Winter Flu Give Away

Hi Everyone.

You probably thought when you saw the headline that I was giving away the flu lol!  Nope just a cute little flu prevention gift.

I am leaving the 50's and turning the big 60 in April.  Geez when did this happen?!! 
My daughters are giving me a nice birthday luncheon to celebrate and we have been working on a cute little favor for each of the guests.  It is this purse favor. 

 Is this not the sweetest little favor box.  It is a replica of a Dior purse.  Loved these when my daughter showed them to me.

We have been working on getting cute things to put in the purse favors.  We wanted to find things that the guests would find useful to put in their own purses.  

More about these favors later on when we get them complete.

 I had a few extra of the items we are putting in the favor boxes.  These are perfect for a little give away for all of you sweet friends out there and it will help with cold and flu prevention.

First let me show you how I got my craft on with one of the items going into the favor purses!!!

I found these great flat credit card size hand sanitizers on Amazon.  I love these because they are nice and flat.   They not only fit nicely in your purse you can also slide them down in a jean or pant pocket.  They are not bulky like a normal hand sanitizer.

I took off the ugly label.  It removed easily.

Then I took the label and stuck it on a piece of heavy paper and made my template.

 I went to the dollar store and got this great contact paper to make new covers.

It has lots of pattern choices.

I chose the smaller floral pattern to cover these.

I cut out smaller pieces of the pattern and put my template over the pattern and cut around the pattern.

 I peeled back the cut out contact paper and attached it to the hand sanitizers.  Let me tell you this was so easy.  Even a non crafty person like myself can make these!

I think they came out pretty cute.  A lot prettier than the generic covers that come on them.

Another cute item we are putting in the favor boxes are these cute purse size tissues.  Sniff's makes some cute designs.

These are two of the cute items that will go into the purse favors for my bff's to take home from the party later in April.

Stay tuned to see some of the other cute items my two daughters and I are making for these purse favors.

If you would like to win one of these little sets of the Sniff's and Hand Sanitizer to put in your own purse just leave me a comment below.  If you are a no reply blogger please leave me an email so if you win one of these I have a way to contact you.

Happy Friday.
Have a great Weekend.

Perk Project and Kindness

I am excited to join in and share with Jemma from At Home With Jemma and Stacey from Poofing the Pillows blog on their Perk Project.

They invited me to share my thoughts on kindness and how it effects my life.

Let me start by sharing this quote from the Dalai Lama.

Compassionate kindness is the most precious thing there is.  It is something that only we human beings can develop.  And if we have a good heart, a warm heart, warm feelings, we will be happy and satisfied ourselves, and others will experience a friendly and peaceful atmosphere.

This is a beautiful quote. 
  I feel too that kindness is one of the most precious gifts we can share with one another.  It costs nothing and is readily available at anytime for us to share.

I try each day to share a little kindness in some way.  Whether is is as simple as letting the person behind you in the grocery store line go before you because they only have one or two items and you have half a cart full.

Here is an example of a bigger act of kindness.

My husband and I shared kindness recently by adopting another rescue dog after the loss of our previous rescue dog to cancer.  

Adopting another pet is a huge responsibility and time consuming addition to life.  

I was not sure I wanted to take this on at this point in our lives.  

I am glad we did take the plunge again to adopt another sweet basset hound.  

We found that rescuing this sweet pet and giving her a better life gives our life meaning no matter what our age.

  Showing kindness to a sweet animal that has never experienced kindness or care makes your heart fill with joy.   

You are gifted their reaction to the true kindness shown.  It changes your life as well as theirs.

Peggy our new rescue.

I also like to do random acts of kindness throughout the year.  

Most of the time they cost nothing and come from my heart.

Sending a card to someone that will least expect it. Wishing them a good day and telling them you were thinking about them is a small gesture for me but a big uplifting kindness to them .

Random Acts of Kindness give so much to someone else but it also comes back to give you so much more.

The other day I was in line at Starbucks to get a warm Chai Tea.  When I placed my order I asked the person taking my order to please tell the man in the work truck in front of me that I was treating him to his beverage.  

It became contagious when I saw him hold up his cup to say thank you.   I could see the smile on his face from his side view mirror, it made me smile.   

At that moment as he drove away I felt good about myself, the day and even the future.

We all give of ourselves everyday in many ways. 

We naturally share comfort and care when things arise in our lives,  but sharing kindness daily is good for the soul.

Kindness shared is the best gift you can give to others and yourself.

I hope after reading this you will find a spot in your day to share a smile, give a hug or say some nice words to someone.  You will see the smile, the hug or the thank you given back will change their day and yours.

Thank you Jemma and Stacey for letting me share in the perk project.

I hope all of you are shown kindness today and then will share kindness with someone else.