February 2, 2009

Guest Bathroom Basket

I realize a lot of people are bringing a carry on as their only piece of luggage since airplanes started charging for checked baggage. Here is a great way to use up hotel soaps. Tell your guests to leave their soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc., at home. Take a variety of bar soaps, shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and lotions, as well as facial cleaning supplies, a vanity kit, a sewing kit, comb, toothpaste, dental floss, razor, after sun gel, and shower cap and place them in a basket in your guest bathroom. If our house had been a little more organized I would have done this for our last four guests.

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Toiletry basket for our most recent guest.

January 24, 2009

New Camera

I have a new camera! Gabe ordered one for me. I still miss my old camera.

We are still working on our house. Today the furniture repairman came today. He stayed from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. repairing the damage to most of our furniture. Quite a few items were deemed non-repairable and we were given cash for them. I even helped repair a few pieces. The pieces I worked on were items that were not damaged by the movers and so he did not have to repair them. He gave me the supplies and showed me how to do it. So, I worked on a rocking chair and ottoman as well as a table and chairs set. He is out of Phoenix. If anyone is looking for a great furniture repair guy in the state of Arizona I can help you out. He actually covers the entire state and he is very reasonable.

Alex in his swing.


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This is off of the prickly pear cactus from our front yard. It was broken and apparently you can just plant it and it will grow. We will have to wait and see.

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We used a gift container from Christmas to serve as our time capsule. We will open it on January 1, 2010.

January 12, 2009

St. Jude's Card Program

Not sure what to do with all of those Christmas cards...send them to St. Jude's. Send the front of the card to St. Jude's and recycle the back. The children and volunteers will use the fronts of the cards and give them an new "back". They are then sold in packs of 10 for only $8.00. You can purchase general Christmas cards, religious Christmas cards, Easter cards, birthday cards, thank you cards, or all occasion general greeting cards. They are currently accepting cards until February 28, 2009.