Am I Too Late for Easter?


I really meant to get this post published last week.  But Life said I was needed elsewhere.

Little J is about too old to be excited about Easter egg hunts and baskets with plastic grass.  I still like to put together goodies for holidays, and thank goodness, I have an elementary class in St. Louis to which I can send surprises.  My bud Joe is the teacher and he calls his class the SuperStars!

I am not the artsy/craftsy kind of person that can draw and design and cut and come up with original ideas.  But there are many bloggers who can do all that, and they are generous enough to share their talents with us.  One of my favorites is Amy of Living Locurto fame.  With her help, I put together these cute Valentine bags for the SuperStars!

For you, Amy :>)

I went to Amy’s site for Easter help and found a link to Skip to My Lou.  I discovered cute bunny cards that you print, cut out and staple to a goodie bag.  I added the SuperStars! label with a program that can write in a .pdf file, like Adobe.   I bought pastel cardstock at Michaels, then raided Dollar Tree for goodie bags and candy.  I printed the cards, cut out the bunnies and stapled them to the top of a carrot goodie bag filled with Easter grass and candy.  It (kinda) looks like the bunny is holding the carrot!

So here is what I shipped to Joe last week.

easter1 He emailed me today to let me know the bunnies arrived, so the SuperStars! will be noshing on sugar, sugar, sugar Easter Sunday.
easter2 easter4

I hope to gather a listing of artsy/craftsy blogs that I like.  There are quite a few young mothers at my church who are energetic, fun, and involved with their kiddos, and I think they could be inspired by and have fun with some of these blogs.

Here is another project I HOPE to get done before Easter.  These will be for my grown-up friends.  I think they are SO CUTE.  Hint: there are Peeps involved.

SuperStars!  Enjoy your bunnies!

All writing and photos property of LoneStarLifer. 2010.

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Valentine’s is covered, thanks to Living Locurto

Baggies o' Fun

In my mind’s eye, I am organized.  I am prepared.  I am woman, hear me roar.

Reality?  Meh. Not so much.

But today, reality matches mind’s eye.

I found a really talented blogger, Amy, and her blog Living Locurto.  Amy generously, and I mean generously, shares downloads for making all sorts of easy, cute tags, labels, printable cards, DIY projects, calendars, menu schedules.  I was reading her site and found darling Valentine’s tags that you attach to a baggie filled with treats.  I made two sets, one for my bud Joe in St. Louis so he could treat the SuperStars on Friday.  I made another set for Little J’s party which will be this Friday.  I made 51 baggies in all.

But here’s the cool part.  Because Amy inspired me and made the project simple and cute, I am finished with all 51 bags.  The ones that needed to be in St. Louis this week are on their way, and Little J’s bags are tagged and ready.  What a feeling to be ready for the party 3 days in advance.  It usually doesn’t happen that way.  I’m usually up late, late, late the night before stressing because I don’t have a plan or supplies or energy and Little J goes to school, taking lame-looking treats.

So Little J, go to that Valentine’s Day party with your head held high.  You have a finished product to give out, compliments of Amy and Living Locurto.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Amy.  I owe you a big cafe’ latte.  Or a baggie full of candy.

For you, Amy :>)

P.S. All goodies, including the baggies, came from Dollar Tree!  Love me some Dollar Tree.

All writing and photos copyright LoneStarLifer 2010.