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Cute, Creative, & Fun! November 22, 2009

Filed under: Gift Ideas — thesimplesaver @ 10:51 pm

I have several Christmas gifts that are small this year so I decided to be a little creative!  The result is pictured above!  =)


Materials (all from Michael’s Craft Store):

Colorful Take-Out boxes – $6 for a pack of 7 (I bought 2)

Decorative letters – $4 for a pack with 4 complete alphabets

Bag of paper shreds – $3 for a large bag

Total:  $19 (plus tax) for 14 decorative gift boxes + extra letters

I found the letters in the scrapbooking aisle.  These were pieces of perferated paper that I had to glue on but cute stickers would work also.  I used the first letter of each person’s name.  Inside, I placed the gift on a bed of paper shreds.  And that’s it!  Super cute!  Now, if I can just wait for Christmas… =)


Baby Wipes Cover…I’m so proud of this project! October 31, 2009

Filed under: Baby,Gift Ideas — thesimplesaver @ 9:26 pm

Take a look at my new project!!  It is so super cute!  I bought a regular wipes holder and covered it with fabric and ribbon trim.  Two of my very best friends are having babies soon so I couldn’t resist trying my crafting skills out.  I think I’m going to do more with different fabrics just for fun.  What a great idea for a baby shower gift!


I want to carry it in my purse just because it’s cute!


Side note – Did my husband do a great job with my bling or what?!  =)


Voila!  Refillable case for wipes…but it’s stylish!  Too fun!


Toys for Christmas or Birthdays!! October 8, 2009

Filed under: Baby,Gift Ideas — thesimplesaver @ 10:55 am

Hey guys,

Go HERE for great coupons on toys like this….

balland this…

imagesThere are LOTS of different coupons and they don’t expire until January 2010!  I checked prices at and many of the toys were $12 and under with the coupons!  Did someone say Christmas presents?


Gift Ideas From Your Stockpile August 10, 2009

Filed under: Gift Ideas — thesimplesaver @ 10:57 pm
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We have had several weddings in our family lately so I decided to use my stockpile to make a cute and practical gift!  Take a look below…

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Goody basket for my little sister, Anna, and her new husband!

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Lots of great stuff for newlyweds!

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Gift for Mark’s brother, Matt, and his wife, Shari!

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I bought a little something off their registry, wrapped it, and put it in the basket also.  They have cats so I added cat treats!

Items include:

toothpaste & toothbrushes


salad dressing

shampoo & conditioner

razors (for men & women)


ziploc bags



bug spray





cleaning supplies

…and much more!

It was so much fun to put these baskets together and the happy couples were excited about their gifts!