Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
For the Irish Mama, (Brass & Sterling)
For the Soccer Mom
For all the Nurturers in the world...
Happy Mother's Day to all you Mamas!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Here is a little collection of celebrities rockin' their rainboots...
Black, Red and Green Hunters
More Black Hunters
Turquoise Marc Jacobs
My only question is, why haven't these girls discovered XTRA TUFS??
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Chase is bringing cupcakes to preschool tomorrow. Since we have been spending more nights on the beach these days, he wanted some sort of camp fire scene. This is what I came up with...
Chase wanted all of his friends to be able to pretend they were roasting marshmallows over their fire.
Cute little fruity fire
The marshmallows on pretzels are a perfect little sweet and salty snack to have at home!
Don't these look perfectly gooey and delicious??
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
(I had my car lights shining on them, to get this spotlight effect in my photograph, and still maintain the beautiful background scenery!)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I made a large set of these recycled Alaskan Brew label coasters for our game room awhile back! These coasters are really fast to make, and can be personalized with anything flat, so get out your pictures, tickets, cards, drawings, labels, newspapers, magazines, or WHATEVER, and make a set of awesome coasters for everyone you know! :) I am thinking some pressed dried leaves, and SHAMROCKS are next on my list of coasters to make!
***A little tip for removing beer labels: Leave the bottle completely submerged in water until the label can be easily peeled off. If you start to pull it off, and it is still sticking in areas, just put it back in the water. Then just lay the label carefully on a paper towel and let it dry completely before using.
You can also get brand new Alaskan Brewing Company labels at the Brewery Gift Shop in Juneau, all the while sampling new beers and browsing their awesome apparel! For those that can't get there, you can still explore their awesome website here.
***If you like to brew your own beer like my husband, you can even recycle the bottle by cleaning/sterilizing it and saving it for your next batch of home brew!
Anyways, let's get back on track!
This is what you need: 3.5" Clear Acrylic Photo Memory Buttons. I found mine at Joann's in Juneau, and they are available online at Joanns.com here.
As you can see, the two plastic sides snap apart, and the pin back is easily removed. You can use the included paper insert as a guide to cut out the circle shape from whatever material you have chosen to use.
Then, just snap the two sides back together! These buttons are well designed so even though you can easily snap them apart when you are trying, they won't come apart on their own!
Ready to gift them? Everything looks cool tied up in a bit of twine, don't you think??
Joann's also had some mini photo buttons...I thought this would be another quirky gift idea for a game room, etc. Because really, how many people already have cool coasters for their shotglasses?? :)
So tell me, what are you going to put in your coasters??
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
After a short 15 minute ride over from Ketchikan, we landed on what we now fondly call Pirate Island.
Everybody do the "We Discovered New Land" dance!
There were many shipwrecked boats along the beach.
The boys truly believe they are pirates now.
Searching for long lost treasure!
Hmmm...Duck left over from Ketchikan's 4th of July festivities and the Annual Duck Race??
Planes were flying over us all day
Did anyone lose a cowboy boot?
~To Be Continued~