Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sydney helped me draw a winner today. At first she drew this number from the bucket. Sorry it's blurry...


but #7 was a comment from my sarcastic husband. In case you're wondering why his photo ID is the Hoff, here's why. I think he secretly wishes he was the Hoff. Ha!


Sorry honey, you're not allowed to win. You can share our bucket with the kids.

So Sydney drew another number and she drew Buscando la Luz.


I just happen to know this cool girl and I'm excited to give it to her!! Woo Hoo!

Thanks everyone for the nice comments, you all made my day.
I'll be posting another idea soon. It's my absolute favorite, most meaningful, funnest gift to give.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Crazy Candy Wrapper Buckets

[Giveaway Closed, Thanks everyone!]

The kids needed a new bucket for their crayons. The old plastic Willy Wonka lunch bucket from Sea World could only hold up so much longer. I wanted something fun and different. I [re]cycled tootsie roll wrappers, this is what I came up with...


I love how crazy it turned out. I was going to do a tutorial but I forgot to take pictures as I did it. It's o.k. though, you can make one too, it was sooo easy. You'll need:

a bucket (any size)
mod podge
candy wrappers (enough to cover the bucket)

My bucket was from the dollar spot at Target. I just unwrapped all the candy and then tore the ends of the wrapper off. Then, brushed on some mod podge, big enough to hold a wrapper. Applied a little more and added another wrapper. Work your way all the way around the bucket overlapping wrappers until it's all covered. Then apply one or two more coats of mod podge and let it dry.

Then I double knotted ribbon around the handle. I think I used 7 different kinds of ribbon. So fun. Be creative, you could use a fun bucket like this for anything.

*put the unwrapped candy back in the bucket as a party favor or table setting at a shower or party.
*holding hair ribbons or bows
*a perfect bucket to hold a small gift for a friend

My sister made one with starbust candy and it was cute as well. Tiff send me a picture of your finished product.

If you like this super fun bucket, you're in luck because I made an extra one. (made from tootsie roll wrappers but it still looks a little different) Leave me a comment and I'll have the kids draw one lucky winner Wed, July 29!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Zucchini Blueberry Bread

Are you ready for this? No really, are you ready for this.

I got his recipe from my friend Melanie...

Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
1 c. oil
2 c. sugar
2 c. zucchini (grated)
3 tsp. vanilla

Beat egg until foamy. Add oil, sugar, vanilla, and zucchini.

Then add:
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. cinnamon
dash nutmeg
Sift together and add to egg mixture.

1 c. blueberries
1/2 c. nuts (optional)

Bake in greased and floured bread pans at 325 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes two loaves.