Then after I was done making soup, I decided to make some apple crisp....just because! Well, just because I had the apples and just because I know my hubby loves the stuff! Here's a picture of it before it goes into the oven. Yummy.....
THEN....it was lunch time! :)
Once I got the 2 youngest of my MLK (many little kids) into bed for nap, I finished the little gift I started for my mom. We have all these empty CD cases that we don't need since we take the CDs out and put them in a pocket book thing to save space. Well, I couldn't just throw them away and thought that there must be a use for them.
**Side note: Even though we don't necessarily recycle our pop cans for example -which we don't have many of! - we do recycle a ton of stuff. For example, we never have to throw away a milk jug cause we re-use ours! (yes, they are glass-) This cuts down not only on the jug itself but also the gas for the truck that would have to come get the jug if we were to 'recycle' it, etc. Also, we re-use all our egg cartons. I use an old formula tin for our pencil holder, an old wipe box for puzzle storage, our old protein powder containers to keep our granola and cookies in, we re-use our bread bags, I re-use my laundry soap jugs since I make my own soap, we use the bags from the grocery store for our kitchen garbage bags, etc etc etc. I could go on and on...and my point is that there is a gazillion things to recycle without actually setting a little bin at the end of your driveway and say you recycle. Almost everything that is reusable in some way (a box, a container, piece of plastic, etc we find another use for!)**
So anyway (back to the story Dawn!).....After searching the internet, I found some neat ideas for uses for old CD cases and this was one of them! (I'd like to take the credit for the idea, but I can't......) A pencil/utensil/mail/whatever kind of holder you want it to be!!!! Just glue them all together and slide your pictures inside and "taa daa"....a neat little personalized gift!
Here I made it be a mail center, kinda......
With each kids' picture on one side and "baby coming soon" on the other :) You could also use colored paper or scenery pics, etc...whatever suites your fancy!
When you want to change out the picture, just open it like so........and take out the picture!
Oh yeah, AND I got the oil changed in the car. Well, I didn't actually change the oil, I let Clyde take care of that. Yes, that Clyde. Here is his latest sign.....
And then I did this post.... :) Jerky's done! Gotta go!