I don’t know about you, but personally I love unexpected surprises—the way they just brighten your day is so happy and fun! A few months ago It had been a while since my bestfriend and I had hungout (oh the schedules of getting older!). I decided a nice way to brighten her day (and to let her know I was thinking of her) was to put a little ‘thinking of you note’ on her door with a box of cupcakes. It was a nice little unexpected treat and a special way to let her know I cared.
Here are the cupcakes (Vanilla cupcakes with a white chocolate pudding filling and white chocolate butter cream frosting (I’ll post the recipe don’t worry 😉 )
The set up was simple really. A little note glued to a piece of scrapbook paper and some ribbon along with a few of your friends favorite treat are sure to put a bright spot on any day!
I highly recommend this as a simple way to let anyone know your thinking of them. Remember a little gesture can go a long way!
What is the best date night you may ask? For me the best date night is a cheap night with Greg. When ever we do something that cost a significant amount of money, I end up worrying about the money or trying to analyze if what we spent is worth what we did. This is most often the case with restaurants and day trips.
Anyway last Friday it was ‘date night’ and rather than going out we were both in the mood to stay in, so it became craft night/ Movie night! I had a few $1 picture frames that I picked up a while ago and never did anything with. So we went to Michale’s bought 3, 59 cent pain bottles and came home to craft!
Greg and I put on ‘In Time’ and started crafting.. needless to day Greg didn’t get around to crafting… 🙂 Next we watched ‘Money Ball,’ both were good movies, but I think I liked ‘In Time’ more. Money Ball was great but ehh, I’m really not an A’s fan, I love my Angles Baby… One thing I loved though the year that this movie takes place in… was the year the Angles won the world series 🙂 hehe
On to what I crafted…
The first frame I made was one for Katie’s Shower the next day. I was giving her a bath time kit, so I though a cute final touch would be a bath themed picture frame. I painted the frame white added a cute little ducky and a blue streak and tada. I think it turned out really cute!
I also made a blue and white picture frame for myself. I used a scrapbook stencil that I had to create the heart pattern. I really like it, I just have to decide if I want to hang it off a ribbon now.
The whole time Greg and I were crafting, Sheldon was moving from my lap to his. He is the cutest thing!!!
I made one final picture frame, it is for Sarah also. I am still trying to think up a way to use it during our maternity shoot this weekend…. Any tips?
I guess I could have done a mini tutorial for these… but I’m pretty sure you know how to apply paint and wood. Be creative, I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
I have to say, I love date nights like these! Yeah, Greg and I spend a lot of time together, but a lot of that time is spent on our computers doing homework and such. On nights where we shut down and just watch a movie together or craft, they really are the best!
Oh, sorry for the quality of the pictures… I didn’t want to whip out my camera so my iphone camera will have to do!