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A couple of weeks ago our women's group at church had a crafting day and one of the projects we made were tile coasters decoupaged with scrapbook paper. They came out very pretty!
Because I was teaching a different craft, (the bookstacks!), I simply brought home my coaster supplies with me to finish at home. While I was thinking about making them, I was also thinking about our churches' general conference that is coming up in October and wondering how I could best remember some of the messages and incorporate them into my life. Perusing Pinterest, I found a beautiful set of past conference quotes that someone had designed into little square note sized cards.
They were created by Aretta who has the blog, My Upside Down Umbrella. They are beautiful illuminations of quotes from conference in 2022. I thought that they would be perfect to add to my coasters! Since she offers them as a free download, it was so easy to do! (She also has April 2023 quotes here!)
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Tomorrow is the beginning of Amazon Prime Day! It couldn't hit at a better time because when I think of Christmas in July, I think of ways to get ready for Christmas in December that will A) Help me be prepared and less rushed in December, and B) Help me save money on gifts, decor and other essentials.
So, while the Prime Day Deals haven't begun yet, I've started a watch list, plus found some deals that are already pretty terrific! Let me share a few!
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A couple of months ago, I shared a shelf sitting bookstack with you on this post. I had so much fun making it and I kept thinking of different things that I could say on them. I still think these would be great gifts for people, especially if you know their favorite movie or song that you can take a quote from.
I asked my girls what they would want on their stacks if I made them one. Alicia immediately responded with this Harry Potter Quote, LOL! (Please read it with the appropriate Ron Weasley British accent!) "Not me, Not Hermione, YOU!"
It cracked me up so much, that of course I had to make her one!
The first set that I made was so simple with just an easy whitewash paint on the books. But, Harry Potter books called for something more! You can refer to my older post to see the basic directions, but here is what I did differently:
I love how this bookstack looks on my shelf in front of the Harry Potter books! I may have to make another one for Alicia because I want to keep this one, lol!
Now I'm off to work on a Christmas version of a bookstack! They are just so much fun!
Other Wood Projects you will love!
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Do you have a graduate to buy a gift for? I don't mean that you are the parent, or maybe you are, but I'm not going to suggest a car or college education as a gift here today. But, I am going to make some suggestions that I know most graduates from High School or College will truly appreciate!
There you go! Grad Gifts in every price range! (Except for a car!) Choose one and let me know how your grad loved it!
You're welcome! ;)
Here are some other ideas to help you prepare for upcoming summer activities:
Camp Handouts and Thank Yous
Summer Kick-Off Guide
Summer Time Job Chart
Summer Recipes that Keep the House Cool!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!