Monday, June 23, 2014

Finding the sugar?

It's just another Monday
here in the
Heart of the Ozarks.

I want to share a project I did in Picmonkey.
A few weeks ago, K2daugher and her fiancee came for a weekend visit. They live a very busy life and seldom get to slow down. Their work in the Nursery (plants) business goes almost 24 hours a day during this time of the year. So when they come to visit, we slow down, sleep late, eat lots of barbecue and 
play a game called "Wahoo". 

We team up
 - girls against boys - 
and the girls are the 
reigning Wahoo champions!

K2daughter's fiancee gets up around 4:30am each day, 7 days a week.  So he is the first to the coffee pot! I had just purchased these little canisters at TJMaxx for only $2.99 each (a bargain I thought). I scrubbed them clean and put our coffee condiments - sugar, creamer and sweetener into them and put them on a distant counter (I know that wasn't a smart thing to do, not thinking that guests wouldn't know to look across the room). Poor Kman, he had to search for the sugar and he finally came across the 4lb bag in my baking cabinet and had to spoon his sugar out one at a time. 

So that afternoon, 
I made labels in Picmonkey and 
moved the canister's closer to the coffee pot.

I love Picmonkey. 
It is somewhat easy and user friendly.  
You can find it here

I started with a 4x6 blank canvas (so I could print it on photo paper), with a white background.  Then I selected a label that I liked and made it a color that would go with my red coffee pot.  I then sized it and then duplicated it three times.  Then I selected a font and typed in my text and centered it on the label. I did this three times as I needed three labels.

I saved my work and then went to my printer software and printed a 4x6 photo of my labels. I have an HP printer and it is so easy to use!  Then I cut the labels out, punched a hole in the top, ran some twine through the hole and tied it to the handle on top of the canister.

Now Kman will be able to find his sugar!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

As life goes...
Emmy Lou, our chocolate Labrador that was attacked recently, is doing much better. She is walking, visiting all of our family, begging for biscuits each morning. But she is still favoring that left front leg. But we see a full recovery ahead of her. As for me almost 5 weeks out from sine surgery... the surgeon has ordered a "bone growth stimulater" and a nurse will be coming by to help me with it in the next few days. I still have a little swelling on the right side but as long as I don't lift or drag anything, I feel no pain. I see the surgeon tomorrow and am hoping he will allow me to swim in the lake. It is so hard to be on the water and not be allowed to get in!
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  1. Awesome news! Love your labels and i plan to follow your directions to make some of my own ! Praying you get to have that lake water experience soon ! We just returned from the lake today.....loved it !

  2. I have an unhealthy relationship with sugar, but I really need it!! So happy Emmy Lou is better!!


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