Crochet school - author of the Crafty Minx blog is putting lessons up for the month of October.  You can follow along as she posts them or by keziah may dignadice
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keziah may dignadice Crochet school - author of the Crafty Minx blog is putting lessons up for the month of October. You can follow along as she posts them or
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Crochet school - author of the Crafty Minx blog is putting lessons up for the month of October.  You can follow along as she posts them or by reva
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reva Crochet school - author of the Crafty Minx blog is putting lessons up for the month of October. You can follow along as she posts them or
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Freeze It: Easy Pie Crust by marthastewart: You can make and freeze pie crusts up to a month in advance so that putting together your by sandy.wire
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sandy.wire Freeze It: Easy Pie Crust by marthastewart: You can make and freeze pie crusts up to a month in advance so that putting together your
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we have a winner! thanks to everyone for your help! check the blog to see how you can follow along as i make this into a sign!! by doris
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doris we have a winner! thanks to everyone for your help! check the blog to see how you can follow along as i make this into a sign!!
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BASIC Crochet Slipper Pattern. If you wander through her blog, you can find tips and tricks to customize them to YOUR feet. Super nifty by karen.weisend
karen.weisend
karen.weisend BASIC Crochet Slipper Pattern. If you wander through her blog, you can find tips and tricks to customize them to YOUR feet. Super nifty
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Open House before first day of school Tour.  Parents can follow the signs and do everything you need them to do before the first day of school.  Ends with a little gift for the student and the parent to welcome them into the class. by jana
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jana Open House before first day of school Tour. Parents can follow the signs and do everything you need them to do before the first day of school. Ends with a little gift for the student and the parent to welcome them into the class.
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Grilled Potatoes - These fries turn out crispy and delicious without deep frying or heating up the kitchen and you can even grill your turkey burgers along side them. by georgette
georgette
georgette Grilled Potatoes - These fries turn out crispy and delicious without deep frying or heating up the kitchen and you can even grill your turkey burgers along side them.
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Aren't these sweet?  A pair of crochet mouse finger puppets!  From the Dutch blog "Hook Affairs" by Hannie, a woman living in South Holland.  She has graciously provided the pattern, and if you click on the link at the bottom, it will take you to a set of 5 close-up shots of the cute gray mouse. . . .thank you, Hannie! by chrystal
chrystal
chrystal Aren't these sweet? A pair of crochet mouse finger puppets! From the Dutch blog "Hook Affairs" by Hannie, a woman living in South Holland. She has graciously provided the pattern, and if you click on the link at the bottom, it will take you to a set of 5 close-up shots of the cute gray mouse. . . .thank you, Hannie!
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Instead of buying the flavored butter you can just make them yourself so that you can make sure they are all natural. There is a huge list of things you can add to butter to make it flavored and it will depend on what you need it for. But you can surely try a lot of these combinations and just store them in the freezer for up to a month. #butter #food #health by Superduper
Superduper
Superduper Instead of buying the flavored butter you can just make them yourself so that you can make sure they are all natural. There is a huge list of things you can add to butter to make it flavored and it will depend on what you need it for. But you can surely try a lot of these combinations and just store them in the freezer for up to a month. #butter #food #health
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The white enamel flower earrings will give your everyday look a refreshing edge. You can dress them up or down, either way your look is complete. The floral studs include gold plated posts for pierced ears. $18.00 by Max & Chloe
Max & Chloe
Max & Chloe The white enamel flower earrings will give your everyday look a refreshing edge. You can dress them up or down, either way your look is complete. The floral studs include gold plated posts for pierced ears. $18.00
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Strapless mini in a sweet and delicate floral chiffon. Boning along the bodice with a hidden zip closure up the back. Flowy skirt. Fully lined. By For Love & Lemons Derived from those sun-soaked Lemonade Stand Days designers owners and BFF's Gillian Mahin and Laura Hall are the masterminds behind For Love & Lemons. Born in Wyoming and based in Los Angeles the collection is anything but conventional. Where the modern gypsy is punk For Love & Lemons is a brand to relate to for that girl that doesn't follow trends she makes them. $196.00 by Free People
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Free People Strapless mini in a sweet and delicate floral chiffon. Boning along the bodice with a hidden zip closure up the back. Flowy skirt. Fully lined. By For Love & Lemons Derived from those sun-soaked Lemonade Stand Days designers owners and BFF's Gillian Mahin and Laura Hall are the masterminds behind For Love & Lemons. Born in Wyoming and based in Los Angeles the collection is anything but conventional. Where the modern gypsy is punk For Love & Lemons is a brand to relate to for that girl that doesn't follow trends she makes them. $196.00
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Explore the heart and mind of healing with Joan Z. Borysenko, one of the leading experts on stress, spirituality and the mind-body connection. Follow along as she reveals tools and techniques that can help you attain optimal conditioning for nature to heal you. Learn to live in the present, reduce stress and discover a vibrant sense of spirituality through Joan's humor and example, and discover the peace, love and power within. Includes a bonus segment on how to relax your mind and body at home and at work. 90 minutes. $18.00 by Gaiam
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Gaiam Explore the heart and mind of healing with Joan Z. Borysenko, one of the leading experts on stress, spirituality and the mind-body connection. Follow along as she reveals tools and techniques that can help you attain optimal conditioning for nature to heal you. Learn to live in the present, reduce stress and discover a vibrant sense of spirituality through Joan's humor and example, and discover the peace, love and power within. Includes a bonus segment on how to relax your mind and body at home and at work. 90 minutes. $18.00
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Crayon hot rocks:  If you have not done this yet, you need to. Simply warm up the rocks in the oven (I did 220 for 10 minutes), then put them on a stack of newspapers (or something else you don't care if it gets crayon in it) and let the little ones go to town. Just remind them it is hot. I have done it with 2 1/2 year olds with no problem. My little lady often brings in rocks for me to "cook" so she can paint them by jimmie
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jimmie Crayon hot rocks: If you have not done this yet, you need to. Simply warm up the rocks in the oven (I did 220 for 10 minutes), then put them on a stack of newspapers (or something else you don't care if it gets crayon in it) and let the little ones go to town. Just remind them it is hot. I have done it with 2 1/2 year olds with no problem. My little lady often brings in rocks for me to "cook" so she can paint them
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Linda’s network of garden paths—gravel, mulch, and stepping-stones— performs a vital function: “They control how people look at your plants,” she says. “You can force people to slow down or encourage them to check out the vista.” Paths can also change your perspective. She observes, “One thing I’m always fascinated by is walking up the path and seeing one view and then turning around and walking down and seeing things completely differently.” The Hostetlers by kelli
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kelli Linda’s network of garden paths—gravel, mulch, and stepping-stones— performs a vital function: “They control how people look at your plants,” she says. “You can force people to slow down or encourage them to check out the vista.” Paths can also change your perspective. She observes, “One thing I’m always fascinated by is walking up the path and seeing one view and then turning around and walking down and seeing things completely differently.” The Hostetlers
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Lessons performed to music allow you to practice the steps learned and to link them into short routines you can start trying immediatelyAward-winning dancer and choreographer Cal Pozo designed the Partner Dancing 101 series to reveal the secrets of professional dancers’ sculpted bodies and top-notch conditioning. You will learn the signature dance patterns and moves of the most popular Latin dances: the Rumba, the Salsa/Mambo, the Cha-cha, the Merengue, the Cumbia and the Tango. This DVD presents the most important points on learning, leading, and following dance patterns in a series of easy-to-follow lessons. Multiple camera angles allow you to focus on techniques like: what your feet need to do, where your feet need to go, how to lead and follow any partner, how to find and stay on the beat. 81 minutes. USA. $14.98 by Gaiam
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Gaiam Lessons performed to music allow you to practice the steps learned and to link them into short routines you can start trying immediatelyAward-winning dancer and choreographer Cal Pozo designed the Partner Dancing 101 series to reveal the secrets of professional dancers’ sculpted bodies and top-notch conditioning. You will learn the signature dance patterns and moves of the most popular Latin dances: the Rumba, the Salsa/Mambo, the Cha-cha, the Merengue, the Cumbia and the Tango. This DVD presents the most important points on learning, leading, and following dance patterns in a series of easy-to-follow lessons. Multiple camera angles allow you to focus on techniques like: what your feet need to do, where your feet need to go, how to lead and follow any partner, how to find and stay on the beat. 81 minutes. USA. $14.98
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Lessons performed to music allow you to practice the steps learned and to link them into short routines you can start trying immediatelyAward-winning dancer and choreographer Cal Pozo designed the Partner Dancing 101 series to reveal the secrets of professional dancers’ sculpted bodies and top-notch conditioning. Why sit out dancing at parties and weddings when in minutes you can master the signature steps and moves of the traditional party dances: the Foxtrot, the Waltz, the Swing, the Rumba, and the Salsa. In addition, you’ll learn the most popular line and party dances: the Electric Slide, the Macarena, the Tush Push, and the Boot Scooting Boogie. Whether you need a beginner dance course or a quick refresher, this DVD condenses the most important points on learning, leading, and following dance patterns in a series of easy-to-follow lessons. 98 minutes. USA. $14.98 by Gaiam
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Gaiam Lessons performed to music allow you to practice the steps learned and to link them into short routines you can start trying immediatelyAward-winning dancer and choreographer Cal Pozo designed the Partner Dancing 101 series to reveal the secrets of professional dancers’ sculpted bodies and top-notch conditioning. Why sit out dancing at parties and weddings when in minutes you can master the signature steps and moves of the traditional party dances: the Foxtrot, the Waltz, the Swing, the Rumba, and the Salsa. In addition, you’ll learn the most popular line and party dances: the Electric Slide, the Macarena, the Tush Push, and the Boot Scooting Boogie. Whether you need a beginner dance course or a quick refresher, this DVD condenses the most important points on learning, leading, and following dance patterns in a series of easy-to-follow lessons. 98 minutes. USA. $14.98
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The best e.l.f. products! In case you didn't know, e.l.f. is a super affordable makeup brand that has such a huge selection of products it can be a little overwhelming. Blogger not only lists all of her favorites, but she also talks about why she loves them so much. This is SO helpful. Pin now- stock up on cheap makeup later!! by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 The best e.l.f. products! In case you didn't know, e.l.f. is a super affordable makeup brand that has such a huge selection of products it can be a little overwhelming. Blogger not only lists all of her favorites, but she also talks about why she loves them so much. This is SO helpful. Pin now- stock up on cheap makeup later!!
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Save up to 15% compared to when buying single issues. Digital Photo magazine is the first choice for photographers looking to take better pictures and enhance their images. With easy-to-follow projects, tips and techniques, every issue comes with a free CD-ROM packed with video lessons so you can learn new photo and imaging skills the smart way. Practical Photography magazine is the perfect read for anyone wanting to get more from their Digital SLR. £40.00 by Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers
Marks and Spencers Save up to 15% compared to when buying single issues. Digital Photo magazine is the first choice for photographers looking to take better pictures and enhance their images. With easy-to-follow projects, tips and techniques, every issue comes with a free CD-ROM packed with video lessons so you can learn new photo and imaging skills the smart way. Practical Photography magazine is the perfect read for anyone wanting to get more from their Digital SLR. £40.00
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New year = new you!  Sparkle and shine for a fete that’s finer then fine this New Year’s Eve.  Expect jaws to drop (along with the ball) while you ring in 2012.  Get inspired by over-the-top glitz and glam for a decadent DIY stunner. Re-purpose brooches in your jewelry box, or pick up a few at flea markets or on eBay.To create, pin several brooches, arranged in a bib-like formation onto a piece of felt. Outline the bib shape with chalk and cut out around the brooches.  You may need to sew a few stitches on the backside of the felt if brooches are weighing down the fabric, as you want them to lay flat.  Flip over necklace base and sew a chain onto the back. Use a new chain or opt for one from an old necklace for an extra special touch.P.S.- Here’s to a happy, healthy & crafty 2012! by DaisyCombridge
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DaisyCombridge New year = new you!  Sparkle and shine for a fete that’s finer then fine this New Year’s Eve.  Expect jaws to drop (along with the ball) while you ring in 2012.  Get inspired by over-the-top glitz and glam for a decadent DIY stunner. Re-purpose brooches in your jewelry box, or pick up a few at flea markets or on eBay.To create, pin several brooches, arranged in a bib-like formation onto a piece of felt. Outline the bib shape with chalk and cut out around the brooches.  You may need to sew a few stitches on the backside of the felt if brooches are weighing down the fabric, as you want them to lay flat.  Flip over necklace base and sew a chain onto the back. Use a new chain or opt for one from an old necklace for an extra special touch.P.S.- Here’s to a happy, healthy & crafty 2012!
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Chicken crescent roll bake:  Mix 1 1/2 cup of cooked, shredded chicken and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl. Roll out and separate 1 (8oz) can of crescent rolls.  In each triangle, place 2 tablespoons of the chicken/cheese mix, and roll it up in the crescent roll.  Once you have all 8 rolled up, place them along the bottom of a lightly greased casserole dish. Pour 1 cup of milk over the roll-ups.  Spoon 1 can cream of chicken soup (undiluted) on top.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese on to... by nell
nell
nell Chicken crescent roll bake: Mix 1 1/2 cup of cooked, shredded chicken and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl. Roll out and separate 1 (8oz) can of crescent rolls. In each triangle, place 2 tablespoons of the chicken/cheese mix, and roll it up in the crescent roll. Once you have all 8 rolled up, place them along the bottom of a lightly greased casserole dish. Pour 1 cup of milk over the roll-ups. Spoon 1 can cream of chicken soup (undiluted) on top. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese on to...
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The edges of this bralette are covered in a flirty eyelash trim and the bust uses a combination of daisy lace and spandex lycra. This bra can double up as a cute little crop top to peek out of your favorite top. By For Love & Lemons Derived from those sun-soaked Lemonade Stand Days designers owners and BFF's Gillian Mahin and Laura Hall are the masterminds behind For Love & Lemons. Based in Los Angeles the collection is anything but conventional. Where the modern gypsy is punk For Love & Lemons is a brand for that girl who doesn't follow trends she makes them. $92.00 by Free People
Free People
Free People The edges of this bralette are covered in a flirty eyelash trim and the bust uses a combination of daisy lace and spandex lycra. This bra can double up as a cute little crop top to peek out of your favorite top. By For Love & Lemons Derived from those sun-soaked Lemonade Stand Days designers owners and BFF's Gillian Mahin and Laura Hall are the masterminds behind For Love & Lemons. Based in Los Angeles the collection is anything but conventional. Where the modern gypsy is punk For Love & Lemons is a brand for that girl who doesn't follow trends she makes them. $92.00
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Targets abs, arms and legs 6 fun interval training circuits Easy to follow Designed for beginners No special equipment needed; all exercises can be done with common household items 43 minutes With Jillian Michaels for Beginners: Frontside, the first steps to fitness just got a lot easier! Join Jillian Michaels, along with former contestants from “The Biggest Loser,� as she takes you through six beginner circuits of cardio and strength exercises that will help to melt away the pounds and build muscle. This beginners’ workout of fun and easy exercises focuses on the muscles in your chest, shoulders, triceps, abdomen, and quadriceps. In combination with Jillian’s Backside workout, it’s time to uncover the leaner you. 43 minutes. USA. $14.98 by Gaiam
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Gaiam Targets abs, arms and legs 6 fun interval training circuits Easy to follow Designed for beginners No special equipment needed; all exercises can be done with common household items 43 minutes With Jillian Michaels for Beginners: Frontside, the first steps to fitness just got a lot easier! Join Jillian Michaels, along with former contestants from “The Biggest Loser,� as she takes you through six beginner circuits of cardio and strength exercises that will help to melt away the pounds and build muscle. This beginners’ workout of fun and easy exercises focuses on the muscles in your chest, shoulders, triceps, abdomen, and quadriceps. In combination with Jillian’s Backside workout, it’s time to uncover the leaner you. 43 minutes. USA. $14.98
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Advanced Yoga Disc 1 includes: Total-body, arm-balance workout: Engages and strengthens your triceps, entire upper body, core and legs. It demystifies these intense poses showing you how to sequence and build up to them and helps you cultivate a "steadiness of mind" with whatever is happening in the moment. 45 minutes. Complete hip opening routine: Increases flexibility and mobility in the most neglected part of the body and helps prevent knee and join problems. 30 minutes. Advanced Yoga Disc 2 includes: Advanced pranayama, or breath absorption practice: Improves lung capacity and circulation of rejuvenating oxygen-rich blood. Deepens your connection within, like no other practice can. 30 minutes. For advanced yoga practitioners only. Get close and personal with Rodney Yee and gain insight and immersion into how he practices yoga at home. In this rare window on the private practice of America's favorite yoga instructor, witness incredible footage of Rodney performing an advanced sequence based on his own personal yoga routines. 2 DVDs - complete with Rodney's voice instruction to guide your own yoga practice. 3 full-length advanced practices will help you realize new levels of power, intuition, ease and reward in your yoga and your life. Learn how to build up to and sequence intense arm balances, and trust yourself more in these challenging poses. Follow Rodney through a full sequence of hip openers to prepare the body for advanced moves and evolve your practice on a deeper level as Rodney guides yogi Colleen Saidman in advanced pranayama practice. 125 minutes. WARNING: Beginner or novice practitioners should not attempt these asanas. More Rodney Yee DVDs Discover how Gaiam DVDs like this gave one reader the support and motivation she needed to change her body...and her life. $19.98 by Gaiam
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Gaiam Advanced Yoga Disc 1 includes: Total-body, arm-balance workout: Engages and strengthens your triceps, entire upper body, core and legs. It demystifies these intense poses showing you how to sequence and build up to them and helps you cultivate a "steadiness of mind" with whatever is happening in the moment. 45 minutes. Complete hip opening routine: Increases flexibility and mobility in the most neglected part of the body and helps prevent knee and join problems. 30 minutes. Advanced Yoga Disc 2 includes: Advanced pranayama, or breath absorption practice: Improves lung capacity and circulation of rejuvenating oxygen-rich blood. Deepens your connection within, like no other practice can. 30 minutes. For advanced yoga practitioners only. Get close and personal with Rodney Yee and gain insight and immersion into how he practices yoga at home. In this rare window on the private practice of America's favorite yoga instructor, witness incredible footage of Rodney performing an advanced sequence based on his own personal yoga routines. 2 DVDs - complete with Rodney's voice instruction to guide your own yoga practice. 3 full-length advanced practices will help you realize new levels of power, intuition, ease and reward in your yoga and your life. Learn how to build up to and sequence intense arm balances, and trust yourself more in these challenging poses. Follow Rodney through a full sequence of hip openers to prepare the body for advanced moves and evolve your practice on a deeper level as Rodney guides yogi Colleen Saidman in advanced pranayama practice. 125 minutes. WARNING: Beginner or novice practitioners should not attempt these asanas. More Rodney Yee DVDs Discover how Gaiam DVDs like this gave one reader the support and motivation she needed to change her body...and her life. $19.98
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Redefine your fitness goals and take it up a notch with The FIRM® Bootcamp: Maximum Calorie Burn. Acclaimed Firm instructor Alison Davis developed this calorie-melting home weight loss program that combines bootcamp training with cardio drills. As you jump, hop, squat and lunge your way through the high-energy routines, you'll tone your body while improving your speed and agility to burn three times more fat than doing aerobics alone. If you want to go beyond the basic cardio and get results faster and sculpt muscle you may have never seen Bootcamp: Maximum Calorie Burn is the workout you've been waiting for. It's fitness at its best with bootcamp conditioning basics and plyometric "power burst" exercises. The moves are easy to follow so that anyone can do them and see immediate results. Approx 52 mins. $14.98 by Gaiam
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Gaiam Redefine your fitness goals and take it up a notch with The FIRM® Bootcamp: Maximum Calorie Burn. Acclaimed Firm instructor Alison Davis developed this calorie-melting home weight loss program that combines bootcamp training with cardio drills. As you jump, hop, squat and lunge your way through the high-energy routines, you'll tone your body while improving your speed and agility to burn three times more fat than doing aerobics alone. If you want to go beyond the basic cardio and get results faster and sculpt muscle you may have never seen Bootcamp: Maximum Calorie Burn is the workout you've been waiting for. It's fitness at its best with bootcamp conditioning basics and plyometric "power burst" exercises. The moves are easy to follow so that anyone can do them and see immediate results. Approx 52 mins. $14.98
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Easy Envelopes for Handmade Cards .Directions:
1. Lay your card diagonally on a square piece of paper that's just a little larger than your card on each side.  (If you make your card from an 8 1/2” x 11” or 9” x 12” paper folded in half, then a 12” x 12” square will work perfectly for the envelope.  For a small 4” x 5” card, a 7” x 7” square will work well.)
2. Fold each side up over the card, beginning with one of the shorter sides and ending with one of the longer sides.  If you lightly “score” your envelope (with your fingernail or a paper clip) along the edges of the card it will make it easier to fold.
3. Remove the card and unfold your envelope.  Cut away the triangles where the fold lines cross.  You can round the top corner with scissors if you want.
4. Now fold the sides in and fold the bottom flap up over them.  Cut the point off the bottom flap and glue the sides of the bottom flap to the lower edges of the side flaps.
5. To finish, put your card back inside and glue the top down or seal it closed with a sticker by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 Easy Envelopes for Handmade Cards .Directions: 1. Lay your card diagonally on a square piece of paper that's just a little larger than your card on each side. (If you make your card from an 8 1/2” x 11” or 9” x 12” paper folded in half, then a 12” x 12” square will work perfectly for the envelope. For a small 4” x 5” card, a 7” x 7” square will work well.) 2. Fold each side up over the card, beginning with one of the shorter sides and ending with one of the longer sides. If you lightly “score” your envelope (with your fingernail or a paper clip) along the edges of the card it will make it easier to fold. 3. Remove the card and unfold your envelope. Cut away the triangles where the fold lines cross. You can round the top corner with scissors if you want. 4. Now fold the sides in and fold the bottom flap up over them. Cut the point off the bottom flap and glue the sides of the bottom flap to the lower edges of the side flaps. 5. To finish, put your card back inside and glue the top down or seal it closed with a sticker
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artisan birthstone necklace - gold - 4: Skip the sleeve and wear your heart around your neck with our handcrafted birthstone necklace. Features a selection of up to five semi-precious stones you choose just for her that can represent family members or loved ones she holds closest to her heart. Delicately wire wrapped stones make this stunning pendant something she'll forever cherish. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.choose sterling silver or 14K-gold fill3mm, natural rondelle gemstonesdelicate chain and pendant with slight hammered texturebirthstones are wire wrapped by hand into the pendantchoose up to five gemstones to represent family members or loved onespendant 3/4"" diam.birthstones available: garnet (january), amethyst (february), green amethyst (march), crystal quartz (april), green onyx (may), moonstone (june), ruby (july), peridot (august), sapphire (september), rose quartz (october), citrine (november) or blue hydroquartz (december)please note that ruby, green onyx and blue sapphire have been color enhanced16""L chain with 2"" extender $89.95 by RedEnvelope
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RedEnvelope artisan birthstone necklace - gold - 4: Skip the sleeve and wear your heart around your neck with our handcrafted birthstone necklace. Features a selection of up to five semi-precious stones you choose just for her that can represent family members or loved ones she holds closest to her heart. Delicately wire wrapped stones make this stunning pendant something she'll forever cherish. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.choose sterling silver or 14K-gold fill3mm, natural rondelle gemstonesdelicate chain and pendant with slight hammered texturebirthstones are wire wrapped by hand into the pendantchoose up to five gemstones to represent family members or loved onespendant 3/4"" diam.birthstones available: garnet (january), amethyst (february), green amethyst (march), crystal quartz (april), green onyx (may), moonstone (june), ruby (july), peridot (august), sapphire (september), rose quartz (october), citrine (november) or blue hydroquartz (december)please note that ruby, green onyx and blue sapphire have been color enhanced16""L chain with 2"" extender $89.95
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So sweet! He is a Chief Master Sergeant John Gebhardt in the USAF serving in Afghanistan  As high as you can go in enlisted ranks (E-9)    John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed.    The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...  But they failed to kill her.    She was cared for in John 's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan.    The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.    He is a real Star of the war, and represents what the members of our services are trying to do.    This, my friends, is worth sharing. Go for it!! You'll never see things like this in the news.  Please keep this going. Nothing will happen if you don't, but the public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that we're making a difference. Even if it is just one little girl at a time. by marcia
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marcia So sweet! He is a Chief Master Sergeant John Gebhardt in the USAF serving in Afghanistan As high as you can go in enlisted ranks (E-9) John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head... But they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John 's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing. He is a real Star of the war, and represents what the members of our services are trying to do. This, my friends, is worth sharing. Go for it!! You'll never see things like this in the news. Please keep this going. Nothing will happen if you don't, but the public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that we're making a difference. Even if it is just one little girl at a time.
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In 1933, renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald ended a letter to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, with a list of things to worry about, not worry about, and simply think about. It read as follows: "Things to worry about: Worry about courage. Worry about cleanliness. Worry about efficiency. Worry about horsemanship. / Things not to worry about: Don’t worry about popular opinion. Don’t worry about dolls. Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. Don’t worry about growing up. Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you. Don’t worry about triumph. Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault. Don’t worry about mosquitoes. Don’t worry about flies. Don’t worry about insects in general. Don’t worry about parents. Don’t worry about boys. Don’t worry about disappointments. Don’t worry about pleasures. Don’t worry about satisfactions. / Things to think about: What am I really aiming at? How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to: (a) Scholarship, (b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them? (c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it? With dearest love, Daddy" (Source: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters; Image: F. Scott Fitzgerald with his daughter, Scottie, in 1924.) by magicalcrayons
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magicalcrayons In 1933, renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald ended a letter to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, with a list of things to worry about, not worry about, and simply think about. It read as follows: "Things to worry about: Worry about courage. Worry about cleanliness. Worry about efficiency. Worry about horsemanship. / Things not to worry about: Don’t worry about popular opinion. Don’t worry about dolls. Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. Don’t worry about growing up. Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you. Don’t worry about triumph. Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault. Don’t worry about mosquitoes. Don’t worry about flies. Don’t worry about insects in general. Don’t worry about parents. Don’t worry about boys. Don’t worry about disappointments. Don’t worry about pleasures. Don’t worry about satisfactions. / Things to think about: What am I really aiming at? How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to: (a) Scholarship, (b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them? (c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it? With dearest love, Daddy" (Source: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters; Image: F. Scott Fitzgerald with his daughter, Scottie, in 1924.)
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Gaiam’s Prenatal DVD Kit provides three bestselling prenatal DVDs for expecting mothers. This kit includes: Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout DVD Improve posture, strength and muscle tone – even experience a smoother delivery with Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout DVD. Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders and her personal trainer, Keri Crockett will help you stay strong and sexy while expecting. Choose from full-length to express workouts. At seven months along in this program, Summer demonstrates proper form for each exercise, always aware of the vast changes your body is undergoing. This safe prenatal program will help you remain active and fit during your pregnancy, as well as help you regain your strength and stamina post pregnancy. Feel and look better throughout your pregnancy. 160 min. USA. Prenatal Yoga DVD With the Prenatal Yoga DVD you'll learn safe stretching and strength–building prenatal yoga exercises to help increase energy and stamina. You'll also develop concentration for labor and delivery. Respected yoga expert and mother Shiva Rea designed this program specifically for pregnancy. Includes modifications for each trimester. 60 minutes. Prenatal Gurmukh DVD Inner strength, fearlessness, a stong physical body and a quiet mind - all are a part of the wisdom of Kundalini, and all can assist and empower during this profound period of physical and emotional transformation. Follow acclaimed Kundalini yoga teacher Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa as she guides you in a series of safe asanas, meaningful poses and thoughtful meditations, created to help place you in mind-body-soul harmony as you prepare for childbirth. 68 Minutes. $55.00 by Gaiam
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Gaiam Gaiam’s Prenatal DVD Kit provides three bestselling prenatal DVDs for expecting mothers. This kit includes: Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout DVD Improve posture, strength and muscle tone – even experience a smoother delivery with Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout DVD. Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders and her personal trainer, Keri Crockett will help you stay strong and sexy while expecting. Choose from full-length to express workouts. At seven months along in this program, Summer demonstrates proper form for each exercise, always aware of the vast changes your body is undergoing. This safe prenatal program will help you remain active and fit during your pregnancy, as well as help you regain your strength and stamina post pregnancy. Feel and look better throughout your pregnancy. 160 min. USA. Prenatal Yoga DVD With the Prenatal Yoga DVD you'll learn safe stretching and strength–building prenatal yoga exercises to help increase energy and stamina. You'll also develop concentration for labor and delivery. Respected yoga expert and mother Shiva Rea designed this program specifically for pregnancy. Includes modifications for each trimester. 60 minutes. Prenatal Gurmukh DVD Inner strength, fearlessness, a stong physical body and a quiet mind - all are a part of the wisdom of Kundalini, and all can assist and empower during this profound period of physical and emotional transformation. Follow acclaimed Kundalini yoga teacher Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa as she guides you in a series of safe asanas, meaningful poses and thoughtful meditations, created to help place you in mind-body-soul harmony as you prepare for childbirth. 68 Minutes. $55.00
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They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor"  But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low  The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:  Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.  Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"  Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."  There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.  The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.  In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.  Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.  Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.  Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.  England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.  And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring by NoelleGarcia
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NoelleGarcia They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring
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1. $5 gift cards (Starbucks, McDonalds, Amazon, Borders etc).    2. A favorite candy (my mom always got us those plastic candy canes filled with M&M;'s)    3. Decorative cupcake liners (I found some great ones here)    4. A favorite magazine    5. Camera strap cover (like the one I gave away here) - note, that giveaway is closed!)    6. Packets of flower or herb seeds for planting    7. Personalized stationary    8. Slipper socks    9. Silly putty (another thing I always got as a kid)    10. Rubber coated paddle attachement for a mixer like this one    11. Monogrammed iPhone Case    12. Nail polishes    13. Sharpie Pens    14. Chapstick    15. Hair bands    16. Small crosswords puzzle book    17. Crayons    18. Body wash    19. Piggy Bank with coins    20. Personalized M&M;'s that say Merry Christmas    21. Clip on book reading lamp    22. Measuring spoons or cups    23. Cute wine stopper    24. Scarf    25. Stickers    26. Monogrammed coasters (there's a great how to here)    27. Lottery tickets    28. Deck of playing cards    29. Rubix cube    30. Loofa    31. Hair clips    32. Cuticle set    33. Jewelry    34. Batteries    35. Cooking extracts - vanilla, mint, orange etc.    36. Mittens    37. Scented candles    38. Bookmarks    39. Fishing lures    40. Knitting or Crochet needles    41. Lotion    42. Play Dough    43. Golf tees or balls    44. Matchbox cars    45. Memory card    46. Cd's    47. Tools    48. Wash/Dish rags    49. Diaper genie refills (you laugh, but I would love those in my stocking!)    50. Specialty olive oils such as this one    51. Eyeshadow    52. Unusual pastas like this red chili linguini    53. From the Kitchen of labels like these    54. Gardening gloves    55. Tickets to the aquarium    56. Address book    57. An orange - to shape out the toe of the stocking!    58. Ice scraper    59. Small digital camera    60. A teasing comb for all the southern girls    61. Cookie cutters    62. A good book    63. Retractable ID or key holder    64. Makeup bag    65. Nice wooden spoons    66. Gift card to go see a movie    67. USB Drive    68. Small photo frames    69. Wallet    70. Personalized water bottle like this one    71. Speciality teas - here is one of my favorites    72. Garden markers (for herbs etc)    73. Scented antibacterial kitchen hand soap    74. Pumice stones    75. Travel sized games (connect four, uno, etc)    76. Gourmet spice mixes    77. Small sketchbook    78. Fridge magnets    79. Stencils for crafting    80. Tickets to go see a musical performance    81. Kid paint set    82. Extra Wii controllers    83. Small calendar for your purse/backpack    84. PJ's    85. Wristlet to hold a small digital camera like this one of mine from one of my 1st blog posts!    86. Wine glass charms    87. Freezable teether's    88. Osis Dust It click here    89. Monogrammed onesie or tee    90. Money clip    91. Set of markers    92. Gourmet hot chocolate like this one    93. Ring holder    94. Wine aerator    95. Cufflinks    96. Pedometer    97. Personalized purse mirror like this one    98. DVD's    99. Cell phone car charger    100. Child sized harmonica    101. Luggage tags    102. Personalized coffee cup    103. Travel alarm clock    104. Baby legs    105. Personalized mom bracelet or necklace with children's birthstones    106. Perfume/Cologne    107. Speciality chocolates such as See's    108. Mini tripod    109. Cute umbrella    110. Earbuds    111. Flower bulbs    112. Monogrammed baby wipes case    113. Passport holder    114. Raw honey like this    115. Small digital picture frame    116. Webkinz    117. Snow cap    118. Digital luggage scale: here's one    119. Chalk    120. iTunes giftcard    121. Digital measuring tape    122. Bubbles    123. Watch    124. Wine thermometer    125. Tickets to the zoo    126. Speciality coffee such as this one    127. Bath toys    128. Monogrammed burp rags    129. Makeup brush set    130. Binoculars    131. Barbies    132. Child "character" flashlights    133. Jewelry box    134. Recipe cards    135. Swiss Army knife    136. Belt    137. Small lint roller    138. Key chain    139. Baby rings to attach toys to a carseat    140. Coloring book    141. Birthstone earrings    142. Throwback candy - Pez dispensers, pop rocks, nerds, fun dip.    143. Kindle    144. Scrapbooking supplies    145. Personalized fortune cookie (you can have your own message put into them)    146. Universal remote    147. Hand sanitizer    148. Silly Bandz    149. Family Christmas ornament    150. A handwritten note from Santa by liz
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liz 1. $5 gift cards (Starbucks, McDonalds, Amazon, Borders etc). 2. A favorite candy (my mom always got us those plastic candy canes filled with M&M;'s) 3. Decorative cupcake liners (I found some great ones here) 4. A favorite magazine 5. Camera strap cover (like the one I gave away here) - note, that giveaway is closed!) 6. Packets of flower or herb seeds for planting 7. Personalized stationary 8. Slipper socks 9. Silly putty (another thing I always got as a kid) 10. Rubber coated paddle attachement for a mixer like this one 11. Monogrammed iPhone Case 12. Nail polishes 13. Sharpie Pens 14. Chapstick 15. Hair bands 16. Small crosswords puzzle book 17. Crayons 18. Body wash 19. Piggy Bank with coins 20. Personalized M&M;'s that say Merry Christmas 21. Clip on book reading lamp 22. Measuring spoons or cups 23. Cute wine stopper 24. Scarf 25. Stickers 26. Monogrammed coasters (there's a great how to here) 27. Lottery tickets 28. Deck of playing cards 29. Rubix cube 30. Loofa 31. Hair clips 32. Cuticle set 33. Jewelry 34. Batteries 35. Cooking extracts - vanilla, mint, orange etc. 36. Mittens 37. Scented candles 38. Bookmarks 39. Fishing lures 40. Knitting or Crochet needles 41. Lotion 42. Play Dough 43. Golf tees or balls 44. Matchbox cars 45. Memory card 46. Cd's 47. Tools 48. Wash/Dish rags 49. Diaper genie refills (you laugh, but I would love those in my stocking!) 50. Specialty olive oils such as this one 51. Eyeshadow 52. Unusual pastas like this red chili linguini 53. From the Kitchen of labels like these 54. Gardening gloves 55. Tickets to the aquarium 56. Address book 57. An orange - to shape out the toe of the stocking! 58. Ice scraper 59. Small digital camera 60. A teasing comb for all the southern girls 61. Cookie cutters 62. A good book 63. Retractable ID or key holder 64. Makeup bag 65. Nice wooden spoons 66. Gift card to go see a movie 67. USB Drive 68. Small photo frames 69. Wallet 70. Personalized water bottle like this one 71. Speciality teas - here is one of my favorites 72. Garden markers (for herbs etc) 73. Scented antibacterial kitchen hand soap 74. Pumice stones 75. Travel sized games (connect four, uno, etc) 76. Gourmet spice mixes 77. Small sketchbook 78. Fridge magnets 79. Stencils for crafting 80. Tickets to go see a musical performance 81. Kid paint set 82. Extra Wii controllers 83. Small calendar for your purse/backpack 84. PJ's 85. Wristlet to hold a small digital camera like this one of mine from one of my 1st blog posts! 86. Wine glass charms 87. Freezable teether's 88. Osis Dust It click here 89. Monogrammed onesie or tee 90. Money clip 91. Set of markers 92. Gourmet hot chocolate like this one 93. Ring holder 94. Wine aerator 95. Cufflinks 96. Pedometer 97. Personalized purse mirror like this one 98. DVD's 99. Cell phone car charger 100. Child sized harmonica 101. Luggage tags 102. Personalized coffee cup 103. Travel alarm clock 104. Baby legs 105. Personalized mom bracelet or necklace with children's birthstones 106. Perfume/Cologne 107. Speciality chocolates such as See's 108. Mini tripod 109. Cute umbrella 110. Earbuds 111. Flower bulbs 112. Monogrammed baby wipes case 113. Passport holder 114. Raw honey like this 115. Small digital picture frame 116. Webkinz 117. Snow cap 118. Digital luggage scale: here's one 119. Chalk 120. iTunes giftcard 121. Digital measuring tape 122. Bubbles 123. Watch 124. Wine thermometer 125. Tickets to the zoo 126. Speciality coffee such as this one 127. Bath toys 128. Monogrammed burp rags 129. Makeup brush set 130. Binoculars 131. Barbies 132. Child "character" flashlights 133. Jewelry box 134. Recipe cards 135. Swiss Army knife 136. Belt 137. Small lint roller 138. Key chain 139. Baby rings to attach toys to a carseat 140. Coloring book 141. Birthstone earrings 142. Throwback candy - Pez dispensers, pop rocks, nerds, fun dip. 143. Kindle 144. Scrapbooking supplies 145. Personalized fortune cookie (you can have your own message put into them) 146. Universal remote 147. Hand sanitizer 148. Silly Bandz 149. Family Christmas ornament 150. A handwritten note from Santa
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