Hello everyone! The weekend is finally here! We found out Grace had strep throat on Wednesday, so after a couple of days on antibiotics she is feeling better. We have one more birthday to celebrate this month. Benjamin turns 6 this coming Monday. We are having Phillip's family over for fajitas on Sunday. Benjamin has requested a "Dirt Cake." Chocolate pudding, crushed oreos, whipped cream and gummy worms. Who wouldn't like that?! ;0)
We don't have any major plans for the weekend. The girls and Benjamin haven't made their Valentines yet so we'll work on those. I guess I could clean up the backyard. It's covered the plastic food and dishes!
I wanted to show you these Keepsake Envelope Folders I made last week. I heard about them from Charree, at Held In His Hands. Leave it up to Martha Stewart to come up with such a neat idea! :0)
Martha says..."Over the centuries, envelopes have contained many secrets and declarations of true love, so it’s appropriate to use a group of them to store dear old letters and treasured notes—or to fill them with trinkets for your valentine."
They are very easy to make!
First, fold the flaps back on all but one of the envelopes you want to join. With the unfolded flap on the bottom, stack the envelopes, open side up. Moisten folded flaps; affix each to the envelope behind it. Punch a hole through the bottom center of all the envelopes; insert keepsakes, and fold last flap over. Thread a ribbon through the hole, and tie.
I used 4 envelopes for each folder and decorated them with flower stickers and matching velvet and satin ribbon.
I added a few stickers to the back too.
I gave one to Grace for her birthday. I put a card, a mini notepad, and stickers inside.
I think they would make sweet gifts for Valentine's Day or any special occasion!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I would love to hear your plans!