Monday, April 30, 2012

Mason Jars + Stamps

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! We are back in business this week with a fun project or two, a recap of our San Juan trip and maybe some baking... if you're lucky! :) With all this free time I have on my hands nowadays (and by free time, I mean normal weekday after work free time), I am getting back in to the swing of things and it is glorious.

One of my favorite places to get a good deal is at Michael's. The dollar section there is amazing! You can find some pretty sweet stuff if you dig around. One of my best finds was these alphabet stamps in all different fonts. For a dollar each, I got probably about 8 different sets of alphabets, each with its own font. Perfect for making note cards, scrapbooking, etc.

I've always just kept the different sets in separate sandwich bags, but my new jade dresser motivated me to make things look a little nicer. It's just so purty! :)

I found these cute little short and stout mason jars at Target. It was about $4 for a set of four. I only got one set at the time to make sure the whole alphabet would fit inside each jar. It turns out they were the perfect fit! The mason jar glass slipper to my Cinderella of stamps!



In order to keep the different alphabets easily recognizable when they are in the drawer, I stamped out each alphabet on a cute piece of scrapbook paper and attached to the top of the jar lid with a little Elmer's.



The result is fantastic! Such an easy and attractive fix for my messy alphabet stamp collection! And they even fit in the drawer perfectly.


Such a quick fix. Doesn't it just make you feel good to get organized? Have you guys done any quick and easy organizing lately?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Done(!) and a Little Vacay

Well, another busy season come and gone. I'm so glad it's over. This one was a doozy... but I made it! I'm so glad I get my life back and get to do some of the things I really like doing. Like seeing my husband for more than a half hour each night before I pass out in bed! And playing with my puppy when it's light out!  And seeing my long lost friends! Oh, and getting back to this little bloggy blog! I'm really excited to get back into some crafts and baking. Maybe even break out the sewing machine... 

After not getting a full weekend off for three months or so, we took a much needed little vacay this past weekend. It was amazing! Buster Boy went to the grandparents' house and we went up North to the San Juans. Friday Harbor, specifically. We thought it was going to rain, but it ended up being beautiful the entire weekend! We lucked out!

I'll post more pics soon, but just know I'm coming back! Slowly, but surely I'll be posting more often. Thanks for stopping by!

This was the view from our hotel in Friday Harbor... isn't it breathtaking?!


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