It’s finally spring break! It’s the first spring break that I have ever had without kids…and it’s weird!
Since we have no kids right now (my youngest is at Disney with the choir) we decided to go to Milwaukee for 2 days. We went on two beer tours and had so much fun!
Lakefront Brewery was amazing. The tour guide was hilarious and was very knowledgable. The Miller tour was great too—that place is huge! I am not going to lie—the beer samples were sooo good. We are panning to go back when we might have an additional Designated Driver. We didn’t do any tours on the second day because we did not want to drink then drive home. The thing I found weird about Milwaukee was that there was absolutely no traffic! We stayed downtown and it seemed like a ghost town. Nothing like the hustle and bustle of Chicago!
What can I say about the food? WOW! If you are in Milwaukee you must eat at the Red Rock Saloon. I had the absolute best burger of my life there! The hamburger was juicy and messy…just like a hamburger should be!
Another place to eat is the St. Paul Fish Market at the Public Market. The Crab Cake Sandwich was delicious!
Needless to say we didn’t have anything healthy really! Next time around we’ll go when hopefully there are more visitors so we can check out more brewery tours and some nightlife.
Since Milwaukee is all about beer I figured this is a good post to share a simple wine packaging idea. A friend of mine graduated with her masters in December. She loves wine so what better gift than that?
I had gone out to buy the wine and get this—the cashier put the wine in the wine kraft bag used for wine and accidentally left a few bags stuck to it. I get so excited about the weirdest things. I decided to decorate one of the kraft bags for gift giving.
The decorating was easy-no directions needed. I also decided to dress up the wine bottle with a wine tag.
Can it get any easier? I think not!
Have a great day!
Suplies: Stampin’ Up!, free wine bag, Michaels
Here I am…on vacation, nice quiet morning. I have no obligations or responsibilities today other than what I have to do at home. It’s pretty nice. Shame on me but I am sure that in two weeks I will be ready to go back to work. I am so accustomed to being busy all day. But I am going to relax read some books, cook, enjoy the time.
By now you all know that I enjoy crafting. I try to do as much crafting as possible when I am home but lately I don’t have much mojo for it. I need to find that mojo because I have tons of pictures waiting to be scrapbooked!
I do have some cute little bags for you to check out!
These little cute bags were so easy to make. If you have scraps then use them. Washi tape? Use it too. Handmade embellishments? A must! I’ve used all this and more on these adorable bags. They can be used to gift handmade cards, gift cards or any small gift.
They are not all matchy matchy but that gives them a bit of charm!
There is something so old-fashioned about these flat kraft bags that I love. Someone I love bought them for me through Uline. You could probably find some plain craft bags to purchase on ETSY , ebay or other places.
I love keeping some of these on hand!
Have a great day!
Supplies: Uline, Stampin’ Up, Pick your Plum, misc. items
I am back here after passing, YES, passing my hearing screening tech test and practicum! The last two months have been extremely difficult due to studying for my vision and hearing screening tests. I was so stressed and worried about passing these tests that I feel like I kind of hid at home just studying. But I am free now! I’ve also been dealing just with everyday life which isn’t always easy.
So by now you know I like to recycle whatever I can. A couple of years ago I hosted a jewelry party. When I received my jewelry I saved all the little boxes that it came in. They were too cute to throw out (this sounds like an excuse)! I figured I could use those boxes somewhere down the line. And I have…
The boxes were already pretty, but they had the name of the jewelry company right smack in the middle of the lid. All I did was die cut a bow in a matching color and adhered it where the name of the company was. On another box I just hot glued a flower embellishment. It can’t be any easier.
I stashed a little gift in the box and gave it to my Secret Valentine (I was her Secret Cupid) at work. We had so much fun doing Secret Cupid. You can call me cheap, frugal, earth saver…I will totally own all of those!
How is everyone? I passed my vision screening exam last month! I was so happy to finish studying…just to start studying for the hearing screening exam! I’ve been working hard and dealing with home stuff. I’ve also been kind of feeling the winter blues! I can’t wait for spring! I have had my fill of snow for the winter. I can’t wait to open the windows and let a nice warm breeze come in…
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I absolutely love Valentine’s day. This year things don’t seem so festive with studying and dealing with personal issues but I am sure things will get better so that I can enjoy Valentine’s day.
We are doing Secret Cupid at school. I absolutely love doing Secret Cupid. I love getting little gifts each day. It’s surprising how one little gift can make your day.
I made this tag to attach to my recipients bigger last day gift.
This tag was really easy to make and turned out so cute.
Do you have Valentine’s plans? We try not to spend too much on ourselves when there are other more important expenses, but I still try to do a little something for my husband!
Have a great day!
Supplies: Stampin’ Up!, Wilton’s, misc supplies
I am exhausted! It never fails that the last two weeks of work before going on vacation is exhausting. I mean all I want to do is lay around and watch TV after work. My body feels like I have the flu but I don’t. I just need to push on! I am going to feel the same way after vacation and I get back to work…I will be sure to have plenty of rest on vacation! I have already started getting ready for vacation by buying several books to read. I can’t believe I found these awesome books at the thrift store.
Remember these negative heart embellishments I made a while back? I used them to make a little gift bag for Teacher Appreciation Day for a friend of mine. I stuck a pack of gum into the bag to let her now how “extra” special she is.
All I did was adhere the embellishment onto the favor bag and add the fringed paper. Something like this would be so pretty for a bridal shower.
I love making stuff like this!
Supplies: Wilton, misc supplies,vintage book page, Pick Your Plum
Let’s jump right into Christmas! I have to admit that I am not a gift card giver. I really like the idea of someone unwrapping a gift and finding something they really wanted (at least I hope it’s what they wanted!). I like wrapping gifts and adding bows and embellishments. I think it’s just the girl in me. I realize that a lot of people give gift cards and sometimes it may be the best gift! For the last swap my friends and I had I made some gift card holders for everyone.
I made some extra ones for myself just in case I do need them. They were super easy to make with a die cut. I love crafting tools. They just make things so much easier and faster!
I am off to drink some tea and have some Nyquil…I feel like a truck ran me over!
Supplies: Stampin’ Up!, Recollections, PTI, Stickles, Sizzix
It never fails that when I am looking for a gift tag I cannot find one. For one of my previous swaps with my friends I made a few gift tags to share with them. The nice thing about these was that I was able to use scrap paper. I try to save the larger pieces of scrap paper so that I can use with different projects.
A little stamping, a few die cuts and you have some adorable tags. These are perfect to keep on hand for any occasion and can be used on bags or packages. So remember to save your scrap paper!
Have a great day!