Dollar Tree I purchased – 8 clip flowers (magic word clip), bell sun charm, natural raffia (bought this just because I liked the colors), and a wreath frame. I started home and prepared to conquer wreath making.

As I began creating the wreath I lost faith in me. 🙁 This was never going to work!

I had no idea what I was doing! But I forged ahead!

And then it happened!

Spring wreath completed!

It was necessary for me to show it off and took a picture to send to my daughter. Her reaction? I had to create a spring wreath for her… 🙂

I did it!

Cost – less than $19 for two wreaths. Wow! Hello Spring!

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Your Light: A Musical Storybook by Jillian Aversa #Bookworm #Bunny #Musical

Jillian Aversa's heartwarming picture book with accompanying song. A baby bunny dreams of a fallen star and sets out to find it...
by Jillian Aversa
Illustrated by Marnia Lezeano

“Your Light” by Jillian Aversa written for” little bunnies everywhere”

Your Light: A Musical Storybook, a new children’s book with an accompanying song.  Your Light: A Musical Storybook, creates a unique bonding experience between parent and child.

Framed as a dream the baby bunny has while being tucked into bed at night, readers will be soothed to sleep in this captivating new tale.  Children will delight in the soft watercolor imagery, magical story, and moving lullaby from an award winning musician,  Jillian Aversa.  

Jillian Aversa wanted to do something special for her new daughter and so she was inspired to write a lullaby.  But she decided to turn the text into lyrics for a storybook to create something they (she and her daughter) could share together for many years to come.

Your Light: A Musical Storybook offers:

  • A unique bonding opportunity between parent, grandparent or caretaker, and child
  • A musical element to enhance the reading experience for young children
  • A touching a tale that will soothe reader’s minds and bring comfort
  • The perfect bedtime story with a dreamy plot and soft watercolor illustrations throught out

And much more! Click here to download the song:

Your Light: A Musical Storybook a book that will make tucking in your little bunny to bed a musically experience.