A few weeks ago I was doing some web surfing looking for DIY gift ideas and stumbled upon these adorable Kate Spade tumblers. My first thought was that it was odd that there was even such a thing as a “designer” water cup! My second thought was HOW CUTE ARE THOSE!? And my third thought was…I could totally make a DIY version of those. So I did! :-)
Tracking down the cups was pretty easy. I found both the tumblers with straws and the mugs that could be customized on Amazon.com. The TRICKY part came when I wanted to get “creative” with the inserts that go inside the cups to make them “designer.” Well, I’m no designer…but I was inspired by the colors and simple designs of the Kate Spade tumblers so I went in that direction.
If you’re like me, you enjoy making homemade gifts for people on your Christmas list regardless of whether it’s a financial concern or not. There’s just something about making something yourself with simple materials or ingredients that is so satisfying. Not to mention the satisfaction you get by making homemade products that are safe, natural, and effective. That is why I am such a fan of essential oils and why I make so many of my own products that include them.
Over the last few years, between my sister Rebecca (Camp Wander) and I, we have done blog posts about dozens of products you can make with essential oils. It’s fun and gratifying to come up with ideas for some of life’s common concerns. So we decided to put together a compilation of some of our favorites and share them with you as inspiration for your gift-giving this year.
I know it’s not Saturday….but in order to “save my sanity” on this SUNDAY I have decided to do another post from the Jillee archives. Yesterday was my big family Christmas Dinner Party and I just didn’t have it in my to do a post “from scratch” after it was over. Luckily my daughter-in-law Kaitlyn recently made some of my Mom’s amazing Sour Cream Cookies and took a bunch of updated photos. So while this isn’t a completely original post, it does have a much-improved “look” to it. Thank you Kaitlyn! :-)
Welcome to a “special edition” of Save My Sanity SUNDAY……………….
Happy Saturday everyone! I hope everyone had a great and today will be the start of a great WEEKEND! Let’s kick it off right with this throwback post from last year at this time. It’s my Prime Rib Dinner Party MENU and it rarely varies at all from year to year. As a matter of fact this is the very thing I am serving TONIGHT at our Family Christmas party that I am hosting.
WELCOME to “Save My Sanity Saturday” at One Good Thing By Jillee….where I attempt to avoid having a nervous breakdown by actually giving myself a day off from blogging once a week!
So pull up a chair and sit back and enjoy an “oldie but goodie” from the One Good Thing By Jillee archives.
Well, here we are…on the other side of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! :-) I had so much fun offering these great giveaways everyday…I’m going to miss it! On the other hand, it will be nice to get “back to normal,” at least for a little while. (I can’t do “normal” on a full-time basis!) I really truly hope you all enjoyed the last 12 days as much as I did!
So while today I don’t have a fabulous giveaway to offer you, I DO have an idea that hopefully will make everyone feel a little bit like a winner once they try it!