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Glow in the dark Skull&Crossbones silly band earrings me
 
Fancy up me hearties. Yo ho!  This pair of glow-in-the-dark silly band skull earrings are sure to be the life of ye party and the highlight of me mates day.  These jewels would have been the perfect treasure to shiver me timbers at Beatrice’s Pirate party!
 
These pirate earrings from Black Feather Studios are as one-of-a-kind as the artist, who just launched the etsy store. I am be a huge fan of this young girl. My love goes waaaayyyy back to when she was a baby girl — and, used to come play with my sister, my dog and I at the beach. I am so impressed with her work. I can’t believe she can do this…the mediums she uses (like snake vertebrae) are naturally, ecclectically cool while the jewelry is feminine and pretty.
 
Congratulations, Black Feather Studio. Your shop is unique and beautiful…just like you and your sweet mama. Kudos!

Julie from Sprinkles Bath & Body made these cute products. Remember those straws I got from fort & field for the melting Witch Punch? Well, these are the same straws. I think this is very creative!  

Lip lollies are all natural lip balm made to look like a real lollipop by using a striped paper straw for the stick…

[…] stephanie’s comment […]Aunt_Stephies_Diaper_Cake

I finally had an opportunity to check out Stephanie’s Diaper Cake for her nephew.  If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, here it is. 

Moke, I didn’t know of your talents. It is so cute.  Okay, yes I did know you are creative.  And, I do know how thoughtful you are.  I should have known the Auntie Cake would be super cute. 

You know Southern Pet Sitters would’ve been selling these things if I would have only realized your Nappy Creativity earlier.    You and I were always up to making a dollar!

  Here’s the progress of the Diaper Cake. If you look closely, you can see the bottle nipple exposed at the top. We also stuffed it with a rolled up swadler.  I used about 150 Pampers 1-2 Swaddlers diapers.  I bought a box of 216 from Sams Club for about $30.00.

If you want to know How to Make a Nappy Cake, click here.

Magazinewrapped

My Grandaddy Tygart used to wrap our gifts in cartoon paper.  Certain it was a last minute whim to make things easy or a another way to save money, it is one of my favorite memories. Still, when I see the funny papers I think of Barbie Cars and Tonka Trucks under the tree. 

When I stumbled upon this idea from David Seo at Simply Green.  I became nostalgic.  Then, I remembered my Christmas Eco-Challenge.  Ah, ha.  Here it is. Here will be my first attempt to strip down our trash production.   

Hmm…you can use full pages from glossy magazines, maps, brochures, color copy pages and even an oversized instructional manual. You can also use the brown paper sacks from the grocery store.  You know, I think you can also get rolls of unused paper (unprinted) from the Statesboro Herald.  We used to use them for cheerleading banners in high school.   

When tied with a nice ribbon (all cut extra long so the recipient can reuse the ribbon easily on other gifts), it all looks really nice.   Ribbons with dots, and stripes, and fun colors will be super cute. I love the idea already.  So, this year don’t be surprised if your Christmas gift from the Hulsey’s comes wrapped in non-traditional paper and a gross grain ribbon. Be happy, give us a smile, and know that we are helping out the earth this year. 

Happy Operation Christmas Eco-Challenge!

P.S. It looks like my ‘boro blogging buddy, Laurel is up to eco-friendly Christmas, too.  You can mosey to At Home Laurel for more ideas. Great minds DO think alike : )!

More ideas on my later post – click here.