Since I now live hours away from where I grew up and from where I went to college, I have friends all over the US. It can be really hard to keep close with everyone, especially since I hate talking on the phone. The easiest way for me to show that I’m thinking of someone is to send mail. I absolutely love sending small care packages to my best buds, and birthdays are an extra special occasion to celebrate. Today I’m sharing a mini package that’s perfect to mail to friends and family that you can’t celebrate with because of distance. The best part is that I only spent money on one item (the candy) to fill the box!
I am really awful about remembering birthdays. Usually it hits me on the day before, when I see posts on Facebook or I get my calendar reminder. That’s why I always like to have a few extra birthday cards around. I need to be ready to mail a card or bring a nice greeting to an impromptu party. Today’s birthday candle card is super easy and works for men and women of all ages. So it’s the perfect quick craft to have cards at the ready.
Last weekend was my birthday and I was lucky enough to celebrate all weekend long! Here are some of the snapshots from my weekend.
On Friday I had my hair and makeup trial for the wedding. My wedding hair is going to be down and wavy, with a little piece pinned back. My makeup is pretty subtle since I’m not a big makeup person on a daily basis. I’m super happy with how it came out, and can’t wait for the real deal.
I have been trying to think of more and more applications of my circle cutter to get practice out of the thing. The one I recently purchased cuts anywhere from a 1 inch circle to 5.5 inch circle, so it’s a lot more flexible than a single punch. This cutout greeting card is the perfect project for a variable circle cutter.
Last week was George’s birthday. It’s a bit of a puzzle trying to get a whole string of gift ideas for him for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and his birthday within a two-month time frame. Because of this, I often focus on kitschy homemade things and experiences instead of just buying more stuff. This year we had a mini get-together with friends on his actual birthday and a weekend in Vermont to celebrate!
I completely forgot to take a picture of George with his birthday cupcakes, which were so good, but I did document this fun snack. Before I left to run errands, I presented George with a mock ice cream cone to commemorate his day. It is just waffles with sliced bananas placed on top. I added some sprinkles and whipped cream to make it even more fun.