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Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Friends!

It's Friday again and I have been having so much fun looking at Valentines ideas!! It's not too far away, you know, and now is the time to get supplies, if you need them, and decide what to make this year. Even if you don't have kids in your home, Valentine's Day can be a fun holiday. So here are some cute ideas for you to look at. I hope you like them as much as I do. When you visit these blogs or websites, be sure to leave a comment telling them you saw them here on Friday Friends. Thanks!

Let's start with The Creative Homemaker. Angela and Heather have such fun ideas for Valentine's Day. This link will take you to a darling project for using board books. It' doesn't have to be a Valentine's project, but it sure could be. And if you look at the sidebar and click on Valentines, they have a LOT of cute ideas. Give them a visit and take a look around. You'll like what you see, I'm 100% sure.

I found for you some instructions on making your own baker's twine! Vanessa at Nifty Thrifty Things is a young graphic designer living with her Texan hubby in Germany. Sounds interesting in itself, doesn't it?  Well, she  has a very simple DIY for making baker's twine that anyone can follow. I need some for one of my Valentine's Day cards and I am so glad to be able to make it myself. And in any color I want! I thought you might want to know how, too, so go find out how at .

I am a big fan of a website/blog called How Does She? I have been receiving their newsletter for some time now and they always have something fun or interesting for me to  look at. Shelley, Missy and Alison not only have great ideas, but they collect them from other contributors, too, so you get a well-rounded assortment of posts and projects. The post I'm linking to today is, of course, on Valentine's Day. There is a cute little mailbox (pictured) and a love notes pillow, a hugs and kisses jar and a few other projects to fill all that spare time you have (she says with tongue in cheek).  Go on over and check them out. And leave a comment. They love comments. Let them know you saw them here on my blog.

I also subscribe to a blog called Something Turquoise, and today's post was such a cute idea that I had to include it today! The blog is a wedding blog, and even though I have no children getting married, I like to look anyway. Today, she posted a DIY guest book/time capsule. It almost makes me wish one of my kids would get married again! :) (NOT!)  I can see this idea being used for anniversary parties, or birthday parties. Imagine a Sweet 16 time capsule that wouldn't bet opened until she was 25. What fun that would be! Anyway, check out this site for good wedding ideas or just to look around.

I also think this would make a cute gift for teachers. The class could put notes to the teacher in the jar and then come back and read them next year. When I was teaching I would have loved that!

Well, that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed the diverse friends we saw today. Diversity is a good thing. If we were all the same and had the same thoughts and ideas, how boring would the world be! I love the fact that I am different from you, and you are different from her. We should be able to keep boredom at bay by being our oh-so-different selves. Until next time,


  1. Thank you for your sweet comment and featuring me, Gramma G! :)
    I really appreciate the kind words!
    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  2. Thank you so much Gramma G. for sharing our idea of the mini books.
    Lots of Love & Smiles
    Heather @


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