Friday, March 25, 2011

Simple Gift Tag Idea!

This is a great idea for a gift tag.  If you don't have time to buy or make a card, the simple gift tag works just as well.  It never hurts to have a few on hand. 

The simple tutorial is ....

Cut a rectangle from a bright happy paper.  The backside of mine was the same happy orange, solid color.  The solid orange side is where I wrote who it was to and from.

Randomly stamp "Happy Birthday" on top of the design.  Optionally, stamp a design on the bottom.

A simple coordinating die cut or chipboard is glued to the top.

Use a corner rounder on the corners and punch a hole for the ribbon.  Cut a simple coordinating ribbon and string it through the hole.  Use this to tie onto your package. 

And that's it!  Simple and Quick!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Deal of the Day - GROUPON

So... I began telling you about the deal of the day sites before anyone knew what Groupon was.  But, just in case you have not heard about it yet...
Groupon is a daily deal that showcases some store, eatery, or service in your metropolitan area.  This Groupon deal changes daily.  You can check it on their website, or get their daily emails or tweets.  When enough people "purchase" the deal (which is often at 1/2 price) then everyone gets the discounted deal.   You typically have a year to use it before your certificate expires.  They are very well-known and have grown by leaps and bounds in the last year or so.
These are especially great for anyone that likes to eat out and try new places.
If you want to see all of the daily deals that I have featured... click on the daily deals in the word cloud on the left of the screen.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Peanut Butter - Raisin Cookies - Easy & Fast

My favorite kind of recipe is easy and fast!  This one takes the cake, I mean the cookies!
Actually, I am not a huge fan of peanut butter cookies, but these are fabulous and I just can not stop eating them!

1 Pkg. Moist Classic Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Butter or Margarine, Softened
2 Eggs
1 Cup Raisins

Heat oven to 350.
Grease baking sheets.
Mix all ingredients, except raisins, in large bowl until well blended.
Stir in the raisins.
Drop rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake 9 - 12 minutes, until lightly browned.
Cool two minutes on sheets and completely on racks.
Cookies stay moist when in tightly sealed container.

HINT:  Cookies are also great for freezing and taking out for surprise guests.  Make extras and freeze with a layer of freezer paper between the cookies, then you can just pull one layer out as needed.