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Sweet Surprise…

Last night, Andy and I were doing our usual post dinner activity, watching TV while working on our laptops, and Andy showed me a feature on this Sugar Skull Spoon Kickstarter and mentioned that it seemed like something I’d like. I agreed, said it was pretty cool and I wouldn’t mind having one. Next thing I know, I got a forwarded email from Andy letting me know that my Sugar Skull Spoon had been ordered and would ship in the next few days. BEST HUSBAND EVER!

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If you’re interested in a spoon of your very own they’re available at Hundred Million.


Images from here.


My Birthday Wish List

I don’t know about you guys, but this time change is kicking my butt.  There isn’t enough caffeine on the block to convince my body that it wasn’t really waking up an hour early. On the bright side, my birthday is now a little less than two weeks away, so there is that. I had so much fun making my Christmas wish list in December, that I decided to make a birthday wish list. And I got it posted more than a week in advance (Stefanie). I may have gotten a little bit of grief because the last list was posted after most people had done their holiday shopping…

Birthday List

  1. Crazy Cat Lady Tshirt (in Teal)
  2. Rosa Pocket Notebook
  3. Antalya Coin Collar
  4. Rosina Slingback Pump (Multi Glitter Size 10.5)
  5. Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Cup
  6. Naked 3 Pallet
  7. Paper to Petal Book
  8. Cherry Blossom Cuff
  9. Garden Buzz Duvet


Makeup, glitter, cats and flowers….yeah, that pretty much sums me up.

DIY Holiday Gift Bundle

The winner of the First Ever Vylette Giveaway is Katie!

I fear there will be a great deal of gift wrapping in my near future. I was actually ahead of things this year and I got my gift wrap, matching bows and tags as soon as the stores starting putting out the displays. I was so proud of myself, then I see this DIY by Honestly…WTF. My beautifully coordinated gifts will look great, but this takes things to a whole other level.


You’ll need:

  • a gift (mine was a Sweet Romeo sweater from Nordstrom Rack)
  • wrapping paper
  • scissors
  • adhesive dots
  • a gold medallion
  • twine or ribbon


Start by cutting the wrapping paper into 1″ wide strips. For a thicker sweater, I made my strips approximately 13″ long and used 60 total. Keep the strips in order as you cut them to keep the pattern intact.


Make a small mark about half an inch from the end of the strip and punch a hole through it. Use it as a guide to continue punching holes through the rest of the strips.


Place a paper medallion face down onto a working surface. This will be the base and where you will glue the other end of the strips to.


Overlap the individual strips of wrapping paper, fanning them out.


Take the sweater and roll it up tightly with a piece of twine. Place it in the center. Thread the ribbon through the front of the wrapping paper and out the backside.


Continue adding strips. You’ll notice a sphere is forming.


Before adding on the last strip, untie the twine from the sweater to loosen the sweater so that it fills the sphere. Add on the last strip and tie a double knot to the end of the twine.


Pull it through the top of the sphere and tie another double knot. Trim and add a bow.


Enjoy the gift of giving!


Images and tutorial by HonestlyWTF

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I have good friends

A couple of days ago, I came home to find an unexpected package sitting on my porch. A quick look at the return address let me know that it was from my college roommate Rebecca. She’s like a super woman, she is four months pregnant and in the process of moving from Florida to North Carolina, yet she still finds time to send me a surprise gift.

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It was an end of tax season relaxation gift box, with a adorable kitty mug, some rich hot cocoa mix and a recipe for making tea and chocolate bark. Needless to say I was delighted, and even more amazingly it arrived after I had an exceptionally rough day at the office. It was one of those days that reminded me exactly how lucky I am.

Father’s Day Printables

Gift giving for Father’s Day has always been a little difficult for me.  My dad is a pretty simple, straight forward kind of guy.  With Mother’s Day there are flowers, candy, funky knick-knacks and jewelry, but with Dads the choices are far more limited.  Sure there are coffee mugs and key chains, not to mention gadgets, but it all seems so generic. Since I celebrated Father’s Day with my dad last Sunday, I can go ahead and tell you what I went for this year: FSU Black Baseball Cap and car decal, a flash drive with all of my wedding photos on it, a quirky multi tool for his key ring and I baked an epic crap-ton of sugar and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Not the most exciting gifts, but all practical and the cookies were amazing (I may have “broken” a few for the husband and snitched a bite or two myself). I am still dreaming of the day that I find the gift, you know what I’m talking about. The gift that surprises, wows and pleases the recipient. Someday it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.

For those of you running a little bit behind on picking up your Father’s Day presents, take a quick look at these fun printables that will help give your gift a little something extra.

Father’s Day Card & Tie Combo

Wine & Beer Labels

Sock Bands

Father’s Day Card in White

Father’s Day Card in Black



Images and printables from Ruban Collectif for The Sweetest Occasion and Hello Lucky.