Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dollar Tree..the place to be!

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After quitting my job, I have this overwhelming desire to do everything "on the cheaper". I have always been a bargain hunter but now it is a challenge to see what the lowest amount is I can possibly spend. I stole this idea for teachers Valentines gifts from Just a Girl, but found pink hand sanitizer at no other than the famous Dollar Tree it's berry scented and just the right color for V-day.I'll give the larger one to Braydi's teacher and the smaller ones to the ladies in the library, gym teacher, etc. I had been looking for a pen holder for my desk to match my decor, and all I could find were the mesh silver thingys at Staples when I happened upon this cute little plastic cube with room for pictures. A little scrap book paper and a few rub-ons later...voila! A custom pen holder for a buck! I heart you Dollar Tree!

6 comments:

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE your "custom" pencil holder....it turned out great! Great gift idea also for the teachers.

Melissa Wertz said...

Love what you did Paula!!!

You asked me what I do about my thyroid. I take two supplements every morning and at night. I take a kelp iodine tablet and gum guggul (I think I spelled it right-do a google search to read up on it.) Gum guggul has been used in ancient medicine for thousands of years to treats goiters/growths (caused by hypothyroidism) on the thyroid. Now, if you 'pig out' you still will not lose weight. If you do not have thyroid issues, gum guggul will not do a thing for you. However, if hypothyroidism is an issue, even a tad, it will stop the hair loss, the achy-tired feeling (make you feel normal) and most people have little or no reaction to it. I don't have any. My sister cannot take synthroid either. Some people will get bovine supplements from the health food store. Still reseach before taking ANYTHING!!! Know what you are putting in your body and what it will do.

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh, I take them on empty stomachs just like you would thyroid meds.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hello dear Paula...I had to play catch up with you...but it was fun! So glad to hear you listened to your heart and quit your job. Love your projects..I also recently did a little crown stamp project rofl! Great minds think alike. cherry

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHH I read up on what Melissa said....do you have thyroid problems? I do too. I ws diagnosed with Graves disease first...was hyper than went hypo..and am now on meds to keep me balanced. It is NOT fun is it? When it is not balanced My joints will ache horribley like I have a bad flu. I hope you get yours settled. cherry

bliss. said...

Hey pretty Lady! Miss you!!! Looks like you are back to your ole' crafty little self!!!! Don't you love it??? I need to see you soon, lots of little goodies await!