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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

a present in a piñata

A present in a piñata!?!? Yep. 
For my sister's VERY late graduation present I got her a cute necklace and cuff from Ban.do.
And then I put it in a small piñata (from Target) with some candy. 
 I didn't want her to have to break the piñata, so I tied her gifts to a sting. 
 It worked out perfect! 
And I mean how cute to show up to a party with a present in a piñata?!?! 

Now I need to go back to Target and stock up!

Monday, April 27, 2015

flamingo themed present

If you follow me on Instagram you saw this sneak peak of a gift I was making for my sister. 
So. Much. Pink. 
That's because I made Meg a flamingo themed 30th birthday present!  
With my favorite Martha Stewart paint from Michaels
The middle pink is called Pink Flamingo! 
 And I wanted it to be obnoxious. 
 Metallic pink shred helped me accomplish that. 
Flamingo presents!

Banner, earrings, journal, duct tape, straws, cupcake toppers, and a card.
 Meg opening her present!

 Let's Flamingle card.  
 And the cutest earrings

Themed gifts are the best! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

painted egg carton gift

I've been following Amanda over at Be Crafty for a while now and I just LOVE everything she does. 
She posted a painted egg carton on Instagram and I knew I wanted to make something similar as a gift. 
With Easter approaching I decided a hostess gift was the perfect opportunity. 
Because friends who treat you like family and always welcome you into their homes, especially on holidays, 
are simply the best (love you Trammels!). 
Gold everything.
Inside the egg carton I just put some random crafty stuff. 
Twine, washi tape, gift tags, a chalkboard egg (with chocolate inside), felt bow, chalk, 
safety pin, clothes pins, heart ribbon, glitter ribbon, anchor tag, and little page tags. 
Then I glued some scrapbook paper on the top, wrapped with ribbon and yarn, 
and for a card I used a random piece of alphabet wrapping paper I had. 

Cute and creative and easy.... my favorite. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

mini cheesecakes & toppings

I got to bring a dessert to a bridal shower a few weeks ago and in typical Carrie fashion 
I wanted something fun, but simple. 
So I decided on mini cheesecakes and a few toppings 
(blackberries, chocolate chips, strawberries, coconut chips, whipped cream, and pecans).

They were cute & yummy!

Monday, March 30, 2015

easter treats

Easter at my work is huge and wonderful and busy, 
so it's the perfect time to send a little treat to my employees. 
And I'm all about simple! 
So I just purchased these Reese's Pieces candy carrots from Target and 
added the cute little tag from I Heart Naptime

I had SO much fun decorating eggs this year!
The emoji eggs are my fave! I got the idea from Studio DIY

Hope y'all had a wonderful Easter! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

little valentine girly gift

Valentine's Day is basically an excuse for me to give or purchase cute things. 
And I love giving my employees fun little treats! 
This year I put together some little goodies for them to remind them how much I love them. 
A Hello Kitty valentine & tattoo, conversation hearts, a pencil, lifesavers, and chocolate. 
All purchased from Target
All with cheesy sayings, ha!
Mmmmmmm..... glitter. 
I LOVE these berry baskets from Michaels that I added glitter to. 
And that's that! Put it all in the berry basket with a piece of tissue paper. 

And I need a manicure ;-)

Friday, December 19, 2014

life on instagram - Christmas treats

There's been a lot of sugar lately!  
Below are just some fun Instagrams from the last few weeks. 

Gingerbread houses. 

Simple reindeer cookies (idea from here). 
Thankful for companies like Betty Crocker, Wilton, and M&M's who make baking easy!
Some days I just need cute and easy. 

Chow Time!!! Puppy chow (or muddy buddies) is my weakness. 
Recipe here. I use more cereal and less powdered sugar and want to eat it ALL DAY. 

Homemade sugar cookies. 

Ugly sweater cookies! Super fun. Kit from Walmart

BUT my favorite thing about Christmas is celebrating with Fresh Life.
If you live... anywhere! you can join us this Christmas and celebrate with us. 
www.freshlifechristmas.com for locations and times and to watch live online.  


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