Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I have been in the house too long- 2 posts in 1 day!

Yes, I have been home for 5 days in a row! I should have gone to work today, but my son had a fever last night and this morning so I stayed home with him. He is a tough kid, so he is fine now and I will be back to work tomorrow. But 5 days off! Yikes!!!!!!

My neice Shelby will be turning 16 on February 28th. Her dad-my brother is having a Sweet 16 BBQ at his house for her. She is a sweet girl and I really want to help make this party memorable for her. I have promised her a Sweet 16 banner and a Sundae bar. I also promised party favors. So now I am stumped on what I can make that isn't too difficult, because I don't know how many guest she will be having. The crafting twin Judy, sent me the link for this cute gable box. It was very easy to make. Actually, any box pattern that requires scoring is now easy for me with the Martha Stewart score tool. I posted about it last week. If you love crafting and haven't bought one yet, get your Michael's 40 or 50% coupons and get one! It truly is great!

Anyone out there have any ideas for Sweet 16 party favors???


  1. Great little gift box. I wouldn't know what to make for a 16 party favor, but anything small, where you can make a bunch up fast with what you have on hand, some chocolate included -- and I'm thinking that will do the trick. Your gardenia is beautiful. The scent of them is so lovely. I so need to clean house. Ugh! Hope your son is better. Blessings :) Tammy

  2. What a lucky girl!!! You sure take care of her! I don't know what to do about favors though ...the only thing I can think of is like a 5 $ Starbucks or itunes card and that could get REALLy expensive! Oh but if they are all girls a cute head band with a little bow is all the rage...I don't know..I guess I am not too helpful :)

    THanks for stoppoig over to my blog from Maggies...she totally cracks me up & has become a good friend. I look forward to getting to kow you too!

  3. Hi,
    Found you from my sister, themiddlestsister, and our friend Maggie. Love all your decorations and crafty goodness. I have a 16 year old, but is your neice a girlie girl, or a sportie girl? I have found that makes a big difference!