New Look, New Name, Same Blog!

...formally known as Bizzy Bee Creations...and then Bucket of Sweet Stamps. Hopefully this name will stick!

Apr 25, 2010

Weekly Surprise

Once a week (at least) I clean under our couch, entertainment center
and any other piece of furniture that is not flat on the ground.  It has become
a family event…the kids get sooo excited when I tell them that we are going
to clean the floors.  Why?  Because of this…


The treasures we find!!  Wow! 

Not pictured…the dust, millions of cheerios, pieces of paper,
crumbs and other little things. 

Oh what fun it is to clean the floors…now if I could get them excited about
cleaning other things!!

Apr 18, 2010

All Tied Up

My mom called me today and said that she found a really
cute idea in one of her country magazines.  It was little glass
bottles tied together with twine and used as vases.  She sent
over the picture with a little note “I like these”  Which translates into
”Can you make this for me?”  I love to try new things and I really, really
like this idea.  I can see more of these in our future…what a great way
to brighten up someone’s day.  Maybe a neighbor, friend, teacher….

I used 3D glue dots to hold the jars together.  The next time I make
them, I will use smaller glue dots.  Then I applied Elmers glue onto
the jars and wrapped the twine around them.  Baby wipes are great
for cleaning up glue smears. 


I wanted to take a picture tonight of the vases with flowers in
them (I am slightly impatient and waiting until tomorrow was not
an option…haha!)  So, at 8:25pm I was trying to cut semi decent
roses from our rose garden.  Not to bad considering it was
quite dark outside! 


Check out Country Living’s May 2010 issue for their string vases

Apr 16, 2010

Boredom Buster

Something to do when you feel like there is nothing to do


Jumping Into Spring

I will say, this is my favorite time of the year.
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Planting, digging, scooping…making a mess! We love it

Kelly (my almost 7 year old) and bugs are like…
peanut butter and jelly
bread and butter
salt and pepper
…you get it, they just go together (in a good way!)

She is the first to spot a bug, spider, lizard…anything
that moves and breathes…she will find it.

For the last 2 days, she has been working on a Roly Poly House.
Here is a picture of the bedroom…yes, there are roly poly’s in there.


…and the bedroom with more additions


…and the sign so people know who lives there


…as I type, she is working on the “living room” complete with a couch, table,
lamp, bridge and whatever else her little imagination thinks of.
What lucky roly poly’s :) Our rule is she can play with them during the day
but at night, they go back to their “real homes”

Apr 13, 2010

Flying In….

On the side, I like to dabble with making invitations.
Most of them are done by digital scrapbooking but some
of them are handmade by me!

A friend from MOPS is celebrating her son’s 2nd birthday
in Texas, their old stomping grounds. They now live here in
SoCal but will be visiting friends and family when Reid turns 2!

The theme is airplanes! Here are the invites


…and the cupcake toppers (minus the toothpicks attached to the back…
not so sure if the airlines would “okay” that!)


…all wrapped up and ready to go!


Happy Birthday Reid!

If you are interested in invitations and have questions about
themes and prices…email me! Tell me that you are a fellow
blogger and I will throw in matching address labels!!

Apr 5, 2010

Bucket Of Stuff Giveaway!

I asked my cute little assistant to help me pick a winner!
She helped write the numbers 1 – 13
Folded them up and put them in a basket
and chose…lucky #13
Comment #13  JAMIE
You won the “bucket of stuff”

E-mail me your address and I will
drop your prize in the mail!

Thank you again for following
along with my blog!






Thank you all for your comments!
I will pick a winner tomorrow and post
it tomorrow night!

Today is the day…it is time for a giveaway!
What better way to kick off my new blog, Bucket Of Cherries?!?!

What can you win??
A Bucket of “Stuff”


How can you win??
Three ways…
1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Become a follower of Bucket Of Cherries
3. Share this giveaway on your blog and
post the link in the comment section!

Be sure to leave a separate comment for all your entries.
If you do all of the above…you would have 3 different comments.

Comments will close on Sunday April 12th and I
will pick a winner using on Monday April 13th!
Good luck!

Apr 3, 2010

Check Back On….







…come back here on Monday!
Why you ask???
Well, it is time for the Bucket Of Cherries
kick-off blog giveaway.
What can you win??
a bucket of “stuff” of course!!!

See you on…


Easter Egg Nails…

…at least that is what they are supposed to be!!



Cute Shirt…

This cute birthday shirt was made from my friend
Erin over at Haute Tots. She has some cute stuff on her
Etsy site and her blog, Bringing Up Burns is one of my
favorite daily reads.

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This cute kid does not come with the shirt! :)


We planted mini herb gardens in MOPS the other day.
Each mom planted in a 2” pot…parsley, basil, chives and cilantro.
I found these cute metal pots and trays at IKEA (LOVE that place!!).


Empty Crate

For my husbands birthday we went to Las Vegas.
While we were there, we stopped at a few antique shops.
I came home with some fun finds!
One booth had wine crates. They were marked $5 each
and everything was 60% off. What a deal. I knew I wanted
them but was not sure exactly what for.
The first one I made into a little shelf for our living room.
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After I painted it, I used a sand block to distress the sides and since I had
the black paint out, I painted a few blocks.

Here is the finished shelf and two photo blocks

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Now…what should I do with the other two???? Any ideas?

E = 3

A mom from my MOPS group has a sweet little girl
who just turned three! Her favorite color is purple and I found
a cute purple/paisley material at Wal-Mart for $1. The shirt was
from there as well and it was only $3! Little Elsie has her purple shirt!


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Apr 1, 2010

To My Peeps

Happy Easter!

I found this cute idea at Eighteen 25
I changed up the tag a bit and made some for my MOPS peeps.
Here is the link to the ones I made if you would like to download them.


Happy Easter to all my peeps!