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Glitter Mug Gift Packs

So when I found the glitter in my house to make the Confetti Poppers I shared last week, I remembered a project I never shared with you guys! Glitter Mug Gift Sets! As you guys know, this year has been tight for me on money so when it comes to gift giving I have had to become crafty. Pinterest has been quite a pal. When I came across this tutorial. I decided that I would use it to make my own gift packs.

The mugs were adorable but the first thing I noticed that needed changing was the gold color. I am a gold hater. I won’t even wear jewelry that is gold. I don’t really know what my aversion is to it but gold is just not my color. Silver on the other hand, silver I love! I own silver EVERYTHING! So silver glitter mugs sounded like the perfect gift idea.

So this is how the mug turned out:

bottom of mug

Gorgeous right?

Problem is giving a coffee mug as a gift just didn’t seem like enough. So I decided to fill the mugs. Here were the contents

1) Scratch Tickets

2) Red Box Gift Card

3) Candy

filled mug

They were cute little gifts and pretty inexpensive. Great part was everyone seemed to enjoy them. Plus I made a few extra mugs for myself :).

What do you guys think? Would you like getting my glitter mug gift pack as a gift?

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Shower Me With Compliments

So given that its the holiday season, we are all bombarded with commercials telling us to shower our loved ones in whatever product the company sells. Diamonds, chocolates, flowers, you name it. But I have to say, and maybe because its single and I know expecting diamonds is like expecting to win the lottery, but I would not want to be showered with material things for the holidays.

Instead you know what I want to be showered with? Compliments. Now I realize this sounds silly and maybe even a little selfish. However, nothing brightens my day more than a totally unexpected and unsolicited compliment. An example would be a commenter here on this old blog.

One of my favorite bloggers, Ronnie, always leaves me a comment and often times he says how I write the “most interesting blog posts” or something to that affect. For some reason just little comments like that brighten my whole day and make me want to keep writing. Knowing that someone appreciates what you do really does make a world of difference.

Or how about the times you take the time to do your hair and someone on the street notices you and pays you a compliment. I can’t be the only one who smiles at that.

I have to say this year has been a hard year and I am finally getting on my feet again. New job, bills are paid up to day and the holiday season is upon us. A few compliments doesn’t take too much effort and is totally free. Maybe its the gift you should consider giving your loved ones this year. I promise you won’t regret it!