Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

I sure hope everyone had a fabulous New Year's Eve and is geared up & ready to go for 2011!  I know I am super excited to see what God has in store for Papercutz this year!  I feel like in just one year He has done more than I ever imagined!  Blessings to you and your family this year!

Be sure to check back soon for lots of new items Papercutz will be making!

Many many thanks for all of your support & business this year!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Free New Year's Download

Download these FREE, black & white, damask print New Year's Eve tags and use at your New Year's Eve Bash, compliments of Papercutz!

These 2" circles can be used to make cupcake toppers, appetizer picks, straw toppers, or beverage tags!

Hope you have a fabulous New Year!  Be sure to check back soon for LOTS of new things!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas In The City

Each year our church  hosts a community event where people from all over the area can come & have a fabulous family night for free.  One way our church gives back to the community.  They have a huge fire to stay warm by, and provide hot dogs, hot cocoa, coffee, water and kettle corn to eat.  Who can resist some warm kettle corn?  It's so yummy!   

Then we all pile on these decorated trailers and they drive us through Grassland a nearby development that is CRAZY about Christmas lights!  We get to take in all of the fabulous lighted houses as we snuggle up with family & friends to keep warm! 

It was so much fun!

Cookie Time

The best looking bakers I have!

I told Gabe to take off his long-sleeves and this is how he came out, haha!





Last weekend we made 5 types of cookies, carmel corn, and several loaves of zucchini bread!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gingerbread Fun

Our fun thing to do from our advent calendar was to make a gingerbread house on Saturday!  I was planning on getting one in my fabulous bountiful basket but they didn't have any so I bought one at Walmart & it was pretty good!  We had a fun, sticky, time putting it together!

 Except that part way through the roof started to slide off.  I think we had too much weight on it so quickly.  SO.....
 we unassembled it & let the base set up in the fridge, added the roof back on let it set up again & the finished our final touches!
This was our end result!  Not to bad!  Gabe loved doing it & Lily just liked eating all of our candy!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Featured Business

Tomorrow I will be featured on Vintage Restorations & they will be hosting a giveaway!  It will be for a fabulous Post-It Note Holder with a coordinating pen & a $10.00 gift certificate to order whatever you would like!  Stop by & put in your entry to win!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Recent Orders

I don't always remember to take pictures of orders before I deliver them but here are a few I did get!

Hot Cocoa Mugs
 mugs filled with a handmade hot cocoa slider, marshmallows, 
3 decoratively wrapped hershey treasures, candy cane & a cute little poem!
 all wrapped up & ready to be delivered!  
($7 each)

Post-It Note Holder & Hand Sanitizer Sets ($10 ea.)

Personalized Cans ($15)
All additional items sold separately
 Each can is filled with a post-it note holder, 
hand sanitizer, bookmark & some chocolates! (additional charge)

Advent Calendar

Here's a little tutorial on a really easy & cute advent calendar you can use each year.
You will need a mini muffin tin, magnets, double stick tape...
24 2" circles
 24 1 3/4" or 1 1/2"circles

Punch your circles out & tape the 2 layers together then you just need to add a piece of magnet to the back.  I cut the roll of magnets (one side is sticky) into little strips then I cut each little strip in half so they were narrow.

 Just like this!
Then put them in the order you want on your pan!

I added some numbers I cut from vinyl, but you can buy numbers, stamp some, print some off the computer or simply write them on with a sharpie!  

Fill each day with special things to do or have!  
We started ours a little late this year so we jumped right into the fun festivities, we made cookies one day (slice & bake ones), an ornament, family movie night, today we get to make our gingerbread house!  Some days they just got a candy treat or we read a part of the Christmas story from the Bible, or a book.  Super fun!  My kids look forward to it each afternoon when Gabe gets home from school!  The best part is that I can use it every year!  I can change up our ideas & we can keep the focus geared towards Jesus!

Downtown Midland Parade & Tree Lighting

I am a little behind on my blog this week because I have been so busy filling orders for Papercutz!  I finally have a little break to update y'all on what we have been up to.  Last weekend we went to the annual Christmas parade downtown and decided to stay for the tree lighting ceremony.  Our church was singing at it this year which made it extra special to be there!  So, we bundled up our kids & brought like 10 blankets, the wagon, hot cocoa, and Gabe's new cowboy's stadium cushion to sit on!  He bought it with his own money!

 This is out worhship team, warming up!
 Gabe rockin' his new jacket!
 Daddy's famous hot cocoa!
 Me & Jessi
 Sweet Lily
Zach & Gabe keeping warm!

Although we stayed until the very end we didn't win any of the raffles, augh!  But we had a fun, family night!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Don't Miss This Giveaway!

The fabulous people at Oh My! Handmade Goodness are hosting a fabulous giveaway!  Over 30 businesses are represented in this giveaway and it is valued at over $900.  Woah!  

Head on over to be a part of this amazing giveaway!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gift Tags

Gift Card Holders

Be sure to stock up on gift card holders!  They are perfect to have on hand for any occasion.  They fit inside of a card or can have string added to the corner to hang on the tree!
$3 each or 2 for $5

Birthday Banner

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recent Orders

Magnetic Picture Frames ($25)

Personalized Decor ($10)

Monday, November 29, 2010

No David

Thanksgiving 2010

Each Thanksgiving gets better and better as we have more family moving down, or kids to take part of our Thanksgiving traditions.  (don't worry no more kids to take part...the 2 we have are just great, lol)  This year Gabe really wanted to make some chex mix.  I was thrilled to make it because growing up that was a tradition my grandma used to do each year.  She would literally fill an 18 gallon tote full of it.  Along with carmel corn too.  She would always have it on hand to use as a gift or set out for when company would stop by.  It's a great idea.  Who doesn't like chex mix & carmel corn?  Well, I'll be honest Gabe & I agreed that the only parts of the chex mix that we like were the pretzels & the chex.  So, that's how we made it.

We had so much fun!  After we made it all, cooked it for an hour...Gabe didn't like it.  :-(  Oh well, the rest of us did!

Thanksgiving Morning

We obviously kicked off the morning with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade!  I can't wait until the day we bring our kids there.  All that crazy, chaos and excitement looks like so much fun!  One day! 

Breakfast Included
Toaster Strudle/Waffles (my kids are addicted)
Sausage Balls
Ham & Cheese Quiche
Lil' Smokies in an Apple Maple Glaze
Banana Bread

and lots of SNUGGLE time on the couch!

Mid-Day Snacks
Olive/Pickle Tray
Chex Mix
Beef Stick/Cheese & Crackers
Ham Rolls
 the olive monster....ahhhhhh!

 The family also played a little Candy Land and Uno Attack while I 
got things cookin' in the kitchen & Lily took her nap.

This is what our table looked like.  I printed out the leaves for the place cards that I found here.

We all dove into the Thanksgiving goodness!

 don't worry it's just Watermelon juice! :-)

I was proud of my gravy.  I usually get my MIL to make it that way if it comes out bad they can just blame her, ha!  This year I took on the challenge.  I was a little nervous I'm not gonna lie.  But I kept thinning, and whisking, and flouring, and whisking, and thinning, and fretting....until perfection!  I thought it was great & I heard no complaints when they were consuming it.  :-)

 The family's all ready....except my mom was working.  She came and ate later!
Gabe wanted to eat the drumstick like Poppie!  Fine with me!  I like the white meat better!  :-)  He ate just about all of it too!  
We ended our day with lots of laziness, dessert, more eating, deal hunting, and lots of quality time spent together.  We had a great Thanksgiving!  Hope you did too!


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