Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I've had a few projects up my sleeve that I've been working on as gifts that I can now share.

One was a belated Christmas gift for my brother's girlfriend, Shannon. I follow her on pinterest, and I noted this project that she had pinned. That's one great thing about following your friends on pinterest - it gives you great gift ideas!
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After seeing this, I stumbled upon an old spice rack that I knew would be perfect.

A few coats of black spray paint and I had a whole new nail polish organization shelf to give her.
I was pleasantly surprised by how many nail polish bottles can fit on the shelf.

Hope you love it, Shannon!

Next up, is a project I've had in the works for a few weeks. I was originally introduced to this idea by my friend, Vanessa. She originally pinned this idea and executed it beautifully for her mother.
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When thinking about my own mother's upcoming 50th birthday, I thought this idea would be a perfect gift - 50 years of memories. So I used facebook and email to contact lots of people who know/love/have history with my mother and asked them to send me a memory of her.
I got lots of lovely responses and I knew that bundled and read together they would make her feel special and remind her of the amazing woman she is and has been to so many people.

I wanted to make my own envelopes, but in the time crunch it didn't happen.

My mom called me after she received it - she laughed, she cried, she loved it. 
Thanks to all the people who contributed to this special gift.
And happy, happy birthday Mom! 

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