Friday, March 04, 2011

I love little brown boxes!

I am so excited! When I got home today from work, after almost slipping and busting my face on the sidewalk (I'm good like that), I saw it...a little brown box sitting on my porch!
This little brown box to be exact:


Woot woot!

A couple of days ago I watched a really neat video on one of the blogs I follow at Cherish the Ordinary Everyday about creating custom page protectors for your Project Life albums. She uses a sewing machine to literally stitch around the edge of whatever she is putting in the album whether its a card, a small photo, etc. GENIUS! You can watch her video here and make sure to check out the videos she has done of her own Project Life albums. They are absolutely AMAZING!
So I decided that I had to try it out! Except for one small thing...
I have absolutely NO idea how to use a sewing machine.
So I started doing some searching and I ran across this little thing and I knew I had to have it.


(notice my nicely painted nails from my manicure trip with Lindsay? Shaweet!)
Plus I found it at an incredible price for only $15 on

I am sooo excited to try it out and the only reason I haven't yet is because I need some batteries. Bummer.
BUT, once I do I plan on making a video that shows you how you use it to create your own custom page protectors.


Now if only my other brown little box will arrive that holds my 6x12 page protectors I will be even more stoked!

While I was out I also picked up some additions for my PL album. I grabbed up some 8x8 protectors, 5x7 page protectors, some springy flower things, some extra 4x6 album sleeves, and I printed off a few of my digital layouts that I am incorporating into my album as well. Can't wait to show you guys my progress on Tuesday!
I also thought I would share this yummy recipe we are trying out tonight from thehungrymouse.
Can't wait to put that into my mouth.
(we're using chicken breasts instead of legs though so we'll see!)

I hope your Friday has found you happy and blessed! Don't forget to check out my Made to Crave Giveaway that is going on now and get in on the action!



  1. Oh my god! I just might love you!
    I have been eyeing custom page protectors on SO many different blogs lately, and recently just thought to myself "too bad they don't make a hand held sewing machine, that would be perfect!" ... obviously, I don't know a whole lot about the sewing world. Totally buying one asap.

  2. I love gadgets. ;) Hope it works for you...$15 is a real bargain!!! Looks like it will work for small sewing projects too.

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll stop by to visit Serenity Now again soon. :)



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