Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  I wanted to show you another pin from, you guess it,, in which I used to make a paper heart garland as part of my anniversary centerpieces.  I absolutely loved this paper idea and I knew I was going to incorporate it one way or another.  Plus I had fun doing this project.

Pin with instructions (Thank you to the creator of this)

My version using turquoise and gold speckled cardstock. I used my Cricut paper trimmer and a paper clip to close the hearts into a circle.

              I made 9 hearts in turquoise and 2 in gold, symbolizing a total of 11 years happily married and the 2 gold hearts for my daughters. 🙂

Take care all.  Until next time…

DIY Paper Gift Bows

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  Did I ever mention that I love Pinterest?  Oh I did, well I’m going to declare my love for this website ( once again because it’s ABSOLUTELY wonderful.

When I saw this pin for magazine gift bows, I thought, “Oh my gosh, I have to try this because if it works, I will never buy a gift bow again!”  Guess what?


It worked!  “I am never buying another gift bow again!”

I used a magazine page, turquoise cardstock, and the instructions from the pin above to make these pretty bows.  I have to admit that I was so giddy after I made them.  I know I’m a dork, but a very happy one.  🙂  So go ahead and follow these instructions (thank you very much to whoever made them) and make a gift bow yourself.  It’ll put a smile on your face and keep your hard-earned money in your wallet (every penny counts).  You’ll be showing some talent, making a gift pretty, and recycling.  A win, win situation.  Happy bow making!

Take good care all. Until next time…

Drink More Green Tea

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  I wanted to share the pin on that convinced me to start drinking green tea.  Let me be honest with you, I’ve tried tea before, not green tea, flavored teas and I didn’t like them, but this pin was pretty convincing, especially the part where it says that it rehydrates you better than water and oh yeah, it prolongs your life.

So I thought, “What the heck! At least, give it a try.”

I bought several brands to taste out which one I would like best and so far this one is my favorite.  It’s also available in organic, decaffeinated, and different flavors, but I’ll stick with the decaffeinated one for now.

I brew a quart (4 tea bags for 4 cups) a day, and add nothing to it.  NOTHING, NADA, ZIP, ZILCH.  When I told my sister how I drank the tea, she immediately said, “Yuck” and I could visualize her making that yuck face.  🙂   The taste is subtle, which is great for me because I’m still getting used to drinking it.  I don’t necessarily like the after taste, but that doesn’t last long so I can deal with it.  In the long run, if this gives my health a boost then I really have nothing to lose.  Except, maybe some pounds and I’ll drink to that, HAPPILY.  “Cheers!”

Take good care.  Until next time…