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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Toys for Tots 2010

This is an other way we like to give back this time of year. Usually we pick a name off one of the giving trees at local stores. This year I was invited to a birthday party/ toy collection. In order to attend the party you need to bring a toy. Here is the link if you live in the area and would like to come along.

I had plans of buying 2 bigger gifts but after hearing toys for tots are down by about 75% this year, I decided to buy 4 smaller toys. Better to spread the love when I can. I hope this inspires you to give as much as you can this year.

Shoe box donation 2010

The last 3 years we have donated a shoe box full of goodies for the local homeless shelter's.
My church arranges for all the deliveries and sorting. I simply need to pick a group and purchase items for that age and wrap it all up in a shoe box. Drop them off at my church and that is it. Such a simple way to give back to our community. This year I choose a little girl and little boy. I hope this inspires you to give as you can this year. You can always volunteer your time.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advent Calendar

This project was inspired by Kathy from paper phenomenon. Surprisingly I didn't use my cricut on this project! I know is that possible...why yes it is.

Everything is made from card stock and hot glue. With the exception of the 3 trees and small figure. I stole them from my Christmas village set. Used a stickles to make the ornament dots on the trees.

The boxes are filled with 2 Hersey kisses in each box. That way I don't have to fight Chris for chocolate. I also only put 24 boxes as my family celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve. I hope Kathy and I inspired you!