Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom, lunchbox notes and a little caddy!

Today is my mom's birthday.  I don't think she'll be reading this because her and my dad are on the Harley, on yet another adventure.  But, just in case she is...Happy Birthday Mom!

I want to share with you a GENIUS (I'm being halfway sarcastic here) idea I had.  Now if you've read my blog for awhile, you know I like to send little notes in Abie's lunchbox.  The other night I was crafting the midnight oil when it hit me, why not use my brown paper bags?  She IS going to be a big time fourth grader this year, which I'm slowly coming to grips with .  I thought something a bit more grown up was in order for her fourth grade lunch box notes.

I stamped right on to the bag and added some yummy twine and then trimmed my card stock down to 2 1/2 x 4 1/4.  I rounded the edges and it slid perfectly into the paper bag so my messages can be hidden :)  Now if Abie wants, she can keep the card somewhere safe and reuse the paper bag for a friend.  She'll just have trim a new piece of card stock!  I left this bag pretty simple, especially compared to some I've made in the past.

Up next I want to share with you my new organizational caddy.  Last weekend I was on Two Peas and reading a thread about caddies  and someone posted pictures of one of the Making Memories carousel caddies and I couldn't believe how much it held.  I had been using this caddy for the last several years and I thought it was fine.

Later that weekend, I ran to Michael's and guess what?  All their scrapbook storage was 50% off and they had ONE of their caddies left that looks just like the Making Memories one.  (I wouldn't have bought it at full price)  It was just meant to be :)

Seriously, check out how much this thing holds, and I still have room for more!  Definitely a good buy for $19.99!

Have you bought any fun organizational things lately that you were surprised by?  Have a fun Thursday and I'll talk with you all tomorrow.  Thanks for coming by today :)


  1. oh my goodness!!!!!!! i love this!!!!!!!! i know you have used the paper bags before and now i can't remember where you got them--please do tell me again!!!! this idea is so awesome!!!

    i have had this caddy for about 2 years and LOVE it. it really is the best! thinking of getting another one for the kids for that price-mmmmmm just thinking!!!

  2. Love the stamped bag and the carousel! I'd always wondered if those where efficient!

  3. What a great idea for the lunch bag cards. I bet she will love them!! I think I need one of those caddies.

  4. Love the notes! The twine is divine....seriously! That caddy is pretty cool. I love having all the stuff I reach for all the time right there on my desk. :)

  5. I love the idea for the notes, especially since she can use the little bag to hide a note for her friends. I bought some of those little bags last week, but haven't used them, yet.

    I look at that caddy every time I go to Michaels but have yet to actually buy it. It does look like it holds a lot.

  6. Genius idea! and I mean no sarcasm! Love your caddy-I've been wanting one of those for a while but wouldn't buy one because I couldn't visualize how my things would fit. Thanks for the photos now all I have to do is wait for another 50% sale or coupon!!

  7. Great lunch bag card -the twine really sets it off. Quite jealous of that caddy too :)

  8. Super cute idea for lunch box notes! Love the caddy, I have been wanting one of those for a while :0) Hugs!!!!

  9. What a sweet pocket for some love at lunch for your girls.

    I have a caddy similar to this one, and love it. Just a tip...I keep my metal ruler in the middle also and have scraped up my wrist many times. But the thing is, I keep putting it back in there, lol.