10.23.2014

Coach Gift

Last year, you'll remember that I made Quick and Easy Mugs for my team's Football Coaches:


This season, I whipped up a photo gift by using PicMonkey.com to edit a photo I took of our coach and his son on the field:


 I think part of this may get cut off because of the width of my center column but you get the idea.

I edited the photo using a toned down version of "HDR" then overlapped it with "Urbane".  Then I added the lyrics to Kenny Chesney's Boys of Fall using the text tools.  I used the font "Special Elite" and varied the size to emphasize certain words and made the words curve around them.

Finally, I've ordered a personalized whistle from PersonalizationMall.com as kind of a joke because during drills our coach is always yelling "Whistle, whistle, whistle!" to end the play.


I plan to stuff gift bags with 8x10 photos of my team's coaches in action, personalized whistles, Dick's Sporting Good gift cards, and a bag of peanuts.

What great Coaches Gift ideas can you share?

10.21.2014

Tutorial Tuesday!

Witches Broom Door Swag:


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10.17.2014

The Husband's Secret






I have organized a real-honest-to-goodness book club in my neighborhood which will (hopefully) help me post more regularly here about the great books that are out there!

If you are trying to do something with your own group of friends, I have found the website www.bookmovement.com very helpful.  It helps me organize my own club, to choose books, to organize discussion questions... I love it!

This October's book is The Husband's Secret about Liane Moriarty.

I have been looking for a great book to grab me ever since I finished Gone Girl a few years ago and this one fit the bill!  Just imagine finding an envelope from your husband with the instructions to open upon the event of his death!  Once I read that line in the book I was in, hook, line and sinker!

Just in case you haven't read the book yet, the discussion among those who have can take place in the comments section below.

Enjoy!

 

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