Don’t forget Fido… or his owner!

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Pet StockingI have a friend who has become very dear to me in the past year, so this year, I want to give her a special Christmas gift.  I’ve been racking my brain to figure out just what to give her, so I started thinking about what is most precious to her… and immediately I realized it was her dog, Kayla!  So, how do I incorporate a gift for her with her dog?

I found the answer! lol!   Blooming Cookies carries a large selection of gift ideas that include cookie bouquets for pretty much every occasion you could think of!  This Holiday Stocking is for both the pet and the owner.  It comes with cookies for the owner as well as yogurt dipped dog treats for your dog!  How adorable is that?

They also have adorable gifts for new parents, get well gifts and birthday gifts! They can all be shipped wherever you’d like, whether it’s directly to the recipient or to you so that you can deliver it in person.

Personally, I love the pet gift baskets! They have an adorable Cat’s Meow Treats and Toys gift that includes two hand pained ceramic bowls in a wrought iron feeding stand shaped like a cat with treats for both the owner and the cat!  I love it!  I could think of a few cat owners who would just be thrilled with this as a gift!

If you have someone who is hard to buy for and has everything, check out Blooming Cookies.  I’m sure you’ll find a unique gift idea that will thrill them!

Area Rugs…

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After two kids, one dog and two cats, our living room carpet has stains on it that just cannot be cleaned.  We aren’t quite ready to get new carpeting for the whole room, so I’ve been looking into getting an area rug for right in front of the tv… which is basically where the biggest stain is! lol!

While doing some searching, I came across a site called  Wow!  What a selection!  I did a search by color to find one that will match our furniture, and came up with page after page of selections!  You can also sort by size, shape and price.  I think what we need is one that is rectangular, so there are many choices.

I had no idea how to go about choosing an area rug, so I went to their ‘how to guide for area rugs’ page and boy did I learn a lot!  First of all, the styles vary from Oriental Rug to Persian Rug, contemporary rug to traditional rug and European Rug to Native American rug designs.  The site gives you tips on picking the right area rug for your room.  It also explains the difference between Nylon, Wool, Olefin, Polyester, Acrylic, Cotton and Blends and tips on how to maintain your rug to help it last a lifetime.

Now that I’m looking at all the choices, I’m thinking I might get one for our dining room as well.  We have hard wood floors in that room and a beautiful area rug under the table would be perfect!  Since we don’t have a big table in there, an 8 x 11 size would work perfect.  There are a large selection of clearance rugs that are unbelievably priced in a large selection of sizes. Now the question is, do I get matching rugs, or two different rugs that would compliment each other?  Decisions, decisions!

Anyway, I’ll have to show the site to my hubby tonight so that he can have a little input as to what we get….  or at least make him think he has input! lol!  I encourage you to check out if you are looking for a new area rug!

Quilted pot holders

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Christmas pot holderI’m looking for some unique gift ideas for my sister’s in law and came across a great site that gave very good directions for quilted pot holders at   There are tons of ideas on this site!  Just look at this beautiful pot holder!

I love the step by step directions with pictures on this site!  I’m one of those crafters that has to see a picture in order to make an item! lol!  Otherwise, I never know if I’m doing it right!

Check out some of their other great Christmas craft ideas at

Happy crafting!

Unique lunch bags!

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Lunch bag from juice pouches

Oh, I wish my kids were still small!!! I love these lunch bags!

I found the idea over at They give you step by step directions on how to make them. They don’t look like they’d be hard at all. My girls used to drink the CrapiSun’s all the time when they were little! We threw these away constantly. Who knew I could have made money selling these things! And, my girls would have been the envy of all the other kids! lol!

There are lots of neat and inexpensive craft ideas over at Check them out!   I could spend hours there!

Crazy Quilt!

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Crazy Quilt!

If anyone is looking for a great tutorial on making a very simple and quick quilt, stop on over at All Sorts and check out her tutorial on making this Crazy Quilt!

She started with 36 fat quarters, then cut them into 36 squares.   You divide those into 4 stacks of 9 squares, then make a cut, sew them together, make more cuts and sew more together.  The tutorial really takes you step by step through the whole process!

She has a lot of other great tutorials on other crafts as well!  Check them out!


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