Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Job Survival Kit

Our business venture Aunt Peg's Jewelry has created a new sister company called Joyful Creations!
We have partnered with 3 amazing women to begin this exciting chapter in our lives.
These 3 women, Joy, Ludean and Linda are currently working together in a professional capacity, but the goal for Joyful Creations is to grow large enough for them to leave their positions and focus on jewelry full time.
JOY, LINDA, & LUDEAN-wicked crazy, and so much fun!
Their excitement and enthusiasm for this project is making it so hard to stay focused in their current jobs that I decided to make them a small "JOB SURVIVAL KIT" to add a bit of humor and encouragement for the upcoming months...
I thought I would show you what I made for this...

I love this quote. Each time they might look at it I'm hoping to help them remember to keep their eyes on the horizon, for our goals are attainable, with some patience and a lot of hard work. 

A girl always needs some water to refresh herself, and the cute terra cotta coasters I made has a fabulous image of 3 old ladies "pole dancing"!

These are hand sanitizer bottles, with a fabulous insert that you personalize yourself. Here is the link to this great tutorial!  The Idea Room

Everyone needs a snack. Every day. Maybe all the time...
Best mustard dip you will ever find!
You can find the recipe here:  Sweet Mustard Dip/Sauce

Keeping your hands clean after snacking requires funny napkins!

A small way to cope instead of snap when your crazy supervisor stops by with some inane

I made a fun calendar stand that I personalized  just for them with some inside joke images to keep them smiling...they loved them!
Here is the link to the awesome tutorial and free download calendar pages from Very Merry Vintage.

Well these are the items I gathered together for my friends...I hope it's working! 


Monday, February 7, 2011

My Valentine Decor

When I moved into my new home 11 months ago, I found a small wall space near my front door that I thought would be the perfect place to decorate for seasonal or holiday celebrations.  Well now I know that I sorely lack decorating talent!  My attempts at making this space fun and festive have turned out to be boring and sparse!
NEW GOAL FOR 2011-get some decorating inspiration and know-how!
(Oh, really my list of self-improvement needs is turning into a novel!)
Here are a few shots of my current Valentine inspired table.  Rather boring...

My coffee filter wreath
You can find the tutorial on how to make this here:

Have I mentioned my addiction to Hershey Kisses? My most favorite candy ever!

That is a picture of my husband and I taken about 100 (really 12) years ago.

You can find the instructions on making this cute frame here:
This is is a piece of ribbon wrapped around the lamp shade and secured with a brooch I've had forever.

It really is a bit of a snooze fest isn't it...
I'm going to improve greatly for St. Patrick's Day! 
Green here I come!