Sunday, November 15, 2015

Artist Mason Jar Gift: For All Ages

Looking for a perfect gift for the artist in your life? This is a perfect Mason Jar gift for your artistic friend. Each jar has been created for very young child, all the way to adult. 

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What you need to create each jar:

Each jar you will need some bakers twine, holly garland for the top and gift tag. 

Tiny Artist:
pint mason jar

To make the crayons fit in the jar, I took them out of the box and wrapped bakers twine around them to hold the crayons together. The sidewalk chalk just slides in on the sides. 

Novice Artist: 
Quart Size Mason Jar

The markers were taken out of the box and tied with bakers twine, the crayons fit in the jar and sat in the center. I was able to put two small pots of the washable kids paint inside the jar. 

The Professional Artist:
Gallon Size Mason Jar
Small Sketch Book 

The Super Tip Washable markers were gently taken out of the box but I kept them in the plastic that held them in order. I wrapped glitter washi tape on the outside to hold them in place, it made it really neat to go around the inside of the jar. Everything stayed in their packages except for the Washable Kids Paint Pots, those were stacked inside the middle. 

To finish: wrap the festive garland around the outside of the jar lid. I found this festive berry garland at Joann's for $2.99 a spool and you don't use the whole thing. You can use your own gift tags, or stamp your own like I did with a mason jar stamp (Found at Michael's) and attach with bakers twine. 

These were so much fun to create and once I started putting them together I thought of a few other items you could include:
coloring books
and small paper scraps. 

Let me know if you have any questions!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas Trees on Cars

'Tis the season for some Christmas Trees on cars. I can't help but think of Clark Griswold on Christmas Vacation, when they trek all the way out there and he doesn't have a saw. 

This year I am part of the "Christmas Trees on Cars" Blog Hop. Please check out the other amazing projects, because these projects are inspiring and just adorable!

This was something that I really wanted to create for my Christmas Card. My 16 month old just loves to scoot himself around in the Little Tike's cars at the local play gym. I wanted to create a Christmas card with him in the car and add a tree to the top. 

So my husband scored a Little Tikes toddler car on Craigslist for $15.00! I wanted a vintage car look, so I opted for Green body, Cocoa Bean top and black wheels and steering wheel. The paint was purchased at Lowe's, Valspar Paint for Plastic ($5.44 a can). 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Santa Barbara Veteran's Half Marathon, 2015

This is my second time running the Santa Barbara Veteran's Half Marathon, my first time was back in 2012. This year was extra special because I was going with my Sister in Law who is also a veteran for the United States Army. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Wildlife Embroidery Hoop Art

Something about the fall season really gets me in a mood to do some hand embroidery. So this year I completed a fun Fall Wildlife Hoop. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Baby News!

Photos by Emily Kathryn Photography

Big News! Everett is going to be a big brother!! We couldn't be more excited and thrilled!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

It has been three months and a lot has been happening behind the scenes but I will share that with you very soon. 

In the meantime, lets get October started with a great baking recipe that I have been making for years and have yet to share on my blog. So please enjoy!! It is a favorite.