A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 9

                Welcome to A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas – Day 9

I am thrilled to be able to bring you A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas for the 4th year in a row. I’m excited as this year the theme of all of my posts will be about thrifted, gifted (diy) and vintage items and ideas that you can give for Christmas presents.

I love today’s clipart, those 9 ladies dancing made me smile.  Maybe if you give someone a gift similar to today’s gift maybe they will dance around too.

Today is Day 9 and this gift falls into the “thrifted” and “gifted” category. This gift is great for anybody on your list that loves to BBQ (no matter what the weather). I bought the never used/never worn apron at a thrift store and found the”new” BBQ brushes at a yard sale for $0.25 each in the summer.  The tag on each brush has a recipe for homemade BBQ sauce, which I planned on making but ran out of time, so I included a bottle of  our “go to” bottled BBQ sauce which is by Cattle Boyz and we use it in lots of our recipes, not just when we BBQ.

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Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

I often try to think of different and unique ways to a wrap a gift. I have an absolute love of canning jars and vintage aprons so when I saw this idea over at Evermine blog I knew I was going to do this for my own mom this year for Mother’s Day.

apron-inajar-4Here is the vintage apron I will be giving her. Thank goodness this is a quick and easy DIY, which means I still have time to get it done.

                                Mother’s Day Plant Idea – M.O.M.  Herb Container Garden                                                                 Another great idea and the kids can help too…                                   Full tutorial at JDaniel4smom


I was so excited when I saw this as I’ve always wanted one. The title  says it all – check out the video tutorial. Continue reading Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

Oh the lovely month of May AND a fun giveaway!!

I love the month of May, it has always been my favorite month of the year.

I love it for so many reasons but the top three are:

My dad’s birthday, my Birthday happy birthday                                                                                      and

happy mother's day

Three wonderful reasons to celebrate and all three of these reasons to celebrate usually fall within a day or so of each other.  I am very lucky to still have both of my parents and any reason to celebrate with them is always fun.

This year, however, we are 5000kms apart, so we won’t be sharing cake or opening gifts together BUT thanks to the wonders of modern technology (FaceBook and FaceTime) and some old school technology (telephone – thanks Alexander Graham Bell) we will still be in touch.

Now details of the giveaway… Continue reading Oh the lovely month of May AND a fun giveaway!!